The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
Lancashire / Blackburn
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 17
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 38.30% 44.44% 14.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 100.00% 63.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 12
Median salary £32,500 £26,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.64% -31.61%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Blackburn
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 18 16 19
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn 38.30% 44.44% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 18 15 19
Median salary £32,500 £26,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.64% -18.46%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackburn citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Blackburn

Windows
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Salary trend for Windows in Blackburn

Windows
Salary Histogram in Blackburn

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Blackburn over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Windows in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 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 Blackburn region with a requirement for Windows.

1 16 (64.00%) VMware
2 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (48.00%) Cisco
3 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (44.00%) People Management
4 11 (44.00%) VMware Server
5 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (40.00%) Mitel
5 10 (40.00%) SQL
6 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
8 4 (16.00%) Apple
8 4 (16.00%) Terminal Services
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (12.00%) Internet
9 3 (12.00%) ITIL
9 3 (12.00%) Windows NT
10 1 (4.00%) Epicor
10 1 (4.00%) Wyse
10 1 (4.00%) Finance
10 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
10 1 (4.00%) ERP

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackburn 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 13 (52.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Internet
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
General
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
1 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Server Engineer
2 8 (32.00%) Service Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (4.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Mac OS X
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) People Management
2 10 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Project Management
4 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (44.00%) VMware Server
4 10 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (16.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) VMware
2 12 (48.00%) Cisco
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (40.00%) Mitel
4 4 (16.00%) Apple
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Epicor
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (4.00%) SYSPRO
5 1 (4.00%) Wyse
5 1 (4.00%) Xerox