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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 10 16 4
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 40 27 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 25.81% 14.29% 32.37%
As % of the Vendors category 70.18% 33.33% 71.43%
Number of salaries quoted 31 27 38
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
57 81 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 36.77% 42.86% 45.32%
Number of salaries quoted 46 74 56
Average salary £27,500 £31,500 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.69% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,700 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 42 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 38 (54.29%) SQL
3 37 (52.86%) .NET
4 36 (51.43%) C#
5 34 (48.57%) MVC
6 30 (42.86%) ASP.NET
7 29 (41.43%) HTML
8 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
9 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (30.00%) Windows
11 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.14%) TDD
13 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
14 10 (14.29%) jQuery
14 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (14.29%) Load Testing
14 10 (14.29%) QA
14 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
14 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
14 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
14 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
14 10 (14.29%) VB.NET
14 10 (14.29%) CSS
14 10 (14.29%) ISEB
15 9 (12.86%) XML
15 9 (12.86%) HTML5
16 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC 2
16 8 (11.43%) Web Development
16 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 6 (8.57%) MS Exchange
1 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.43%) IIS
3 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.43%) Node.js
Applications
1 42 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
1 2 (2.86%) DHCP
1 2 (2.86%) DNS
2 1 (1.43%) Internet
2 1 (1.43%) MPLS
2 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.43%) VoIP
2 1 (1.43%) SAN
2 1 (1.43%) Firewall
2 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.43%) NAS
2 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.86%) OLAP
5 2 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.43%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.43%) FrontPage
General
1 4 (5.71%) Back Office
2 2 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.43%) Law
3 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (57.14%) Developer
2 12 (17.14%) .NET Developer
2 12 (17.14%) Web Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Junior Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Junior
4 10 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Test Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Junior Web Developer
6 7 (10.00%) C# Developer
7 6 (8.57%) Support Analyst
7 6 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 6 (8.57%) Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.71%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 4 (5.71%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.71%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.71%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (52.86%) .NET
2 30 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 29 (41.43%) HTML
4 22 (31.43%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (14.29%) jQuery
5 10 (14.29%) CSS
6 9 (12.86%) XML
6 9 (12.86%) HTML5
7 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 8 (11.43%) .NET Framework
7 8 (11.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 8 (11.43%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (11.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 7 (10.00%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.57%) WCF
10 2 (2.86%) MDX
10 2 (2.86%) Ajax
10 2 (2.86%) Classic ASP
10 2 (2.86%) Web Services
11 1 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.71%) Data Protection Act
1 4 (5.71%) NHS
2 2 (2.86%) FMCG
3 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.43%) Firmware
3 1 (1.43%) Tandem
3 1 (1.43%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.43%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.43%) Social Network
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
2 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.86%) UNIX
3 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (48.57%) MVC
2 12 (17.14%) TDD
3 11 (15.71%) Unit Testing
4 10 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Test Automation
4 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
4 10 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.43%) Web Development
5 8 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (11.43%) OO
5 8 (11.43%) OOD
6 7 (10.00%) Project Management
6 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.57%) Scrum
8 5 (7.14%) ITIL
8 5 (7.14%) Data Protection
9 4 (5.71%) Time Management
9 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (54.29%) SQL
2 36 (51.43%) C#
3 28 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 10 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.86%) Java
6 1 (1.43%) PHP
6 1 (1.43%) C
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 10 (14.29%) ISEB
2 3 (4.29%) Degree
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.43%) MCTS
3 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.43%) MCITP
3 1 (1.43%) NCIE
3 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) vSphere
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.43%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.43%) SCCM
1 1 (1.43%) SCOM
1 1 (1.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (7.14%) VMware
2 4 (5.71%) Oracle
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco
3 2 (2.86%) Citrix
3 2 (2.86%) NetApp
3 2 (2.86%) Novell
3 2 (2.86%) Pegasus
3 2 (2.86%) Sage
3 2 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (1.43%) Symantec
4 1 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.43%) CommVault
4 1 (1.43%) HP
4 1 (1.43%) EMC
4 1 (1.43%) Intel
4 1 (1.43%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.43%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.43%) Facebook
4 1 (1.43%) Twitter
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