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 1 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 3 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 42 27 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 32.81% 17.65% 21.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 95.45% 84.38% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 38 26 24
Average salary £31,500 £26,250 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £17,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
44 32 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 34.38% 20.92% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 40 31 32
Average salary £30,750 £21,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+43.02% -42.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £17,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 1 July 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 35 (41.18%) SQL
2 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
3 25 (29.41%) .NET
4 24 (28.24%) SQL Server
5 23 (27.06%) C#
6 22 (25.88%) Linux
6 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (21.18%) VMware
8 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
9 16 (18.82%) Web Services
9 16 (18.82%) XML
10 15 (17.65%) C++
11 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (16.47%) Office 365
12 13 (15.29%) WCF
12 13 (15.29%) MS Office
13 12 (14.12%) Java
13 12 (14.12%) WinForms
13 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
13 12 (14.12%) Degree
13 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
14 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (12.94%) MVC
14 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET
14 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
15 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
15 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (11.76%) ITIL
15 10 (11.76%) MS Excel

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 11 (12.94%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.06%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.71%) Apache
4 3 (3.53%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (3.53%) nginx
5 2 (2.35%) Lync
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (15.29%) MS Office
2 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
3 5 (5.88%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.18%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Office 365
2 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 9 (10.59%) DNS
3 8 (9.41%) VPN
4 7 (8.24%) SAN
5 6 (7.06%) Firewall
5 6 (7.06%) WAN
5 6 (7.06%) DHCP
6 5 (5.88%) ISDN
6 5 (5.88%) PSTN
6 5 (5.88%) VoIP
6 5 (5.88%) WLAN
6 5 (5.88%) VPLS
6 5 (5.88%) MPLS
6 5 (5.88%) BGP
7 1 (1.18%) Network Security
7 1 (1.18%) NAS
7 1 (1.18%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.06%) MySQL
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (8.24%) MSI
3 3 (3.53%) Subversion
3 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (5.88%) Retail
2 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Advertising
3 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 18 (21.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (16.47%) Developer
3 12 (14.12%) Analyst
4 10 (11.76%) Development Manager
4 10 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 10 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 10 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (11.76%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 10 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 7 (8.24%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (7.06%) Implementation Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (5.88%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Systems Support
8 4 (4.71%) Software Development Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Software Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.41%) .NET
2 16 (18.82%) Web Services
2 16 (18.82%) XML
3 13 (15.29%) WCF
4 12 (14.12%) WinForms
5 11 (12.94%) ASP.NET
6 10 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 10 (11.76%) jQuery
7 3 (3.53%) EDI
7 3 (3.53%) LAMP
8 2 (2.35%) MFC
8 2 (2.35%) WPF
9 1 (1.18%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.24%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.06%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.53%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (3.53%) Replication
5 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.35%) CMDB
5 2 (2.35%) FMCG
6 1 (1.18%) iSeries
6 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (25.88%) Linux
2 12 (14.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (9.41%) Windows 7
4 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.71%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.53%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (14.12%) Software Engineering
4 11 (12.94%) MVC
5 10 (11.76%) ITIL
5 10 (11.76%) Scrum
6 7 (8.24%) Project Management
6 7 (8.24%) Patch Management
7 6 (7.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
7 6 (7.06%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.71%) ERP
9 3 (3.53%) Web Development
9 3 (3.53%) Project Planning
10 2 (2.35%) SDLC
10 2 (2.35%) Time Management
10 2 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.18%) Problem Management
11 1 (1.18%) Information Security
11 1 (1.18%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) SQL
2 23 (27.06%) C#
3 15 (17.65%) C++
4 12 (14.12%) Java
5 9 (10.59%) VB
6 5 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.71%) VB6
7 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.53%) Ruby
8 3 (3.53%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) VBA
10 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.18%) C
10 1 (1.18%) Korn
Qualifications
1 12 (14.12%) Degree
2 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (5.88%) CCNP
4 5 (5.88%) CCNA
4 5 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.18%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.18%) XenServer
4 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.24%) MOM
1 7 (8.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (8.24%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
2 3 (3.53%) Nagios
2 3 (3.53%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.53%) Opsview
3 1 (1.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) VMware
3 9 (10.59%) Oracle
4 7 (8.24%) Citrix
5 6 (7.06%) Cisco
6 3 (3.53%) SAP
7 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.35%) SYSPRO
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Lotus
8 1 (1.18%) Symantec
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
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