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

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 82 49 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.21% 10.47% 17.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 77.36% 60.49% 68.85%
Number of salaries quoted 77 45 74
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £16,700 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £41,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
106 81 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.67% 17.31% 25.31%
Number of salaries quoted 96 72 111
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £18,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
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 30 July 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 30 July 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
Preston +6 22 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Blackpool +11 20 £31,250 +35.86% 3
Chorley +10 16 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Blackburn -8 14 £32,500 +8.33%
Lancaster +7 2 £19,500 +5.40% 1
Burnley - 1 £47,500 -
Colne - 1 £31,000 -
Nelson - 1 £15,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 62 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 59 (36.42%) VMware
3 53 (32.72%) SQL
4 50 (30.86%) Active Directory
5 45 (27.78%) Citrix
6 43 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (25.93%) Cisco
8 39 (24.07%) Windows XP
9 37 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
11 31 (19.14%) MS Excel
11 31 (19.14%) Firewall
12 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
12 28 (17.28%) Office 365
13 26 (16.05%) .NET
14 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (15.43%) Data Centre
15 24 (14.81%) MS Office
16 23 (14.20%) Linux
16 23 (14.20%) Juniper
17 22 (13.58%) DNS
17 22 (13.58%) C#
17 22 (13.58%) Migration
17 22 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
18 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET
19 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
19 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
19 19 (11.73%) SAN
19 19 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
19 19 (11.73%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 28 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 18 (11.11%) IIS
3 15 (9.26%) Apache
3 15 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.94%) CMS
4 8 (4.94%) nginx
4 8 (4.94%) Kentico
5 6 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (3.70%) NetWeaver
6 4 (2.47%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.23%) Node.js
8 2 (1.23%) SilverStripe
8 2 (1.23%) Lync
8 2 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.23%) Drupal
8 2 (1.23%) WordPress
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 31 (19.14%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.94%) Magento
2 6 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.28%) Office 365
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.23%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.14%) Firewall
2 22 (13.58%) DNS
3 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
3 19 (11.73%) SAN
4 16 (9.88%) VPN
5 15 (9.26%) LAN
6 14 (8.64%) DHCP
7 13 (8.02%) Internet
8 10 (6.17%) Ethernet
9 9 (5.56%) Broadband
9 9 (5.56%) Wireless
10 8 (4.94%) WAN
11 7 (4.32%) NAS
12 6 (3.70%) SSH
12 6 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (3.70%) SMTP
12 6 (3.70%) VoIP
12 6 (3.70%) DECT
12 6 (3.70%) HTTP
13 5 (3.09%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (9.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 15 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (6.79%) MySQL
5 9 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (3.70%) SAP HANA
7 4 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.62%) MS Access
10 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (6.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.62%) JIRA
4 1 (0.62%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.62%) Selenium
4 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.62%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.62%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.62%) Calabash
4 1 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.62%) Appium
4 1 (0.62%) JUnit
General
1 17 (10.49%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Manufacturing
2 10 (6.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.47%) Back Office
4 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (14.81%) Support Engineer
2 22 (13.58%) Developer
3 21 (12.96%) Analyst
4 16 (9.88%) Project Manager
5 14 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 13 (8.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (7.41%) Help Desk Support
7 12 (7.41%) IT Support
8 10 (6.17%) IT Support Engineer
8 10 (6.17%) Infrastructure Manager
8 10 (6.17%) Support Analyst
9 9 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (5.56%) Administrator
10 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
12 6 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
12 6 (3.70%) SAP Analyst
12 6 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
12 6 (3.70%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.05%) .NET
2 21 (12.96%) ASP.NET
3 18 (11.11%) CSS
4 16 (9.88%) HTML
5 9 (5.56%) WinForms
6 7 (4.32%) XML
7 6 (3.70%) SAP Basis
7 6 (3.70%) LAMP
8 5 (3.09%) WCF
9 4 (2.47%) XSLT
9 4 (2.47%) SOAP
10 3 (1.85%) Web Services
10 3 (1.85%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.85%) AngularJS
11 2 (1.23%) li3
11 2 (1.23%) React
11 2 (1.23%) Ember.js
11 2 (1.23%) Symfony
11 2 (1.23%) Zend Framework
11 2 (1.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.70%) Clustering
2 6 (3.70%) Life Science
3 5 (3.09%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (3.09%) Replication
3 5 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.85%) PDA
5 3 (1.85%) iPhone
5 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.23%) iPad
6 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.62%) Statistics
7 1 (0.62%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (24.07%) Windows XP
2 37 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (15.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (14.20%) Linux
5 22 (13.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (11.73%) Windows 7
7 18 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 14 (8.64%) Windows Vista
9 13 (8.02%) UNIX
10 8 (4.94%) CentOS
11 7 (4.32%) Solaris
12 6 (3.70%) AIX
13 5 (3.09%) Mac OS X
14 4 (2.47%) Android
15 2 (1.23%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.58%) Migration
2 19 (11.73%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (10.49%) Project Management
4 15 (9.26%) ITIL
5 13 (8.02%) MVC
6 9 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 8 (4.94%) Software Engineering
7 8 (4.94%) Service Delivery
7 8 (4.94%) CRM
7 8 (4.94%) E-Commerce
7 8 (4.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (4.32%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.32%) Business Continuity
8 7 (4.32%) Web Development
9 6 (3.70%) Service Management
9 6 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (3.70%) SAP Security
9 6 (3.70%) Software Deployment
9 6 (3.70%) Service Desk Management
9 6 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (32.72%) SQL
2 22 (13.58%) C#
3 19 (11.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (8.02%) PHP
5 11 (6.79%) Java
6 8 (4.94%) VB.NET
7 6 (3.70%) VBA
8 5 (3.09%) C++
9 4 (2.47%) Perl
9 4 (2.47%) VBScript
9 4 (2.47%) VB
9 4 (2.47%) VB6
10 3 (1.85%) Ruby
11 2 (1.23%) Python
11 2 (1.23%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.23%) C
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (8.64%) Degree
2 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (5.56%) MCSE
3 9 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.56%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.94%) CCNA
4 8 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.70%) CCIE
5 6 (3.70%) CCNP
5 6 (3.70%) MCITP
6 5 (3.09%) MCTS
7 4 (2.47%) MCP
8 1 (0.62%) MCSA
8 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.41%) SLA
2 9 (5.56%) QA
3 2 (1.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (30.86%) Active Directory
2 43 (26.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.02%) Hyper-V
4 10 (6.17%) vSphere
5 8 (4.94%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.09%) XenApp
7 4 (2.47%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (4.94%) SCOM
2 4 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.23%) WSUS
3 2 (1.23%) SCCM
4 1 (0.62%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 62 (38.27%) Microsoft
2 59 (36.42%) VMware
3 45 (27.78%) Citrix
4 42 (25.93%) Cisco
5 23 (14.20%) Juniper
6 17 (10.49%) HP
7 9 (5.56%) NetApp
8 8 (4.94%) Oracle
9 6 (3.70%) SAP
9 6 (3.70%) Dell
9 6 (3.70%) McAfee
10 4 (2.47%) SonicWALL
11 3 (1.85%) Wyse
11 3 (1.85%) Apple
12 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.23%) Sun
12 2 (1.23%) IBM
12 2 (1.23%) MobileIron
12 2 (1.23%) Sophos
12 2 (1.23%) Zend
Preston, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Carnforth, Lancashire
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + car + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Ormskirk, Lancashire
Witherslack Group
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
The SmartList
Posted: 15 days ago
Blackpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Blackpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Computer Sciences Corporation
Posted: 23 days ago