Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 15 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +9
Permanent jobs citing Windows 134 120 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.21% 13.07% 15.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 84.81% 71.43% 73.61%
Number of salaries quoted 103 85 126
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% +8.33%
10th Percentile £18,000 £20,750 £18,500
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,000 £45,500
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 158 168 216
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.93% 18.30% 21.14%
Number of salaries quoted 122 121 157
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,450
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +14.94% -3.33%
10th Percentile £18,050 £21,250 £19,550
90th Percentile £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -6 32 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Burnley +9 23 £33,500 +21.82%
Blackburn +8 18 £27,250 -39.44%
Lancaster - 12 £52,500 -
Accrington +2 8 £17,000 +21.43%
Skelmersdale -9 4 £37,500 +7.14%
Rossendale - 4 £28,500 -
Blackpool +6 3 £27,250 -24.31% 1
Colne - 3 £27,500 -
Newton-le-Willows +3 2 - -
Chorley -25 2 £40,000 - 1
Morecambe - 1 £27,500 -
Windows
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 70 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
3 45 (33.58%) SQL Server
4 38 (28.36%) VMware
5 37 (27.61%) SQL
5 37 (27.61%) Active Directory
6 28 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (19.40%) C#
7 26 (19.40%) .NET
8 25 (18.66%) Linux
8 25 (18.66%) Windows 7
9 24 (17.91%) Cisco
9 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (14.93%) Web Development
12 19 (14.18%) Firewall
12 19 (14.18%) MVC
13 18 (13.43%) SLA
13 18 (13.43%) TDD
13 18 (13.43%) Office 365
14 17 (12.69%) Citrix
15 16 (11.94%) Workflow
15 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET
15 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (11.94%) iPad
15 16 (11.94%) .NET Framework
15 16 (11.94%) LINQ
15 16 (11.94%) Unit Testing
15 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 16 (11.94%) Entity Framework

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 14 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.97%) IIS
4 6 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.75%) Liferay
7 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.75%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.43%) Office 365
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.18%) Firewall
2 10 (7.46%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.72%) VPN
4 7 (5.22%) Network Security
5 6 (4.48%) SAN
5 6 (4.48%) VLAN
6 5 (3.73%) Internet
6 5 (3.73%) Wireless
7 4 (2.99%) WAN
8 3 (2.24%) 3G
8 3 (2.24%) 4G
8 3 (2.24%) DNS
8 3 (2.24%) LAN
8 3 (2.24%) MPLS
8 3 (2.24%) VoIP
9 2 (1.49%) ADSL
9 2 (1.49%) DHCP
9 2 (1.49%) LDAP
9 2 (1.49%) Skype
9 2 (1.49%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (33.58%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.46%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (7.46%) DTS
3 10 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (5.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 7 (5.22%) MySQL
5 7 (5.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (2.99%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (2.99%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.49%) MSTest
2 2 (1.49%) NUnit
General
1 8 (5.97%) Manufacturing
2 7 (5.22%) Finance
2 7 (5.22%) Retail
3 5 (3.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.49%) Music Industry
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.66%) Developer
2 20 (14.93%) .NET Developer
2 20 (14.93%) C# Developer
3 18 (13.43%) Analyst
3 18 (13.43%) C# .NET Developer
3 18 (13.43%) IT Support
4 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET Developer
4 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 16 (11.94%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 13 (9.70%) Support Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) IT Manager
7 11 (8.21%) Support Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) Applications Support
8 10 (7.46%) Support Technician
9 9 (6.72%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) IT Support Technician
9 9 (6.72%) IT Technician
9 9 (6.72%) SQL Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) SQL Support Analyst
10 8 (5.97%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.40%) .NET
2 16 (11.94%) .NET Framework
2 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET
2 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 16 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 16 (11.94%) Entity Framework
2 16 (11.94%) LINQ
3 7 (5.22%) HTML
4 6 (4.48%) CSS
5 4 (2.99%) XML
6 3 (2.24%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (2.24%) CSS3
6 3 (2.24%) HTML5
6 3 (2.24%) jQuery
6 3 (2.24%) REST
6 3 (2.24%) SOAP
6 3 (2.24%) WinForms
6 3 (2.24%) XSLT
7 2 (1.49%) Spring.NET
7 2 (1.49%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.94%) iPad
2 4 (2.99%) Driving Licence
2 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.24%) CCTV
3 3 (2.24%) Chip and PIN
3 3 (2.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.24%) Contactless
3 3 (2.24%) W3C
4 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.49%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.75%) Fintech
5 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 48 (35.82%) Windows Server
2 25 (18.66%) Linux
2 25 (18.66%) Windows 7
3 24 (17.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (17.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (11.19%) Windows 10
6 9 (6.72%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.24%) Mac OS
8 3 (2.24%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.24%) Unix
8 3 (2.24%) VMS
9 2 (1.49%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.93%) Web Development
2 19 (14.18%) MVC
3 18 (13.43%) TDD
4 16 (11.94%) Unit Testing
4 16 (11.94%) Workflow
5 14 (10.45%) ITIL
6 11 (8.21%) Continuous Improvement
7 10 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (5.97%) Mentoring
8 8 (5.97%) Project Management
9 7 (5.22%) Change Control
10 6 (4.48%) ETL
11 5 (3.73%) Actionable Insight
11 5 (3.73%) CRM
11 5 (3.73%) Migration
11 5 (3.73%) Operations Research
11 5 (3.73%) People Management
11 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2
12 4 (2.99%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.61%) SQL
2 26 (19.40%) C#
3 8 (5.97%) PHP
4 7 (5.22%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.73%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 4 (2.99%) Perl
6 4 (2.99%) Python
7 3 (2.24%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.49%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) C++
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.21%) Degree
2 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.73%) CCNA
3 5 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (3.73%) MCP
4 4 (2.99%) SANS
5 3 (2.24%) HNC
5 3 (2.24%) HND
5 3 (2.24%) MCSE
5 3 (2.24%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (1.49%) MCSA
7 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (13.43%) SLA
2 5 (3.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.99%) Data Quality
3 4 (2.99%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (27.61%) Active Directory
2 28 (20.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.48%) Docker
5 5 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.73%) vSphere
6 4 (2.99%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.49%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.75%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.75%) Xen
8 1 (0.75%) XenApp
8 1 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (8.96%) SCCM
2 5 (3.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.99%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (2.99%) FortiGate
3 4 (2.99%) Perfmon
4 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.36%) VMware
3 24 (17.91%) Cisco
4 17 (12.69%) Citrix
5 6 (4.48%) Apple
5 6 (4.48%) CheckPoint
5 6 (4.48%) Cognos
5 6 (4.48%) IBM
6 5 (3.73%) Oracle
7 4 (2.99%) Mitel
7 4 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.24%) HP
8 3 (2.24%) Wyse
9 2 (1.49%) Avaya
9 2 (1.49%) Capita
9 2 (1.49%) Dell
9 2 (1.49%) Forcepoint
10 1 (0.75%) SYSPRO
10 1 (0.75%) Trend Micro
10 1 (0.75%) Xerox