Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 199 304 350
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.62% 17.42% 18.38%
As % of the Vendors category 38.87% 49.92% 46.85%
Number of salaries quoted 155 293 269
Median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% +7.14% -5.41%
10th Percentile £23,450 £23,500 £20,900
90th Percentile £69,500 £56,800 £56,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 512 609 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 40.19% 34.90% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 434 542 553
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £22,100
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -2 160 £42,500 +9.68% 33
North Wales +3 16 £31,500 -3.08% 7
Mid Wales 0 15 £38,500 +18.46% 6
West Wales -15 3 £20,000 -50.00% 7
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 89 (44.72%) Windows
2 75 (37.69%) Azure
3 61 (30.65%) Active Directory
4 51 (25.63%) SQL
4 51 (25.63%) Finance
4 51 (25.63%) VMware
5 50 (25.13%) Windows Server
6 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (23.62%) Problem-Solving
8 46 (23.12%) ITIL
9 45 (22.61%) .NET
9 45 (22.61%) Office 365
10 44 (22.11%) Linux
11 40 (20.10%) AWS
12 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
13 30 (15.08%) Degree
13 30 (15.08%) C#
13 30 (15.08%) SharePoint
14 28 (14.07%) Firewall
14 28 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
15 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
16 25 (12.56%) Visual Studio
16 25 (12.56%) DNS
16 25 (12.56%) DevOps
16 25 (12.56%) PowerShell
17 24 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
18 23 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (11.56%) Project Management
18 23 (11.56%) Bash Shell
19 21 (10.55%) Analytics

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 30 (15.08%) SharePoint
2 18 (9.05%) MS Exchange
3 9 (4.52%) WebSphere
4 7 (3.52%) JBoss
4 7 (3.52%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.51%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.51%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (1.51%) IIS
7 3 (1.51%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.50%) Umbraco
Applications
1 24 (12.06%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (37.69%) Azure
2 45 (22.61%) Office 365
3 40 (20.10%) AWS
4 18 (9.05%) Logic Apps
5 15 (7.54%) IaaS
5 15 (7.54%) Power Platform
6 11 (5.53%) SaaS
7 9 (4.52%) PaaS
8 8 (4.02%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (1.51%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.01%) GCP
10 2 (1.01%) PowerApps
11 1 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.50%) Azure Functions
11 1 (0.50%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.50%) GitHub
11 1 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 28 (14.07%) Firewall
2 25 (12.56%) DNS
3 19 (9.55%) TCP/IP
4 16 (8.04%) DMARC
5 14 (7.04%) DKIM
5 14 (7.04%) Wireshark
6 12 (6.03%) VPN
7 11 (5.53%) DHCP
8 8 (4.02%) Skype
8 8 (4.02%) WAN
9 7 (3.52%) Internet
9 7 (3.52%) Network Security
9 7 (3.52%) SAN
10 6 (3.02%) LAN
10 6 (3.02%) VoIP
11 5 (2.51%) Intranet
12 3 (1.51%) HTTP
12 3 (1.51%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.51%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.51%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (4.02%) MySQL
4 8 (4.02%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (3.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 7 (3.52%) Power BI
6 6 (3.02%) OLTP
6 6 (3.02%) Oracle Database
7 5 (2.51%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 4 (2.01%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (1.51%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.51%) Ingres
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.51%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.51%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.51%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (12.56%) Visual Studio
2 14 (7.04%) Metasploit
3 4 (2.01%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.51%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.50%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.50%) Gemini Tracker
6 1 (0.50%) GitLab
6 1 (0.50%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.50%) JIRA
6 1 (0.50%) JMeter
6 1 (0.50%) Maven
6 1 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.50%) Postman
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.50%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 51 (25.63%) Finance
2 17 (8.54%) Advertising
3 15 (7.54%) Manufacturing
4 10 (5.03%) Retail
5 6 (3.02%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.51%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.51%) Games
6 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.50%) Electronics
7 1 (0.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Developer
2 41 (20.60%) Analyst
3 21 (10.55%) .NET Developer
3 21 (10.55%) Security Analyst
4 20 (10.05%) Support Engineer
5 13 (6.53%) .NET Team Leader
5 13 (6.53%) Team Leader
6 12 (6.03%) IT Manager
6 12 (6.03%) Lead .NET Developer
6 12 (6.03%) Lead Developer
7 11 (5.53%) Support Analyst
8 10 (5.03%) Consultant
8 10 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.03%) IT Analyst
