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 29 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 106 51 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.00% 11.31% 17.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.92% 57.30% 72.81%
Number of salaries quoted 95 47 70
Average salary £33,500 £29,339 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.18% -2.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £16,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
131 89 114
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.24% 19.73% 24.52%
Number of salaries quoted 116 79 101
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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
Preston +4 31 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Blackpool +6 25 £27,500 +30.95% 3
Chorley +7 23 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Blackburn -8 14 £33,750 +12.50% 2
Burnley - 6 £38,750 -
Ormskirk - 4 £28,750 -
Lancaster +3 3 £20,500 +18.84%
Colne - 1 £31,000 -
Nelson - 1 £15,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 76 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 60 (35.29%) VMware
3 57 (33.53%) SQL
4 53 (31.18%) Active Directory
5 46 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
6 44 (25.88%) Citrix
7 43 (25.29%) SQL Server
7 43 (25.29%) Windows XP
8 42 (24.71%) Cisco
9 41 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (18.82%) Office 365
10 32 (18.82%) MS Exchange
10 32 (18.82%) MS Excel
11 31 (18.24%) Firewall
12 30 (17.65%) .NET
13 29 (17.06%) Data Centre
14 26 (15.29%) ASP.NET
15 25 (14.71%) MS Office
15 25 (14.71%) DNS
15 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
16 24 (14.12%) Juniper
16 24 (14.12%) Migration
17 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (13.53%) C#
17 23 (13.53%) Linux
18 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
18 21 (12.35%) TCP/IP
19 20 (11.76%) IIS
19 20 (11.76%) CSS
19 20 (11.76%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 32 (18.82%) MS Exchange
2 20 (11.76%) IIS
3 19 (11.18%) SharePoint
4 15 (8.82%) Apache
5 10 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (4.71%) Kentico
6 8 (4.71%) CMS
6 8 (4.71%) nginx
7 6 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (3.53%) NetWeaver
8 3 (1.76%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.18%) Node.js
9 2 (1.18%) Drupal
9 2 (1.18%) WordPress
9 2 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.18%) SilverStripe
9 2 (1.18%) Lync
Applications
1 32 (18.82%) MS Excel
2 25 (14.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.71%) Magento
2 3 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.82%) Office 365
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.18%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.18%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 31 (18.24%) Firewall
2 25 (14.71%) DNS
3 21 (12.35%) TCP/IP
4 18 (10.59%) SAN
5 16 (9.41%) DHCP
6 15 (8.82%) LAN
6 15 (8.82%) Internet
7 13 (7.65%) VPN
8 12 (7.06%) Ethernet
9 9 (5.29%) Broadband
9 9 (5.29%) NAS
10 8 (4.71%) Wireless
10 8 (4.71%) DECT
10 8 (4.71%) VoIP
10 8 (4.71%) WAN
11 6 (3.53%) SMTP
11 6 (3.53%) HTTP
11 6 (3.53%) SSH
12 5 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (25.29%) SQL Server
2 19 (11.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (8.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (6.47%) MySQL
6 9 (5.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (3.53%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
10 2 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.59%) MS Access
11 1 (0.59%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.35%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.18%) NUnit
3 2 (1.18%) MSTest
3 2 (1.18%) Moq
4 1 (0.59%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.59%) Calabash
4 1 (0.59%) Appium
4 1 (0.59%) JIRA
4 1 (0.59%) Selenium
4 1 (0.59%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.59%) JUnit
General
1 16 (9.41%) Finance
2 12 (7.06%) Manufacturing
2 12 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.35%) Back Office
4 3 (1.76%) Retail
5 2 (1.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (14.12%) Support Engineer
2 23 (13.53%) Developer
3 19 (11.18%) Analyst
4 18 (10.59%) Project Manager
5 17 (10.00%) IT Support
6 13 (7.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.06%) .NET Developer
7 12 (7.06%) Help Desk Support
8 11 (6.47%) Infrastructure Manager
9 10 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (5.29%) 2nd Line Support
11 8 (4.71%) Administrator
11 8 (4.71%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
12 7 (4.12%) Junior
12 7 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) 1st Line Support Engineer
13 6 (3.53%) SAP Analyst
13 6 (3.53%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.65%) .NET
2 26 (15.29%) ASP.NET
3 20 (11.76%) CSS
4 15 (8.82%) HTML
5 10 (5.88%) WinForms
6 7 (4.12%) XML
7 6 (3.53%) SAP Basis
7 6 (3.53%) LAMP
8 5 (2.94%) WCF
9 3 (1.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.76%) XSLT
9 3 (1.76%) SOAP
9 3 (1.76%) Web Services
10 2 (1.18%) XSL
10 2 (1.18%) Symfony
10 2 (1.18%) Zend Framework
10 2 (1.18%) jQuery
10 2 (1.18%) Ext JS
10 2 (1.18%) HTML5
10 2 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 2
Miscellaneous
1 29 (17.06%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.71%) Life Science
3 6 (3.53%) Clustering
4 5 (2.94%) Replication
4 5 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.35%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.35%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.76%) PDA
6 3 (1.76%) iPhone
6 3 (1.76%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.18%) iPad
8 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.59%) User Experience
8 1 (0.59%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.29%) Windows XP
2 41 (24.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (13.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (13.53%) Linux
5 20 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 18 (10.59%) Windows 8
7 16 (9.41%) Windows Vista
8 13 (7.65%) UNIX
9 8 (4.71%) CentOS
10 7 (4.12%) Solaris
11 6 (3.53%) AIX
12 4 (2.35%) Android
13 2 (1.18%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.12%) Migration
2 20 (11.76%) ITIL
3 19 (11.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (10.00%) Project Management
5 15 (8.82%) MVC
6 11 (6.47%) Software Engineering
7 10 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 10 (5.88%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.29%) Project Planning
9 8 (4.71%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.71%) Software Deployment
9 8 (4.71%) Service Desk Management
9 8 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 7 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.12%) Workflow
10 7 (4.12%) Web Development
10 7 (4.12%) Business Continuity
10 7 (4.12%) Document Management
11 6 (3.53%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (33.53%) SQL
2 23 (13.53%) C#
3 21 (12.35%) JavaScript
4 13 (7.65%) PHP
5 11 (6.47%) Java
6 9 (5.29%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.53%) VBA
7 6 (3.53%) VB
8 5 (2.94%) VBScript
8 5 (2.94%) C++
9 4 (2.35%) Perl
9 4 (2.35%) VB6
10 3 (1.76%) Ruby
11 2 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) C
12 1 (0.59%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.59%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (9.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (8.24%) Degree
3 12 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 12 (7.06%) MCSE
4 10 (5.88%) CCNA
4 10 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.53%) CCIE
5 6 (3.53%) CCNP
5 6 (3.53%) MCP
5 6 (3.53%) MCITP
6 4 (2.35%) MCTS
7 2 (1.18%) GNVQ
7 2 (1.18%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (1.18%) HNC
7 2 (1.18%) HND
7 2 (1.18%) MCSA
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (8.24%) SLA
2 9 (5.29%) QA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (31.18%) Active Directory
2 46 (27.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.06%) Hyper-V
3 12 (7.06%) vSphere
4 7 (4.12%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.18%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.59%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (4.71%) SCOM
2 4 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.18%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.18%) WSUS
3 2 (1.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.59%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 76 (44.71%) Microsoft
2 60 (35.29%) VMware
3 44 (25.88%) Citrix
4 42 (24.71%) Cisco
5 24 (14.12%) Juniper
6 17 (10.00%) HP
7 9 (5.29%) NetApp
8 8 (4.71%) Oracle
9 6 (3.53%) SAP
9 6 (3.53%) McAfee
10 5 (2.94%) Dell
11 4 (2.35%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.18%) Zend
12 2 (1.18%) WatchGuard
12 2 (1.18%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.18%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.18%) Sun
12 2 (1.18%) IBM
12 2 (1.18%) Sophos
13 1 (0.59%) Novell
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Depending on Experience + Bens
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Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Roqit
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum dependant on skills and experience
Posted: 3 days ago
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JPS Selection
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + 15% bonus + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn
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Salary: competitive
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Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Pension
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Salary: competitive
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