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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 20 12 10
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 23 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 7.63% 18.55% 15.85%
As % of the Vendors category 19.57% 41.82% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 13
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £24,700
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £42,500 £32,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
46 55 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 38.98% 44.35% 47.56%
Number of salaries quoted 40 52 33
Average salary £32,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 29 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 19 (59.38%) C#
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
2 18 (56.25%) CSS
3 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (46.88%) Ajax
5 14 (43.75%) jQuery
6 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
6 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
7 12 (37.50%) MVC
8 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (28.13%) Finance
9 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
9 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (25.00%) Windows
10 8 (25.00%) MCSD
10 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (21.88%) SOAP
11 7 (21.88%) Web Services
11 7 (21.88%) WCF
11 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (18.75%) MS Office
12 6 (18.75%) HTML
12 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
13 5 (15.63%) Avaya
13 5 (15.63%) SQL
14 4 (12.50%) XML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 13 (40.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (28.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (18.75%) MS Office
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.38%) PBX
1 3 (9.38%) WAN
2 2 (6.25%) DNS
2 2 (6.25%) LAN
2 2 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 2 (6.25%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.25%) MS Access
4 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.13%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (3.13%) Moq
2 1 (3.13%) NUnit
General
1 9 (28.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (53.13%) Developer
2 11 (34.38%) Senior Developer
3 6 (18.75%) .NET Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Project Manager
5 4 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Software Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Programmer
7 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (59.38%) .NET
2 18 (56.25%) CSS
3 16 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 15 (46.88%) Ajax
5 14 (43.75%) jQuery
6 13 (40.63%) .NET Framework
7 9 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (21.88%) SOAP
8 7 (21.88%) Web Services
8 7 (21.88%) WCF
9 6 (18.75%) HTML
10 4 (12.50%) XML
11 3 (9.38%) REST
11 3 (9.38%) HTML5
12 1 (3.13%) LINQ
12 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) FMCG
3 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Tandem
3 1 (3.13%) EPoS
3 1 (3.13%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 8 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
4 2 (6.25%) Linux
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
4 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) MVC
2 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (12.50%) ITIL
4 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 4 (12.50%) UML
4 4 (12.50%) CRM
5 3 (9.38%) Business Analysis
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
6 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.13%) BDD
7 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.13%) Web Application Development
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.13%) Kanban
7 1 (3.13%) TDD
7 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (3.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 19 (59.38%) C#
2 18 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (15.63%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) VB
4 2 (6.25%) VB6
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (25.00%) MCSD
3 3 (9.38%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) A+ Certification
4 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) vSphere
2 3 (9.38%) XenApp
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (15.63%) Avaya
2 4 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Nortel
3 3 (9.38%) Citrix
4 2 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (3.13%) Draytek
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle
Preston, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago