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 26 September 2016 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank - 10 1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 0 15 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn - 23.44% 36.67%
As % of the Vendors category - 35.71% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 0 15 11
Median salary - £35,000 £38,230
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -8.44%
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
0 42 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn - 65.63% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 0 40 20
Median salary - £23,750 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -45.71%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 September 2016, 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 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (66.67%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) XenApp
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco
5 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
6 3 (25.00%) SDLC
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (25.00%) REST
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA
6 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (25.00%) Apple
6 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
6 3 (25.00%) C#
6 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 3 (25.00%) .NET
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 3 (25.00%) XML
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (25.00%) jQuery
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) NetScaler
3 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (8.33%) VoIP
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
1 3 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
1 3 (25.00%) jQuery
1 3 (25.00%) JSON
1 3 (25.00%) REST
1 3 (25.00%) WCF
1 3 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 3 (25.00%) Windows NT
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (25.00%) BDD
1 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
1 3 (25.00%) Scrum
1 3 (25.00%) SDLC
1 3 (25.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) C#
1 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) CCNA
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
3 3 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (25.00%) Apple
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (8.33%) Meraki