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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 17 24
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 24 35 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 15.19% 20.00% 8.26%
As % of the Vendors category 48.00% 52.24% 27.03%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 6
Average salary £39,500 £34,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.17% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £23,650 £18,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £30,250
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
50 67 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 31.65% 38.29% 30.58%
Number of salaries quoted 43 61 29
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +47.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £33,200 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
3 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 13 (25.00%) Windows
3 13 (25.00%) C#
3 13 (25.00%) .NET
4 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (21.15%) MS Project
5 11 (21.15%) MS Office
5 11 (21.15%) MVC
5 11 (21.15%) Scrum
5 11 (21.15%) Unit Testing
6 10 (19.23%) APMP
6 10 (19.23%) VMware
6 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
6 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
6 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
7 9 (17.31%) ISO 9000
7 9 (17.31%) Oracle
7 9 (17.31%) ISEB
7 9 (17.31%) Flash
7 9 (17.31%) PMP
7 9 (17.31%) PMI Certification
7 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
7 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
7 9 (17.31%) Software Delivery
8 8 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 8 (15.38%) QA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (9.62%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (40.38%) MS Excel
2 11 (21.15%) MS Project
2 11 (21.15%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.92%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.77%) Games
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Project Manager
1 13 (25.00%) Developer
2 10 (19.23%) C# Developer
2 10 (19.23%) C# .NET Developer
3 8 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Help Desk Support
3 8 (15.38%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Web Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Senior .NET Developer
6 4 (7.69%) C# Web Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Software Project Manager
8 2 (3.85%) Implementation Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Junior Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (25.00%) .NET
2 10 (19.23%) ASP.NET
3 9 (17.31%) Flash
4 7 (13.46%) HTML
5 5 (9.62%) jQuery
5 5 (9.62%) HTML5
6 4 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.69%) WCF
6 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.77%) LINQ
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.77%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (5.77%) Ajax
8 2 (3.85%) XML
8 2 (3.85%) CSS
9 1 (1.92%) Web Services
9 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) NHS
1 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Linux
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 11 (21.15%) MVC
3 11 (21.15%) Scrum
3 11 (21.15%) Unit Testing
4 9 (17.31%) Software Delivery
4 9 (17.31%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Automation Testing
5 8 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Load Testing
5 8 (15.38%) Test Automation
6 6 (11.54%) Project Management
7 5 (9.62%) Web Development
7 5 (9.62%) OO
7 5 (9.62%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.69%) Kanban
8 4 (7.69%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 21 (40.38%) SQL
2 13 (25.00%) C#
3 10 (19.23%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.62%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.85%) C
5 2 (3.85%) C++
5 2 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) APMP
2 9 (17.31%) ISEB
2 9 (17.31%) PMP
2 9 (17.31%) PMI Certification
2 9 (17.31%) ISTQB
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 3 (5.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MCP
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.31%) ISO 9000
2 8 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (23.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (15.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 10 (19.23%) VMware
2 9 (17.31%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Facebook
3 4 (7.69%) Twitter
4 2 (3.85%) Apple
4 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Lotus
5 1 (1.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
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