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

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 3 26 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 5.17% 35.62% 24.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 74.29% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1 24 11
Average salary £27,500 £31,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.29% -11.42%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -
Windows
West 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 Swansea region.

Operating Systems Category
Swansea
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 35 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 15.52% 47.95% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 15
Average salary £37,500 £31,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.96% +8.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Swansea

Windows
Salary Trend in Swansea

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

Windows Salary Trend in Swansea

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swansea

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (18.75%) Nortel
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
5 2 (12.50%) VLAN
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (12.50%) Finance
5 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
5 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (6.25%) CSS
6 1 (6.25%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Swansea 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
3 1 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) IP Telephony
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
2 2 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) CSS
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Nortel
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Fujitsu