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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 31 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 10.14% 43.06% 21.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 73.81% 76.47%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 10
Average salary £20,000 £31,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.48% -0.80%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
16 42 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swansea 23.19% 58.33% 27.87%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 14
Average salary £22,500 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,000 £23,000
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 19 December 2014, 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 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
4 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
6 6 (22.22%) Nortel
6 6 (22.22%) Fujitsu
6 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
6 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
6 6 (22.22%) UNIX
6 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (22.22%) Retail
6 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
6 6 (22.22%) VoIP
6 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
8 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco
8 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
8 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) MS Office
10 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (7.41%) VMware
10 2 (7.41%) HP
10 2 (7.41%) Dell
10 2 (7.41%) ProCurve
10 2 (7.41%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Swansea by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (7.41%) IIS
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
3 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) VoIP
1 6 (22.22%) IP Telephony
2 2 (7.41%) VLAN
2 2 (7.41%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (7.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) NUnit
1 2 (7.41%) CruiseControl
1 2 (7.41%) NCover
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 6 (22.22%) Telecoms
2 6 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (7.41%) Back Office
3 2 (7.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (62.96%) Analyst
2 12 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (37.04%) Support Analyst
3 10 (37.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) QA Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Technical Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (3.70%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Application Packaging
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) CSS
3 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Derivative
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) UNIX
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
3 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Asset Management
1 6 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (7.41%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (7.41%) Test Scripting
2 2 (7.41%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (7.41%) Content Management
2 2 (7.41%) Software Testing
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.41%) Project Management
2 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
2 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.70%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) C#
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (37.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) ISEB
3 2 (7.41%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) Nortel
2 6 (22.22%) Fujitsu
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) ProCurve
4 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) HP
4 2 (7.41%) Dell