Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 10
Rank change year-on-year +2 +3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 127 152 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 17.84% 18.51% 17.96%
As % of the Vendors category 46.35% 39.28% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 100 120 148
Lancashire median annual salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.86% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £18,000 £19,750 £20,750
90th Percentile £47,698 £56,375 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% +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 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 274 387 396
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 38.48% 47.14% 42.08%
Number of salaries quoted 213 295 330
Lancashire median annual salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £19,000 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £45,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 +12 36 £30,250 -26.44% 14
Blackburn -1 22 £20,500 -31.67% 3
Blackpool +6 20 £46,903 +103.93% 1
Chorley -6 14 £36,000 +6.67% 5
Lancaster +2 7 £35,000 -26.32% 2
Rossendale +3 3 £28,500 -12.31%
Newton-le-Willows +2 3 £45,000 - 1
Burnley -2 2 - - 4
Accrington -5 2 £35,000 +105.88%
Skelmersdale +5 1 £40,000 +6.67% 1
Morecambe 0 1 £32,500 +18.18% 1
Nelson - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 57 (44.88%) Windows
2 46 (36.22%) SQL
2 46 (36.22%) Active Directory
3 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (25.98%) SQL Server
5 31 (24.41%) Firewall
6 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
7 24 (18.90%) .NET
7 24 (18.90%) Windows Server
8 23 (18.11%) Windows 7
8 23 (18.11%) C#
8 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
9 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
10 21 (16.54%) Linux
11 20 (15.75%) CSS
11 20 (15.75%) Hyper-V
11 20 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
12 19 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (14.96%) VPN
12 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Excel
14 16 (12.60%) jQuery
14 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
14 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
15 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET
15 15 (11.81%) HTML
16 14 (11.02%) ITIL
16 14 (11.02%) Office 365
16 14 (11.02%) Power BI
17 13 (10.24%) AngularJS

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 26 (20.47%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.57%) Apache
4 2 (1.57%) IIS
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.79%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 22 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (3.15%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (5.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (1.57%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.79%) Sage 500
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.02%) Office 365
3 8 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.51%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.41%) Firewall
2 19 (14.96%) VPN
3 13 (10.24%) MPLS
3 13 (10.24%) VoIP
4 12 (9.45%) Skype
5 10 (7.87%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.30%) LAN
6 8 (6.30%) WAN
7 6 (4.72%) NAS
8 5 (3.94%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (3.94%) Wireless
9 4 (3.15%) VLAN
10 2 (1.57%) Broadband
10 2 (1.57%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.57%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.57%) DSL
10 2 (1.57%) Internet
10 2 (1.57%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.57%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.98%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (11.02%) Power BI
4 12 (9.45%) Relational Database
5 9 (7.09%) RDBMS
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2014
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.30%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (4.72%) DB2
8 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.36%) Redis
9 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.57%) Cognos Framework Manager
10 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.57%) MongoDB
10 2 (1.57%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.57%) QlikView
10 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 5 (3.94%) Hudson
2 5 (3.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (3.94%) Vagrant
3 4 (3.15%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.36%) JIRA
5 2 (1.57%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (10.24%) Retail
2 11 (8.66%) Finance
3 10 (7.87%) French Language
3 10 (7.87%) German Language
4 9 (7.09%) Advertising
5 7 (5.51%) Dutch Language
6 5 (3.94%) Legal
7 4 (3.15%) Italian Language
8 2 (1.57%) Back Office
8 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (25.20%) Analyst
2 24 (18.90%) Developer
3 14 (11.02%) IT Support
