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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 13.73% 23.81% 32.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 83.33% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 7
Average salary £25,000 £21,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
11 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 21.57% 28.57% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 9
Average salary £32,500 £19,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+71.05% -24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £32,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 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 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) ITIL
4 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) NetApp
6 3 (20.00%) CRM
6 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 3 (20.00%) Lync
6 3 (20.00%) MobileIron
7 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (13.33%) HP
7 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
7 2 (13.33%) LAN
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) DNS
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (13.33%) Service Management
8 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (6.67%) Firewall
8 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (6.67%) Wireless
8 1 (6.67%) Information Security

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (20.00%) Lync
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) MPLS
2 1 (6.67%) DSL
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) WLAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 6 (40.00%) Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Advisor
2 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
2 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Network Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Head of Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Head of Architecture
3 1 (6.67%) Head of IT
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.67%) Information Security
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (46.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) VBScript
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) ARCserve
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
4 3 (20.00%) MobileIron
5 2 (13.33%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam
6 1 (6.67%) ScanSafe