The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 11 21
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 49 84 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.38% 17.28% 9.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.25% 68.29% 69.57%
Number of salaries quoted 45 74 39
Average salary £29,000 £30,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,700 £21,000 £17,009
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £40,550
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
80 123 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 16.95% 25.31% 14.05%
Number of salaries quoted 71 112 59
Average salary £30,000 £29,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +9.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £21,000 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,895 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -
Windows
North West

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 July 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 29 July 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
Blackburn +3 13 £30,000 - 2
Preston -9 7 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Chorley -3 5 £31,500 +21.15%
Lancaster - 4 £18,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows +6 3 £11,000 -35.29%
Blackpool -12 1 £23,000 -17.85% 1
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 35 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 35 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (33.68%) VMware
4 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (30.53%) SQL
5 29 (30.53%) MS Office
5 29 (30.53%) Windows 7
6 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
6 28 (29.47%) Citrix
7 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
8 22 (23.16%) Firewall
9 19 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (18.95%) Cisco
10 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (17.89%) .NET
12 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
12 16 (16.84%) SAN
13 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (15.79%) WAN
13 15 (15.79%) HP
14 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
15 11 (11.58%) ITIL
15 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
15 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
16 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
16 10 (10.53%) CCNA
16 10 (10.53%) LAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (25.26%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (9.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.16%) Lync
7 3 (3.16%) OpenEdge
8 2 (2.11%) IIS
9 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.05%) CMS
9 1 (1.05%) WordPress
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (30.53%) MS Office
2 16 (16.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.16%) Firewall
2 16 (16.84%) SAN
3 15 (15.79%) WAN
4 11 (11.58%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.53%) LAN
6 9 (9.47%) Wireless
7 6 (6.32%) VLAN
8 5 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.26%) VPN
8 5 (5.26%) VoIP
9 4 (4.21%) NAS
10 3 (3.16%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (3.16%) TETRA
10 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.11%) ADSL
12 1 (1.05%) Broadband
12 1 (1.05%) PBX
12 1 (1.05%) DHCP
12 1 (1.05%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) DTS
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.16%) MySQL
4 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.11%) MS Access
6 1 (1.05%) OLAP
6 1 (1.05%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.05%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) NUnit
1 3 (3.16%) JIRA
1 3 (3.16%) Selenium
1 3 (3.16%) Firebug
1 3 (3.16%) MSTest
1 3 (3.16%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (3.16%) Moq
1 3 (3.16%) Cucumber
1 3 (3.16%) Hudson
2 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.05%) Grunt
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (6.32%) Retail
2 5 (5.26%) Billing
3 4 (4.21%) Legal
3 4 (4.21%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Finance
5 1 (1.05%) Law
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (16.84%) Developer
2 11 (11.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) IT Support
4 8 (8.42%) Consultant
5 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.32%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.21%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Field Service Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Network Consultant
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) .NET
2 13 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.42%) HTML
4 5 (5.26%) CSS
4 5 (5.26%) XML
5 4 (4.21%) WinForms
5 4 (4.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (3.16%) Castle Windsor
6 3 (3.16%) Ninject
6 3 (3.16%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (3.16%) Unity DI Container
6 3 (3.16%) Spring.NET
6 3 (3.16%) WCF
6 3 (3.16%) WPF
7 2 (2.11%) jQuery
7 2 (2.11%) Ajax
7 2 (2.11%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.11%) XHTML
8 1 (1.05%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
2 5 (5.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.16%) Tandem
3 3 (3.16%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.11%) Replication
5 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) AS400
5 1 (1.05%) iPhone
5 1 (1.05%) iSeries
5 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
2 31 (32.63%) Windows Server 2003
3 29 (30.53%) Windows 7
4 19 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (11.58%) Windows 8
7 10 (10.53%) Linux
8 6 (6.32%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.21%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.21%) Android
11 3 (3.16%) AIX
12 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
13 1 (1.05%) UNIX
13 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.58%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Migration
3 7 (7.37%) TDD
3 7 (7.37%) Change Management
4 5 (5.26%) Project Management
4 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (5.26%) Release Management
5 4 (4.21%) Web Application Development
5 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.21%) MVC
6 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.16%) Scrum
6 3 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (3.16%) Logistics
6 3 (3.16%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.16%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.16%) Web Accessibility
6 3 (3.16%) Test Automation
6 3 (3.16%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) C#
3 9 (9.47%) VB.NET
4 7 (7.37%) VB
5 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.16%) Progress 4GL
6 3 (3.16%) Java
6 3 (3.16%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) VB6
7 2 (2.11%) VBScript
8 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) CCNA
2 10 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.32%) MCSE
3 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
4 5 (5.26%) MCSA
4 5 (5.26%) MCP
5 4 (4.21%) HND
5 4 (4.21%) CCNP
6 3 (3.16%) ISEB
6 3 (3.16%) CCIE
6 3 (3.16%) MCITP
6 3 (3.16%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.11%) MCTS
8 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.05%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.47%) Terminal Services
4 8 (8.42%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.42%) XenApp
5 5 (5.26%) XenServer
5 5 (5.26%) vSphere
6 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.05%) vCloud
8 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.05%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (4.21%) SCCM
2 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 43 (45.26%) Microsoft
2 32 (33.68%) VMware
3 28 (29.47%) Citrix
4 18 (18.95%) Cisco
5 15 (15.79%) HP
6 8 (8.42%) Dell
7 5 (5.26%) NetApp
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
9 2 (2.11%) Progress
9 2 (2.11%) Avaya
9 2 (2.11%) Symantec
9 2 (2.11%) Veeam
10 1 (1.05%) McAfee
10 1 (1.05%) Wyse
10 1 (1.05%) Juniper
10 1 (1.05%) Veritas
10 1 (1.05%) Apple
10 1 (1.05%) AppSense
10 1 (1.05%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.05%) Draytek
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Lancaster
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
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Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Salary Negotiable for the right candidate
Posted: 3 days ago
Leigh, Lancashire
Key Computers
Salary: Negotiable Depending On Experience
Posted: 12 days ago