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 30 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 16 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26 35 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 14.94% 20.47% 10.09%
As % of the Vendors category 52.00% 52.24% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 9
Average salary £40,000 £34,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £23,500 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,750 £30,900
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
50 67 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 28.74% 39.18% 29.36%
Number of salaries quoted 40 60 26
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +47.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £31,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) SQL
3 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
4 16 (30.19%) PRINCE2
5 14 (26.42%) MS Project
6 13 (24.53%) .NET
6 13 (24.53%) C#
6 13 (24.53%) APMP
7 12 (22.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (20.75%) MVC
8 11 (20.75%) ISO 9000
8 11 (20.75%) Scrum
8 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
8 11 (20.75%) Software Delivery
9 10 (18.87%) VMware
9 10 (18.87%) Windows
9 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
9 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET
10 9 (16.98%) Oracle
10 9 (16.98%) MS Office
10 9 (16.98%) Flash
10 9 (16.98%) PMP
10 9 (16.98%) PMI Certification
10 9 (16.98%) ISEB
10 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
10 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
11 8 (15.09%) Degree
11 8 (15.09%) QA
11 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (15.09%) Load Testing

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (33.96%) MS Excel
2 14 (26.42%) MS Project
3 9 (16.98%) MS Office
4 2 (3.77%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.77%) LAN
1 2 (3.77%) WAN
1 2 (3.77%) DHCP
1 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
1 2 (3.77%) DNS
1 2 (3.77%) MPLS
1 2 (3.77%) Firewall
1 2 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.55%) MongoDB
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) TestDirector
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
2 1 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.66%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Legal
2 2 (3.77%) Games
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Law
3 1 (1.89%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 16 (30.19%) Project Manager
2 13 (24.53%) Developer
3 10 (18.87%) C# Developer
3 10 (18.87%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (15.09%) Software Engineer
4 8 (15.09%) Software Test Engineer
5 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
6 5 (9.43%) Web Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# Web Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (3.77%) Product Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Software Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
9 2 (3.77%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.53%) .NET
2 10 (18.87%) ASP.NET
3 9 (16.98%) Flash
4 7 (13.21%) HTML
5 5 (9.43%) jQuery
5 5 (9.43%) HTML5
6 4 (7.55%) .NET Framework
6 4 (7.55%) WCF
6 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (5.66%) LINQ
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
7 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (5.66%) Ajax
8 2 (3.77%) XML
8 2 (3.77%) CSS
9 1 (1.89%) Web Services
9 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (30.19%) PRINCE2
3 11 (20.75%) Scrum
3 11 (20.75%) MVC
3 11 (20.75%) Unit Testing
3 11 (20.75%) Software Delivery
4 9 (16.98%) Software Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Automated Testing
5 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Load Testing
5 8 (15.09%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.09%) Automation Testing
6 7 (13.21%) Project Management
7 5 (9.43%) OO
7 5 (9.43%) Web Development
8 4 (7.55%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.55%) OOP
8 4 (7.55%) TDD
8 4 (7.55%) Mentoring
8 4 (7.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) SQL
2 13 (24.53%) C#
3 10 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.43%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.77%) C
5 2 (3.77%) C++
5 2 (3.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) APMP
2 9 (16.98%) ISEB
2 9 (16.98%) PMP
2 9 (16.98%) PMI Certification
2 9 (16.98%) ISTQB
3 8 (15.09%) Degree
4 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.89%) MCP
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.89%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.75%) ISO 9000
2 8 (15.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.77%) Firmware
1 2 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.77%) vSphere
1 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (22.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (15.09%) MOM
3 2 (3.77%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (18.87%) VMware
2 9 (16.98%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Facebook
3 4 (7.55%) Twitter
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco
4 2 (3.77%) HP
4 2 (3.77%) NetApp
4 2 (3.77%) Apple
5 1 (1.89%) SAP
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