9 8 (4.02%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (4.02%) Microsoft Developer
9 8 (4.02%) Technical Consultant
10 7 (3.52%) Administrator
10 7 (3.52%) IT Security Analyst
11 6 (3.02%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.61%) .NET
2 21 (10.55%) ASP.NET
3 18 (9.05%) Web Services
4 17 (8.54%) Middleware
5 8 (4.02%) AngularJS
5 8 (4.02%) HTML
6 6 (3.02%) .NET Framework
6 6 (3.02%) CSS
7 5 (2.51%) .NET Core
8 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 4 (2.01%) Entity Framework
8 4 (2.01%) React
8 4 (2.01%) REST
9 3 (1.51%) ADO
9 3 (1.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (1.51%) HTML5
9 3 (1.51%) jQuery
9 3 (1.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.54%) Security Operations Centre
3 14 (7.04%) Cyberthreat
4 12 (6.03%) Management Information System
5 11 (5.53%) Public Cloud
6 9 (4.52%) User Experience
7 8 (4.02%) Cloud Native
8 7 (3.52%) Clustering
8 7 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (3.02%) PKI
10 5 (2.51%) iSeries
10 5 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (2.01%) Data Centre
12 3 (1.51%) CMDB
12 3 (1.51%) Replication
13 2 (1.01%) Handset
13 2 (1.01%) iPad
13 2 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
13 2 (1.01%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 89 (44.72%) Windows
2 50 (25.13%) Windows Server
3 44 (22.11%) Linux
4 14 (7.04%) Kali Linux
5 11 (5.53%) Windows 10
6 9 (4.52%) Unix
6 9 (4.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 7 (3.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.02%) CentOS
8 6 (3.02%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.51%) SUSE
9 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.51%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.01%) OS/400
13 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (24.62%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (23.62%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (23.12%) ITIL
4 25 (12.56%) DevOps
5 23 (11.56%) Business Intelligence
5 23 (11.56%) Project Management
6 21 (10.55%) Analytics
6 21 (10.55%) Information Security
6 21 (10.55%) Security Operations
7 20 (10.05%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (9.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 18 (9.05%) Waterfall
9 17 (8.54%) Mentoring
9 17 (8.54%) MVC
9 17 (8.54%) SIEM
10 14 (7.04%) Cyber Intelligence
10 14 (7.04%) Data Privacy
10 14 (7.04%) Database Security
10 14 (7.04%) Malware Reverse Engineering
10 14 (7.04%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 51 (25.63%) SQL
2 30 (15.08%) C#
3 25 (12.56%) PowerShell
4 23 (11.56%) Bash Shell
5 10 (5.03%) Shell Script
6 9 (4.52%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.02%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.52%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.52%) Python
9 4 (2.01%) Java
10 3 (1.51%) C
10 3 (1.51%) Perl
10 3 (1.51%) VBA
11 2 (1.01%) R
12 1 (0.50%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 1 (0.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (15.08%) Degree
2 17 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (7.04%) CREST Certified
3 14 (7.04%) GCIA
3 14 (7.04%) GCIH
3 14 (7.04%) SANS
4 12 (6.03%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.51%) MCSA
7 3 (1.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.01%) IBM Certification
8 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.01%) MCITP
8 2 (1.01%) MCP
8 2 (1.01%) MCSE
8 2 (1.01%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.01%) PMP
9 1 (0.50%) CEH
9 1 (0.50%) CISSP
9 1 (0.50%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (10.05%) SLA
2 14 (7.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 5 (2.51%) PMO
4 3 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.01%) NCSC
5 2 (1.01%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.50%) GDPR
6 1 (0.50%) ISO 13485
6 1 (0.50%) QA
System Software
1 61 (30.65%) Active Directory
2 34 (17.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (7.04%) Snort
4 12 (6.03%) Docker
4 12 (6.03%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.02%) vSphere
6 7 (3.52%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.51%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.51%) XenApp
10 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.01%) Firmware
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.50%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (5.53%) Kubernetes
2 8 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.51%) SCCM
4 3 (1.51%) Nessus
4 3 (1.51%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.51%) Terraform
5 2 (1.01%) Ansible
5 2 (1.01%) SCOM
6 1 (0.50%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 51 (25.63%) VMware
2 11 (5.53%) Cisco
2 11 (5.53%) IBM
2 11 (5.53%) Oracle
3 10 (5.03%) Red Hat
4 9 (4.52%) Citrix
5 7 (3.52%) Veeam
6 6 (3.02%) Fortinet
6 6 (3.02%) Rapid7
7 5 (2.51%) Avaya
8 4 (2.01%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (1.51%) Actian
9 3 (1.51%) Cloudera
9 3 (1.51%) Tableau
10 2 (1.01%) Apple
10 2 (1.01%) Becrypt
10 2 (1.01%) Google
10 2 (1.01%) Mitel
10 2 (1.01%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.01%) Trend Micro