Period
to 24 October 2020

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 24 October 2020 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 +4 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 135 373 325
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 18.37% 20.03% 16.02%
As % of the Vendors category 43.13% 52.09% 41.88%
Number of salaries quoted 139 349 272
Median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.25% +8.11% +1.37%
10th Percentile £27,400 £22,558 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £63,150 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 313 716 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 42.59% 38.45% 38.25%
Number of salaries quoted 275 578 616
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,425 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,000 £63,750 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Wales.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Wales

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Wales over the 6 months to 24 October 2020.

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 24 October 2020. 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 -3 108 £41,500 +3.75% 25
West Wales +6 11 £34,000 -15.00% 3
Mid Wales +1 10 £38,500 +67.39% 2
North Wales +9 3 £35,000 -6.67% 7
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 2020, 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 77 (57.04%) Azure
2 59 (43.70%) SQL
3 57 (42.22%) Windows
4 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
4 37 (27.41%) Finance
5 36 (26.67%) VMware
6 35 (25.93%) Office 365
7 33 (24.44%) ITIL
8 32 (23.70%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (22.22%) Windows Server
10 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
11 26 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (18.52%) Mentoring
13 24 (17.78%) Hyper-V
13 24 (17.78%) .NET
13 24 (17.78%) DNS
14 23 (17.04%) SLA
14 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (16.30%) DevOps
16 20 (14.81%) C#
17 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Office
17 19 (14.07%) SharePoint
18 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
18 17 (12.59%) VPN
18 17 (12.59%) Skype
18 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2016
19 16 (11.85%) Customer Requirements
19 16 (11.85%) Windows 10
19 16 (11.85%) LAN
19 16 (11.85%) WAN

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 19 (14.07%) SharePoint
2 15 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.93%) IIS
4 4 (2.96%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.48%) SAS
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 9 (6.67%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.48%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.74%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 77 (57.04%) Azure
2 35 (25.93%) Office 365
3 15 (11.11%) AWS
4 10 (7.41%) Logic Apps
5 9 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.93%) Power Platform
7 5 (3.70%) IaaS
8 4 (2.96%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.22%) PaaS
10 2 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.48%) PowerApps
10 2 (1.48%) SaaS
11 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.74%) GCP
11 1 (0.74%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.74%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.78%) DNS
2 17 (12.59%) Skype
2 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
2 17 (12.59%) VPN
3 16 (11.85%) LAN
3 16 (11.85%) WAN
4 14 (10.37%) DHCP
4 14 (10.37%) Firewall
5 10 (7.41%) DMARC
5 10 (7.41%) Unified Communications
6 9 (6.67%) DKIM
6 9 (6.67%) Wireshark
7 5 (3.70%) Wireless
8 4 (2.96%) SAN
9 3 (2.22%) Internet
9 3 (2.22%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.22%) VoIP
10 2 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.74%) NAS
11 1 (0.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.48%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.41%) SQL Server 2017
4 10 (7.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (5.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (4.44%) Power BI
8 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.48%) Tableau
10 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.74%) DB2
10 1 (0.74%) EDMS
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Power View
10 1 (0.74%) MySQL
10 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.74%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Visual Studio Team System
2 11 (8.15%) Selenium
2 11 (8.15%) SpecFlow
3 10 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.67%) Metasploit
5 7 (5.19%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.48%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.74%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.74%) Postman
7 1 (0.74%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.74%) Toad
General
1 37 (27.41%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 9 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 8 (5.93%) Advertising
5 3 (2.22%) Public Sector
6 2 (1.48%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.48%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 34 (25.19%) Analyst
2 29 (21.48%) Developer
3 14 (10.37%) .NET Developer
3 14 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (8.15%) Senior Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
5 10 (7.41%) Test Analyst
6 9 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (5.19%) C# Developer
7 7 (5.19%) IT Support
7 7 (5.19%) Support Engineer
8 6 (4.44%) Business Developer
8 6 (4.44%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (4.44%) IT Analyst
8 6 (4.44%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) Audio Engineer
9 5 (3.70%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.78%) .NET
2 13 (9.63%) ASP.NET
2 13 (9.63%) HTML
3 10 (7.41%) CSS
3 10 (7.41%) Web Services
4 8 (5.93%) HTML5
5 7 (5.19%) jQuery
6 6 (4.44%) AngularJS
6 6 (4.44%) WCF
7 5 (3.70%) ASP.NET Core
7 5 (3.70%) CSS3
7 5 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
7 5 (3.70%) React
7 5 (3.70%) REST
7 5 (3.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 4 (2.96%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (2.22%) Entity Framework
9 3 (2.22%) JSON
9 3 (2.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.41%) User Experience
2 9 (6.67%) Cyberthreat
2 9 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 8 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 5 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Replication
5 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.22%) PKI
5 3 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.48%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.48%) iPhone
6 2 (1.48%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (1.48%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.74%) Animation
7 1 (0.74%) CMDB
7 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Motion Graphics
7 1 (0.74%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 57 (42.22%) Windows
2 30 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.59%) Windows Server 2016
4 16 (11.85%) Windows 10
5 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (9.63%) Linux
7 10 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (6.67%) Kali Linux
9 8 (5.93%) Windows Server 2019
10 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.44%) ITIL
2 32 (23.70%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (18.52%) Mentoring
4 23 (17.04%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (16.30%) DevOps
6 16 (11.85%) Customer Requirements
7 15 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 15 (11.11%) Creative Thinking
7 15 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 15 (11.11%) Proactive Monitoring
8 13 (9.63%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (9.63%) Process Improvement
9 12 (8.89%) Analytics
9 12 (8.89%) Information Security
10 11 (8.15%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (8.15%) Data Privacy
10 11 (8.15%) Security Testing
10 11 (8.15%) Service Management
10 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
11 10 (7.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 59 (43.70%) SQL
2 20 (14.81%) C#
3 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.89%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.15%) PowerShell
6 9 (6.67%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.48%) Python
7 2 (1.48%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.74%) Java
8 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 14 (10.37%) Degree
2 9 (6.67%) CREST Certified
2 9 (6.67%) GCIA
2 9 (6.67%) GCIH
2 9 (6.67%) SANS
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.96%) MCSA
5 3 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.48%) MCP
7 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.74%) CEH
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
7 1 (0.74%) MCSE
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.74%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (17.04%) SLA
2 9 (6.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (3.70%) QA
4 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.74%) GDPR
4 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.74%) NCSC
4 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (27.41%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (17.78%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (6.67%) Snort
7 6 (4.44%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (4.44%) vSphere
7 6 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.96%) XenApp
9 1 (0.74%) Docker
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) SCVMM
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (3.70%) SCCM
4 3 (2.22%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.74%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.74%) MIIS
Vendors
1 36 (26.67%) VMware
2 14 (10.37%) Cisco
3 8 (5.93%) Veeam
4 7 (5.19%) Citrix
4 7 (5.19%) Oracle
5 5 (3.70%) Dialogic
5 5 (3.70%) EnterpriseDB
6 3 (2.22%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.48%) Aerohive Networks
7 2 (1.48%) Avaya
7 2 (1.48%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.48%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.48%) Sage
8 1 (0.74%) Adobe
8 1 (0.74%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.74%) FalconStor
8 1 (0.74%) Google
8 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds
8 1 (0.74%) Trend Micro
8 1 (0.74%) Unisys