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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 25 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 7.50% 15.92% 11.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.29% 50.00% 58.33%
Number of salaries quoted 8 20 13
Average salary £36,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.09% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £19,450 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £45,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,625
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +1.05%
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
14 50 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 11.67% 31.85% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 45 23
Average salary £32,000 £45,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.88% +91.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £46,000 £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 21 November 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 8 (40.00%) Degree
3 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
3 7 (35.00%) SQL
3 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (35.00%) DHCP
3 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (30.00%) .NET
4 6 (30.00%) C#
4 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (20.00%) C++
6 4 (20.00%) Java
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
7 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) WSUS
7 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 3 (15.00%) Cisco
7 3 (15.00%) Scrum
8 2 (10.00%) Firewall

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 5 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (40.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DHCP
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) OLAP
1 1 (5.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.00%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Back Office
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Law
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (15.00%) Developer
1 3 (15.00%) Development Manager
1 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
1 3 (15.00%) Software Development Manager
1 3 (15.00%) Software Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Network Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Analyst
2 2 (10.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate
3 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
3 1 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (10.00%) WinForms
3 1 (5.00%) WCF
3 1 (5.00%) WPF
3 1 (5.00%) jQuery
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) MFC
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (5.00%) Smartcard
1 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (20.00%) Windows 8
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (15.00%) Scrum
2 3 (15.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) Business Continuity
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) OOP
4 1 (5.00%) OO
4 1 (5.00%) Project Management
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) MVC
4 1 (5.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 6 (30.00%) C#
3 4 (20.00%) C++
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.00%) VB
5 1 (5.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (5.00%) VB6
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 1 (5.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (5.00%) Draytek
5 1 (5.00%) NETGEAR
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) NetApp
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec
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