Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 11 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 207 107 280
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 13.64% 14.36% 14.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.49% 61.49% 69.31%
Number of salaries quoted 183 80 240
10th Percentile £23,050 £20,963 £21,965
25th Percentile £25,000 £28,500 £26,188
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.67% +4.17% +19.01%
75th Percentile £46,419 £43,750 £44,219
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,625 £50,000
UK median annual salary £44,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.11% +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 321 174 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.15% 23.36% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 279 141 333
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £32,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -
75th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
90th Percentile £61,295 £52,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -2 136 £38,750 +10.71% 53
West Wales -17 38 £26,250 -32.26% 6
North Wales -4 12 £31,500 -47.50% 4
Mid Wales -5 11 £32,000 -16.88% 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 121 (58.45%) Active Directory
2 118 (57.00%) Microsoft
3 104 (50.24%) Azure
4 88 (42.51%) Linux
5 85 (41.06%) Windows Server
6 69 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
7 59 (28.50%) VMware
8 58 (28.02%) Social Skills
9 53 (25.60%) ITIL
10 51 (24.64%) Windows 10
11 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
12 43 (20.77%) WAN
13 41 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
15 39 (18.84%) LAN
16 38 (18.36%) Finance
16 38 (18.36%) DevOps
17 35 (16.91%) SCCM
18 33 (15.94%) Advertising
19 32 (15.46%) Firewall
19 32 (15.46%) Cisco
19 32 (15.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 31 (14.98%) AWS
21 30 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
22 29 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
24 27 (13.04%) Red Hat
25 26 (12.56%) Service Delivery
25 26 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
26 25 (12.08%) CentOS

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 (5.31%) SharePoint
2 9 (4.35%) Apache
3 8 (3.86%) Apache Spark
3 8 (3.86%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (3.86%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.90%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.97%) IIS
5 2 (0.97%) SAS
5 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Confluence
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) FileNet
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 28 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.48%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.48%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 104 (50.24%) Azure
2 69 (33.33%) Microsoft 365
3 31 (14.98%) AWS
4 30 (14.49%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.80%) IaaS
5 12 (5.80%) PaaS
6 11 (5.31%) OpenShift
7 9 (4.35%) SaaS
8 7 (3.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.90%) GitHub
10 4 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.97%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.48%) Azure Storage
12 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.48%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.77%) WAN
2 39 (18.84%) LAN
3 32 (15.46%) Firewall
4 25 (12.08%) VPN
5 21 (10.14%) DNS
5 21 (10.14%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.70%) DHCP
7 11 (5.31%) iSCSI
8 10 (4.83%) VoIP
9 9 (4.35%) SAN
10 8 (3.86%) NetScaler
11 7 (3.38%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (2.90%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (2.90%) Network Security
13 5 (2.42%) SMTP
13 5 (2.42%) VLAN
13 5 (2.42%) Wireless
14 4 (1.93%) Kerberos
14 4 (1.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.28%) Hadoop
2 11 (5.31%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.90%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.45%) Big Data
5 2 (0.97%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.80%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (1.93%) TeamCity
5 3 (1.45%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.97%) GitLab
6 2 (0.97%) JIRA
6 2 (0.97%) Rational Quality Manager
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.48%) Maven
7 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 58 (28.02%) Social Skills
2 38 (18.36%) Finance
3 33 (15.94%) Advertising
4 26 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (6.76%) Public Sector
6 13 (6.28%) Back Office
7 9 (4.35%) Retail
8 8 (3.86%) Law
8 8 (3.86%) Manufacturing
9 7 (3.38%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.93%) Welsh Language
11 3 (1.45%) Games
11 3 (1.45%) Telecoms
12 2 (0.97%) Avionics
12 2 (0.97%) Billing
12 2 (0.97%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 2 (0.97%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.48%) Banking
13 1 (0.48%) Legal
13 1 (0.48%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 39 (18.84%) Analyst
2 28 (13.53%) IT Support
3 26 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (12.56%) Support Analyst
4 25 (12.08%) IT Analyst
5 20 (9.66%) IT Support Analyst
6 17 (8.21%) 3rd Line Support
7 16 (7.73%) Consultant
7 16 (7.73%) Technical Consultant
7 16 (7.73%) Technical Support
8 15 (7.25%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (6.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support
