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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 9 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 36 45 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 16.90% 15.90% 27.27%
As % of the Vendors category 38.30% 52.94% 54.93%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 36
Average salary £25,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,450 £22,500 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £45,760 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,000 £38,000 £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 Halifax region.

Vendors Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
94 85 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 44.13% 30.04% 49.65%
Number of salaries quoted 75 65 54
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,300 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,950 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -

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 1 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 1 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 47 (67.14%) ITIL
2 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
3 34 (48.57%) Windows
4 33 (47.14%) MS Excel
5 30 (42.86%) VMware
6 19 (27.14%) MS Office
7 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (24.29%) SQL
9 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (18.57%) SharePoint
10 13 (18.57%) MS Exchange
11 12 (17.14%) Oracle
12 10 (14.29%) Degree
12 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (14.29%) VPN
13 9 (12.86%) Cisco
13 9 (12.86%) Symantec
14 8 (11.43%) SAN
14 8 (11.43%) .NET
14 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
15 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
15 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
15 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 6 (8.57%) Service Management
16 6 (8.57%) Firewall
16 6 (8.57%) VBScript
16 6 (8.57%) MCSE

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (18.57%) SharePoint
1 13 (18.57%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (7.14%) Lync
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
Applications
1 33 (47.14%) MS Excel
2 19 (27.14%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.29%) VPN
2 8 (11.43%) SAN
3 6 (8.57%) Firewall
4 5 (7.14%) IPsec
5 4 (5.71%) Network Security
5 4 (5.71%) VoIP
6 3 (4.29%) DEFINITY
7 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.43%) Wireless
8 1 (1.43%) DHCP
8 1 (1.43%) DNS
8 1 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (8.57%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (4.29%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 38 (54.29%) Analyst
2 15 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 14 (20.00%) Service Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (20.00%) IT Support
4 11 (15.71%) IT Support Engineer
4 11 (15.71%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (10.00%) Technical Support
6 6 (8.57%) Applications Support
6 6 (8.57%) Technical Support Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Security Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Software Manager
7 5 (7.14%) Software Asset Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) IT Security Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.71%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.43%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
3 4 (5.71%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.86%) Cocoa
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.86%) CSS
4 2 (2.86%) WCF
4 2 (2.86%) WPF
4 2 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (2.86%) HTML5
4 2 (2.86%) Entity Framework
4 2 (2.86%) HTML
4 2 (2.86%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.43%) WinRT
5 1 (1.43%) LINQ
5 1 (1.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.86%) Clustering
3 2 (2.86%) iPhone
4 1 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.43%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 34 (48.57%) Windows
2 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (5.71%) Android
6 3 (4.29%) Linux
6 3 (4.29%) UNIX
7 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.86%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (67.14%) ITIL
2 6 (8.57%) Service Management
3 5 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 5 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 5 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (7.14%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (5.71%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (5.71%) Line Management
4 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (5.71%) Project Management
4 4 (5.71%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.71%) Security Management
5 3 (4.29%) Workflow
5 3 (4.29%) Business Continuity
5 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.86%) Software Engineering
6 2 (2.86%) Information Security
6 2 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (24.29%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.57%) VBScript
3 6 (8.57%) Python
4 3 (4.29%) C#
5 2 (2.86%) VB
5 2 (2.86%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (25.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (14.29%) Degree
3 6 (8.57%) MOS
3 6 (8.57%) MCDST
3 6 (8.57%) MCSE
4 5 (7.14%) ISEB
4 5 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.71%) MCSA
6 3 (4.29%) HNC
6 3 (4.29%) HND
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.29%) Avaya Certification
6 3 (4.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (4.29%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.86%) MCP
7 2 (2.86%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
8 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 4 (5.71%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (42.86%) VMware
2 12 (17.14%) Oracle
3 9 (12.86%) Cisco
3 9 (12.86%) Symantec
4 5 (7.14%) McAfee
4 5 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 5 (7.14%) ScanSafe
4 5 (7.14%) IBM
4 5 (7.14%) HP
4 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) EMC
5 4 (5.71%) Dell
5 4 (5.71%) Clearswift
6 3 (4.29%) Avaya
7 2 (2.86%) Apple
7 2 (2.86%) Google
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