The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Halifax region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 2 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 66 46 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.32% 26.90% 4.74%
As % of the Vendors category 45.52% 55.42% 25.64%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 9
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,600 £31,200
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,500 £33,660
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
145 83 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 38.06% 48.54% 18.48%
Number of salaries quoted 95 66 20
Average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.53% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £35,750 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 24 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 50 (41.67%) Windows
2 36 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 32 (26.67%) MS Office
4 31 (25.83%) MS Excel
5 29 (24.17%) Cisco
5 29 (24.17%) Finance
6 28 (23.33%) SQL
7 22 (18.33%) ITIL
8 21 (17.50%) VMware
9 20 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (15.83%) Symantec
10 19 (15.83%) DNS
10 19 (15.83%) DHCP
10 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
11 18 (15.00%) McAfee
12 17 (14.17%) CheckPoint
12 17 (14.17%) Legal
12 17 (14.17%) Information Security
12 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
12 17 (14.17%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
13 16 (13.33%) Firewall
14 14 (11.67%) CCSA
14 14 (11.67%) CCNA
15 13 (10.83%) VPN
15 13 (10.83%) SSCP
16 12 (10.00%) Terminal Services
17 11 (9.17%) .NET
17 11 (9.17%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.67%) IIS
2 8 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 32 (26.67%) MS Office
2 31 (25.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.50%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.83%) DNS
1 19 (15.83%) DHCP
1 19 (15.83%) TCP/IP
2 16 (13.33%) Firewall
3 13 (10.83%) VPN
4 4 (3.33%) Internet
5 2 (1.67%) OSPF
5 2 (1.67%) DEFINITY
5 2 (1.67%) SAN
6 1 (0.83%) VPLS
6 1 (0.83%) BT 21CN
6 1 (0.83%) Network Security
6 1 (0.83%) VLAN
6 1 (0.83%) Broadband
6 1 (0.83%) LAN
6 1 (0.83%) VoIP
6 1 (0.83%) WAN
6 1 (0.83%) SCCP
6 1 (0.83%) BGP
6 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.50%) Star Schema
5 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (1.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.67%) JIRA
General
1 29 (24.17%) Finance
2 17 (14.17%) Legal
3 10 (8.33%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (32.50%) Analyst
2 17 (14.17%) Developer
3 16 (13.33%) Information Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 15 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 14 (11.67%) Team Leader
6 13 (10.83%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 10 (8.33%) ETL Developer
8 9 (7.50%) Desktop Team Leader
8 9 (7.50%) Consultant
8 9 (7.50%) Senior Developer
9 8 (6.67%) IT Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) Sales Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) IT Sales Consultant
10 6 (5.00%) Technical Support
10 6 (5.00%) Support Specialist
11 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Senior Systems Developer
11 5 (4.17%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) .NET
2 9 (7.50%) ASP.NET
3 6 (5.00%) HTML
4 5 (4.17%) CSS
5 3 (2.50%) jQuery
5 3 (2.50%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.83%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Management Information System
2 3 (2.50%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.67%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.83%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 50 (41.67%) Windows
2 8 (6.67%) UNIX
2 8 (6.67%) Linux
3 4 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.67%) AIX
5 2 (1.67%) Solaris
5 2 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.33%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Information Security
3 16 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 10 (8.33%) ETL
4 10 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.50%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (5.83%) Test Scripting
6 7 (5.83%) Project Management
7 6 (5.00%) CRM
7 6 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.33%) Scrum
9 4 (3.33%) Regression Testing
9 4 (3.33%) Service Management
9 4 (3.33%) MVC
9 4 (3.33%) SOA
9 4 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
9 4 (3.33%) Web Development
10 3 (2.50%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 28 (23.33%) SQL
2 9 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (7.50%) C#
3 8 (6.67%) T-SQL
4 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 3 (2.50%) VB6
5 3 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.50%) VB
6 2 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (11.67%) CCSA
2 14 (11.67%) CCNA
3 13 (10.83%) SSCP
4 8 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.00%) Degree
6 5 (4.17%) MCP
6 5 (4.17%) Security+ Certification
7 4 (3.33%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.50%) MCSE
9 2 (1.67%) HNC
9 2 (1.67%) HND
9 2 (1.67%) Avaya Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 4 (3.33%) SLA
2 4 (3.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 36 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.83%) MetaFrame
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 29 (24.17%) Cisco
2 21 (17.50%) VMware
3 19 (15.83%) Symantec
4 18 (15.00%) McAfee
5 17 (14.17%) CheckPoint
6 11 (9.17%) Oracle
7 8 (6.67%) NetApp
7 8 (6.67%) HP
7 8 (6.67%) WatchGuard
7 8 (6.67%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.50%) IBM
9 2 (1.67%) Avaya
9 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.83%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.83%) Veritas
10 1 (0.83%) Citrix
10 1 (0.83%) BT
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