Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
UK > Wales
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 334 421 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 16.58% 20.52% 21.94%
As % of the Vendors category 43.15% 43.81% 48.63%
Number of salaries quoted 286 367 480
Wales median annual salary £37,250 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.43% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £22,650 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,946 £54,700 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,199
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.08% +2.92%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Wales.

All Vendors
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 774 961 1,170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.41% 46.83% 45.10%
Number of salaries quoted 649 800 949
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,475 £22,302
90th Percentile £61,500 £57,500 £55,050
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Wales over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Wales region over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -4 242 £36,500 +4.29% 78
West Wales +2 48 £42,000 +12.00% 9
North Wales +4 23 £57,500 +64.29% 7
Mid Wales +3 19 £43,500 +2.35% 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 121 (36.23%) Windows
2 107 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (31.14%) Active Directory
4 93 (27.84%) SQL Server
5 86 (25.75%) SQL
6 85 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
7 82 (24.55%) VMware
8 78 (23.35%) .NET
8 78 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
9 74 (22.16%) Windows Server
10 73 (21.86%) Finance
11 72 (21.56%) C#
12 64 (19.16%) ITIL
13 56 (16.77%) Office 365
14 54 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
15 53 (15.87%) JavaScript
15 53 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (15.27%) MS Exchange
17 50 (14.97%) HTML
18 48 (14.37%) Linux
19 46 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
20 42 (12.57%) SLA
21 41 (12.28%) Project Management
21 41 (12.28%) Decision-Making
22 40 (11.98%) LAN
23 39 (11.68%) XML
24 38 (11.38%) Continuous Improvement
25 36 (10.78%) Degree
26 35 (10.48%) PowerShell
27 34 (10.18%) Self-Motivation

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 51 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 23 (6.89%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.39%) IIS
4 13 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.99%) Confluence
6 10 (2.99%) SAS
6 10 (2.99%) Skype for Business
7 9 (2.69%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.20%) WordPress
10 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.90%) CMS
10 3 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
11 2 (0.60%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.30%) Apache
12 1 (0.30%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.30%) nginx
12 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 54 (16.17%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (8.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (3.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.30%) Edge Animate
7 1 (0.30%) InDesign
7 1 (0.30%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (2.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (2.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.30%) BPCS
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.30%) Lawson
3 1 (0.30%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.30%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 85 (25.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (16.77%) Office 365
3 46 (13.77%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (6.59%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (2.99%) SaaS
6 7 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
7 6 (1.80%) PaaS
8 4 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 3 (0.90%) IaaS
10 2 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.60%) GitHub
11 1 (0.30%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.30%) Slack
11 1 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.98%) LAN
2 33 (9.88%) Firewall
3 31 (9.28%) DHCP
3 31 (9.28%) DNS
4 29 (8.68%) WAN
5 25 (7.49%) SAN
6 21 (6.29%) VoIP
7 18 (5.39%) VPN
8 12 (3.59%) Skype
8 12 (3.59%) WLAN
9 11 (3.29%) TCP/IP
10 10 (2.99%) Wireless
11 8 (2.40%) NAS
12 7 (2.10%) ADSL
12 7 (2.10%) HTTP
13 6 (1.80%) MPLS
13 6 (1.80%) SSL
14 5 (1.50%) HTTPS
14 5 (1.50%) Intranet
14 5 (1.50%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (27.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.68%) Data Warehouse
3 27 (8.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (7.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (4.79%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
8 9 (2.69%) MySQL
8 9 (2.69%) Power BI
9 8 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.80%) Big Data
11 5 (1.50%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.50%) DB2
11 5 (1.50%) PowerPivot
11 5 (1.50%) SAS EBI
12 4 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
12 4 (1.20%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (4.79%) Git (software)
1 16 (4.79%) JIRA
2 12 (3.59%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.99%) Bitbucket
3 10 (2.99%) Spinnaker
3 10 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (2.10%) MorphX
5 6 (1.80%) Selenium
6 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.60%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.30%) GitLab
8 1 (0.30%) Hudson
8 1 (0.30%) Moq
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.30%) RSpec
8 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
General
1 73 (21.86%) Finance
2 30 (8.98%) Advertising
3 11 (3.29%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.10%) Games
5 5 (1.50%) Law
6 4 (1.20%) Welsh Language
7 3 (0.90%) Retail
8 2 (0.60%) Billing
8 2 (0.60%) Marketing
8 2 (0.60%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.60%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.30%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (22.46%) Developer
2 50 (14.97%) Analyst
3 36 (10.78%) .NET Developer
4 31 (9.28%) Support Engineer
5 27 (8.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (7.19%) C# Developer
7 23 (6.89%) C# .NET Developer
7 23 (6.89%) Consultant
7 23 (6.89%) Technical Consultant
8 18 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 18 (5.39%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (5.09%) 3rd Line Support
9 17 (5.09%) Software Developer
10 14 (4.19%) SQL Developer
11 13 (3.89%) IT Engineer
11 13 (3.89%) IT Support
12 12 (3.59%) Architect
13 11 (3.29%) Project Manager
13 11 (3.29%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.29%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (23.35%) .NET
2 50 (14.97%) HTML
3 39 (11.68%) XML
4 26 (7.78%) CSS
5 25 (7.49%) Web Services
6 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET
6 23 (6.89%) HTML5
7 20 (5.99%) SOAP
8 17 (5.09%) jQuery
9 15 (4.49%) AngularJS
9 15 (4.49%) JSON
10 13 (3.89%) .NET Framework
11 12 (3.59%) REST
11 12 (3.59%) RESTful
12 10 (2.99%) Elastic Stack
12 10 (2.99%) Sass
13 9 (2.69%) React
14 8 (2.40%) CSS3
15 7 (2.10%) .NET Core
15 7 (2.10%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 34 (10.18%) Self-Motivation
2 30 (8.98%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.38%) Data Centre
4 27 (8.08%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.49%) User Experience
6 14 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (3.89%) Replication
8 10 (2.99%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.50%) Fintech
10 4 (1.20%) Clustering
10 4 (1.20%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.90%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.60%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
12 2 (0.60%) PKI
12 2 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
13 1 (0.30%) Analytical Mindset
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 121 (36.23%) Windows
2 74 (22.16%) Windows Server
3 48 (14.37%) Linux
4 28 (8.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (7.78%) Windows 7
5 26 (7.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (5.69%) Windows 10
7 14 (4.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.69%) CentOS
9 5 (1.50%) SUSE
9 5 (1.50%) Ubuntu
10 4 (1.20%) Unix
11 3 (0.90%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.30%) Android
13 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (32.04%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (23.35%) Problem-Solving
3 64 (19.16%) ITIL
4 41 (12.28%) Decision-Making
4 41 (12.28%) Project Management
5 38 (11.38%) Continuous Improvement
6 34 (10.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 30 (8.98%) DevOps
7 30 (8.98%) Mentoring
7 30 (8.98%) Migration
8 29 (8.68%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (8.38%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (8.38%) Scrum
10 27 (8.08%) Service Delivery
11 26 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
11 26 (7.78%) ETL
12 25 (7.49%) MVC
13 22 (6.59%) Change Management
14 21 (6.29%) Computer Science
14 21 (6.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 86 (25.75%) SQL
2 72 (21.56%) C#
3 53 (15.87%) JavaScript
4 35 (10.48%) PowerShell
5 19 (5.69%) Java
6 16 (4.79%) T-SQL
7 14 (4.19%) PHP
8 11 (3.29%) TypeScript
8 11 (3.29%) VB.NET
9 8 (2.40%) VBA
10 7 (2.10%) C
10 7 (2.10%) X++
11 5 (1.50%) C++
11 5 (1.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (1.20%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.20%) Perl
12 4 (1.20%) Python
12 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.90%) XPath
14 2 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (10.78%) Degree
2 25 (7.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
3 10 (2.99%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.99%) Security Cleared
4 8 (2.40%) Postgraduate
5 7 (2.10%) CCNP
5 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (2.10%) MCP
5 7 (2.10%) MCSA
6 6 (1.80%) MCITP
7 5 (1.50%) CCNA
8 4 (1.20%) CCDP
8 4 (1.20%) MCSE
9 3 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.60%) CCIE
10 2 (0.60%) CISSP
10 2 (0.60%) JNCIE
10 2 (0.60%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (12.57%) SLA
2 12 (3.59%) QA
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.60%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 104 (31.14%) Active Directory
2 53 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.79%) Docker
5 8 (2.40%) XenApp
6 7 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.80%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.20%) vSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.30%) LXC
10 1 (0.30%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (6.89%) SCCM
2 11 (3.29%) Ansible
2 11 (3.29%) Terraform
3 10 (2.99%) Kubernetes
3 10 (2.99%) Packer
3 10 (2.99%) Prometheus
3 10 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (1.50%) Nagios
4 5 (1.50%) SCOM
5 3 (0.90%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (0.90%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.30%) Grafana
7 1 (0.30%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.30%) SCSM
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 82 (24.55%) VMware
2 22 (6.59%) Cisco
3 12 (3.59%) Oracle
3 12 (3.59%) Veeam
4 11 (3.29%) Apple
4 11 (3.29%) Citrix
5 10 (2.99%) Atlassian
6 7 (2.10%) NetApp
7 6 (1.80%) Avaya
7 6 (1.80%) CheckPoint
7 6 (1.80%) Dell
7 6 (1.80%) Google
7 6 (1.80%) IBM
7 6 (1.80%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.80%) SAP
7 6 (1.80%) Tableau
8 5 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (1.50%) Xamarin
9 4 (1.20%) EqualLogic
9 4 (1.20%) HP