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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 10 1
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 34 46 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 19.54% 13.11% 31.33%
As % of the Vendors category 45.95% 43.81% 61.18%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 48
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,230
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £41,500 £46,000
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
74 105 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 42.53% 29.91% 51.20%
Number of salaries quoted 59 66 66
Average salary £29,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.12% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £48,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (69.01%) ITIL
2 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
3 37 (52.11%) Windows
4 33 (46.48%) VMware
5 30 (42.25%) MS Excel
6 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (23.94%) MS Office
7 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
9 15 (21.13%) SQL
10 14 (19.72%) Symantec
10 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (18.31%) VPN
11 13 (18.31%) Cisco
11 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
12 12 (16.90%) Degree
12 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (15.49%) Oracle
13 11 (15.49%) SAN
14 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
15 9 (12.68%) HP
16 8 (11.27%) EMC
16 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
16 8 (11.27%) Firewall
16 8 (11.27%) Project Management
16 8 (11.27%) Lync
17 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
17 7 (9.86%) ScanSafe

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 13 (18.31%) SharePoint
3 10 (14.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.27%) Lync
5 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 30 (42.25%) MS Excel
2 17 (23.94%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (18.31%) VPN
2 11 (15.49%) SAN
3 8 (11.27%) Firewall
4 7 (9.86%) IPsec
5 6 (8.45%) Network Security
6 5 (7.04%) DEFINITY
7 4 (5.63%) VoIP
8 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.41%) Wireless
9 1 (1.41%) DHCP
9 1 (1.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
1 1 (1.41%) Ranorex
General
1 6 (8.45%) Banking
2 5 (7.04%) Retail
3 4 (5.63%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 41 (57.75%) Analyst
2 15 (21.13%) Support Analyst
3 14 (19.72%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (18.31%) IT Support
5 12 (16.90%) Support Engineer
6 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 10 (14.08%) Service Analyst
7 10 (14.08%) Service Desk Analyst
8 9 (12.68%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (12.68%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (9.86%) Technical Support
9 7 (9.86%) Security Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Technical Support Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Network Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Senior Technical Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) Security Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Network Security Analyst
10 6 (8.45%) IT Security Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
11 5 (7.04%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) .NET
1 7 (9.86%) MSMQ
2 5 (7.04%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.82%) HTML
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET
3 2 (2.82%) CSS
3 2 (2.82%) Cocoa
3 2 (2.82%) WCF
3 2 (2.82%) WPF
3 2 (2.82%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (2.82%) HTML5
3 2 (2.82%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.41%) WinRT
4 1 (1.41%) Ajax
4 1 (1.41%) LINQ
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.41%) RIA
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (52.11%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.04%) Linux
6 5 (7.04%) UNIX
7 4 (5.63%) Android
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.41%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (69.01%) ITIL
2 8 (11.27%) Project Management
3 7 (9.86%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (8.45%) Service Management
5 5 (7.04%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.04%) Line Management
5 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (7.04%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.04%) Software Asset Management
5 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
5 5 (7.04%) Security Management
5 5 (7.04%) Workflow
5 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
5 5 (7.04%) Business Continuity
5 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.82%) OO
6 2 (2.82%) Information Security
6 2 (2.82%) MVC
6 2 (2.82%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
3 5 (7.04%) Python
3 5 (7.04%) VBScript
4 3 (4.23%) C#
5 2 (2.82%) VB
5 2 (2.82%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (16.90%) Degree
3 7 (9.86%) MCSE
4 6 (8.45%) HND
4 6 (8.45%) MCDST
4 6 (8.45%) MOS
5 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.04%) HNC
5 5 (7.04%) ISEB
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.04%) Avaya Certification
6 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (5.63%) MCSA
7 1 (1.41%) CISSP
7 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (57.75%) Active Directory
2 17 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (12.68%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.04%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (9.86%) SCCM
1 7 (9.86%) SCOM
1 7 (9.86%) NetBackup
1 7 (9.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (46.48%) VMware
2 14 (19.72%) Symantec
3 13 (18.31%) Cisco
4 11 (15.49%) Oracle
5 9 (12.68%) HP
6 8 (11.27%) EMC
7 7 (9.86%) ScanSafe
7 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.86%) McAfee
7 7 (9.86%) Dell
8 6 (8.45%) Clearswift
9 5 (7.04%) SAP
9 5 (7.04%) IBM
9 5 (7.04%) Avaya
10 2 (2.82%) Apple
10 2 (2.82%) Google
11 1 (1.41%) Citrix
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