Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 6 4
Rank change year-on-year +1 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 337 399 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 17.61% 18.79% 21.40%
As % of the Vendors category 45.66% 41.78% 48.59%
Number of salaries quoted 252 356 472
Wales median annual salary £35,612 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.43% +7.35% -5.56%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £20,775
90th Percentile £56,225 £54,750 £50,238
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,091
% change year-on-year +5.88% +0.97% +5.23%

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 738 955 1,173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 38.56% 44.98% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 564 837 942
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,538 £23,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% -

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -5 211 £35,000 - 50
Mid Wales 0 58 £75,000 +74.42% 1
West Wales +6 45 £36,412 -8.97% 8
North Wales -1 23 £42,500 +53.17% 9
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 141 (41.84%) Windows
2 112 (33.23%) Active Directory
3 99 (29.38%) SQL Server
4 96 (28.49%) ITIL
4 96 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (27.89%) Problem-Solving
6 90 (26.71%) Windows Server
7 78 (23.15%) Office 365
7 78 (23.15%) Microsoft Office
8 75 (22.26%) VMware
8 75 (22.26%) Degree
9 68 (20.18%) Finance
10 67 (19.88%) C#
10 67 (19.88%) SQL
11 63 (18.69%) Management Information System
12 62 (18.40%) .NET
13 61 (18.10%) Project Management
14 58 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
15 55 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
16 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
17 51 (15.13%) PowerShell
18 49 (14.54%) MS Exchange
18 49 (14.54%) LAN
19 47 (13.95%) Decision-Making
20 44 (13.06%) DNS
20 44 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
20 44 (13.06%) SLA
20 44 (13.06%) Firewall
21 42 (12.46%) HTML
22 40 (11.87%) JavaScript

