Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 12 10
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 223 313 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 12.35% 15.23% 15.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.98% 68.49% 59.40%
Number of salaries quoted 164 281 347
Wales median annual salary £30,000 £34,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.04% +6.15% -8.45%
10th Percentile £18,750 £22,378 £19,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 429 457 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.77% 22.24% 26.37%
Number of salaries quoted 342 412 612
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £36,058 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.16% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £54,844 £52,500 £53,750
UK median annual salary £46,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Windows in Wales

Windows
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Wales over the 6 months to 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018. 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 +1 148 £30,000 -14.29% 40
Mid Wales +10 45 £27,500 -29.49% 4
West Wales 0 23 £34,000 -15.00% 5
North Wales -13 4 £45,000 +81.82% 4
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 21 May 2018, 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.

1 144 (64.57%) Microsoft
2 123 (55.16%) Active Directory
3 108 (48.43%) Windows Server
4 89 (39.91%) ITIL
5 75 (33.63%) SLA
6 70 (31.39%) Office 365
7 68 (30.49%) VMware
8 67 (30.04%) Problem-Solving
9 63 (28.25%) Linux
10 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Certification
11 57 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
13 54 (24.22%) Degree
13 54 (24.22%) Hyper-V
14 49 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
14 49 (21.97%) Continuous Improvement
14 49 (21.97%) Service Management
14 49 (21.97%) Service Delivery
15 48 (21.52%) DNS
16 47 (21.08%) MS Exchange
16 47 (21.08%) PowerShell
17 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
18 44 (19.73%) User Experience
19 42 (18.83%) Enterprise Software
19 42 (18.83%) Stakeholder Management
20 41 (18.39%) ITSM
20 41 (18.39%) Decision-Making
20 41 (18.39%) Proactive Management
20 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
21 40 (17.94%) Windows 10

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 47 (21.08%) MS Exchange
2 11 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (4.48%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.14%) IIS
5 5 (2.24%) NetWeaver
6 4 (1.79%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 55 (24.66%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.24%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.45%) Autodesk Inventor
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (31.39%) Office 365
2 39 (17.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (8.97%) IaaS
4 6 (2.69%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.24%) PaaS
6 3 (1.35%) SaaS
7 2 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.90%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.45%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 48 (21.52%) DNS
2 39 (17.49%) LAN
3 37 (16.59%) Firewall
4 26 (11.66%) DHCP
5 23 (10.31%) SAN
6 21 (9.42%) ADSL
7 18 (8.07%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.48%) WAN
9 9 (4.04%) Wireless
10 6 (2.69%) VLAN
11 5 (2.24%) VPN
12 4 (1.79%) VoIP
12 4 (1.79%) WLAN
13 3 (1.35%) Modbus
14 2 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (0.90%) HTTP
14 2 (0.90%) iSCSI
14 2 (0.90%) NAS
14 2 (0.90%) Network Security
14 2 (0.90%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.93%) Power BI
2 11 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 10g
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (2.69%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.90%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.90%) Ingres
6 2 (0.90%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (0.90%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.45%) Data Mart
7 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.45%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (7.17%) JIRA
2 7 (3.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.90%) Rational Quality Manager
3 2 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.90%) Rational Team Concert
4 1 (0.45%) Gatling
4 1 (0.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.45%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.45%) JMeter
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
4 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 23 (10.31%) Finance
2 17 (7.62%) Advertising
3 9 (4.04%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.69%) Automotive
5 4 (1.79%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.35%) Electronics
6 3 (1.35%) Retail
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
8 1 (0.45%) Banking
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (17.49%) Analyst
2 37 (16.59%) Support Engineer
3 29 (13.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.87%) Desktop Support
5 21 (9.42%) IT Engineer
5 21 (9.42%) IT Support
6 16 (7.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 15 (6.73%) Service Analyst
7 15 (6.73%) Service Desk Analyst
8 14 (6.28%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (6.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 13 (5.83%) Consultant
10 12 (5.38%) Database Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) 1st Line Support
11 11 (4.93%) Developer
11 11 (4.93%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.93%) Support Analyst
12 10 (4.48%) Service Desk Technician
13 8 (3.59%) 3rd Line Support
13 8 (3.59%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.73%) .NET
2 5 (2.24%) .NET Framework
2 5 (2.24%) SAP Basis
3 4 (1.79%) XML
4 3 (1.35%) Middleware
4 3 (1.35%) REST
5 2 (0.90%) COM
5 2 (0.90%) CSS
5 2 (0.90%) HTML
5 2 (0.90%) LINQ
5 2 (0.90%) Web Services
6 1 (0.45%) Angular 2
6 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.45%) Entity Framework
6 1 (0.45%) Express
6 1 (0.45%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (19.73%) User Experience
2 42 (18.83%) Enterprise Software
3 26 (11.66%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.04%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.69%) Data Centre
5 6 (2.69%) PKI
6 5 (2.24%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.35%) Clustering
7 3 (1.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.35%) Replication
8 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.90%) iPhone
8 2 (0.90%) iSeries
8 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
8 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.45%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.45%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 108 (48.43%) Windows Server
2 63 (28.25%) Linux
3 57 (25.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 45 (20.18%) Windows 7
5 41 (18.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 40 (17.94%) Windows 10
7 12 (5.38%) Android
8 8 (3.59%) Windows 8
9 6 (2.69%) Unix
9 6 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.24%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.24%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.45%) CatOS
11 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (39.91%) ITIL
2 67 (30.04%) Problem-Solving
3 49 (21.97%) Continuous Improvement
3 49 (21.97%) Service Delivery
3 49 (21.97%) Service Management
4 42 (18.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 41 (18.39%) Decision-Making
5 41 (18.39%) ITSM
5 41 (18.39%) Proactive Management
6 34 (15.25%) Incident Management
7 30 (13.45%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (8.52%) Problem Management
8 19 (8.52%) TOGAF
9 16 (7.17%) Collaborative Working
10 14 (6.28%) Customer Engagement
10 14 (6.28%) Project Management
11 13 (5.83%) Business Continuity
12 11 (4.93%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (4.93%) DevOps
13 10 (4.48%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 47 (21.08%) PowerShell
2 21 (9.42%) SQL
3 16 (7.17%) VB
4 12 (5.38%) C#
5 7 (3.14%) VB.NET
6 4 (1.79%) C++
6 4 (1.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.35%) C
8 2 (0.90%) Java
8 2 (0.90%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.45%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.45%) Python
9 1 (0.45%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 62 (27.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (24.22%) Degree
3 24 (10.76%) MCSE
4 19 (8.52%) MCSA
5 17 (7.62%) MCITP
6 14 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (5.38%) CCNA
7 12 (5.38%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (5.38%) Security Cleared
8 5 (2.24%) CCNP
9 4 (1.79%) CISSP
9 4 (1.79%) SC Cleared
10 3 (1.35%) CISA
10 3 (1.35%) CISM
10 3 (1.35%) MCDST
10 3 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.90%) CCA
11 2 (0.90%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.90%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (33.63%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.45%) PMO
System Software
1 123 (55.16%) Active Directory
2 54 (24.22%) Hyper-V
3 49 (21.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.62%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.69%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.69%) XenApp
6 4 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.79%) VMware Server
6 4 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.35%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.90%) pfSense
8 2 (0.90%) Snort
9 1 (0.45%) Firmware
9 1 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (6.73%) SCCM
2 11 (4.93%) NetBackup
2 11 (4.93%) SCOM
3 6 (2.69%) SCOrch
4 5 (2.24%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 3 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.35%) QRadar
6 2 (0.90%) Ansible
6 2 (0.90%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.90%) PTC Integrity
6 2 (0.90%) Puppet
6 2 (0.90%) SCSM
7 1 (0.45%) Grafana
7 1 (0.45%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 144 (64.57%) Microsoft
2 68 (30.49%) VMware
3 23 (10.31%) HP
3 23 (10.31%) Oracle
4 21 (9.42%) Veeam
5 20 (8.97%) Cisco
6 14 (6.28%) Citrix
7 11 (4.93%) Apple
8 10 (4.48%) 3PAR
8 10 (4.48%) Veritas
9 6 (2.69%) McAfee
9 6 (2.69%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.69%) SAP
9 6 (2.69%) ServiceNow
10 5 (2.24%) Sophos
11 4 (1.79%) IBM
11 4 (1.79%) Intel
11 4 (1.79%) Symantec
12 3 (1.35%) Dell
12 3 (1.35%) Juniper