The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Lancashire / Blackburn
Rank 3 9 14
Rank change year-on-year +6 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 32.14% 17.86% 15.07%
As % of the Vendors category 69.23% 45.45% 34.38%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 9
Median salary £18,000 £25,266 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.75% -31.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £25,106 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £31,600 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackburn.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Blackburn
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 13 11 32
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn 46.43% 39.29% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13 11 29
Median salary £22,000 £26,500 £37,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.98% -28.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,200 £25,266 £30,050
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £45,000 £39,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackburn citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Blackburn

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Blackburn

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Blackburn

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Blackburn region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (44.44%) WAN
3 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 7 (38.89%) Internet
4 7 (38.89%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) Linux
6 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
6 5 (27.78%) ERP
7 4 (22.22%) CRM
7 4 (22.22%) SMTP
7 4 (22.22%) FTP
7 4 (22.22%) HTTP
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) VPN
7 4 (22.22%) Cisco
7 4 (22.22%) NetApp
7 4 (22.22%) Lotus
7 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
7 4 (22.22%) Information Security
7 4 (22.22%) Firewall
7 4 (22.22%) Wyse
7 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 4 (22.22%) DECT
7 4 (22.22%) LAN
7 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 10

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackburn by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Confluence
2 4 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) WAN
2 7 (38.89%) Internet
3 4 (22.22%) DECT
3 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) FTP
3 4 (22.22%) HTTP
3 4 (22.22%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (22.22%) LAN
3 4 (22.22%) Network Security
3 4 (22.22%) SMTP
3 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 4 (22.22%) Unified Communications
3 4 (22.22%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.56%) Advertising
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Service Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Field Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Field Service Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Access Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
1 1 (5.56%) Ajax
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
1 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (5.56%) CSS
1 1 (5.56%) HTML
1 1 (5.56%) jQuery
1 1 (5.56%) LINQ
1 1 (5.56%) WPF
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Client/Server
2 4 (22.22%) Fat Client
2 4 (22.22%) Thin Client
3 2 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
4 6 (33.33%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) CentOS
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 3 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 3 (16.67%) Windows NT
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.11%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ERP
2 4 (22.22%) CRM
2 4 (22.22%) Information Security
2 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
2 4 (22.22%) Threat Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Automated Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (5.56%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (5.56%) MVC
5 1 (5.56%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) SDLC
5 1 (5.56%) SOLID
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) C#
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) CISSP
1 2 (11.11%) MCSE
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) RHCE
1 2 (11.11%) SCNA
1 2 (11.11%) SCSA
1 2 (11.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Sendmail
3 3 (16.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Canon
2 4 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Lotus
2 4 (22.22%) NetApp
2 4 (22.22%) Wyse
3 3 (16.67%) Apple
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix