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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 68 49 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.78% 10.75% 16.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.00% 56.32% 74.11%
Number of salaries quoted 53 45 74
Average salary £33,500 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,400 £20,000 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,500 £35,200
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +4.28%
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
100 87 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.20% 19.08% 22.90%
Number of salaries quoted 85 82 98
Average salary £37,500 £29,339 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.81% +17.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £35,000 £40,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Chorley +5 11 £33,500 +36.73% 1
Preston +12 9 £27,500 -3.50% 2
Blackpool -4 8 £41,250 +117.10% 1
Lytham St Annes - 6 - -
Burnley +10 4 £25,000 +25.00% 1
Blackburn -3 4 £35,750 +2.14% 2
Nelson - 3 £15,000 -
Ormskirk - 2 £27,500 - 2
Fleetwood - 2 £25,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 80 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 51 (36.43%) Active Directory
2 51 (36.43%) SQL
3 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 45 (32.14%) VMware
5 39 (27.86%) MS Exchange
6 37 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (24.29%) Office 365
8 33 (23.57%) MS Excel
9 32 (22.86%) Cisco
10 31 (22.14%) DNS
11 30 (21.43%) MS Office
12 28 (20.00%) Windows XP
13 27 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 26 (18.57%) SharePoint
15 25 (17.86%) DHCP
16 24 (17.14%) .NET
16 24 (17.14%) Citrix
17 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET
18 22 (15.71%) ITIL
18 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (15.00%) SLA
19 21 (15.00%) Internet
20 20 (14.29%) TCP/IP
21 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
22 18 (12.86%) LAN
22 18 (12.86%) Firewall
22 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
23 17 (12.14%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (27.86%) MS Exchange
2 26 (18.57%) SharePoint
3 12 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (7.86%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (7.86%) IIS
5 10 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.29%) NetWeaver
7 5 (3.57%) Lync
8 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.14%) Apache
9 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.71%) Drupal
10 1 (0.71%) Node.js
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.71%) SAS
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 33 (23.57%) MS Excel
2 30 (21.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.71%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 34 (24.29%) Office 365
2 10 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 31 (22.14%) DNS
2 25 (17.86%) DHCP
3 21 (15.00%) Internet
4 20 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 18 (12.86%) LAN
5 18 (12.86%) Firewall
6 15 (10.71%) WAN
7 13 (9.29%) DECT
7 13 (9.29%) VoIP
7 13 (9.29%) Ethernet
8 10 (7.14%) iSCSI
8 10 (7.14%) NAS
9 8 (5.71%) SAN
10 6 (4.29%) Broadband
11 4 (2.86%) VPN
11 4 (2.86%) MPLS
11 4 (2.86%) Wireless
11 4 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (5.00%) SAP HANA
5 6 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (2.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.14%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.43%) MySQL
9 2 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.71%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.71%) MS Access
10 1 (0.71%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) MSTest
1 4 (2.86%) Moq
1 4 (2.86%) NUnit
2 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.43%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.71%) Calabash
4 1 (0.71%) Appium
4 1 (0.71%) Selenium
General
1 17 (12.14%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.86%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.29%) Finance
3 6 (4.29%) Retail
4 3 (2.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.43%) Billing
6 1 (0.71%) German Language
6 1 (0.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (17.14%) Analyst
2 17 (12.14%) Developer
3 15 (10.71%) Support Analyst
4 14 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 13 (9.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (8.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (8.57%) IT Support
7 10 (7.14%) Desktop Support
8 9 (6.43%) Project Manager
8 9 (6.43%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.71%) Junior
10 7 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 7 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.00%) Support Manager
10 7 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
11 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
11 6 (4.29%) SQL DBA
11 6 (4.29%) Help Desk Support
11 6 (4.29%) Operations Manager
11 6 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (17.14%) .NET
2 23 (16.43%) ASP.NET
3 12 (8.57%) CSS
4 7 (5.00%) SAP Basis
4 7 (5.00%) HTML
5 6 (4.29%) Ajax
6 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
6 4 (2.86%) jQuery
6 4 (2.86%) Web Services
6 4 (2.86%) XML
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 4 (2.86%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.14%) WCF
8 2 (1.43%) WinForms
8 2 (1.43%) SOAP
9 1 (0.71%) J2EE
9 1 (0.71%) EDI
9 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.29%) Life Science
2 8 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.29%) Clustering
4 4 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.14%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.14%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.14%) PDA
6 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 28 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 27 (19.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (12.14%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.00%) Windows Vista
7 12 (8.57%) Linux
8 9 (6.43%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.71%) UNIX
10 7 (5.00%) AIX
11 4 (2.86%) Android
12 3 (2.14%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.14%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.71%) SUSE
13 1 (0.71%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.71%) ITIL
2 14 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 13 (9.29%) Service Desk Management
3 13 (9.29%) Software Deployment
3 13 (9.29%) MVC
3 13 (9.29%) Service Delivery
3 13 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.86%) Migration
5 10 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 10 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 8 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (4.29%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (4.29%) SAP Security
8 6 (4.29%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (4.29%) Project Management
8 6 (4.29%) Service Management
9 5 (3.57%) Workflow
9 5 (3.57%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 51 (36.43%) SQL
2 16 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (10.71%) C#
4 9 (6.43%) T-SQL
5 8 (5.71%) VB.NET
6 7 (5.00%) VB
7 5 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 5 (3.57%) VBScript
7 5 (3.57%) Java
8 4 (2.86%) VBA
8 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
9 3 (2.14%) VB6
9 3 (2.14%) PHP
10 2 (1.43%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) Scala
11 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 22 (15.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.43%) SC Cleared
2 16 (11.43%) Security Cleared
3 15 (10.71%) MCSE
4 7 (5.00%) Degree
5 6 (4.29%) CCNA
5 6 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.86%) MCSA
7 3 (2.14%) MCP
7 3 (2.14%) HNC
7 3 (2.14%) HND
7 3 (2.14%) GNVQ
7 3 (2.14%) NVQ Level 3
8 2 (1.43%) MCITP
9 1 (0.71%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.00%) SLA
2 6 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 51 (36.43%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.29%) vSphere
4 6 (4.29%) XenApp
5 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.43%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.71%) Postfix
7 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.71%) SCOM
2 5 (3.57%) WMI
3 4 (2.86%) SCCM
4 3 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.71%) WSUS
6 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 80 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.14%) VMware
3 32 (22.86%) Cisco
4 24 (17.14%) Citrix
5 17 (12.14%) HP
6 11 (7.86%) Juniper
7 8 (5.71%) NetApp
7 8 (5.71%) SAP
8 7 (5.00%) Oracle
9 6 (4.29%) Dell
9 6 (4.29%) Sophos
9 6 (4.29%) Avaya
10 5 (3.57%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.14%) SonicWALL
11 3 (2.14%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.14%) McAfee
11 3 (2.14%) IBM
12 2 (1.43%) Nortel
12 2 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 2 (1.43%) Draytek
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Leyland, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Clayton Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago