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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 48 89 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 11.94% 22.88% 17.83%
As % of the Vendors category 27.59% 54.27% 35.04%
Number of salaries quoted 43 78 65
Median salary £34,500 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.15% -2.98%  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,200 £23,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,650 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.63% +1.33%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all 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 174 164 234
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 43.28% 42.16% 50.87%
Number of salaries quoted 154 136 199
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,850 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +1 9 £35,000 +11.11%
Blackburn +6 8 £19,500 -22.82%
Burnley -2 8 £35,000 -
Preston -23 7 £43,750 +9.37% 4
Lancaster - 6 £40,000 - 1
Blackpool -14 5 £22,500 -6.25%
Accrington - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 69 (50.36%) SQL Server
2 57 (41.61%) Windows
3 55 (40.15%) SQL
4 42 (30.66%) Active Directory
5 38 (27.74%) C#
6 36 (26.28%) .NET
7 32 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
8 28 (20.44%) T-SQL
9 27 (19.71%) Windows Server
10 25 (18.25%) ASP.NET
10 25 (18.25%) VMware
11 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
12 21 (15.33%) MS Exchange
12 21 (15.33%) WAN
12 21 (15.33%) Internet
13 20 (14.60%) ITIL
14 19 (13.87%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (13.87%) Firewall
15 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
15 18 (13.14%) Linux
16 17 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 16 (11.68%) MVC
17 16 (11.68%) Unix
18 15 (10.95%) Solaris
18 15 (10.95%) Oracle
18 15 (10.95%) Cisco
18 15 (10.95%) WCF
19 14 (10.22%) Degree
19 14 (10.22%) LAN

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 21 (15.33%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.30%) IIS
3 7 (5.11%) IBM Notes
4 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.19%) Confluence
6 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.73%) GroupWise
6 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (16.79%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.73%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.73%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.65%) SaaS
2 4 (2.92%) Office 365
3 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.73%) IaaS
4 1 (0.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.33%) Internet
1 21 (15.33%) WAN
2 19 (13.87%) Firewall
3 14 (10.22%) LAN
4 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.11%) FTP
5 7 (5.11%) HTTP
5 7 (5.11%) SMTP
5 7 (5.11%) VPN
6 6 (4.38%) Intrusion Detection
6 6 (4.38%) Network Security
7 3 (2.19%) DECT
7 3 (2.19%) DNS
7 3 (2.19%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.73%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.73%) DHCP
8 1 (0.73%) SAN
8 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (50.36%) SQL Server
2 17 (12.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
3 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (8.03%) Power BI
3 11 (8.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.38%) MySQL
6 5 (3.65%) MongoDB
6 5 (3.65%) RDBMS
6 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
6 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (2.92%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (2.19%) DTS
8 3 (2.19%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Power View
9 2 (1.46%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 10 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.19%) JIRA
4 2 (1.46%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.46%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 9 (6.57%) Retail
2 8 (5.84%) Advertising
2 8 (5.84%) Finance
3 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.19%) Marketing
4 2 (1.46%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.73%) Automotive
5 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (39.42%) Analyst
2 36 (26.28%) Developer
3 20 (14.60%) Support Analyst
4 19 (13.87%) .NET Developer
5 16 (11.68%) IT Analyst
6 15 (10.95%) C# Developer
7 14 (10.22%) IT Support
7 14 (10.22%) IT Support Analyst
8 12 (8.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (8.76%) Service Analyst
8 12 (8.76%) SQL Developer
9 10 (7.30%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (5.11%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) Applications Support
11 6 (4.38%) Applications Support Analyst
11 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
11 6 (4.38%) Junior
11 6 (4.38%) Programmer
12 5 (3.65%) Analyst Programmer
12 5 (3.65%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.28%) .NET
2 25 (18.25%) ASP.NET
3 15 (10.95%) WCF
4 12 (8.76%) ASP.NET MVC
4 12 (8.76%) SOAP
5 11 (8.03%) CSS
5 11 (8.03%) HTML
5 11 (8.03%) Web Services
6 9 (6.57%) Ajax
6 9 (6.57%) jQuery
6 9 (6.57%) RESTful
6 9 (6.57%) WinForms
7 7 (5.11%) XML
8 6 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (4.38%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (3.65%) MDX
9 5 (3.65%) XSL
10 4 (2.92%) .NET Framework
10 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
10 4 (2.92%) ASP.NET MVC 5
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.49%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (7.30%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.57%) Computer Science
4 8 (5.84%) iPad
5 6 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.38%) Clustering
5 6 (4.38%) iSeries
5 6 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.65%) AS400
6 5 (3.65%) EPoS
6 5 (3.65%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.65%) Tandem
7 4 (2.92%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.19%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.19%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.19%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.46%) iPhone
9 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.46%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 57 (41.61%) Windows
2 27 (19.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (13.14%) Linux
4 16 (11.68%) Unix
5 15 (10.95%) Solaris
6 13 (9.49%) Windows 7
7 4 (2.92%) AIX
7 4 (2.92%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.92%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.19%) CentOS
8 3 (2.19%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.19%) Windows NT
9 2 (1.46%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.73%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (14.60%) ITIL
3 19 (13.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (13.14%) Business Intelligence
5 16 (11.68%) MVC
6 14 (10.22%) SDLC
7 12 (8.76%) CRM
8 9 (6.57%) Web Application Development
9 8 (5.84%) Test Automation
10 7 (5.11%) Analytics
10 7 (5.11%) Data Analysis
10 7 (5.11%) ERP
11 6 (4.38%) Change Management
11 6 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (4.38%) Data Analytics
11 6 (4.38%) Project Management
11 6 (4.38%) Threat Analysis
11 6 (4.38%) Unit Testing
11 6 (4.38%) Web Development
12 5 (3.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 55 (40.15%) SQL
2 38 (27.74%) C#
3 28 (20.44%) T-SQL
4 12 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.30%) VB
6 7 (5.11%) VBA
7 6 (4.38%) VB6
8 5 (3.65%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.92%) C++
10 2 (1.46%) ActionScript
10 2 (1.46%) ActionScript 3.0
11 1 (0.73%) C
11 1 (0.73%) RPG
11 1 (0.73%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 18 (13.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (10.22%) Degree
3 5 (3.65%) MCSE
4 4 (2.92%) CISSP
4 4 (2.92%) RHCE
4 4 (2.92%) SCNA
4 4 (2.92%) SCSA
4 4 (2.92%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.46%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.73%) MCAD
6 1 (0.73%) MCPD
6 1 (0.73%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) SLA
2 8 (5.84%) QA
3 2 (1.46%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (30.66%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.03%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.11%) Sendmail
4 3 (2.19%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.73%) NDS
6 1 (0.73%) NetIQ eDirectory
6 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.73%) vSphere
6 1 (0.73%) XenApp
6 1 (0.73%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 3 (2.19%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.19%) SCCM
3 1 (0.73%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (18.25%) VMware
2 15 (10.95%) Cisco
2 15 (10.95%) Oracle
3 8 (5.84%) DevExpress
3 8 (5.84%) Tableau
4 7 (5.11%) CheckPoint
4 7 (5.11%) Citrix
4 7 (5.11%) Lotus
5 4 (2.92%) Avaya
5 4 (2.92%) NetApp
6 3 (2.19%) Apple
6 3 (2.19%) Canon
6 3 (2.19%) Wyse
7 2 (1.46%) Guidewire
7 2 (1.46%) Pega
7 2 (1.46%) Talend
7 2 (1.46%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.73%) Mitel
8 1 (0.73%) Panasonic
8 1 (0.73%) Trend Micro
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