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

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 15 13
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 94 51 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.32% 12.06% 15.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 78.33% 60.00% 71.56%
Number of salaries quoted 86 48 63
Average salary £38,000 £30,419 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.92% +9.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,700 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £41,100 £39,550
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
120 85 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.39% 20.09% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 109 78 94
Average salary £34,250 £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.38% +18.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £35,000 £40,500
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 May 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 May 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 +6 26 £41,250 +41.02% 2
Preston +4 21 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Blackburn +1 13 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Blackpool 0 12 £32,500 +71.05%
Burnley - 6 £38,750 -
Ormskirk - 4 £28,750 -
Lancaster -1 2 £21,500 +40.98% 1
Fleetwood - 2 £25,000 -
Nelson - 1 £15,000 -
Colne - 1 £31,000 - 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 72 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.48%) SQL
2 55 (35.48%) VMware
3 48 (30.97%) Active Directory
4 44 (28.39%) SQL Server
4 44 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 41 (26.45%) Windows XP
6 39 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (23.23%) Citrix
8 35 (22.58%) Cisco
9 34 (21.94%) Office 365
10 33 (21.29%) MS Exchange
11 30 (19.35%) .NET
12 29 (18.71%) Data Centre
13 28 (18.06%) ASP.NET
14 26 (16.77%) DNS
14 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (16.13%) Firewall
16 24 (15.48%) Migration
16 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
17 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
18 22 (14.19%) Juniper
19 21 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
19 21 (13.55%) SharePoint
19 21 (13.55%) C#
20 20 (12.90%) JavaScript
20 20 (12.90%) MS Office
20 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
21 19 (12.26%) CSS
21 19 (12.26%) ITIL

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 33 (21.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.55%) SharePoint
3 16 (10.32%) IIS
4 12 (7.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (5.16%) Apache
5 8 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.87%) CMS
6 6 (3.87%) NetWeaver
6 6 (3.87%) Kentico
7 5 (3.23%) nginx
8 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.29%) Lync
8 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.65%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (15.48%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) Magento
2 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.29%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 34 (21.94%) Office 365
2 8 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.77%) DNS
2 25 (16.13%) Firewall
3 23 (14.84%) TCP/IP
4 17 (10.97%) SAN
4 17 (10.97%) DHCP
5 15 (9.68%) Internet
6 14 (9.03%) LAN
7 12 (7.74%) Ethernet
7 12 (7.74%) VPN
8 11 (7.10%) NAS
9 10 (6.45%) DECT
9 10 (6.45%) VoIP
10 9 (5.81%) Broadband
11 7 (4.52%) WAN
12 6 (3.87%) iSCSI
13 5 (3.23%) Network Security
13 5 (3.23%) ADSL
13 5 (3.23%) SMTP
13 5 (3.23%) HTTP
13 5 (3.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.39%) SQL Server
2 20 (12.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 10 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.52%) MySQL
7 6 (3.87%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (2.58%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (2.58%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.65%) MS Access
10 1 (0.65%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.94%) Moq
2 3 (1.94%) MSTest
2 3 (1.94%) NUnit
3 2 (1.29%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.65%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.65%) Appium
4 1 (0.65%) Calabash
4 1 (0.65%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) JIRA
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
General
1 14 (9.03%) Telecoms
2 13 (8.39%) Finance
3 12 (7.74%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.58%) Back Office
5 3 (1.94%) Retail
6 2 (1.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (13.55%) Developer
2 19 (12.26%) Project Manager
2 19 (12.26%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.68%) Analyst
4 14 (9.03%) IT Support
5 13 (8.39%) Infrastructure Manager
6 12 (7.74%) .NET Developer
6 12 (7.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (5.16%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (5.16%) C# Developer
7 8 (5.16%) Junior
7 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 7 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.52%) Help Desk Support
