Period
to 20 August 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 20 August 2018 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 13 5
Rank change year-on-year +6 -8 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 133 129 210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 15.85% 14.46% 25.74%
As % of the Vendors category 37.57% 36.86% 56.76%
Number of salaries quoted 111 109 199
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £22,750 £18,000 £21,650
90th Percentile £57,500 £45,000 £61,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +7.14%

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 Lancashire.

All Vendors
Lancashire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 354 350 370
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 42.19% 39.24% 45.34%
Number of salaries quoted 277 290 309
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -2.83%
10th Percentile £25,000 £19,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £48,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Lancashire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Lancashire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +21 38 £32,500 -8.45% 16
Chorley +1 23 £42,500 +25.93% 2
Blackburn +2 20 £28,000 +43.59% 4
Blackpool +3 12 £32,250 +18.35% 4
Lancaster -8 7 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £34,000 -
Burnley +3 2 £35,500 -5.33% 1
Accrington -5 2 £35,000 +105.88% 1
Skelmersdale +10 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 47 (35.34%) Windows
2 46 (34.59%) SQL Server
3 39 (29.32%) SQL
4 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
5 34 (25.56%) Active Directory
6 32 (24.06%) VMware
7 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
8 23 (17.29%) C#
8 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
9 22 (16.54%) .NET
10 21 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (15.79%) Windows Server
11 20 (15.04%) Office 365
11 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (14.29%) MVC
12 19 (14.29%) Finance
12 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET
13 17 (12.78%) JavaScript
14 16 (12.03%) SAN
14 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (10.53%) Retail
16 14 (10.53%) Project Management
16 14 (10.53%) OO
16 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
17 13 (9.77%) MCSE
17 13 (9.77%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 12 (9.02%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.50%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.75%) IIS
4 1 (0.75%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.75%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Project
4 6 (4.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (3.01%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.75%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 6 (4.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (3.76%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (3.01%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.75%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 20 (15.04%) Office 365
2 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.50%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.75%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.03%) SAN
2 6 (4.51%) Firewall
3 5 (3.76%) DNS
3 5 (3.76%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (3.01%) DHCP
4 4 (3.01%) Internet
4 4 (3.01%) LAN
4 4 (3.01%) Network Security
5 3 (2.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.26%) Wireless
6 2 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.50%) Skype
6 2 (1.50%) VPN
6 2 (1.50%) WAN
7 1 (0.75%) Broadband
7 1 (0.75%) PBX
7 1 (0.75%) VLAN
7 1 (0.75%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (34.59%) SQL Server
2 21 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 16 (12.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (11.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (7.52%) MySQL
6 9 (6.77%) OLAP
6 9 (6.77%) SQL Server 2016
7 5 (3.76%) Big Data
7 5 (3.76%) OLTP
8 4 (3.01%) Power BI
8 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (3.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.26%) OLAP Cube
9 3 (2.26%) QlikView
9 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.50%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.50%) MS Access
10 2 (1.50%) Snowflake Schema
11 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.75%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.76%) ERwin
3 1 (0.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) JIRA
3 1 (0.75%) MorphX
3 1 (0.75%) NUnit
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium
3 1 (0.75%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 14 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (3.01%) Advertising
3 4 (3.01%) Back Office
4 3 (2.26%) Local Government
4 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.50%) Law
5 2 (1.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 36 (27.07%) Developer
2 28 (21.05%) Analyst
3 14 (10.53%) .NET Developer
4 12 (9.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 12 (9.02%) C# Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Support Engineer
5 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (7.52%) Desktop Support
6 10 (7.52%) Software Developer
7 9 (6.77%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (6.77%) Consultant
7 9 (6.77%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Project Manager
8 8 (6.02%) Architect
8 8 (6.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 7 (5.26%) SSIS Developer
10 6 (4.51%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.54%) .NET
2 19 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 13 (9.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (7.52%) ASP.NET Web API
4 10 (7.52%) jQuery
5 8 (6.02%) RESTful
6 7 (5.26%) CSS
6 7 (5.26%) HTML
7 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.01%) Entity Framework
8 4 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (2.26%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET Core
9 3 (2.26%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 1 (0.75%) AutoMapper
11 1 (0.75%) MDX
11 1 (0.75%) SignalR
11 1 (0.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.50%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.50%) NHS
5 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.50%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Clustering
6 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Windows
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (8.27%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 5 (3.76%) Linux
9 2 (1.50%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.80%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (14.29%) MVC
4 15 (11.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 14 (10.53%) OO
5 14 (10.53%) Project Management
6 13 (9.77%) ITIL
6 13 (9.77%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (9.02%) Scrum
8 11 (8.27%) Data Security
9 10 (7.52%) Data Analysis
9 10 (7.52%) E-Commerce
9 10 (7.52%) Migration
10 9 (6.77%) ETL
10 9 (6.77%) TDD
11 8 (6.02%) BDD
11 8 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (6.02%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (6.02%) Dependency Injection
11 8 (6.02%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) SQL
2 23 (17.29%) C#
3 17 (12.78%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.77%) T-SQL
5 7 (5.26%) PHP
6 5 (3.76%) Java
6 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.01%) VBA
8 2 (1.50%) C
8 2 (1.50%) C++
8 2 (1.50%) X++
9 1 (0.75%) ANSI C
9 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) R
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.77%) MCSE
3 6 (4.51%) Degree
4 3 (2.26%) MCP
5 2 (1.50%) CCNA
5 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) ACCA
6 1 (0.75%) CCA
6 1 (0.75%) CIMA
6 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.75%) HNC
6 1 (0.75%) HND
6 1 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.75%) MCITP
6 1 (0.75%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.75%) PhD
6 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.02%) SLA
2 7 (5.26%) PMO
3 3 (2.26%) QA
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 34 (25.56%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.77%) XenApp
3 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.01%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
5 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.50%) Firmware
6 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (9.02%) SCCM
2 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.26%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.26%) WSUS
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 32 (24.06%) VMware
2 10 (7.52%) Cisco
3 8 (6.02%) Citrix
4 6 (4.51%) Capita
5 3 (2.26%) Forcepoint
5 3 (2.26%) Oracle
5 3 (2.26%) Sage
5 3 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
5 3 (2.26%) Veeam
6 2 (1.50%) Tableau
7 1 (0.75%) Cognos
7 1 (0.75%) Dell
7 1 (0.75%) HP
7 1 (0.75%) Lotus
7 1 (0.75%) Mitel
7 1 (0.75%) NetApp
7 1 (0.75%) Remedy