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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 21 8 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 6.17% 22.22% 18.35%
As % of the Vendors category 18.52% 45.45% 52.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 10 20
Average salary £22,500 £32,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.23% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,145 £21,000 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
27 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wigan 33.33% 48.89% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 38
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,900 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 21 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wigan

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wigan

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 13 (43.33%) MS Office
2 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (40.00%) Degree
3 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (26.67%) Project Management
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
5 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
5 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (23.33%) Change Management
6 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (16.67%) Web Development
7 5 (16.67%) Informatics
7 5 (16.67%) QlikView
7 5 (16.67%) Smart Meter
7 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (16.67%) Health Informatics
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (13.33%) Benchmarking
8 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (13.33%) Logistics
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (13.33%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wigan by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.33%) CMS
3 1 (3.33%) DNN
Applications
1 13 (43.33%) MS Office
2 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (16.67%) QlikView
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Advertising
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Analyst
2 5 (16.67%) Business Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Business Development Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Business Intelligence Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (10.00%) IT Assistant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.67%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (3.33%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.33%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.33%) jQuery
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 5 (16.67%) Informatics
1 5 (16.67%) Smart Meter
1 5 (16.67%) Health Informatics
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.67%) Replication
2 2 (6.67%) CLARiiON
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (3.33%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.67%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.67%) Android
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
4 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (3.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (26.67%) Project Management
3 7 (23.33%) Change Management
3 7 (23.33%) PRINCE2
4 5 (16.67%) Web Development
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (13.33%) Benchmarking
5 4 (13.33%) Logistics
6 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
7 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
7 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) Business Continuity
7 2 (6.67%) ITIL
7 2 (6.67%) BCP
7 2 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) C
1 1 (3.33%) C#
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (40.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.33%) MCTS
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (3.33%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Nagios
1 2 (6.67%) HP Data Protector
1 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) EMC
1 3 (10.00%) Citrix
1 3 (10.00%) Symantec
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle
2 2 (6.67%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (3.33%) SAP
3 1 (3.33%) CommVault
3 1 (3.33%) NetApp
3 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
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