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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 18 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 35 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 22.88% 14.37% 31.45%
As % of the Vendors category 67.31% 32.43% 68.49%
Number of salaries quoted 26 23 45
Average salary £28,000 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,750 £25,000 £14,800
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Bolton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
52 74 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 33.99% 44.31% 45.91%
Number of salaries quoted 41 66 68
Average salary £23,000 £32,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.68% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,000 £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
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 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 45 (65.22%) MS Excel
2 40 (57.97%) C#
2 40 (57.97%) .NET
3 39 (56.52%) SQL
4 38 (55.07%) MVC
5 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
6 33 (47.83%) HTML
7 32 (46.38%) JavaScript
8 28 (40.58%) Windows
8 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
10 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
10 16 (23.19%) VB.NET
11 14 (20.29%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (14.49%) TDD
12 10 (14.49%) CSS
12 10 (14.49%) jQuery
12 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
13 9 (13.04%) Load Testing
13 9 (13.04%) XML
13 9 (13.04%) MS Office
13 9 (13.04%) ISEB
13 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
13 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
13 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
13 9 (13.04%) QA
14 8 (11.59%) VMware
14 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
14 8 (11.59%) OO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.80%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.45%) Node.js
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 45 (65.22%) MS Excel
2 9 (13.04%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) NAS
2 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.45%) SAN
2 1 (1.45%) Internet
2 1 (1.45%) LAN
2 1 (1.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.45%) Big Data
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) OLAP
5 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.90%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.45%) FrontPage
General
1 4 (5.80%) Back Office
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Law
2 1 (1.45%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (62.32%) Developer
2 15 (21.74%) Web Developer
3 11 (15.94%) Junior
3 11 (15.94%) Junior Developer
4 10 (14.49%) .NET Developer
5 9 (13.04%) Test Engineer
6 8 (11.59%) Junior Web Developer
6 8 (11.59%) Software Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Software Engineer
7 7 (10.14%) C# Developer
7 7 (10.14%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (8.70%) Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.35%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (57.97%) .NET
2 34 (49.28%) ASP.NET
3 33 (47.83%) HTML
4 28 (40.58%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (14.49%) CSS
5 10 (14.49%) jQuery
6 9 (13.04%) XML
7 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
7 8 (11.59%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 8 (11.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 7 (10.14%) HTML5
9 6 (8.70%) WCF
9 6 (8.70%) KnockoutJS
9 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.90%) Web Services
11 2 (2.90%) Classic ASP
11 2 (2.90%) Ajax
12 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (1.45%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) NHS
1 2 (2.90%) iSeries
2 1 (1.45%) FMCG
2 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.45%) Tandem
2 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.45%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.45%) Copywriting
2 1 (1.45%) Social Network
2 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.58%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) UNIX
3 2 (2.90%) Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (55.07%) MVC
2 14 (20.29%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (14.49%) TDD
3 10 (14.49%) Unit Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 9 (13.04%) Load Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 9 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 8 (11.59%) OO
5 8 (11.59%) OOD
6 7 (10.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Scrum
7 6 (8.70%) Web Development
8 5 (7.25%) ITIL
9 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (5.80%) Time Management
10 3 (4.35%) Project Management
10 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 40 (57.97%) C#
2 39 (56.52%) SQL
3 32 (46.38%) JavaScript
4 16 (23.19%) T-SQL
4 16 (23.19%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.90%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (13.04%) ISEB
1 9 (13.04%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 1 (1.45%) NCIE
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.45%) MCTS
3 1 (1.45%) MCITP
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) VMware
2 4 (5.80%) Oracle
2 4 (5.80%) Citrix
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
3 2 (2.90%) Novell
3 2 (2.90%) Pegasus
3 2 (2.90%) Lotus
3 2 (2.90%) Sage
4 1 (1.45%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.45%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.45%) Facebook
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter
4 1 (1.45%) NetApp
4 1 (1.45%) CommVault
4 1 (1.45%) Symantec
4 1 (1.45%) EMC
4 1 (1.45%) Intel
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco
4 1 (1.45%) SAP
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