The first table below looks at the demand 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 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
Rank 15 10 25
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing Windows 49 81 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.70% 16.88% 8.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.98% 74.31% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 45 73 50
Average salary £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,400 £19,850 £16,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £35,300 £39,850
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
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
North West

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 18 April 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 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
Preston -11 8 £28,500 +3.63%
Chorley -4 6 £24,500 -12.50%
Blackburn -1 5 £35,000 +66.66% 1
Blackpool +1 4 £19,000 -17.39%
Darwen -1 4 £32,250 +74.32%
Lancaster +5 2 £14,500 -57.03%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
2 49 (36.84%) SQL
3 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
3 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (32.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (23.31%) Active Directory
6 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
7 28 (21.05%) VMware
8 27 (20.30%) .NET
9 25 (18.80%) Citrix
10 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET
11 22 (16.54%) IIS
11 22 (16.54%) Linux
11 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
13 20 (15.04%) MS Office
13 20 (15.04%) SAP
14 19 (14.29%) ITIL
14 19 (14.29%) MS Exchange
14 19 (14.29%) WAN
15 17 (12.78%) C#
16 16 (12.03%) VB.NET
16 16 (12.03%) DTS
16 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (12.03%) Migration
16 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 16 (12.03%) Performance Monitoring
17 15 (11.28%) Project Management
17 15 (11.28%) LAN
17 15 (11.28%) Cisco

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 22 (16.54%) IIS
2 19 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 12 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.27%) SharePoint
4 11 (8.27%) Apache
5 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.51%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.26%) OpenEdge
8 3 (2.26%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.75%) WordPress
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 21 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 20 (15.04%) MS Office
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) SAP xMII
2 3 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.75%) Pegasus Opera
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.29%) WAN
2 15 (11.28%) LAN
3 14 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.02%) DNS
4 12 (9.02%) DHCP
5 7 (5.26%) VLAN
6 6 (4.51%) Firewall
6 6 (4.51%) SAN
6 6 (4.51%) VPN
6 6 (4.51%) VoIP
7 3 (2.26%) Network Security
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.26%) TETRA
7 3 (2.26%) Wireless
8 2 (1.50%) Internet
8 2 (1.50%) ADSL
9 1 (0.75%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.75%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.75%) SSL
9 1 (0.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (44.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.03%) DTS
2 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.27%) SAP HANA
3 11 (8.27%) DB2
3 11 (8.27%) SAP BW
4 9 (6.77%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (4.51%) MS Access
8 5 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.26%) Hudson
2 3 (2.26%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.26%) MSTest
2 3 (2.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 3 (2.26%) Moq
2 3 (2.26%) NUnit
2 3 (2.26%) Selenium
2 3 (2.26%) JIRA
2 3 (2.26%) Firebug
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Grunt
General
1 6 (4.51%) Billing
2 4 (3.01%) Retail
2 4 (3.01%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.26%) Finance
4 2 (1.50%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Advertising
5 1 (0.75%) Automotive
5 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (18.80%) Support Engineer
2 23 (17.29%) Administrator
3 22 (16.54%) Developer
4 12 (9.02%) 3rd Line Support
4 12 (9.02%) Analyst
4 12 (9.02%) IT Support
5 11 (8.27%) SAP Basis Administrator
5 11 (8.27%) SAP Administrator
6 10 (7.52%) SQL DBA
6 10 (7.52%) DBA
6 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.02%) 2nd Line Support
8 8 (6.02%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.26%) Consultant
10 6 (4.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) IT Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Systems Support Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) IT Manager
10 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.30%) .NET
2 23 (17.29%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.53%) SAP Basis
4 12 (9.02%) Middleware
4 12 (9.02%) J2EE
5 8 (6.02%) XML
5 8 (6.02%) HTML
6 7 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 6 (4.51%) WCF
7 6 (4.51%) jQuery
8 5 (3.76%) CSS
8 5 (3.76%) Ajax
9 3 (2.26%) Razor View Engine
9 3 (2.26%) Castle Windsor
9 3 (2.26%) Ninject
9 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (2.26%) Spring.NET
9 3 (2.26%) Unity DI Container
9 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 3 (2.26%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.77%) Blackberry
1 9 (6.77%) Replication
1 9 (6.77%) Clustering
2 7 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (4.51%) Firmware
4 3 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
4 3 (2.26%) iPhone
4 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.26%) Tandem
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) iSeries
6 1 (0.75%) EPoS
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.75%) AS400
6 1 (0.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Windows Server 2008
2 43 (32.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (21.80%) Windows 7
4 22 (16.54%) Linux
5 11 (8.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (8.27%) Windows XP
5 11 (8.27%) AIX
5 11 (8.27%) SUSE
6 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.26%) UNIX
8 4 (3.01%) Windows Vista
8 4 (3.01%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.01%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.26%) Android
9 3 (2.26%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (14.29%) ITIL
2 16 (12.03%) Migration
2 16 (12.03%) Performance Monitoring
3 15 (11.28%) Project Management
4 12 (9.02%) Business Continuity
4 12 (9.02%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (8.27%) Performance Analysis
6 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
7 8 (6.02%) TDD
7 8 (6.02%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.02%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.26%) Data Architecture
8 7 (5.26%) Service Management
8 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.51%) Change Management
9 6 (4.51%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (4.51%) CRM
9 6 (4.51%) Release Management
10 5 (3.76%) PRINCE2
11 4 (3.01%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.84%) SQL
2 17 (12.78%) C#
3 16 (12.03%) VB.NET
4 14 (10.53%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.27%) VB
6 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (2.26%) Progress 4GL
7 3 (2.26%) ABAP
7 3 (2.26%) VBA
7 3 (2.26%) VB6
8 2 (1.50%) Java
8 2 (1.50%) VBScript
9 1 (0.75%) FoxPro (VFP)
9 1 (0.75%) C
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.77%) MCP
2 9 (6.77%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.77%) CCNA
3 8 (6.02%) Degree
3 8 (6.02%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.26%) MCSE
5 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.01%) CCNP
6 4 (3.01%) MCSA
7 3 (2.26%) HND
7 3 (2.26%) CCIE
7 3 (2.26%) ISEB
7 3 (2.26%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.50%) MCITP
8 2 (1.50%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.75%) OSCP
9 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.75%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) QA
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (23.31%) Active Directory
2 22 (16.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.02%) XenApp
4 6 (4.51%) vSphere
4 6 (4.51%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.76%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.50%) vCloud
7 2 (1.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.26%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.75%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.75%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.75%) SCCM
3 1 (0.75%) SCOM
3 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 47 (35.34%) Microsoft
2 28 (21.05%) VMware
3 25 (18.80%) Citrix
4 20 (15.04%) SAP
5 15 (11.28%) Cisco
6 14 (10.53%) HP
7 11 (8.27%) Oracle
7 11 (8.27%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.26%) IBM
8 7 (5.26%) Symantec
9 6 (4.51%) Lotus
10 3 (2.26%) Dell
11 2 (1.50%) LANDesk
11 2 (1.50%) Apple
11 2 (1.50%) Avaya
11 2 (1.50%) Progress
12 1 (0.75%) Acronis
12 1 (0.75%) Veeam
12 1 (0.75%) Juniper
12 1 (0.75%) Intel
Blackburn, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £29338.80 per annum + Vehicle, benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago