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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 20 2
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 21 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 20.57% 12.35% 37.14%
As % of the Vendors category 63.04% 33.33% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 28 21 36
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £21,500 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,250 £37,500 £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
46 63 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 32.62% 37.06% 49.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 63 48
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
2 28 (43.75%) SQL
3 23 (35.94%) C#
4 22 (34.38%) .NET
5 20 (31.25%) HTML
5 20 (31.25%) MVC
6 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
7 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
8 13 (20.31%) PRINCE2
9 12 (18.75%) ISEB
9 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
9 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
10 11 (17.19%) TDD
11 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
11 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
11 10 (15.63%) Project Management
11 10 (15.63%) Windows
11 10 (15.63%) CSS
11 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
11 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
11 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
11 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
11 10 (15.63%) QA
12 9 (14.06%) jQuery
12 9 (14.06%) HTML5
13 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
13 8 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
13 8 (12.50%) XML
13 8 (12.50%) OO

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.94%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.56%) Node.js
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 33 (51.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (10.94%) MS Office
3 4 (6.25%) MS Project
4 1 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.56%) PowerPivot
4 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.38%) DNS
1 6 (9.38%) DHCP
2 5 (7.81%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.81%) Firewall
3 4 (6.25%) WAN
3 4 (6.25%) LAN
3 4 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (4.69%) MPLS
5 1 (1.56%) Internet
5 1 (1.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (3.13%) OLAP
2 2 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.56%) Big Data
3 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
1 2 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (1.56%) FrontPage
General
1 4 (6.25%) Legal
2 3 (4.69%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Marketing
3 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 2 (3.13%) Law
4 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Developer
2 12 (18.75%) Project Manager
3 11 (17.19%) Junior Developer
3 11 (17.19%) Junior
4 10 (15.63%) Software Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) .NET Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Test Engineer
4 10 (15.63%) Software Test Engineer
5 8 (12.50%) Junior Web Developer
5 8 (12.50%) Web Developer
6 5 (7.81%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
7 4 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Programme Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Project Manager
8 3 (4.69%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) Senior Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (34.38%) .NET
2 20 (31.25%) HTML
3 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
4 11 (17.19%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (15.63%) CSS
6 9 (14.06%) jQuery
6 9 (14.06%) HTML5
7 8 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 2
7 8 (12.50%) KnockoutJS
7 8 (12.50%) XML
8 7 (10.94%) AngularJS
8 7 (10.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 2 (3.13%) Ajax
9 2 (3.13%) Web Services
9 2 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.56%) WCF
10 1 (1.56%) MDX
10 1 (1.56%) Ninject
10 1 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Data Protection Act
1 6 (9.38%) NHS
2 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.13%) FMCG
2 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.56%) Copywriting
3 1 (1.56%) Social Network
3 1 (1.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (15.63%) Windows
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (4.69%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.13%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (31.25%) MVC
2 13 (20.31%) PRINCE2
3 12 (18.75%) Automated Testing
3 12 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (17.19%) TDD
5 10 (15.63%) Software Testing
5 10 (15.63%) Project Management
5 10 (15.63%) Test Automation
5 10 (15.63%) Load Testing
5 10 (15.63%) Unit Testing
6 8 (12.50%) OO
6 8 (12.50%) OOD
7 7 (10.94%) Web Development
8 6 (9.38%) Data Protection
9 5 (7.81%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.81%) Business Continuity
9 5 (7.81%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (6.25%) Scrum
10 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (4.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.75%) SQL
2 23 (35.94%) C#
3 18 (28.13%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) Python
5 2 (3.13%) C
5 2 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 2 (3.13%) C++
6 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.56%) PHP
6 1 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.75%) ISEB
2 10 (15.63%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) APMP
3 4 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.63%) QA
2 3 (4.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (1.56%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.25%) vSphere
3 4 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.69%) Firmware
5 2 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.25%) WSUS
2 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (10.94%) VMware
2 5 (7.81%) Cisco
3 4 (6.25%) NetApp
4 3 (4.69%) Oracle
4 3 (4.69%) HP
5 2 (3.13%) Novell
5 2 (3.13%) Pegasus
5 2 (3.13%) Sage
5 2 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (1.56%) Draytek
6 1 (1.56%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.56%) Facebook
6 1 (1.56%) Veeam
6 1 (1.56%) DevExpress
6 1 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.56%) Juniper
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