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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17 13 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 19.77% 25.49% 28.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.83% 92.86% 65.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 12
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,275 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £44,500 £44,250
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
24 14 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 27.91% 27.45% 44.23%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £45,000 £33,900
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -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 29 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 29 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 (56.52%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Cisco
3 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (34.78%) CCNA
4 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
6 6 (26.09%) LAMP
6 6 (26.09%) SSH
6 6 (26.09%) DNS
6 6 (26.09%) CCIE
6 6 (26.09%) CCNP
6 6 (26.09%) PHP
6 6 (26.09%) MySQL
6 6 (26.09%) Apache
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) SMTP
6 6 (26.09%) HTTP
6 6 (26.09%) CentOS
6 6 (26.09%) Magento
6 6 (26.09%) nginx
7 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
7 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
7 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (21.74%) Line Management
7 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (21.74%) DHCP
7 5 (21.74%) C++
7 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (26.09%) Apache
1 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
1 6 (26.09%) nginx
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Magento
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
1 2 (8.70%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) SMTP
1 6 (26.09%) HTTP
1 6 (26.09%) DNS
1 6 (26.09%) SSH
2 5 (21.74%) DHCP
3 3 (13.04%) VPN
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
3 3 (13.04%) Firewall
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.35%) NAS
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Billing
Job Titles
1 7 (30.43%) Administrator
2 6 (26.09%) Linux Administrator
3 5 (21.74%) Senior Software Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Field Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Project Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (21.74%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (21.74%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) CentOS
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) E-Commerce
1 5 (21.74%) Project Management
1 5 (21.74%) Project Planning
1 5 (21.74%) Load Balancing
1 5 (21.74%) Line Management
1 5 (21.74%) Software Engineering
2 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 3 (13.04%) ITIL
4 2 (8.70%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.35%) Data Security
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PHP
2 5 (21.74%) C++
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) CCNA
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (26.09%) CCIE
2 6 (26.09%) CCNP
3 2 (8.70%) MCITP
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 3 (13.04%) Terminal Services
3 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.70%) XenApp
3 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 5 (21.74%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Apple
4 3 (13.04%) Wyse
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Dell
5 2 (8.70%) IBM
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft