Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 277 253 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.95% 12.48% 14.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.32% 50.60% 56.83%
Number of salaries quoted 226 226 256
Wales median annual salary £35,750 £31,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.49% -1.56% -2.29%
10th Percentile £20,188 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £49,500 £52,500 £47,500
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 383 500 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.67% 24.67% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 300 423 455
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.60% +9.20%
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £57,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +2 231 £37,000 +21.61% 62
West Wales +8 25 £30,000 -17.24% 8
North Wales +11 11 £20,355 -49.11% 7
Mid Wales +8 4 - - 4
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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.

1 140 (50.54%) Microsoft
2 127 (45.85%) Windows Server
3 119 (42.96%) Active Directory
4 94 (33.94%) VMware
5 88 (31.77%) Linux
6 74 (26.71%) ITIL
7 67 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
8 61 (22.02%) Azure
9 53 (19.13%) Windows 10
10 52 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
11 51 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
12 49 (17.69%) AWS
12 49 (17.69%) Office 365
13 47 (16.97%) IBM
14 45 (16.25%) DNS
15 42 (15.16%) Python
16 41 (14.80%) Advertising
17 39 (14.08%) MS Exchange
17 39 (14.08%) Windows 7
17 39 (14.08%) Degree
18 37 (13.36%) PowerShell
18 37 (13.36%) Bash Shell
19 34 (12.27%) Firewall
20 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Office
20 32 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 31 (11.19%) LAN
21 31 (11.19%) DHCP
21 31 (11.19%) Finance
22 29 (10.47%) WAN
22 29 (10.47%) Shell Script

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 39 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.39%) IBM HTTP Server
2 26 (9.39%) WebSphere
3 14 (5.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (4.69%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.33%) Skype for Business
6 10 (3.61%) IIS
7 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.44%) OpenEdge
9 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.72%) SAS
10 1 (0.36%) Apache
10 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.36%) Confluence
10 1 (0.36%) nginx
Applications
1 32 (11.55%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (1.08%) assyst
3 1 (0.36%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 61 (22.02%) Azure
2 49 (17.69%) AWS
2 49 (17.69%) Office 365
3 10 (3.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (2.89%) GCP
5 4 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (1.44%) Yammer
6 3 (1.08%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.36%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.36%) G Suite
7 1 (0.36%) IaaS
7 1 (0.36%) PaaS
7 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (16.25%) DNS
2 34 (12.27%) Firewall
3 31 (11.19%) DHCP
3 31 (11.19%) LAN
4 29 (10.47%) WAN
5 27 (9.75%) HTTP
5 27 (9.75%) TCP/IP
6 26 (9.39%) SAN
7 23 (8.30%) Network Security
8 20 (7.22%) VPN
9 17 (6.14%) VoIP
10 14 (5.05%) Wireless
11 12 (4.33%) Internet
11 12 (4.33%) Skype
12 11 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (2.53%) NAS
13 7 (2.53%) SMTP
14 5 (1.81%) VLAN
15 4 (1.44%) SNMP
15 4 (1.44%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) GIS
3 3 (1.08%) MySQL
3 3 (1.08%) Power BI
3 3 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (0.36%) Cognos Transformer
5 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) QlikView
5 1 (0.36%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.78%) Rational Team Concert
3 11 (3.97%) Rational Quality Manager
4 7 (2.53%) Visual Studio
5 6 (2.17%) GitLab
6 5 (1.81%) JIRA
6 5 (1.81%) Rational DOORS
6 5 (1.81%) Subversion
6 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.72%) Burp Suite
7 2 (0.72%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.72%) Selenium
7 2 (0.72%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (14.80%) Advertising
2 31 (11.19%) Finance
3 16 (5.78%) Avionics
4 12 (4.33%) Welsh Language
5 10 (3.61%) Automotive
6 9 (3.25%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.17%) Games
7 6 (2.17%) Public Sector
8 4 (1.44%) Environmental Health
8 4 (1.44%) Legal
8 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.72%) Electronics
9 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.72%) Social Housing
10 1 (0.36%) Back Office
10 1 (0.36%) French Language
10 1 (0.36%) German Language
10 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (15.52%) Consultant
2 42 (15.16%) Technical Consultant
3 36 (13.00%) Analyst
4 27 (9.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 26 (9.39%) Support Engineer
6 23 (8.30%) IT Support
7 20 (7.22%) IT Engineer
8 17 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (5.78%) 3rd Line Support
10 15 (5.42%) Developer
11 14 (5.05%) IT Analyst
11 14 (5.05%) Software Engineer
11 14 (5.05%) Support Technician
12 13 (4.69%) AWS Engineer
12 13 (4.69%) Desktop Support
12 13 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (4.33%) Administrator
