The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Blackburn region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 14 11
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 12.20% 9.30% 11.32%
As % of the Vendors category 38.46% 50.00% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 6
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,750 £27,100 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £27,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Lancashire

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

Vendors Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
13 8 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 31.71% 18.60% 35.85%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 18
Average salary £40,000 £27,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -35.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £57,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Blackburn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Blackburn

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Blackburn

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Blackburn region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (41.18%) .NET
3 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
4 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (29.41%) XML
5 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 5 (29.41%) HTML
5 5 (29.41%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (23.53%) Citrix
7 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
7 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
7 3 (17.65%) Time Management
7 3 (17.65%) LAN
7 3 (17.65%) VoIP
7 3 (17.65%) WAN
7 3 (17.65%) VPN
7 3 (17.65%) Lync
7 3 (17.65%) iPhone
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
7 3 (17.65%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Blackburn region citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (41.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (17.65%) Lync
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (47.06%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) VoIP
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
1 3 (17.65%) VPN
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) Internet
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) NUnit
1 2 (11.76%) MSTest
1 2 (11.76%) Moq
General
1 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Lead Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Framework
2 5 (29.41%) HTML
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (17.65%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Mac OS
4 3 (17.65%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (17.65%) Time Management
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) OO
3 2 (11.76%) OOD
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 1 (5.88%) Network Design
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) VB
2 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
2 2 (11.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCTS
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) HP
3 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat