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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 14.63% 13.95% 13.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 66.67% 85.71% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 6
Average salary £32,500 £26,750 £24,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.49% +9.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £23,750 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £48,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
9 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 21.95% 16.28% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 19
Average salary £22,500 £27,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.43% -16.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,750 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
4 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (38.46%) VMware
6 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 4 (30.77%) Citrix
6 4 (30.77%) MVC
6 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) VPN
6 4 (30.77%) .NET
6 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (23.08%) iPhone
7 3 (23.08%) Time Management
7 3 (23.08%) C#
7 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
7 3 (23.08%) LAN
7 3 (23.08%) VoIP
7 3 (23.08%) WAN
7 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
8 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Lync
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) VPN
2 3 (23.08%) LAN
2 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 3 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
3 2 (15.38%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
1 2 (15.38%) NUnit
1 2 (15.38%) MSTest
1 2 (15.38%) Moq
General
1 1 (7.69%) German Language
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Developer
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (15.38%) C# Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Systems Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (15.38%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Field Service Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) .NET Framework
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) iPhone
2 1 (7.69%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
3 3 (23.08%) Mac OS
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (23.08%) Windows 8
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) MVC
1 4 (30.77%) Software Engineering
2 3 (23.08%) Time Management
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (15.38%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (15.38%) Web Development
3 2 (15.38%) OO
3 2 (15.38%) OOD
3 2 (15.38%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) TDD
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) C#
1 3 (23.08%) VB.NET
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCTS
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) XenApp
2 2 (15.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Apple
4 1 (7.69%) Wyse
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Dell