The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 8 8
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 603 473 578
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 15.83% 17.89% 20.39%
As % of the Vendors category 30.30% 38.05% 43.52%
Number of salaries quoted 475 418 487
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £22,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,300 £47,500
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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1990 1243 1328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 52.24% 47.01% 46.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1425 994 1073
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

1 621 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 540 (41.41%) Windows
3 532 (40.80%) SQL Server
4 459 (35.20%) SQL
5 353 (27.07%) Active Directory
6 338 (25.92%) .NET
7 283 (21.70%) VMware
8 272 (20.86%) C#
9 259 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
10 238 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 237 (18.17%) MS Office
12 217 (16.64%) MS Exchange
13 215 (16.49%) ITIL
14 210 (16.10%) Finance
15 203 (15.57%) Citrix
16 198 (15.18%) T-SQL
17 183 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
18 180 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
19 179 (13.73%) Cisco
20 177 (13.57%) SQL Server 2008
21 176 (13.50%) ASP.NET
22 163 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 157 (12.04%) SharePoint
24 141 (10.81%) SAN
24 141 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 139 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
25 139 (10.66%) Linux
26 137 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
27 133 (10.20%) MCSE
28 131 (10.05%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leeds 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
1 217 (16.64%) MS Exchange
2 157 (12.04%) SharePoint
3 118 (9.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 76 (5.83%) IIS
4 76 (5.83%) Lync
5 60 (4.60%) Apache
6 59 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 44 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 40 (3.07%) Office Communications Server
9 27 (2.07%) SharePoint 2010
10 26 (1.99%) Tomcat
11 25 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
12 24 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 24 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
13 18 (1.38%) WebSphere
14 17 (1.30%) SAS
15 16 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (1.00%) NServiceBus
17 11 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
18 8 (0.61%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 621 (47.62%) MS Excel
2 237 (18.17%) MS Office
3 52 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 29 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 22 (1.69%) MS Project
6 15 (1.15%) PowerPivot
7 6 (0.46%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.23%) SPSS
9 2 (0.15%) FreeHand
9 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 29 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.23%) Sage 50
4 2 (0.15%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.15%) osCommerce
4 2 (0.15%) Magento
4 2 (0.15%) Line 500
5 1 (0.077%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 41 (3.14%) Office 365
2 13 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.46%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (10.81%) SAN
2 87 (6.67%) DNS
3 80 (6.13%) Firewall
4 60 (4.60%) Internet
5 59 (4.52%) TCP/IP
6 55 (4.22%) LAN
7 52 (3.99%) WAN
8 49 (3.76%) DHCP
9 43 (3.30%) VPN
10 42 (3.22%) NAS
11 41 (3.14%) Cisco IOS
12 35 (2.68%) Unified Communications
13 24 (1.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 24 (1.84%) MPLS
14 22 (1.69%) OSPF
14 22 (1.69%) BGP
15 20 (1.53%) WAAS
16 17 (1.30%) EIGRP
17 15 (1.15%) FTP
17 15 (1.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (40.80%) SQL Server
2 177 (13.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 163 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 141 (10.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 122 (9.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 117 (8.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 114 (8.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 71 (5.44%) Data Warehouse
9 45 (3.45%) Relational Database
10 38 (2.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 23 (1.76%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
14 10 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
15 9 (0.69%) ProClarity
16 8 (0.61%) Data Mining
16 8 (0.61%) Big Data
16 8 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.54%) PerformancePoint
17 7 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 90 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 62 (4.75%) Visual Studio
3 28 (2.15%) SpecFlow
4 25 (1.92%) Selenium
5 22 (1.69%) Subversion
6 20 (1.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 14 (1.07%) JIRA
9 13 (1.00%) FitNesse
9 13 (1.00%) Cucumber
10 11 (0.84%) ReSharper
10 11 (0.84%) Ant
10 11 (0.84%) QuickTest Pro
11 10 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 7 (0.54%) NUnit
13 6 (0.46%) Hudson
13 6 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
14 5 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 4 (0.31%) JUnit
16 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
General
1 210 (16.10%) Finance
2 66 (5.06%) Retail
3 41 (3.14%) Legal
4 34 (2.61%) Banking
5 33 (2.53%) Marketing
6 20 (1.53%) Advertising
7 19 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 19 (1.46%) Telecoms
8 9 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.69%) Law
9 5 (0.38%) French Language
10 4 (0.31%) Billing
10 4 (0.31%) Local Government
10 4 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.23%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.15%) Back Office
13 1 (0.077%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.077%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 310 (23.77%) Developer
2 291 (22.32%) Analyst
3 115 (8.82%) Support Analyst
4 99 (7.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 78 (5.98%) .NET Developer
6 74 (5.67%) Consultant
7 71 (5.44%) Software Developer
8 65 (4.98%) Support Engineer
9 57 (4.37%) Project Manager
10 53 (4.06%) Architect
10 53 (4.06%) SQL Developer
11 49 (3.76%) C# Developer
11 49 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
12 47 (3.60%) Senior Analyst
12 47 (3.60%) Team Leader
13 46 (3.53%) Service Analyst
13 46 (3.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 45 (3.45%) IT Support
15 44 (3.37%) DBA
16 41 (3.14%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 338 (25.92%) .NET
2 176 (13.50%) ASP.NET
3 85 (6.52%) HTML
4 84 (6.44%) .NET Framework
4 84 (6.44%) WCF
5 79 (6.06%) XML
6 77 (5.90%) jQuery
7 76 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 65 (4.98%) CSS
9 62 (4.75%) Web Services
10 49 (3.76%) WPF
11 48 (3.68%) WinForms
12 39 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 35 (2.68%) MDX
14 26 (1.99%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 24 (1.84%) XSD
15 24 (1.84%) SOAP
16 23 (1.76%) COM
17 21 (1.61%) WSDL
17 21 (1.61%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 137 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (6.37%) Clustering
3 61 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 56 (4.29%) Blackberry
5 35 (2.68%) NHS
6 25 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
7 24 (1.84%) PMI
8 23 (1.76%) Statistics
9 22 (1.69%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.46%) N-Tier
11 17 (1.30%) User Experience
12 16 (1.23%) Tandem
13 15 (1.15%) PKI
14 14 (1.07%) Mathematics
14 14 (1.07%) Client/Server
15 13 (1.00%) DTV
16 11 (0.84%) CLARiiON
16 11 (0.84%) Celerra
16 11 (0.84%) FlexPod
17 10 (0.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 540 (41.41%) Windows
2 180 (13.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (10.66%) Linux
4 129 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 95 (7.29%) Windows 7
6 92 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 88 (6.75%) UNIX
8 39 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 36 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 29 (2.22%) Windows XP
11 14 (1.07%) Android
11 14 (1.07%) CentOS
12 10 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.69%) SUSE
13 9 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 8 (0.61%) Debian
14 8 (0.61%) Windows Vista
15 7 (0.54%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (19.86%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (16.49%) ITIL
3 139 (10.66%) Business Intelligence
4 131 (10.05%) Project Management
5 108 (8.28%) MVC
6 90 (6.90%) Scrum
7 74 (5.67%) PRINCE2
8 72 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
9 71 (5.44%) ETL
10 68 (5.21%) Unit Testing
11 67 (5.14%) Mentoring
12 62 (4.75%) E-Commerce
13 55 (4.22%) OO
14 53 (4.06%) TDD
15 47 (3.60%) Change Management
16 46 (3.53%) CRM
16 46 (3.53%) Change Control
16 46 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
17 45 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
18 44 (3.37%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 459 (35.20%) SQL
2 272 (20.86%) C#
3 198 (15.18%) T-SQL
4 82 (6.29%) JavaScript
5 64 (4.91%) Java
6 42 (3.22%) PowerShell
7 32 (2.45%) VB
8 31 (2.38%) VBA
9 25 (1.92%) VB.NET
10 20 (1.53%) PHP
11 15 (1.15%) C++
12 14 (1.07%) Perl
13 12 (0.92%) C
13 12 (0.92%) VB6
14 9 (0.69%) Shell Script
15 7 (0.54%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.38%) Delphi
16 5 (0.38%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.31%) VBScript
18 3 (0.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 183 (14.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (10.20%) MCSE
3 90 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 83 (6.37%) MCITP
5 81 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 71 (5.44%) Degree
7 68 (5.21%) MCSA
8 66 (5.06%) CCNA
9 44 (3.37%) CCNP
10 43 (3.30%) CCA
10 43 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
11 39 (2.99%) MCP
12 33 (2.53%) MCTS
13 28 (2.15%) NCDA
14 24 (1.84%) PMI Certification
15 23 (1.76%) Security Cleared
16 22 (1.69%) CCSE
16 22 (1.69%) VTSP
17 21 (1.61%) VCAP
18 20 (1.53%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.44%) SLA
2 35 (2.68%) QA
3 21 (1.61%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.61%) HL7
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.077%) COBIT
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 353 (27.07%) Active Directory
2 238 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (9.36%) Hyper-V
4 83 (6.37%) XenApp
5 55 (4.22%) vSphere
6 49 (3.76%) XenServer
7 47 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 34 (2.61%) VMware ESX
9 20 (1.53%) vCloud
10 11 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.38%) UAG
12 4 (0.31%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.15%) ProxySG
14 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.15%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.15%) NFS
15 1 (0.077%) Xen
Systems Management
1 88 (6.75%) SCCM
2 29 (2.22%) SCOM
3 20 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
4 16 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 13 (1.00%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (0.69%) Foglight
7 9 (0.69%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 8 (0.61%) XenMobile
8 8 (0.61%) WSUS
9 7 (0.54%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.38%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.31%) Nagios
12 4 (0.31%) Puppet
12 4 (0.31%) Opsview
13 3 (0.23%) Data Guard
13 3 (0.23%) SCSM
Vendors
1 283 (21.70%) VMware
2 203 (15.57%) Citrix
3 179 (13.73%) Cisco
4 91 (6.98%) NetApp
5 75 (5.75%) HP
6 69 (5.29%) Oracle
7 44 (3.37%) EMC
8 40 (3.07%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.91%) CommVault
10 35 (2.68%) Symantec
11 32 (2.45%) CheckPoint
12 28 (2.15%) AppSense
13 25 (1.92%) IBM
14 24 (1.84%) Dell
15 20 (1.53%) Sage
16 16 (1.23%) SolarWinds
16 16 (1.23%) Informatica
17 14 (1.07%) Brocade
18 13 (1.00%) Pegasus
19 12 (0.92%) 3PAR
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Net Talent
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: COMPETITIVE
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + car allowance + 17.5% bonus + bene
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lewis Paige
Salary: £56000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Leeds Building Society
Salary: Circa £36,540
Posted: 5 days ago