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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 17 4 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 21 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 12.03% 28.38% 4.85%
As % of the Vendors category 30.77% 84.00% 17.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 18 5
Median salary £27,500 £33,250 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-17.29% +20.90%
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £38,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+0.65% +2.00%

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
52 25 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 39.10% 33.78% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 24
Median salary £39,000 £32,500 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,798 £20,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £41,100 £39,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 February 2017.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 22 (51.16%) Windows
3 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
4 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (32.56%) .NET
5 14 (32.56%) C#
6 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
7 12 (27.91%) Finance
8 11 (25.58%) WCF
8 11 (25.58%) HTML
8 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
8 11 (25.58%) CSS
8 11 (25.58%) Web Services
9 10 (23.26%) Ajax
9 10 (23.26%) SDLC
10 9 (20.93%) Advertising
10 9 (20.93%) SOAP
11 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
11 8 (18.60%) CRM
11 8 (18.60%) VB
11 8 (18.60%) RDBMS
11 8 (18.60%) Mainframe
11 8 (18.60%) AS400
11 8 (18.60%) VB6
11 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (18.60%) iSeries
11 8 (18.60%) RESTful
11 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
12 7 (16.28%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (2.33%) IIS
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (16.28%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) Internet
1 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) LAN
2 1 (2.33%) WAN
2 1 (2.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (46.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (18.60%) RDBMS
2 8 (18.60%) Relational Database
2 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (2.33%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.33%) Redis
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.65%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Analyst
2 11 (25.58%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) .NET Analyst Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) .NET Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) Analyst Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) C# Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) VB Analyst Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) VB Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
3 8 (18.60%) VB6 Programmer
4 4 (9.30%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.98%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.98%) Customer Service Advisor
5 3 (6.98%) Help Desk Adviser
5 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.65%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.65%) MI Manager
6 2 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (32.56%) .NET
2 11 (25.58%) ASP.NET
2 11 (25.58%) CSS
2 11 (25.58%) HTML
2 11 (25.58%) WCF
2 11 (25.58%) Web Services
3 10 (23.26%) Ajax
4 9 (20.93%) SOAP
5 8 (18.60%) RESTful
6 6 (13.95%) jQuery
7 5 (11.63%) XML
8 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
8 4 (9.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET
9 2 (4.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (4.65%) Laravel
9 2 (4.65%) Middleware
9 2 (4.65%) OLE
9 2 (4.65%) Symfony
10 1 (2.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) AS400
1 8 (18.60%) iSeries
1 8 (18.60%) Mainframe
2 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) iPad
3 2 (4.65%) iPhone
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (51.16%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Unix
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.33%) AIX
4 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.88%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (23.26%) SDLC
3 8 (18.60%) CRM
4 6 (13.95%) ITIL
5 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
5 5 (11.63%) MVC
6 3 (6.98%) Data Management
6 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.65%) Data Integration
7 2 (4.65%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
7 2 (4.65%) Regression Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.65%) Smoke Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.65%) Validation
7 2 (4.65%) Web Application Development
8 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.33%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) SQL
2 14 (32.56%) C#
3 12 (27.91%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) VB
4 8 (18.60%) VB6
5 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.98%) PHP
7 2 (4.65%) Delphi
7 2 (4.65%) Pascal
7 2 (4.65%) VBA
8 1 (2.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (16.28%) Degree
3 1 (2.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (9.30%) VMware
2 3 (6.98%) Oracle
3 2 (4.65%) Citrix
3 2 (4.65%) Guidewire
3 2 (4.65%) Pega
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) Talend
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco