The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 18.37% 38.10% 46.43%
As % of the Vendors category 47.37% 80.00% 68.42%
Number of salaries quoted 8 7 12
Average salary £40,000 £20,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% -32.77%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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 Blackpool region.

Vendors Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
19 10 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 38.78% 47.62% 67.86%
Number of salaries quoted 17 8 17
Average salary £40,000 £23,000 £29,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.91% -22.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £19,000 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £40,000 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Blackpool region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Blackpool

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 10 (37.04%) Windows
4 9 (33.33%) C#
4 9 (33.33%) .NET
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (33.33%) WCF
5 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
6 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (22.22%) MDX
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
7 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
7 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (22.22%) ITIL
7 6 (22.22%) MVC
8 5 (18.52%) Scrum
8 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (18.52%) TDD
8 5 (18.52%) NUnit
8 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
8 5 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (18.52%) Inversion of Control
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool 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 3 (11.11%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.41%) PowerPivot
3 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
1 1 (3.70%) MPLS
1 1 (3.70%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (62.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (29.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 8 (29.63%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (18.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (7.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 7 (25.93%) Visual Studio
2 5 (18.52%) NUnit
2 5 (18.52%) MSTest
2 5 (18.52%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (18.52%) Moq
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) .NET Developer
3 6 (22.22%) Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Support Analyst
3 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) WPF Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (11.11%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) DBA
5 2 (7.41%) SQL Server DBA
5 2 (7.41%) Server Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Head of IT
6 1 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
1 9 (33.33%) WCF
2 6 (22.22%) MDX
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (18.52%) Castle Windsor
3 5 (18.52%) Ninject
3 5 (18.52%) Unity DI Container
3 5 (18.52%) Spring.NET
4 4 (14.81%) Web Services
5 3 (11.11%) WPF
6 1 (3.70%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) SOAP
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Windows
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
1 6 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MVC
1 6 (22.22%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (18.52%) Web Application Development
2 5 (18.52%) Dependency Injection
2 5 (18.52%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (18.52%) Kanban
2 5 (18.52%) Scrum
2 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (18.52%) TDD
3 4 (14.81%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (11.11%) Data Protection
4 3 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (11.11%) CRM
5 2 (7.41%) Service Management
5 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) ETL
5 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (40.74%) SQL
2 9 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (22.22%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 6 (22.22%) T-SQL
4 3 (11.11%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 3 (11.11%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) NetApp
2 3 (11.11%) VMware
2 3 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 1 (3.70%) ScanSafe
3 1 (3.70%) IBM
3 1 (3.70%) HP
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