Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 4 15
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 122 209 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 14.06% 25.93% 15.73%
As % of the Vendors category 35.26% 57.10% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 105 201 145
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £18,000 £21,250 £21,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £61,250 £46,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year - +1.35% +5.71%

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 Lancashire.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 346 366 462
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 39.86% 45.41% 45.70%
Number of salaries quoted 296 305 401
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £19,750 £22,750 £21,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £48,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 -27 22 £42,500 +34.92% 1
Chorley -7 19 £32,500 -7.14%
Blackburn +2 16 £19,000 -32.14% 3
Burnley -4 15 £37,500 +15.38% 2
Blackpool -13 8 £27,250 -59.48% 1
Lancaster +10 7 £40,000 +70.21% 2
Accrington - 6 £17,000 -
Colne - 3 £27,500 -
Rossendale - 2 £33,750 - 1
Nelson - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 51 (41.80%) SQL Server
2 50 (40.98%) Windows
3 40 (32.79%) .NET
4 35 (28.69%) Active Directory
5 34 (27.87%) SQL
6 32 (26.23%) C#
7 27 (22.13%) ASP.NET
8 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
9 21 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
11 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
11 17 (13.93%) T-SQL
11 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
12 16 (13.11%) MVC
13 14 (11.48%) IIS
14 13 (10.66%) ITIL
14 13 (10.66%) Linux
14 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
14 13 (10.66%) VMware
14 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (9.84%) Oracle
15 12 (9.84%) HTML
15 12 (9.84%) JavaScript
15 12 (9.84%) Internet
16 11 (9.02%) CSS
16 11 (9.02%) Migration
16 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure

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 18 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.48%) IIS
3 10 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.46%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.82%) Apache
6 1 (0.82%) Liferay
6 1 (0.82%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.46%) Fireworks
3 3 (2.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.46%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.46%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.64%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.56%) Office 365
3 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.28%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.82%) IaaS
4 1 (0.82%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.82%) PaaS
4 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.84%) Internet
2 8 (6.56%) Firewall
3 6 (4.92%) FTP
3 6 (4.92%) WAN
4 4 (3.28%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.28%) VPN
5 3 (2.46%) HTTP
5 3 (2.46%) LAN
5 3 (2.46%) SAN
5 3 (2.46%) SMTP
6 2 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.64%) Network Security
6 2 (1.64%) Skype
7 1 (0.82%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.82%) LDAP
7 1 (0.82%) VLAN
7 1 (0.82%) VoIP
7 1 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (41.80%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.38%) DTS
4 8 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.92%) MongoDB
5 6 (4.92%) MS Access
6 5 (4.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.46%) Big Data
8 3 (2.46%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (2.46%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.64%) MySQL
9 2 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (6.56%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.46%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.64%) Mercurial
General
1 10 (8.20%) Retail
2 8 (6.56%) Finance
2 8 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.28%) Advertising
3 4 (3.28%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (31.15%) Developer
2 19 (15.57%) .NET Developer
3 18 (14.75%) Analyst
4 15 (12.30%) IT Support
5 11 (9.02%) C# Developer
6 10 (8.20%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (7.38%) Service Desk Engineer
8 8 (6.56%) Administrator
8 8 (6.56%) DBA
8 8 (6.56%) SQL Developer
9 7 (5.74%) Support Technician
10 6 (4.92%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (4.92%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.92%) SQL BI Developer
10 6 (4.92%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.10%) IT Analyst
11 5 (4.10%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (32.79%) .NET
2 27 (22.13%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (9.84%) HTML
5 11 (9.02%) CSS
6 10 (8.20%) jQuery
7 9 (7.38%) AngularJS
7 9 (7.38%) WCF
8 8 (6.56%) KnockoutJS
8 8 (6.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (6.56%) XML
9 6 (4.92%) Ajax
9 6 (4.92%) SOAP
9 6 (4.92%) Web Services
9 6 (4.92%) XSL
10 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (4.10%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (4.10%) MDX
10 5 (4.10%) RESTful
11 4 (3.28%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.84%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.10%) Tandem
4 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Clustering
4 4 (3.28%) Driving Licence
4 4 (3.28%) EPoS
4 4 (3.28%) iPad
5 3 (2.46%) Life Science
5 3 (2.46%) User Experience
6 2 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.64%) NHS
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.82%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (40.98%) Windows
2 22 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 17 (13.93%) Windows 7
4 13 (10.66%) Linux
5 7 (5.74%) Mac OS
6 5 (4.10%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.46%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.46%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.64%) AIX
9 2 (1.64%) CentOS
9 2 (1.64%) Solaris
9 2 (1.64%) Unix
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.21%) Business Intelligence
2 18 (14.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (13.11%) MVC
4 13 (10.66%) ITIL
5 11 (9.02%) Migration
5 11 (9.02%) Unit Testing
5 11 (9.02%) Web Application Development
6 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
7 9 (7.38%) ERP
8 8 (6.56%) Analytics
8 8 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.56%) PRINCE2
8 8 (6.56%) Project Management
9 7 (5.74%) SDLC
9 7 (5.74%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.92%) Scrum
10 6 (4.92%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 34 (27.87%) SQL
2 32 (26.23%) C#
3 17 (13.93%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.74%) VB
5 7 (5.74%) VB.NET
6 6 (4.92%) VBA
7 3 (2.46%) C++
8 2 (1.64%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.64%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (0.82%) C
9 1 (0.82%) PHP
9 1 (0.82%) Progress 4GL
9 1 (0.82%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (5.74%) Degree
3 4 (3.28%) ISEB
3 4 (3.28%) ISTQB
3 4 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (2.46%) MCSE
5 2 (1.64%) MCSA
6 1 (0.82%) MCAD
6 1 (0.82%) MCP
6 1 (0.82%) MCPD
6 1 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.82%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.92%) Data Quality
2 3 (2.46%) QA
2 3 (2.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.64%) PMO
4 1 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (28.69%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.46%) Docker
3 3 (2.46%) Sendmail
3 3 (2.46%) Terminal Services
4 2 (1.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.64%) XenApp
4 2 (1.64%) XenServer
5 1 (0.82%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.82%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (5.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (3.28%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (3.28%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) VMware
2 12 (9.84%) Oracle
3 9 (7.38%) Cisco
4 5 (4.10%) Citrix
4 5 (4.10%) Tableau
5 4 (3.28%) Apple
5 4 (3.28%) Avaya
5 4 (3.28%) CheckPoint
5 4 (3.28%) IBM
5 4 (3.28%) SAP
6 3 (2.46%) Adobe
6 3 (2.46%) Cognos
6 3 (2.46%) Lotus
6 3 (2.46%) Sage
6 3 (2.46%) Teradata
6 3 (2.46%) Verint
7 2 (1.64%) DevExpress
7 2 (1.64%) NetApp
7 2 (1.64%) Trend Micro
7 2 (1.64%) Xamarin
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
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Itecco
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + healthcare, bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
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Lancashire
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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Rossendale
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + good benefits package + training
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Burnley
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Blackburn
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