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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 5 27 24
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 20 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 27.40% 2.54% 7.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 86.96% 15.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 3 9
Average salary £28,000 £23,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.73% -23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,600 £15,400 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £29,400 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -1.36%
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 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 31.51% 16.95% 21.09%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 27
Average salary £28,000 £32,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £23,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,900 £37,500
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 5 February 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
3 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
4 11 (40.74%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) MS Exchange
5 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
6 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
6 7 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 7 (25.93%) Change Management
6 7 (25.93%) DHCP
6 7 (25.93%) MS Office
6 7 (25.93%) DNS
6 7 (25.93%) SAN
7 6 (22.22%) C#
8 5 (18.52%) Firewall
8 5 (18.52%) Degree
9 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.81%) VMware Server
9 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
9 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (14.81%) Cisco
9 4 (14.81%) WAN
9 4 (14.81%) XML
9 4 (14.81%) Internet

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (29.63%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 3 (11.11%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) DHCP
1 7 (25.93%) DNS
1 7 (25.93%) SAN
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) Internet
3 4 (14.81%) WAN
4 3 (11.11%) Broadband
4 3 (11.11%) LAN
4 3 (11.11%) PBX
4 3 (11.11%) VPN
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.70%) BGP
6 1 (3.70%) OSPF
6 1 (3.70%) RIP
6 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (40.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (29.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) JUnit
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
1 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (40.74%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Advertising
2 1 (3.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Analyst
2 7 (25.93%) IT Manager
3 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) IT Support
4 3 (11.11%) IT Technician
4 3 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support
5 2 (7.41%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Technician
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) XML
2 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (7.41%) Ajax
2 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) HTML
2 2 (7.41%) WCF
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
3 1 (3.70%) Classic ASP
3 1 (3.70%) Entity Framework
3 1 (3.70%) jQuery
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) LINQ
3 1 (3.70%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (3.70%) RESTful
3 1 (3.70%) SOAP
3 1 (3.70%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) EqualLogic
2 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
3 1 (3.70%) iSeries
3 1 (3.70%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Change Management
1 7 (25.93%) Mentoring
1 7 (25.93%) Portfolio Management
2 4 (14.81%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (14.81%) Network Management
2 4 (14.81%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Capacity Management
3 3 (11.11%) Document Management
3 3 (11.11%) ERP
3 3 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security
3 3 (11.11%) Information Security Management
3 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (11.11%) Security Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Continuity Management
3 3 (11.11%) Software Licensing
3 3 (11.11%) Supplier Management
4 2 (7.41%) BPR
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
4 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) VB
4 2 (7.41%) VB6
5 1 (3.70%) Java
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
5 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) CCNA
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (29.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (14.81%) VMware Server
5 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 17 (62.96%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) BT
4 3 (11.11%) Dell
4 3 (11.11%) Lotus
4 3 (11.11%) Sage
4 3 (11.11%) SonicWALL
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Remedy
6 1 (3.70%) Juniper