Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 420 510 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.82% 21.79% 18.01%
As % of the Vendors category 48.05% 47.18% 43.90%
Number of salaries quoted 348 441 451
Wales median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,378 £18,750
90th Percentile £54,500 £55,250 £48,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 874 1,081 1,107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 45.40% 46.18% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 666 869 964
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,500 £21,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,800 £52,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +3 296 £35,000 - 64
Mid Wales -5 69 £60,000 +60.00% 6
West Wales -3 26 £23,000 -42.50% 4
North Wales -1 25 £32,500 +30.00% 9
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 175 (41.67%) Windows
2 112 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 108 (25.71%) ITIL
4 102 (24.29%) SQL
4 102 (24.29%) SQL Server
5 98 (23.33%) VMware
6 92 (21.90%) .NET
6 92 (21.90%) Windows Server
7 81 (19.29%) C#
8 78 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
9 74 (17.62%) Finance
10 72 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
11 71 (16.90%) Office 365
12 66 (15.71%) SLA
13 65 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
14 64 (15.24%) Hyper-V
15 63 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
16 60 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 60 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
17 58 (13.81%) Degree
18 52 (12.38%) Linux
19 51 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
20 50 (11.90%) JavaScript
21 49 (11.67%) Citrix
22 46 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
23 45 (10.71%) ASP.NET
23 45 (10.71%) Windows 10
24 42 (10.00%) HTML
25 41 (9.76%) MCSE

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 (8.81%) MS Exchange
1 37 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 36 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (3.81%) IIS
4 15 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.38%) CMS
5 10 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 9 (2.14%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (2.14%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.90%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.67%) Umbraco
9 5 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.95%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.48%) JBoss
11 2 (0.48%) Mule
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 74 (17.62%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (3.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 71 (16.90%) Office 365
2 60 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (6.19%) IaaS
4 12 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (2.62%) PaaS
6 10 (2.38%) Dynamics 365
6 10 (2.38%) SaaS
7 7 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.43%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.24%) G Suite
10 1 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (9.76%) DNS
2 30 (7.14%) SAN
3 29 (6.90%) LAN
4 26 (6.19%) DHCP
5 21 (5.00%) Firewall
6 19 (4.52%) WAN
7 14 (3.33%) Skype
8 11 (2.62%) HTTP
9 8 (1.90%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.90%) VLAN
10 6 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (1.43%) VPN
11 5 (1.19%) iSCSI
12 4 (0.95%) ADSL
12 4 (0.95%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (0.95%) Network Security
13 3 (0.71%) PBX
13 3 (0.71%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.71%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (8.81%) Power BI
4 25 (5.95%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 10 (2.38%) Big Data
9 9 (2.14%) MySQL
10 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.67%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 5 (1.19%) OLAP
12 5 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (0.95%) Data Lake
13 4 (0.95%) PerformancePoint
13 4 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
13 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (7.38%) Visual Studio
3 8 (1.90%) JIRA
4 5 (1.19%) Moq
4 5 (1.19%) MSTest
4 5 (1.19%) NUnit
5 4 (0.95%) Selenium
6 2 (0.48%) MorphX
6 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.24%) Grunt
7 1 (0.24%) gulp
7 1 (0.24%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Quality Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Subversion
7 1 (0.24%) TestRail
7 1 (0.24%) webpack
General
1 74 (17.62%) Finance
2 37 (8.81%) Advertising
3 20 (4.76%) Retail
4 18 (4.29%) Marketing
5 11 (2.62%) Law
6 9 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.95%) Electronics
9 3 (0.71%) Legal
10 2 (0.48%) Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Romanian Language
11 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.24%) Military
11 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 95 (22.62%) Developer
2 73 (17.38%) Analyst
3 38 (9.05%) .NET Developer
3 38 (9.05%) Consultant
4 29 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 28 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 27 (6.43%) Desktop Support
6 27 (6.43%) Software Developer
6 27 (6.43%) Support Engineer
7 25 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (5.24%) C# Developer
9 20 (4.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 20 (4.76%) IT Support
10 18 (4.29%) C# .NET Developer
10 18 (4.29%) SQL Developer
11 17 (4.05%) Team Leader
12 16 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 15 (3.57%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
14 14 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (21.90%) .NET
2 45 (10.71%) ASP.NET
3 42 (10.00%) HTML
4 37 (8.81%) CSS
5 29 (6.90%) AngularJS
6 26 (6.19%) jQuery
7 24 (5.71%) ASP.NET Web API
8 23 (5.48%) WCF
9 21 (5.00%) XML
10 18 (4.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (3.81%) Web Services
12 13 (3.10%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 12 (2.86%) Node.js
13 12 (2.86%) SOAP
14 11 (2.62%) KnockoutJS
14 11 (2.62%) REST
15 10 (2.38%) .NET Framework
15 10 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
16 8 (1.90%) Middleware
16 8 (1.90%) React
Miscellaneous
1 36 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.10%) Enterprise Software
2 34 (8.10%) User Experience
3 24 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.24%) iSeries
5 16 (3.81%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.86%) Data Centre
6 12 (2.86%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (1.90%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.19%) AS400
9 4 (0.95%) NHS
9 4 (0.95%) Tandem
9 4 (0.95%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.71%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.71%) Handset
10 3 (0.71%) LPAR
11 2 (0.48%) PKI
11 2 (0.48%) Smartphone
11 2 (0.48%) Video\Live Streaming
11 2 (0.48%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 175 (41.67%) Windows
2 92 (21.90%) Windows Server
3 60 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (12.38%) Linux
5 45 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 36 (8.57%) Windows 7
6 36 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (3.81%) Windows 8
8 13 (3.10%) OS/400
9 11 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.90%) Unix
11 4 (0.95%) Android
12 2 (0.48%) CentOS
12 2 (0.48%) Debian
12 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.24%) AIX
13 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.24%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.24%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.71%) ITIL
2 72 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 51 (12.14%) Business Intelligence
5 46 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 41 (9.76%) Service Management
7 40 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 39 (9.29%) Service Delivery
9 36 (8.57%) MVC
10 34 (8.10%) Proactive Management
11 33 (7.86%) Project Management
12 31 (7.38%) ITSM
13 29 (6.90%) SDLC
14 27 (6.43%) Coaching
15 26 (6.19%) Scrum
16 25 (5.95%) Incident Management
17 23 (5.48%) DevOps
18 22 (5.24%) CRM
19 18 (4.29%) Process Improvement
19 18 (4.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 102 (24.29%) SQL
2 81 (19.29%) C#
3 50 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.14%) PowerShell
5 27 (6.43%) T-SQL
6 19 (4.52%) Shell Script
7 16 (3.81%) Java
8 14 (3.33%) Python
9 12 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 12 (2.86%) VB.NET
10 10 (2.38%) VB
11 9 (2.14%) C
12 8 (1.90%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.43%) PHP
13 6 (1.43%) TypeScript
14 5 (1.19%) C++
15 4 (0.95%) X++
16 3 (0.71%) Korn
16 3 (0.71%) Perl
16 3 (0.71%) RPG
Qualifications
1 65 (15.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (13.81%) Degree
3 41 (9.76%) MCSE
4 25 (5.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (3.57%) CCA
7 15 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (3.10%) CCNA
9 10 (2.38%) CCENT
9 10 (2.38%) MCITP
9 10 (2.38%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (2.14%) SC Cleared
10 9 (2.14%) Security Cleared
11 8 (1.90%) VCP5
12 7 (1.67%) A+ Certification
12 7 (1.67%) CCNP
12 7 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.43%) MCSA
13 6 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (15.71%) SLA
2 10 (2.38%) QA
3 8 (1.90%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.95%) GDPR
5 3 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.71%) PMO
6 2 (0.48%) P3O
6 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.24%) MISRA
7 1 (0.24%) MISRA C
System Software
1 112 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 78 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (15.24%) Hyper-V
4 36 (8.57%) XenApp
5 16 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (3.81%) XenDesktop
6 15 (3.57%) VirtualBox
7 4 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.48%) Docker
9 1 (0.24%) pfSense
9 1 (0.24%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (3.10%) SCCM
2 6 (1.43%) Nagios
3 5 (1.19%) NetBackup
4 4 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (0.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.71%) WSUS
6 2 (0.48%) HP ALM
6 2 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.48%) SCSM
6 2 (0.48%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.24%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.24%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.24%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.24%) SCOM
7 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 98 (23.33%) VMware
2 49 (11.67%) Citrix
3 28 (6.67%) Oracle
4 21 (5.00%) IBM
5 20 (4.76%) Cisco
6 11 (2.62%) Splunk
6 11 (2.62%) Veeam
7 10 (2.38%) Intel
7 10 (2.38%) Sitecore
8 9 (2.14%) SAP
9 8 (1.90%) HP
10 7 (1.67%) Sage
11 5 (1.19%) Dell
11 5 (1.19%) Twitter
11 5 (1.19%) Veritas
12 4 (0.95%) 3PAR
12 4 (0.95%) NetApp
13 3 (0.71%) Avaya
13 3 (0.71%) McAfee
13 3 (0.71%) Salesforce.com