The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 27 23 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 5 8 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 3.91% 6.35% 18.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 34.78% 93.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 8 14
Average salary £23,000 £31,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.98% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,300 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £31,600 £36,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -
Windows
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
23 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 17.97% 18.25% 19.28%
Number of salaries quoted 19 23 15
Average salary £31,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Windows
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Preston region.

Windows Salary Trend in Preston

Windows
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Preston region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 8 (61.54%) MS Office
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
2 5 (38.46%) Avaya
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
3 4 (30.77%) WAN
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (23.08%) PBX
4 3 (23.08%) Nortel
4 3 (23.08%) XenApp
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (23.08%) vSphere
5 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) SCCM
5 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) DNS

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Preston 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Office
2 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) PBX
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) MS Access
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) MySQL
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
2 2 (15.38%) Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Support Technician
2 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Junior IT Support
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Junior
3 1 (7.69%) Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) .NET
1 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (15.38%) CSS
1 2 (15.38%) SOAP
1 2 (15.38%) Web Services
1 2 (15.38%) XML
1 2 (15.38%) Ajax
1 2 (15.38%) WCF
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) EPoS
2 1 (7.69%) EFTPOS
2 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows XP
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) ITIL
1 2 (15.38%) UML
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Data Security
2 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Business Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) SIEM
2 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) XenApp
2 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (15.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Avaya
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Nortel
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Draytek
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat