The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 21 3 9
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 4 17 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 5.41% 32.69% 37.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.77% 85.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 24
Average salary £40,000 £22,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+81.81% -29.60%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
Windows
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wigan region.

Operating Systems Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
13 20 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 17.57% 38.46% 37.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 24
Average salary £42,500 £21,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Wigan region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Windows
Salary Trend in Wigan

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Wigan region.

Windows Salary Trend in Wigan

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 17 (44.74%) Firewall
3 17 (44.74%) .NET
3 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 17 (44.74%) CSS
4 16 (42.11%) C#
4 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
5 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
6 11 (28.95%) WatchGuard
7 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
8 9 (23.68%) MVC
8 9 (23.68%) Replication
8 9 (23.68%) EMC
8 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
9 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
9 8 (21.05%) HTML
9 8 (21.05%) Oracle
9 8 (21.05%) CRM
9 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (21.05%) HTML5
9 8 (21.05%) WCF
9 8 (21.05%) Umbraco
9 8 (21.05%) System Testing
9 8 (21.05%) Ajax
10 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (18.42%) vSphere
10 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
10 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
10 7 (18.42%) DHCP

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 (21.05%) Umbraco
2 7 (18.42%) SharePoint
2 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
3 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (15.79%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) PowerPivot
2 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) Firewall
2 7 (18.42%) DHCP
2 7 (18.42%) DNS
3 6 (15.79%) LAN
3 6 (15.79%) WAN
3 6 (15.79%) MPLS
4 5 (13.16%) Wireless
4 5 (13.16%) VLAN
5 3 (7.89%) SAN
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (39.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (13.16%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 11 (28.95%) C# Developer
2 11 (28.95%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 11 (28.95%) C# .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) .NET Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Administrator
4 7 (18.42%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (18.42%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (13.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) IT Support
8 2 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
8 2 (5.26%) SAN Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) Junior
8 2 (5.26%) Junior Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) .NET
1 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
1 17 (44.74%) CSS
2 8 (21.05%) Ajax
2 8 (21.05%) WCF
2 8 (21.05%) HTML5
2 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 6 (15.79%) jQuery
3 6 (15.79%) Web Services
4 2 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) XHTML
4 2 (5.26%) WinForms
4 2 (5.26%) WPF
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Replication
2 6 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (7.89%) CLARiiON
5 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
2 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.68%) MVC
2 8 (21.05%) CRM
2 8 (21.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (21.05%) System Testing
3 6 (15.79%) Unit Testing
3 6 (15.79%) Validation
3 6 (15.79%) Web Application Development
3 6 (15.79%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (13.16%) Line Management
4 5 (13.16%) ERP
5 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
5 2 (5.26%) Web Development
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
5 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Document Management
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
6 1 (2.63%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 30 (78.95%) SQL
2 16 (42.11%) C#
3 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 6 (15.79%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.79%) C
5 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (18.42%) vSphere
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) WMI
2 5 (13.16%) WSUS
3 3 (7.89%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.63%) Nagios
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) VMware
2 11 (28.95%) WatchGuard
3 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
4 9 (23.68%) EMC
5 8 (21.05%) Oracle
6 6 (15.79%) Avaya
6 6 (15.79%) Sophos
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco
8 3 (7.89%) HP
9 2 (5.26%) Brocade
10 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.63%) IBM
10 1 (2.63%) Symantec
10 1 (2.63%) Citrix
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