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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 21 18
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 21.62% 13.19% 12.30%
As % of the Vendors category 71.11% 36.54% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 26 15 15
Average salary £35,000 £32,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £22,600 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,400 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
45 52 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 30.41% 36.11% 26.23%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 27
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% +45.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 23 (39.66%) MS Excel
3 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (29.31%) PRINCE2
5 14 (24.14%) C#
6 13 (22.41%) ISEB
6 13 (22.41%) VMware
7 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
7 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (20.69%) .NET
8 11 (18.97%) Project Management
8 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
8 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
8 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
8 11 (18.97%) Scrum
9 10 (17.24%) Load Testing
9 10 (17.24%) QA
9 10 (17.24%) MS Project
9 10 (17.24%) Windows
9 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.52%) APMP
10 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle
10 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
10 9 (15.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (15.52%) MVC
11 8 (13.79%) Degree
11 8 (13.79%) TestDirector
11 8 (13.79%) HTML
11 8 (13.79%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 23 (39.66%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.24%) MS Project
3 8 (13.79%) MS Office
4 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.72%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.34%) DHCP
1 6 (10.34%) DNS
2 5 (8.62%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.62%) Firewall
3 4 (6.90%) WAN
3 4 (6.90%) LAN
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (5.17%) MPLS
5 1 (1.72%) Internet
5 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 4 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.17%) Selenium
3 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.17%) Legal
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Marketing
2 1 (1.72%) Front Office
2 1 (1.72%) Law
2 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 17 (29.31%) Project Manager
2 12 (20.69%) Developer
3 10 (17.24%) Software Test Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Test Engineer
3 10 (17.24%) Software Engineer
4 7 (12.07%) C# .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) C# Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 4 (6.90%) C# Web Developer
6 4 (6.90%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Programme Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Product Development Manager
8 2 (3.45%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) .NET
2 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
3 8 (13.79%) HTML
4 6 (10.34%) HTML5
5 4 (6.90%) Flash
5 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (5.17%) jQuery
7 2 (3.45%) XML
7 2 (3.45%) CSS
7 2 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
7 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.72%) Web Services
8 1 (1.72%) Ajax
8 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
8 1 (1.72%) MDX
8 1 (1.72%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) NHS
2 5 (8.62%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.45%) FMCG
6 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
2 2 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (29.31%) PRINCE2
3 12 (20.69%) Automated Testing
3 12 (20.69%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Project Management
4 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
4 11 (18.97%) Scrum
5 10 (17.24%) Load Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
6 9 (15.52%) MVC
7 8 (13.79%) Automation Testing
8 7 (12.07%) TDD
9 6 (10.34%) Web Development
10 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
10 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (8.62%) Business Continuity
11 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (6.90%) OOP
11 4 (6.90%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 26 (44.83%) SQL
2 14 (24.14%) C#
3 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) C++
4 4 (6.90%) C
5 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.45%) Python
7 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) ISEB
2 11 (18.97%) ISTQB
3 9 (15.52%) APMP
4 8 (13.79%) Degree
5 4 (6.90%) PMP
5 4 (6.90%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.24%) QA
2 7 (12.07%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.90%) vSphere
4 3 (5.17%) Firmware
5 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (15.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (8.62%) MOM
3 4 (6.90%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) VMware
2 9 (15.52%) Oracle
3 4 (6.90%) NetApp
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco
3 4 (6.90%) Facebook
3 4 (6.90%) Twitter
4 3 (5.17%) HP
5 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 2 (3.45%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) Veeam
6 1 (1.72%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) Juniper
6 1 (1.72%) Draytek
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