Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 161 286 260
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 16.79% 15.24% 13.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 72.20% 72.77% 52.85%
Number of salaries quoted 163 251 243
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,000 £22,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £50,250 £56,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 223 393 492
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.25% 20.94% 25.76%
Number of salaries quoted 183 332 430
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -1 116 £45,000 +12.50% 24
West Wales +12 21 £45,000 +83.67% 3
North Wales +14 13 £36,000 -10.00% 7
Mid Wales +4 9 - - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 94 (58.39%) Microsoft
2 85 (52.80%) Azure
3 68 (42.24%) Active Directory
4 67 (41.61%) Windows Server
5 60 (37.27%) Office 365
6 52 (32.30%) VMware
7 50 (31.06%) SQL
8 41 (25.47%) DevOps
9 36 (22.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (21.74%) Windows 10
11 32 (19.88%) ITIL
12 29 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 28 (17.39%) Linux
14 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
16 23 (14.29%) PowerShell
16 23 (14.29%) Migration
16 23 (14.29%) Service Management
17 22 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
18 21 (13.04%) Firewall
19 20 (12.42%) Finance
20 19 (11.80%) Oracle
20 19 (11.80%) SLA
20 19 (11.80%) Hyper-V
20 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
21 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2016
21 18 (11.18%) Git (software)
21 18 (11.18%) DNS
21 18 (11.18%) Data Security
22 17 (10.56%) Microsoft Office

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 (6.83%) SharePoint
2 9 (5.59%) Confluence
3 8 (4.97%) Apache
3 8 (4.97%) Apache Spark
3 8 (4.97%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (4.97%) Tomcat
3 8 (4.97%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (4.35%) FileNet
5 5 (3.11%) IIS
5 5 (3.11%) LiveCycle
6 4 (2.48%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.86%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (10.56%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.62%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 85 (52.80%) Azure
2 60 (37.27%) Office 365
3 17 (10.56%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (8.07%) AWS
5 8 (4.97%) IaaS
5 8 (4.97%) OpenShift
5 8 (4.97%) PaaS
6 5 (3.11%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.24%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (1.24%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.24%) SaaS
7 2 (1.24%) Serverless
8 1 (0.62%) Logic Apps
8 1 (0.62%) Monitis
8 1 (0.62%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) Firewall
2 18 (11.18%) DNS
3 16 (9.94%) SAN
4 15 (9.32%) DHCP
5 12 (7.45%) LAN
5 12 (7.45%) WAN
6 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.97%) NetScaler
8 6 (3.73%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (3.11%) Cisco ISE
9 5 (3.11%) NAS
9 5 (3.11%) VPN
10 4 (2.48%) HTTP
10 4 (2.48%) Network Security
10 4 (2.48%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.86%) Skype
11 3 (1.86%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.24%) PBX
12 2 (1.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.70%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 9 (5.59%) MySQL
4 8 (4.97%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.86%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 18 (11.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.32%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.59%) Bitbucket
3 9 (5.59%) JIRA
4 5 (3.11%) Artifactory
4 5 (3.11%) Maven
5 4 (2.48%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (2.48%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (1.24%) git-flow
General
1 20 (12.42%) Finance
2 11 (6.83%) Advertising
3 7 (4.35%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.11%) Back Office
4 5 (3.11%) Retail
5 4 (2.48%) Avionics
5 4 (2.48%) Law
5 4 (2.48%) Marketing
6 3 (1.86%) Legal
6 3 (1.86%) Local Government
6 3 (1.86%) Swedish Language
6 3 (1.86%) Welsh Language
7 2 (1.24%) Games
7 2 (1.24%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.62%) Electronics
8 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.62%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 29 (18.01%) Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (13.66%) Azure Engineer
4 17 (10.56%) Platform Engineer
5 12 (7.45%) Developer
6 11 (6.83%) IT Engineer
7 10 (6.21%) Systems Analyst
8 9 (5.59%) Architect
9 8 (4.97%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Office 365 Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Senior Linux Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Service Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) Software Developer
10 7 (4.35%) Support Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) IT Support
11 6 (3.73%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) .NET
1 11 (6.83%) JSON
2 10 (6.21%) HTML
3 9 (5.59%) .NET Framework
3 9 (5.59%) ASP.NET
3 9 (5.59%) CSS
4 8 (4.97%) COM
4 8 (4.97%) JMS
4 8 (4.97%) jQuery
4 8 (4.97%) RESTful
5 4 (2.48%) LAMP
5 4 (2.48%) REST
5 4 (2.48%) WAMP
6 2 (1.24%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.24%) OAuth
6 2 (1.24%) SAML
7 1 (0.62%) Spring
7 1 (0.62%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.62%) Spring Cloud
7 1 (0.62%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.59%) PKI
2 9 (5.59%) User Experience
3 6 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.11%) Device Driver
4 5 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.48%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.48%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.48%) Reference Data
6 3 (1.86%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.86%) Clustering
7 2 (1.24%) AS400
7 2 (1.24%) BYOD
7 2 (1.24%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.24%) iSeries
7 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.62%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.62%) iPad
8 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 67 (41.61%) Windows Server
2 35 (21.74%) Windows 10
3 28 (17.39%) Linux
4 25 (15.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
6 18 (11.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (6.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.97%) CentOS
8 8 (4.97%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (4.35%) Android
10 6 (3.73%) Mac OS
10 6 (3.73%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.11%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.86%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.24%) AIX
13 2 (1.24%) HPUX
13 2 (1.24%) Solaris
13 2 (1.24%) VMS
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.47%) DevOps
2 32 (19.88%) ITIL
3 29 (18.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 26 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (14.29%) Migration
5 23 (14.29%) Service Management
6 22 (13.66%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (11.18%) Data Security
8 17 (10.56%) Infrastructure as Code
9 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (8.70%) Service Delivery
11 13 (8.07%) Business Continuity
12 12 (7.45%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (7.45%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 11 (6.83%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (6.21%) Antivirus Management
14 10 (6.21%) Configuration Management
14 10 (6.21%) Decision-Making
14 10 (6.21%) Patch Management
14 10 (6.21%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 50 (31.06%) SQL
2 23 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.83%) C#
3 11 (6.83%) JavaScript
4 8 (4.97%) Java
4 8 (4.97%) PHP
5 7 (4.35%) Python
6 5 (3.11%) T-SQL
7 3 (1.86%) C
8 2 (1.24%) C++
8 2 (1.24%) RPG
8 2 (1.24%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) Java 8
9 1 (0.62%) Perl
Qualifications
1 15 (9.32%) Degree
2 10 (6.21%) Security Cleared
3 9 (5.59%) MCSA
3 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.97%) RHCE
4 8 (4.97%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (1.86%) MCSE
7 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.24%) MCITP
7 2 (1.24%) MCP
7 2 (1.24%) MCTS
8 1 (0.62%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (11.80%) SLA
2 5 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (1.24%) GDPR
4 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (42.24%) Active Directory
2 36 (22.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.80%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.94%) Docker
5 13 (8.07%) vSphere
6 12 (7.45%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.83%) XenApp
8 10 (6.21%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (4.35%) BitLocker
10 4 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.86%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.24%) Firmware
12 2 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.62%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (9.94%) Kubernetes
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (6.83%) SCCM
4 9 (5.59%) Ansible
4 9 (5.59%) Puppet
5 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.86%) Jamf Pro
7 2 (1.24%) Nessus
7 2 (1.24%) OpenVAS
7 2 (1.24%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.62%) Nagios
8 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.62%) Pingdom
8 1 (0.62%) Proxmox
8 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 94 (58.39%) Microsoft
2 52 (32.30%) VMware
3 19 (11.80%) Oracle
4 16 (9.94%) EnterpriseDB
5 13 (8.07%) Cisco
6 11 (6.83%) IBM
7 10 (6.21%) Citrix
8 8 (4.97%) F5
8 8 (4.97%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.97%) Veeam
9 7 (4.35%) Adobe
10 6 (3.73%) Apple
10 6 (3.73%) MobileIron
11 5 (3.11%) ILOG
11 5 (3.11%) Kofax
12 4 (2.48%) FalconStor
12 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.48%) SonicWALL
13 3 (1.86%) Dell
14 2 (1.24%) HP