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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 31 64 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 17.42% 17.11% 26.19%
As % of the Vendors category 38.75% 44.76% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 50 40
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,900 £21,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
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
80 143 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 44.94% 38.24% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 59 92 64
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 £25,250 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,100 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 41 (56.16%) ITIL
2 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
3 33 (45.21%) VMware
4 32 (43.84%) Windows
5 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (28.77%) Symantec
7 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
7 20 (27.40%) MS Exchange
8 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (24.66%) SQL
10 17 (23.29%) Project Management
10 17 (23.29%) HP
10 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2010
11 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
12 15 (20.55%) EMC
12 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
12 15 (20.55%) Lync
13 14 (19.18%) SCCM
13 14 (19.18%) SCOM
13 14 (19.18%) NetBackup
13 14 (19.18%) Dell
13 14 (19.18%) MSMQ
14 13 (17.81%) Cisco
15 12 (16.44%) VPN
15 12 (16.44%) T-SQL
16 11 (15.07%) Firewall
17 10 (13.70%) Performance Tuning
17 10 (13.70%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (27.40%) MS Exchange
2 16 (21.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (20.55%) Lync
4 10 (13.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.74%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.74%) IIS
6 2 (2.74%) CMS
Applications
1 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.33%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.44%) VPN
2 11 (15.07%) Firewall
3 9 (12.33%) SAN
4 7 (9.59%) IPsec
5 6 (8.22%) Network Security
6 5 (6.85%) DEFINITY
7 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.74%) VoIP
8 1 (1.37%) DHCP
8 1 (1.37%) DNS
8 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (12.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
5 5 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.74%) DTS
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Ranorex
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (9.59%) Banking
2 5 (6.85%) Retail
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.37%) Advertising
3 1 (1.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 42 (57.53%) Analyst
2 18 (24.66%) Technical Analyst
3 17 (23.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 15 (20.55%) Senior Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Senior Technical Analyst
5 11 (15.07%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) Support Analyst
6 9 (12.33%) DBA
7 7 (9.59%) Security Analyst
7 7 (9.59%) SQL DBA
7 7 (9.59%) IT Support
8 6 (8.22%) Network Security Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) IT Security Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Security Engineer
8 6 (8.22%) Administrator
8 6 (8.22%) Network Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (8.22%) Service Analyst
9 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.18%) MSMQ
2 2 (2.74%) Ajax
2 2 (2.74%) .NET Framework
2 2 (2.74%) WCF
2 2 (2.74%) jQuery
2 2 (2.74%) Entity Framework
2 2 (2.74%) .NET
2 2 (2.74%) CSS
2 2 (2.74%) Web Services
2 2 (2.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
1 5 (6.85%) Replication
2 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.37%) Clustering
4 1 (1.37%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 32 (43.84%) Windows
2 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (23.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (6.85%) Linux
5 5 (6.85%) UNIX
6 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Android
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (56.16%) ITIL
2 17 (23.29%) Project Management
3 10 (13.70%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (9.59%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.85%) Workflow
5 5 (6.85%) Business Continuity
5 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.85%) Configuration Management
5 5 (6.85%) Data Protection
5 5 (6.85%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (4.11%) Line Management
6 3 (4.11%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.11%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.11%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.11%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (4.11%) Automated Testing
6 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (24.66%) SQL
2 12 (16.44%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.11%) C#
4 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (10.96%) Degree
3 7 (9.59%) MCSE
4 6 (8.22%) HND
5 5 (6.85%) HNC
5 5 (6.85%) ISEB
5 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.85%) Avaya Certification
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.74%) MOS
6 2 (2.74%) MCDST
6 2 (2.74%) MCSA
7 1 (1.37%) CISSP
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) SLA
2 4 (5.48%) QA
System Software
1 38 (52.05%) Active Directory
2 24 (32.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (20.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.11%) VMware ESX
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Server
5 2 (2.74%) Terminal Server
5 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (19.18%) NetBackup
1 14 (19.18%) SCCM
1 14 (19.18%) SCOM
2 7 (9.59%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (45.21%) VMware
2 21 (28.77%) Symantec
3 17 (23.29%) HP
4 15 (20.55%) EMC
5 14 (19.18%) Dell
6 13 (17.81%) Cisco
7 10 (13.70%) Oracle
8 7 (9.59%) McAfee
8 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
8 7 (9.59%) ScanSafe
9 6 (8.22%) Clearswift
10 5 (6.85%) Avaya
10 5 (6.85%) SAP
10 5 (6.85%) IBM
11 3 (4.11%) Citrix
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevation Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Anticusit
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Anticusit
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per year
Posted: 26 days ago