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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 9 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 9.23% 22.50% 19.15%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 90.00% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 9
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -40.90%
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
22 10 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 33.85% 25.00% 44.68%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 17
Average salary £39,500 £32,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.53% -35.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £27,200 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £65,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (56.25%) .NET
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
3 5 (31.25%) XML
3 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (31.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) Web Development
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (25.00%) MSTest
4 4 (25.00%) Moq
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 4 (25.00%) MVC
4 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) NUnit
4 4 (25.00%) VB
4 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (25.00%) OOD
4 4 (25.00%) OO
4 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Mac OS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 8

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) VoIP
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
1 3 (18.75%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) OSPF
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (56.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) NUnit
1 4 (25.00%) MSTest
1 4 (25.00%) Moq
General
1 1 (6.25%) Arabic Language
1 1 (6.25%) German Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) Lead Developer
3 4 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (56.25%) .NET
2 5 (31.25%) XML
2 5 (31.25%) .NET Framework
2 5 (31.25%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Mac OS
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 8
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (25.00%) MVC
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (25.00%) TDD
2 4 (25.00%) OO
2 4 (25.00%) OOD
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (25.00%) Web Development
3 3 (18.75%) Time Management
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) C#
1 4 (25.00%) VB
1 4 (25.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCDP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) Apple
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) HP
Blackburn, Lancashire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £27,000 per annum On call allowance, bonus & benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Promethean
Salary: Competitive Package including On Call Allowance
Posted: 18 days ago