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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 12 3
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 24 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.49% 16.55% 29.87%
As % of the Vendors category 21.74% 41.38% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 23
Average salary £27,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.29% +41.66%
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
23 58 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 25.27% 40.00% 64.94%
Number of salaries quoted 22 52 42
Average salary £32,000 £36,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £34,700 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (57.69%) C#
1 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 9 (34.62%) Ajax
4 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (34.62%) MVC
4 9 (34.62%) Finance
5 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (30.77%) Windows
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 7 (26.92%) jQuery
7 6 (23.08%) WCF
7 6 (23.08%) Degree
7 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
7 6 (23.08%) MS Office
7 6 (23.08%) SOAP
7 6 (23.08%) Web Services
8 5 (19.23%) MCSD
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 5 (19.23%) Avaya
8 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
8 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 6 (23.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) PBX
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.69%) MS Access
3 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) NUnit
1 4 (15.38%) Rhino Mocks
1 4 (15.38%) Moq
2 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (34.62%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (30.77%) .NET Developer
3 7 (26.92%) Senior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Junior
4 4 (15.38%) Graduate
4 4 (15.38%) Junior Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Junior .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# Developer
5 3 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Project Manager
5 3 (11.54%) Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Analyst Programmer
6 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
1 15 (57.69%) ASP.NET
2 11 (42.31%) CSS
3 10 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 9 (34.62%) Ajax
4 9 (34.62%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (26.92%) jQuery
6 6 (23.08%) WCF
6 6 (23.08%) SOAP
6 6 (23.08%) Web Services
7 5 (19.23%) HTML
8 4 (15.38%) XML
8 4 (15.38%) LINQ
8 4 (15.38%) NHibernate
9 2 (7.69%) HTML5
9 2 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Tandem
3 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) FMCG
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) EPoS
4 1 (3.85%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 8 (30.77%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Vista
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) MVC
1 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (19.23%) Waterfall
3 4 (15.38%) BDD
3 4 (15.38%) Web Application Development
3 4 (15.38%) TDD
3 4 (15.38%) Kanban
3 4 (15.38%) Scrum
3 4 (15.38%) ITIL
3 4 (15.38%) UML
4 3 (11.54%) CRM
4 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.69%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.85%) Project Management
6 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) VB
4 2 (7.69%) VB6
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (23.08%) Degree
3 5 (19.23%) MCSD
4 2 (7.69%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.54%) XenApp
2 3 (11.54%) vSphere
3 2 (7.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) Avaya
2 4 (15.38%) VMware
3 3 (11.54%) Nortel
3 3 (11.54%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) HP
4 1 (3.85%) Draytek
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