Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 14 5
Rank change year-on-year +9 -9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 169 114 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 18.63% 13.36% 24.33%
As % of the Vendors category 43.22% 32.57% 55.56%
Number of salaries quoted 147 96 183
Lancashire median annual salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% - -7.14%
10th Percentile £23,913 £18,000 £21,250
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% - -

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 391 350 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 43.11% 41.03% 43.79%
Number of salaries quoted 329 301 278
Lancashire median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £24,200 £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 25 June 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 25 June 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
Chorley +2 44 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Preston +11 32 £37,500 +5.63% 10
Blackburn +4 29 £28,000 +47.37% 4
Lancaster -4 17 £47,500 +18.75%
Blackpool +11 16 £29,500 +31.11% 1
Burnley +7 5 £26,000 -30.67% 2
Lytham St Annes - 3 £37,500 - 1
Newton-le-Willows - 3 £34,000 - 1
Accrington -6 2 £38,750 +121.43%
Skelmersdale +6 1 £40,000 +79.78% 2
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 86 (50.89%) SQL Server
2 69 (40.83%) Windows
3 56 (33.14%) SQL
4 48 (28.40%) VMware
5 47 (27.81%) Active Directory
6 45 (26.63%) .NET
7 43 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
8 41 (24.26%) C#
9 39 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 38 (22.49%) ASP.NET
11 37 (21.89%) MVC
12 33 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
13 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
14 28 (16.57%) SAN
14 28 (16.57%) OO
14 28 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
15 27 (15.98%) Office 365
16 26 (15.38%) JavaScript
17 25 (14.79%) T-SQL
17 25 (14.79%) Data Warehouse
18 24 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
18 24 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
19 23 (13.61%) MCSE
19 23 (13.61%) Finance
20 22 (13.02%) Windows Server
21 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
21 21 (12.43%) Retail
21 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 21 (12.43%) SCCM

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 10 (5.92%) MS Exchange
2 9 (5.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.37%) CMS
4 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.18%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.18%) IIS
4 2 (1.18%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 43 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.18%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.59%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (2.96%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.59%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.98%) Office 365
2 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.14%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.78%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.59%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.57%) SAN
2 13 (7.69%) LAN
3 10 (5.92%) DNS
3 10 (5.92%) Firewall
4 9 (5.33%) WAN
5 7 (4.14%) DHCP
5 7 (4.14%) Network Security
5 7 (4.14%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.14%) VLAN
6 5 (2.96%) Internet
7 4 (2.37%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.18%) Broadband
8 2 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.18%) Intranet
8 2 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.59%) DWDM
9 1 (0.59%) Skype
9 1 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.59%) WebEx
9 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (50.89%) SQL Server
2 28 (16.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 25 (14.79%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (12.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (9.47%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (5.33%) MySQL
6 9 (5.33%) OLAP
7 7 (4.14%) Big Data
8 6 (3.55%) DTS
8 6 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.96%) OLTP
9 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (2.37%) OLAP Cube
10 4 (2.37%) Power BI
10 4 (2.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.78%) MS Access
11 3 (1.78%) QlikView
11 3 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (1.18%) Snowflake Schema
12 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (12.43%) Visual Studio
2 5 (2.96%) ERwin
3 4 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (1.18%) NUnit
5 1 (0.59%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.59%) JIRA
5 1 (0.59%) MorphX
5 1 (0.59%) Selenium
5 1 (0.59%) Selenium IDE
General
1 23 (13.61%) Finance
2 21 (12.43%) Retail
3 6 (3.55%) Advertising
4 5 (2.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.37%) Legal
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.78%) Back Office
6 3 (1.78%) Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Local Government
7 2 (1.18%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 56 (33.14%) Developer
2 34 (20.12%) .NET Developer
3 27 (15.98%) C# Developer
4 24 (14.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 22 (13.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (11.83%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 20 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (11.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 19 (11.24%) Analyst
8 18 (10.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (10.65%) Support Engineer
9 15 (8.88%) Software Developer
10 14 (8.28%) ASP.NET Developer
11 13 (7.69%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 11 (6.51%) Project Manager
13 10 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (5.92%) C# Software Developer
13 10 (5.92%) Desktop Support
14 9 (5.33%) .NET Software Developer
14 9 (5.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.63%) .NET
2 38 (22.49%) ASP.NET
3 28 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (12.43%) HTML
5 20 (11.83%) CSS
6 19 (11.24%) ASP.NET Web API
7 16 (9.47%) RESTful
8 15 (8.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 13 (7.69%) jQuery
10 8 (4.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 7 (4.14%) .NET Framework
11 7 (4.14%) AngularJS
11 7 (4.14%) HTML5
12 5 (2.96%) XML
13 4 (2.37%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 4 (2.37%) SOAP
13 4 (2.37%) Web Services
14 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET Core
14 3 (1.78%) KnockoutJS
14 3 (1.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.20%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (10.65%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (3.55%) Driving Licence
3 6 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.96%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.37%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.18%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.59%) Clustering
7 1 (0.59%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 69 (40.83%) Windows
2 39 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (13.02%) Windows Server
4 21 (12.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 10 (5.92%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.96%) Linux
9 3 (1.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) Solaris
10 1 (0.59%) Unix
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.89%) MVC
2 33 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (16.57%) OO
4 24 (14.20%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (11.83%) E-Commerce
6 19 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (10.65%) Web Application Development
8 17 (10.06%) ITIL
8 17 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
8 17 (10.06%) TDD
9 16 (9.47%) BDD
9 16 (9.47%) Dependency Injection
9 16 (9.47%) Scrum
10 15 (8.88%) Project Management
11 14 (8.28%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 11 (6.51%) ETL
14 10 (5.92%) Data Analysis
14 10 (5.92%) Data Security
14 10 (5.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 56 (33.14%) SQL
2 41 (24.26%) C#
3 26 (15.38%) JavaScript
4 25 (14.79%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.14%) PHP
5 7 (4.14%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.55%) Java
7 5 (2.96%) VBA
8 3 (1.78%) C
8 3 (1.78%) C++
8 3 (1.78%) VB
9 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.18%) VC++
10 1 (0.59%) ANSI C
10 1 (0.59%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (13.61%) MCSE
3 7 (4.14%) Degree
4 3 (1.78%) MCP
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.18%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) CCA
6 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.59%) HNC
6 1 (0.59%) HND
6 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.59%) MCITP
6 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) SLA
2 5 (2.96%) PMO
3 2 (1.18%) QA
4 1 (0.59%) NEBOSH
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (27.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.14%) vSphere
4 6 (3.55%) XenApp
5 5 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.37%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.18%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) Docker
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (12.43%) SCCM
2 5 (2.96%) FortiGate
2 5 (2.96%) vCenter Server
2 5 (2.96%) WSUS
3 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.59%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.59%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.59%) Rancher
Vendors
1 48 (28.40%) VMware
2 14 (8.28%) Cisco
3 7 (4.14%) HP
4 6 (3.55%) Citrix
5 5 (2.96%) Intel
5 5 (2.96%) Juniper
5 5 (2.96%) ProCurve
5 5 (2.96%) Sophos
6 4 (2.37%) Capita
6 4 (2.37%) Nokia
6 4 (2.37%) Oracle
7 3 (1.78%) Forcepoint
7 3 (1.78%) Tableau
7 3 (1.78%) Veeam
8 2 (1.18%) Cognos
8 2 (1.18%) Lotus
8 2 (1.18%) Sage
9 1 (0.59%) Avaya
9 1 (0.59%) Dell
9 1 (0.59%) NetApp