The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 22 33 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 14.19% 23.57% 18.69%
As % of the Vendors category 33.85% 55.93% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10 33 20
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £42,300 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Vendors Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
65 59 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 41.94% 42.14% 38.32%
Number of salaries quoted 42 57 37
Average salary £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £35,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Preston region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Preston

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Preston region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 26 (66.67%) .NET
2 21 (53.85%) C#
3 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
4 16 (41.03%) MS Excel
5 14 (35.90%) CSS
6 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 13 (33.33%) SQL
7 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
8 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
8 10 (25.64%) MVC
8 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
8 10 (25.64%) jQuery
9 8 (20.51%) HTML
10 7 (17.95%) Ajax
11 6 (15.38%) Finance
11 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
11 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
12 5 (12.82%) PHP
12 5 (12.82%) MS Office
12 5 (12.82%) OOP
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (12.82%) Release Management
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (12.82%) HTML5
12 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
13 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Degree
13 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Preston 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 11 (28.21%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) Drupal
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (41.03%) MS Excel
2 5 (12.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
1 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (43.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.56%) DTS
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.13%) Mercurial
1 2 (5.13%) Phing
1 2 (5.13%) JIRA
1 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
1 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (69.23%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Senior Developer
3 6 (15.38%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Junior
5 3 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) VB Developer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Navision Developer
6 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (66.67%) .NET
2 14 (35.90%) CSS
3 10 (25.64%) ASP.NET
3 10 (25.64%) .NET Framework
3 10 (25.64%) jQuery
4 8 (20.51%) HTML
5 7 (17.95%) Ajax
6 5 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (12.82%) HTML5
7 4 (10.26%) WinForms
8 3 (7.69%) Web Services
8 3 (7.69%) Grails
9 2 (5.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (5.13%) Razor View Engine
9 2 (5.13%) Sass
9 2 (5.13%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 2 (5.13%) Zend Framework
10 1 (2.56%) SOAP
10 1 (2.56%) WCF
10 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
1 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.56%) Linux
2 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
2 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) MVC
2 5 (12.82%) OOP
2 5 (12.82%) Release Management
3 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
3 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
3 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) Business Analysis
3 4 (10.26%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.26%) CRM
3 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.69%) OOD
4 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 3 (7.69%) ERP
4 3 (7.69%) Document Management
4 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
4 3 (7.69%) Web Development
4 3 (7.69%) System Testing
4 3 (7.69%) Time Management
4 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.13%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) T-SQL
3 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
4 5 (12.82%) PHP
5 4 (10.26%) VB6
5 4 (10.26%) VB
6 3 (7.69%) C
6 3 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (7.69%) Objective-C
6 3 (7.69%) Groovy
7 2 (5.13%) CoffeeScript
7 2 (5.13%) PHP5
7 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSD
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (5.13%) Zend
3 2 (5.13%) VMware
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) SAP
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