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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 17 8 9
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 11.49% 18.45% 16.09%
As % of the Vendors category 25.97% 42.22% 46.67%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 14
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £31,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £44,250 £32,050
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
77 45 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 44.25% 43.69% 34.48%
Number of salaries quoted 62 40 27
Average salary £32,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 19 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (65.00%) .NET
2 25 (62.50%) C#
3 20 (50.00%) CSS
4 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
5 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
5 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
6 15 (37.50%) Ajax
7 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
7 14 (35.00%) jQuery
8 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
9 11 (27.50%) MVC
9 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (25.00%) SQL
10 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (22.50%) Windows
11 9 (22.50%) Finance
12 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (20.00%) HTML
12 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
12 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.00%) MCSD
13 7 (17.50%) MS Office
13 7 (17.50%) WCF
13 7 (17.50%) SOAP
13 7 (17.50%) Web Services
14 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
15 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
15 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (42.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) MS Excel
2 7 (17.50%) MS Office
3 1 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.50%) PBX
1 3 (7.50%) WAN
2 2 (5.00%) DNS
2 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) MySQL
3 2 (5.00%) MS Access
3 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Advertising
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (57.50%) Developer
2 14 (35.00%) Senior Developer
3 7 (17.50%) Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
4 5 (12.50%) .NET Developer
4 5 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior C# Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Developer Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Programmer
7 2 (5.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) .NET
2 20 (50.00%) CSS
3 17 (42.50%) ASP.NET
4 15 (37.50%) Ajax
5 14 (35.00%) .NET Framework
5 14 (35.00%) jQuery
6 8 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (20.00%) HTML
7 7 (17.50%) WCF
7 7 (17.50%) SOAP
7 7 (17.50%) Web Services
8 4 (10.00%) XML
9 3 (7.50%) Grails
9 3 (7.50%) HTML5
9 3 (7.50%) REST
10 1 (2.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.50%) EPoS
3 1 (2.50%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 9 (22.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (7.50%) Windows Vista
4 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) MVC
2 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 4 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (10.00%) UML
3 4 (10.00%) CRM
4 3 (7.50%) Business Analysis
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Document Management
6 1 (2.50%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.50%) Web Development
6 1 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.50%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (62.50%) C#
2 19 (47.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 3 (7.50%) Java
4 3 (7.50%) Objective-C
4 3 (7.50%) Groovy
5 2 (5.00%) VB6
5 2 (5.00%) VB
6 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.50%) Python
6 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (20.00%) MCSD
3 4 (10.00%) Degree
4 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) XenApp
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (12.50%) Avaya
2 4 (10.00%) VMware
3 3 (7.50%) Nortel
3 3 (7.50%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) HP
5 1 (2.50%) Draytek
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle