The table below looks at the statistics for Windows 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 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 26 10 12
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 43 77 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.63% 14.89% 14.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.18% 61.11% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 75 65
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,400 £19,850 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £47,500 £37,750
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
Windows
North West

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

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
67 126 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.45% 24.37% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 59 120 88
Average salary £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,950 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Windows
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Windows Salary Trend in Lancashire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Lancashire

Windows
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 within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackburn +5 14 £30,000 - 3
Preston -15 5 £22,000 -21.42% 3
Newton-le-Willows +13 3 £11,000 -35.29% 1
Chorley -4 3 £22,000 -15.38% 1
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 47 (48.96%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
3 33 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 31 (32.29%) SQL Server
5 29 (30.21%) MS Office
5 29 (30.21%) Windows 7
6 28 (29.17%) VMware
7 26 (27.08%) SQL
8 25 (26.04%) MS Exchange
8 25 (26.04%) Citrix
8 25 (26.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (23.96%) Firewall
10 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 19 (19.79%) Windows XP
11 19 (19.79%) .NET
12 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
12 17 (17.71%) Cisco
13 16 (16.67%) SAN
13 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (15.63%) WAN
15 14 (14.58%) HP
16 13 (13.54%) C#
16 13 (13.54%) Windows 8
17 12 (12.50%) VB.NET
17 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
18 11 (11.46%) VPN
18 11 (11.46%) LAN
18 11 (11.46%) VB

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 25 (26.04%) MS Exchange
2 19 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.13%) Lync
6 3 (3.13%) OpenEdge
6 3 (3.13%) IIS
6 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 29 (30.21%) MS Office
2 17 (17.71%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (23.96%) Firewall
2 16 (16.67%) SAN
3 15 (15.63%) WAN
4 12 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 11 (11.46%) VPN
5 11 (11.46%) LAN
5 11 (11.46%) Wireless
6 7 (7.29%) VoIP
7 6 (6.25%) VLAN
8 5 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.21%) NAS
9 4 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.13%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.13%) TETRA
10 3 (3.13%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.08%) ADSL
12 1 (1.04%) Broadband
12 1 (1.04%) DNS
12 1 (1.04%) SSL
12 1 (1.04%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (32.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.29%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (6.25%) DTS
3 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.08%) MySQL
6 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) OLAP
7 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.17%) Subversion
3 3 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (3.13%) Selenium
3 3 (3.13%) Firebug
3 3 (3.13%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.13%) Hudson
4 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.08%) NUnit
4 2 (2.08%) MSTest
4 2 (2.08%) Rhino Mocks
4 2 (2.08%) Moq
5 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (5.21%) Legal
1 5 (5.21%) Retail
1 5 (5.21%) Billing
2 4 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (17.71%) Developer
2 15 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Analyst
4 8 (8.33%) Consultant
4 8 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.29%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 6 (6.25%) IT Support
7 5 (5.21%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) Field Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) .NET Developer
7 5 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Software Support Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Systems Developer
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.79%) .NET
2 10 (10.42%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.25%) HTML
4 5 (5.21%) XML
5 4 (4.17%) CSS
5 4 (4.17%) SOAP
5 4 (4.17%) Web Services
6 3 (3.13%) WinForms
6 3 (3.13%) Ajax
6 3 (3.13%) jQuery
6 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (2.08%) Castle Windsor
7 2 (2.08%) Ninject
7 2 (2.08%) Razor View Engine
7 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (2.08%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (2.08%) Spring.NET
7 2 (2.08%) XHTML
7 2 (2.08%) WCF
7 2 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 6 (6.25%) Clustering
2 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.08%) Replication
3 2 (2.08%) Tandem
3 2 (2.08%) CCTV
3 2 (2.08%) iPhone
3 2 (2.08%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.04%) iSeries
4 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.04%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.04%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (30.21%) Windows 7
3 25 (26.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (19.79%) Windows XP
6 13 (13.54%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.33%) Android
8 7 (7.29%) Linux
9 6 (6.25%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (4.17%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.17%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.13%) AIX
12 2 (2.08%) UNIX
13 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.04%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.38%) Migration
2 8 (8.33%) Project Management
3 7 (7.29%) ITIL
3 7 (7.29%) Change Management
4 6 (6.25%) TDD
5 5 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (5.21%) Release Management
5 5 (5.21%) Android Development
6 4 (4.17%) Analytics
6 4 (4.17%) Unit Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.13%) MVC
7 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.13%) Test Management
7 3 (3.13%) Test Scripting
7 3 (3.13%) Web Development
7 3 (3.13%) Logistics
7 3 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 13 (13.54%) C#
3 12 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 11 (11.46%) VB
5 6 (6.25%) VB6
6 3 (3.13%) Progress 4GL
7 2 (2.08%) Java
7 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.04%) VBScript
8 1 (1.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.42%) CCNA
2 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (8.33%) Degree
4 5 (5.21%) MCP
4 5 (5.21%) MCSE
4 5 (5.21%) MCSA
5 4 (4.17%) HND
5 4 (4.17%) CCNP
6 3 (3.13%) ISEB
6 3 (3.13%) CCIE
6 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.13%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.08%) MCTS
7 2 (2.08%) MCITP
7 2 (2.08%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.04%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
1 2 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (36.46%) Active Directory
2 16 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.33%) Terminal Services
5 7 (7.29%) XenApp
6 5 (5.21%) XenServer
7 4 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.17%) vSphere
8 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.04%) vCloud
9 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.04%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (48.96%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.17%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 17 (17.71%) Cisco
5 14 (14.58%) HP
6 8 (8.33%) Dell
7 5 (5.21%) NetApp
8 3 (3.13%) Oracle
9 2 (2.08%) Progress
9 2 (2.08%) Symantec
9 2 (2.08%) Veeam
10 1 (1.04%) McAfee
10 1 (1.04%) Wyse
10 1 (1.04%) Veritas
10 1 (1.04%) Apple
10 1 (1.04%) AppSense
10 1 (1.04%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.04%) Draytek
10 1 (1.04%) IBM
10 1 (1.04%) Avaya
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