The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 42 53 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 23.60% 28.34% 23.41%
As % of the Vendors category 37.84% 55.21% 66.67%
Number of salaries quoted 38 42 43
Average salary £36,250 £27,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.63% -21.83%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £19,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £39,650
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 Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
111 96 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 62.36% 51.34% 35.12%
Number of salaries quoted 99 70 58
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,262 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £45,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Halifax

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Halifax

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Halifax region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 30 (48.39%) ITIL
2 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
3 23 (37.10%) Windows
3 23 (37.10%) VMware
4 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (30.65%) Symantec
5 19 (30.65%) Project Management
5 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 18 (29.03%) Cisco
7 17 (27.42%) HP
8 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
8 16 (25.81%) SQL
8 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
9 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
9 15 (24.19%) SAN
9 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (22.58%) EMC
10 14 (22.58%) MCSE
11 13 (20.97%) MSMQ
11 13 (20.97%) T-SQL
11 13 (20.97%) HND
11 13 (20.97%) Dell
11 13 (20.97%) NetBackup
11 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
11 13 (20.97%) Lync
11 13 (20.97%) Degree
11 13 (20.97%) SCCM
11 13 (20.97%) SCOM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 14 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (20.97%) Lync
4 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.23%) IIS
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.23%) CMS
6 1 (1.61%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.68%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) SAN
2 12 (19.35%) DEFINITY
3 9 (14.52%) VPN
3 9 (14.52%) Firewall
4 6 (9.68%) IPsec
5 5 (8.06%) Network Security
6 2 (3.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.61%) DNS
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
7 1 (1.61%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.23%) DTS
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.61%) MS Access
7 1 (1.61%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Ranorex
2 2 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.23%) SoapUI
2 2 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (11.29%) Finance
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.61%) Back Office
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (69.35%) Analyst
2 16 (25.81%) Technical Analyst
3 15 (24.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 13 (20.97%) Support Analyst
5 12 (19.35%) Operations Support Analyst
5 12 (19.35%) Operations Analyst
6 11 (17.74%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (16.13%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 10 (16.13%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (16.13%) DBA
8 8 (12.90%) SQL DBA
9 7 (11.29%) Administrator
10 6 (9.68%) Security Analyst
11 5 (8.06%) Security Engineer
11 5 (8.06%) Network Analyst
11 5 (8.06%) Network Security Analyst
11 5 (8.06%) IT Security Engineer
12 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
13 2 (3.23%) IT Support
13 2 (3.23%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.97%) MSMQ
2 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.23%) WCF
2 2 (3.23%) jQuery
2 2 (3.23%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) CSS
2 2 (3.23%) Web Services
2 2 (3.23%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.35%) Management Information System
2 6 (9.68%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.61%) Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (24.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (19.35%) UNIX
3 12 (19.35%) Linux
4 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (48.39%) ITIL
2 19 (30.65%) Project Management
3 15 (24.19%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (19.35%) Data Protection
4 12 (19.35%) Business Continuity
4 12 (19.35%) Workflow
5 11 (17.74%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (9.68%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.45%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Test Strategy
8 4 (6.45%) Automated Testing
8 4 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.84%) Line Management
9 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
9 3 (4.84%) Product Management
10 2 (3.23%) Unit Testing
10 2 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.81%) SQL
2 13 (20.97%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.23%) X++
3 2 (3.23%) C#
3 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.61%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (22.58%) MCSE
3 13 (20.97%) HND
3 13 (20.97%) Degree
4 12 (19.35%) Avaya Certification
4 12 (19.35%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (19.35%) HNC
5 5 (8.06%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) MCSA
6 1 (1.61%) CISSP
6 1 (1.61%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
1 5 (8.06%) QA
System Software
1 25 (40.32%) Active Directory
2 19 (30.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (20.97%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.23%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.61%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) NetBackup
1 13 (20.97%) SCCM
1 13 (20.97%) SCOM
2 6 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (37.10%) VMware
2 19 (30.65%) Symantec
3 18 (29.03%) Cisco
4 17 (27.42%) HP
5 14 (22.58%) EMC
6 13 (20.97%) Dell
7 12 (19.35%) Avaya
8 6 (9.68%) ScanSafe
8 6 (9.68%) Oracle
8 6 (9.68%) CheckPoint
8 6 (9.68%) McAfee
9 5 (8.06%) Clearswift
10 3 (4.84%) Citrix
11 1 (1.61%) SAP
11 1 (1.61%) IBM
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago