Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 174 246 238
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 14.87% 13.57% 13.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 76.65% 67.77% 56.80%
Number of salaries quoted 145 223 214
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,000 £21,075
25th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £27,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £38,000 £37,000
Median % change year-on-year -1.32% +2.70% +17.46%
75th Percentile £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,200 £53,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.43% - +3.75%

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 227 363 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.40% 20.02% 23.67%
Number of salaries quoted 192 331 367
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,750 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,188 £30,375 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.39% +2.67% -1.32%
75th Percentile £52,682 £45,000 £48,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -3 128 £40,000 +5.26% 35
West Wales +13 17 £32,500 +54.76% 6
North Wales +10 14 £36,000 -10.00% 6
Mid Wales -1 12 £37,500 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 109 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 95 (54.60%) Azure
3 80 (45.98%) Microsoft 365
4 79 (45.40%) Active Directory
5 78 (44.83%) Windows Server
6 58 (33.33%) SQL
7 51 (29.31%) VMware
8 43 (24.71%) DevOps
9 38 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 37 (21.26%) Linux
11 36 (20.69%) Firewall
12 34 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
13 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
13 32 (18.39%) Windows 10
14 31 (17.82%) PowerShell
15 28 (16.09%) DNS
16 26 (14.94%) Finance
16 26 (14.94%) Migration
16 26 (14.94%) Git (software)
17 25 (14.37%) ITIL
18 24 (13.79%) Cisco
19 23 (13.22%) DHCP
19 23 (13.22%) SAN
20 22 (12.64%) Hyper-V
20 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
21 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
22 19 (10.92%) Service Management
23 18 (10.34%) Oracle
24 17 (9.77%) Windows 7

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 12 (6.90%) Confluence
1 12 (6.90%) IIS
2 11 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (6.32%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 10 (5.75%) FileNet
4 8 (4.60%) LiveCycle
5 5 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.87%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (12.07%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.15%) assyst
2 2 (1.15%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 95 (54.60%) Azure
2 80 (45.98%) Microsoft 365
3 21 (12.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.05%) AWS
5 11 (6.32%) IaaS
5 11 (6.32%) PaaS
6 6 (3.45%) SaaS
7 5 (2.87%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.72%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.15%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.15%) Mimecast
9 2 (1.15%) Serverless
10 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 36 (20.69%) Firewall
2 28 (16.09%) DNS
3 23 (13.22%) DHCP
3 23 (13.22%) SAN
4 15 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 14 (8.05%) LAN
5 14 (8.05%) WAN
6 10 (5.75%) Cisco ISE
7 9 (5.17%) Remote Desktop
7 9 (5.17%) VoIP
8 8 (4.60%) VPN
9 7 (4.02%) Network Security
10 6 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
10 6 (3.45%) NAS
10 6 (3.45%) SD-WAN
11 5 (2.87%) HTTP
11 5 (2.87%) SSL
12 4 (2.30%) Skype
12 4 (2.30%) Unified Communications
12 4 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.90%) Amazon RDS
1 12 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) MySQL
3 8 (4.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 26 (14.94%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.90%) Bitbucket
2 12 (6.90%) JIRA
3 11 (6.32%) Jenkins
4 9 (5.17%) Artifactory
5 8 (4.60%) Maven
6 4 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (1.15%) git-flow
7 2 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.57%) GitLab
8 1 (0.57%) Rational Quality Manager
General
1 26 (14.94%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Retail
3 7 (4.02%) Manufacturing
4 6 (3.45%) Advertising
5 5 (2.87%) Avionics
5 5 (2.87%) Back Office
5 5 (2.87%) Law
5 5 (2.87%) Local Government
5 5 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.30%) Legal
6 4 (2.30%) Marketing
7 3 (1.72%) Swedish Language
7 3 (1.72%) Welsh Language
8 2 (1.15%) Games
8 2 (1.15%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (18.97%) Analyst
3 24 (13.79%) Azure Engineer
4 16 (9.20%) Developer
5 13 (7.47%) Platform Engineer
6 10 (5.75%) Architect
7 9 (5.17%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) Configuration Analyst
8 8 (4.60%) IT Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) Office 365 Engineer
8 8 (4.60%) PHP Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Software Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.02%) Security Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Junior
10 6 (3.45%) Project Engineer
10 6 (3.45%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) .NET
2 13 (7.47%) .NET Framework
2 13 (7.47%) ASP.NET
2 13 (7.47%) JSON
3 12 (6.90%) CSS
3 12 (6.90%) HTML
4 11 (6.32%) RESTful
5 10 (5.75%) jQuery
6 8 (4.60%) COM
7 5 (2.87%) REST
8 4 (2.30%) LAMP
8 4 (2.30%) WAMP
9 2 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
9 2 (1.15%) LDAP
9 2 (1.15%) OAuth
9 2 (1.15%) SAML
10 1 (0.57%) CSS3
10 1 (0.57%) React
10 1 (0.57%) Spring Boot
10 1 (0.57%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.17%) PKI
2 8 (4.60%) User Experience
3 5 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (2.30%) AS400
4 4 (2.30%) Data Structures
4 4 (2.30%) Device Driver
4 4 (2.30%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.30%) Reference Data
5 3 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.72%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.15%) BYOD
6 2 (1.15%) Clustering
6 2 (1.15%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.15%) Handset
6 2 (1.15%) iPad
6 2 (1.15%) iSeries
6 2 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.57%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 78 (44.83%) Windows Server
2 37 (21.26%) Linux
3 32 (18.39%) Windows 10
4 22 (12.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (9.77%) Windows 7
6 16 (9.20%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (6.32%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (5.75%) Android
8 10 (5.75%) Mac OS
8 10 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (3.45%) Apple iOS
9 6 (3.45%) Mac OS X
9 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (3.45%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.87%) VMS
11 4 (2.30%) AIX
11 4 (2.30%) HPUX
11 4 (2.30%) Solaris
12 3 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (24.71%) DevOps
2 38 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (18.39%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (14.94%) Migration
5 25 (14.37%) ITIL
6 19 (10.92%) Service Management
7 16 (9.20%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (9.20%) Service Delivery
8 15 (8.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 15 (8.62%) Data Security
8 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure as Code
8 15 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
9 14 (8.05%) Configuration Management
10 12 (6.90%) Problem Management
10 12 (6.90%) Scrum
11 11 (6.32%) Collaborative Working
11 11 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.75%) Decision-Making
12 10 (5.75%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (5.75%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.33%) SQL
2 31 (17.82%) PowerShell
3 13 (7.47%) C#
3 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.32%) Java
4 11 (6.32%) Python
5 10 (5.75%) PHP
6 8 (4.60%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.30%) C
8 3 (1.72%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.72%) VB
9 2 (1.15%) Assembly Language
9 2 (1.15%) C++
9 2 (1.15%) RPG
10 1 (0.57%) ES6
10 1 (0.57%) Groovy
10 1 (0.57%) Java 8
10 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.47%) Degree
2 11 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.17%) SC Cleared
4 8 (4.60%) MCSA
4 8 (4.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 5 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (2.30%) MCSE
8 3 (1.72%) MCITP
8 3 (1.72%) MCP
8 3 (1.72%) MCTS
9 1 (0.57%) CEH
9 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.57%) OSCP
9 1 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.62%) SLA
2 5 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.15%) GDPR
3 2 (1.15%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.57%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 79 (45.40%) Active Directory
2 34 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.90%) BitLocker
5 11 (6.32%) vSphere
6 7 (4.02%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.87%) Docker
8 4 (2.30%) Firmware
8 4 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (2.30%) XenApp
8 4 (2.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
2 14 (8.05%) SCCM
3 6 (3.45%) Jamf Pro
3 6 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.72%) Terraform
5 2 (1.15%) Ansible
5 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.15%) Nessus
5 2 (1.15%) OpenVAS
5 2 (1.15%) Opsgenie
5 2 (1.15%) QRadar
6 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.57%) SCOM
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 109 (62.64%) Microsoft
2 51 (29.31%) VMware
3 24 (13.79%) Cisco
4 18 (10.34%) Oracle
5 14 (8.05%) IBM
6 13 (7.47%) Apple
6 13 (7.47%) EnterpriseDB
7 12 (6.90%) Citrix
8 11 (6.32%) Veeam
9 10 (5.75%) Adobe
10 8 (4.60%) ILOG
10 8 (4.60%) Kofax
11 7 (4.02%) Clearswift
11 7 (4.02%) HP
11 7 (4.02%) Sophos
12 6 (3.45%) Remedy
13 5 (2.87%) Dell
13 5 (2.87%) MobileIron
13 5 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.87%) SonicWALL