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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Lancashire / Blackpool
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 10 3 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 43.48% 11.54% 46.67%
As % of the Vendors category 90.91% 30.00% 95.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 13
Median salary £22,500 £52,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-57.14% +64.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,700 £52,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,600 £52,500 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
11 10 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 47.83% 38.46% 48.89%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 14
Median salary £28,750 £29,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.86% +16.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,850 £29,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £40,000 £47,800
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

The demand trend of job ads across the Blackpool region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Blackpool region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (16.67%) TDD
3 3 (16.67%) Finance
3 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
3 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 3 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
3 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (16.67%) SDLC
3 3 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (5.56%) Change Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 1 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (5.56%) Web Design
5 1 (5.56%) Tandem
5 1 (5.56%) Data Management
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.56%) GroupWise
1 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) IaaS
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) PaaS
1 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Developer
1 4 (22.22%) Help Desk Adviser
2 3 (16.67%) .NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (16.67%) C# Developer
2 3 (16.67%) Customer Service Advisor
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) HTML
2 3 (16.67%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 3 (16.67%) REST
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Digital Media
2 1 (5.56%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
2 1 (5.56%) Tandem
2 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) AIX
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
2 3 (16.67%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) TDD
2 3 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (11.11%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Data Management
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) ITSM
4 1 (5.56%) Open Source
4 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Release Management
4 1 (5.56%) SEO
4 1 (5.56%) Web Design
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) C#
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) NDS
1 1 (5.56%) NetIQ eDirectory
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (5.56%) Avaya
1 1 (5.56%) VMware