The first table below looks at the demand for Windows 7 skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows 7 over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows 7
Rank 46 47 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 9 15 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.97% 3.13% 2.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.47% 13.76% 13.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 13 13
Average salary £25,500 £21,500 £16,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.60% +30.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £14,800
10% offered a salary of more than £27,300 £30,000 £21,450
UK excluding London average salary £26,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
86 109 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.78% 22.71% 15.63%
Number of salaries quoted 81 96 92
Average salary £28,669 £25,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.67% -10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,000 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £40,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows 7 Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows 7
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region.

Windows 7 Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows 7
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows 7 across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Windows 7 Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Windows 7
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows 7 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +5 3 £19,000 -17.39%
Preston -4 2 £30,000 +39.53%
Chorley -3 1 £22,500 +4.65%
Windows 7
North West

Windows 7
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows 7 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 7.

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
3 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
7 12 (41.38%) MS Office
8 10 (34.48%) DNS
8 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (34.48%) HP
8 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
8 10 (34.48%) DHCP
9 9 (31.03%) Citrix
9 9 (31.03%) SQL
9 9 (31.03%) MCP
10 8 (27.59%) VMware
11 7 (24.14%) Blackberry
11 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
11 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (24.14%) LAN
11 7 (24.14%) WAN
11 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (17.24%) Cisco
13 5 (17.24%) MCSE
13 5 (17.24%) ITIL
13 5 (17.24%) XenApp
13 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
14 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop

Windows 7
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire region citing Windows 7 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 7. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (13.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (41.38%) MS Office
2 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (44.83%) TCP/IP
2 10 (34.48%) DNS
2 10 (34.48%) DHCP
3 7 (24.14%) LAN
3 7 (24.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) PBX
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) MS Access
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) 3rd Line Support
2 9 (31.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) IT Support
4 7 (24.14%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (20.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) Support Analyst
6 5 (17.24%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
10 1 (3.45%) IT Director
10 1 (3.45%) Technical Support Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
10 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
10 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
10 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (58.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (24.14%) Windows XP
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
1 5 (17.24%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (3.45%) Information Security
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.45%) Brand Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (31.03%) MCP
3 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 4 (13.79%) MCSA
5 3 (10.34%) HND
6 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
6 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) XenApp
4 4 (13.79%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
1 1 (3.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (79.31%) Microsoft
2 10 (34.48%) HP
3 9 (31.03%) Citrix
4 8 (27.59%) VMware
5 5 (17.24%) Cisco
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) Nortel
7 1 (3.45%) Avaya
7 1 (3.45%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Apple