The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Preston region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 18 9 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 24 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.26% 18.18% 1.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 92.31% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 22 2
Average salary £32,500 £31,250 £17,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +78.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £24,500 £16,300
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £45,000 £18,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
14 26 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 10.53% 19.70% 3.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 4
Average salary £32,500 £26,750 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.49% +40.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £24,500 £17,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,123 £33,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.66% -
Windows
Lancashire

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 25 July 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 (57.14%) Windows XP
1 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) MS Office
4 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (35.71%) A+ Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) XenApp
5 4 (28.57%) vSphere
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) MCSE
6 3 (21.43%) MCSA
6 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
6 3 (21.43%) AIX
6 3 (21.43%) Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Change Management
6 3 (21.43%) Firewall
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) NetApp

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.14%) PBX
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
2 1 (7.14%) DTS
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) IT Support
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Service Desk Technician
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Middleware
3 1 (7.14%) Ajax
3 1 (7.14%) jQuery
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
3 1 (7.14%) J2EE
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (7.14%) EJB
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Change Management
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) VBScript
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (35.71%) A+ Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
2 3 (21.43%) MCSA
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) XenApp
2 4 (28.57%) vSphere
3 3 (21.43%) XenServer
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Avaya
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Nortel
Preston, Lancashire
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