Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Wales
6 months to
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 11 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 261 282 348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 13.56% 14.53% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.52% 57.09% 61.70%
Number of salaries quoted 237 240 327
Wales median annual salary £36,000 £31,500 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -3.08%
10th Percentile £22,000 £20,500 £18,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 497 494 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.82% 25.45% 23.44%
Number of salaries quoted 425 424 497
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £37,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.66% +7.86% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £21,475 £21,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £54,844 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +2.30%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 -4 214 £36,000 +14.29% 47
West Wales +12 28 £35,000 -20.00% 9
North Wales +3 8 £42,000 +50.00% 6
Mid Wales +13 7 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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.

1 147 (56.32%) Active Directory
2 129 (49.43%) Microsoft
3 119 (45.59%) Windows Server
4 113 (43.30%) VMware
5 74 (28.35%) Linux
6 69 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
7 62 (23.75%) Office 365
7 62 (23.75%) MS Exchange
8 60 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
9 57 (21.84%) ITIL
10 52 (19.92%) PowerShell
11 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
12 49 (18.77%) Windows 10
13 47 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 43 (16.48%) DNS
15 42 (16.09%) Windows 7
16 40 (15.33%) DHCP
17 39 (14.94%) SLA
18 35 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (12.26%) .NET
20 32 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 31 (11.88%) JavaScript
21 31 (11.88%) LAN
21 31 (11.88%) Hyper-V
22 30 (11.49%) Data Centre
22 30 (11.49%) Firewall
23 29 (11.11%) C#
23 29 (11.11%) SQL Server
24 28 (10.73%) SCCM

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 62 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.58%) IIS
3 20 (7.66%) SharePoint
4 16 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.83%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.68%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.30%) nginx
8 5 (1.92%) Apache
8 5 (1.92%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.53%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.77%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.77%) SAS
10 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 19 (7.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.15%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Q-Pulse
2 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.38%) SAP SM
Cloud Services
1 62 (23.75%) Office 365
2 33 (12.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.45%) PaaS
5 7 (2.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.68%) IaaS
6 5 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.15%) Datadog
7 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.38%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.38%) G Suite
9 1 (0.38%) SaaS
9 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (16.48%) DNS
2 40 (15.33%) DHCP
3 31 (11.88%) LAN
4 30 (11.49%) Firewall
5 26 (9.96%) SAN
6 24 (9.20%) WAN
7 22 (8.43%) VoIP
7 22 (8.43%) VPN
8 11 (4.21%) TCP/IP
9 10 (3.83%) Wireless
10 9 (3.45%) VLAN
11 8 (3.07%) Network Security
12 7 (2.68%) HTTP
12 7 (2.68%) Internet
12 7 (2.68%) NAS
13 6 (2.30%) Skype
14 5 (1.92%) MPLS
15 4 (1.53%) Intranet
15 4 (1.53%) IPsec
15 4 (1.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.07%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.15%) Big Data
5 2 (0.77%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (0.77%) HPCC
5 2 (0.77%) MySQL
5 2 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.38%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.38%) HBase
6 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.38%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.38%) Power BI
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.07%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.30%) TeamCity
3 5 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.92%) JIRA
3 5 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.53%) Bugzilla
5 3 (1.15%) Travis CI
5 3 (1.15%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.77%) Grunt
6 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio Coded UI
7 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.38%) GitLab
7 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.38%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.38%) RSpec
7 1 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (8.81%) Finance
2 17 (6.51%) Advertising
3 6 (2.30%) Manufacturing
3 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.53%) Games
5 3 (1.15%) Electronics
5 3 (1.15%) Marketing
6 2 (0.77%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.77%) Welsh Language
7 1 (0.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (17.62%) Analyst
2 32 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 30 (11.49%) Support Analyst
4 29 (11.11%) Developer
5 26 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 25 (9.58%) Consultant
6 25 (9.58%) Technical Consultant
7 22 (8.43%) IT Support
8 20 (7.66%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
10 18 (6.90%) IT Analyst
11 17 (6.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 16 (6.13%) .NET Developer
12 16 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (5.36%) C# Developer
13 14 (5.36%) IT Engineer
13 14 (5.36%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (5.36%) Technical Support
14 12 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
14 12 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (12.26%) .NET
2 19 (7.28%) AngularJS
3 15 (5.75%) KnockoutJS
3 15 (5.75%) React
4 12 (4.60%) HTML
5 7 (2.68%) Node.js
6 6 (2.30%) ASP.NET
6 6 (2.30%) XML
7 5 (1.92%) CSS
7 5 (1.92%) jQuery
8 3 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (1.15%) REST
8 3 (1.15%) SOAP
8 3 (1.15%) Swagger
9 2 (0.77%) .NET Core
9 2 (0.77%) COM
9 2 (0.77%) J2EE
9 2 (0.77%) JSP
9 2 (0.77%) WinForms
9 2 (0.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.49%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.75%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.36%) User Experience
4 11 (4.21%) Replication
5 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.68%) Mobile App
7 6 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.92%) Clustering
9 4 (1.53%) e-Learning
9 4 (1.53%) Fintech
10 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
10 3 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.77%) CCTV
11 2 (0.77%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.77%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.77%) NHS
12 1 (0.38%) Thin Client
12 1 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 119 (45.59%) Windows Server
2 74 (28.35%) Linux
3 51 (19.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (18.77%) Windows 10
5 47 (18.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 42 (16.09%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.60%) CentOS
9 10 (3.83%) Ubuntu
10 8 (3.07%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.92%) Unix
11 5 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.53%) Android
12 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.15%) AIX
13 3 (1.15%) DC/OS
13 3 (1.15%) Debian
14 1 (0.38%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.99%) Problem-Solving
2 57 (21.84%) ITIL
3 35 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (12.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 23 (8.81%) DevOps
6 22 (8.43%) Mentoring
7 21 (8.05%) Service Delivery
8 18 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (6.13%) Continuous Improvement
10 15 (5.75%) Coaching
11 14 (5.36%) Service Management
12 11 (4.21%) Change Management
12 11 (4.21%) High Availability
13 10 (3.83%) Project Management
14 9 (3.45%) Decision-Making
14 9 (3.45%) Problem Management
14 9 (3.45%) SDLC
15 8 (3.07%) Capacity Management
15 8 (3.07%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (3.07%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.92%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.88%) JavaScript
3 29 (11.11%) C#
4 23 (8.81%) SQL
5 13 (4.98%) Java
6 11 (4.21%) Python
7 7 (2.68%) PHP
8 6 (2.30%) C
8 6 (2.30%) C++
9 4 (1.53%) CoffeeScript
9 4 (1.53%) Ruby
10 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.77%) CFML
11 2 (0.77%) Perl
12 1 (0.38%) Delphi
12 1 (0.38%) Fortran
12 1 (0.38%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (8.43%) Degree
2 17 (6.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (4.98%) Security Cleared
4 12 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.30%) MCITP
6 5 (1.92%) MCSA
6 5 (1.92%) MCSE
7 4 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.38%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CCNA
9 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.38%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.38%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (14.94%) SLA
2 9 (3.45%) QA
3 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.77%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.38%) GDPR
System Software
1 147 (56.32%) Active Directory
2 69 (26.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 11 (4.21%) XenApp
5 8 (3.07%) Docker
6 6 (2.30%) vSphere
7 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.53%) Varnish
9 3 (1.15%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.38%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.38%) LXC
10 1 (0.38%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (10.73%) SCCM
2 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.92%) Ansible
3 5 (1.92%) Nagios
3 5 (1.92%) Puppet
3 5 (1.92%) Terraform
4 4 (1.53%) Kubernetes
4 4 (1.53%) Packer
4 4 (1.53%) SCOM
5 3 (1.15%) Docker Swarm
5 3 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
5 3 (1.15%) HAProxy
6 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.38%) Grafana
7 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.38%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 129 (49.43%) Microsoft
2 113 (43.30%) VMware
3 23 (8.81%) Citrix
4 18 (6.90%) Cisco
5 12 (4.60%) Apple
5 12 (4.60%) Veeam
6 9 (3.45%) NetApp
7 7 (2.68%) Avaya
7 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
8 6 (2.30%) Dell
8 6 (2.30%) Freshdesk
8 6 (2.30%) Oracle
9 5 (1.92%) SAP
10 4 (1.53%) CheckPoint
10 4 (1.53%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (1.53%) EqualLogic
10 4 (1.53%) Google
10 4 (1.53%) Nexenta
10 4 (1.53%) Sage
11 3 (1.15%) Nimble Storage