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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 11 13
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 46.94% 16.33% 6.06%
As % of the Vendors category 62.16% 38.10% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 22 8 4
Average salary £39,115 £21,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+86.26% -47.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £19,800 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £33,800 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
37 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 75.51% 42.86% 21.21%
Number of salaries quoted 36 21 10
Average salary £38,230 £24,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.29% -46.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
3 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
3 15 (34.09%) VMware
4 14 (31.82%) Project Management
4 14 (31.82%) Firewall
5 12 (27.27%) Citrix
5 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
6 11 (25.00%) C#
6 11 (25.00%) Windows
6 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 11 (25.00%) SAN
7 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (22.73%) TDD
8 9 (20.45%) iPhone
8 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco
9 8 (18.18%) MVC
9 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
10 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (15.91%) CCNA
11 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (13.64%) SCCM
11 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
11 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.09%) Lync
5 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) Firewall
2 11 (25.00%) SAN
3 5 (11.36%) LAN
3 5 (11.36%) WAN
3 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.36%) VPN
4 2 (4.55%) VoIP
4 2 (4.55%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (34.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.09%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) OLAP
4 2 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 4 (9.09%) NUnit
1 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 4 (9.09%) Selenium
1 4 (9.09%) MSTest
1 4 (9.09%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (9.09%) Moq
General
1 3 (6.82%) Marketing
2 1 (2.27%) Legal
2 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (20.45%) Developer
2 6 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (11.36%) IT Support
3 5 (11.36%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Analyst
3 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Development Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) IT Director
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Lead Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.55%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
2 12 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 7 (15.91%) .NET Framework
4 4 (9.09%) SOAP
4 4 (9.09%) Web Services
4 4 (9.09%) Spring.NET
4 4 (9.09%) RESTful
4 4 (9.09%) WCF
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 4 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
4 4 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (9.09%) Castle Windsor
4 4 (9.09%) Ninject
4 4 (9.09%) REST
4 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.82%) XML
5 3 (6.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) iPhone
2 4 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Project Management
2 10 (22.73%) TDD
3 8 (18.18%) MVC
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Scrum
5 4 (9.09%) Automated Testing
5 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (9.09%) Performance Management
5 4 (9.09%) Kanban
5 4 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) Change Management
7 2 (4.55%) Logistics
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.55%) Time Management
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 11 (25.00%) C#
3 4 (9.09%) VB.NET
3 4 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) C
4 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.91%) CCNA
3 3 (6.82%) MCTS
3 3 (6.82%) MCITP
3 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 2 (4.55%) MCSE
4 2 (4.55%) MCSA
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) NCIE
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 4 (9.09%) XenApp
2 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (34.09%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Oracle
5 3 (6.82%) NetApp
6 2 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.27%) Veeam
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Dell
7 1 (2.27%) EMC
7 1 (2.27%) CommVault
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