3 14 (11.02%) Support Engineer
4 10 (7.87%) Analyst Programmer
4 10 (7.87%) Programmer
5 9 (7.09%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (6.30%) Support Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.94%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) AS400 Developer
8 5 (3.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.94%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) IT Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (3.94%) RPG Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.90%) .NET
2 20 (15.75%) CSS
3 16 (12.60%) jQuery
4 15 (11.81%) ASP.NET
4 15 (11.81%) HTML
5 13 (10.24%) AngularJS
5 13 (10.24%) Web Services
6 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (9.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (7.87%) Ajax
7 10 (7.87%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (7.87%) RESTful
8 9 (7.09%) WinForms
9 5 (3.94%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (2.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (2.36%) XML
11 2 (1.57%) .NET Core
11 2 (1.57%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.57%) JSON
11 2 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.30%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 6 (4.72%) AS400
4 6 (4.72%) iSeries
5 5 (3.94%) NHS
6 3 (2.36%) Clustering
6 3 (2.36%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.36%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.36%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.57%) EPoS
7 2 (1.57%) iPhone
7 2 (1.57%) Replication
7 2 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.57%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.79%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.79%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.88%) Windows
2 24 (18.90%) Windows Server
3 23 (18.11%) Windows 7
4 21 (16.54%) Linux
5 16 (12.60%) Windows 10
6 11 (8.66%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (6.30%) Android
9 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.57%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.57%) Unix
12 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.35%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (15.75%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
4 14 (11.02%) ITIL
5 12 (9.45%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (8.66%) SDLC
7 10 (7.87%) CRM
7 10 (7.87%) Decision-Making
7 10 (7.87%) Project Management
8 9 (7.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (7.09%) Load Balancing
9 8 (6.30%) Coaching
9 8 (6.30%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (6.30%) High Availability
9 8 (6.30%) Migration
9 8 (6.30%) MVC
10 7 (5.51%) Business Analysis
10 7 (5.51%) Deployment Automation
10 7 (5.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.22%) SQL
2 23 (18.11%) C#
2 23 (18.11%) JavaScript
3 9 (7.09%) Java
4 7 (5.51%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.72%) C
5 6 (4.72%) Python
5 6 (4.72%) RPG
5 6 (4.72%) RPG IV
6 5 (3.94%) Go
6 5 (3.94%) Ruby
7 3 (2.36%) TypeScript
8 1 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
8 1 (0.79%) PHP
8 1 (0.79%) R
8 1 (0.79%) VB
8 1 (0.79%) VB6
8 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
2 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.94%) RHCE
3 5 (3.94%) RHCSA
4 4 (3.15%) MCITP
5 3 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.36%) MCSE
6 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.79%) CCA
7 1 (0.79%) CCNA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.79%) MCP
7 1 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.79%) PhD
7 1 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.09%) SLA
2 6 (4.72%) PMO
3 2 (1.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 46 (36.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (15.75%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.72%) XenApp
5 5 (3.94%) Docker
6 4 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (5.51%) Ansible
2 5 (3.94%) Consul
2 5 (3.94%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (3.94%) Grafana
2 5 (3.94%) Graphite
2 5 (3.94%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.94%) Nagios
2 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.94%) Opsview
2 5 (3.94%) Packer
2 5 (3.94%) Puppet
2 5 (3.94%) Salt
2 5 (3.94%) Terraform
2 5 (3.94%) ZABBIX
3 4 (3.15%) WSUS
4 3 (2.36%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.36%) SCCM
5 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) QRadar
Vendors
1 12 (9.45%) Cisco
1 12 (9.45%) Citrix
1 12 (9.45%) VMware
2 9 (7.09%) Red Hat
3 8 (6.30%) IBM
4 6 (4.72%) Tableau
5 5 (3.94%) McAfee
5 5 (3.94%) Oracle
6 4 (3.15%) Veeam
6 4 (3.15%) Wyse
7 3 (2.36%) Apple
7 3 (2.36%) Dell
7 3 (2.36%) HP
7 3 (2.36%) NetApp
7 3 (2.36%) NETGEAR
7 3 (2.36%) SonicWALL
7 3 (2.36%) WatchGuard
8 2 (1.57%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.57%) Remedy
8 2 (1.57%) Sage