The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Fat Client in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Fat Client 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
Fat Client
Rank 243 224 245
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +21
Permanent jobs citing Fat Client 12 15 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.22% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.50% 0.69% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 12 12 6
Average salary £29,481 £28,174 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.63% -37.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,060 £19,100 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,150 £52,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,750 £30,750
% change year-on-year
-6.47% +13.00%
Fat Client
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2409 2159 2338
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.78% 31.46% 31.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1864 1779 1983
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

Fat Client
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Fat Client Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Fat Client
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region.

Fat Client Salary Trend in the North West

Fat Client
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Fat Client across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Fat Client Salary Histogram in the North West

Fat Client
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Fat Client within the North West 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
Cheshire -6 9 £29,000 -14.70%
Manchester -20 2 £33,981 +52.05%
Merseyside +6 1 £47,500 +137.50%
Fat Client
England

Fat Client
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Fat Client 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 Fat Client.

1 44 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (70.45%) Windows
4 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 21 (47.73%) Windows 7
6 19 (43.18%) VMware
6 19 (43.18%) TCP/IP
7 17 (38.64%) VPN
7 17 (38.64%) HP
7 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
8 16 (36.36%) ITIL
8 16 (36.36%) WAN
9 15 (34.09%) Degree
9 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (31.82%) DNS
11 13 (29.55%) DHCP
11 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (25.00%) VLAN
13 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (25.00%) Cisco
13 11 (25.00%) Citrix
14 10 (22.73%) SAN
15 9 (20.45%) Network Security
15 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 9 (20.45%) vSphere
15 9 (20.45%) Blackberry
15 9 (20.45%) MCSA
15 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
16 8 (18.18%) LAN

Fat Client
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Fat Client 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 Fat Client. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (20.45%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 2 (4.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) TCP/IP
2 17 (38.64%) VPN
3 16 (36.36%) WAN
4 14 (31.82%) DNS
5 13 (29.55%) DHCP
6 11 (25.00%) VLAN
7 10 (22.73%) SAN
8 9 (20.45%) Network Security
9 8 (18.18%) LAN
9 8 (18.18%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (15.91%) Firewall
11 5 (11.36%) ADSL
11 5 (11.36%) Internet
12 2 (4.55%) Intranet
13 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
13 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
13 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Analyst
2 10 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (15.91%) Support Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Service Analyst
4 6 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Service Manager
5 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Manager
6 3 (6.82%) Help Desk Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
7 2 (4.55%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Systems Support
7 2 (4.55%) Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Specialist
8 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 44 (100.00%) Thin Client
2 9 (20.45%) Blackberry
3 8 (18.18%) iPhone
4 3 (6.82%) CMDB
4 3 (6.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.55%) NHS
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.27%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (2.27%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 21 (47.73%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.64%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) Linux
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) Windows NT
7 1 (2.27%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (36.36%) ITIL
2 5 (11.36%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.09%) Change Management
3 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 4 (9.09%) Coaching
4 3 (6.82%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 2 (4.55%) Information Management
5 2 (4.55%) Network Design
5 2 (4.55%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.55%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.55%) Investment Management
6 1 (2.27%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.27%) Information Assurance
6 1 (2.27%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.27%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (34.09%) Degree
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (20.45%) MCSA
4 2 (4.55%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
4 6 (13.64%) Terminal Services
4 6 (13.64%) XenApp
5 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.27%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.27%) AppDNA
2 1 (2.27%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (79.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) VMware
3 17 (38.64%) HP
4 11 (25.00%) Cisco
4 11 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (9.09%) Websense
5 4 (9.09%) Sophos
5 4 (9.09%) Sage
5 4 (9.09%) Dell
5 4 (9.09%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) EMC
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Remedy
6 1 (2.27%) BMC
6 1 (2.27%) CA