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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 9 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 57.14% 13.33% 23.81%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 25.00% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 4
Average salary £28,750 £32,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.53% +22.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £32,500 £42,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
4 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 57.14% 53.33% 52.38%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 10
Average salary £28,750 £30,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.50% +16.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £35,000 £40,000
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 24 April 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
3 3 (33.33%) CRM
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 3 (33.33%) Retail
3 3 (33.33%) WCF
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) People Management
4 2 (22.22%) CSS3
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
4 2 (22.22%) LINQ
4 2 (22.22%) WPF
4 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Castleford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 2 (22.22%) MS Visio
3 2 (22.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Senior Programme Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 2 (22.22%) Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Programme Manager
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) CRM Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
1 3 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (33.33%) WCF
2 2 (22.22%) WPF
2 2 (22.22%) Silverlight
2 2 (22.22%) LINQ
2 2 (22.22%) jQuery
2 2 (22.22%) HTML5
2 2 (22.22%) CSS3
2 2 (22.22%) CSS
2 2 (22.22%) WinForms
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
2 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) CRM
2 3 (33.33%) Six Sigma
2 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (22.22%) People Management
3 2 (22.22%) Programme Management
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
3 2 (22.22%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 1 (11.11%) OO
4 1 (11.11%) OOD
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
4 1 (11.11%) Web Development
4 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 3 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (22.22%) PHP
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VB.NET
2 2 (22.22%) XAML
3 1 (11.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle