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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 16 27 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing Windows 60 43 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 11.79% 8.63% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 65.22% 64.18% 59.35%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 71
Average salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £15,400 £19,650
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £38,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
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
92 67 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.07% 13.45% 24.36%
Number of salaries quoted 62 59 117
Average salary £25,000 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £16,950 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.35% -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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Blackpool - 16 £28,750 - 2
Preston +13 14 £30,000 +36.36% 2
Blackburn -5 14 £23,000 -23.33% 4
Chorley -1 9 £38,000 +72.72%
Newton-le-Willows +3 2 - - 1
Lancaster +13 1 £18,500 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 51 (33.12%) Microsoft
2 49 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 49 (31.82%) VMware
3 48 (31.17%) SQL
4 44 (28.57%) Citrix
5 40 (25.97%) Cisco
6 36 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (22.73%) Windows XP
8 29 (18.83%) .NET
9 27 (17.53%) Firewall
10 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
10 26 (16.88%) MS Exchange
10 26 (16.88%) MS Excel
11 25 (16.23%) MS Office
12 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
12 24 (15.58%) Linux
12 24 (15.58%) Windows 7
13 23 (14.94%) Juniper
14 21 (13.64%) HP
14 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (13.64%) C#
14 21 (13.64%) Office 365
15 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
15 20 (12.99%) Data Centre
15 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
16 19 (12.34%) VPN
16 19 (12.34%) CSS
16 19 (12.34%) Migration
16 19 (12.34%) Agile Software Development

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.04%) IIS
3 15 (9.74%) Apache
4 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.19%) CMS
4 8 (5.19%) nginx
4 8 (5.19%) Kentico
5 6 (3.90%) NetWeaver
5 6 (3.90%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.30%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.30%) Drupal
8 2 (1.30%) WordPress
8 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.30%) Node.js
8 2 (1.30%) SilverStripe
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 26 (16.88%) MS Excel
2 25 (16.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Magento
2 4 (2.60%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (13.64%) Office 365
2 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (17.53%) Firewall
2 19 (12.34%) VPN
3 17 (11.04%) DNS
3 17 (11.04%) SAN
4 16 (10.39%) TCP/IP
5 13 (8.44%) LAN
6 11 (7.14%) Wireless
7 10 (6.49%) DHCP
8 9 (5.84%) Internet
9 8 (5.19%) Ethernet
10 6 (3.90%) Broadband
10 6 (3.90%) WAN
10 6 (3.90%) SMTP
10 6 (3.90%) HTTP
10 6 (3.90%) SSH
10 6 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (3.25%) NAS
11 5 (3.25%) Network Security
11 5 (3.25%) ADSL
12 4 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (16.88%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (7.14%) MySQL
4 7 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (3.90%) SAP HANA
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.65%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.65%) MS Access
7 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 11 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (3.90%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.30%) JUnit
3 2 (1.30%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.65%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.65%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) ReSharper
General
1 18 (11.69%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.60%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.60%) Back Office
4 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.64%) Analyst
1 21 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Developer
3 15 (9.74%) .NET Developer
4 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (6.49%) Administrator
6 10 (6.49%) Help Desk Support
6 10 (6.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (6.49%) IT Support
7 8 (5.19%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Desktop Support
9 6 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.83%) .NET
2 24 (15.58%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.34%) CSS
4 17 (11.04%) HTML
5 9 (5.84%) WinForms
6 8 (5.19%) XML
7 6 (3.90%) WCF
7 6 (3.90%) SAP Basis
7 6 (3.90%) LAMP
8 4 (2.60%) XSLT
8 4 (2.60%) SOAP
8 4 (2.60%) Web Services
8 4 (2.60%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.95%) jQuery
10 2 (1.30%) XSL
10 2 (1.30%) Symfony
10 2 (1.30%) Zend Framework
10 2 (1.30%) Ext JS
10 2 (1.30%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.99%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.25%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (3.25%) Replication
2 5 (3.25%) Blackberry
3 4 (2.60%) Computer Science
4 3 (1.95%) Life Science
5 2 (1.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.30%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.30%) iPhone
5 2 (1.30%) iPad
6 1 (0.65%) User Experience
6 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.65%) Statistics
6 1 (0.65%) Animation
6 1 (0.65%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 35 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
1 35 (22.73%) Windows XP
2 24 (15.58%) Linux
2 24 (15.58%) Windows 7
3 21 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.04%) Windows 8
6 15 (9.74%) UNIX
7 12 (7.79%) Windows Vista
8 9 (5.84%) Mac OS X
9 8 (5.19%) CentOS
10 7 (4.55%) Solaris
11 6 (3.90%) AIX
12 2 (1.30%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.34%) Migration
1 19 (12.34%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.39%) Project Management
3 15 (9.74%) ITIL
4 13 (8.44%) MVC
5 9 (5.84%) Project Planning
6 8 (5.19%) E-Commerce
6 8 (5.19%) Software Engineering
7 7 (4.55%) Business Continuity
7 7 (4.55%) Web Development
7 7 (4.55%) CRM
8 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (3.90%) SAP Security
9 5 (3.25%) Line Management
9 5 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.25%) Workflow
9 5 (3.25%) Data Security
9 5 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.25%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.60%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 48 (31.17%) SQL
2 21 (13.64%) C#
3 20 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.44%) PHP
5 9 (5.84%) Java
6 8 (5.19%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.90%) VB.NET
8 5 (3.25%) C++
9 4 (2.60%) Perl
9 4 (2.60%) VBA
10 3 (1.95%) VBScript
11 2 (1.30%) Python
11 2 (1.30%) VB
11 2 (1.30%) C
11 2 (1.30%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.30%) Ruby
11 2 (1.30%) VB6
11 2 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (10.39%) Degree
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (4.55%) CCNA
3 7 (4.55%) MCSE
4 6 (3.90%) CCIE
4 6 (3.90%) CCNP
4 6 (3.90%) MCITP
5 5 (3.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.25%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.25%) MCTS
5 5 (3.25%) MCP
6 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.65%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) QA
3 2 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.49%) vSphere
5 8 (5.19%) Terminal Services
6 6 (3.90%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.95%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.30%) WSUS
2 2 (1.30%) SCCM
2 2 (1.30%) SCOM
2 2 (1.30%) SCDPM
3 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 51 (33.12%) Microsoft
2 49 (31.82%) VMware
3 44 (28.57%) Citrix
4 40 (25.97%) Cisco
5 23 (14.94%) Juniper
6 21 (13.64%) HP
7 10 (6.49%) Dell
8 7 (4.55%) Wyse
8 7 (4.55%) Apple
9 6 (3.90%) SAP
9 6 (3.90%) McAfee
10 4 (2.60%) NetApp
10 4 (2.60%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle
11 2 (1.30%) Sophos
11 2 (1.30%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.30%) Sun
11 2 (1.30%) Zend
11 2 (1.30%) WatchGuard
12 1 (0.65%) New Relic
Blackburn
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, holidays
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
The Acme Facilities Group Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside
Networx Recruitment
Salary: Salary in line with NMW
Posted: 17 days ago
Preston
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 24 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 26 days ago