The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 14 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 15.91% 21.82% 25.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 85.71% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 14 11 12
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £36,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Windows
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Blackburn region.

Operating Systems Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
21 14 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 23.86% 25.45% 42.37%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 22
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Blackburn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

Windows
Salary Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Blackburn region.

Windows Salary Trend in Blackburn

Windows
Salary Histogram in Blackburn

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Blackburn region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) CCNA
2 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
3 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 6 (28.57%) CentOS
4 6 (28.57%) Magento
4 6 (28.57%) nginx
4 6 (28.57%) SSH
4 6 (28.57%) LAMP
4 6 (28.57%) CCIE
4 6 (28.57%) CCNP
4 6 (28.57%) HTTP
4 6 (28.57%) DNS
4 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 6 (28.57%) SMTP
4 6 (28.57%) Apache
4 6 (28.57%) PHP
4 6 (28.57%) MySQL
5 5 (23.81%) C++
5 5 (23.81%) DHCP
5 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
5 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
5 5 (23.81%) Project Management
5 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
5 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
5 5 (23.81%) Hybrid Cloud

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (28.57%) Apache
1 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (28.57%) nginx
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
1 2 (9.52%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) HTTP
1 6 (28.57%) DNS
1 6 (28.57%) SMTP
1 6 (28.57%) SSH
2 5 (23.81%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) NUnit
1 2 (9.52%) MSTest
1 2 (9.52%) Moq
2 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (9.52%) Billing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 5 (23.81%) Senior Software Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Software Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) C# Developer
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) CRM Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) AWS Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Architect
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Project Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) LAMP
2 3 (14.29%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 1 (4.76%) XML
4 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (23.81%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (28.57%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) Software Engineering
2 5 (23.81%) Project Planning
2 5 (23.81%) Load Balancing
2 5 (23.81%) Line Management
2 5 (23.81%) E-Commerce
2 5 (23.81%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) OO
4 2 (9.52%) CRM
4 2 (9.52%) OOD
4 2 (9.52%) SDLC
5 1 (4.76%) Data Security
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PHP
2 5 (23.81%) C++
3 2 (9.52%) VB
3 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
3 2 (9.52%) C#
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (38.10%) CCNA
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (28.57%) CCIE
2 6 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) MCITP
3 2 (9.52%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Cisco
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) IBM
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