Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 7 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 295 433 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.02% 16.26% 18.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.96% 67.55% 64.93%
Number of salaries quoted 271 366 441
Wales median annual salary £34,250 £34,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,250 £18,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £50,750 £47,000
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 509 641 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 24.19% 24.07% 28.30%
Number of salaries quoted 470 544 685
Wales median annual salary £38,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.94% +2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £57,946 £51,250 £48,550
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 -4 222 £32,500 -7.14% 22
West Wales +12 56 £45,000 +52.54% 1
North Wales -9 13 £27,500 +54.01% 4
Mid Wales +2 4 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Windows.

1 154 (52.20%) VMware
2 140 (47.46%) Windows Server
3 123 (41.69%) Microsoft
4 118 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 109 (36.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 102 (34.58%) Linux
7 96 (32.54%) ITIL
8 91 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 88 (29.83%) Cisco
10 78 (26.44%) Firewall
11 71 (24.07%) Office 365
12 64 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 63 (21.36%) Hyper-V
14 57 (19.32%) SQL
15 54 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
16 50 (16.95%) SQL Server
17 48 (16.27%) SAN
18 47 (15.93%) Windows 7
19 45 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
20 41 (13.90%) Unix
20 41 (13.90%) MS Exchange
21 40 (13.56%) Windows 10
22 39 (13.22%) VPN
22 39 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
23 38 (12.88%) .NET
24 37 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2013
25 36 (12.20%) DNS
26 35 (11.86%) Citrix
27 34 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
27 34 (11.53%) MCSE

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 41 (13.90%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 26 (8.81%) IIS
4 21 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (4.75%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.05%) CMS
7 6 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.69%) JBoss
9 4 (1.36%) Apache
9 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.36%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.02%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.02%) nginx
10 3 (1.02%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (11.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.34%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 71 (24.07%) Office 365
2 45 (15.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (13.22%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.41%) SaaS
5 11 (3.73%) PaaS
6 9 (3.05%) IaaS
7 7 (2.37%) G Suite
8 5 (1.69%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.34%) Google Drive
9 1 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 78 (26.44%) Firewall
2 48 (16.27%) SAN
3 39 (13.22%) VPN
4 36 (12.20%) DNS
5 27 (9.15%) VoIP
6 25 (8.47%) DHCP
7 24 (8.14%) LAN
8 20 (6.78%) TCP/IP
8 20 (6.78%) WAN
9 17 (5.76%) iSCSI
10 16 (5.42%) Network Security
11 14 (4.75%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (4.41%) VLAN
13 11 (3.73%) NAS
14 10 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (3.39%) Internet
15 8 (2.71%) IPv6
15 8 (2.71%) Wireless
16 5 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
17 4 (1.36%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.41%) MySQL
4 10 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.37%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.03%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (2.03%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.69%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 2 (0.68%) Ingres
10 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 15 (5.08%) Visual Studio
2 12 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 10 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 7 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.69%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.69%) Subversion
6 4 (1.36%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.68%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.34%) JIRA
8 1 (0.34%) MSTest
8 1 (0.34%) Selenium
8 1 (0.34%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (9.15%) Finance
2 9 (3.05%) Advertising
2 9 (3.05%) Manufacturing
2 9 (3.05%) Military
2 9 (3.05%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.03%) Automotive
3 6 (2.03%) Law
3 6 (2.03%) Retail
4 5 (1.69%) Games
5 4 (1.36%) Multimedia
5 4 (1.36%) Welsh Language
6 3 (1.02%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.68%) Electronics
7 2 (0.68%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
8 1 (0.34%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 65 (22.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (14.24%) Support Engineer
3 29 (9.83%) Analyst
4 28 (9.49%) IT Support
5 25 (8.47%) Developer
6 22 (7.46%) IT Engineer
7 18 (6.10%) Support Analyst
7 18 (6.10%) Team Leader
8 16 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (5.42%) Network Engineer
9 15 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (5.08%) Infrastructure Team Leader
9 15 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) .NET Developer
10 13 (4.41%) Administrator
10 13 (4.41%) Consultant
11 12 (4.07%) 3rd Line Support
11 12 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) IT Support Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.88%) .NET
2 17 (5.76%) ASP.NET
2 17 (5.76%) HTML
3 16 (5.42%) CSS
4 13 (4.41%) Web Services
5 12 (4.07%) XML
6 11 (3.73%) WinForms
7 8 (2.71%) .NET Framework
8 7 (2.37%) jQuery
9 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (2.03%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (1.69%) MFC
10 5 (1.69%) REST
10 5 (1.69%) XSLT
11 4 (1.36%) HTML5
12 3 (1.02%) CSS3
12 3 (1.02%) EDI
12 3 (1.02%) JSON
12 3 (1.02%) LINQ
12 3 (1.02%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.44%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 8 (2.71%) Driving Licence
4 8 (2.71%) Replication
5 7 (2.37%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.37%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.37%) Thin Client
6 6 (2.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.69%) Clustering
7 5 (1.69%) CMDB
7 5 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.69%) NHS
7 5 (1.69%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.02%) EMC Centera
8 3 (1.02%) PKI
8 3 (1.02%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.02%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 140 (47.46%) Windows Server
2 102 (34.58%) Linux
3 91 (30.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (15.93%) Windows 7
6 41 (13.90%) Unix
7 40 (13.56%) Windows 10
8 32 (10.85%) Windows 8
9 27 (9.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.75%) CentOS
11 12 (4.07%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.69%) AIX
13 5 (1.69%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.69%) Mac OS X
13 5 (1.69%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.36%) Android
15 3 (1.02%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.02%) OpenBSD
16 2 (0.68%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (32.54%) ITIL
2 29 (9.83%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (8.47%) DevOps
4 22 (7.46%) Project Management
5 17 (5.76%) Service Management
6 16 (5.42%) Migration
6 16 (5.42%) MVC
7 15 (5.08%) Change Management
7 15 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (5.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (5.08%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.75%) Server Virtualisation
9 13 (4.41%) Configuration Management
9 13 (4.41%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (4.07%) Performance Management
11 11 (3.73%) Business Transformation
11 11 (3.73%) Software Engineering
11 11 (3.73%) TDD
12 10 (3.39%) Capacity Management
12 10 (3.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.32%) SQL
2 33 (11.19%) C#
3 21 (7.12%) JavaScript
4 14 (4.75%) PowerShell
5 13 (4.41%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.73%) VB.NET
7 10 (3.39%) C++
8 9 (3.05%) Python
9 8 (2.71%) Java
10 7 (2.37%) PHP
11 3 (1.02%) C
11 3 (1.02%) VB
12 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.34%) ABAP
13 1 (0.34%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.34%) Fortran
13 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.34%) Ruby
13 1 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 54 (18.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (11.53%) MCSE
3 32 (10.85%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (9.83%) CCNA
5 26 (8.81%) Degree
6 19 (6.44%) MCSA
7 15 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (4.75%) MCP
9 13 (4.41%) CCNP
9 13 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (4.41%) Security Cleared
10 10 (3.39%) CCA
10 10 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
10 10 (3.39%) DBS Check
10 10 (3.39%) SC Cleared
11 9 (3.05%) A+ Certification
12 7 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.69%) GNVQ
14 4 (1.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 3 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.42%) SLA
2 9 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.36%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.34%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.34%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.34%) MISRA
4 1 (0.34%) MISRA C
System Software
1 118 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 109 (36.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (21.36%) Hyper-V
4 20 (6.78%) XenApp
5 16 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (4.41%) VirtualBox
6 13 (4.41%) vSphere
7 12 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.05%) Snort
9 5 (1.69%) pfSense
10 4 (1.36%) Docker
10 4 (1.36%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.02%) NFS
12 2 (0.68%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.34%) Firmware
13 1 (0.34%) vCloud
13 1 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (4.75%) Puppet
2 13 (4.41%) Ansible
2 13 (4.41%) Tivoli
2 13 (4.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (4.07%) SCCM
4 11 (3.73%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.37%) SCSM
6 6 (2.03%) SCOM
7 4 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.36%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
8 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (1.02%) Terraform
8 3 (1.02%) WSUS
9 2 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 154 (52.20%) VMware
2 123 (41.69%) Microsoft
3 88 (29.83%) Cisco
4 35 (11.86%) Citrix
5 26 (8.81%) Oracle
6 22 (7.46%) Avaya
7 16 (5.42%) Dell
8 14 (4.75%) HP
8 14 (4.75%) Red Hat
9 11 (3.73%) Nortel
10 10 (3.39%) Veeam
11 8 (2.71%) Google
12 7 (2.37%) Apple
12 7 (2.37%) McAfee
13 6 (2.03%) CheckPoint
13 6 (2.03%) EMC
14 5 (1.69%) IBM
14 5 (1.69%) Juniper
14 5 (1.69%) Splunk
15 4 (1.36%) F5