The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Blackburn region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 18 15
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 37.25% 7.55% 7.14%
As % of the Vendors category 52.78% 18.18% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 18 4 5
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £21,000 £29,600
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £40,200 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Blackburn
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
36 22 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackburn 70.59% 41.51% 12.86%
Number of salaries quoted 35 19 8
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 1 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (47.62%) .NET
2 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
3 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 15 (35.71%) Project Management
3 15 (35.71%) VMware
4 14 (33.33%) Firewall
5 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
5 13 (30.95%) C#
6 12 (28.57%) SQL
6 12 (28.57%) Citrix
6 12 (28.57%) TDD
7 11 (26.19%) SAN
8 9 (21.43%) Cisco
8 9 (21.43%) Windows
9 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (19.05%) MVC
10 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
10 7 (16.67%) CCNA
10 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
10 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
10 7 (16.67%) iPhone
10 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (14.29%) Selenium

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 16 (38.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (9.52%) Lync
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) SAN
3 5 (11.90%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.52%) MongoDB
2 4 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.76%) OLAP
3 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) TeamCity
2 4 (9.52%) MSTest
2 4 (9.52%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (9.52%) Moq
2 4 (9.52%) NUnit
2 4 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (7.14%) Marketing
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
2 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 6 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 6 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Development Manager
3 5 (11.90%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
3 5 (11.90%) Development Team Leader
3 5 (11.90%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) IT Support
3 5 (11.90%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) .NET Developer
4 4 (9.52%) IT Director
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Software Development Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (47.62%) .NET
2 15 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 7 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 6 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 6 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 4 (9.52%) Unity DI Container
5 4 (9.52%) Castle Windsor
5 4 (9.52%) Ninject
5 4 (9.52%) REST
5 4 (9.52%) RESTful
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (9.52%) Spring.NET
5 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (9.52%) WCF
5 4 (9.52%) SOAP
5 4 (9.52%) Web Services
6 1 (2.38%) XML
6 1 (2.38%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) iPhone
2 4 (9.52%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (4.76%) Clustering
3 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Project Management
2 12 (28.57%) TDD
3 8 (19.05%) MVC
4 6 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 6 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (14.29%) PRINCE2
5 5 (11.90%) Migration
5 5 (11.90%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
6 4 (9.52%) Kanban
6 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (4.76%) Analytics
7 2 (4.76%) Logistics
7 2 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (4.76%) Change Management
8 1 (2.38%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) C#
2 12 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (7.14%) CCNP
3 3 (7.14%) MCITP
3 3 (7.14%) MCTS
4 2 (4.76%) Degree
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
5 1 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.52%) XenApp
2 4 (9.52%) XenDesktop
3 3 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (35.71%) VMware
2 12 (28.57%) Citrix
3 9 (21.43%) Cisco
4 4 (9.52%) Oracle
5 3 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) HP
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) CommVault
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
7 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
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