Period
to 28 October 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 28 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 112 280 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 15.20% 14.92% 12.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.92% 73.49% 50.80%
Number of salaries quoted 106 241 232
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +13.85% +1.56%
10th Percentile £22,125 £20,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +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 178 381 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.15% 20.30% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 149 299 422
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -2.60%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,087 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £52,500 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -3 72 £37,500 +0.33% 22
West Wales +5 26 £37,500 +20.00% 1
Mid Wales +9 11 £38,500 - 2
North Wales +6 2 £60,000 +194.77% 6
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 28 October 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 63 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 60 (53.57%) Azure
3 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
4 56 (50.00%) VMware
5 51 (45.54%) Windows Server
6 48 (42.86%) Office 365
7 43 (38.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 40 (35.71%) Linux
9 33 (29.46%) ITIL
10 30 (26.79%) Windows 10
11 25 (22.32%) SQL
12 23 (20.54%) DNS
12 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
12 23 (20.54%) AWS
13 22 (19.64%) Finance
14 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
15 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (17.86%) Ansible
16 19 (16.96%) Service Management
16 19 (16.96%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (16.96%) Firewall
16 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
16 19 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
18 17 (15.18%) SCCM
18 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
19 16 (14.29%) XenApp
19 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
19 16 (14.29%) DevOps
19 16 (14.29%) DHCP

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 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) Apache
2 8 (7.14%) Apache Spark
2 8 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 7 (6.25%) IIS
4 6 (5.36%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.46%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.68%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.89%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.89%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 60 (53.57%) Azure
2 48 (42.86%) Office 365
3 23 (20.54%) AWS
4 14 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (8.93%) PaaS
6 9 (8.04%) Logic Apps
7 8 (7.14%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.68%) IaaS
9 2 (1.79%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.89%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.89%) Monitis
10 1 (0.89%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.54%) DNS
2 19 (16.96%) Firewall
2 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
3 16 (14.29%) DHCP
4 12 (10.71%) WAN
5 10 (8.93%) LAN
6 9 (8.04%) DMARC
6 9 (8.04%) SAN
7 8 (7.14%) DKIM
7 8 (7.14%) NetScaler
7 8 (7.14%) Wireshark
8 7 (6.25%) Skype
9 5 (4.46%) VPN
9 5 (4.46%) Wireless
10 3 (2.68%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.68%) VLAN
11 2 (1.79%) NAS
12 1 (0.89%) Internet
12 1 (0.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.29%) Hadoop
2 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 10 (8.93%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (8.04%) MySQL
5 8 (7.14%) DB2
5 8 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 8 (7.14%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 10 (8.93%) Advertising
2 10 (8.93%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.68%) Games
4 2 (1.79%) Electronics
4 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.89%) Law
5 1 (0.89%) Legal
5 1 (0.89%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 23 (20.54%) Analyst
2 18 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.93%) Administrator
3 10 (8.93%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (8.04%) IT Support
4 9 (8.04%) Security Analyst
4 9 (8.04%) Systems Administrator
5 8 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.14%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) IT Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Service Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) JMS
1 8 (7.14%) Web Services
2 3 (2.68%) JSON
2 3 (2.68%) SAML
3 2 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) HTML
4 1 (0.89%) LAMP
4 1 (0.89%) WAMP
4 1 (0.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.18%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.14%) Cyberthreat
2 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (4.46%) Clustering
3 5 (4.46%) Replication
3 5 (4.46%) User Experience
4 4 (3.57%) PKI
5 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.79%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.89%) iPhone
7 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.89%) Tandem
7 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.54%) Windows Server
2 40 (35.71%) Linux
3 30 (26.79%) Windows 10
4 21 (18.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 20 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (8.04%) CentOS
7 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 8 (7.14%) Kali Linux
8 8 (7.14%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.46%) Android
9 5 (4.46%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (29.46%) ITIL
2 19 (16.96%) Disaster Recovery
2 19 (16.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (16.96%) Service Management
3 16 (14.29%) DevOps
4 15 (13.39%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (11.61%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (11.61%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.61%) Project Delivery
6 11 (9.82%) Infrastructure as Code
7 10 (8.93%) Business Continuity
7 10 (8.93%) ITSM
7 10 (8.93%) Mentoring
8 9 (8.04%) Capacity Management
8 9 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (8.04%) Data Privacy
8 9 (8.04%) Information Security
8 9 (8.04%) Security Testing
8 9 (8.04%) SIEM
9 8 (7.14%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.32%) SQL
2 23 (20.54%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.46%) C#
5 3 (2.68%) C++
5 3 (2.68%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.79%) Python
7 1 (0.89%) C
7 1 (0.89%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.93%) Degree
2 8 (7.14%) CREST Certified
2 8 (7.14%) GCIA
2 8 (7.14%) GCIH
2 8 (7.14%) RHCE
2 8 (7.14%) SANS
3 4 (3.57%) MCSA
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.79%) CCNA
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.79%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) CEH
6 1 (0.89%) CISSP
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.89%) MBCS
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) SLA
2 8 (7.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.89%) NCSC
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 63 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 43 (38.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 16 (14.29%) XenApp
5 15 (13.39%) vSphere
5 15 (13.39%) XenDesktop
6 9 (8.04%) Docker
6 9 (8.04%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (7.14%) Snort
8 6 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.79%) KVM
11 1 (0.89%) Firmware
11 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (17.86%) Ansible
2 17 (15.18%) SCCM
3 15 (13.39%) Kubernetes
4 9 (8.04%) Puppet
5 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (4.46%) SCVMM
7 4 (3.57%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.79%) Proxmox
9 1 (0.89%) Nagios
9 1 (0.89%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.89%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 56 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (14.29%) Citrix
4 8 (7.14%) Cisco
4 8 (7.14%) F5
4 8 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.14%) Veeam
5 5 (4.46%) EnterpriseDB
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle
6 4 (3.57%) MobileIron
7 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.79%) Draytek
7 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
7 2 (1.79%) SolarWinds
7 2 (1.79%) SonicWALL
8 1 (0.89%) Avaya
8 1 (0.89%) Dynatrace
8 1 (0.89%) EMC
8 1 (0.89%) Sage
8 1 (0.89%) Trend Micro