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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 699 644 565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 20.23% 19.79% 19.22%
As % of the Vendors category 43.71% 42.23% 41.82%
Number of salaries quoted 561 525 510
Average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,700 £23,225
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £45,000
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 Leeds region.

Vendors Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1599 1525 1351
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 46.27% 46.87% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1278 1157 1089
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 636 (47.96%) MS Excel
2 513 (38.69%) SQL Server
3 503 (37.93%) SQL
4 486 (36.65%) Windows
5 389 (29.34%) .NET
6 346 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 332 (25.04%) C#
8 309 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
9 264 (19.91%) Finance
10 231 (17.42%) ASP.NET
10 231 (17.42%) ITIL
11 221 (16.67%) VMware
12 206 (15.54%) MS Office
13 205 (15.46%) SharePoint
14 202 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 186 (14.03%) T-SQL
15 186 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 185 (13.95%) MS Exchange
17 184 (13.88%) Citrix
18 181 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
19 178 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 172 (12.97%) SAN
21 166 (12.52%) SQL Server 2008
22 157 (11.84%) .NET Framework
23 143 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 143 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
24 142 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 140 (10.56%) Project Management
26 135 (10.18%) Hyper-V
27 127 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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
1 205 (15.46%) SharePoint
2 185 (13.95%) MS Exchange
3 122 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 74 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 67 (5.05%) IIS
6 59 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 57 (4.30%) BizTalk Server
8 42 (3.17%) Apache
8 42 (3.17%) SharePoint 2010
8 42 (3.17%) Lync
9 34 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
10 32 (2.41%) SharePoint 2013
11 30 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 22 (1.66%) Office Communications Server
12 22 (1.66%) SAS
13 13 (0.98%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.68%) MS Project Server
15 7 (0.53%) Tomcat
15 7 (0.53%) Documentum
15 7 (0.53%) Alfresco
Applications
1 636 (47.96%) MS Excel
2 206 (15.54%) MS Office
3 66 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (3.02%) MS Project
5 35 (2.64%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.38%) SPSS
7 4 (0.30%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.30%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.075%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.075%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 93 (7.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.28%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.38%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.23%) Sage 50
5 2 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.075%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.075%) Bond Adapt
Cloud Services
1 52 (3.92%) Office 365
2 30 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.075%) SaaS
4 1 (0.075%) PaaS
4 1 (0.075%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.075%) IaaS
4 1 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 172 (12.97%) SAN
2 79 (5.96%) DNS
3 72 (5.43%) WAN
4 68 (5.13%) LAN
5 53 (4.00%) DHCP
6 51 (3.85%) Firewall
6 51 (3.85%) Internet
7 46 (3.47%) VPN
8 44 (3.32%) NAS
9 32 (2.41%) TCP/IP
10 31 (2.34%) VoIP
11 27 (2.04%) Wireless
11 27 (2.04%) Unified Communications
12 21 (1.58%) Network Security
13 18 (1.36%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (1.13%) FTP
15 14 (1.06%) WAAS
15 14 (1.06%) VLAN
16 11 (0.83%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.68%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 513 (38.69%) SQL Server
2 166 (12.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 143 (10.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 142 (10.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 88 (6.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 84 (6.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 71 (5.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 54 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
8 54 (4.07%) Big Data
9 34 (2.56%) MySQL
10 33 (2.49%) Relational Database
11 20 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 16 (1.21%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
12 16 (1.21%) MS Access
13 15 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.06%) RDBMS
14 14 (1.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 11 (0.83%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 104 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 74 (5.58%) Visual Studio
3 48 (3.62%) SoapUI
4 47 (3.54%) ReSharper
4 47 (3.54%) Moq
5 18 (1.36%) SpecFlow
6 17 (1.28%) Subversion
7 15 (1.13%) FitNesse
8 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.68%) Selenium
10 8 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 7 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.30%) JIRA
12 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.23%) Ant
13 3 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.23%) NUnit
13 3 (0.23%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 3 (0.23%) Axure RP
13 3 (0.23%) Cucumber
General
1 264 (19.91%) Finance
2 127 (9.58%) Retail
3 67 (5.05%) Legal
4 44 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 36 (2.71%) Telecoms
6 30 (2.26%) Marketing
7 16 (1.21%) Advertising
8 14 (1.06%) Banking
9 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.75%) French Language
11 6 (0.45%) Law
12 5 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Games
14 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.075%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 326 (24.59%) Analyst
2 313 (23.60%) Developer
3 154 (11.61%) Support Analyst
4 94 (7.09%) Applications Support
5 87 (6.56%) .NET Developer
6 83 (6.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 78 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 74 (5.58%) Consultant
9 71 (5.35%) Project Manager
10 68 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
11 59 (4.45%) Software Developer
12 57 (4.30%) Service Analyst
13 54 (4.07%) C# Developer
14 52 (3.92%) Technical Support
14 52 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 50 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
16 49 (3.70%) Support Engineer
16 49 (3.70%) Architect
