Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 10 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 125 148 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.12% 17.51% 22.93%
As % of the Vendors category 42.66% 44.05% 53.21%
Number of salaries quoted 103 116 184
Lancashire median annual salary £34,000 £32,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.62% -8.45% +1.43%
10th Percentile £18,750 £18,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £51,750 £45,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £43,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +14.67% -2.60% +2.67%

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 293 336 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 40.14% 39.76% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 226 263 312
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -1.41% -5.33%
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £22,825
90th Percentile £52,000 £47,500 £47,500
North West median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.94% +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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +19 35 £27,500 -22.54% 20
Blackpool 0 23 £32,250 +18.35% 12
Blackburn +2 18 £21,000 -4.55% 11
Chorley -3 9 £33,750 +3.85% 5
Lancaster -1 7 £35,000 +12.00% 1
Newton-le-Willows +2 3 £34,000 -24.44%
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 1
Accrington -4 2 £35,000 +105.88%
Skelmersdale +8 1 £40,000 +6.67% 2
Burnley +6 1 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Nelson +1 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 43 (34.40%) SQL
1 43 (34.40%) Windows
2 38 (30.40%) Active Directory
3 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
4 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Office
5 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
6 20 (16.00%) VMware
7 19 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 19 (15.20%) C#
8 18 (14.40%) .NET
8 18 (14.40%) ITIL
8 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Excel
8 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
9 17 (13.60%) MS Exchange
9 17 (13.60%) Linux
10 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
10 16 (12.80%) Firewall
11 14 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (11.20%) Cisco
11 14 (11.20%) MVC
11 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
12 13 (10.40%) Windows 10
12 13 (10.40%) Retail
12 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (10.40%) VPN
13 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
13 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (9.60%) Decision-Making

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 17 (13.60%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.20%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.60%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.80%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.80%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.80%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 28 (22.40%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (14.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (1.60%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.80%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (6.40%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (5.60%) Office 365
4 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.80%) Firewall
2 13 (10.40%) VPN
3 8 (6.40%) MPLS
3 8 (6.40%) Skype
4 6 (4.80%) VoIP
5 5 (4.00%) NAS
6 4 (3.20%) Internet
6 4 (3.20%) LAN
7 3 (2.40%) DHCP
7 3 (2.40%) DNS
7 3 (2.40%) Network Security
7 3 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.40%) SAN
7 3 (2.40%) WAN
7 3 (2.40%) Wireless
8 2 (1.60%) Broadband
8 2 (1.60%) DSL
8 2 (1.60%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.80%) PBX
9 1 (0.80%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.80%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.20%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (8.00%) Power BI
5 9 (7.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.60%) MySQL
7 6 (4.80%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (4.00%) DB2
8 5 (4.00%) QlikView
9 4 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.40%) OLAP
10 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
11 2 (1.60%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (1.60%) Cognos Framework Manager
11 2 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.60%) OLTP
11 2 (1.60%) Snowflake Schema
12 1 (0.80%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.80%) Redis
12 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.20%) Visual Studio
2 4 (3.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.40%) Hudson
3 3 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.40%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.60%) ERwin
5 1 (0.80%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.80%) MorphX
5 1 (0.80%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (10.40%) Retail
2 10 (8.00%) Finance
3 5 (4.00%) German Language
4 4 (3.20%) Advertising
4 4 (3.20%) French Language
4 4 (3.20%) Italian Language
