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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 5 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 3 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 33.33% 36.00% 25.00%
As % of the Vendors category 42.86% 64.29% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 8
Average salary £28,500 £25,000 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% +21.95%
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
7 14 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Castleford 77.78% 56.00% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 14 15
Average salary £28,500 £25,000 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.00% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £21,950 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £25,000 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +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 24 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) XAML
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) Ajax
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WPF
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) PHP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) .NET
2 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
2 3 (75.00%) CSS3
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Castleford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Line 500
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
1 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Developer
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) .NET
1 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) WinForms
1 3 (75.00%) Ajax
1 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (75.00%) WCF
1 3 (75.00%) WPF
1 3 (75.00%) Silverlight
1 3 (75.00%) LINQ
1 3 (75.00%) jQuery
1 3 (75.00%) HTML5
1 3 (75.00%) CSS3
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) PHP
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
1 3 (75.00%) XAML
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Kaspersky
2 1 (25.00%) Sage