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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 7 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 66 67 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.97% 12.88% 13.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 90.41% 57.26% 65.17%
Number of salaries quoted 48 57 55
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,100 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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
73 117 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.98% 22.50% 20.09%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 85
Average salary £28,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £23,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £52,500
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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +20 20 £28,000 +3.70% 2
Chorley -2 19 £33,000 -12.00% 2
Blackburn +15 8 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Blackpool +8 8 £29,000 -28.83% 1
Skelmersdale - 4 £23,956 -
Clitheroe - 3 - -
Fleetwood - 3 £37,500 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 80 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 66 (45.83%) SQL
3 53 (36.81%) Active Directory
4 51 (35.42%) Microsoft
5 39 (27.08%) .NET
6 36 (25.00%) VMware
7 31 (21.53%) C#
7 31 (21.53%) SQL Server
8 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
9 29 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (18.06%) ITIL
10 26 (18.06%) Degree
11 23 (15.97%) MS Office
11 23 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
12 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
12 21 (14.58%) MS Excel
13 20 (13.89%) BPSS Clearance
14 19 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
15 17 (11.81%) Cisco
15 17 (11.81%) JavaScript
15 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
16 16 (11.11%) HTML
16 16 (11.11%) Citrix
16 16 (11.11%) Finance
17 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
18 14 (9.72%) Visual Studio
19 13 (9.03%) VPN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 17 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.94%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.78%) IIS
5 4 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.08%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.39%) Apache
7 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.69%) CMS
8 1 (0.69%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.69%) Confluence
8 1 (0.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.69%) nginx
8 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 23 (15.97%) MS Office
2 21 (14.58%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (2.08%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.64%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.86%) Office 365
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.03%) VPN
2 11 (7.64%) DHCP
2 11 (7.64%) DNS
2 11 (7.64%) Firewall
3 9 (6.25%) SAN
3 9 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (4.86%) WAN
5 6 (4.17%) LAN
6 5 (3.47%) Internet
7 3 (2.08%) Broadband
7 3 (2.08%) PBX
7 3 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
7 3 (2.08%) VoIP
7 3 (2.08%) Wireless
8 2 (1.39%) MPLS
9 1 (0.69%) 3G
9 1 (0.69%) BGP
9 1 (0.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.53%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.39%) DB2
5 2 (1.39%) MySQL
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.69%) DTS
6 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.69%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 14 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.08%) Subversion
3 2 (1.39%) JIRA
3 2 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (0.69%) AccuRev
4 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.69%) JMeter
4 1 (0.69%) JUnit
4 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.69%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.69%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (11.11%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Retail
3 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Legal
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Advertising
5 1 (0.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (18.06%) Analyst
2 19 (13.19%) Developer
3 15 (10.42%) IT Support
4 14 (9.72%) Support Analyst
5 13 (9.03%) Support Technician
6 11 (7.64%) IT Manager
6 11 (7.64%) IT Technician
7 10 (6.94%) .NET Developer
7 10 (6.94%) C# Developer
8 9 (6.25%) Administrator
8 9 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (5.56%) IT Support Technician
9 8 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
9 8 (5.56%) Technical Support
10 6 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 6 (4.17%) IT Analyst
10 6 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
11 5 (3.47%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.08%) .NET
2 30 (20.83%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.11%) HTML
4 13 (9.03%) WCF
5 12 (8.33%) CSS
5 12 (8.33%) jQuery
6 10 (6.94%) REST
6 10 (6.94%) SOAP
6 10 (6.94%) WinForms
7 9 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
7 9 (6.25%) Silverlight
7 9 (6.25%) WPF
8 7 (4.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (4.86%) XML
9 4 (2.78%) Web Services
10 3 (2.08%) Ajax
10 3 (2.08%) HTML5
11 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET 2.0
11 2 (1.39%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (2.78%) AS400
3 3 (2.08%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.08%) FMCG
3 3 (2.08%) iPad
4 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.39%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Animation
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.69%) Health Informatics
5 1 (0.69%) Informatics
5 1 (0.69%) iSeries
5 1 (0.69%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.69%) NHS
5 1 (0.69%) PKI
5 1 (0.69%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 29 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 26 (18.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (11.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (8.33%) Unix
6 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.25%) Linux
8 6 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.47%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.47%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.08%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.39%) Debian
11 2 (1.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.06%) ITIL
2 23 (15.97%) User Acceptance Testing
3 12 (8.33%) MVC
4 9 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 9 (6.25%) OOP
5 8 (5.56%) Change Management
5 8 (5.56%) OO
5 8 (5.56%) Refactoring
5 8 (5.56%) Web Application Development
6 7 (4.86%) Portfolio Management
7 6 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.17%) CRM
7 6 (4.17%) ERP
8 5 (3.47%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.47%) Integration Testing
8 5 (3.47%) Network Management
8 5 (3.47%) Software Testing
9 4 (2.78%) DevOps
9 4 (2.78%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (45.83%) SQL
2 31 (21.53%) C#
3 21 (14.58%) T-SQL
4 17 (11.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.56%) Java
6 5 (3.47%) C++
6 5 (3.47%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.78%) VB
8 3 (2.08%) COBOL
8 3 (2.08%) PHP
8 3 (2.08%) VB6
9 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.69%) Perl
10 1 (0.69%) Python
10 1 (0.69%) VBA
10 1 (0.69%) VBScript
10 1 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 26 (18.06%) Degree
2 20 (13.89%) BPSS Clearance
3 17 (11.81%) Security Cleared
4 15 (10.42%) SC Cleared
5 5 (3.47%) ISEB
5 5 (3.47%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (0.69%) CCNA
8 1 (0.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MCSA
8 1 (0.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 53 (36.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (13.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.03%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 7 (4.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (2.78%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.39%) XenServer
8 1 (0.69%) Postfix
8 1 (0.69%) Varnish
8 1 (0.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 51 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 36 (25.00%) VMware
3 17 (11.81%) Cisco
4 16 (11.11%) Citrix
5 10 (6.94%) Oracle
6 8 (5.56%) Dell
6 8 (5.56%) HP
7 5 (3.47%) Apple
7 5 (3.47%) SonicWALL
7 5 (3.47%) Wyse
8 4 (2.78%) Remedy
8 4 (2.78%) SAP
9 3 (2.08%) BT
9 3 (2.08%) IBM
9 3 (2.08%) Lotus
9 3 (2.08%) Sage
10 2 (1.39%) Juniper
10 2 (1.39%) Progress
11 1 (0.69%) Adobe
11 1 (0.69%) NetApp
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Posted: Yesterday
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Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £19000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 per annum
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £21000 per annum + Bonus & Training
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AWD online
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Roqit
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ECOM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexible working
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