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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 24 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 18 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 6.11% 16.82% 41.67%
As % of the Vendors category 15.38% 41.86% 74.63%
Number of salaries quoted 8 14 45
Average salary £32,364 £35,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.83% +9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £40,750 £47,500 £37,800
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
52 43 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 39.69% 40.19% 55.83%
Number of salaries quoted 38 34 61
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £27,204
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,600 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 2 June 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (69.23%) C#
3 8 (61.54%) .NET
4 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
5 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
6 5 (38.46%) MVC
6 5 (38.46%) Degree
6 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (30.77%) Moq
7 4 (30.77%) BDD
7 4 (30.77%) Kanban
7 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
7 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 4 (30.77%) Tandem
7 4 (30.77%) LINQ
7 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
7 4 (30.77%) Scrum
7 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (30.77%) TDD
7 4 (30.77%) NUnit
7 4 (30.77%) Windows
8 3 (23.08%) Solaris
8 3 (23.08%) SOAP
8 3 (23.08%) Web Services
8 3 (23.08%) VMware
8 3 (23.08%) Firewall
8 3 (23.08%) WCF
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) LAN
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) Ethernet
3 1 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (76.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (30.77%) Moq
1 4 (30.77%) NUnit
2 2 (15.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (7.69%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.69%) Military
1 1 (7.69%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
2 6 (46.15%) .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) C# Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior .NET Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Senior Developer
3 4 (30.77%) Junior
3 4 (30.77%) Graduate
4 2 (15.38%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) .NET Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior .NET Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 5 (38.46%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (30.77%) NHibernate
4 4 (30.77%) .NET Framework
4 4 (30.77%) LINQ
5 3 (23.08%) SOAP
5 3 (23.08%) Web Services
5 3 (23.08%) WCF
6 2 (15.38%) HTML5
6 2 (15.38%) REST
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
7 1 (7.69%) XML
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Tandem
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) MVC
2 4 (30.77%) BDD
2 4 (30.77%) Kanban
2 4 (30.77%) Web Application Development
2 4 (30.77%) Scrum
2 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (30.77%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) UML
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) OOD
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Validation
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 1 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (69.23%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) JavaScript
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) Java
3 1 (7.69%) C++
3 1 (7.69%) C
3 1 (7.69%) Ada
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO 9001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
2 2 (15.38%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) Sun
3 1 (7.69%) Epicor
3 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) WatchGuard
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