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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 12 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 24.24% 23.73% 11.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 50.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 6
Average salary £30,000 £21,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
8 28 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 24.24% 47.46% 16.98%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 9
Average salary £22,250 £30,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.83% +27.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £8,500 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -

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 12 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (53.33%) VMware
5 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (40.00%) Firewall
6 6 (40.00%) Citrix
7 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) VPN
9 3 (20.00%) Project Management
9 3 (20.00%) SAN
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Lync
9 3 (20.00%) XenApp
9 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
10 2 (13.33%) Office 365
10 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
10 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
10 2 (13.33%) NAS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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 11 (73.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
2 5 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 3 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 2 (13.33%) VoIP
4 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 2 (13.33%) NAS
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) OLAP
2 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
1 2 (13.33%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) IT Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Field Service Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Development Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Mid-Level C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) CSS
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) iPhone
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Project Management
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Time Management
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.67%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
3 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
3 1 (6.67%) High Availability
3 1 (6.67%) Analytics
3 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.67%) TDD
3 1 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VB
2 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) MCTS
2 2 (13.33%) MCITP
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 2 (13.33%) MCSE
2 2 (13.33%) MCSA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) VMware
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Oracle
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Apple
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec
5 1 (6.67%) Wyse
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam
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