The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Wigan region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 12 16
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 8 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 14.55% 13.95% 18.46%
As % of the Vendors category 40.00% 29.27% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 12
Average salary £30,000 £20,500 £28,650
Average salary % change year-on-year
+46.34% -28.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £18,000 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.33%
Microsoft
Manchester

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wigan region.

Vendors Category
Wigan
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
20 41 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 36.36% 47.67% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 18 37 19
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,800 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wigan region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wigan

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wigan

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wigan region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Wigan

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wigan

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wigan region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wigan

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
3 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 6 (46.15%) C#
4 5 (38.46%) E-business
4 5 (38.46%) XML
4 5 (38.46%) XSLT
4 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (38.46%) QA
4 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Time Management
4 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
5 4 (30.77%) Line Management
6 2 (15.38%) Windows
6 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
7 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
7 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
7 1 (7.69%) SDLC
7 1 (7.69%) Tandem
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT jobs across the Wigan 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 1 (7.69%) IIS
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 6 (46.15%) MS Office
3 1 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (61.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) NUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Graduate
2 4 (30.77%) Junior Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Graduate Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Junior
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Project Leader
4 1 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Trainer
4 1 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) PMO Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Project Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 5 (38.46%) XML
2 5 (38.46%) XSLT
2 5 (38.46%) .NET Framework
2 5 (38.46%) Entity Framework
3 1 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
3 1 (7.69%) WCF
3 1 (7.69%) MonoRail
3 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.69%) NHibernate
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) E-business
1 5 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Unit Testing
1 5 (38.46%) Time Management
2 4 (30.77%) Line Management
3 1 (7.69%) SDLC
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) ERP
3 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 1 (7.69%) Web Application Development
3 1 (7.69%) MVC
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) TDD
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) VBA
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
2 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco
1 1 (7.69%) VMware
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