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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 35 24 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 22.88% 14.63% 30.86%
As % of the Vendors category 68.63% 32.88% 69.44%
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 £20,750 £25,000 £14,800
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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
51 73 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 33.33% 44.51% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 40 65 67
Average salary £23,000 £31,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.80% -4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,900 £22,000 £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 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 23 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 47 (65.28%) MS Excel
2 44 (61.11%) C#
2 44 (61.11%) .NET
3 42 (58.33%) MVC
4 41 (56.94%) SQL
5 38 (52.78%) ASP.NET
6 37 (51.39%) HTML
7 36 (50.00%) JavaScript
8 31 (43.06%) ASP.NET MVC
9 30 (41.67%) Windows
10 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
11 18 (25.00%) T-SQL
11 18 (25.00%) VB.NET
12 16 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (16.67%) jQuery
13 12 (16.67%) CSS
14 10 (13.89%) TDD
14 10 (13.89%) XML
14 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
15 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
15 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
15 9 (12.50%) ISEB
15 9 (12.50%) OO
15 9 (12.50%) OOD
15 9 (12.50%) MS Office
15 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
15 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
15 9 (12.50%) VMware
15 9 (12.50%) ISTQB

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (5.56%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.78%) IIS
2 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.39%) Node.js
3 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (65.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.39%) SAN
2 1 (1.39%) Internet
2 1 (1.39%) NAS
2 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.39%) LAN
2 1 (1.39%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (1.39%) OLAP
4 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (9.72%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.17%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.39%) NUnit
3 1 (1.39%) FrontPage
3 1 (1.39%) Moq
General
1 4 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Law
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
2 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (63.89%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Web Developer
3 11 (15.28%) .NET Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Junior Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Junior
5 9 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 9 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Junior Web Developer
7 7 (9.72%) C# Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Software Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
9 4 (5.56%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (61.11%) .NET
2 38 (52.78%) ASP.NET
3 37 (51.39%) HTML
4 31 (43.06%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (16.67%) jQuery
5 12 (16.67%) CSS
6 10 (13.89%) XML
7 9 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
8 8 (11.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 7 (9.72%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (9.72%) WCF
9 7 (9.72%) HTML5
10 6 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (6.94%) AngularJS
12 2 (2.78%) Ajax
12 2 (2.78%) Web Services
12 2 (2.78%) Classic ASP
13 1 (1.39%) COM
13 1 (1.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.78%) NHS
1 2 (2.78%) iSeries
1 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
2 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
2 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.39%) Tandem
2 1 (1.39%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (1.39%) Copywriting
2 1 (1.39%) Social Network
2 1 (1.39%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 30 (41.67%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) UNIX
3 2 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.39%) Android
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.39%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (58.33%) MVC
2 16 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (13.89%) TDD
3 10 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 9 (12.50%) Software Testing
4 9 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 9 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 9 (12.50%) OO
4 9 (12.50%) OOD
4 9 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 6 (8.33%) Scrum
5 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Web Development
6 5 (6.94%) ITIL
7 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.56%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.56%) Time Management
8 3 (4.17%) Project Management
8 3 (4.17%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 44 (61.11%) C#
2 41 (56.94%) SQL
3 36 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 18 (25.00%) T-SQL
4 18 (25.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.78%) Java
6 1 (1.39%) PHP
6 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) ISEB
1 9 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.39%) Degree
2 1 (1.39%) NCIE
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.39%) MCTS
2 1 (1.39%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) SCCM
1 1 (1.39%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) VMware
2 4 (5.56%) Citrix
2 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 2 (2.78%) IBM
3 2 (2.78%) Novell
3 2 (2.78%) Pegasus
3 2 (2.78%) Lotus
3 2 (2.78%) Sage
4 1 (1.39%) Symantec
4 1 (1.39%) EMC
4 1 (1.39%) Intel
4 1 (1.39%) SAP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco
4 1 (1.39%) CommVault
4 1 (1.39%) NetApp
4 1 (1.39%) DevExpress
4 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
4 1 (1.39%) Facebook
4 1 (1.39%) Twitter
4 1 (1.39%) Xamarin
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