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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 13.64% 33.96% 47.37%
As % of the Vendors category 27.27% 75.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 9
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +50.94%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
11 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 50.00% 45.28% 47.37%
Number of salaries quoted 6 16 9
Average salary £29,000 £48,750 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.51% +71.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £30,000 £61,215
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 Excel
2 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
3 4 (36.36%) C#
3 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Oracle
4 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
4 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
4 3 (27.27%) MS Office
4 3 (27.27%) Dreamweaver
4 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (27.27%) Adobe
4 3 (27.27%) Acrobat
4 3 (27.27%) Intranet
4 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (27.27%) CMS
4 3 (27.27%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (27.27%) InDesign
4 3 (27.27%) Content Management
4 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (27.27%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
5 2 (18.18%) Advertising
5 2 (18.18%) WCF
5 2 (18.18%) CRM
5 2 (18.18%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) CMS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (27.27%) Acrobat
2 3 (27.27%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (27.27%) InDesign
2 3 (27.27%) MS Office
2 3 (27.27%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (27.27%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Marketing
2 2 (18.18%) Advertising
3 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Consultant
3 2 (18.18%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Junior
3 2 (18.18%) Junior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) CRM Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Development Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate Applications Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Head of IT
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Service Delivery
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Help Desk Adviser
4 1 (9.09%) IT Graduate
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) COM+
3 2 (18.18%) WCF
3 2 (18.18%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) XML
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) CSS
4 1 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Content Management
1 3 (27.27%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (18.18%) CRM
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) ITSM
3 1 (9.09%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VB.NET
3 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Adobe
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle