The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Bolton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 12 18
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20 37 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 17.70% 24.83% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 55.56% 71.15% 35.62%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 26
Average salary £32,500 £30,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.55% -3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £24,900 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bolton region.

Vendors Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
36 52 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 31.86% 34.90% 40.11%
Number of salaries quoted 31 43 69
Average salary £37,000 £27,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.54% -12.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £19,400
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Bolton

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Bolton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Bolton

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Bolton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Bolton region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
3 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
4 15 (31.25%) SQL
5 12 (25.00%) VMware
6 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (22.92%) .NET
6 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
7 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
8 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (18.75%) Office 365
9 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
9 8 (16.67%) Patch Management
9 8 (16.67%) MVC
9 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 8 (16.67%) SCCM
9 8 (16.67%) MS Office
9 8 (16.67%) C#
9 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
9 8 (16.67%) NHS
9 8 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 8 (16.67%) MSI
10 6 (12.50%) Citrix
10 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.50%) ITIL
10 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT jobs across the Bolton 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 11 (22.92%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.17%) Lync
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (2.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (16.67%) MSI
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Developer
2 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (10.42%) Junior
4 5 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.42%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.33%) Analyst
5 4 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 4 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (6.25%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Network Support
7 2 (4.17%) C# Web Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Implementation Specialist
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 2 (4.17%) SQL Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) .NET
2 9 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 6 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 5 (10.42%) HTML
4 5 (10.42%) HTML5
5 4 (8.33%) Entity Framework
5 4 (8.33%) jQuery
6 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (6.25%) CSS
6 3 (6.25%) Ajax
7 2 (4.17%) LINQ
7 2 (4.17%) WCF
7 2 (4.17%) CSS3
7 2 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.08%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (2.08%) WPF
8 1 (2.08%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) NHS
1 8 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) iSeries
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) CMDB
4 1 (2.08%) FMCG
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Windows
2 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 2 (4.17%) Linux
5 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
2 8 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (16.67%) MVC
2 8 (16.67%) Patch Management
3 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 6 (12.50%) ITIL
4 5 (10.42%) Scrum
5 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.25%) OO
6 3 (6.25%) Web Development
7 2 (4.17%) TDD
7 2 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.17%) Project Management
7 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.17%) OOP
7 2 (4.17%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) SQL
2 8 (16.67%) C#
2 8 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) HL7
2 1 (2.08%) DICOM
System Software
1 11 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (20.83%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) VMware
2 6 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (6.25%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) Lotus
4 2 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (2.08%) Avaya
5 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
5 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.08%) F5
5 1 (2.08%) Facebook
5 1 (2.08%) Twitter
5 1 (2.08%) Xamarin
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) Sophos
5 1 (2.08%) InterSystems
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) Dell
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