The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Castleford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 28.57% 11.11% 56.25%
As % of the Vendors category 80.00% 14.29% 90.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 9
Average salary £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Castleford region.

Vendors Category
Castleford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
5 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 35.71% 77.78% 62.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 10
Average salary £22,500 £26,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% +4.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Castleford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Castleford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Castleford

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Castleford

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Castleford

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Castleford

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Castleford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Statistics
2 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) CCNA
3 4 (66.67%) Apple
3 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Retail
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Castleford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Castleford region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) WAN
2 5 (83.33%) DHCP
2 5 (83.33%) VPN
2 5 (83.33%) DNS
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Support
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
2 5 (83.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Six Sigma
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) MCP
1 5 (83.33%) CCNA
1 5 (83.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (83.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (83.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Apple