Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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.

Microsoft
Lancashire > Blackburn
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 +1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 14 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 25.00% 26.92% 24.53%
As % of the Vendors category 42.11% 53.85% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 14 12 26
Blackburn median annual salary £31,250 £43,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.57% +25.00% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18,500 £21,425 £28,250
90th Percentile £38,550 £47,500 £38,125
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% -14.47%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Blackburn.

All Vendors
Blackburn
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 38 26 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 59.38% 50.00% 60.38%
Number of salaries quoted 35 24 62
Blackburn median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -10.52%
10th Percentile £19,700 £27,800 £22,138
90th Percentile £42,000 £47,500 £48,625
Lancashire median annual salary £35,500 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -1.39% +2.86% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackburn.

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
Salary Histogram in Blackburn

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Blackburn over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7 (43.75%) Windows
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Web Services
3 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (31.25%) CRM
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 5 (31.25%) Process Management
3 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Business Process Improvement
3 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
4 4 (25.00%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) NHS
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
5 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) HTML5
6 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 2 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) JSON
6 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
6 2 (12.50%) REST
6 2 (12.50%) PMO
6 2 (12.50%) Project Management
6 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Liferay
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (6.25%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) SAN
2 1 (6.25%) VLAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Administrator
1 3 (18.75%) Developer
1 3 (18.75%) Service Desk Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) CRM Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Service Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Dynamics AX Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support
3 1 (6.25%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (6.25%) IT Technician
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) AngularJS
2 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 2 (12.50%) CSS
2 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 2 (12.50%) HTML5
2 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 2 (12.50%) REST
2 2 (12.50%) XML
3 1 (6.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
2 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Linux
3 2 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Business Process Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 5 (31.25%) CRM
2 5 (31.25%) Mentoring
2 5 (31.25%) Process Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Process Management
3 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) OO
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) ERP
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) Data Quality
2 2 (12.50%) PMO
3 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Apple
1 2 (12.50%) Capita
1 2 (12.50%) Citrix
1 2 (12.50%) Wyse
2 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
2 1 (6.25%) EMC
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.25%) VMware