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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 1 17
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 19 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 22.89% 37.25% 7.84%
As % of the Vendors category 35.19% 54.29% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 4
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +70.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,300 £30,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £65,300 £40,200
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
54 35 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 65.06% 68.63% 43.14%
Number of salaries quoted 52 34 19
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 26 (89.66%) .NET
2 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
3 23 (79.31%) C#
4 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
5 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (68.97%) MVC
7 15 (51.72%) SQL
7 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 13 (44.83%) HTML
8 13 (44.83%) TDD
9 12 (41.38%) Web Application Development
10 11 (37.93%) Scrum
10 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
10 11 (37.93%) CSS
11 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
11 10 (34.48%) NUnit
11 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (34.48%) Castle Windsor
11 10 (34.48%) Ninject
11 10 (34.48%) CSS3
11 10 (34.48%) Dependency Injection
11 10 (34.48%) Inversion of Control
11 10 (34.48%) MSTest
11 10 (34.48%) HTML5
11 10 (34.48%) Rhino Mocks
11 10 (34.48%) Moq
11 10 (34.48%) WCF
11 10 (34.48%) jQuery
11 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (34.48%) Kanban

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (13.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (20.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
1 2 (6.90%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) SAN
1 2 (6.90%) Firewall
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) Visual Studio
1 10 (34.48%) NUnit
1 10 (34.48%) MSTest
1 10 (34.48%) Rhino Mocks
1 10 (34.48%) Moq
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
General
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.90%) Billing
2 2 (6.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 24 (82.76%) Developer
2 12 (41.38%) .NET Developer
3 10 (34.48%) C# Developer
4 9 (31.03%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Applications Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Analyst Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (89.66%) .NET
2 22 (75.86%) ASP.NET
3 15 (51.72%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (44.83%) HTML
5 11 (37.93%) CSS
6 10 (34.48%) WCF
6 10 (34.48%) jQuery
6 10 (34.48%) Spring.NET
6 10 (34.48%) HTML5
6 10 (34.48%) Castle Windsor
6 10 (34.48%) Ninject
6 10 (34.48%) CSS3
6 10 (34.48%) AngularJS
6 10 (34.48%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.45%) Web Services
8 1 (3.45%) XML
8 1 (3.45%) EDI
8 1 (3.45%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.90%) Windows
1 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (72.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) MVC
3 13 (44.83%) TDD
4 12 (41.38%) Web Application Development
5 11 (37.93%) Scrum
6 10 (34.48%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (34.48%) Kanban
6 10 (34.48%) Dependency Injection
7 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
8 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
8 4 (13.79%) SDLC
9 2 (6.90%) Performance Management
9 2 (6.90%) ERP
9 2 (6.90%) OOD
9 2 (6.90%) ITIL
9 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
9 2 (6.90%) OO
10 1 (3.45%) CRM
10 1 (3.45%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (79.31%) C#
2 15 (51.72%) SQL
3 11 (37.93%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.34%) VB
5 2 (6.90%) VBA
5 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ISEB
3 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
System Software
1 3 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco
1 3 (10.34%) VMware
2 2 (6.90%) IBM
3 1 (3.45%) JD Edwards
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) webMethods
3 1 (3.45%) Infor
3 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
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