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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 12 4 18
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23 38 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 16.31% 36.54% 11.11%
As % of the Vendors category 46.00% 59.38% 34.78%
Number of salaries quoted 21 38 16
Average salary £42,500 £31,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.09% -1.58%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
50 64 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 35.46% 61.54% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 43 59 46
Average salary £33,051 £31,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% -10.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £21,500 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £51,000 £52,500
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 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
2 26 (61.90%) .NET
3 25 (59.52%) SQL
4 22 (52.38%) C#
4 22 (52.38%) HTML
5 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 21 (50.00%) CSS
6 20 (47.62%) MVC
7 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
7 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
8 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (42.86%) HTML5
9 17 (40.48%) jQuery
9 17 (40.48%) .NET Framework
10 16 (38.10%) SOA
10 16 (38.10%) Unit Testing
10 16 (38.10%) Dependency Injection
10 16 (38.10%) Inversion of Control
10 16 (38.10%) Mercurial
10 16 (38.10%) WinForms
10 16 (38.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 16 (38.10%) Razor View Engine
10 16 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
12 8 (19.05%) Windows
13 5 (11.90%) MS Office
13 5 (11.90%) CRM
13 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
13 5 (11.90%) Active Directory

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 3 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (4.76%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 15 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS Office
3 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) LAN
1 2 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (2.38%) PBX
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (73.81%) SQL Server
2 16 (38.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.38%) MS Access
4 1 (2.38%) MySQL
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Mercurial
2 2 (4.76%) Phing
2 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
2 2 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 5 (11.90%) Billing
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (61.90%) Developer
2 17 (40.48%) Software Developer
3 9 (21.43%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.14%) .NET Software Developer
4 3 (7.14%) IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) VB.NET Developer
5 2 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Leader
5 2 (4.76%) Insight Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Architect
6 1 (2.38%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.38%) Consultant
6 1 (2.38%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (61.90%) .NET
2 22 (52.38%) HTML
3 21 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (50.00%) CSS
4 18 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 18 (42.86%) HTML5
5 17 (40.48%) jQuery
5 17 (40.48%) .NET Framework
6 16 (38.10%) WinForms
6 16 (38.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 16 (38.10%) Razor View Engine
6 16 (38.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 4 (9.52%) XML
8 3 (7.14%) XHTML
9 2 (4.76%) Sass
9 2 (4.76%) Zend Framework
9 2 (4.76%) Web Services
10 1 (2.38%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (38.10%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.14%) Linux
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) MVC
2 16 (38.10%) SOA
2 16 (38.10%) Unit Testing
2 16 (38.10%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (11.90%) CRM
4 3 (7.14%) OO
4 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 3 (7.14%) Workflow
5 2 (4.76%) SEO
5 2 (4.76%) Document Management
5 2 (4.76%) Release Management
5 2 (4.76%) Logistics
5 2 (4.76%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (4.76%) Web Development
5 2 (4.76%) Project Management
5 2 (4.76%) Process Management
5 2 (4.76%) Regression Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 25 (59.52%) SQL
2 22 (52.38%) C#
3 19 (45.24%) JavaScript
3 19 (45.24%) T-SQL
4 5 (11.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (9.52%) VBA
6 2 (4.76%) CoffeeScript
6 2 (4.76%) VB6
6 2 (4.76%) PHP5
6 2 (4.76%) VB
6 2 (4.76%) PHP
6 2 (4.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 3 (7.14%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Citrix
2 3 (7.14%) Oracle
2 3 (7.14%) VMware
3 2 (4.76%) Zend
3 2 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco
4 1 (2.38%) IBM
4 1 (2.38%) Avaya
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) EMC
4 1 (2.38%) Nortel
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