Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 11 6
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 148 168 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.96% 18.10% 18.55%
As % of the Vendors category 36.72% 43.19% 40.69%
Number of salaries quoted 117 147 153
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -14.99%
10th Percentile £19,750 £20,900 £20,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £45,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +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 403 389 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 48.91% 41.92% 45.59%
Number of salaries quoted 309 325 322
Lancashire median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,000 £21,275
90th Percentile £56,250 £45,000 £46,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -5 27 £32,500 -23.53% 5
Lancaster -1 23 £47,500 +102.13% 3
Preston -7 23 £41,000 +13.89% 9
Blackburn +5 20 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Burnley +5 10 £25,750 -6.36% 4
Skelmersdale -6 4 £37,500 +32.74%
Accrington +2 3 £17,000 +21.43% 1
Blackpool -7 3 £23,000 -34.29% 2
Newton-le-Willows +1 1 £45,000 +50.00%
Lytham St Annes 0 1 £16,474 -25.12%
Morecambe - 1 £27,500 - 1
Darwen - 1 £29,000 -
Rossendale - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 69 (46.62%) SQL Server
2 62 (41.89%) Windows
3 52 (35.14%) SQL
4 37 (25.00%) C#
4 37 (25.00%) .NET
5 34 (22.97%) T-SQL
6 28 (18.92%) ASP.NET
7 26 (17.57%) ITIL
7 26 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (16.22%) MVC
9 24 (16.22%) Finance
9 24 (16.22%) Active Directory
9 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
10 23 (15.54%) VMware
11 21 (14.19%) Management Information System
12 20 (13.51%) CRM
13 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (12.16%) OO
15 17 (11.49%) Retail
15 17 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (11.49%) Degree
15 17 (11.49%) Analytics
16 16 (10.81%) Mentoring
16 16 (10.81%) Windows Server
16 16 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
16 16 (10.81%) SCCM
16 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
17 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
17 15 (10.14%) Process Management

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 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.78%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.73%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (2.03%) IIS
5 1 (0.68%) CMS
5 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 13 (8.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (5.41%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (4.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 5 (3.38%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.68%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.43%) Office 365
2 3 (2.03%) Dynamics 365
2 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.03%) OneDrive
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) VLAN
2 9 (6.08%) Firewall
3 7 (4.73%) LAN
3 7 (4.73%) WAN
4 6 (4.05%) SAN
5 4 (2.70%) Network Security
6 3 (2.03%) 3G
6 3 (2.03%) 4G
6 3 (2.03%) Internet
6 3 (2.03%) VPN
6 3 (2.03%) Wireless
7 2 (1.35%) DNS
7 2 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.68%) DHCP
8 1 (0.68%) Intranet
8 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (46.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (10.81%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (9.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 14 (9.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (8.78%) DTS
6 12 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (7.43%) Power BI
7 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (7.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.70%) MySQL
9 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.35%) Redis
10 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.68%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 7 (4.73%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.35%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Selenium
3 1 (0.68%) WebDriver
General
1 24 (16.22%) Finance
2 17 (11.49%) Retail
3 8 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.70%) Advertising
6 3 (2.03%) Legal
7 2 (1.35%) Banking
8 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.68%) Back Office
8 1 (0.68%) Games
8 1 (0.68%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (28.38%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) .NET Developer
2 25 (16.89%) Analyst
3 16 (10.81%) C# Developer
4 15 (10.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 13 (8.78%) SQL Analyst
6 11 (7.43%) Administrator
7 10 (6.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 10 (6.76%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 10 (6.76%) IT Manager
7 10 (6.76%) Software Developer
7 10 (6.76%) Support Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (6.08%) Applications Support
8 9 (6.08%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) SQL BI Developer
8 9 (6.08%) SQL Developer
8 9 (6.08%) SQL Support Analyst
8 9 (6.08%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.00%) .NET
2 28 (18.92%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 14 (9.46%) CSS
5 13 (8.78%) HTML
5 13 (8.78%) MDX
6 12 (8.11%) XML
7 11 (7.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (6.76%) Web Services
9 9 (6.08%) SOAP
10 8 (5.41%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 8 (5.41%) RESTful
11 7 (4.73%) WCF
12 6 (4.05%) jQuery
12 6 (4.05%) XSL
13 5 (3.38%) .NET Framework
14 4 (2.70%) REST
15 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 3 (2.03%) Entity Framework
15 3 (2.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.41%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.41%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.05%) NHS
5 5 (3.38%) iPad
6 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.03%) CCTV
7 3 (2.03%) Chip and PIN
7 3 (2.03%) Contactless
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.68%) BBC
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) Smart Meter
9 1 (0.68%) Tandem
9 1 (0.68%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 62 (41.89%) Windows
2 25 (16.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (12.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (10.81%) Windows Server
5 15 (10.14%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.78%) Windows 10
7 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.73%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.05%) Linux
10 3 (2.03%) Unix
10 3 (2.03%) VMS
11 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (17.57%) Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) ITIL
2 24 (16.22%) MVC
3 20 (13.51%) CRM
4 18 (12.16%) OO
5 17 (11.49%) Analytics
6 16 (10.81%) Mentoring
7 15 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (10.14%) Process Management
8 14 (9.46%) Web Application Development
9 13 (8.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 13 (8.78%) Dashboard Development
9 13 (8.78%) Data Analytics
9 13 (8.78%) Project Management
10 11 (7.43%) E-Commerce
11 10 (6.76%) Service Management
11 10 (6.76%) TDD
12 9 (6.08%) ERP
12 9 (6.08%) Service Delivery
13 8 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.14%) SQL
2 37 (25.00%) C#
3 34 (22.97%) T-SQL
4 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 13 (8.78%) VBA
6 5 (3.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.70%) C
7 4 (2.70%) PHP
8 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.35%) X++
9 1 (0.68%) Python
9 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 17 (11.49%) Degree
2 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.38%) CCNA
3 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.70%) MCP
4 4 (2.70%) MCSE
5 3 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) NVQ Level 4
5 3 (2.03%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.68%) ACCA
6 1 (0.68%) CIMA
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) SLA
2 6 (4.05%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.05%) PMO
3 3 (2.03%) QA
4 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.05%) vSphere
4 4 (2.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (10.81%) SCCM
2 6 (4.05%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (15.54%) VMware
2 14 (9.46%) Tableau
3 11 (7.43%) Citrix
4 10 (6.76%) Cisco
5 9 (6.08%) Cognos
6 8 (5.41%) IBM
7 6 (4.05%) Capita
7 6 (4.05%) HP
7 6 (4.05%) Intel
7 6 (4.05%) Juniper
7 6 (4.05%) ProCurve
7 6 (4.05%) Sophos
8 4 (2.70%) Google
8 4 (2.70%) Oracle
9 3 (2.03%) Forcepoint
9 3 (2.03%) Snow
10 2 (1.35%) Apple
10 2 (1.35%) SAP
10 2 (1.35%) Twitter
10 2 (1.35%) Wyse