17 44 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 41 (3.09%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 389 (29.34%) .NET
2 231 (17.42%) ASP.NET
3 157 (11.84%) .NET Framework
4 123 (9.28%) XML
5 114 (8.60%) HTML
6 107 (8.07%) WCF
7 97 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
8 94 (7.09%) WPF
9 93 (7.01%) CSS
10 84 (6.33%) jQuery
11 54 (4.07%) WinForms
12 48 (3.62%) Ajax
13 45 (3.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 37 (2.79%) Web Services
15 29 (2.19%) HTML5
16 20 (1.51%) REST
17 14 (1.06%) MDX
17 14 (1.06%) NHibernate
18 13 (0.98%) Java EE
19 12 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.78%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.58%) Management Information System
3 52 (3.92%) Blackberry
4 49 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
5 47 (3.54%) NHS
6 44 (3.32%) Clustering
7 34 (2.56%) Statistics
8 25 (1.89%) Mathematics
9 17 (1.28%) PKI
9 17 (1.28%) Data Integration
10 16 (1.21%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.13%) Replication
12 12 (0.90%) Visualisation
12 12 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 11 (0.83%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.75%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.60%) FlexPod
15 8 (0.60%) User Experience
15 8 (0.60%) Celerra
15 8 (0.60%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 486 (36.65%) Windows
2 178 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 127 (9.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 111 (8.37%) UNIX
5 90 (6.79%) Linux
6 85 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 68 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 51 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 27 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 22 (1.66%) Windows XP
11 9 (0.68%) Android
12 8 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 6 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
13 6 (0.45%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000
14 5 (0.38%) CentOS
15 4 (0.30%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.30%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.30%) Debian
16 3 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 309 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 231 (17.42%) ITIL
3 181 (13.65%) Business Intelligence
4 140 (10.56%) Project Management
5 123 (9.28%) MVC
6 110 (8.30%) CRM
7 96 (7.24%) Scrum
8 92 (6.94%) OO
9 91 (6.86%) PRINCE2
10 82 (6.18%) Analytics
11 68 (5.13%) Software Engineering
12 65 (4.90%) E-Commerce
13 62 (4.68%) Change Control
14 60 (4.52%) Mentoring
15 57 (4.30%) Service Management
16 54 (4.07%) ETL
17 52 (3.92%) Migration
18 50 (3.77%) Software Testing
18 50 (3.77%) Line Management
19 48 (3.62%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 503 (37.93%) SQL
2 332 (25.04%) C#
3 186 (14.03%) T-SQL
4 111 (8.37%) JavaScript
5 57 (4.30%) Java
6 51 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 51 (3.85%) VB.NET
7 36 (2.71%) VB
8 32 (2.41%) C++
9 27 (2.04%) C
10 25 (1.89%) VBA
11 14 (1.06%) PHP
12 10 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 9 (0.68%) Perl
13 9 (0.68%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.60%) Python
15 7 (0.53%) VB6
16 5 (0.38%) MATLAB
16 5 (0.38%) R
17 4 (0.30%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 202 (15.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (7.54%) Degree
3 96 (7.24%) MCSE
4 62 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 60 (4.52%) MCP
6 49 (3.70%) MCSA
6 49 (3.70%) ISEB
7 45 (3.39%) MCITP
8 44 (3.32%) ISTQB
9 40 (3.02%) MCTS
10 39 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
11 38 (2.87%) Security Cleared
12 35 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
13 33 (2.49%) CCA
13 33 (2.49%) SC Cleared
14 31 (2.34%) MCSD
15 28 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 28 (2.11%) CCNA
16 23 (1.73%) MCAD
17 18 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (6.49%) SLA
2 41 (3.09%) QA
3 11 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.15%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.075%) HL7
System Software
1 346 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 186 (14.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (10.18%) Hyper-V
4 96 (7.24%) XenApp
5 67 (5.05%) vSphere
6 62 (4.68%) XenServer
7 39 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 20 (1.51%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.06%) vCloud
10 9 (0.68%) ProxySG
11 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.38%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
13 4 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.23%) UAG
15 2 (0.15%) HDFS
15 2 (0.15%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.15%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
16 1 (0.075%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 59 (4.45%) SCCM
2 35 (2.64%) SCOM
3 24 (1.81%) Norton AntiVirus
4 23 (1.73%) Backup Exec
5 13 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 12 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (0.83%) SCDPM
8 10 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.68%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.60%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.53%) XenMobile
11 7 (0.53%) Opsview
12 6 (0.45%) WSUS
13 3 (0.23%) PureDisk
13 3 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.23%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.15%) SCSM
14 2 (0.15%) EdgeSight
14 2 (0.15%) Puppet
14 2 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 221 (16.67%) VMware
2 184 (13.88%) Citrix
3 113 (8.52%) Cisco
4 92 (6.94%) Oracle
5 82 (6.18%) NetApp
6 56 (4.22%) HP
7 49 (3.70%) Symantec
8 44 (3.32%) Apple
9 42 (3.17%) EMC
10 34 (2.56%) CommVault
11 30 (2.26%) Dell
12 27 (2.04%) IBM
13 26 (1.96%) CheckPoint
14 25 (1.89%) Google
14 25 (1.89%) Riverbed
15 22 (1.66%) AppSense
16 20 (1.51%) SolarWinds
17 19 (1.43%) Veeam
18 18 (1.36%) Postini
19 16 (1.21%) Sybase
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + PENSION + EXCELLENT BENS
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Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Bens
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Bonus+OT+Bens
Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
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Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £32000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £74,000 per annum
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Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + Car + Bonus 20% Excellent Bens
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Salary: £35000 - £43000 per annum + benefits
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
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Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
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