Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 184 230 219
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 12.47% 13.51% 12.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.02% 61.50% 51.77%
Number of salaries quoted 162 208 158
Median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +16.67% -11.76%
10th Percentile £21,275 £20,213 £18,750
90th Percentile £49,000 £50,650 £47,875
UK median annual salary £44,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.20% +3.75%

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 283 374 423
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.17% 21.97% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 248 327 335
Median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -1.30% +6.60%
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,000 £21,000
90th Percentile £49,300 £52,500 £54,844
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £46,056
% change year-on-year +1.05% +3.14% +2.35%

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 29 May 2020.

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 29 May 2020. 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 0 155 £37,500 +4.17% 19
West Wales -10 17 £36,500 +17.74% 11
North Wales 0 6 £20,000 -8.05% 2
Mid Wales +2 4 - - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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.

1 101 (54.89%) Linux
2 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 91 (49.46%) Active Directory
4 85 (46.20%) Windows Server
5 78 (42.39%) VMware
6 63 (34.24%) VMware Infrastructure
7 61 (33.15%) ITIL
8 53 (28.80%) PowerShell
9 51 (27.72%) Azure
10 50 (27.17%) Office 365
11 42 (22.83%) Bash Shell
12 39 (21.20%) Degree
13 38 (20.65%) Advertising
14 36 (19.57%) Finance
15 33 (17.93%) Shell Script
15 33 (17.93%) IBM
16 32 (17.39%) AWS
17 31 (16.85%) Firewall
18 30 (16.30%) TCP/IP
18 30 (16.30%) WebSphere
18 30 (16.30%) Windows 10
19 28 (15.22%) Python
20 27 (14.67%) DNS
21 26 (14.13%) SCCM
21 26 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
22 25 (13.59%) Project Management
23 24 (13.04%) SLA
23 24 (13.04%) MS Exchange
23 24 (13.04%) SQL
24 23 (12.50%) Perl

