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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 61 42 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.82% 9.68% 16.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.00% 53.85% 74.04%
Number of salaries quoted 52 41 70
Average salary £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £17,050 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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 78 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.01% 17.97% 22.41%
Number of salaries quoted 91 76 92
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £17,000 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £35,500 £50,000
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Blackburn -11 7 £42,500 +41.66% 5
Chorley +2 6 £34,000 +23.63%
Lytham St Annes - 6 - -
Preston +10 5 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Ormskirk - 5 £29,000 -
Burnley +5 3 £25,000 -20.00% 3
Nelson - 3 £15,000 -
Blackpool -11 2 £57,500 +101.75% 2
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 81 (59.12%) Microsoft
2 51 (37.23%) SQL Server
3 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
4 41 (29.93%) .NET
5 40 (29.20%) VMware
6 39 (28.47%) SQL
7 38 (27.74%) ASP.NET
8 36 (26.28%) MS Excel
8 36 (26.28%) MS Exchange
9 34 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (22.63%) Office 365
10 31 (22.63%) Windows XP
11 30 (21.90%) MS Office
11 30 (21.90%) JavaScript
12 29 (21.17%) C#
13 28 (20.44%) MVC
14 27 (19.71%) DNS
14 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (18.25%) SharePoint
15 25 (18.25%) Cisco
16 24 (17.52%) Internet
16 24 (17.52%) DHCP
17 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (16.06%) SLA
19 21 (15.33%) IIS
19 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
20 20 (14.60%) Citrix
20 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (13.87%) ITIL
22 18 (13.14%) Telecoms

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 36 (26.28%) MS Exchange
2 25 (18.25%) SharePoint
3 21 (15.33%) IIS
4 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (9.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (8.03%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (5.11%) Apache
8 5 (3.65%) Lync
8 5 (3.65%) Drupal
9 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.73%) SAS
10 1 (0.73%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (26.28%) MS Excel
2 30 (21.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.73%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.63%) Office 365
2 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.71%) DNS
2 24 (17.52%) Internet
2 24 (17.52%) DHCP
3 16 (11.68%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.95%) VoIP
4 15 (10.95%) WAN
5 14 (10.22%) DECT
5 14 (10.22%) LAN
5 14 (10.22%) Firewall
6 13 (9.49%) Ethernet
6 13 (9.49%) iSCSI
6 13 (9.49%) NAS
7 5 (3.65%) SAN
8 4 (2.92%) VPN
9 3 (2.19%) PBX
9 3 (2.19%) Broadband
9 3 (2.19%) Wireless
9 3 (2.19%) MPLS
9 3 (2.19%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (2.19%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (37.23%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (4.38%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.38%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.92%) MySQL
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.46%) MS Access
7 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.73%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.73%) DTS
8 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.92%) NUnit
2 4 (2.92%) MSTest
2 4 (2.92%) Moq
3 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.46%) Subversion
3 2 (1.46%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.73%) WebObjects
4 1 (0.73%) Xcode
4 1 (0.73%) Selenium
4 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.73%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.73%) Calabash
4 1 (0.73%) Appium
General
1 18 (13.14%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.11%) Retail
3 6 (4.38%) Finance
4 2 (1.46%) Billing
5 1 (0.73%) German Language
5 1 (0.73%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 36 (26.28%) Developer
2 22 (16.06%) Analyst
3 16 (11.68%) Support Analyst
4 13 (9.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 13 (9.49%) C# Developer
5 11 (8.03%) IT Support
6 9 (6.57%) Project Manager
6 9 (6.57%) Desktop Support
7 8 (5.84%) Junior
7 8 (5.84%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Support Manager
8 7 (5.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 7 (5.11%) Desktop Analyst
9 6 (4.38%) IT Operations Manager
9 6 (4.38%) SQL Server DBA
9 6 (4.38%) Operations Manager
9 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.38%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (29.93%) .NET
2 38 (27.74%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.41%) CSS
3 17 (12.41%) HTML
4 11 (8.03%) XML
4 11 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (6.57%) .NET Framework
6 8 (5.84%) jQuery
7 7 (5.11%) Ajax
8 6 (4.38%) WCF
8 6 (4.38%) WinForms
8 6 (4.38%) SOAP
9 5 (3.65%) Web Services
9 5 (3.65%) Django
9 5 (3.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 2
11 3 (2.19%) XSLT
12 1 (0.73%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Life Science
2 13 (9.49%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.38%) Clustering
4 4 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.19%) PDA
5 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.46%) iPhone
6 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.73%) EPoS
7 1 (0.73%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.73%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 34 (24.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 31 (22.63%) Windows XP
3 27 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (10.95%) Windows 7
4 15 (10.95%) Windows Vista
4 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (10.22%) Linux
6 6 (4.38%) Android
7 5 (3.65%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.92%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.19%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.46%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.46%) UNIX
11 1 (0.73%) AIX
11 1 (0.73%) SUSE
11 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (20.44%) MVC
2 21 (15.33%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.87%) ITIL
4 15 (10.95%) Disaster Recovery
4 15 (10.95%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (10.22%) Software Deployment
5 14 (10.22%) Service Desk Management
5 14 (10.22%) Service Delivery
6 13 (9.49%) Resource Management
6 13 (9.49%) Performance Management
7 10 (7.30%) Migration
7 10 (7.30%) Software Engineering
7 10 (7.30%) Web Development
8 9 (6.57%) E-Commerce
9 8 (5.84%) TDD
10 6 (4.38%) Content Management
10 6 (4.38%) OOP
10 6 (4.38%) OO
10 6 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (4.38%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.47%) SQL
2 30 (21.90%) JavaScript
3 29 (21.17%) C#
4 9 (6.57%) T-SQL
4 9 (6.57%) VB
4 9 (6.57%) VB.NET
4 9 (6.57%) Java
5 8 (5.84%) PHP
6 5 (3.65%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.65%) Python
6 5 (3.65%) Objective-C
7 4 (2.92%) VB6
8 2 (1.46%) Ruby
8 2 (1.46%) VBA
8 2 (1.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.73%) Delphi
9 1 (0.73%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.68%) MCSE
3 14 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.22%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.11%) Degree
5 6 (4.38%) CCNA
5 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.92%) MCSA
6 4 (2.92%) VCP4
7 3 (2.19%) GNVQ
7 3 (2.19%) NVQ Level 3
7 3 (2.19%) MCP
7 3 (2.19%) HNC
7 3 (2.19%) HND
8 2 (1.46%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.06%) SLA
2 7 (5.11%) QA
3 1 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (31.39%) Active Directory
2 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.49%) vSphere
4 7 (5.11%) XenApp
5 3 (2.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.46%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.46%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.73%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) SCOM
2 5 (3.65%) WMI
3 3 (2.19%) SCCM
4 2 (1.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (59.12%) Microsoft
2 40 (29.20%) VMware
3 25 (18.25%) Cisco
4 20 (14.60%) Citrix
5 12 (8.76%) HP
6 9 (6.57%) NetApp
7 7 (5.11%) Avaya
7 7 (5.11%) Juniper
7 7 (5.11%) Oracle
8 5 (3.65%) WatchGuard
8 5 (3.65%) Sophos
9 4 (2.92%) Dell
10 3 (2.19%) Nortel
10 3 (2.19%) IBM
10 3 (2.19%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.46%) Draytek
11 2 (1.46%) SAP
11 2 (1.46%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.46%) Apple
12 1 (0.73%) Lotus
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