The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 60 77 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 13.54% 16.59% 18.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 82.19% 82.80% 80.92%
Number of salaries quoted 51 46 95
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.83% -7.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,250 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,750 £47,500
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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 73 93 131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 16.48% 20.04% 22.63%
Number of salaries quoted 63 59 116
Median salary £32,500 £31,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.83% -4.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Windows
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

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

Salary histogram for Windows in Lancashire

Windows
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +6 18 £27,500 -4.34% 3
Blackburn 0 18 £32,500 +22.64%
Lancaster - 5 £37,000 -
Accrington +1 4 £17,500 +25.00% 1
Chorley -16 4 £33,750 -15.62%
Newton-le-Willows 0 2 - - 1
Burnley -9 2 £35,000 +12.90% 4
Rossendale - 2 £23,750 -
Windows
North West

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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Windows.

1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 39 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
4 31 (34.07%) VMware
5 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
6 27 (29.67%) MS Exchange
7 26 (28.57%) SQL
8 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (25.27%) Cisco
10 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (17.58%) C#
11 16 (17.58%) .NET
12 15 (16.48%) Linux
12 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (16.48%) Office 365
13 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.19%) Migration
14 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
14 12 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
15 11 (12.09%) People Management
15 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
15 11 (12.09%) Mitel
15 11 (12.09%) VMware Server
16 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
16 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Management
16 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (10.99%) Firewall
16 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
16 10 (10.99%) IIS

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 27 (29.67%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (10.99%) IIS
4 7 (7.69%) CMS
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.10%) Drupal
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.48%) Office 365
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) Firewall
2 8 (8.79%) TCP/IP
3 7 (7.69%) Internet
4 5 (5.49%) SAN
5 4 (4.40%) HTTP
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.30%) DNS
6 3 (3.30%) FTP
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
6 3 (3.30%) WAN
7 2 (2.20%) SMTP
8 1 (1.10%) DHCP
8 1 (1.10%) LAN
8 1 (1.10%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) DTS
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.10%) DB2
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (6.59%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (6.59%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Advertising
2 1 (1.10%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Analyst
2 15 (16.48%) Developer
3 14 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.99%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.99%) C# .NET Developer
4 10 (10.99%) C# Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Service Analyst
5 9 (9.89%) Server Engineer
5 9 (9.89%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (7.69%) Service Desk Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 6 (6.59%) IT Support
8 6 (6.59%) Team Leader
9 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Developer
9 5 (5.49%) DBA
9 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (5.49%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.58%) .NET
2 10 (10.99%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.59%) Ajax
3 6 (6.59%) jQuery
4 5 (5.49%) .NET Framework
4 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (5.49%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 5 (5.49%) Entity Framework
4 5 (5.49%) LINQ
5 3 (3.30%) WinForms
6 2 (2.20%) HTML
6 2 (2.20%) XML
6 2 (2.20%) XSLT
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) Drush
7 1 (1.10%) LAMP
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) Sass
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (4.40%) iPad
2 2 (2.20%) Clustering
2 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
2 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.10%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (31.87%) Windows Server
2 24 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (16.48%) Linux
5 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (10.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Windows NT
8 4 (4.40%) AIX
8 4 (4.40%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.40%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.20%) Unix
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.10%) CentOS
10 1 (1.10%) HPUX
10 1 (1.10%) Solaris
10 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) Migration
2 11 (12.09%) People Management
3 10 (10.99%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (10.99%) Unit Testing
4 8 (8.79%) Line Management
5 7 (7.69%) Content Management
6 6 (6.59%) Change Management
6 6 (6.59%) SDLC
6 6 (6.59%) Web Development
6 6 (6.59%) Workflow
7 5 (5.49%) Case Management
7 5 (5.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.49%) MVC
7 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.49%) TDD
8 4 (4.40%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.40%) SIEM
8 4 (4.40%) Threat Intelligence
8 4 (4.40%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.57%) SQL
2 16 (17.58%) C#
3 5 (5.49%) PHP
4 4 (4.40%) Bash Shell
4 4 (4.40%) C++
4 4 (4.40%) Perl
4 4 (4.40%) Python
4 4 (4.40%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.40%) SANS
3 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) Degree
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.10%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
5 1 (1.10%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (16.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.09%) VMware Server
5 4 (4.40%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.30%) vSphere
6 3 (3.30%) XenApp
6 3 (3.30%) XenServer
7 2 (2.20%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.40%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.30%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (3.30%) Perfmon
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.10%) Nagios
5 1 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 41 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 31 (34.07%) VMware
3 23 (25.27%) Cisco
4 11 (12.09%) Mitel
5 10 (10.99%) Citrix
6 6 (6.59%) CheckPoint
6 6 (6.59%) Oracle
7 5 (5.49%) Veeam
8 4 (4.40%) Apple
8 4 (4.40%) HP
8 4 (4.40%) NetApp
8 4 (4.40%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.30%) DevExpress
10 2 (2.20%) Dell
10 2 (2.20%) Lotus
10 2 (2.20%) Sybase
10 2 (2.20%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.20%) Veritas
11 1 (1.10%) EMC
11 1 (1.10%) SAP
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Itecco
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Posted: Yesterday
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Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Burnley
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible bens
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Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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