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 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 1 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 23 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 18.18% 42.59% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 41.67% 63.89% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 8
Average salary £35,000 £31,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £28,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,500 £24,750
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
24 36 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 43.64% 66.67% 43.33%
Number of salaries quoted 21 30 24
Average salary £37,000 £30,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.33% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £22,250 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,000 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 9 (52.94%) .NET
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) MVC
2 8 (47.06%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
2 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
5 5 (29.41%) CCNA
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Firewall
5 5 (29.41%) TDD
5 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (23.53%) jQuery
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (23.53%) Web Development
6 4 (23.53%) MSTest
6 4 (23.53%) HTML5
6 4 (23.53%) Moq
6 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 4 (23.53%) CSS3
6 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (23.53%) NUnit
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) HTML
6 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
6 4 (23.53%) VB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
1 3 (17.65%) Lync
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
3 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) Firewall
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
2 3 (17.65%) OSPF
2 3 (17.65%) Wireless
3 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Visual Studio
1 4 (23.53%) NUnit
1 4 (23.53%) MSTest
1 4 (23.53%) Moq
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Arabic Language
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Law
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
1 8 (47.06%) C# Developer
2 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) .NET
2 8 (47.06%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) CSS
3 4 (23.53%) jQuery
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (47.06%) MVC
2 8 (47.06%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 4 (23.53%) Web Development
5 3 (17.65%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
7 1 (5.88%) Scrum
7 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) VB
3 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (17.65%) CCDP
3 3 (17.65%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
2 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Cisco
2 4 (23.53%) Citrix
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Blue Coat
3 3 (17.65%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Apple
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Posted: 21 hours ago
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Salary: £35k - 42k per year
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