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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 65 78 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.90% 16.77% 13.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.03% 75.00% 60.78%
Number of salaries quoted 57 71 57
Average salary £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £22,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,400 £47,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -
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
116 104 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.02% 22.37% 21.98%
Number of salaries quoted 100 96 96
Average salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £17,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £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 27 January 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 27 January 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
Blackpool -2 9 £25,000 +6.38%
Chorley -5 6 £49,000 +40.00% 1
Blackburn -11 6 £42,500 +60.37%
Ormskirk - 5 £29,000 - 2
Preston -3 4 £23,000 -26.98%
Lancaster +10 2 £39,679 +133.40%
Burnley +4 2 £22,500 -28.00% 1
Newton-le-Willows - 1 £11,000 -
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
3 44 (36.36%) .NET
4 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
5 35 (28.93%) ASP.NET
5 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
5 35 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 30 (24.79%) MS Office
7 30 (24.79%) C#
7 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
8 29 (23.97%) Windows XP
8 29 (23.97%) VMware
9 28 (23.14%) SQL
10 27 (22.31%) MVC
11 24 (19.83%) Office 365
12 23 (19.01%) DNS
12 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
13 21 (17.36%) IIS
14 20 (16.53%) DHCP
14 20 (16.53%) Internet
14 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (14.88%) SharePoint
16 17 (14.05%) Cisco
16 17 (14.05%) CSS
16 17 (14.05%) HTML
17 16 (13.22%) SLA
17 16 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 15 (12.40%) Windows 7

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 35 (28.93%) MS Exchange
2 21 (17.36%) IIS
3 18 (14.88%) SharePoint
4 16 (13.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 7 (5.79%) Apache
7 5 (4.13%) Drupal
8 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.48%) Lync
10 1 (0.83%) SAS
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) Node.js
Applications
1 33 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 30 (24.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.83%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.83%) Office 365
2 8 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.01%) DNS
2 20 (16.53%) Internet
2 20 (16.53%) DHCP
3 14 (11.57%) VoIP
4 13 (10.74%) WAN
4 13 (10.74%) LAN
4 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.92%) Ethernet
5 12 (9.92%) NAS
6 11 (9.09%) iSCSI
6 11 (9.09%) Firewall
6 11 (9.09%) DECT
7 9 (7.44%) VPN
8 5 (4.13%) Wireless
9 4 (3.31%) SAN
10 3 (2.48%) MPLS
10 3 (2.48%) PBX
10 3 (2.48%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (37.19%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.61%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.96%) Relational Database
5 4 (3.31%) MySQL
5 4 (3.31%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.65%) DTS
7 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.65%) MS Access
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.83%) DB2
8 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.96%) Eclipse
2 6 (4.96%) Subversion
3 4 (3.31%) NUnit
3 4 (3.31%) MSTest
3 4 (3.31%) Moq
4 1 (0.83%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.83%) FogBugz
4 1 (0.83%) WebObjects
4 1 (0.83%) Xcode
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.96%) Finance
3 4 (3.31%) Retail
4 3 (2.48%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
6 1 (0.83%) German Language
Job Titles
1 35 (28.93%) Developer
2 23 (19.01%) Analyst
3 17 (14.05%) Support Analyst
4 16 (13.22%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (10.74%) C# Developer
6 9 (7.44%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.61%) .NET Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Support Manager
7 8 (6.61%) IT Support
8 7 (5.79%) Desktop Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Systems Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Project Manager
9 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Software Support Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (36.36%) .NET
2 35 (28.93%) ASP.NET
3 17 (14.05%) CSS
3 17 (14.05%) HTML
4 11 (9.09%) XML
4 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (8.26%) SOAP
6 9 (7.44%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.44%) jQuery
7 8 (6.61%) Ajax
7 8 (6.61%) Web Services
8 5 (4.13%) WCF
8 5 (4.13%) Django
8 5 (4.13%) WinForms
8 5 (4.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 4 (3.31%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 4 (3.31%) ASP.NET MVC 2
10 3 (2.48%) XSLT
11 1 (0.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (9.09%) Life Science
3 8 (6.61%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.31%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.48%) Thin Client
5 3 (2.48%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.48%) iPhone
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.65%) CCTV
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.83%) BBC
7 1 (0.83%) Clustering
7 1 (0.83%) EPoS
7 1 (0.83%) EFTPOS
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 29 (23.97%) Windows XP
3 20 (16.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (12.40%) Windows 7
5 13 (10.74%) Windows Vista
5 13 (10.74%) Linux
6 7 (5.79%) Windows 8
7 6 (4.96%) Android
7 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.48%) UNIX
8 3 (2.48%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.48%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) MVC
2 20 (16.53%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (11.57%) ITIL
4 13 (10.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (9.92%) Web Development
5 12 (9.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (9.09%) Software Deployment
6 11 (9.09%) Service Desk Management
6 11 (9.09%) Performance Management
6 11 (9.09%) Resource Management
6 11 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 10 (8.26%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.44%) E-Commerce
9 8 (6.61%) TDD
10 7 (5.79%) Migration
11 6 (4.96%) Content Management
11 6 (4.96%) OOP
11 6 (4.96%) OO
11 6 (4.96%) Project Management
11 6 (4.96%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.79%) C#
1 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
2 28 (23.14%) SQL
3 12 (9.92%) VB
4 10 (8.26%) VB.NET
4 10 (8.26%) PHP
5 9 (7.44%) T-SQL
6 6 (4.96%) Java
7 5 (4.13%) PowerShell
7 5 (4.13%) Python
7 5 (4.13%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.13%) VB6
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) Scala
8 1 (0.83%) VBScript
8 1 (0.83%) VBA
8 1 (0.83%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 23 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.57%) MCSE
3 11 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 4 (3.31%) MCSA
4 4 (3.31%) CCNA
4 4 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.48%) MCP
5 3 (2.48%) HNC
5 3 (2.48%) HND
5 3 (2.48%) Degree
5 3 (2.48%) GNVQ
5 3 (2.48%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (1.65%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.22%) SLA
2 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 39 (32.23%) Active Directory
2 13 (10.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.74%) vSphere
3 5 (4.13%) XenApp
4 2 (1.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.83%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (4.13%) WMI
2 3 (2.48%) SCCM
3 2 (1.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 74 (61.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (23.97%) VMware
3 17 (14.05%) Cisco
4 15 (12.40%) Citrix
5 12 (9.92%) HP
6 7 (5.79%) Avaya
7 6 (4.96%) Juniper
8 5 (4.13%) Sophos
8 5 (4.13%) WatchGuard
9 4 (3.31%) NetApp
9 4 (3.31%) Dell
10 3 (2.48%) Nortel
11 2 (1.65%) SAP
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.65%) Apple
11 2 (1.65%) Draytek
12 1 (0.83%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.83%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.83%) ScanSafe
12 1 (0.83%) Oracle
Chorley, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £29000.00 - £39000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £40k - 50k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Lancashire
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Ormskirk
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Burnley
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 days ago