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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 1 15
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 25.00% 50.00% 16.07%
As % of the Vendors category 36.36% 67.86% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16 18 9
Average salary £35,000 £38,230 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.44% +82.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,900 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £35,788 £65,000 £27,000
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
44 28 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 68.75% 73.68% 39.29%
Number of salaries quoted 42 27 22
Average salary £23,750 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.83% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £56,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
3 24 (85.71%) C#
4 23 (82.14%) ASP.NET
5 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (75.00%) MVC
6 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (50.00%) TDD
7 14 (50.00%) SQL
7 14 (50.00%) Web Application Development
8 13 (46.43%) HTML
9 12 (42.86%) NUnit
9 12 (42.86%) Scrum
9 12 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
9 12 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
9 12 (42.86%) Spring.NET
9 12 (42.86%) WCF
9 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (42.86%) Kanban
9 12 (42.86%) Castle Windsor
9 12 (42.86%) Ninject
9 12 (42.86%) MSTest
9 12 (42.86%) Rhino Mocks
9 12 (42.86%) Moq
9 12 (42.86%) Unity DI Container
10 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
10 11 (39.29%) CSS
11 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
11 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (32.14%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
3 1 (3.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.57%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (89.29%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.14%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (42.86%) NUnit
1 12 (42.86%) MSTest
1 12 (42.86%) Rhino Mocks
1 12 (42.86%) Moq
2 9 (32.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.14%) Law
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (92.86%) Developer
2 14 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 9 (32.14%) C# Developer
4 8 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.57%) SharePoint Developer
6 1 (3.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (3.57%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 23 (82.14%) ASP.NET
3 16 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (46.43%) HTML
5 12 (42.86%) WCF
5 12 (42.86%) Spring.NET
5 12 (42.86%) Unity DI Container
5 12 (42.86%) Castle Windsor
5 12 (42.86%) Ninject
6 11 (39.29%) CSS
7 9 (32.14%) jQuery
7 9 (32.14%) CSS3
7 9 (32.14%) AngularJS
7 9 (32.14%) HTML5
8 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
9 1 (3.57%) Web Services
9 1 (3.57%) XML
9 1 (3.57%) EDI
9 1 (3.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.57%) Windows
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (75.00%) MVC
1 21 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) TDD
2 14 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 12 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
3 12 (42.86%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (42.86%) Kanban
3 12 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
5 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
6 2 (7.14%) SDLC
6 2 (7.14%) OO
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) OOD
7 1 (3.57%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 24 (85.71%) C#
2 14 (50.00%) SQL
3 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.71%) VB
5 2 (7.14%) VBA
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (3.57%) Adobe
1 1 (3.57%) JD Edwards
1 1 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (3.57%) webMethods
1 1 (3.57%) Infor
1 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
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