10 13 (6.28%) 3rd Line Technical Support
10 13 (6.28%) Developer
10 13 (6.28%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
10 13 (6.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (6.28%) Support Consultant
10 13 (6.28%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
10 13 (6.28%) Technical Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (9.66%) .NET
2 10 (4.83%) REST
3 8 (3.86%) ASP.NET
3 8 (3.86%) JMS
4 7 (3.38%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.90%) CSS
5 6 (2.90%) LDAP
6 5 (2.42%) Entity Framework
6 5 (2.42%) HTML
6 5 (2.42%) LINQ
7 4 (1.93%) SAML
7 4 (1.93%) Web Services
8 3 (1.45%) .NET Core
8 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET Core
8 3 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (1.45%) React
9 2 (0.97%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.97%) COM
9 2 (0.97%) JSON
9 2 (0.97%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 18 (8.70%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (5.31%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.86%) Driving Licence
3 8 (3.86%) Fat Client
3 8 (3.86%) Thin Client
4 6 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.90%) PKI
4 6 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (1.93%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.93%) User Experience
6 3 (1.45%) NHS
6 3 (1.45%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.97%) e-Learning
7 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) Reinsurance
7 2 (0.97%) Social Media
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.48%) FMCG
8 1 (0.48%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 88 (42.51%) Linux
2 85 (41.06%) Windows Server
3 51 (24.64%) Windows 10
4 25 (12.08%) CentOS
5 19 (9.18%) Android
6 17 (8.21%) Mac OS
7 13 (6.28%) Apple iOS
7 13 (6.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
9 10 (4.83%) Windows 7
10 9 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
11 8 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (3.38%) Unix
13 6 (2.90%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.48%) Debian
15 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.48%) VMS
15 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (25.60%) ITIL
2 40 (19.32%) Problem-Solving
3 38 (18.36%) DevOps
4 32 (15.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 26 (12.56%) Service Delivery
6 24 (11.59%) Service Management
7 20 (9.66%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (8.21%) High Availability
9 16 (7.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 16 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (7.73%) Project Delivery
10 15 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
11 14 (6.76%) CRM
11 14 (6.76%) Infrastructure as Code
11 14 (6.76%) Server Management
12 13 (6.28%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (5.80%) Project Management
14 10 (4.83%) ERP
14 10 (4.83%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 50 (24.15%) PowerShell
2 22 (10.63%) SQL
3 19 (9.18%) C#
4 10 (4.83%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.35%) Java
6 8 (3.86%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.38%) Python
8 5 (2.42%) C
9 3 (1.45%) Groovy
10 2 (0.97%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (14.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.28%) A+ Certification
2 13 (6.28%) Degree
3 10 (4.83%) MCP
4 8 (3.86%) RHCE
5 6 (2.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (2.90%) Master's Degree
5 6 (2.90%) MCSE
6 5 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.93%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.93%) MCDST
7 4 (1.93%) MCSA
8 3 (1.45%) CCNA
8 3 (1.45%) CCNP
8 3 (1.45%) MCITP
8 3 (1.45%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (0.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.97%) HND
9 2 (0.97%) MCTS
10 1 (0.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (10.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (8.21%) SLA
3 11 (5.31%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (2.90%) QA
5 2 (0.97%) GDPR
5 2 (0.97%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
System Software
1 121 (58.45%) Active Directory
2 41 (19.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.25%) vSphere
5 14 (6.76%) Docker
6 9 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.86%) BitLocker
7 8 (3.86%) XenApp
8 7 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.93%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.97%) Firmware
10 2 (0.97%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 35 (16.91%) SCCM
2 17 (8.21%) Ansible
3 16 (7.73%) Kubernetes
3 16 (7.73%) Terraform
4 15 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.86%) Puppet
6 6 (2.90%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.93%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (1.93%) FortiGate
8 3 (1.45%) WSUS
9 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.97%) SCOM
10 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 118 (57.00%) Microsoft
2 59 (28.50%) VMware
3 32 (15.46%) Cisco
4 27 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 17 (8.21%) Brocade
6 9 (4.35%) Apple
7 8 (3.86%) F5
7 8 (3.86%) Sophos
8 7 (3.38%) Aruba
8 7 (3.38%) Citrix
9 4 (1.93%) BT
9 4 (1.93%) Veeam
10 3 (1.45%) iManage
10 3 (1.45%) Oracle
10 3 (1.45%) Xamarin
11 2 (0.97%) Dell
11 2 (0.97%) HP
11 2 (0.97%) Juniper
11 2 (0.97%) McAfee
11 2 (0.97%) Remedy