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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 36.00% 16.67% 12.77%
As % of the Vendors category 64.29% 50.00% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 9 8 6
Average salary £38,230 £21,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.04% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £16,100 £19,800 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,084 £21,450 £35,750
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
14 16 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 56.00% 33.33% 46.81%
Number of salaries quoted 12 15 18
Average salary £38,230 £21,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.04% -30.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 30 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
4 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (32.14%) .NET
6 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 8 (28.57%) VMware
6 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (25.00%) Firewall
8 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
9 5 (17.86%) SCCM
9 5 (17.86%) Migration
9 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
9 5 (17.86%) XML
9 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 4 (14.29%) SAN
10 4 (14.29%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
10 4 (14.29%) XenApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (14.29%) Lync
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
4 3 (10.71%) VPN
4 3 (10.71%) LAN
4 3 (10.71%) VoIP
4 3 (10.71%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (7.14%) OLAP
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (10.71%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) German Language
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
1 6 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
2 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) Lead Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Director
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Head of IT
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Development Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Service Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Technical Manager
5 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Framework
2 5 (17.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 13 (46.43%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Mac OS
5 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Migration
1 5 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.29%) MVC
2 4 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.71%) Time Management
3 3 (10.71%) Project Management
4 2 (7.14%) Change Management
4 2 (7.14%) TDD
4 2 (7.14%) Logistics
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) Analytics
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL
5 1 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) C#
3 1 (3.57%) VB
3 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCTS
2 2 (7.14%) MCITP
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) XenApp
2 4 (14.29%) XenDesktop
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 2 (7.14%) NetApp
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) HP
4 1 (3.57%) Dell
4 1 (3.57%) Symantec
4 1 (3.57%) Veeam
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago