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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 26 17 7
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Windows 11 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.32% 7.77% 18.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.35% 53.33% 94.12%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 14
Average salary £23,000 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.35% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,350 £30,900 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £37,625 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,600 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -1.11%
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
34 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 19.54% 14.56% 19.54%
Number of salaries quoted 29 14 15
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £31,500 £24,000
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 19 December 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 5 (33.33%) Avaya
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) SQL
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
6 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) XenApp
7 3 (20.00%) vSphere
7 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
7 3 (20.00%) Nortel
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (20.00%) Internet
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (20.00%) PBX
8 2 (13.33%) WCF
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (13.33%) CSS
8 2 (13.33%) SOAP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 10 (66.67%) MS Office
2 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) PBX
2 3 (20.00%) Internet
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) MS Access
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (13.33%) MySQL
2 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Analyst
1 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
2 2 (13.33%) IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Junior IT Support
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Coordinator
3 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Junior
3 1 (6.67%) Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) SOAP
1 2 (13.33%) Web Services
1 2 (13.33%) XML
1 2 (13.33%) Ajax
1 2 (13.33%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) HTML
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) EFTPOS
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows XP
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) UML
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Data Security
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) SIEM
2 1 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 3 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Avaya
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Nortel
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) Draytek
6 1 (6.67%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
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