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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 4 16
Rank change year-on-year -6 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 12.77% 33.33% 17.86%
As % of the Vendors category 21.43% 60.00% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 15
Median salary £19,000 £29,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.48% -17.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 28 20 48
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn 59.57% 55.56% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 26 19 45
Median salary £32,500 £28,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.07% -25.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £21,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £47,300 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
4 6 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) Internet
5 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (20.00%) ITIL
7 3 (20.00%) Network Security
7 3 (20.00%) Firewall
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (20.00%) Apple
7 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
7 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
8 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) SMTP
8 2 (13.33%) FTP
8 2 (13.33%) HTTP
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) VPN
8 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
8 2 (13.33%) Lotus
8 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
8 2 (13.33%) Validation
8 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection

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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Liferay
3 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Internet
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) FTP
3 2 (13.33%) HTTP
3 2 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (13.33%) SMTP
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Analyst
1 7 (46.67%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 3 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) CentOS
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
2 2 (13.33%) Threat Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Validation
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Security Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
3 2 (13.33%) Sendmail
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Apple
2 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Lotus
4 1 (6.67%) EMC
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
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