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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
North West / Lancashire
Rank 23 15 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 31 45 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 7.56% 13.64% 14.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.67% 90.00% 65.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 34 51
Median salary £32,500 £30,250 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.43% -9.70%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £35,661
% change year-on-year -1.36% +2.35%  

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 60 50 92
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 14.63% 15.15% 21.70%
Number of salaries quoted 56 39 83
Median salary £32,500 £27,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.11% -26.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £42,500
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 March 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 March 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
Chorley 0 8 £35,000 +6.06% 1
Blackburn -1 7 £17,000 -35.84% 1
Burnley - 7 £32,500 - 2
Lancaster - 3 £37,000 -
Skelmersdale -2 2 £20,500 -34.92%
Preston -23 1 £37,500 +97.36% 3
Windows
North West

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 60 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 40 (42.11%) Windows Server
3 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
4 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
5 27 (28.42%) VMware
6 25 (26.32%) C#
7 24 (25.26%) Linux
8 23 (24.21%) SQL
9 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
10 17 (17.89%) .NET
10 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
11 15 (15.79%) Internet
11 15 (15.79%) HTML
11 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
12 14 (14.74%) ITIL
12 14 (14.74%) MS Office
12 14 (14.74%) CSS
12 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (14.74%) SDLC
13 13 (13.68%) SOAP
13 13 (13.68%) DNS
13 13 (13.68%) RESTful
14 12 (12.63%) Ajax
14 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
14 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (11.58%) Office 365
15 11 (11.58%) WAN
15 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
15 11 (11.58%) Web Services

Windows
Top Related 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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.47%) IIS
3 5 (5.26%) Confluence
4 4 (4.21%) IBM Notes
4 4 (4.21%) OpenStack
5 2 (2.11%) CMS
5 2 (2.11%) Drupal
6 1 (1.05%) GroupWise
6 1 (1.05%) JBoss
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.74%) MS Office
2 7 (7.37%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (11.58%) Office 365
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
4 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.79%) Internet
2 13 (13.68%) DNS
3 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
4 11 (11.58%) WAN
5 7 (7.37%) Firewall
5 7 (7.37%) HTTP
5 7 (7.37%) LAN
6 6 (6.32%) DHCP
7 5 (5.26%) FTP
8 4 (4.21%) DECT
8 4 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (4.21%) IPv4
8 4 (4.21%) Network Security
8 4 (4.21%) SAN
8 4 (4.21%) SMTP
8 4 (4.21%) Unified Communications
8 4 (4.21%) VPN
9 2 (2.11%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.11%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (34.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.42%) RDBMS
2 8 (8.42%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (6.32%) MySQL
4 2 (2.11%) DTS
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) GIS
5 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) JIRA
2 3 (3.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.16%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.11%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.05%) Ant
4 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.05%) Selenium
4 1 (1.05%) TestRail
General
1 9 (9.47%) Advertising
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 16 (16.84%) Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 9 (9.47%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Analyst Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) .NET Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) Analyst Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) C# Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) VB Analyst Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) VB Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
5 8 (8.42%) VB6 Programmer
6 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (6.32%) SQL Developer
7 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (5.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) .NET
2 15 (15.79%) HTML
3 14 (14.74%) CSS
4 13 (13.68%) RESTful
4 13 (13.68%) SOAP
5 12 (12.63%) Ajax
6 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
6 11 (11.58%) WCF
6 11 (11.58%) Web Services
7 7 (7.37%) jQuery
8 4 (4.21%) REST
8 4 (4.21%) XML
8 4 (4.21%) XSLT
9 3 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (3.16%) CSS3
9 3 (3.16%) HTML5
9 3 (3.16%) WinForms
10 2 (2.11%) LAMP
10 2 (2.11%) Laravel
10 2 (2.11%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Computer Science
2 10 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (8.42%) AS400
3 8 (8.42%) iSeries
3 8 (8.42%) Mainframe
4 7 (7.37%) Clustering
5 6 (6.32%) iPad
6 4 (4.21%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.21%) Fat Client
6 4 (4.21%) Thin Client
7 3 (3.16%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.11%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.11%) iPhone
8 2 (2.11%) PKI
9 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.05%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 40 (42.11%) Windows Server
2 24 (25.26%) Linux
3 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.53%) Unix
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.32%) CentOS
8 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
8 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
9 3 (3.16%) Windows NT
9 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.05%) AIX
10 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) ITIL
1 14 (14.74%) SDLC
2 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.37%) CRM
3 7 (7.37%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (5.26%) Web Development
6 4 (4.21%) ERP
6 4 (4.21%) Information Security
6 4 (4.21%) MVC
6 4 (4.21%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 4 (4.21%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.21%) Threat Analysis
7 3 (3.16%) Change Management
7 3 (3.16%) DevOps
7 3 (3.16%) Line Management
7 3 (3.16%) OOP
7 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.32%) C#
2 23 (24.21%) SQL
3 19 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.42%) VB
4 8 (8.42%) VB6
5 7 (7.37%) C++
6 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.32%) Java
6 6 (6.32%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.26%) PHP
8 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.11%) Perl
9 2 (2.11%) Python
10 1 (1.05%) Delphi
10 1 (1.05%) Pascal
10 1 (1.05%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.05%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) MCSE
3 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) CISSP
5 4 (4.21%) RHCE
5 4 (4.21%) SCNA
5 4 (4.21%) SCSA
5 4 (4.21%) Sun Certification
6 2 (2.11%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.11%) MCSA
6 2 (2.11%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (2.11%) SANS
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) vSphere
3 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.21%) Sendmail
4 4 (4.21%) vCloud
5 3 (3.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.05%) NDS
6 1 (1.05%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (4.21%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (3.16%) SCCM
4 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) Nagios
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.05%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.42%) VMware
3 9 (9.47%) Cisco
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix
5 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
6 5 (5.26%) NetApp
6 5 (5.26%) Veritas
7 4 (4.21%) Canon
7 4 (4.21%) Lotus
7 4 (4.21%) Wyse
8 3 (3.16%) Apple
8 3 (3.16%) DevExpress
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.11%) SAP
9 2 (2.11%) Sybase
10 1 (1.05%) Dell
10 1 (1.05%) EMC
10 1 (1.05%) IBM
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Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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