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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 11 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 8 17 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.97% 16.50% 4.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 100.00% 35.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 7
Average salary £28,500 £27,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.63% -8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,750 £19,700 £21,400
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £31,300 £41,200
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 18.66% 16.50% 13.70%
Number of salaries quoted 23 17 20
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £37,500 £30,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
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 18 April 2014.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
4 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
5 3 (18.75%) .NET
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) MCSA
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) XML
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) Linux
6 2 (12.50%) IIS
6 2 (12.50%) MS Office
6 2 (12.50%) VBA
6 2 (12.50%) VBScript

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) PBX
2 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) MS Access
2 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 4 (25.00%) IT Support
2 3 (18.75%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 2 (12.50%) Server Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 1 (6.25%) IT Assistant
4 1 (6.25%) Java Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) VB Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 2 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (6.25%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) WCF
4 1 (6.25%) WF
4 1 (6.25%) JSON
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.25%) EJB
4 1 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (6.25%) JSP
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) CRM
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
1 2 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
1 2 (12.50%) Release Management
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (6.25%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
3 2 (12.50%) VBA
3 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 2 (12.50%) VB
3 2 (12.50%) VB6
4 1 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 1 (6.25%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
3 2 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Avaya
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Nortel