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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 672 703 553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 20.10% 21.66% 18.81%
As % of the Vendors category 43.22% 44.83% 40.01%
Number of salaries quoted 545 560 504
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,490 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £46,700
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
1555 1568 1382
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 46.52% 48.32% 47.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1240 1189 1125
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 24 December 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 632 (49.57%) MS Excel
2 504 (39.53%) SQL Server
3 482 (37.80%) SQL
4 462 (36.24%) Windows
5 377 (29.57%) .NET
6 335 (26.27%) Active Directory
7 319 (25.02%) C#
8 295 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
9 246 (19.29%) Finance
10 233 (18.27%) ITIL
11 230 (18.04%) VMware
12 225 (17.65%) ASP.NET
13 204 (16.00%) MS Office
14 191 (14.98%) SharePoint
14 191 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
15 190 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
16 185 (14.51%) Citrix
17 178 (13.96%) T-SQL
18 177 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
19 174 (13.65%) MS Exchange
20 165 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
21 163 (12.78%) SAN
22 160 (12.55%) SQL Server 2008
23 149 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 145 (11.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 143 (11.22%) .NET Framework
25 143 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
26 132 (10.35%) Project Management
27 130 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
28 127 (9.96%) Cisco

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 191 (14.98%) SharePoint
2 174 (13.65%) MS Exchange
3 108 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 62 (4.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 60 (4.71%) IIS
6 53 (4.16%) BizTalk Server
7 50 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 48 (3.76%) Apache
9 39 (3.06%) Lync
10 37 (2.90%) SharePoint 2010
11 31 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2003
12 28 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 27 (2.12%) SharePoint 2013
14 22 (1.73%) SAS
14 22 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
15 20 (1.57%) WebSphere
16 12 (0.94%) NServiceBus
17 9 (0.71%) MS Project Server
18 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
19 7 (0.55%) Documentum
Applications
1 632 (49.57%) MS Excel
2 204 (16.00%) MS Office
3 68 (5.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 34 (2.67%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.078%) FreeHand
9 1 (0.078%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.078%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 73 (5.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 3 (0.24%) Sage 50
4 3 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.078%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.078%) Bond Adapt
6 1 (0.078%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 49 (3.84%) Office 365
2 24 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.31%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.078%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 163 (12.78%) SAN
2 75 (5.88%) DNS
3 71 (5.57%) WAN
4 68 (5.33%) LAN
5 51 (4.00%) Internet
6 46 (3.61%) Firewall
7 42 (3.29%) DHCP
8 39 (3.06%) NAS
9 36 (2.82%) VPN
10 28 (2.20%) Wireless
11 26 (2.04%) VoIP
11 26 (2.04%) TCP/IP
12 23 (1.80%) Unified Communications
13 21 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
14 17 (1.33%) WAAS
14 17 (1.33%) Network Security
15 14 (1.10%) FTP
15 14 (1.10%) DMZ
16 13 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
16 13 (1.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (39.53%) SQL Server
2 160 (12.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 149 (11.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 145 (11.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 89 (6.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 86 (6.75%) SQL Server 2005
7 74 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
8 60 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
9 42 (3.29%) Big Data
10 40 (3.14%) Relational Database
11 26 (2.04%) MySQL
12 22 (1.73%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 21 (1.65%) RDBMS
14 17 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
15 16 (1.25%) MS Access
16 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
16 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
16 12 (0.94%) Oracle Database
17 10 (0.78%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 98 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (5.41%) Visual Studio
3 34 (2.67%) ReSharper
3 34 (2.67%) SoapUI
4 33 (2.59%) Moq
5 25 (1.96%) SpecFlow
6 19 (1.49%) Selenium
7 16 (1.25%) FitNesse
7 16 (1.25%) Subversion
8 10 (0.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (0.63%) JIRA
10 8 (0.63%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.39%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.31%) Ant
13 3 (0.24%) NUnit
13 3 (0.24%) Balsamiq Mockups
13 3 (0.24%) Axure RP
General
1 246 (19.29%) Finance
2 121 (9.49%) Retail
3 59 (4.63%) Legal
4 37 (2.90%) Marketing
5 35 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 33 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.57%) Advertising
8 16 (1.25%) Banking
9 13 (1.02%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.94%) French Language
11 10 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.24%) Law
13 2 (0.16%) Back Office
13 2 (0.16%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
13 2 (0.16%) Games
14 1 (0.078%) Billing
14 1 (0.078%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 317 (24.86%) Analyst
2 299 (23.45%) Developer
3 158 (12.39%) Support Analyst
4 93 (7.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 84 (6.59%) .NET Developer
6 80 (6.27%) Applications Support
7 75 (5.88%) Senior Developer
8 64 (5.02%) Project Manager
8 64 (5.02%) Consultant
9 63 (4.94%) Software Developer
10 58 (4.55%) Applications Support Analyst
11 57 (4.47%) Service Analyst
12 53 (4.16%) Support Engineer
12 53 (4.16%) Senior Analyst
13 52 (4.08%) C# Developer
14 51 (4.00%) Architect
15 50 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
16 43 (3.37%) Technical Support
17 40 (3.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 39 (3.06%) PMO Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (29.57%) .NET
2 225 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 143 (11.22%) .NET Framework
4 121 (9.49%) XML
5 106 (8.31%) HTML
6 105 (8.24%) WCF
7 91 (7.14%) CSS
8 89 (6.98%) jQuery
8 89 (6.98%) ASP.NET MVC
9 87 (6.82%) WPF
10 52 (4.08%) WinForms
11 47 (3.69%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 46 (3.61%) Ajax
13 45 (3.53%) Web Services
14 22 (1.73%) REST
15 20 (1.57%) Java EE
16 19 (1.49%) HTML5
17 18 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 18 (1.41%) SOAP
18 16 (1.25%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 143 (11.22%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 52 (4.08%) Clustering
4 49 (3.84%) Blackberry
5 48 (3.76%) NHS
6 46 (3.61%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (2.43%) Statistics
8 20 (1.57%) Mathematics
9 19 (1.49%) PKI
9 19 (1.49%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.18%) Computer Science
11 13 (1.02%) PMI
11 13 (1.02%) Replication
11 13 (1.02%) Data Integration
12 11 (0.86%) CLARiiON
12 11 (0.86%) Celerra
13 10 (0.78%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.78%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.63%) FlexPod
14 8 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 462 (36.24%) Windows
2 177 (13.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (7.69%) UNIX
5 90 (7.06%) Linux
6 84 (6.59%) Windows 7
7 64 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (2.82%) Apple iOS
9 29 (2.27%) Windows 8
10 18 (1.41%) Windows XP
11 10 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (0.47%) CentOS
12 6 (0.47%) Windows Vista
12 6 (0.47%) Android
13 5 (0.39%) Debian
13 5 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 4 (0.31%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
14 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.24%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (23.14%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (18.27%) ITIL
3 165 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
4 132 (10.35%) Project Management
5 114 (8.94%) MVC
6 93 (7.29%) Scrum
7 90 (7.06%) CRM
8 85 (6.67%) OO
9 83 (6.51%) PRINCE2
10 66 (5.18%) E-Commerce
11 65 (5.10%) ETL
12 63 (4.94%) Analytics
13 58 (4.55%) Mentoring
13 58 (4.55%) Software Engineering
14 56 (4.39%) Service Management
15 50 (3.92%) Change Control
16 49 (3.84%) Continuous Integration
17 48 (3.76%) Incident Management
18 46 (3.61%) Web Development
18 46 (3.61%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 482 (37.80%) SQL
2 319 (25.02%) C#
3 178 (13.96%) T-SQL
4 103 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 56 (4.39%) Java
6 53 (4.16%) PowerShell
7 43 (3.37%) VB.NET
8 35 (2.75%) VB
9 31 (2.43%) VBA
10 28 (2.20%) C
11 27 (2.12%) C++
12 13 (1.02%) PHP
13 9 (0.71%) VB6
14 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
14 8 (0.63%) PL/SQL
15 7 (0.55%) Perl
16 6 (0.47%) Python
17 2 (0.16%) FoxPro (VFP)
17 2 (0.16%) VBScript
17 2 (0.16%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 191 (14.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (8.08%) MCSE
3 87 (6.82%) Degree
4 71 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 62 (4.86%) MCITP
6 45 (3.53%) MCP
7 44 (3.45%) MCSA
8 41 (3.22%) ISEB
9 39 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
11 35 (2.75%) CCA
11 35 (2.75%) MCTS
12 34 (2.67%) ISTQB
13 28 (2.20%) Security Cleared
14 27 (2.12%) CCNA
15 26 (2.04%) MCSD
16 25 (1.96%) NCDA
17 22 (1.73%) SC Cleared
17 22 (1.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 19 (1.49%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (6.90%) SLA
2 34 (2.67%) QA
3 9 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.31%) HL7
5 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 335 (26.27%) Active Directory
2 190 (14.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (9.57%) Hyper-V
4 87 (6.82%) XenApp
5 66 (5.18%) vSphere
6 52 (4.08%) XenServer
7 41 (3.22%) XenDesktop
8 17 (1.33%) VMware ESX
8 17 (1.33%) vCloud
9 7 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.39%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.24%) UAG
13 3 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.24%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.16%) MetaFrame
15 1 (0.078%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.078%) Squid
Systems Management
1 62 (4.86%) SCCM
2 35 (2.75%) SCOM
3 19 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 18 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
5 14 (1.10%) NetBackup
5 14 (1.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 10 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.63%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (0.63%) SCDPM
9 7 (0.55%) XenMobile
9 7 (0.55%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.47%) WSUS
11 3 (0.24%) PureDisk
11 3 (0.24%) Opsview
11 3 (0.24%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.16%) EdgeSight
12 2 (0.16%) Puppet
12 2 (0.16%) Tivoli
13 1 (0.078%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 230 (18.04%) VMware
2 185 (14.51%) Citrix
3 127 (9.96%) Cisco
4 86 (6.75%) NetApp
5 84 (6.59%) Oracle
6 61 (4.78%) HP
7 46 (3.61%) EMC
7 46 (3.61%) Symantec
8 34 (2.67%) Apple
9 29 (2.27%) CommVault
10 26 (2.04%) Dell
11 25 (1.96%) IBM
11 25 (1.96%) Google
12 22 (1.73%) Riverbed
12 22 (1.73%) AppSense
13 21 (1.65%) SolarWinds
14 20 (1.57%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.41%) Informatica
15 18 (1.41%) Postini
16 17 (1.33%) Veeam
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified excellent Salary plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Yorkshire Building Society
Salary: Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,394 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £37,394 per annum 40 days holiday, 16% pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago