Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 12 August 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 10 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 143 242 233
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 14.20% 13.21% 12.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.42% 64.71% 52.83%
Number of salaries quoted 122 225 201
Median annual salary £36,978 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.65% +16.67% -12.41%
10th Percentile £20,688 £19,970 £20,750
90th Percentile £48,375 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 209 374 441
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.75% 20.41% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 176 316 372
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £49,500 £52,500 £54,844
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,839 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.08% -3.50% +5.56%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Wales.

Salary trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Wales over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Windows in Wales

Windows
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Wales region over the 6 months to 12 August 2020. 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 0 112 £35,500 -1.39% 18
West Wales -3 13 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Mid Wales +11 10 £38,500 - 1
North Wales -7 6 £20,000 -1.74% 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 2020, 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 Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
2 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
3 67 (46.85%) Linux
4 63 (44.06%) Windows Server
5 60 (41.96%) VMware
6 54 (37.76%) Office 365
7 51 (35.66%) Azure
8 44 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 42 (29.37%) ITIL
10 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
11 32 (22.38%) Finance
11 32 (22.38%) DNS
12 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
13 29 (20.28%) AWS
14 28 (19.58%) SQL
14 28 (19.58%) Windows 10
15 27 (18.88%) Bash Shell
16 26 (18.18%) Firewall
16 26 (18.18%) Degree
17 23 (16.08%) Citrix
17 23 (16.08%) Cybersecurity
18 20 (13.99%) Security Operations
18 20 (13.99%) Web Services
18 20 (13.99%) Information Security
18 20 (13.99%) Hyper-V
19 19 (13.29%) DHCP
20 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
21 17 (11.89%) Windows 7
21 17 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
21 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
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 16 (11.19%) WebSphere
2 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
3 14 (9.79%) MS Exchange
4 13 (9.09%) JBoss
4 13 (9.09%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.29%) Confluence
5 9 (6.29%) IIS
6 6 (4.20%) OpenStack
7 5 (3.50%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.70%) Apache
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.70%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (37.76%) Office 365
2 51 (35.66%) Azure
3 29 (20.28%) AWS
4 14 (9.79%) Logic Apps
5 12 (8.39%) PaaS
6 6 (4.20%) IaaS
7 5 (3.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (3.50%) SaaS
8 3 (2.10%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.40%) npm
10 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (22.38%) DNS
2 30 (20.98%) TCP/IP
3 26 (18.18%) Firewall
4 19 (13.29%) DHCP
5 15 (10.49%) DMARC
6 14 (9.79%) DKIM
6 14 (9.79%) WAN
6 14 (9.79%) Wireshark
7 12 (8.39%) LAN
8 11 (7.69%) VPN
9 8 (5.59%) SAN
10 7 (4.90%) Skype
10 7 (4.90%) Wireless
11 6 (4.20%) Network Security
12 5 (3.50%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (3.50%) VoIP
13 3 (2.10%) Kerberos
14 2 (1.40%) Internet
14 2 (1.40%) VLAN
14 2 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.29%) MySQL
3 8 (5.59%) DB2
3 8 (5.59%) Hadoop
3 8 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (4.20%) GIS
5 5 (3.50%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.79%) Metasploit
2 10 (6.99%) JIRA
3 8 (5.59%) Git (software)
4 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.50%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.40%) JUnit
6 2 (1.40%) Maven
6 2 (1.40%) Selenium
6 2 (1.40%) TestNG
7 1 (0.70%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.70%) TeamCity
General
1 32 (22.38%) Finance
2 14 (9.79%) Advertising
2 14 (9.79%) Manufacturing
3 9 (6.29%) Games
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.10%) Law
6 2 (1.40%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.70%) Electronics
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 40 (27.97%) Analyst
2 23 (16.08%) Security Analyst
3 15 (10.49%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 13 (9.09%) Administrator
6 12 (8.39%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (7.69%) IT Support
8 10 (6.99%) IT Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) IT Security Analyst
9 8 (5.59%) Junior
10 7 (4.90%) IT Manager
10 7 (4.90%) Release Engineer
