Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 23 November 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
Lancashire > Preston
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 5 14
Rank change year-on-year -14 +9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 57 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 11.84% 24.89% 15.15%
As % of the Vendors category 46.03% 58.76% 38.46%
Number of salaries quoted 26 38 29
Preston median annual salary £36,250 £30,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.89% -5.38% -8.45%
10th Percentile £18,000 £20,525 £21,150
90th Percentile £57,500 £42,875 £44,500
Lancashire median annual salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% -14.73%

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 Preston.

All Vendors
Preston
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 63 97 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 25.71% 42.36% 39.39%
Number of salaries quoted 53 78 68
Preston median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £18,000 £21,175 £21,175
90th Percentile £57,000 £42,875 £45,750
Lancashire median annual salary £35,500 £35,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +1.43% -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Preston

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Preston.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Preston

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Preston

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Preston over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Preston

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Preston region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 9 (31.03%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
3 8 (27.59%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
4 6 (20.69%) XML
4 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
4 6 (20.69%) Retail
4 6 (20.69%) WCF
5 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
5 5 (17.24%) IBM
5 5 (17.24%) XSL
5 5 (17.24%) SOAP
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
6 4 (13.79%) Project Management
6 4 (13.79%) Migration
6 4 (13.79%) QA
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
7 3 (10.34%) Finance
7 3 (10.34%) ITIL
8 2 (6.90%) CSS
8 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
8 2 (6.90%) HTML
8 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.90%) Cognos

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos TM1
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) 3G
1 1 (3.45%) 4G
1 1 (3.45%) Firewall
1 1 (3.45%) LAN
1 1 (3.45%) LDAP
1 1 (3.45%) Skype
1 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.45%) VoIP
1 1 (3.45%) VPN
1 1 (3.45%) WAN
1 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
3 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Redis
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Bugzilla
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Selenium
1 1 (3.45%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (20.69%) Retail
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Principal .NET Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Principal Developer
4 3 (10.34%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (10.34%) First Line Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (10.34%) IT Support
4 3 (10.34%) Junior
5 2 (6.90%) Administrator
5 2 (6.90%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Junior Project Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Development Team Leader
6 1 (3.45%) IT Administrator
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (3.45%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Service Desk Manager
6 1 (3.45%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (41.38%) .NET
2 6 (20.69%) ASP.NET
2 6 (20.69%) WCF
2 6 (20.69%) XML
3 5 (17.24%) SOAP
3 5 (17.24%) XSL
4 2 (6.90%) CSS
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) jQuery
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.45%) Ajax
5 1 (3.45%) JSON
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.45%) CCTV
1 1 (3.45%) Chip and PIN
1 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.45%) Contactless
1 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
1 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
1 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
1 1 (3.45%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 9 (31.03%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
2 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) VMS
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) E-Commerce
2 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
3 4 (13.79%) Migration
3 4 (13.79%) PRINCE2
3 4 (13.79%) Project Management
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) ERP
5 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.45%) Coaching
6 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.45%) Demand Forecasting
6 1 (3.45%) Demand Management
6 1 (3.45%) Functional Testing
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.45%) Line Management
6 1 (3.45%) Network Management
6 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (3.45%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.45%) X++
Qualifications
1 2 (6.90%) Degree
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.45%) ACCA
2 1 (3.45%) CIMA
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.45%) MCP
2 1 (3.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
2 2 (6.90%) PMO
3 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) IBM
2 2 (6.90%) Capita
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco
2 2 (6.90%) Cognos
3 1 (3.45%) Apple
3 1 (3.45%) Avaya
3 1 (3.45%) VMware