8 7 (4.52%) Support Manager
8 7 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.52%) Administrator
9 6 (3.87%) Operations Manager
9 6 (3.87%) Junior Project Manager
9 6 (3.87%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (19.35%) .NET
2 28 (18.06%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.26%) CSS
4 13 (8.39%) HTML
5 8 (5.16%) WinForms
6 6 (3.87%) SAP Basis
7 5 (3.23%) XML
7 5 (3.23%) LAMP
8 4 (2.58%) WCF
9 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (1.94%) AngularJS
9 3 (1.94%) jQuery
9 3 (1.94%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.94%) Ajax
10 2 (1.29%) XSLT
10 2 (1.29%) SOAP
11 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.65%) Web Services
11 1 (0.65%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 29 (18.71%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.45%) Life Science
3 6 (3.87%) Clustering
4 5 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.58%) Replication
5 4 (2.58%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.58%) Thin Client
5 4 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.94%) PDA
6 3 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) iPhone
8 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.65%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 41 (26.45%) Windows XP
2 39 (25.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (16.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (13.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (11.61%) Linux
6 17 (10.97%) Windows 7
7 14 (9.03%) Windows Vista
8 11 (7.10%) Windows 8
9 10 (6.45%) UNIX
10 6 (3.87%) AIX
11 5 (3.23%) CentOS
12 4 (2.58%) Android
13 3 (1.94%) Solaris
14 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.65%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (15.48%) Migration
2 19 (12.26%) ITIL
3 18 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.32%) Project Management
4 16 (10.32%) MVC
5 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.45%) Service Desk Management
6 10 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (6.45%) Software Deployment
7 9 (5.81%) E-Commerce
7 9 (5.81%) Project Planning
7 9 (5.81%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.16%) Workflow
8 8 (5.16%) Document Management
8 8 (5.16%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.52%) Capacity Planning
9 7 (4.52%) SDLC
10 6 (3.87%) Service Management
10 6 (3.87%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.48%) SQL
2 21 (13.55%) C#
3 20 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.16%) PHP
4 8 (5.16%) VB.NET
5 7 (4.52%) Java
5 7 (4.52%) VB
6 5 (3.23%) C++
6 5 (3.23%) VBScript
7 4 (2.58%) VB6
7 4 (2.58%) VBA
7 4 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.94%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.65%) Perl
9 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (9.68%) MCSE
3 14 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.03%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.39%) Degree
5 10 (6.45%) CCNA
5 10 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.52%) MCP
7 6 (3.87%) MCITP
8 5 (3.23%) CCIE
8 5 (3.23%) CCNP
9 4 (2.58%) MCTS
10 3 (1.94%) GNVQ
10 3 (1.94%) NVQ Level 3
10 3 (1.94%) HNC
10 3 (1.94%) HND
10 3 (1.94%) MCSA
11 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.32%) SLA
2 7 (4.52%) QA
3 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 48 (30.97%) Active Directory
2 44 (28.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.10%) vSphere
4 8 (5.16%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.58%) XenApp
7 2 (1.29%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (5.16%) SCOM
2 4 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.65%) ARCserve
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (46.45%) Microsoft
2 55 (35.48%) VMware
3 36 (23.23%) Citrix
4 35 (22.58%) Cisco
5 22 (14.19%) Juniper
6 17 (10.97%) HP
7 9 (5.81%) NetApp
8 7 (4.52%) Oracle
9 6 (3.87%) Dell
9 6 (3.87%) SAP
10 5 (3.23%) McAfee
11 4 (2.58%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.29%) Sophos
12 2 (1.29%) IBM
12 2 (1.29%) MobileIron
13 1 (0.65%) Veeam
13 1 (0.65%) Sun
13 1 (0.65%) Nortel
13 1 (0.65%) Novell
13 1 (0.65%) Apple
Blackburn
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Health, 25 days
Posted: Yesterday
Carnforth, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum + on call allowance + great benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Resourcing People Ltd.
Salary: Excellent Salary & Benefits.
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Acme
Posted: 9 days ago
Chorley
Modis International - London
Salary: £20000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 14 days ago
Preston
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 16 days ago
Lancashire
Modis International - London
Salary: £38000 - £48000 per annum + Flexible benefits - Health, pension
Posted: 19 days ago
Lancashire
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £23000 - £29100 per annum + Car, OT
Posted: 23 days ago