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 49 (14.54%) MS Exchange
2 37 (10.98%) SharePoint
3 25 (7.42%) BizTalk Server
4 13 (3.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (2.97%) IIS
6 8 (2.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (2.37%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.48%) CMS
7 5 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.19%) Confluence
8 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.19%) SAS
9 3 (0.89%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.89%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.59%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 78 (23.15%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (9.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (5.04%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (3.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 9 (2.67%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.78%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.30%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 7 (2.08%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.89%) SAP BPC
2 3 (0.89%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.30%) assyst
3 1 (0.30%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.15%) Office 365
2 55 (16.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (2.97%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (2.08%) SaaS
6 5 (1.48%) PaaS
7 4 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.19%) IaaS
7 4 (1.19%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.89%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.59%) GitHub
9 2 (0.59%) Serverless
10 1 (0.30%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.54%) LAN
2 44 (13.06%) DNS
2 44 (13.06%) Firewall
3 33 (9.79%) SAN
4 27 (8.01%) DHCP
5 24 (7.12%) ADSL
6 17 (5.04%) WAN
6 17 (5.04%) Wireless
7 12 (3.56%) Skype
8 11 (3.26%) WLAN
9 7 (2.08%) TCP/IP
10 6 (1.78%) Internet
10 6 (1.78%) NAS
10 6 (1.78%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.78%) VoIP
10 6 (1.78%) VPN
11 5 (1.48%) iSCSI
11 5 (1.48%) VLAN
12 4 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (0.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (29.38%) SQL Server
2 36 (10.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (10.39%) Data Warehouse
4 25 (7.42%) Relational Database
4 25 (7.42%) SQL Server 2012
5 23 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 14 (4.15%) MySQL
7 12 (3.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.97%) Big Data
8 10 (2.97%) Power BI
9 8 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
9 8 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (2.37%) SQL Server 2016
10 5 (1.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.48%) MongoDB
11 4 (1.19%) Data Mart
11 4 (1.19%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.19%) PerformancePoint
11 4 (1.19%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.19%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 14 (4.15%) JIRA
2 11 (3.26%) Visual Studio
3 6 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.48%) Selenium
5 4 (1.19%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.89%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.89%) Spinnaker
7 2 (0.59%) MorphX
7 2 (0.59%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.59%) Subversion
8 1 (0.30%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.30%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.30%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.30%) RSpec
8 1 (0.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 68 (20.18%) Finance
2 23 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 21 (6.23%) Advertising
4 9 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.78%) Games
5 6 (1.78%) Welsh Language
6 5 (1.48%) Electronics
6 5 (1.48%) Law
7 3 (0.89%) Back Office
7 3 (0.89%) Marketing
8 2 (0.59%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.59%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.30%) Automotive
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 59 (17.51%) Analyst
2 56 (16.62%) Developer
3 42 (12.46%) Support Engineer
4 27 (8.01%) .NET Developer
5 26 (7.72%) Consultant
6 24 (7.12%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (6.82%) IT Support
8 20 (5.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (5.93%) Project Manager
9 17 (5.04%) C# .NET Developer
9 17 (5.04%) C# Developer
10 16 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 15 (4.45%) Desktop Support
11 15 (4.45%) IT Engineer
11 15 (4.45%) IT Support Engineer
11 15 (4.45%) Senior Systems Analyst
11 15 (4.45%) Systems Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Senior Solutions Analyst
12 14 (4.15%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (18.40%) .NET
2 42 (12.46%) HTML
3 30 (8.90%) Web Services
4 27 (8.01%) SOAP
5 24 (7.12%) CSS
5 24 (7.12%) REST
6 21 (6.23%) XML
7 20 (5.93%) ASP.NET
8 12 (3.56%) AngularJS
9 11 (3.26%) .NET Framework
10 10 (2.97%) jQuery
10 10 (2.97%) WCF
11 9 (2.67%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (2.37%) HTML5
13 6 (1.78%) Spring
14 5 (1.48%) .NET Core
14 5 (1.48%) COM
14 5 (1.48%) KnockoutJS
14 5 (1.48%) React
15 4 (1.19%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.69%) Management Information System
2 40 (11.87%) Enterprise Software
3 39 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (10.39%) Computer Science
5 25 (7.42%) User Experience
6 14 (4.15%) Self-Motivation
7 11 (3.26%) Data Centre
7 11 (3.26%) Replication
8 7 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
9 6 (1.78%) Fat Client
9 6 (1.78%) Thin Client
10 5 (1.48%) Clustering
10 5 (1.48%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.19%) Fintech
12 3 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.89%) iSeries
12 3 (0.89%) PKI
13 2 (0.59%) Driving Licence
13 2 (0.59%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.30%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 141 (41.84%) Windows
2 90 (26.71%) Windows Server
3 33 (9.79%) Windows 7
4 32 (9.50%) Linux
5 29 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.26%) Windows 10
8 8 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.08%) Android
10 5 (1.48%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.19%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.30%) CentOS
13 1 (0.30%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (28.49%) Agile Software Development
1 96 (28.49%) ITIL
2 94 (27.89%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (18.10%) Project Management
4 58 (17.21%) Continuous Improvement
5 47 (13.95%) Decision-Making
6 44 (13.06%) Business Intelligence
7 38 (11.28%) Service Delivery
8 37 (10.98%) Mentoring
9 31 (9.20%) ETL
9 31 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 31 (9.20%) Service Management
10 28 (8.31%) CRM
10 28 (8.31%) ERP
11 25 (7.42%) Scrum
11 25 (7.42%) SOA
11 25 (7.42%) Stakeholder Management
11 25 (7.42%) Validation
12 24 (7.12%) Problem Management
13 23 (6.82%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.88%) C#
1 67 (19.88%) SQL
2 51 (15.13%) PowerShell
3 40 (11.87%) JavaScript
4 25 (7.42%) Java
5 18 (5.34%) VB.NET
6 16 (4.75%) PHP
7 12 (3.56%) C
7 12 (3.56%) Python
8 11 (3.26%) T-SQL
9 8 (2.37%) Bash Shell
9 8 (2.37%) PL/SQL
10 7 (2.08%) Perl
11 6 (1.78%) TypeScript
12 5 (1.48%) C++
13 4 (1.19%) Ruby
14 3 (0.89%) ABAP
14 3 (0.89%) VB
15 2 (0.59%) Erlang
15 2 (0.59%) VBA
Qualifications
1 75 (22.26%) Degree
2 40 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 29 (8.61%) ITIL Certification
4 22 (6.53%) Postgraduate
5 19 (5.64%) MCITP
6 12 (3.56%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (2.97%) Security Cleared
8 8 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.37%) MCSA
8 8 (2.37%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.78%) CCNP
10 5 (1.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.19%) CCNA
11 4 (1.19%) MCSE
12 3 (0.89%) ISEB
12 3 (0.89%) Master's Degree
13 2 (0.59%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.59%) PMP
13 2 (0.59%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (13.06%) SLA
2 12 (3.56%) Data Quality
3 9 (2.67%) QA
4 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.19%) GDPR
6 2 (0.59%) GAAP
6 2 (0.59%) PMO
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 112 (33.23%) Active Directory
2 54 (16.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (11.87%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.97%) Terminal Services
5 9 (2.67%) Docker
6 8 (2.37%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.48%) VMware Server
8 4 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 4 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.19%) vSphere
8 4 (1.19%) XenApp
9 3 (0.89%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.30%) pfSense
10 1 (0.30%) Snort
10 1 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (5.64%) SCCM
2 12 (3.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (2.97%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.67%) SCOM
5 5 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.19%) Ansible
6 4 (1.19%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (1.19%) SCOrch
6 4 (1.19%) SCSM
6 4 (1.19%) Terraform
7 3 (0.89%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.89%) HAProxy
7 3 (0.89%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.89%) Packer
7 3 (0.89%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (0.59%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (0.59%) PTC Integrity
9 1 (0.30%) Grafana
9 1 (0.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 75 (22.26%) VMware
2 33 (9.79%) Oracle
3 27 (8.01%) Cisco
4 24 (7.12%) Veeam
5 20 (5.93%) HP
6 14 (4.15%) Citrix
7 11 (3.26%) 3PAR
8 10 (2.97%) Apple
8 10 (2.97%) Veritas
9 8 (2.37%) McAfee
9 8 (2.37%) SAP
10 7 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.78%) Dell
11 6 (1.78%) Tableau
12 5 (1.48%) CheckPoint
12 5 (1.48%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.48%) Xamarin
13 4 (1.19%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.19%) Sophos
13 4 (1.19%) Teradata