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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 25 1 15
Rank change year-on-year -24 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 6 23 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 5.04% 38.98% 9.46%
As % of the Vendors category 14.63% 100.00% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 7
Median salary £27,500 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.66% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +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 Preston.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 41 23 22
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 34.45% 38.98% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 36 17 20
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.64% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £19,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Preston

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 17 (51.52%) SQL
3 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
4 13 (39.39%) .NET
4 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (36.36%) C#
5 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
6 11 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (30.30%) Finance
7 10 (30.30%) WCF
7 10 (30.30%) SDLC
8 9 (27.27%) Ajax
8 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 9 (27.27%) SOAP
9 8 (24.24%) RDBMS
9 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
9 8 (24.24%) VB
9 8 (24.24%) HTML
9 8 (24.24%) CSS
9 8 (24.24%) iSeries
9 8 (24.24%) RESTful
9 8 (24.24%) Advertising
9 8 (24.24%) AS400
9 8 (24.24%) VB6
9 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
9 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
10 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 6 (18.18%) MS Office
11 5 (15.15%) CRM

Microsoft
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 6 (18.18%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.06%) Internet
1 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Firewall
2 1 (3.03%) LAN
2 1 (3.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 8 (24.24%) RDBMS
2 8 (24.24%) Relational Database
2 8 (24.24%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.03%) Redis
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Talend Open Studio
1 2 (6.06%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 8 (24.24%) Advertising
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
4 1 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) .NET Analyst Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) .NET Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) Analyst Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) C# Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) VB Analyst Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) VB Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) VB6 Analyst Programmer
2 8 (24.24%) VB6 Programmer
3 6 (18.18%) Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Support
5 3 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Customer Service Advisor
6 2 (6.06%) QA Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (39.39%) .NET
2 11 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 11 (33.33%) Web Services
3 10 (30.30%) WCF
4 9 (27.27%) Ajax
4 9 (27.27%) SOAP
5 8 (24.24%) CSS
5 8 (24.24%) HTML
5 8 (24.24%) RESTful
6 3 (9.09%) jQuery
6 3 (9.09%) XML
7 2 (6.06%) .NET Framework
7 2 (6.06%) Middleware
7 2 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (3.03%) ADO.NET
8 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (3.03%) JSON
8 1 (3.03%) OLE
8 1 (3.03%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) AS400
1 8 (24.24%) iSeries
1 8 (24.24%) Mainframe
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.06%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.06%) iPad
2 2 (6.06%) iPhone
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (57.58%) Windows
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.03%) AIX
4 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (30.30%) SDLC
3 5 (15.15%) CRM
4 4 (12.12%) ITIL
5 2 (6.06%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) Regression Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.06%) Smoke Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
5 2 (6.06%) Validation
6 1 (3.03%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.03%) Kanban
6 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) SQL
2 12 (36.36%) C#
3 9 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 8 (24.24%) VB
4 8 (24.24%) VB6
5 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.03%) Delphi
6 1 (3.03%) Pascal
6 1 (3.03%) PHP
6 1 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) QA
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle
1 4 (12.12%) VMware
2 2 (6.06%) Citrix
2 2 (6.06%) Guidewire
2 2 (6.06%) Pega
2 2 (6.06%) Talend
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco
3 1 (3.03%) Epicor
3 1 (3.03%) SAP
Preston
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago