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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 26 15 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4 17 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 2.72% 11.33% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 80.95% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 3
Average salary £26,750 £30,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.57% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £24,500 £18,300
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £45,000 £29,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-1.40% +1.42%
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
12 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 8.16% 14.00% 8.57%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 8
Average salary £31,500 £24,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £24,500 £26,350
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £40,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -

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 23 September 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 8 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 5 (41.67%) MS Office
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (33.33%) XenApp
4 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) XenServer
5 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) CCNA
5 3 (25.00%) AIX
5 3 (25.00%) MCSE
5 3 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 3 (25.00%) Migration

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (8.33%) PBX
2 1 (8.33%) VoIP
2 1 (8.33%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MS Access
2 1 (8.33%) DTS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Technician
3 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) IT Assistant
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (8.33%) XML
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (8.33%) Data Security
2 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
2 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 3 (25.00%) MCSE
2 3 (25.00%) MCSA
2 3 (25.00%) CCNA
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Cisco
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (8.33%) Avaya
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Nortel
Preston, Lancashire
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