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 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 33 47 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.46% 19.75% 14.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.57% 79.66% 70.27%
Number of salaries quoted 26 32 19
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.38%
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
42 59 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 22.22% 24.79% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 35 42 29
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Halifax

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 44 (55.00%) HP
2 40 (50.00%) ITIL
3 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (35.00%) EMC
6 28 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 26 (32.50%) Hyper-V
7 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (31.25%) SCCM
9 24 (30.00%) SCOM
9 24 (30.00%) Lync
10 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (26.25%) Dell
12 20 (25.00%) Symantec
12 20 (25.00%) NetBackup
13 19 (23.75%) Banking
13 19 (23.75%) Retail
14 16 (20.00%) Project Management
15 15 (18.75%) Citrix
16 14 (17.50%) MSMQ
17 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
17 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (15.00%) Line Management
18 10 (12.50%) UNIX
19 9 (11.25%) SQL
19 9 (11.25%) SAN
19 9 (11.25%) JIRA

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 28 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 26 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (30.00%) Lync
4 3 (3.75%) CMS
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) SAS
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.50%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) SAN
2 4 (5.00%) DNS
2 4 (5.00%) DHCP
2 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.75%) Internet
4 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 2 (2.50%) ATM
5 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.50%) DTS
3 2 (2.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) JIRA
2 5 (6.25%) ClearCase
2 5 (6.25%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (23.75%) Banking
1 19 (23.75%) Retail
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
3 1 (1.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 40 (50.00%) Analyst
2 24 (30.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 19 (23.75%) Technical Analyst
4 15 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (16.25%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 11 (13.75%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Service Analyst
7 9 (11.25%) Security Manager
8 6 (7.50%) SQL DBA
8 6 (7.50%) Administrator
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Manager
8 6 (7.50%) DBA
9 5 (6.25%) Configuration Manager
9 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Configuration Manager
10 4 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
11 3 (3.75%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.50%) MSMQ
2 7 (8.75%) J2EE
3 2 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Clustering
2 6 (7.50%) Replication
3 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.50%) EMV
4 2 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.50%) Tandem
4 2 (2.50%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 36 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (12.50%) UNIX
5 7 (8.75%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.25%) AIX
7 4 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.75%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.50%) Linux
9 2 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (50.00%) ITIL
2 16 (20.00%) Project Management
3 12 (15.00%) Line Management
4 7 (8.75%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.50%) Database Security
5 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.25%) Service Management
6 5 (6.25%) OO
6 5 (6.25%) RUP
7 3 (3.75%) Content Management
7 3 (3.75%) Coaching
8 2 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.50%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.50%) Security Management
8 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (2.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) Java
3 5 (6.25%) Perl
4 3 (3.75%) C#
4 3 (3.75%) C++
5 2 (2.50%) COBOL
5 2 (2.50%) PL/1
5 2 (2.50%) JCL
5 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) C
6 1 (1.25%) Lua
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) HND
2 1 (1.25%) MCSE
2 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) ISO 8583
1 2 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 35 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 26 (32.50%) Hyper-V
3 23 (28.75%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.25%) Samba
5 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (31.25%) SCCM
2 24 (30.00%) SCOM
3 20 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (6.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (3.75%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 44 (55.00%) HP
2 36 (45.00%) VMware
3 28 (35.00%) EMC
4 26 (32.50%) Microsoft
5 21 (26.25%) Dell
6 20 (25.00%) Symantec
7 15 (18.75%) Citrix
8 9 (11.25%) Cyber-Ark
9 7 (8.75%) Oracle
10 3 (3.75%) Apple
10 3 (3.75%) Sophos
11 2 (2.50%) VocaLink
11 2 (2.50%) NCR
11 2 (2.50%) IBM