The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Preston region.

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

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 14.50% 35.29% 29.25%
As % of the Vendors category 38.00% 71.64% 60.78%
Number of salaries quoted 12 44 29
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £37,800 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
50 67 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 38.17% 49.26% 48.11%
Number of salaries quoted 37 61 46
Average salary £36,061 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.20% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £40,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 23 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (62.50%) .NET
2 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
3 20 (50.00%) C#
4 19 (47.50%) SQL
4 19 (47.50%) MS Excel
5 14 (35.00%) HTML
5 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (35.00%) CSS
6 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 11 (27.50%) MVC
7 11 (27.50%) jQuery
7 11 (27.50%) HTML5
8 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
8 10 (25.00%) WinForms
9 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
9 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
10 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 8 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
10 8 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
10 8 (20.00%) Mercurial
10 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 8 (20.00%) MS Office
10 8 (20.00%) SOA
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
12 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
12 6 (15.00%) Windows
13 5 (12.50%) OOP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.00%) Drupal
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (47.50%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (7.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) LAN
1 2 (5.00%) WAN
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) PBX
2 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 9 (22.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.50%) MS Access
6 1 (2.50%) DTS
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.00%) Phing
2 2 (5.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.50%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Marketing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (65.00%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Analyst
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) VB.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) VB Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 3 (7.50%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.50%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (7.50%) IT Support
5 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior
6 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Navision Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (62.50%) .NET
2 14 (35.00%) ASP.NET
2 14 (35.00%) CSS
2 14 (35.00%) HTML
3 11 (27.50%) jQuery
3 11 (27.50%) HTML5
4 10 (25.00%) WinForms
5 9 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (22.50%) .NET Framework
6 8 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 8 (20.00%) Razor View Engine
6 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (7.50%) Grails
7 3 (7.50%) Web Services
8 2 (5.00%) Zend Framework
8 2 (5.00%) Sass
9 1 (2.50%) WCF
9 1 (2.50%) Silverlight
9 1 (2.50%) REST
9 1 (2.50%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) Windows
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) MVC
2 10 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 8 (20.00%) SOA
3 8 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (12.50%) OOP
4 5 (12.50%) Release Management
5 4 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.50%) Service Delivery
6 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
6 3 (7.50%) CRM
6 3 (7.50%) ERP
6 3 (7.50%) OOD
6 3 (7.50%) Web Development
6 3 (7.50%) System Testing
6 3 (7.50%) Time Management
6 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
6 3 (7.50%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.50%) Document Management
6 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (50.00%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 14 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 12 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.00%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.50%) PHP
7 4 (10.00%) VB
7 4 (10.00%) VB6
8 3 (7.50%) C
8 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
8 3 (7.50%) Groovy
8 3 (7.50%) Java
9 2 (5.00%) Python
9 2 (5.00%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (5.00%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 5 (12.50%) Degree
2 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle
1 5 (12.50%) Citrix
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 2 (5.00%) Zend
4 1 (2.50%) Avaya
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco
4 1 (2.50%) HP
4 1 (2.50%) Nortel
Preston
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Pension and Car Allowance
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 24 days ago