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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 14 6
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 29.41% 14.81% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 58.82% 40.00% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 7
Average salary £33,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
17 30 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 50.00% 37.04% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 11
Average salary £25,266 £39,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.21% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £32,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 10 (62.50%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (62.50%) Web Application Development
3 9 (56.25%) Unity DI Container
3 9 (56.25%) Castle Windsor
3 9 (56.25%) Ninject
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 9 (56.25%) NUnit
3 9 (56.25%) WCF
3 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (56.25%) Kanban
3 9 (56.25%) Scrum
3 9 (56.25%) Spring.NET
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 9 (56.25%) Dependency Injection
3 9 (56.25%) Inversion of Control
3 9 (56.25%) MSTest
3 9 (56.25%) Rhino Mocks
3 9 (56.25%) Moq
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 3 (18.75%) WAN
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (18.75%) LAN
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) LAN
1 3 (18.75%) WAN
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) MPLS
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (56.25%) Moq
1 9 (56.25%) MSTest
1 9 (56.25%) NUnit
1 9 (56.25%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
1 10 (62.50%) Developer
2 5 (31.25%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Officer
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Support
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Support Officer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Data Programmer
4 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support
4 1 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (62.50%) .NET
1 10 (62.50%) ASP.NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 9 (56.25%) Castle Windsor
2 9 (56.25%) Ninject
2 9 (56.25%) Spring.NET
2 9 (56.25%) Unity DI Container
2 9 (56.25%) WCF
3 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) D3.js
3 1 (6.25%) EDI
3 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (56.25%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
1 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Web Application Development
2 9 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (56.25%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (56.25%) Dependency Injection
2 9 (56.25%) Kanban
2 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 9 (56.25%) Scrum
2 9 (56.25%) TDD
3 1 (6.25%) OO
3 1 (6.25%) OOD
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) PHP
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) MCP
1 1 (6.25%) MCSA
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
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