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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 28 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 42 81 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.61% 14.34% 12.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 71.19% 58.70% 70.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37 76 57
Average salary £27,500 £31,364 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.31% -0.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £14,600 £19,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
59 138 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.09% 24.42% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 52 128 84
Average salary £28,500 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.78% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £19,900 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +9 7 £30,000 +42.85% 2
Lytham St Annes -2 4 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Preston -12 4 £26,750 -4.46% 1
Lancaster - 3 £18,500 - 2
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £11,000 - 1
Chorley -3 2 £19,500 -30.35%
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 36 (35.64%) SQL Server
3 34 (33.66%) Active Directory
3 34 (33.66%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (29.70%) Windows 7
5 28 (27.72%) VMware
5 28 (27.72%) SQL
5 28 (27.72%) MS Office
5 28 (27.72%) MS Exchange
6 26 (25.74%) .NET
7 24 (23.76%) Firewall
8 22 (21.78%) Citrix
8 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (19.80%) Windows XP
9 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (17.82%) C#
12 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
12 17 (16.83%) Cisco
13 16 (15.84%) SAN
14 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (14.85%) ASP.NET
15 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (12.87%) HP
16 13 (12.87%) WAN
16 13 (12.87%) Windows 8
17 12 (11.88%) HTML
18 11 (10.89%) VB
18 11 (10.89%) VB.NET
18 11 (10.89%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 28 (27.72%) MS Exchange
2 20 (19.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (9.90%) IIS
4 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.97%) Lync
6 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.98%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.99%) Apache
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.99%) Drupal
Applications
1 28 (27.72%) MS Office
2 17 (16.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.76%) Firewall
2 16 (15.84%) SAN
3 13 (12.87%) WAN
4 11 (10.89%) LAN
4 11 (10.89%) TCP/IP
4 11 (10.89%) VPN
4 11 (10.89%) Wireless
5 7 (6.93%) VoIP
6 6 (5.94%) VLAN
7 5 (4.95%) NAS
8 4 (3.96%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.97%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.97%) TETRA
10 2 (1.98%) ADSL
11 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.99%) SSL
11 1 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (35.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.91%) Crystal Reports
3 6 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (5.94%) DTS
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (3.96%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.97%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.99%) OLAP
7 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Eclipse
2 5 (4.95%) Subversion
3 3 (2.97%) Hudson
3 3 (2.97%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.97%) Selenium
3 3 (2.97%) JIRA
3 3 (2.97%) Firebug
4 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (4.95%) Billing
1 5 (4.95%) Legal
2 4 (3.96%) Manufacturing
2 4 (3.96%) Finance
3 3 (2.97%) Retail
4 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Developer
2 16 (15.84%) Support Engineer
3 14 (13.86%) Analyst
4 9 (8.91%) Software Developer
4 9 (8.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (7.92%) Support Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.94%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.94%) IT Support
8 5 (4.95%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Software Support Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Systems Developer
9 4 (3.96%) Field Service Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) .NET
2 15 (14.85%) ASP.NET
3 12 (11.88%) HTML
4 11 (10.89%) XML
5 10 (9.90%) CSS
6 8 (7.92%) SOAP
7 6 (5.94%) jQuery
8 5 (4.95%) Web Services
9 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (2.97%) XSLT
10 3 (2.97%) WCF
10 3 (2.97%) Ajax
11 2 (1.98%) XHTML
12 1 (0.99%) J2EE
12 1 (0.99%) EJB
12 1 (0.99%) JSP
12 1 (0.99%) Middleware
12 1 (0.99%) .NET Framework
12 1 (0.99%) JSON
12 1 (0.99%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.94%) Clustering
4 5 (4.95%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.98%) Replication
5 2 (1.98%) iPhone
5 2 (1.98%) CCTV
6 1 (0.99%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.99%) iSeries
6 1 (0.99%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.66%) Windows Server 2008
2 30 (29.70%) Windows 7
3 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (19.80%) Windows XP
5 19 (18.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (12.87%) Windows 8
7 9 (8.91%) Android
8 8 (7.92%) Linux
9 6 (5.94%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (3.96%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.96%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.97%) AIX
12 2 (1.98%) UNIX
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (8.91%) Project Management
2 9 (8.91%) Migration
3 8 (7.92%) MVC
4 7 (6.93%) Change Management
4 7 (6.93%) Web Development
4 7 (6.93%) TDD
5 6 (5.94%) E-Commerce
5 6 (5.94%) ITIL
5 6 (5.94%) Android Development
6 5 (4.95%) Analytics
6 5 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (4.95%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (4.95%) Release Management
7 4 (3.96%) Unit Testing
7 4 (3.96%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
8 3 (2.97%) Test Automation
8 3 (2.97%) Keyword-Driven Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 28 (27.72%) SQL
2 18 (17.82%) C#
3 11 (10.89%) VB
3 11 (10.89%) VB.NET
4 9 (8.91%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.93%) VB6
6 4 (3.96%) PHP
7 3 (2.97%) Java
8 2 (1.98%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.99%) VBScript
9 1 (0.99%) Python
9 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (14.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.92%) Degree
2 8 (7.92%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.92%) CCNA
3 5 (4.95%) MCSE
3 5 (4.95%) MCSA
4 4 (3.96%) MCP
5 3 (2.97%) HND
5 3 (2.97%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.97%) ISEB
5 3 (2.97%) ISTQB
6 2 (1.98%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.98%) MCTS
6 2 (1.98%) MCITP
6 2 (1.98%) CCIE
6 2 (1.98%) CCNP
7 1 (0.99%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.98%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (33.66%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.91%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) Terminal Services
4 7 (6.93%) XenApp
5 5 (4.95%) XenServer
6 4 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.96%) vSphere
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.99%) vCloud
8 1 (0.99%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.99%) Xen
8 1 (0.99%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (3.96%) SCCM
2 3 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 51 (50.50%) Microsoft
2 28 (27.72%) VMware
3 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 17 (16.83%) Cisco
5 13 (12.87%) HP
6 7 (6.93%) Dell
7 5 (4.95%) NetApp
8 3 (2.97%) Oracle
9 2 (1.98%) Veeam
9 2 (1.98%) Symantec
10 1 (0.99%) IBM
10 1 (0.99%) Progress
10 1 (0.99%) McAfee
10 1 (0.99%) Avaya
10 1 (0.99%) Veritas
10 1 (0.99%) Lotus
10 1 (0.99%) Apple
10 1 (0.99%) WatchGuard
10 1 (0.99%) Draytek
10 1 (0.99%) Wyse
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