The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 21 10 15
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 7 31 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.37% 19.25% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.64% 81.58% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 3 23 7
Median salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £17,700
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £47,500 £34,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
11 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 11.58% 23.60% 13.45%
Number of salaries quoted 7 30 15
Median salary £32,500 £28,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.03% -12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £18,600 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,123 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

Windows Salary Histogram in Preston

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Windows.

1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
5 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (21.05%) Terminal Services
5 4 (21.05%) Remedy
5 4 (21.05%) BPR
5 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
5 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
5 4 (21.05%) ITIL
5 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
5 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
5 4 (21.05%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
7 2 (10.53%) Change Management
7 2 (10.53%) DNS
7 2 (10.53%) SAN
7 2 (10.53%) DHCP
7 2 (10.53%) C#
7 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
1 4 (21.05%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) DHCP
1 2 (10.53%) DNS
1 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LINQPad
1 1 (5.26%) ReSharper
1 1 (5.26%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Help Desk Adviser
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) IT Support
3 4 (21.05%) IT Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) IT Manager
5 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Developer
5 1 (5.26%) First Line Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Technician
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.26%) CSS
1 1 (5.26%) jQuery
1 1 (5.26%) KnockoutJS
1 1 (5.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Service Delivery
2 4 (21.05%) BPR
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) Process Improvement
2 4 (21.05%) Service Management
3 3 (15.79%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (10.53%) Change Management
4 2 (10.53%) Network Management
4 2 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Kanban
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) MVVM
5 1 (5.26%) Pair Programming
5 1 (5.26%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) PHP
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) Active Directory
1 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
1 4 (21.05%) Terminal Services
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Server
Vendors
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) Remedy
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) RedGate
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