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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 18 43 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 13.24% 31.39% 29.25%
As % of the Vendors category 35.29% 68.25% 63.27%
Number of salaries quoted 13 40 29
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £40,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
51 63 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 37.50% 45.99% 46.23%
Number of salaries quoted 40 58 44
Average salary £32,500 £29,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.16% -9.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £24,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £40,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 30 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
3 20 (51.28%) C#
4 19 (48.72%) MS Excel
5 18 (46.15%) SQL
6 13 (33.33%) HTML
6 13 (33.33%) CSS
7 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
7 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
8 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
9 10 (25.64%) HTML5
9 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (23.08%) jQuery
10 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
10 9 (23.08%) MVC
10 9 (23.08%) WinForms
10 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
11 8 (20.51%) MS Office
12 7 (17.95%) SOA
12 7 (17.95%) Finance
12 7 (17.95%) Mercurial
12 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (17.95%) Dependency Injection
12 7 (17.95%) Inversion of Control
12 7 (17.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 7 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
12 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
14 5 (12.82%) PHP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
1 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.13%) Drupal
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) WAN
1 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 1 (2.56%) PBX
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (56.41%) SQL Server
2 10 (25.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (12.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.56%) MySQL
6 1 (2.56%) DTS
6 1 (2.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Mercurial
2 2 (5.13%) Phing
2 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
2 2 (5.13%) Bugzilla
2 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Advertising
3 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Developer
2 7 (17.95%) Software Developer
2 7 (17.95%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.38%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) VB.NET Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Junior
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) VB Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Junior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Developer Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) VB6 Developer
5 3 (7.69%) IT Support
6 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Navision Developer
6 2 (5.13%) PHP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) IT Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 13 (33.33%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) CSS
3 12 (30.77%) ASP.NET
4 10 (25.64%) HTML5
5 9 (23.08%) jQuery
5 9 (23.08%) WinForms
5 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (17.95%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 7 (17.95%) Razor View Engine
6 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (7.69%) Web Services
7 3 (7.69%) Grails
8 2 (5.13%) Sass
8 2 (5.13%) Zend Framework
9 1 (2.56%) SOAP
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
9 1 (2.56%) WCF
9 1 (2.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.82%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Vista
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
1 9 (23.08%) MVC
2 7 (17.95%) SOA
2 7 (17.95%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (12.82%) OOP
3 5 (12.82%) Release Management
4 4 (10.26%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (10.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.69%) CRM
5 3 (7.69%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.69%) OOD
5 3 (7.69%) ERP
5 3 (7.69%) Web Development
5 3 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 3 (7.69%) Document Management
5 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 3 (7.69%) System Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Time Management
5 3 (7.69%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) C#
2 18 (46.15%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) JavaScript
4 11 (28.21%) T-SQL
5 6 (15.38%) VB.NET
6 5 (12.82%) PHP
7 4 (10.26%) VB6
7 4 (10.26%) VB
8 3 (7.69%) C
8 3 (7.69%) Java
8 3 (7.69%) Objective-C
8 3 (7.69%) Groovy
9 2 (5.13%) CoffeeScript
9 2 (5.13%) PHP5
9 2 (5.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Citrix
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.13%) Zend
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) Nortel
4 1 (2.56%) Cisco
4 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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