Period
to 15 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 15 December 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
15 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 12 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 154 136 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 12.63% 12.42% 10.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.44% 55.74% 53.50%
Number of salaries quoted 135 128 82
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - -0.83%
10th Percentile £21,250 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +11.11% -3.08%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 225 244 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 18.46% 22.28% 19.38%
Number of salaries quoted 190 211 143
Cardiff median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £50,000
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% -

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Cardiff

Windows
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for Windows in Cardiff

Windows
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Cardiff over the 6 months to 15 December 2019.

Salary histogram for Windows in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 15 December 2019, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Windows.

1 76 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 69 (44.81%) Microsoft
3 68 (44.16%) Windows Server
4 54 (35.06%) Office 365
5 52 (33.77%) Azure
6 50 (32.47%) Linux
7 40 (25.97%) VMware
8 31 (20.13%) MS Exchange
8 31 (20.13%) DNS
8 31 (20.13%) Windows 10
9 30 (19.48%) ITIL
10 29 (18.83%) PowerShell
11 28 (18.18%) AWS
11 28 (18.18%) DHCP
12 25 (16.23%) SLA
13 24 (15.58%) Firewall
14 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
14 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
15 22 (14.29%) Finance
16 21 (13.64%) Python
16 21 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 21 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (13.64%) Windows 7
17 20 (12.99%) Bash Shell
17 20 (12.99%) Skype for Business
17 20 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
17 20 (12.99%) Skype
17 20 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (12.99%) Citrix
18 19 (12.34%) Hyper-V

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 31 (20.13%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 20 (12.99%) Skype for Business
3 11 (7.14%) IIS
4 10 (6.49%) SharePoint
5 9 (5.84%) Confluence
5 9 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.55%) JBoss
6 7 (4.55%) Tomcat
6 7 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.60%) OpenEdge
9 2 (1.30%) SAS
Applications
1 23 (14.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.60%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 54 (35.06%) Office 365
2 52 (33.77%) Azure
3 28 (18.18%) AWS
4 7 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.60%) GCP
6 3 (1.95%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.30%) IaaS
7 2 (1.30%) PaaS
7 2 (1.30%) SaaS
7 2 (1.30%) Yammer
8 1 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.13%) DNS
2 28 (18.18%) DHCP
3 24 (15.58%) Firewall
4 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
5 20 (12.99%) Skype
6 15 (9.74%) VoIP
7 14 (9.09%) LAN
7 14 (9.09%) SAN
7 14 (9.09%) WAN
8 12 (7.79%) VPN
9 11 (7.14%) Network Security
10 9 (5.84%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (5.19%) WLAN
12 5 (3.25%) NAS
12 5 (3.25%) SMTP
13 4 (2.60%) VLAN
14 3 (1.95%) FTP
14 3 (1.95%) SNMP
15 2 (1.30%) IMAP
15 2 (1.30%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (1.95%) Power BI
2 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.30%) MySQL
3 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos Transformer
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 14 (9.09%) JIRA
2 10 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.60%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.30%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.30%) Selenium
4 2 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (14.29%) Finance
2 13 (8.44%) Advertising
3 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.90%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.25%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.95%) Games
7 2 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (0.65%) Back Office
8 1 (0.65%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.65%) Law
8 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) Support Engineer
2 26 (16.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 22 (14.29%) Analyst
4 17 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (8.44%) IT Support
7 12 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 12 (7.79%) IT Engineer
8 10 (6.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) DevOps Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Operations Engineer
9 9 (5.84%) Release Engineer
10 8 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (4.55%) Developer
11 7 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
12 6 (3.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.90%) HTML
1 6 (3.90%) LDAP
1 6 (3.90%) OAuth
1 6 (3.90%) OAuth2
2 5 (3.25%) .NET
2 5 (3.25%) Web Services
3 4 (2.60%) .NET Core
4 2 (1.30%) CSS
4 2 (1.30%) MAPI
4 2 (1.30%) XML
5 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.65%) Django
5 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.65%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.65%) Velocity
5 1 (0.65%) WinForms
5 1 (0.65%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.49%) Replication
2 7 (4.55%) Clustering
3 6 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.60%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.95%) BBC
5 3 (1.95%) Handset
6 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.65%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.65%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.65%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.65%) Life Science
7 1 (0.65%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (44.16%) Windows Server
2 50 (32.47%) Linux
3 31 (20.13%) Windows 10
4 21 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (9.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (5.84%) OS/400
8 7 (4.55%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.90%) Android
10 5 (3.25%) Kali Linux
10 5 (3.25%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.95%) CentOS
11 3 (1.95%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.48%) ITIL
2 21 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (12.99%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (7.14%) DevOps
6 8 (5.19%) Mentoring
7 7 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (4.55%) Identity Management
7 7 (4.55%) Microservices
7 7 (4.55%) Software Deployment
7 7 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (3.90%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (3.90%) Identity Access Management
8 6 (3.90%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.25%) Cloud Operations
9 5 (3.25%) Computer Science
9 5 (3.25%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.25%) Information Security
9 5 (3.25%) SIEM
9 5 (3.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.83%) PowerShell
2 21 (13.64%) Python
3 20 (12.99%) Bash Shell
4 16 (10.39%) SQL
5 11 (7.14%) C#
6 9 (5.84%) Perl
6 9 (5.84%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.60%) C++
8 4 (2.60%) Go
9 3 (1.95%) Java
10 2 (1.30%) C
10 2 (1.30%) VB
11 1 (0.65%) PHP
11 1 (0.65%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.65%) R
11 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.79%) Degree
3 11 (7.14%) MCSE
4 10 (6.49%) MCSA
4 10 (6.49%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.55%) IBM Certification
6 6 (3.90%) CISSP
7 5 (3.25%) CCNA
7 5 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.95%) AWS Certification
8 3 (1.95%) CompTIA Security+
8 3 (1.95%) HND
8 3 (1.95%) RHCE
9 2 (1.30%) ISEB
9 2 (1.30%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (1.30%) MCP
10 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) MBCS
10 1 (0.65%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (16.23%) SLA
2 8 (5.19%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.30%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 9 (5.84%) XenApp
5 7 (4.55%) Docker
6 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.60%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.95%) KVM
8 3 (1.95%) Samba
8 3 (1.95%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.30%) vSphere
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.19%) Kubernetes
1 8 (5.19%) SCCM
2 7 (4.55%) Ansible
2 7 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (2.60%) Mesos
4 3 (1.95%) Proxmox
4 3 (1.95%) Puppet
4 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (1.95%) WSUS
5 2 (1.30%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.30%) Nmap
5 2 (1.30%) Terraform
6 1 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.65%) QRadar
6 1 (0.65%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 69 (44.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (25.97%) VMware
3 20 (12.99%) Citrix
4 15 (9.74%) Veeam
5 12 (7.79%) IBM
6 8 (5.19%) BroadSoft
7 6 (3.90%) Cisco
8 5 (3.25%) Apple
8 5 (3.25%) Avaya
8 5 (3.25%) Google
8 5 (3.25%) Oracle
9 4 (2.60%) AlienVault
9 4 (2.60%) Polycom
9 4 (2.60%) Progress
9 4 (2.60%) Remedy
9 4 (2.60%) Sonus
9 4 (2.60%) Splunk
10 3 (1.95%) BT
10 3 (1.95%) Rapid7
10 3 (1.95%) SolarWinds