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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 16 5
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 35 27 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 24.65% 15.17% 30.47%
As % of the Vendors category 74.47% 38.03% 66.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 27 34
Average salary £36,250 £31,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.07% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £20,900 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
47 71 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 33.10% 39.89% 46.09%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 53
Average salary £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,200 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 39 (58.21%) MS Excel
2 34 (50.75%) SQL
3 31 (46.27%) C#
4 30 (44.78%) .NET
5 27 (40.30%) MVC
6 24 (35.82%) HTML
7 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
8 22 (32.84%) JavaScript
9 18 (26.87%) Windows
10 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.91%) ISEB
12 12 (17.91%) TDD
12 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
12 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
13 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
13 10 (14.93%) CSS
13 10 (14.93%) Load Testing
13 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
13 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
13 10 (14.93%) QA
13 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
14 9 (13.43%) HTML5
14 9 (13.43%) jQuery
14 9 (13.43%) MS Office
14 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
15 8 (11.94%) XML
15 8 (11.94%) OO
15 8 (11.94%) Project Management
15 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (58.21%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
3 1 (1.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) DHCP
1 4 (5.97%) DNS
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.99%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (2.99%) WAN
4 1 (1.49%) Internet
4 1 (1.49%) MPLS
4 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) OLAP
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.99%) Selenium
3 1 (1.49%) FrontPage
General
1 4 (5.97%) Back Office
2 2 (2.99%) Legal
3 1 (1.49%) Marketing
3 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.49%) Finance
3 1 (1.49%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Junior
2 11 (16.42%) Junior Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Test Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) .NET Developer
3 10 (14.93%) Software Test Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Software Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Web Developer
4 8 (11.94%) Project Manager
4 8 (11.94%) Junior Web Developer
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) C# Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.97%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) IT Support
8 3 (4.48%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (4.48%) Lead Developer
8 3 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (44.78%) .NET
2 24 (35.82%) HTML
3 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
4 15 (22.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (14.93%) CSS
6 9 (13.43%) HTML5
6 9 (13.43%) jQuery
7 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 8 (11.94%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (11.94%) XML
8 7 (10.45%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 6 (8.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 6 (8.96%) .NET Framework
10 4 (5.97%) WCF
11 2 (2.99%) Ajax
11 2 (2.99%) Web Services
11 2 (2.99%) Classic ASP
12 1 (1.49%) MDX
12 1 (1.49%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) NHS
1 6 (8.96%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.49%) Copywriting
2 1 (1.49%) Social Network
2 1 (1.49%) FMCG
2 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.49%) Firmware
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
3 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (2.99%) UNIX
4 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) MVC
2 12 (17.91%) TDD
2 12 (17.91%) Automated Testing
2 12 (17.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (14.93%) Load Testing
3 10 (14.93%) Unit Testing
3 10 (14.93%) Test Automation
3 10 (14.93%) Software Testing
4 9 (13.43%) PRINCE2
5 8 (11.94%) OO
5 8 (11.94%) OOD
5 8 (11.94%) Project Management
6 7 (10.45%) Web Development
7 6 (8.96%) Data Protection
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (7.46%) Scrum
8 5 (7.46%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (5.97%) ITIL
9 4 (5.97%) Time Management
9 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 34 (50.75%) SQL
2 31 (46.27%) C#
3 22 (32.84%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.96%) VB.NET
5 5 (7.46%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.97%) Java
7 2 (2.99%) C
7 2 (2.99%) C++
7 2 (2.99%) Python
8 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) ISEB
2 10 (14.93%) ISTQB
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.93%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) ISO 9000
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) WSUS
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (7.46%) VMware
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco
4 2 (2.99%) NetApp
4 2 (2.99%) Novell
4 2 (2.99%) Pegasus
4 2 (2.99%) Sage
5 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) Juniper
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Draytek
5 1 (1.49%) NETGEAR
5 1 (1.49%) Veeam
5 1 (1.49%) DevExpress
5 1 (1.49%) Facebook
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