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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 75 113 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.15% 20.70% 10.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.03% 73.86% 48.91%
Number of salaries quoted 61 94 41
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
119 153 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.04% 28.02% 21.96%
Number of salaries quoted 96 132 87
Average salary £31,000 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +3 12 £25,000 +6.38% 2
Preston -10 11 £27,000 -25.08% 2
Lancaster +11 7 £29,358 -21.71% 1
Skelmersdale - 6 £31,500 -
Blackburn +8 4 £27,500 +3.77% 1
Lytham St Annes -3 4 £35,000 +11.11%
Chorley -10 4 £42,500 +21.42%
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £11,000 - 1
Burnley +2 2 £40,000 +40.35%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
2 45 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 44 (36.67%) Active Directory
4 42 (35.00%) SQL Server
5 39 (32.50%) MS Office
5 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (30.00%) .NET
7 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
8 31 (25.83%) VMware
9 30 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 27 (22.50%) Windows XP
10 27 (22.50%) C#
11 26 (21.67%) Windows 7
12 25 (20.83%) SQL
12 25 (20.83%) ASP.NET
12 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
14 22 (18.33%) Firewall
15 20 (16.67%) MVC
16 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (15.00%) Citrix
17 18 (15.00%) HTML
18 17 (14.17%) DNS
18 17 (14.17%) Office 365
19 16 (13.33%) Cisco
20 15 (12.50%) Internet
20 15 (12.50%) DHCP
20 15 (12.50%) Linux
20 15 (12.50%) Windows 8
20 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 45 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 30 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.67%) IIS
4 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (9.17%) SharePoint
5 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (5.83%) Apache
8 6 (5.00%) Lync
9 5 (4.17%) Drupal
10 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.83%) SAS
11 1 (0.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (32.50%) MS Office
2 34 (28.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.33%) Firewall
2 17 (14.17%) DNS
3 15 (12.50%) DHCP
3 15 (12.50%) Internet
4 14 (11.67%) LAN
5 13 (10.83%) TCP/IP
5 13 (10.83%) WAN
6 11 (9.17%) SAN
6 11 (9.17%) NAS
7 10 (8.33%) Wireless
7 10 (8.33%) VPN
8 9 (7.50%) Ethernet
8 9 (7.50%) VoIP
9 6 (5.00%) DECT
9 6 (5.00%) iSCSI
9 6 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (2.50%) PBX
11 2 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.67%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.83%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (7.50%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (4.17%) MySQL
4 4 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.67%) DTS
6 2 (1.67%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.67%) MS Access
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) DB2
7 1 (0.83%) OLAP
7 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 6 (5.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (5.00%) Subversion
2 1 (0.83%) Selenium
2 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.83%) FogBugz
2 1 (0.83%) WebObjects
2 1 (0.83%) Xcode
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Retail
2 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (1.67%) Billing
5 1 (0.83%) German Language
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Developer
2 28 (23.33%) Analyst
3 21 (17.50%) Support Analyst
4 16 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.50%) Desktop Support
8 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (5.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 7 (5.83%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.83%) C# Developer
9 7 (5.83%) Desktop Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Help Desk Support
10 6 (5.00%) Systems Developer
10 6 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 6 (5.00%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Software Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) Web Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Software Support Engineer
11 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (30.00%) .NET
2 25 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 18 (15.00%) HTML
4 14 (11.67%) CSS
5 13 (10.83%) XML
6 11 (9.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (8.33%) SOAP
8 9 (7.50%) .NET Framework
9 8 (6.67%) Web Services
10 6 (5.00%) WinForms
10 6 (5.00%) jQuery
11 5 (4.17%) WCF
11 5 (4.17%) Django
11 5 (4.17%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 5 (4.17%) Ajax
12 3 (2.50%) XSLT
13 2 (1.67%) XHTML
14 1 (0.83%) Middleware
14 1 (0.83%) Cocoa
14 1 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.00%) Life Science
4 5 (4.17%) Clustering
5 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 2 (1.67%) CCTV
6 2 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.83%) BBC
7 1 (0.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 39 (32.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 27 (22.50%) Windows XP
3 26 (21.67%) Windows 7
4 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 15 (12.50%) Linux
6 13 (10.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Vista
8 7 (5.83%) Android
9 6 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (3.33%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.50%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.50%) UNIX
11 3 (2.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (16.67%) MVC
2 14 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.50%) Web Development
4 8 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (6.67%) Project Management
4 8 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (5.83%) ITIL
5 7 (5.83%) Migration
6 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.00%) Resource Management
6 6 (5.00%) Logistics
6 6 (5.00%) Service Desk Management
6 6 (5.00%) Android Development
6 6 (5.00%) Performance Management
6 6 (5.00%) Software Deployment
7 5 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 5 (4.17%) TDD
7 5 (4.17%) Content Management
7 5 (4.17%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (22.50%) C#
2 25 (20.83%) SQL
3 24 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.17%) VB
5 10 (8.33%) PHP
6 9 (7.50%) VB.NET
7 7 (5.83%) VB6
7 7 (5.83%) Java
8 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.00%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.17%) Python
10 2 (1.67%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.83%) Delphi
11 1 (0.83%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.33%) MCSE
3 6 (5.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (4.17%) MCSA
5 4 (3.33%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.33%) Degree
6 3 (2.50%) CCNA
6 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.67%) MCTS
7 2 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) SLA
2 3 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 44 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.00%) vSphere
3 10 (8.33%) XenApp
3 10 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.17%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.67%) XenServer
7 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.83%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (5.00%) SCCM
2 5 (4.17%) WMI
3 2 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (55.83%) Microsoft
2 31 (25.83%) VMware
3 18 (15.00%) Citrix
4 16 (13.33%) Cisco
5 12 (10.00%) HP
6 7 (5.83%) Avaya
6 7 (5.83%) NetApp
7 5 (4.17%) Sophos
7 5 (4.17%) WatchGuard
8 3 (2.50%) Juniper
8 3 (2.50%) Dell
8 3 (2.50%) Nortel
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle
9 2 (1.67%) SAP
9 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.67%) Apple
9 2 (1.67%) Draytek
10 1 (0.83%) NETGEAR
10 1 (0.83%) Veeam
10 1 (0.83%) MobileIron
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