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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 17 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 37 25 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 20.90% 16.34% 8.77%
As % of the Vendors category 67.27% 41.67% 43.48%
Number of salaries quoted 28 23 9
Average salary £39,000 £32,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.93% +34.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £23,500 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £35,000 £39,500
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
55 60 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bolton 31.07% 39.22% 20.18%
Number of salaries quoted 45 54 17
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +41.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £23,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Bolton

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bolton

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (40.35%) MS Excel
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 18 (31.58%) PRINCE2
4 15 (26.32%) MS Project
5 14 (24.56%) C#
5 14 (24.56%) APMP
6 12 (21.05%) Windows
6 12 (21.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 12 (21.05%) ISO 9000
6 12 (21.05%) Scrum
6 12 (21.05%) VMware
7 11 (19.30%) ISEB
7 11 (19.30%) .NET
8 10 (17.54%) MS Office
8 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
8 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
8 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
9 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
9 9 (15.79%) MVC
9 9 (15.79%) Oracle
9 9 (15.79%) Flash
9 9 (15.79%) PMP
9 9 (15.79%) PMI Certification
10 8 (14.04%) TestDirector
10 8 (14.04%) MOM
10 8 (14.04%) Project Management
10 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
10 8 (14.04%) JavaScript

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Bolton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
2 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 23 (40.35%) MS Excel
2 15 (26.32%) MS Project
3 10 (17.54%) MS Office
4 2 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) DHCP
1 4 (7.02%) TCP/IP
1 4 (7.02%) DNS
1 4 (7.02%) Firewall
2 3 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (5.26%) LAN
2 3 (5.26%) WAN
3 2 (3.51%) MPLS
4 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) TestDirector
2 3 (5.26%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 18 (31.58%) Project Manager
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
3 9 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 9 (15.79%) C# .NET Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Test Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Help Desk Support
4 8 (14.04%) Software Test Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) .NET Developer
6 4 (7.02%) C# Web Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.51%) Software Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Project Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Development Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.30%) .NET
2 9 (15.79%) Flash
3 8 (14.04%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.53%) HTML
5 4 (7.02%) jQuery
5 4 (7.02%) HTML5
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (5.26%) WCF
7 2 (3.51%) LINQ
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (3.51%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 2 (3.51%) XML
7 2 (3.51%) Ajax
7 2 (3.51%) .NET Framework
7 2 (3.51%) CSS
8 1 (1.75%) Web Services
8 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
1 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.26%) NHS
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Windows
2 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (31.58%) PRINCE2
3 12 (21.05%) Scrum
4 10 (17.54%) Automated Testing
4 10 (17.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Unit Testing
5 9 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 9 (15.79%) MVC
6 8 (14.04%) Project Management
6 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
6 8 (14.04%) Automation Testing
7 5 (8.77%) TDD
8 4 (7.02%) OOP
8 4 (7.02%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (7.02%) Kanban
8 4 (7.02%) Web Development
9 3 (5.26%) OO
9 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (5.26%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 14 (24.56%) C#
3 8 (14.04%) JavaScript
4 4 (7.02%) C
4 4 (7.02%) C++
4 4 (7.02%) Java
4 4 (7.02%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) APMP
2 11 (19.30%) ISEB
3 9 (15.79%) PMP
3 9 (15.79%) PMI Certification
3 9 (15.79%) ISTQB
4 7 (12.28%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (21.05%) ISO 9000
2 8 (14.04%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
1 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.26%) vSphere
2 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.51%) Firmware
4 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (21.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (14.04%) MOM
3 3 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) VMware
2 9 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Facebook
3 4 (7.02%) Twitter
4 3 (5.26%) NetApp
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (3.51%) HP
5 2 (3.51%) Apple
6 1 (1.75%) Juniper
6 1 (1.75%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) Draytek
6 1 (1.75%) NETGEAR
6 1 (1.75%) Veeam
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