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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 12 7 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 75 100 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 14.79% 20.24% 11.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.59% 76.92% 51.00%
Number of salaries quoted 64 85 48
Average salary £30,750 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.81% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,875 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
128 130 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.25% 26.32% 22.52%
Number of salaries quoted 108 114 96
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,000 £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 19 December 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 19 December 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
(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 +1 12 £25,000 +6.38% 1
Preston -9 11 £23,000 -32.35% 2
Blackburn +1 6 £32,500 +21.49%
Chorley -6 6 £49,000 +3.15% 1
Skelmersdale - 6 £31,500 -
Lancaster +9 5 £29,929 +9.83%
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £11,000 -
Burnley - 2 £40,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 39 (33.05%) .NET
3 39 (33.05%) MS Exchange
4 38 (32.20%) SQL Server
5 37 (31.36%) MS Office
6 34 (28.81%) MS Excel
6 34 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (25.42%) ASP.NET
8 29 (24.58%) Windows XP
8 29 (24.58%) C#
9 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
9 27 (22.88%) VMware
10 24 (20.34%) MVC
11 23 (19.49%) SQL
11 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
12 22 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (18.64%) Office 365
13 20 (16.95%) DNS
13 20 (16.95%) Windows 7
14 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
14 18 (15.25%) Internet
14 18 (15.25%) DHCP
14 18 (15.25%) HTML
15 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (13.56%) Citrix
16 16 (13.56%) Firewall
17 15 (12.71%) SLA
17 15 (12.71%) CSS
17 15 (12.71%) IIS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 39 (33.05%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (12.71%) IIS
4 14 (11.86%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (5.93%) Apache
6 7 (5.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (4.24%) Drupal
8 5 (4.24%) Lync
9 1 (0.85%) SAS
9 1 (0.85%) Node.js
Applications
1 37 (31.36%) MS Office
2 34 (28.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.85%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 22 (18.64%) Office 365
2 6 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) DNS
2 18 (15.25%) Internet
2 18 (15.25%) DHCP
3 16 (13.56%) Firewall
4 14 (11.86%) LAN
4 14 (11.86%) NAS
5 13 (11.02%) WAN
5 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
6 12 (10.17%) Ethernet
6 12 (10.17%) VoIP
7 10 (8.47%) VPN
8 9 (7.63%) DECT
8 9 (7.63%) Wireless
8 9 (7.63%) iSCSI
9 8 (6.78%) SAN
10 5 (4.24%) Structured Cabling
11 3 (2.54%) PBX
12 2 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.85%) IPv4
13 1 (0.85%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (32.20%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.78%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (3.39%) MySQL
5 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.69%) DTS
6 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.69%) MS Access
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.85%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) DB2
7 1 (0.85%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
1 6 (5.08%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.08%) Subversion
2 2 (1.69%) MSTest
2 2 (1.69%) Moq
2 2 (1.69%) NUnit
3 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.85%) FogBugz
3 1 (0.85%) Selenium
3 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.85%) WebObjects
3 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.08%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Retail
3 2 (1.69%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Advertising
4 1 (0.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (27.97%) Developer
2 25 (21.19%) Analyst
3 18 (15.25%) Support Analyst
4 15 (12.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (10.17%) Support Engineer
6 11 (9.32%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.63%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (5.93%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (5.08%) Support Manager
10 6 (5.08%) Systems Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (4.24%) Web Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) Help Desk Support
11 5 (4.24%) Infrastructure Manager
11 5 (4.24%) Software Support Engineer
11 5 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (33.05%) .NET
2 30 (25.42%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.25%) HTML
4 15 (12.71%) CSS
5 10 (8.47%) SOAP
5 10 (8.47%) XML
5 10 (8.47%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (7.63%) jQuery
6 9 (7.63%) .NET Framework
7 8 (6.78%) Ajax
7 8 (6.78%) Web Services
8 6 (5.08%) WinForms
9 5 (4.24%) WCF
9 5 (4.24%) Django
9 5 (4.24%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.39%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 3 (2.54%) XSLT
12 2 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 1 (0.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.71%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.63%) Life Science
3 7 (5.93%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.54%) iPhone
4 3 (2.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.69%) CCTV
5 2 (1.69%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) BBC
6 1 (0.85%) EPoS
6 1 (0.85%) EFTPOS
6 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.81%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (24.58%) Windows XP
3 20 (16.95%) Windows 7
4 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.02%) Linux
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Vista
7 11 (9.32%) Windows 8
8 10 (8.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (5.93%) Android
10 5 (4.24%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (3.39%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.54%) Mac OS
12 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.54%) UNIX
13 1 (0.85%) AIX
13 1 (0.85%) SUSE
13 1 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.34%) MVC
2 18 (15.25%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.32%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (8.47%) Web Development
4 10 (8.47%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (7.63%) Service Desk Management
5 9 (7.63%) Performance Management
5 9 (7.63%) Software Deployment
5 9 (7.63%) Resource Management
5 9 (7.63%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.78%) ITIL
6 8 (6.78%) Project Management
7 7 (5.93%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.93%) Migration
7 7 (5.93%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.93%) Unit Testing
8 6 (5.08%) Android Development
8 6 (5.08%) TDD
8 6 (5.08%) OOP
9 5 (4.24%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.58%) C#
2 27 (22.88%) JavaScript
3 23 (19.49%) SQL
4 10 (8.47%) PHP
4 10 (8.47%) VB
5 9 (7.63%) T-SQL
6 8 (6.78%) VB.NET
7 6 (5.08%) Java
8 5 (4.24%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.24%) Python
8 5 (4.24%) Objective-C
8 5 (4.24%) VB6
9 1 (0.85%) Ruby
9 1 (0.85%) Delphi
9 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (19.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.32%) MCSE
3 8 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.78%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.24%) Degree
5 3 (2.54%) MCSA
6 2 (1.69%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.69%) MCTS
6 2 (1.69%) MCITP
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.71%) SLA
2 3 (2.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.47%) vSphere
3 7 (5.93%) XenApp
4 6 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.24%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.69%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (4.24%) WMI
1 5 (4.24%) SCCM
2 2 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (57.63%) Microsoft
2 27 (22.88%) VMware
3 16 (13.56%) Citrix
4 13 (11.02%) Cisco
5 11 (9.32%) HP
6 7 (5.93%) Avaya
7 5 (4.24%) Juniper
7 5 (4.24%) Sophos
7 5 (4.24%) WatchGuard
8 4 (3.39%) NetApp
9 3 (2.54%) Nortel
10 2 (1.69%) Dell
10 2 (1.69%) SAP
10 2 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.69%) Apple
10 2 (1.69%) Draytek
11 1 (0.85%) NETGEAR
11 1 (0.85%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.85%) ScanSafe
11 1 (0.85%) Wyse
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Salary: £12000 - £15000 per annum
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