10 7 (4.90%) Service Manager
11 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) C++ Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Developer
11 6 (4.20%) IT Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Junior Developer
11 6 (4.20%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (4.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.99%) Web Services
2 11 (7.69%) Middleware
3 6 (4.20%) DirectX
3 6 (4.20%) OpenGL
3 6 (4.20%) Qt
3 6 (4.20%) REST
4 3 (2.10%) SAML
5 2 (1.40%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.70%) .NET
6 1 (0.70%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Cyberthreat
1 14 (9.79%) Security Operations Centre
2 10 (6.99%) Clustering
3 9 (6.29%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.29%) Public Cloud
4 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.20%) Cloud Native
4 6 (4.20%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.20%) PKI
4 6 (4.20%) Replication
5 5 (3.50%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.80%) User Experience
7 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.40%) Handset
7 2 (1.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.70%) iPhone
8 1 (0.70%) iSeries
8 1 (0.70%) Social Media
8 1 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 67 (46.85%) Linux
2 63 (44.06%) Windows Server
3 28 (19.58%) Windows 10
4 18 (12.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.89%) Windows 7
5 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.79%) Kali Linux
7 13 (9.09%) Windows Server 2016
8 10 (6.99%) Apple iOS
8 10 (6.99%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.29%) Android
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2019
10 8 (5.59%) Unix
11 7 (4.90%) OS/400
11 7 (4.90%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (4.20%) CentOS
12 6 (4.20%) Mac OS
12 6 (4.20%) Ubuntu
13 5 (3.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (29.37%) ITIL
2 23 (16.08%) Cybersecurity
3 20 (13.99%) Information Security
3 20 (13.99%) Security Operations
4 17 (11.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 16 (11.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (10.49%) SIEM
7 14 (9.79%) Analytics
7 14 (9.79%) Cyber Intelligence
7 14 (9.79%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
7 14 (9.79%) Data Privacy
7 14 (9.79%) Database Security
7 14 (9.79%) Ethical Hacking
7 14 (9.79%) Malware Reverse Engineering
7 14 (9.79%) Purple Team
7 14 (9.79%) Reverse Engineering
7 14 (9.79%) Security Testing
7 14 (9.79%) Threat Intelligence
7 14 (9.79%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
2 28 (19.58%) SQL
3 27 (18.88%) Bash Shell
4 15 (10.49%) Shell Script
5 10 (6.99%) C#
6 9 (6.29%) Java
7 8 (5.59%) Perl
7 8 (5.59%) Python
8 7 (4.90%) C++
9 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (18.18%) Degree
2 14 (9.79%) CREST Certified
2 14 (9.79%) GCIA
2 14 (9.79%) GCIH
2 14 (9.79%) SANS
3 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.99%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.90%) IBM Certification
6 4 (2.80%) MCSA
7 2 (1.40%) CCNA
7 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.40%) MCITP
7 2 (1.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.70%) CEH
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) ISEB
8 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.70%) MCDST
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.49%) SLA
2 14 (9.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.70%) NCSC
4 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 76 (53.15%) Active Directory
2 44 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.99%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.79%) Snort
5 11 (7.69%) vSphere
6 8 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.90%) XenApp
8 5 (3.50%) Docker
8 5 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (3.50%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.80%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.10%) Firmware
11 2 (1.40%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.40%) KVM
12 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.70%) Squid
12 1 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (10.49%) SCCM
2 14 (9.79%) Ansible
3 12 (8.39%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.50%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.10%) Nessus
6 2 (1.40%) Proxmox
7 1 (0.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 75 (52.45%) Microsoft
2 60 (41.96%) VMware
3 23 (16.08%) Citrix
4 15 (10.49%) IBM
5 12 (8.39%) Cisco
6 7 (4.90%) Rapid7
7 6 (4.20%) Veeam
8 5 (3.50%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.80%) Avaya
9 4 (2.80%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.80%) HP
10 3 (2.10%) Apple
10 3 (2.10%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.40%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.40%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.40%) Dell
11 2 (1.40%) McAfee
11 2 (1.40%) Mitel
11 2 (1.40%) Oracle
11 2 (1.40%) Remedy