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 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 13 6
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 36 30 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 16.00% 15.23% 18.18%
As % of the Vendors category 36.00% 62.50% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 30 28 23
Average salary £26,750 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.18% -38.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 £22,500 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,600 £44,700 £46,000
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 Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 48 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 44.44% 24.37% 40.91%
Number of salaries quoted 76 39 46
Average salary £36,500 £28,625 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.51% -28.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,950 £46,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 44 (64.71%) ITIL
2 37 (54.41%) MS Excel
3 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
4 31 (45.59%) Windows
5 26 (38.24%) VMware
6 22 (32.35%) SQL
7 19 (27.94%) MS Office
8 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (22.06%) Oracle
10 13 (19.12%) SharePoint
11 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
12 10 (14.71%) .NET
13 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
14 8 (11.76%) VBScript
14 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 8 (11.76%) Python
14 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
15 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
15 7 (10.29%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (8.82%) Service Management
16 6 (8.82%) Degree
16 6 (8.82%) MOS
16 6 (8.82%) MCDST
16 6 (8.82%) Banking
17 5 (7.35%) Retail
17 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
17 5 (7.35%) Problem Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (19.12%) SharePoint
2 8 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (4.41%) IIS
4 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.94%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (54.41%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.94%) MS Office
3 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.47%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) VPN
2 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) VoIP
3 3 (4.41%) SAN
4 2 (2.94%) Firewall
4 2 (2.94%) SSL
5 1 (1.47%) Wireless
5 1 (1.47%) IPsec
5 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.47%) QlikView
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (8.82%) Banking
2 5 (7.35%) Retail
3 4 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (48.53%) Analyst
2 16 (23.53%) Service Analyst
2 16 (23.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (22.06%) Support Analyst
4 14 (20.59%) Support Engineer
5 13 (19.12%) IT Support
6 11 (16.18%) IT Support Engineer
7 8 (11.76%) Applications Support
8 7 (10.29%) Technical Support
8 7 (10.29%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Technical Support Analyst
9 6 (8.82%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (7.35%) Software Asset Manager
10 5 (7.35%) Software Manager
11 4 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (5.88%) Developer
11 4 (5.88%) Junior
12 3 (4.41%) Trainer
12 3 (4.41%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) .NET
2 8 (11.76%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.94%) WCF
3 2 (2.94%) WPF
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.94%) CSS
3 2 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.94%) HTML5
3 2 (2.94%) Entity Framework
3 2 (2.94%) Cocoa
3 2 (2.94%) HTML
3 2 (2.94%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (1.47%) Ajax
4 1 (1.47%) WinRT
4 1 (1.47%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) MSMQ
4 1 (1.47%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
1 3 (4.41%) Clustering
2 2 (2.94%) iPhone
2 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.47%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
3 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (5.88%) Android
6 2 (2.94%) Windows Phone
6 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (64.71%) ITIL
2 6 (8.82%) Service Management
3 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.35%) Problem Management
3 5 (7.35%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.35%) Software Asset Management
4 3 (4.41%) Line Management
4 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (4.41%) Security Management
4 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.94%) OO
5 2 (2.94%) MVC
5 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
5 2 (2.94%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.47%) Data Centre Operations
6 1 (1.47%) Coaching
6 1 (1.47%) Project Management
6 1 (1.47%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.35%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.76%) VBScript
3 8 (11.76%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.41%) C#
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) Objective-C
6 2 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.29%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (8.82%) MOS
3 6 (8.82%) MCDST
3 6 (8.82%) Degree
4 5 (7.35%) ISEB
5 4 (5.88%) A+ Certification
5 4 (5.88%) MCP
5 4 (5.88%) MCSE
6 3 (4.41%) MCSA
7 1 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
1 2 (2.94%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) VMware Server
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.47%) SCCM
1 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (38.24%) VMware
2 15 (22.06%) Oracle
3 5 (7.35%) SAP
3 5 (7.35%) IBM
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco
4 2 (2.94%) Apple
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec
5 1 (1.47%) McAfee
5 1 (1.47%) Clearswift
5 1 (1.47%) F5
5 1 (1.47%) ScanSafe
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.47%) HP
5 1 (1.47%) Dell
5 1 (1.47%) EMC
5 1 (1.47%) Veritas
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