The first table below looks at the demand for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Blackpool region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 1 15
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 1 24 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.70% 55.81% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 88.89% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 3
Average salary £23,000 £28,000 £16,277
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.85% +72.02%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
1 27 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 3.70% 62.79% 13.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 24 6
Average salary £23,000 £25,000 £16,277
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.00% +53.59%
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows
Lancashire

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

Windows
Salary Trend in Blackpool

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

Windows Salary Trend in Blackpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Director
2 1 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Security
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee