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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23 22 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 12.99% 16.79% 8.16%
As % of the Vendors category 57.50% 39.29% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 22 20 16
Average salary £23,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,450 £17,850 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £45,100 £39,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
40 56 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 22.60% 42.75% 32.14%
Number of salaries quoted 33 46 43
Average salary £28,625 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.43% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £65,000 £47,500
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 20 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Halifax

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 27 (38.57%) Windows
2 19 (27.14%) MS Office
3 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
3 18 (25.71%) Cisco
3 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
4 17 (24.29%) DNS
4 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (22.86%) ITIL
6 15 (21.43%) DHCP
6 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
6 15 (21.43%) Legal
7 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
7 12 (17.14%) UNIX
7 12 (17.14%) Linux
7 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (14.29%) SAN
8 10 (14.29%) CheckPoint
8 10 (14.29%) Symantec
8 10 (14.29%) McAfee
8 10 (14.29%) Information Security
8 10 (14.29%) Banking
9 9 (12.86%) Degree
9 9 (12.86%) CCSA
9 9 (12.86%) Business Continuity
9 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (12.86%) SSCP
9 9 (12.86%) CCNA
10 8 (11.43%) Avaya
10 8 (11.43%) DEFINITY
10 8 (11.43%) Avaya Certification

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.86%) Lync
3 1 (1.43%) CMS
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (27.14%) MS Office
2 12 (17.14%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.29%) MS Project
4 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.29%) DNS
2 15 (21.43%) DHCP
2 15 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.29%) SAN
4 8 (11.43%) DEFINITY
5 3 (4.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) Star Schema
4 1 (1.43%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.86%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.86%) JIRA
3 1 (1.43%) Ranorex
General
1 15 (21.43%) Legal
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 8 (11.43%) Finance
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (38.57%) Analyst
2 18 (25.71%) Technical Support
3 9 (12.86%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Information Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Information Security Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Support Analyst
4 8 (11.43%) ETL Developer
5 6 (8.57%) Service Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Specialist
6 5 (7.14%) Operations Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Developer
7 4 (5.71%) SCCM Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (5.71%) Help Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.00%) .NET
2 4 (5.71%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
4 1 (1.43%) jQuery
4 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.86%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.43%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 27 (38.57%) Windows
2 12 (17.14%) UNIX
2 12 (17.14%) Linux
3 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) Solaris
4 4 (5.71%) AIX
5 3 (4.29%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 10 (14.29%) Information Security
3 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (12.86%) Business Continuity
4 8 (11.43%) Data Protection
4 8 (11.43%) Workflow
4 8 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 8 (11.43%) ETL
5 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (8.57%) Scrum
6 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.14%) CRM
8 4 (5.71%) Project Management
9 3 (4.29%) UML
9 3 (4.29%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.86%) Agile Project Management
10 2 (2.86%) Software Architecture
10 2 (2.86%) Unit Testing
10 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (2.86%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.71%) T-SQL
3 4 (5.71%) Perl
4 3 (4.29%) C#
5 1 (1.43%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (12.86%) CCNA
3 9 (12.86%) SSCP
3 9 (12.86%) CCSA
3 9 (12.86%) Degree
4 8 (11.43%) Avaya Certification
4 8 (11.43%) HNC
4 8 (11.43%) HND
4 8 (11.43%) MCSE
5 4 (5.71%) MCP
5 4 (5.71%) Security+ Certification
6 3 (4.29%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (25.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Cisco
2 10 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 10 (14.29%) Symantec
2 10 (14.29%) McAfee
3 8 (11.43%) Avaya
4 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.29%) HP
5 3 (4.29%) EMC
5 3 (4.29%) Intel
5 3 (4.29%) VMware
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle
7 1 (1.43%) Remedy