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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 38.78% 48.72% 32.56%
As % of the Vendors category 95.00% 82.61% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 19 14
Average salary £30,500 £24,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.08% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,300 £16,950
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £26,500
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
20 23 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 40.82% 58.97% 65.12%
Number of salaries quoted 12 22 25
Average salary £25,000 £24,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% -7.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,100 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
4 6 (26.09%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (26.09%) .NET
4 6 (26.09%) WCF
4 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (17.39%) MS Office
6 4 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (17.39%) SLA
6 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
6 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
7 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
7 3 (13.04%) Web Services
7 3 (13.04%) MVC
7 3 (13.04%) Finance
7 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) NUnit
7 3 (13.04%) Data Management
7 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.35%) Lync
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
3 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (8.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) DHCP
1 1 (4.35%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (26.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (21.74%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (21.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Power View
6 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) NUnit
1 3 (13.04%) MSTest
1 3 (13.04%) Rhino Mocks
1 3 (13.04%) Moq
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Analyst
1 10 (43.48%) Support Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Desktop Support
2 7 (30.43%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 7 (30.43%) Desktop Analyst
3 6 (26.09%) .NET Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Developer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 3 (13.04%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (13.04%) DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence Manager
5 3 (13.04%) WPF Developer
6 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Business Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) WCF
1 6 (26.09%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) WPF
2 3 (13.04%) Spring.NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (13.04%) Castle Windsor
2 3 (13.04%) Ninject
2 3 (13.04%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
1 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (13.04%) MVC
2 3 (13.04%) Scrum
2 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (13.04%) TDD
2 3 (13.04%) Data Management
2 3 (13.04%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (13.04%) Data Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (13.04%) Web Application Development
2 3 (13.04%) Kimball Methodology
2 3 (13.04%) Kanban
2 3 (13.04%) People Management
3 2 (8.70%) ETL
3 2 (8.70%) Data Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Time Management
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) C#
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) VB.NET
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
1 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco
1 1 (4.35%) IBM
1 1 (4.35%) HP
1 1 (4.35%) Citrix
1 1 (4.35%) NetApp
1 1 (4.35%) VMware
1 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
1 1 (4.35%) ScanSafe
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