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 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 2 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 4.17% 23.08% 27.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 5
Average salary £57,500 £28,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+101.75% +23.91%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +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
6 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 12.50% 30.77% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 5
Average salary £61,215 £30,000 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+104.05% +66.66%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) MS Office
4 4 (28.57%) SLA
4 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (21.43%) MobileIron
5 3 (21.43%) Lync
5 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) CRM
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) NetApp
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) SQL
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (7.14%) Office 365
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (7.14%) ScanSafe
7 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
7 1 (7.14%) SCCM

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 3 (21.43%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (64.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (21.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
Job Titles
1 10 (71.43%) Analyst
1 10 (71.43%) Support Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 7 (50.00%) Desktop Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Applications Tester
5 1 (7.14%) Head of IT
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Head of Architecture
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) CRM
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) SCCM
1 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) NetApp
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) MobileIron
3 1 (7.14%) ScanSafe
3 1 (7.14%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) HP