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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 9 17 6
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 24 20 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 14.37% 11.83% 21.09%
As % of the Vendors category 31.58% 57.14% 48.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 20 23
Average salary £28,000 £28,063 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.22% -19.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £22,050 £18,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,750 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
76 35 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 45.51% 20.71% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 53 31 44
Average salary £39,966 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.57% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £22,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,000 £51,000
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 4 September 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 35 (59.32%) ITIL
2 31 (52.54%) MS Excel
3 29 (49.15%) Windows
4 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
5 24 (40.68%) SQL
6 22 (37.29%) MS Office
7 20 (33.90%) VMware
8 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (20.34%) Oracle
10 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
11 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
11 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
11 10 (16.95%) .NET
12 8 (13.56%) VBScript
12 8 (13.56%) Python
12 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
12 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
13 7 (11.86%) MOS
13 7 (11.86%) MCDST
13 7 (11.86%) Service Management
13 7 (11.86%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
14 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
15 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
15 5 (8.47%) Degree
15 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
15 5 (8.47%) Finance
15 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 11 (18.64%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.17%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.69%) Lync
Applications
1 31 (52.54%) MS Excel
2 22 (37.29%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.78%) VPN
2 3 (5.08%) SAN
2 3 (5.08%) VoIP
3 2 (3.39%) SSL
4 1 (1.69%) Firewall
4 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.08%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Analyst
2 15 (25.42%) Support Analyst
3 14 (23.73%) Support Engineer
4 13 (22.03%) Service Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (22.03%) IT Support
5 11 (18.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (13.56%) Applications Support
6 8 (13.56%) Technical Support
7 7 (11.86%) Technical Support Analyst
7 7 (11.86%) Technical Analyst
8 6 (10.17%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (8.47%) Junior
10 4 (6.78%) Developer
10 4 (6.78%) Administrator
11 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) SQL DBA
11 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
11 3 (5.08%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.95%) .NET
2 8 (13.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.39%) WCF
3 2 (3.39%) WPF
3 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
3 2 (3.39%) CSS
3 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (3.39%) HTML5
3 2 (3.39%) Entity Framework
3 2 (3.39%) Cocoa
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (1.69%) Ajax
4 1 (1.69%) WinRT
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) iPhone
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.69%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (49.15%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Phone
4 2 (3.39%) Android
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (59.32%) ITIL
2 7 (11.86%) Service Management
3 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.08%) Line Management
4 3 (5.08%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (5.08%) Security Management
5 2 (3.39%) MVC
5 2 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.39%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.39%) OO
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (1.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (40.68%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
3 8 (13.56%) VBScript
3 8 (13.56%) Python
4 6 (10.17%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.39%) C#
6 2 (3.39%) Objective-C
6 2 (3.39%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.86%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (11.86%) MOS
2 7 (11.86%) MCDST
3 5 (8.47%) Degree
4 4 (6.78%) MCP
4 4 (6.78%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) A+ Certification
5 3 (5.08%) MCSA
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) SLA
1 3 (5.08%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.08%) VMware Server
4 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 20 (33.90%) VMware
2 12 (20.34%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Google
3 2 (3.39%) Apple
4 1 (1.69%) F5
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco
4 1 (1.69%) Veritas
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