Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 428 572 548
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.64% 21.79% 20.09%
As % of the Vendors category 43.67% 48.97% 47.99%
Number of salaries quoted 380 475 498
Wales median annual salary £36,000 £34,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £53,825 £51,250 £51,250
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% -

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 980 1168 1142
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 47.25% 44.50% 41.86%
Number of salaries quoted 827 940 977
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £51,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +2 320 £35,000 +6.06% 17
West Wales -2 54 £37,500 +7.14% 2
Mid Wales -6 30 £42,500 +13.33% 2
North Wales +7 23 £30,000 -13.04% 3
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 176 (41.12%) Windows
2 122 (28.50%) VMware
3 120 (28.04%) SQL Server
4 116 (27.10%) .NET
5 109 (25.47%) Active Directory
6 99 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 97 (22.66%) SQL
8 96 (22.43%) Windows Server
9 92 (21.50%) C#
9 92 (21.50%) ITIL
10 84 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
11 77 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
12 74 (17.29%) Office 365
13 71 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
14 67 (15.65%) Hyper-V
15 65 (15.19%) ASP.NET
15 65 (15.19%) Finance
16 62 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
17 61 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
18 60 (14.02%) Citrix
18 60 (14.02%) MVC
19 57 (13.32%) Linux
20 55 (12.85%) JavaScript
21 52 (12.15%) Project Management
22 50 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
23 46 (10.75%) Degree
24 45 (10.51%) DNS
25 43 (10.05%) XenApp
26 41 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
26 41 (9.58%) Business Intelligence

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 37 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2013
2 33 (7.71%) MS Exchange
3 30 (7.01%) IIS
4 17 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.97%) SharePoint
5 14 (3.27%) Skype for Business
6 13 (3.04%) WebSphere
7 12 (2.80%) CMS
8 10 (2.34%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (1.87%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (1.17%) Umbraco
11 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.93%) IBM Notes
12 4 (0.93%) JBoss
13 3 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.47%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
15 1 (0.23%) Mule
15 1 (0.23%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 71 (16.59%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (3.27%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (2.80%) MS Visio
5 11 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.47%) Windchill
7 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 22 (5.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (3.50%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (1.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.47%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.47%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (17.29%) Office 365
3 28 (6.54%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (3.04%) PaaS
5 12 (2.80%) IaaS
6 9 (2.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
7 8 (1.87%) SaaS
8 7 (1.64%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.93%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.70%) G Suite
12 2 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.47%) Sauce Labs
13 1 (0.23%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 45 (10.51%) DNS
2 41 (9.58%) DHCP
3 35 (8.18%) SAN
4 31 (7.24%) Firewall
5 27 (6.31%) LAN
6 24 (5.61%) WAN
7 15 (3.50%) Skype
8 13 (3.04%) HTTP
9 9 (2.10%) TCP/IP
10 8 (1.87%) Internet
10 8 (1.87%) Network Security
10 8 (1.87%) VPN
11 7 (1.64%) NAS
12 6 (1.40%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (1.17%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.17%) VLAN
13 5 (1.17%) VoIP
14 4 (0.93%) DMZ
14 4 (0.93%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (28.04%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (3.97%) Power BI
5 15 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.57%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 9 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.87%) Big Data
11 7 (1.64%) MySQL
12 6 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.93%) Data Lake
14 4 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (0.93%) MS Access
14 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.93%) OLAP
14 4 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 41 (9.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (7.94%) Visual Studio
3 10 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.64%) Selenium
5 5 (1.17%) Moq
5 5 (1.17%) MSTest
5 5 (1.17%) NUnit
5 5 (1.17%) Visual Studio Team System
6 2 (0.47%) Grunt
6 2 (0.47%) gulp
6 2 (0.47%) JMeter
6 2 (0.47%) MorphX
6 2 (0.47%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (0.47%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.23%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.23%) PVCS
7 1 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.23%) webpack
General
1 65 (15.19%) Finance
2 25 (5.84%) Advertising
3 23 (5.37%) Manufacturing
3 23 (5.37%) Retail
4 15 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 14 (3.27%) Law
5 14 (3.27%) Marketing
6 8 (1.87%) Electronics
7 6 (1.40%) Legal
8 4 (0.93%) Automotive
9 3 (0.70%) Games
10 2 (0.47%) Military
10 2 (0.47%) Romanian Language
10 2 (0.47%) Welsh Language
11 1 (0.23%) Avionics
11 1 (0.23%) Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Brand Awareness
Job Titles
1 104 (24.30%) Developer
2 74 (17.29%) Analyst
