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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 6 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 33 33 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 26.40% 21.15% 23.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 89.19% 82.50% 96.55%
Number of salaries quoted 29 31 22
Average salary £39,000 £34,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.70% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £19,000 £24,100
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £37,950
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
37 40 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 29.60% 25.64% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 33 38 23
Average salary £33,000 £34,000 £29,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.94% +16.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £19,000 £15,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,250 £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 22 May 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Bolton

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (47.95%) SQL
2 29 (39.73%) .NET
3 28 (38.36%) C#
4 25 (34.25%) Linux
5 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
7 19 (26.03%) C++
8 18 (24.66%) Technical Architecture
9 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
10 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
10 16 (21.92%) Degree
11 15 (20.55%) VMware
11 15 (20.55%) Scrum
11 15 (20.55%) Java
11 15 (20.55%) Web Services
11 15 (20.55%) XML
12 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
13 13 (17.81%) WCF
14 12 (16.44%) MVC
14 12 (16.44%) WinForms
14 12 (16.44%) MS Office
14 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
15 11 (15.07%) jQuery
15 11 (15.07%) .NET Framework
15 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
15 11 (15.07%) Office 365
15 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
16 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
17 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (9.59%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.11%) Apache
2 3 (4.11%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.74%) Apache ServiceMix
3 2 (2.74%) nginx
4 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) MS Office
2 6 (8.22%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.85%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Office 365
2 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.96%) DNS
3 7 (9.59%) VPN
3 7 (9.59%) SAN
4 6 (8.22%) WAN
5 5 (6.85%) VPLS
5 5 (6.85%) MPLS
5 5 (6.85%) BGP
5 5 (6.85%) ISDN
5 5 (6.85%) DHCP
5 5 (6.85%) PSTN
5 5 (6.85%) VoIP
5 5 (6.85%) WLAN
6 4 (5.48%) Firewall
7 1 (1.37%) LAN
7 1 (1.37%) NAS
7 1 (1.37%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.29%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (15.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.74%) Subversion
2 2 (2.74%) MSI
3 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
1 5 (6.85%) Retail
2 2 (2.74%) Advertising
2 2 (2.74%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 15 (20.55%) Development Manager
2 14 (19.18%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) .NET Developer
3 11 (15.07%) C# Developer
3 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET Developer
3 11 (15.07%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 11 (15.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (10.96%) Software Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Software Development Manager
4 8 (10.96%) Help Desk Support
5 6 (8.22%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Project Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Implementation Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Consultant
8 3 (4.11%) Systems Support
8 3 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (39.73%) .NET
2 15 (20.55%) Web Services
2 15 (20.55%) XML
3 13 (17.81%) WCF
4 12 (16.44%) WinForms
4 12 (16.44%) ASP.NET
5 11 (15.07%) jQuery
5 11 (15.07%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.11%) EDI
7 2 (2.74%) LAMP
8 1 (1.37%) HTML
8 1 (1.37%) MFC
8 1 (1.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.74%) Replication
2 2 (2.74%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.37%) Open Source
3 1 (1.37%) iSeries
3 1 (1.37%) FMCG
3 1 (1.37%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 25 (34.25%) Linux
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (12.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.48%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) Technical Architecture
3 16 (21.92%) Software Engineering
4 15 (20.55%) Scrum
5 12 (16.44%) MVC
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
7 5 (6.85%) Project Management
8 4 (5.48%) ERP
8 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2
8 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.11%) Project Planning
10 2 (2.74%) Web Development
11 1 (1.37%) Information Security Management
11 1 (1.37%) Data Security
11 1 (1.37%) Security Management
11 1 (1.37%) Incident Management
11 1 (1.37%) Systems Analysis
11 1 (1.37%) Information Security
11 1 (1.37%) E-Commerce
11 1 (1.37%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (47.95%) SQL
2 28 (38.36%) C#
3 19 (26.03%) C++
4 15 (20.55%) Java
5 9 (12.33%) VB
6 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
7 4 (5.48%) VB.NET
7 4 (5.48%) VB6
8 2 (2.74%) Ruby
8 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.74%) C
8 2 (2.74%) PHP
8 2 (2.74%) VBA
9 1 (1.37%) Korn
9 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Degree
2 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.85%) CCNP
2 5 (6.85%) CCNA
3 4 (5.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (19.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) XenServer
3 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) MOM
1 8 (10.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (2.74%) Opsview
2 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.74%) SCCM
2 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) VMware
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle
4 6 (8.22%) Citrix
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) SAP
7 2 (2.74%) SYSPRO
8 1 (1.37%) Lotus
8 1 (1.37%) IBM
8 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
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