The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 124 115 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.05% 17.29% 12.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.00% 63.54% 58.02%
Number of salaries quoted 111 111 69
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,025 £22,500 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
Windows
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
200 181 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.27% 27.22% 22.02%
Number of salaries quoted 174 166 118
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -1.33%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Windows
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region.

Windows Salary Trend in Cardiff

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 133 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 106 (42.57%) VMware
3 102 (40.96%) Active Directory
4 90 (36.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 60 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 58 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 58 (23.29%) Linux
8 54 (21.69%) MS Excel
9 53 (21.29%) DNS
10 50 (20.08%) DHCP
11 48 (19.28%) Finance
12 43 (17.27%) SQL Server
13 42 (16.87%) SQL
14 41 (16.47%) .NET
15 39 (15.66%) MS Exchange
15 39 (15.66%) SAN
16 38 (15.26%) C#
17 32 (12.85%) Firewall
17 32 (12.85%) ITIL
17 32 (12.85%) Windows 7
17 32 (12.85%) Degree
18 31 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
19 29 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2007
19 29 (11.65%) Cisco
19 29 (11.65%) Advertising
20 28 (11.24%) Citrix
21 27 (10.84%) IBM
21 27 (10.84%) TCP/IP
21 27 (10.84%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 39 (15.66%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (11.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (10.84%) IIS
5 26 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (6.02%) SharePoint
7 13 (5.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (4.82%) Lync
9 10 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (2.01%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.61%) JBoss
11 4 (1.61%) Apache
11 4 (1.61%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2000
13 2 (0.80%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.40%) CMS
14 1 (0.40%) Umbraco
Applications
1 54 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 24 (9.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.61%) Office 365
2 7 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.61%) SaaS
3 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.29%) DNS
2 50 (20.08%) DHCP
3 39 (15.66%) SAN
4 32 (12.85%) Firewall
5 27 (10.84%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.62%) Internet
7 8 (3.21%) WAN
8 7 (2.81%) LAN
8 7 (2.81%) HTTP
9 5 (2.01%) VoIP
9 5 (2.01%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (1.61%) RFID
10 4 (1.61%) SNMP
11 2 (0.80%) Ethernet
11 2 (0.80%) Broadband
11 2 (0.80%) OSPF
11 2 (0.80%) BGP
11 2 (0.80%) VRRP
11 2 (0.80%) Network Security
11 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (17.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (4.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (4.02%) Oracle Database
5 9 (3.61%) Relational Database
6 8 (3.21%) MySQL
7 7 (2.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (2.41%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
10 3 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.40%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 11 (4.42%) Visual Studio
1 11 (4.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.01%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.20%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.40%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.40%) MSTest
General
1 48 (19.28%) Finance
2 29 (11.65%) Advertising
3 7 (2.81%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.41%) Electronics
5 4 (1.61%) Back Office
6 3 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.80%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.80%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.40%) Welsh Language
8 1 (0.40%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (16.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (16.47%) Analyst
3 39 (15.66%) Administrator
4 37 (14.86%) Systems Administrator
5 28 (11.24%) Developer
6 24 (9.64%) .NET Developer
7 22 (8.84%) Support Analyst
8 19 (7.63%) Support Engineer
9 16 (6.43%) C# Developer
9 16 (6.43%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (6.02%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (5.22%) Server Engineer
12 12 (4.82%) Technical Support
13 11 (4.42%) Server Support
13 11 (4.42%) Network Engineer
14 10 (4.02%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (4.02%) Technical Analyst
15 9 (3.61%) Technical Support Analyst
15 9 (3.61%) Server Support Engineer
16 8 (3.21%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (16.47%) .NET
