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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 8 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 30 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 21.90% 9.09% 8.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.43% 25.49% 42.31%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 10
Average salary £49,000 £25,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.15% +10.86%
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
42 51 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 30.66% 35.66% 20.16%
Number of salaries quoted 31 47 25
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +55.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £39,600 £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 23 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 20 (54.05%) C#
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 18 (48.65%) .NET
4 16 (43.24%) Degree
5 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (37.84%) C++
7 12 (32.43%) Java
7 12 (32.43%) Scrum
8 10 (27.03%) Linux
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
8 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
8 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
9 8 (21.62%) WCF
10 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
10 7 (18.92%) MS Office
10 7 (18.92%) WinForms
11 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
11 6 (16.22%) VMware
11 6 (16.22%) MVC
12 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
12 5 (13.51%) MOM
12 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (13.51%) Web Services
12 5 (13.51%) XML
12 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
12 5 (13.51%) jQuery
12 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
13 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 5 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) Firewall
1 3 (8.11%) DHCP
1 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 2 (5.41%) LAN
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
3 1 (2.70%) VoIP
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
3 1 (2.70%) ClearCase
General
1 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Advertising
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Development Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Software Development Manager
2 10 (27.03%) Software Manager
3 8 (21.62%) Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.11%) Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Product Development Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) C++ Developer
6 2 (5.41%) C++ Software Developer
6 2 (5.41%) Network Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (48.65%) .NET
2 8 (21.62%) WCF
3 7 (18.92%) WinForms
4 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET
5 5 (13.51%) Web Services
5 5 (13.51%) XML
5 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
5 5 (13.51%) jQuery
6 2 (5.41%) WPF
6 2 (5.41%) MFC
7 1 (2.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.70%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Linux
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (32.43%) Scrum
3 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 10 (27.03%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (16.22%) MVC
5 2 (5.41%) Coaching
5 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 2 (5.41%) Project Management
5 2 (5.41%) Business Continuity
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.70%) ITIL
6 1 (2.70%) ERP
6 1 (2.70%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 20 (54.05%) C#
2 19 (51.35%) SQL
3 14 (37.84%) C++
4 12 (32.43%) Java
5 2 (5.41%) C
6 1 (2.70%) VB
6 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.70%) VB6
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Degree
2 1 (2.70%) ISEB
2 1 (2.70%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.70%) vSphere
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) MOM
1 5 (13.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.70%) WSUS
2 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco
4 1 (2.70%) NetApp
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Citrix
4 1 (2.70%) Juniper
4 1 (2.70%) Draytek
4 1 (2.70%) NETGEAR
4 1 (2.70%) Veeam
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