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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 21.05% 26.47% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 50.00% 41.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 5
Median salary £45,000 £35,000 £38,230
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -8.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,800 £30,700 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £40,792
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
20 18 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 52.63% 52.94% 36.36%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 10
Median salary £45,000 £22,500 £38,230
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -41.14%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackburn

The demand trend of job ads across the Blackburn region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Blackburn region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) ERP
3 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
3 5 (38.46%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) MVC
4 4 (30.77%) Wyse
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
4 4 (30.77%) DECT
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) CRM
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
4 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 4 (30.77%) XML
4 4 (30.77%) C#
4 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 4 (30.77%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Retail
4 4 (30.77%) Information Security
4 4 (30.77%) JIRA
4 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
4 4 (30.77%) jQuery
4 4 (30.77%) CentOS
4 4 (30.77%) Confluence
4 4 (30.77%) Office 365

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Confluence
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (30.77%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (23.08%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) WAN
2 4 (30.77%) DECT
2 4 (30.77%) LAN
2 4 (30.77%) Unified Communications
3 3 (23.08%) Internet
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) FTP
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) SMTP
4 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) JIRA
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (30.77%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Service Analyst
4 2 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (7.69%) Access Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
1 4 (30.77%) ASP.NET
1 4 (30.77%) jQuery
1 4 (30.77%) XML
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 3 (23.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 3 (23.08%) JSON
2 3 (23.08%) REST
2 3 (23.08%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) LINQ
3 1 (7.69%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Fat Client
1 4 (30.77%) Thin Client
2 3 (23.08%) iPad
3 2 (15.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.69%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Linux
3 4 (30.77%) CentOS
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Mac OS X
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
4 2 (15.38%) Windows NT
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (38.46%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) CRM
2 4 (30.77%) Information Security
2 4 (30.77%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) SDLC
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 3 (23.08%) BDD
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (7.69%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) SOLID
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Threat Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) C#
1 4 (30.77%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) RHCE
1 1 (7.69%) SCNA
1 1 (7.69%) SCSA
1 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
1 2 (15.38%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.69%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 4 (30.77%) Canon
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) NetApp
2 4 (30.77%) Wyse
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus