The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12 10 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 27.27% 24.39% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 8
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £38,650 £25,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.40%
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 Blackpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 27.27% 24.39% 18.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 9
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £24,824
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £38,650
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 4 (33.33%) MS Office
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) SLA
3 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Lync
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (8.33%) ScanSafe
5 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) CRM
5 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (8.33%) Lync
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Analyst
1 10 (83.33%) Support Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support
2 7 (58.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (25.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Tester
5 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) CRM
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Compatibility Testing
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) NetApp
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
2 1 (8.33%) AppSense
2 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
2 1 (8.33%) ScanSafe
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
2 1 (8.33%) IBM