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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 15 2 6
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 15.29% 30.95% 16.28%
As % of the Vendors category 38.24% 65.00% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 7
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £31,650 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,250 £42,500 £60,000
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
34 20 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 40.00% 47.62% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 11
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £67,500 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 8 (47.06%) .NET
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) Cisco
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 5 (29.41%) C#
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
3 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (23.53%) MSTest
4 4 (23.53%) Moq
4 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 4 (23.53%) Web Development
4 4 (23.53%) Citrix
4 4 (23.53%) VMware
4 4 (23.53%) NUnit
4 4 (23.53%) VB
4 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL
4 4 (23.53%) OO
4 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
4 4 (23.53%) OOD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Lync
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (11.76%) Office 365
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
4 1 (5.88%) LAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (47.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) NUnit
1 4 (23.53%) MSTest
1 4 (23.53%) Moq
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (11.76%) Billing
2 1 (5.88%) Arabic Language
2 1 (5.88%) German Language
2 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Lead Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
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%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 4 (23.53%) ASP.NET MVC 2
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
5 2 (11.76%) XML
5 2 (11.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) HTML5
6 1 (5.88%) CSS3
6 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
6 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) Mac OS
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 4 (23.53%) Web Development
3 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 4 (23.53%) OO
3 4 (23.53%) OOD
4 3 (17.65%) Network Design
5 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Time Management
6 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) VB
2 4 (23.53%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (29.41%) CCNA
2 3 (17.65%) CCDP
2 3 (17.65%) CCNP
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
4 1 (5.88%) VCP4
4 1 (5.88%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) 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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