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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 6
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 4 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 44.44% 11.11% 22.22%
As % of the Vendors category 100.00% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 1
Average salary £22,500 £26,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% -48.00%
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
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 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 44.44% 44.44% 22.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £22,500 £26,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.46% -48.00%
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 July 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 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) LAN
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 8
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) vSphere
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (40.00%) NAS
4 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) DNS
4 4 (40.00%) CCNA
4 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
4 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 4 (40.00%) Statistics
4 4 (40.00%) DHCP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Apple
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
5 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
5 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Castleford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) LAN
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 4 (40.00%) DHCP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) DNS
2 4 (40.00%) NAS
3 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Programme Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Statistics
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (30.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (10.00%) People Management
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) MCP
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Apple