4 4 (3.20%) Legal
5 3 (2.40%) Dutch Language
5 3 (2.40%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.60%) Law
6 2 (1.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.80%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 32 (25.60%) Analyst
1 32 (25.60%) Developer
2 14 (11.20%) IT Support
3 10 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.40%) .NET Developer
5 8 (6.40%) IT Analyst
6 7 (5.60%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.60%) Software Developer
7 6 (4.80%) C# Developer
7 6 (4.80%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.00%) Administrator
8 5 (4.00%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.40%) .NET
2 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET
3 11 (8.80%) HTML
4 9 (7.20%) jQuery
5 8 (6.40%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.80%) CSS
8 5 (4.00%) AngularJS
8 5 (4.00%) RESTful
9 4 (3.20%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (2.40%) ASP.NET Core
10 3 (2.40%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.40%) Entity Framework
10 3 (2.40%) KnockoutJS
11 2 (1.60%) .NET Framework
11 2 (1.60%) Ajax
11 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 1 (0.80%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 1 (0.80%) AutoMapper
12 1 (0.80%) SignalR
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.60%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (4.00%) AS400
3 5 (4.00%) iSeries
3 5 (4.00%) NHS
4 4 (3.20%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.60%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.60%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.60%) Smart Meter
6 2 (1.60%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.80%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.80%) Clustering
7 1 (0.80%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 43 (34.40%) Windows
2 21 (16.80%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.40%) Windows 7
4 17 (13.60%) Linux
5 13 (10.40%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (6.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.80%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.40%) Android
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.80%) Unix
11 1 (0.80%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (14.40%) ITIL
3 14 (11.20%) MVC
3 14 (11.20%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (10.40%) Business Intelligence
5 12 (9.60%) Decision-Making
6 11 (8.80%) CRM
7 10 (8.00%) Scrum
8 9 (7.20%) OO
9 8 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.40%) Data Modelling
9 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (6.40%) Mentoring
10 7 (5.60%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.60%) Migration
11 6 (4.80%) Change Management
11 6 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (4.80%) ETL
11 6 (4.80%) Project Management
11 6 (4.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.40%) SQL
2 19 (15.20%) C#
3 16 (12.80%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.80%) Java
5 10 (8.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (4.00%) C
6 5 (4.00%) PHP
6 5 (4.00%) RPG
6 5 (4.00%) RPG IV
7 4 (3.20%) Python
8 3 (2.40%) Go
8 3 (2.40%) Ruby
9 2 (1.60%) X++
10 1 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.80%) R
10 1 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (7.20%) Degree
3 3 (2.40%) RHCE
3 3 (2.40%) RHCSA
4 2 (1.60%) CCA
4 2 (1.60%) CCNA
4 2 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.60%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.60%) MCITP
4 2 (1.60%) MCSE
4 2 (1.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.80%) HNC
5 1 (0.80%) HND
5 1 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.80%) MCP
5 1 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.80%) PhD
5 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) SLA
2 4 (3.20%) PMO
2 4 (3.20%) QA
3 1 (0.80%) GDPR
3 1 (0.80%) NEBOSH
System Software
1 38 (30.40%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.20%) XenApp
4 4 (3.20%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.40%) Docker
5 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.40%) vSphere
5 3 (2.40%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.80%) WSUS
2 3 (2.40%) Ansible
2 3 (2.40%) Consul
2 3 (2.40%) Docker Swarm
2 3 (2.40%) Grafana
2 3 (2.40%) Graphite
2 3 (2.40%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.40%) Nagios
2 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.40%) Opsview
2 3 (2.40%) Packer
2 3 (2.40%) Puppet
2 3 (2.40%) Salt
2 3 (2.40%) Terraform
2 3 (2.40%) vCenter Server
2 3 (2.40%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.60%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.80%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (16.00%) VMware
2 14 (11.20%) Cisco
3 11 (8.80%) Citrix
4 7 (5.60%) IBM
4 7 (5.60%) Red Hat
4 7 (5.60%) Tableau
5 6 (4.80%) Oracle
6 3 (2.40%) McAfee
6 3 (2.40%) Sage
6 3 (2.40%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.40%) Veeam
6 3 (2.40%) Wyse
7 2 (1.60%) Cognos
7 2 (1.60%) Dell
7 2 (1.60%) NetApp
8 1 (0.80%) Apple
8 1 (0.80%) Forcepoint
8 1 (0.80%) Remedy