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 30 (16.30%) WebSphere
2 24 (13.04%) MS Exchange
3 20 (10.87%) JBoss
3 20 (10.87%) Tomcat
4 17 (9.24%) Confluence
5 13 (7.07%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (4.35%) IIS
7 6 (3.26%) OpenStack
8 5 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.09%) Apache
9 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.09%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.54%) Site Server
10 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (5.43%) Sentinel
2 2 (1.09%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (27.72%) Azure
2 50 (27.17%) Office 365
3 32 (17.39%) AWS
4 13 (7.07%) PaaS
5 10 (5.43%) Logic Apps
6 9 (4.89%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (3.80%) IaaS
8 6 (3.26%) SaaS
9 3 (1.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.63%) GCP
9 3 (1.63%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.09%) npm
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.54%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (16.85%) Firewall
2 30 (16.30%) TCP/IP
3 27 (14.67%) DNS
4 21 (11.41%) DHCP
4 21 (11.41%) WAN
5 19 (10.33%) VPN
6 13 (7.07%) SAN
7 12 (6.52%) DMARC
7 12 (6.52%) LAN
8 10 (5.43%) DKIM
8 10 (5.43%) Wireshark
9 8 (4.35%) HTTP
9 8 (4.35%) VoIP
10 7 (3.80%) Network Security
11 4 (2.17%) WLAN
12 3 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.63%) Wireless
13 2 (1.09%) Skype
13 2 (1.09%) VLAN
13 2 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.52%) MySQL
3 8 (4.35%) DB2
3 8 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 8 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.80%) GIS
5 4 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2017
7 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.54%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.54%) Power BI
8 1 (0.54%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (9.78%) JIRA
2 16 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 11 (5.98%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.43%) Metasploit
5 6 (3.26%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.09%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.09%) JUnit
6 2 (1.09%) Maven
6 2 (1.09%) Selenium
6 2 (1.09%) TestNG
7 1 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.54%) GitLab
7 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.54%) Subversion
7 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 38 (20.65%) Advertising
2 36 (19.57%) Finance
3 10 (5.43%) Manufacturing
4 9 (4.89%) Games
5 5 (2.72%) Retail
6 4 (2.17%) Law
6 4 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.54%) Legal
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.54%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 38 (20.65%) Analyst
2 21 (11.41%) Administrator
3 20 (10.87%) Support Engineer
3 20 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (9.78%) Security Analyst
5 17 (9.24%) Consultant
5 17 (9.24%) Technical Consultant
6 16 (8.70%) Release Engineer
7 13 (7.07%) IT Support
7 13 (7.07%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 12 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) IT Analyst
9 11 (5.98%) Windows Administrator
10 10 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 10 (5.43%) Junior
10 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 10 (5.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.89%) Service Manager
12 8 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
12 8 (4.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.87%) Middleware
2 18 (9.78%) Web Services
3 8 (4.35%) REST
4 7 (3.80%) DirectX
4 7 (3.80%) OpenGL
4 7 (3.80%) Qt
5 2 (1.09%) .NET
5 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.09%) HTML
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.54%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.54%) Ajax
6 1 (0.54%) CSS
6 1 (0.54%) Django
6 1 (0.54%) LAMP
6 1 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.98%) Public Cloud
2 11 (5.98%) Security Operations Centre
3 10 (5.43%) Cyberthreat
3 10 (5.43%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.43%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.89%) Clustering
5 8 (4.35%) iSeries
6 7 (3.80%) Cloud Native
7 6 (3.26%) PKI
7 6 (3.26%) Replication
8 5 (2.72%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (1.63%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.09%) Handset
10 2 (1.09%) iPad
10 2 (1.09%) User Experience
11 1 (0.54%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.54%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 101 (54.89%) Linux
2 85 (46.20%) Windows Server
3 30 (16.30%) Windows 10
4 23 (12.50%) OS/400
5 18 (9.78%) Windows 7
6 16 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (5.98%) Apple iOS
8 11 (5.98%) Windows 8
9 10 (5.43%) Android
9 10 (5.43%) Kali Linux
10 9 (4.89%) Unix
11 8 (4.35%) Mac OS
12 7 (3.80%) Windows Server 2019
13 6 (3.26%) CentOS
13 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2016
14 5 (2.72%) SUSE
14 5 (2.72%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (33.15%) ITIL
2 26 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (13.59%) Project Management
4 20 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (9.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (9.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (9.24%) Security Operations
7 16 (8.70%) Information Security
8 15 (8.15%) DevOps
9 14 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (7.07%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.07%) High Availability
11 12 (6.52%) Analytics
11 12 (6.52%) SIEM
12 10 (5.43%) Data Privacy
12 10 (5.43%) Database Security
12 10 (5.43%) Purple Team
12 10 (5.43%) Reverse Engineering
12 10 (5.43%) Security Testing
12 10 (5.43%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.80%) PowerShell
2 42 (22.83%) Bash Shell
3 33 (17.93%) Shell Script
4 28 (15.22%) Python
5 24 (13.04%) SQL
6 23 (12.50%) Perl
7 12 (6.52%) C#
7 12 (6.52%) Java
8 10 (5.43%) C++
9 3 (1.63%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.09%) PHP
11 1 (0.54%) C
11 1 (0.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 39 (21.20%) Degree
2 23 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (11.41%) IBM Certification
4 11 (5.98%) MCSA
5 10 (5.43%) CREST Certified
5 10 (5.43%) GCIA
5 10 (5.43%) GCIH
5 10 (5.43%) SANS
6 8 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (4.35%) MCSE
7 4 (2.17%) CCNA
7 4 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.09%) MCDST
9 2 (1.09%) MCITP
9 2 (1.09%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.09%) PMP
9 2 (1.09%) RHCE
10 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (13.04%) SLA
2 14 (7.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (5.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (2.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.09%) NCSC
5 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 91 (49.46%) Active Directory
2 63 (34.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.24%) Hyper-V
4 10 (5.43%) Snort
5 9 (4.89%) Docker
6 6 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (2.72%) vSphere
7 5 (2.72%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.63%) Firmware
8 3 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.09%) XenApp
10 1 (0.54%) Squid
Systems Management
1 26 (14.13%) SCCM
2 17 (9.24%) Ansible
3 14 (7.61%) Kubernetes
4 8 (4.35%) SCOM
5 6 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.72%) Terraform
7 3 (1.63%) Nessus
8 2 (1.09%) Nagios
8 2 (1.09%) Puppet
9 1 (0.54%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (52.17%) Microsoft
2 78 (42.39%) VMware
3 33 (17.93%) IBM
4 19 (10.33%) Citrix
4 19 (10.33%) Red Hat
5 11 (5.98%) Cisco
6 8 (4.35%) Veeam
7 7 (3.80%) Rapid7
8 6 (3.26%) Fortinet
8 6 (3.26%) HP
9 5 (2.72%) Avaya
10 4 (2.17%) Oracle
11 3 (1.63%) Apple
11 3 (1.63%) Atlassian
11 3 (1.63%) Google
11 3 (1.63%) Sophos
12 2 (1.09%) McAfee
12 2 (1.09%) Mitel
12 2 (1.09%) NetApp
12 2 (1.09%) Remedy