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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 58 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.74% 19.33% 26.26%
As % of the Vendors category 38.82% 46.03% 58.75%
Number of salaries quoted 24 50 42
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,900 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £38,250
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
85 126 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 45.70% 42.00% 44.69%
Number of salaries quoted 67 86 67
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £43,500
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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (50.67%) ITIL
2 33 (44.00%) Active Directory
3 31 (41.33%) VMware
4 29 (38.67%) Windows
5 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (28.00%) Symantec
7 19 (25.33%) Project Management
7 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
7 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
8 18 (24.00%) SQL
8 18 (24.00%) HP
8 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
10 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (20.00%) Lync
11 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
11 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (20.00%) EMC
11 15 (20.00%) Cisco
12 14 (18.67%) MSMQ
12 14 (18.67%) Dell
12 14 (18.67%) NetBackup
12 14 (18.67%) SCCM
12 14 (18.67%) SCOM
13 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
14 11 (14.67%) VPN
14 11 (14.67%) Firewall
14 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
15 10 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 19 (25.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (20.00%) Lync
4 8 (10.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) IIS
5 2 (2.67%) CMS
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.33%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (25.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) MS Project
3 1 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.67%) VPN
1 11 (14.67%) Firewall
2 10 (13.33%) SAN
3 7 (9.33%) IPsec
3 7 (9.33%) DEFINITY
4 6 (8.00%) Network Security
5 2 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.33%) Wireless
6 1 (1.33%) DNS
6 1 (1.33%) VoIP
6 1 (1.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.67%) DTS
6 2 (2.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Ranorex
2 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
General
1 8 (10.67%) Finance
2 7 (9.33%) Banking
3 5 (6.67%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (60.00%) Analyst
2 17 (22.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 17 (22.67%) Technical Analyst
3 15 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) DBA
6 9 (12.00%) Support Analyst
7 8 (10.67%) SQL DBA
8 7 (9.33%) Operations Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) Operations Support Analyst
8 7 (9.33%) Administrator
8 7 (9.33%) Security Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) Network Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) Network Security Analyst
9 6 (8.00%) IT Security Engineer
9 6 (8.00%) Security Engineer
10 5 (6.67%) Software Manager
10 5 (6.67%) Software Asset Manager
11 4 (5.33%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.67%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.67%) Ajax
2 2 (2.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.67%) WCF
2 2 (2.67%) jQuery
2 2 (2.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (2.67%) .NET
2 2 (2.67%) CSS
2 2 (2.67%) Web Services
2 2 (2.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.00%) Replication
3 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 29 (38.67%) Windows
2 18 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (21.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (9.33%) UNIX
4 7 (9.33%) Linux
5 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.67%) Android
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (50.67%) ITIL
2 19 (25.33%) Project Management
3 11 (14.67%) Performance Tuning
4 10 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (9.33%) Workflow
5 7 (9.33%) Business Continuity
5 7 (9.33%) Data Protection
5 7 (9.33%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
6 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
6 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 4 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.33%) Automated Testing
7 4 (5.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (5.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (5.33%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.00%) Product Management
8 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.00%) SQL
2 13 (17.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.00%) C#
4 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.67%) X++
5 1 (1.33%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (12.00%) MCSE
2 9 (12.00%) Degree
3 8 (10.67%) HND
4 7 (9.33%) HNC
4 7 (9.33%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.33%) Avaya Certification
5 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.67%) ISEB
6 1 (1.33%) CISSP
6 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
2 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 33 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (5.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.67%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.67%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (18.67%) NetBackup
1 14 (18.67%) SCCM
1 14 (18.67%) SCOM
2 7 (9.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 31 (41.33%) VMware
2 21 (28.00%) Symantec
3 18 (24.00%) HP
4 15 (20.00%) EMC
4 15 (20.00%) Cisco
5 14 (18.67%) Dell
6 10 (13.33%) Oracle
7 7 (9.33%) McAfee
7 7 (9.33%) Avaya
7 7 (9.33%) CheckPoint
7 7 (9.33%) ScanSafe
8 6 (8.00%) Clearswift
9 5 (6.67%) SAP
9 5 (6.67%) IBM
10 3 (4.00%) Citrix
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Posted: 2 days ago
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