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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 8 12 17
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 36 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 24.79% 22.78% 13.10%
As % of the Vendors category 54.72% 67.92% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 27 27 21
Average salary £30,000 £28,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,900 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £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
53 53 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 45.30% 33.54% 43.45%
Number of salaries quoted 47 42 65
Average salary £37,000 £24,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+54.16% -26.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 3 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
3 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
4 14 (26.92%) SQL
5 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
5 12 (23.08%) VMware
6 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (21.15%) .NET
6 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (19.23%) MS Office
7 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
7 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (17.31%) Office 365
9 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
9 8 (15.38%) Patch Management
9 8 (15.38%) MVC
9 8 (15.38%) SCCM
9 8 (15.38%) NHS
9 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
9 8 (15.38%) MSI
9 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
9 8 (15.38%) C#
10 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
11 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
11 6 (11.54%) ITIL
11 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
11 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 12 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
4 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.85%) Lync
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 23 (44.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (19.23%) MS Office
3 4 (7.69%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (17.31%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) DNS
3 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (42.31%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Developer
2 8 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.54%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 5 (9.62%) C# .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Help Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Junior
7 3 (5.77%) Implementation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Software Manager
8 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.85%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Implementation Specialist
8 2 (3.85%) Junior Implementation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) .NET
2 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.62%) jQuery
5 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (7.69%) Entity Framework
5 4 (7.69%) WCF
5 4 (7.69%) Flash
5 4 (7.69%) Ajax
6 3 (5.77%) CSS
6 3 (5.77%) HTML
6 3 (5.77%) LINQ
6 3 (5.77%) HTML5
6 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.85%) CSS3
8 1 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) NHS
1 8 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) iSeries
3 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.92%) CMDB
4 1 (1.92%) FMCG
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) UNIX
5 2 (3.85%) Linux
5 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (15.38%) Patch Management
3 8 (15.38%) MVC
4 6 (11.54%) ITIL
4 6 (11.54%) PRINCE2
4 6 (11.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 5 (9.62%) OO
5 5 (9.62%) Scrum
6 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.69%) Software Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Project Management
8 2 (3.85%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Unit Testing
8 2 (3.85%) Line Management
8 2 (3.85%) Web Development
8 2 (3.85%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) C#
3 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) APMP
2 4 (7.69%) PMP
2 4 (7.69%) PMI Certification
3 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) ISO 9000
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) HL7
2 1 (1.92%) DICOM
System Software
1 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) SCCM
2 2 (3.85%) MOM
2 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) VMware
2 6 (11.54%) Citrix
3 3 (5.77%) SAP
4 2 (3.85%) Cisco
4 2 (3.85%) IBM
4 2 (3.85%) Lotus
4 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (1.92%) Avaya
5 1 (1.92%) WatchGuard
5 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.92%) F5
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.92%) Symantec
5 1 (1.92%) Sophos
5 1 (1.92%) InterSystems
5 1 (1.92%) HP
5 1 (1.92%) Dell
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