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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 16 8
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 37.93% 15.79% 11.32%
As % of the Vendors category 55.00% 45.00% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 6
Average salary £38,230 £21,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.04% -40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £20,200 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £21,300 £41,750
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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 20 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 68.97% 35.09% 32.08%
Number of salaries quoted 20 19 12
Average salary £38,230 £21,000 £41,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.04% -49.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,400 £21,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
3 13 (38.24%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) VMware
4 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
5 11 (32.35%) .NET
5 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 10 (29.41%) Citrix
6 10 (29.41%) SAN
7 9 (26.47%) Project Management
7 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
8 8 (23.53%) Cisco
8 8 (23.53%) SQL
8 8 (23.53%) iPhone
8 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (17.65%) MVC
10 6 (17.65%) CCNA
10 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
10 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
10 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (14.71%) SCCM
11 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (14.71%) Dynamics AX
11 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
11 5 (14.71%) LAN
11 5 (14.71%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 17 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (11.76%) Lync
5 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (38.24%) Firewall
2 10 (29.41%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) LAN
3 5 (14.71%) WAN
3 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 5 (14.71%) VPN
4 2 (5.88%) VoIP
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
5 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (5.88%) OLAP
3 2 (5.88%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (5.88%) NUnit
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
1 2 (5.88%) Rhino Mocks
1 2 (5.88%) Moq
1 2 (5.88%) MSTest
General
1 3 (8.82%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (14.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Lead Developer
3 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Support Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) IT Director
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Development Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Head of IT
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.94%) .NET Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (32.35%) .NET
2 5 (14.71%) .NET Framework
2 5 (14.71%) XML
2 5 (14.71%) HTML
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
3 2 (5.88%) SOAP
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) WCF
3 2 (5.88%) Spring.NET
3 2 (5.88%) Castle Windsor
3 2 (5.88%) Ninject
3 2 (5.88%) REST
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 2 (5.88%) Unity DI Container
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (5.88%) RESTful
3 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) iPhone
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.88%) Clustering
2 2 (5.88%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (2.94%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Project Management
2 6 (17.65%) MVC
3 5 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (14.71%) Migration
4 4 (11.76%) TDD
4 4 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Scrum
5 2 (5.88%) Change Management
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (5.88%) Logistics
5 2 (5.88%) Kanban
5 2 (5.88%) Time Management
5 2 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (5.88%) Analytics
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (5.88%) Dependency Injection
6 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.94%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 5 (14.71%) C#
3 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) CCNA
3 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) MCSE
4 2 (5.88%) MCSA
4 2 (5.88%) Degree
4 2 (5.88%) MCTS
4 2 (5.88%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) XenApp
2 4 (11.76%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Citrix
3 8 (23.53%) Cisco
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (2.94%) Veeam
5 1 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (2.94%) HP
5 1 (2.94%) Dell
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