13 12 (4.33%) IT Technician
13 12 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
13 12 (4.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.39%) Middleware
2 14 (5.05%) HTML
3 11 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
4 10 (3.61%) CSS
5 9 (3.25%) .NET
6 8 (2.89%) HTML5
6 8 (2.89%) Web Services
7 6 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 6 (2.17%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.81%) Aurelia
8 5 (1.81%) LDAP
8 5 (1.81%) OAuth
8 5 (1.81%) OAuth2
8 5 (1.81%) REST
9 4 (1.44%) DirectX
9 4 (1.44%) OpenGL
9 4 (1.44%) Qt
10 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
11 2 (0.72%) MAPI
11 2 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (9.03%) iSeries
3 17 (6.14%) Driving Licence
3 17 (6.14%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.69%) AS400
5 10 (3.61%) Data Centre
6 6 (2.17%) Replication
7 5 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.44%) BBC
8 4 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.44%) PKI
8 4 (1.44%) User Experience
9 3 (1.08%) Clustering
9 3 (1.08%) Wiki
10 2 (0.72%) Handset
11 1 (0.36%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.36%) Arduino
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.36%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 127 (45.85%) Windows Server
2 88 (31.77%) Linux
3 53 (19.13%) Windows 10
4 39 (14.08%) Windows 7
5 29 (10.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (9.39%) OS/400
7 20 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (3.97%) Unix
9 10 (3.61%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.25%) Android
11 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.44%) Kali Linux
12 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.08%) CentOS
13 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (26.71%) ITIL
2 52 (18.77%) Problem-Solving
3 51 (18.41%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (11.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (8.30%) Project Management
6 22 (7.94%) Analytics
6 22 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 18 (6.50%) Change Management
8 16 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 16 (5.78%) Patch Management
8 16 (5.78%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.42%) Scrum
10 14 (5.05%) DevOps
10 14 (5.05%) Software Engineering
11 13 (4.69%) Information Security
11 13 (4.69%) Mentoring
12 12 (4.33%) Migration
13 11 (3.97%) Computer Science
13 11 (3.97%) OO
14 10 (3.61%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (15.16%) Python
2 37 (13.36%) Bash Shell
2 37 (13.36%) PowerShell
3 29 (10.47%) Shell Script
4 26 (9.39%) Perl
5 23 (8.30%) SQL
6 21 (7.58%) C#
7 16 (5.78%) C++
7 16 (5.78%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.89%) Java
8 8 (2.89%) TypeScript
9 5 (1.81%) Go
10 4 (1.44%) C
11 2 (0.72%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.72%) VB
12 1 (0.36%) PHP
12 1 (0.36%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.36%) Ruby
12 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (14.08%) Degree
2 27 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (5.78%) MCSE
4 15 (5.42%) IBM Certification
5 12 (4.33%) CCNA
5 12 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.97%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (3.97%) Security Cleared
7 9 (3.25%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.89%) MCSA
9 6 (2.17%) AWS Certification
10 5 (1.81%) CISSP
10 5 (1.81%) MCP
11 4 (1.44%) HND
11 4 (1.44%) Master's Degree
11 4 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.08%) ISEB
12 3 (1.08%) ISEB Practitioner
12 3 (1.08%) LPIC
13 2 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (9.03%) SLA
2 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.44%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 119 (42.96%) Active Directory
2 67 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.39%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.33%) XenApp
5 10 (3.61%) Docker
6 6 (2.17%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.44%) KVM
7 4 (1.44%) Samba
7 4 (1.44%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.44%) vSphere
7 4 (1.44%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.36%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 23 (8.30%) SCCM
2 10 (3.61%) Ansible
2 10 (3.61%) Kubernetes
3 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (1.81%) Mesos
5 4 (1.44%) Proxmox
6 3 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.08%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.08%) WSUS
7 2 (0.72%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.72%) Nmap
7 2 (0.72%) Puppet
7 2 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (0.72%) Terraform
8 1 (0.36%) cPanel
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.36%) SCOM
8 1 (0.36%) SnapVault
8 1 (0.36%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 140 (50.54%) Microsoft
2 94 (33.94%) VMware
3 47 (16.97%) IBM
4 25 (9.03%) Cisco
4 25 (9.03%) Citrix
5 15 (5.42%) Veeam
6 10 (3.61%) Dell
6 10 (3.61%) Rapid7
6 10 (3.61%) Remedy
7 8 (2.89%) NetApp
8 7 (2.53%) Avaya
9 6 (2.17%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.17%) Sparx
10 5 (1.81%) 3PAR
10 5 (1.81%) Apple
10 5 (1.81%) Google
10 5 (1.81%) Oracle
11 4 (1.44%) BT
11 4 (1.44%) HP
11 4 (1.44%) Progress