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 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 4 11 3
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 29.51% 11.11% 45.45%
As % of the Vendors category 64.29% 100.00% 74.07%
Number of salaries quoted 18 3 19
Average salary £32,500 £23,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.30% -16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,800 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £32,600 £41,700
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 Blackpool region.

Vendors Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
28 3 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 45.90% 11.11% 61.36%
Number of salaries quoted 27 3 24
Average salary £22,000 £23,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% -16.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,000 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £26,600
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 31 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (57.14%) SQL
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 11 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
4 11 (39.29%) T-SQL
4 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
6 8 (28.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 8 (28.57%) MDX
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (25.00%) .NET
8 6 (21.43%) IIS
8 6 (21.43%) MS Office
8 6 (21.43%) ITIL
8 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 6 (21.43%) Web Development
9 5 (17.86%) WCF
9 5 (17.86%) SOAP
9 5 (17.86%) XML
9 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
9 5 (17.86%) C#
9 5 (17.86%) MVC
10 4 (14.29%) VMware
10 4 (14.29%) Finance
10 4 (14.29%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (21.43%) IIS
2 4 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (7.14%) Lync
5 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) Acrobat
2 1 (3.57%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (3.57%) InDesign
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
1 2 (7.14%) WAN
1 2 (7.14%) MPLS
1 2 (7.14%) DSL
2 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 14 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Visual Studio
2 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Dreamweaver
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 11 (39.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 5 (17.86%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 4 (14.29%) .NET Web Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# Web Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (7.14%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Service Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) MDX
2 7 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (17.86%) SOAP
3 5 (17.86%) WCF
3 5 (17.86%) XML
4 4 (14.29%) XSLT
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (10.71%) Web Services
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.14%) iPhone
4 2 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.57%) Android
4 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
3 6 (21.43%) ITIL
3 6 (21.43%) Web Development
4 5 (17.86%) MVC
5 4 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) CRM
7 2 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (7.14%) SDLC
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) Line Management
8 1 (3.57%) OOD
8 1 (3.57%) OO
8 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.57%) Content Management
8 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
8 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) SQL
2 11 (39.29%) T-SQL
3 8 (28.57%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (17.86%) C#
5 4 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
6 2 (7.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco
1 4 (14.29%) Citrix
1 4 (14.29%) VMware
2 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
2 2 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (3.57%) Lotus
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
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