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 21 February 2017 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Lancashire / Blackburn
Rank 2 5 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 9 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 33.33% 25.71% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 70.00% 56.25% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 9
Median salary £17,000 £32,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-47.69% -23.52%
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%

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
10 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 47.62% 45.71% 36.90%
Number of salaries quoted 10 16 27
Median salary £18,000 £23,750 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.21% -39.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,750 £45,000 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Linux
5 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
5 5 (35.71%) ERP
5 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) NetApp
6 4 (28.57%) Lotus
6 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
6 4 (28.57%) CRM
6 4 (28.57%) SMTP
6 4 (28.57%) FTP
6 4 (28.57%) HTTP
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) VPN
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
6 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
6 4 (28.57%) DECT
6 4 (28.57%) LAN
6 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
6 4 (28.57%) Internet
6 4 (28.57%) Firewall
6 4 (28.57%) Wyse
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) Information Security
6 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (28.57%) JIRA

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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Confluence
2 4 (28.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) WAN
2 4 (28.57%) DECT
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) FTP
2 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 4 (28.57%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) Network Security
2 4 (28.57%) SMTP
2 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 4 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Desktop Support
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Access Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) Ajax
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) jQuery
1 1 (7.14%) LINQ
1 1 (7.14%) WPF
1 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Client/Server
2 4 (28.57%) Fat Client
2 4 (28.57%) Thin Client
3 2 (14.29%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) CentOS
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ERP
2 4 (28.57%) CRM
2 4 (28.57%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 4 (28.57%) Threat Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 1 (7.14%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Deployment
4 1 (7.14%) Domain-Driven Design
4 1 (7.14%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (7.14%) MVC
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) SDLC
4 1 (7.14%) SOLID
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VB
2 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CISSP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) RHCE
1 2 (14.29%) SCNA
1 2 (14.29%) SCSA
1 2 (14.29%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Sendmail
3 2 (14.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Canon
1 4 (28.57%) CheckPoint
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) Lotus
1 4 (28.57%) NetApp
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
1 4 (28.57%) Wyse