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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 2 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 41.67% 14.55% 20.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 61.54% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 3
Average salary £20,500 £41,250 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.30% +117.10%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
5 13 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 41.67% 23.64% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 4
Average salary £20,500 £40,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.75% +110.52%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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 1 May 2016, 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 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (20.00%) .NET
4 3 (20.00%) Oracle
4 3 (20.00%) ISEB
5 2 (13.33%) OOP
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 2 (13.33%) CSS
5 2 (13.33%) Unix
5 2 (13.33%) C#
5 2 (13.33%) C++
5 2 (13.33%) HTML
5 2 (13.33%) Java
5 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (13.33%) MVC
5 2 (13.33%) Subversion
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Web Development
5 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 2 (13.33%) HTML5
5 2 (13.33%) CSS3
5 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
5 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 8

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) AccuRev
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Adviser
2 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
2 3 (20.00%) Tester
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Developer
4 1 (6.67%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET Developer
4 1 (6.67%) WinForms Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET 2.0
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) CSS3
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) HTML5
2 2 (13.33%) jQuery
2 2 (13.33%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (13.33%) Unix
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Integration Testing
1 3 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) MVC
2 2 (13.33%) OOP
2 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Web Development
3 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITSM
3 1 (6.67%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) C++
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (6.67%) VB6
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) ISEB
1 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Oracle
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