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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 20 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 21 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.71% 17.50% 39.13%
As % of the Vendors category 14.29% 46.67% 67.16%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 43
Average salary £28,614 £42,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.67% +32.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £46,000 £37,900
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
42 45 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 40.00% 37.50% 58.26%
Number of salaries quoted 31 36 62
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,600 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 1 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) MVC
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (37.50%) CSS
5 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
6 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
7 4 (25.00%) LINQ
7 4 (25.00%) Kanban
7 4 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
7 4 (25.00%) Moq
7 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (25.00%) BDD
7 4 (25.00%) MCSD
7 4 (25.00%) MS Office
7 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 4 (25.00%) Degree
7 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
7 4 (25.00%) Tandem
7 4 (25.00%) Ajax
7 4 (25.00%) TDD
7 4 (25.00%) NUnit

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 4 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
2 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (25.00%) Moq
1 4 (25.00%) NUnit
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Military
2 1 (6.25%) Aerospace
2 1 (6.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 11 (68.75%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Senior Developer
3 6 (37.50%) .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Graduate
4 4 (25.00%) Junior
4 4 (25.00%) Junior .NET Developer
4 4 (25.00%) Junior Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Senior C# Developer
5 3 (18.75%) C# Developer
6 2 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) C# Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
6 2 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (12.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 6 (37.50%) CSS
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) LINQ
6 4 (25.00%) NHibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Ajax
7 3 (18.75%) WCF
7 3 (18.75%) SOAP
7 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 2 (12.50%) REST
8 2 (12.50%) HTML5
8 2 (12.50%) HTML
9 1 (6.25%) XML
9 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Tandem
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Windows
1 3 (18.75%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (25.00%) Kanban
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (25.00%) BDD
3 4 (25.00%) Scrum
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) OOD
5 1 (6.25%) UML
5 1 (6.25%) OO
5 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) C#
2 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Ada
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C++
4 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
4 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCSD
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Avaya
2 1 (6.25%) VMware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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