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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 2 16
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 41 53 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 20.81% 29.28% 15.18%
As % of the Vendors category 33.06% 54.08% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 33
Average salary £35,000 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,852 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £51,300 £40,000
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
124 98 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 62.94% 54.14% 29.46%
Number of salaries quoted 99 77 55
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,125 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 23 (41.07%) ITIL
2 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (30.36%) MS Exchange
3 17 (30.36%) VMware
4 16 (28.57%) SQL
4 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (26.79%) Project Management
5 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
6 14 (25.00%) HP
7 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
7 13 (23.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (21.43%) SAN
8 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (19.64%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (19.64%) EMC
9 11 (19.64%) Cisco
9 11 (19.64%) MS Office
9 11 (19.64%) HND
9 11 (19.64%) MCSE
9 11 (19.64%) Business Continuity
10 10 (17.86%) Workflow
10 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
10 10 (17.86%) Degree
10 10 (17.86%) Linux
10 10 (17.86%) UNIX
10 10 (17.86%) HNC
10 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (17.86%) Symantec
10 10 (17.86%) Avaya

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 (30.36%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.86%) Lync
3 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 2 (3.57%) CMS
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.79%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Office
2 9 (16.07%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.43%) SAN
2 10 (17.86%) DEFINITY
3 7 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 6 (10.71%) DNS
5 5 (8.93%) DHCP
6 4 (7.14%) Firewall
7 3 (5.36%) VPN
8 1 (1.79%) IPsec
8 1 (1.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.57%) DTS
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.79%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Ranorex
2 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (3.57%) SoapUI
General
1 9 (16.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Advertising
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Analyst
2 12 (21.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Support Analyst
3 11 (19.64%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (17.86%) DBA
5 9 (16.07%) Operations Analyst
5 9 (16.07%) Operations Support Analyst
6 8 (14.29%) SQL DBA
7 7 (12.50%) Technical Support
7 7 (12.50%) Administrator
7 7 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 6 (10.71%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (7.14%) Test Analyst
10 2 (3.57%) Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
10 2 (3.57%) Front-End Developer
10 2 (3.57%) Senior Front-End Developer
11 1 (1.79%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) MSMQ
2 2 (3.57%) Ajax
2 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.57%) WCF
2 2 (3.57%) jQuery
2 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 2 (3.57%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) CSS
2 2 (3.57%) Web Services
2 2 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 6 (10.71%) Replication
3 2 (3.57%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (17.86%) Linux
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 10 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (17.86%) UNIX
3 2 (3.57%) HPUX
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) ITIL
2 15 (26.79%) Project Management
3 13 (23.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (19.64%) Business Continuity
4 11 (19.64%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (17.86%) Data Protection
5 10 (17.86%) Workflow
6 5 (8.93%) Test Scripting
6 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (7.14%) Test Strategy
7 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (5.36%) Product Management
8 3 (5.36%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.57%) Line Management
9 2 (3.57%) ERP
9 2 (3.57%) TDD
9 2 (3.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) SQL
2 13 (23.21%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.57%) X++
3 2 (3.57%) C#
3 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.79%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (19.64%) HND
2 11 (19.64%) MCSE
3 10 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (17.86%) HNC
3 10 (17.86%) Avaya Certification
3 10 (17.86%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.93%) SLA
1 5 (8.93%) QA
System Software
1 21 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.57%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) SCCM
1 10 (17.86%) SCOM
2 9 (16.07%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) VMware
2 14 (25.00%) HP
3 11 (19.64%) Cisco
3 11 (19.64%) EMC
4 10 (17.86%) Avaya
4 10 (17.86%) Symantec
5 9 (16.07%) Dell
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle
7 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 1 (1.79%) ScanSafe
8 1 (1.79%) Remedy
8 1 (1.79%) McAfee
8 1 (1.79%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.79%) Intel
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