The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Bolton region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 23 2
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -21
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 37 10 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 20.44% 8.26% 37.17%
As % of the Vendors category 53.62% 27.03% 77.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 6 42
Average salary £34,000 £24,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -31.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £18,250 £27,750
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £30,250 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
69 37 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 38.12% 30.58% 47.79%
Number of salaries quoted 63 29 54
Average salary £32,500 £22,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+47.72% -37.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,000 £33,200
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Manchester

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 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (65.96%) SQL
1 31 (65.96%) MS Excel
2 29 (61.70%) C#
2 29 (61.70%) .NET
3 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
3 26 (55.32%) Windows
3 26 (55.32%) MVC
4 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
5 24 (51.06%) HTML
5 24 (51.06%) JavaScript
6 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
8 17 (36.17%) VB.NET
8 17 (36.17%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (21.28%) VMware
10 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
10 7 (14.89%) WCF
10 7 (14.89%) UNIX
11 6 (12.77%) CSS
11 6 (12.77%) MS Office
11 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
11 6 (12.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
12 5 (10.64%) Load Testing
12 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (10.64%) QA
12 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
12 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
12 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
12 5 (10.64%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 31 (65.96%) MS Excel
2 6 (12.77%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.13%) Firewall
2 1 (2.13%) DNS
2 1 (2.13%) SAN
2 1 (2.13%) Internet
2 1 (2.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.13%) WAN
2 1 (2.13%) DHCP
2 1 (2.13%) NAS
2 1 (2.13%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (55.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.13%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (10.64%) TestDirector
2 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.13%) NUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Moq
General
1 1 (2.13%) Finance
1 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (59.57%) Developer
2 11 (23.40%) Web Developer
3 10 (21.28%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.89%) C# Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Test Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.26%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (4.26%) Senior ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Implementation Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (4.26%) C# Software Developer
9 1 (2.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.13%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (61.70%) .NET
2 25 (53.19%) ASP.NET
3 24 (51.06%) HTML
4 23 (48.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
5 7 (14.89%) WCF
6 6 (12.77%) CSS
6 6 (12.77%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 5 (10.64%) XML
8 4 (8.51%) jQuery
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (4.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET MVC 2
9 2 (4.26%) HTML5
9 2 (4.26%) Classic ASP
9 2 (4.26%) Web Services
9 2 (4.26%) Ajax
10 1 (2.13%) WPF
10 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
10 1 (2.13%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) iSeries
2 2 (4.26%) Social Media
2 2 (4.26%) Blog
3 1 (2.13%) FMCG
3 1 (2.13%) Statistics
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (55.32%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Android
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
4 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (55.32%) MVC
2 17 (36.17%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (12.77%) Unit Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.64%) Load Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.64%) Automated Testing
5 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.38%) Web Development
5 3 (6.38%) Scrum
5 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.38%) TDD
6 2 (4.26%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (4.26%) OO
6 2 (4.26%) OOD
6 2 (4.26%) Business Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Refactoring
7 1 (2.13%) SAP Implementation
7 1 (2.13%) Time Management
7 1 (2.13%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (65.96%) SQL
2 29 (61.70%) C#
3 24 (51.06%) JavaScript
4 20 (42.55%) T-SQL
5 17 (36.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.13%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) ISTQB
1 5 (10.64%) ISEB
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MCDST
3 1 (2.13%) MCTS
3 1 (2.13%) MCITP
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.13%) MCP
3 1 (2.13%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
1 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) VMware
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 3 (6.38%) Twitter
4 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 2 (4.26%) Lotus
5 1 (2.13%) EMC
5 1 (2.13%) Intel
5 1 (2.13%) CommVault
5 1 (2.13%) NetApp
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
5 1 (2.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.13%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.13%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.13%) Xamarin
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