2 27 (10.84%) HTML
3 24 (9.64%) ASP.NET
4 22 (8.84%) XML
5 16 (6.43%) AngularJS
6 10 (4.02%) CSS
6 10 (4.02%) Web Services
6 10 (4.02%) WCF
7 7 (2.81%) WPF
8 6 (2.41%) WinForms
8 6 (2.41%) Ajax
9 5 (2.01%) SOAP
9 5 (2.01%) REST
10 4 (1.61%) Entity Framework
10 4 (1.61%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.61%) JSON
11 3 (1.20%) LINQ
11 3 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET Web API
12 1 (0.40%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.42%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.21%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.41%) Clustering
5 5 (2.01%) AS400
5 5 (2.01%) EqualLogic
6 4 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (1.61%) Web 2.0
6 4 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.20%) iSeries
8 2 (0.80%) LPAR
8 2 (0.80%) DTV
8 2 (0.80%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.80%) Replication
8 2 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.40%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 90 (36.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 87 (34.94%) Windows Server 2003
3 58 (23.29%) Linux
3 58 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (12.85%) Windows 7
5 18 (7.23%) Windows 8
6 13 (5.22%) UNIX
7 8 (3.21%) AIX
8 6 (2.41%) Solaris
8 6 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.01%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.01%) OS/400
9 5 (2.01%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (2.01%) Android
10 4 (1.61%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.20%) CentOS
11 3 (1.20%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.80%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (12.85%) ITIL
2 16 (6.43%) CRM
3 12 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (4.02%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (3.21%) OO
5 8 (3.21%) Load Balancing
6 7 (2.81%) Service Delivery
6 7 (2.81%) OOP
6 7 (2.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (2.81%) Scrum
6 7 (2.81%) Information Security
6 7 (2.81%) Network Monitoring
7 6 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (2.41%) Project Management
8 5 (2.01%) Release Management
8 5 (2.01%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (2.01%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (2.01%) Web Development
8 5 (2.01%) Time Management
8 5 (2.01%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.87%) SQL
2 38 (15.26%) C#
3 25 (10.04%) JavaScript
4 23 (9.24%) T-SQL
5 13 (5.22%) Java
6 12 (4.82%) PowerShell
7 8 (3.21%) C
7 8 (3.21%) Perl
7 8 (3.21%) Python
8 6 (2.41%) VB.NET
8 6 (2.41%) C++
9 5 (2.01%) PHP
9 5 (2.01%) Embedded C
10 4 (1.61%) Embedded C++
10 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.61%) Ruby
11 3 (1.20%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.80%) Assembly Language
12 2 (0.80%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 32 (12.85%) Degree
2 20 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (6.02%) CCNA
5 13 (5.22%) MCSE
6 9 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.81%) MCSA
8 5 (2.01%) MCITP
8 5 (2.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.61%) VCP5
9 4 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.20%) CCNP
10 3 (1.20%) Security Cleared
10 3 (1.20%) SC Cleared
11 2 (0.80%) PhD
11 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.40%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.04%) SLA
2 7 (2.81%) QA
3 6 (2.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.80%) DO-178B
System Software
1 102 (40.96%) Active Directory
2 60 (24.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.43%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (5.62%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.82%) vSphere
6 9 (3.61%) XenApp
7 6 (2.41%) Firmware
7 6 (2.41%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.61%) XenServer
9 3 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.80%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (2.01%) Tivoli
1 5 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 5 (2.01%) HP Data Protector
1 5 (2.01%) SCCM
2 4 (1.61%) Nessus
3 3 (1.20%) SCOM
4 2 (0.80%) WSUS
4 2 (0.80%) Nagios
5 1 (0.40%) OPNET
5 1 (0.40%) OpenView
5 1 (0.40%) Nmap
5 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.40%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (0.40%) SCSM
5 1 (0.40%) Graphite
Vendors
1 133 (53.41%) Microsoft
2 106 (42.57%) VMware
3 29 (11.65%) Cisco
4 28 (11.24%) Citrix
5 27 (10.84%) IBM
6 18 (7.23%) Oracle
7 17 (6.83%) HP
8 12 (4.82%) SolarWinds
9 8 (3.21%) NetApp
10 7 (2.81%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.41%) Dell
12 5 (2.01%) Avaya
12 5 (2.01%) 3PAR
13 4 (1.61%) WatchGuard
14 3 (1.20%) LogRhythm
14 3 (1.20%) Qualys
14 3 (1.20%) Apple
14 3 (1.20%) CheckPoint
15 2 (0.80%) EMC
15 2 (0.80%) SAP
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