The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 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 Blackpool 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 21 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 16.00% 45.65% 32.56%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 70.00% 70.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 13
Average salary £21,000 £27,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.32% +0.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,950 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,400 £41,600 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Vendors Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4 30 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 16.00% 65.22% 46.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4 27 19
Average salary £21,000 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.63% -
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £18,650 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £35,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 10 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 3 (27.27%) Service Management
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) McAfee
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
5 2 (18.18%) SQL
5 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (18.18%) Advertising
5 2 (18.18%) Replication
5 2 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (18.18%) Information Security
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) SCOM
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (9.09%) MS Access
2 1 (9.09%) DTS
General
1 2 (18.18%) Advertising
2 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) Analyst
1 2 (18.18%) DBA
1 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (18.18%) Administrator
1 2 (18.18%) SQL DBA
1 2 (18.18%) IT Support
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Junior
2 1 (9.09%) Developer
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
2 1 (9.09%) IT Support Manager
2 1 (9.09%) Junior DBA
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
2 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 1 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
1 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
2 1 (9.09%) VBA
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco
2 2 (18.18%) McAfee
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) HP
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) NetApp
3 1 (9.09%) Adobe
3 1 (9.09%) Sun