The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Blackburn region.

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

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25 8 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 43.86% 13.33% 12.50%
As % of the Vendors category 64.10% 32.00% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 19 8 9
Average salary £31,500 £21,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £16,000 £17,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £24,750 £36,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
39 25 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 68.42% 41.67% 36.11%
Number of salaries quoted 33 24 26
Average salary £30,000 £21,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 15 (46.88%) .NET
2 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
3 12 (37.50%) Project Management
4 11 (34.38%) Firewall
5 10 (31.25%) Citrix
5 10 (31.25%) C#
5 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
5 10 (31.25%) TDD
6 9 (28.13%) Cisco
7 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
8 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
8 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
8 6 (18.75%) Selenium
8 6 (18.75%) iPhone
8 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
8 6 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (18.75%) SAN
8 6 (18.75%) NetApp
8 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (18.75%) CCNA
8 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 6 (18.75%) LAN
8 6 (18.75%) WAN
8 6 (18.75%) Java
8 6 (18.75%) SQL
8 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
9 5 (15.63%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 10 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) SharePoint
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) LAN
2 6 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (9.38%) VPN
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) Internet
4 1 (3.13%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 4 (12.50%) NoSQL
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) Selenium
2 4 (12.50%) NUnit
2 4 (12.50%) TeamCity
2 4 (12.50%) MSTest
2 4 (12.50%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (12.50%) Moq
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Developer
1 7 (21.88%) Team Leader
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) Development Team Leader
3 4 (12.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (12.50%) IT Support
3 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Development Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Technical Consultant
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Agile C# Developer
4 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Software Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (9.38%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (46.88%) .NET
1 15 (46.88%) ASP.NET
2 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
2 6 (18.75%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 6 (18.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 4 (12.50%) WCF
3 4 (12.50%) Spring.NET
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (12.50%) Castle Windsor
3 4 (12.50%) Ninject
3 4 (12.50%) REST
3 4 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 4 (12.50%) Unity DI Container
3 4 (12.50%) RESTful
3 4 (12.50%) SOAP
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) iPhone
2 4 (12.50%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (9.38%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (12.50%) Windows
2 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.13%) Linux
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) Project Management
2 10 (31.25%) TDD
3 6 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 6 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (12.50%) Kanban
5 4 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (12.50%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.25%) Change Management
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL
7 1 (3.13%) Data Security
7 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.13%) MOF
7 1 (3.13%) PRINCE
7 1 (3.13%) Data Management
7 1 (3.13%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) C#
2 6 (18.75%) Java
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 4 (12.50%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (18.75%) CCNA
2 3 (9.38%) CCNP
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.13%) MCTS
3 1 (3.13%) MCITP
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.13%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
2 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) SCCM
1 1 (3.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 10 (31.25%) Citrix
3 9 (28.13%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) NetApp
5 5 (15.63%) Veeam
5 5 (15.63%) WatchGuard
6 4 (12.50%) Oracle
7 3 (9.38%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) EMC
8 1 (3.13%) Symantec
8 1 (3.13%) CommVault
8 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
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