3 51 (11.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 47 (10.98%) .NET Developer
5 36 (8.41%) Support Analyst
6 29 (6.78%) Consultant
7 28 (6.54%) C# Developer
8 24 (5.61%) IT Engineer
8 24 (5.61%) Support Engineer
9 23 (5.37%) Software Developer
10 22 (5.14%) IT Support
11 21 (4.91%) C# .NET Developer
12 19 (4.44%) Infrastructure Consultant
13 17 (3.97%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 16 (3.74%) Desktop Support
15 14 (3.27%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.27%) Junior
15 14 (3.27%) SQL Developer
16 13 (3.04%) Team Leader
17 12 (2.80%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (27.10%) .NET
2 65 (15.19%) ASP.NET
3 38 (8.88%) AngularJS
3 38 (8.88%) HTML
4 34 (7.94%) CSS
5 30 (7.01%) Web Services
6 27 (6.31%) WCF
7 26 (6.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 23 (5.37%) .NET Framework
8 23 (5.37%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (5.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 22 (5.14%) jQuery
10 18 (4.21%) XML
11 16 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 15 (3.50%) Node.js
13 14 (3.27%) WinForms
14 13 (3.04%) HTML5
14 13 (3.04%) KnockoutJS
15 12 (2.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 12 (2.80%) React
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (7.24%) Management Information System
3 22 (5.14%) Computer Science
4 18 (4.21%) iSeries
5 17 (3.97%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (2.80%) Greenfield Project
7 11 (2.57%) User Experience
8 7 (1.64%) Fat Client
8 7 (1.64%) Thin Client
9 6 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 6 (1.40%) Tandem
10 5 (1.17%) AS400
10 5 (1.17%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.93%) PKI
12 3 (0.70%) CMDB
12 3 (0.70%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.70%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 176 (41.12%) Windows
2 96 (22.43%) Windows Server
3 62 (14.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 57 (13.32%) Linux
5 50 (11.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (9.11%) Windows 7
7 38 (8.88%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.91%) Windows 8
9 18 (4.21%) Unix
10 17 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (3.04%) OS/400
12 7 (1.64%) CentOS
13 5 (1.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 3 (0.70%) AIX
15 2 (0.47%) Android
16 1 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
16 1 (0.23%) Debian
16 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.23%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (21.50%) ITIL
2 84 (19.63%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (14.02%) MVC
4 52 (12.15%) Project Management
5 41 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
6 39 (9.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 33 (7.71%) Problem Management
8 30 (7.01%) SDLC
9 29 (6.78%) CRM
10 28 (6.54%) Scrum
11 24 (5.61%) DevOps
11 24 (5.61%) Service Delivery
12 23 (5.37%) Mentoring
13 22 (5.14%) TDD
14 21 (4.91%) ERP
15 20 (4.67%) Coaching
16 19 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (4.21%) Service Management
17 18 (4.21%) Web Development
18 17 (3.97%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (22.66%) SQL
2 92 (21.50%) C#
3 55 (12.85%) JavaScript
4 22 (5.14%) T-SQL
5 21 (4.91%) PowerShell
6 18 (4.21%) Shell Script
7 17 (3.97%) VB.NET
8 15 (3.50%) TypeScript
9 13 (3.04%) Java
10 11 (2.57%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.34%) Python
12 9 (2.10%) VBA
13 8 (1.87%) C
14 6 (1.40%) PHP
15 5 (1.17%) VB
16 4 (0.93%) X++
17 3 (0.70%) Korn
17 3 (0.70%) Perl
17 3 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.70%) RPG
Qualifications
1 61 (14.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (10.75%) Degree
3 29 (6.78%) MCSE
4 28 (6.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (4.21%) CCA
5 18 (4.21%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (3.50%) MCSA
8 12 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (2.57%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.57%) MCP
10 10 (2.34%) CCENT
10 10 (2.34%) Network+ Certification
11 9 (2.10%) SC Cleared
11 9 (2.10%) Security Cleared
12 8 (1.87%) CCNA
12 8 (1.87%) VCP5
13 7 (1.64%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.64%) MCITP
13 7 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.71%) SLA
2 18 (4.21%) QA
3 8 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.70%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 109 (25.47%) Active Directory
2 99 (23.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 43 (10.05%) XenApp
5 23 (5.37%) XenDesktop
6 19 (4.44%) VirtualBox
7 17 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (1.64%) vSphere
9 4 (0.93%) Docker
Systems Management
1 24 (5.61%) SCCM
2 11 (2.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 9 (2.10%) Ansible
3 9 (2.10%) Puppet
3 9 (2.10%) Terraform
4 8 (1.87%) SCSM
5 5 (1.17%) Nagios
5 5 (1.17%) SCOM
5 5 (1.17%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.93%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.93%) WSUS
7 3 (0.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.47%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (0.47%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.47%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 122 (28.50%) VMware
2 60 (14.02%) Citrix
3 31 (7.24%) Cisco
4 23 (5.37%) Oracle
5 18 (4.21%) IBM
6 12 (2.80%) SAP
6 12 (2.80%) Splunk
7 11 (2.57%) Dell
8 10 (2.34%) HP
8 10 (2.34%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.87%) Sage
10 7 (1.64%) Twitter
11 6 (1.40%) Intel
11 6 (1.40%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.17%) AppDynamics
12 5 (1.17%) Avaya
12 5 (1.17%) ServiceNow
12 5 (1.17%) Veeam
13 4 (0.93%) 3PAR
13 4 (0.93%) Google