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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 21 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 18 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 9.42% 13.04% 28.78%
As % of the Vendors category 26.00% 33.96% 63.49%
Number of salaries quoted 13 13 37
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £39,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
50 53 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 36.23% 38.41% 45.32%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 58
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,000 £70,000
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 5 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 10 (52.63%) C#
3 9 (47.37%) .NET
3 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
4 8 (42.11%) Windows
5 7 (36.84%) Firewall
5 7 (36.84%) Solaris
6 5 (26.32%) Linux
6 5 (26.32%) IIS
6 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
6 5 (26.32%) SQL
6 5 (26.32%) UNIX
6 5 (26.32%) Apache
6 5 (26.32%) VMware
6 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (21.05%) Degree
7 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
7 4 (21.05%) Juniper
7 4 (21.05%) Citrix
7 4 (21.05%) Internet
7 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
7 4 (21.05%) HTML
8 3 (15.79%) Oracle
8 3 (15.79%) MVC
8 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
8 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 3 (15.79%) jQuery
8 3 (15.79%) HTML5
8 3 (15.79%) Scrum
8 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 5 (26.32%) IIS
1 5 (26.32%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (47.37%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) Internet
3 3 (15.79%) Ethernet
4 2 (10.53%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) LAN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.26%) Hadoop
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Hive
4 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Visual Studio
2 2 (10.53%) NUnit
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (10.53%) Rhino Mocks
2 2 (10.53%) Moq
3 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (5.26%) WinRunner
3 1 (5.26%) TestDirector
3 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 1 (5.26%) Bugzilla
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.26%) Military
2 1 (5.26%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Senior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Network Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.79%) C# Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Junior Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Junior
3 3 (15.79%) Senior C# Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Junior .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Graduate
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (47.37%) .NET
2 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET
3 4 (21.05%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
4 3 (15.79%) jQuery
4 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 2 (10.53%) WCF
5 2 (10.53%) LINQ
5 2 (10.53%) NHibernate
5 2 (10.53%) CSS
5 2 (10.53%) SOAP
5 2 (10.53%) Web Services
6 1 (5.26%) XML
6 1 (5.26%) WinForms
6 1 (5.26%) REST
6 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 2 (10.53%) Tandem
1 2 (10.53%) Fat Client
1 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Solaris
3 5 (26.32%) Linux
3 5 (26.32%) UNIX
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) MVC
1 3 (15.79%) Scrum
1 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.79%) Web Application Development
2 2 (10.53%) Kanban
2 2 (10.53%) BDD
2 2 (10.53%) Migration
2 2 (10.53%) TDD
2 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) OOD
3 1 (5.26%) UML
3 1 (5.26%) OO
3 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) C#
2 5 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) PHP
4 2 (10.53%) Java
4 2 (10.53%) VB.NET
5 1 (5.26%) Ada
5 1 (5.26%) R
5 1 (5.26%) C
5 1 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) PhD
3 1 (5.26%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) ISO 9001
1 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) XenApp
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Juniper
3 3 (15.79%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 2 (10.53%) Sun
4 2 (10.53%) WatchGuard
4 2 (10.53%) CheckPoint
4 2 (10.53%) McAfee
5 1 (5.26%) Epicor
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