The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 28 5 22
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +17
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 27 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 5.14% 20.77% 8.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 77.14% 52.94%
Number of salaries quoted 8 21 15
Average salary £22,500 £31,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.57% -7.35%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Windows
West Yorkshire

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

Operating Systems Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
18 35 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 10.29% 26.92% 16.75%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 30
Average salary £27,250 £31,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.49% -7.35%
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Windows
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Windows Salary Trend in Halifax

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (38.00%) Banking
3 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 17 (34.00%) TCP/IP
4 17 (34.00%) MS Exchange
5 16 (32.00%) UNIX
6 15 (30.00%) DHCP
6 15 (30.00%) MS Office
6 15 (30.00%) DNS
7 13 (26.00%) AIX
8 12 (24.00%) Linux
8 12 (24.00%) Perl
8 12 (24.00%) IBM
9 11 (22.00%) HP
9 11 (22.00%) Incident Management
10 10 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
11 9 (18.00%) Finance
11 9 (18.00%) Solaris
12 8 (16.00%) ITIL
12 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
12 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
12 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
13 7 (14.00%) HTML
14 6 (12.00%) VB
14 6 (12.00%) .NET
14 6 (12.00%) CRM
14 6 (12.00%) Tivoli
14 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
14 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
15 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 17 (34.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.00%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (30.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.00%) TCP/IP
2 15 (30.00%) DHCP
2 15 (30.00%) DNS
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) ADSL
3 1 (2.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (6.00%) ClearQuest
1 3 (6.00%) CruiseControl
2 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (38.00%) Banking
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (30.00%) Technical Support
2 14 (28.00%) Technical Specialist
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Specialist
4 4 (8.00%) SCCM Specialist
5 3 (6.00%) Senior Technician
5 3 (6.00%) Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Service Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (4.00%) Administrator
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 1 (2.00%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.00%) SOAP
3 2 (4.00%) Web Services
3 2 (4.00%) XML
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (4.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.00%) WCF
3 2 (4.00%) jQuery
3 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (2.00%) iSeries
1 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) UNIX
2 13 (26.00%) AIX
3 12 (24.00%) Linux
4 9 (18.00%) Solaris
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Incident Management
2 10 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 8 (16.00%) ITIL
3 8 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
4 6 (12.00%) CRM
5 5 (10.00%) RUP
6 3 (6.00%) RAD
6 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (4.00%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.00%) UML
7 2 (4.00%) MVC
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) Perl
2 8 (16.00%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) VB
4 5 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.00%) C#
5 2 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (2.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.00%) MCSE
1 1 (2.00%) CCNA
1 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 18 (36.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.00%) Samba
3 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (10.00%) Netcool
2 5 (10.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 5 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (24.00%) IBM
3 11 (22.00%) HP
4 5 (10.00%) BMC
5 4 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) Sophos