The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 15 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 16 15 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 12.50% 10.07% 5.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.54% 29.41% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 14 10 6
Average salary £49,000 £35,750 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.06% +10.85%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Windows
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Operating Systems Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 51 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 20.31% 34.23% 18.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 46 22
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +100.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,450 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £43,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Windows
Salary Trend in Bolton

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

Windows Salary Trend in Bolton

Windows
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 12 (52.17%) C#
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (43.48%) C++
3 10 (43.48%) .NET
4 8 (34.78%) Java
4 8 (34.78%) Scrum
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
5 7 (30.43%) Technical Architecture
6 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) VMware
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
9 3 (13.04%) DHCP
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) DNS
9 3 (13.04%) Cisco
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (13.04%) WinForms
9 3 (13.04%) WCF
9 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.70%) MFC
10 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 6 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (4.35%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) ClearCase
3 1 (4.35%) TestDirector
General
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Development Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Software Development Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Software Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 2 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Network Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Graduate
6 1 (4.35%) Product Development Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Product Manager
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) WinForms
2 3 (13.04%) WCF
3 2 (8.70%) WPF
3 2 (8.70%) MFC
3 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Smartcard
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (8.70%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
4 1 (4.35%) UNIX
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Scrum
3 7 (30.43%) Software Engineering
3 7 (30.43%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
5 1 (4.35%) Time Management
5 1 (4.35%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) OOP
5 1 (4.35%) Project Management
5 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.35%) MVC
5 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) C#
2 11 (47.83%) SQL
3 10 (43.48%) C++
4 8 (34.78%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) C
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB
5 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) VB6
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) MOM
1 1 (4.35%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 1 (4.35%) WSUS
1 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 3 (13.04%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) Draytek
4 1 (4.35%) NETGEAR
4 1 (4.35%) Veeam
4 1 (4.35%) Juniper
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp
4 1 (4.35%) Symantec
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