The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 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 / Blackpool
Rank 13 1 5
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 13.51% 47.06% 19.51%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 66.67% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 7
Median salary £22,500 £24,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -40.00%  
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 Blackpool.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Blackpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 6 12 20
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 16.22% 70.59% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 19
Median salary £22,500 £26,500 £59,358
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.09% -55.35%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackpool 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 Blackpool

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Blackpool

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Blackpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (23.53%) Avaya
3 4 (23.53%) EPoS
3 4 (23.53%) MS Office
4 3 (17.65%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) HTML
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) CRM
4 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (17.65%) MVC
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 2 (11.76%) Finance
5 2 (11.76%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.76%) .NET
5 2 (11.76%) Web Services
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
5 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (5.88%) SaaS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool 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 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) GroupWise
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (23.53%) MS Office
3 1 (5.88%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (5.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.88%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) IaaS
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) PaaS
1 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Analyst
1 5 (29.41%) IT Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support
2 4 (23.53%) IT Support Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) C# Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Customer Service Advisor
4 2 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (11.76%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) ITIL Service Desk Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Operations Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (11.76%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (35.29%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) EPoS
3 2 (11.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Social Media
4 1 (5.88%) Tandem
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) AIX
2 1 (5.88%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Unix
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) CRM
2 3 (17.65%) MVC
3 2 (11.76%) SDLC
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) TDD
3 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Analytics
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.88%) ITSM
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) SEO
4 1 (5.88%) Web Design
4 1 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) C#
1 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) NDS
2 1 (5.88%) NetIQ eDirectory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Avaya
2 1 (5.88%) VMware