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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 27 8
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 25 10 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 19.53% 6.71% 21.14%
As % of the Vendors category 59.52% 23.81% 57.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23 7 26
Average salary £33,000 £23,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.42% -32.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
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
42 42 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 32.81% 28.19% 36.59%
Number of salaries quoted 36 39 41
Average salary £33,000 £46,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.64% +23.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,200 £50,000 £50,000
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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 25 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 17 (28.33%) PRINCE2
4 16 (26.67%) ISEB
4 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (25.00%) C#
6 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
6 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
6 14 (23.33%) QA
6 14 (23.33%) Load Testing
6 14 (23.33%) Unit Testing
6 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
7 13 (21.67%) .NET
8 12 (20.00%) HTML
8 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
8 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
8 12 (20.00%) MVC
8 12 (20.00%) VMware
9 11 (18.33%) Project Management
9 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (13.33%) Oracle
10 8 (13.33%) MS Project
10 8 (13.33%) APMP
11 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
11 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
11 7 (11.67%) TestDirector
11 7 (11.67%) NHS
11 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.00%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (11.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Project
3 4 (6.67%) MS Office
4 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.67%) PowerPivot
5 1 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) DHCP
1 6 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.33%) Firewall
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (6.67%) WAN
4 3 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (1.67%) Internet
5 1 (1.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.67%) Big Data
3 1 (1.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (6.67%) Legal
2 2 (3.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Games
3 1 (1.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Project Manager
2 15 (25.00%) Developer
3 14 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Test Engineer
3 14 (23.33%) Software Test Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) .NET Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Junior Developer
5 6 (10.00%) Junior
6 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Web Developer
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.67%) Junior Web Developer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Programme Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Programme Manager
8 3 (5.00%) IT Support
9 2 (3.33%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.33%) Test Manager
9 2 (3.33%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.67%) .NET
2 12 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 12 (20.00%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) jQuery
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
4 5 (8.33%) XML
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (8.33%) HTML5
4 5 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
4 5 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 2
6 3 (5.00%) Flash
7 2 (3.33%) Web Services
8 1 (1.67%) Ajax
8 1 (1.67%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) NHS
2 6 (10.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.33%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) PRINCE2
2 16 (26.67%) Automated Testing
2 16 (26.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Load Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Unit Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Software Testing
3 14 (23.33%) Test Automation
4 12 (20.00%) MVC
5 11 (18.33%) Project Management
5 11 (18.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.67%) Automation Testing
7 6 (10.00%) TDD
7 6 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.00%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.33%) Web Development
8 5 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 4 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (6.67%) OOD
9 4 (6.67%) OO
10 3 (5.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 28 (46.67%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) C
4 3 (5.00%) C++
4 3 (5.00%) Java
5 2 (3.33%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (26.67%) ISEB
2 14 (23.33%) ISTQB
3 8 (13.33%) APMP
4 5 (8.33%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) PMP
5 3 (5.00%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (23.33%) QA
2 6 (10.00%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.67%) vSphere
3 4 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.00%) Firmware
5 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) WSUS
2 1 (1.67%) MOM
2 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (20.00%) VMware
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco
3 4 (6.67%) NetApp
4 3 (5.00%) HP
5 2 (3.33%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) Draytek
6 1 (1.67%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.67%) Veeam
6 1 (1.67%) Apple
6 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
Bolton, Lancashire
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