The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Leeds region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 662 659 549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 17.21% 23.38% 22.41%
As % of the Vendors category 40.39% 48.74% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 599 559 495
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1639 1352 1208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 42.62% 47.96% 49.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1330 1073 1010
Average salary £37,500 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

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 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Leeds

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 648 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 560 (42.11%) SQL Server
3 548 (41.20%) Windows
4 544 (40.90%) SQL
5 410 (30.83%) .NET
6 294 (22.11%) C#
7 282 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
8 265 (19.92%) Active Directory
9 259 (19.47%) Finance
10 251 (18.87%) VMware
11 237 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
12 230 (17.29%) T-SQL
13 211 (15.86%) MS Office
14 208 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 193 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
16 188 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
17 182 (13.68%) ASP.NET
18 181 (13.61%) SQL Server 2005
19 179 (13.46%) MS Exchange
20 165 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
21 164 (12.33%) SharePoint
22 160 (12.03%) ITIL
23 159 (11.95%) Linux
24 155 (11.65%) Cisco
25 153 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
26 152 (11.43%) SAN
26 152 (11.43%) Scrum
27 147 (11.05%) MCSE
28 138 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
29 129 (9.70%) DNS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 179 (13.46%) MS Exchange
2 164 (12.33%) SharePoint
3 108 (8.12%) IIS
4 98 (7.37%) Lync
4 98 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 54 (4.06%) Apache
6 47 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 46 (3.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 40 (3.01%) SharePoint Server
9 37 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
10 34 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
11 29 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (1.80%) SharePoint Foundation
12 24 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
13 21 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
13 21 (1.58%) SAS
14 20 (1.50%) Tomcat
15 15 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 15 (1.13%) CMS
16 10 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 648 (48.72%) MS Excel
2 211 (15.86%) MS Office
3 43 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (2.78%) MS Project
5 26 (1.95%) PowerPivot
6 21 (1.58%) MS Visio
7 16 (1.20%) InfoPath
8 14 (1.05%) Photoshop
9 8 (0.60%) SPSS
10 3 (0.23%) AutoCAD
10 3 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.15%) FastStats
11 2 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 29 (2.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
3 9 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.53%) BPCS
5 3 (0.23%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.23%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.15%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.15%) Magento
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.075%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.075%) Line 500
7 1 (0.075%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.075%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.075%) Visualfiles
7 1 (0.075%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.075%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.075%) Agresso
7 1 (0.075%) Lawson
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.35%) Office 365
2 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.38%) SaaS
4 4 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.23%) Google Apps
5 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 152 (11.43%) SAN
2 129 (9.70%) DNS
3 87 (6.54%) TCP/IP
4 79 (5.94%) Firewall
5 63 (4.74%) DHCP
6 55 (4.14%) Internet
7 53 (3.98%) VPN
8 36 (2.71%) MPLS
9 35 (2.63%) OSPF
9 35 (2.63%) Cisco IOS
10 34 (2.56%) NAS
11 33 (2.48%) LAN
12 32 (2.41%) BGP
13 30 (2.26%) WAN
14 29 (2.18%) SMTP
15 25 (1.88%) FTP
15 25 (1.88%) Unified Communications
16 20 (1.50%) EIGRP
17 14 (1.05%) Intranet
18 13 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 560 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 237 (17.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 181 (13.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 138 (10.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 115 (8.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 96 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
7 94 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 63 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
9 34 (2.56%) MySQL
10 21 (1.58%) Oracle Database
11 16 (1.20%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 16 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 16 (1.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 15 (1.13%) Data Mining
13 13 (0.98%) DB2
14 11 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
15 9 (0.68%) MS Access
16 6 (0.45%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 165 (12.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 101 (7.59%) Visual Studio
3 39 (2.93%) Selenium
4 31 (2.33%) FitNesse
4 31 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 31 (2.33%) NUnit
4 31 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 22 (1.65%) MSTest
6 17 (1.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 15 (1.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 9 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 9 (0.68%) SoapUI
9 6 (0.45%) Rational Application Developer
9 6 (0.45%) Subversion
9 6 (0.45%) MorphX
10 5 (0.38%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.30%) JIRA
12 2 (0.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 2 (0.15%) ERwin
12 2 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 259 (19.47%) Finance
2 35 (2.63%) Legal
3 26 (1.95%) Marketing
4 25 (1.88%) Telecoms
5 24 (1.80%) Retail
6 17 (1.28%) Banking
7 14 (1.05%) Law
7 14 (1.05%) Advertising
8 6 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.30%) Publishing
11 3 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.15%) Local Government
12 2 (0.15%) Back Office
12 2 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 1 (0.075%) Czech Language
13 1 (0.075%) French Language
13 1 (0.075%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 377 (28.35%) Developer
2 261 (19.62%) Analyst
3 117 (8.80%) .NET Developer
4 92 (6.92%) Software Developer
5 91 (6.84%) Consultant
6 85 (6.39%) Support Analyst
7 77 (5.79%) SQL Developer
8 76 (5.71%) Administrator
9 74 (5.56%) C# Developer
10 65 (4.89%) C# .NET Developer
11 62 (4.66%) Test Analyst
12 54 (4.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 50 (3.76%) Project Manager
13 50 (3.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 47 (3.53%) Team Leader
15 43 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (3.01%) Service Desk Analyst
16 40 (3.01%) Service Analyst
16 40 (3.01%) SharePoint Administrator
16 40 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 410 (30.83%) .NET
2 182 (13.68%) ASP.NET
3 127 (9.55%) XML
4 108 (8.12%) .NET Framework
5 102 (7.67%) Web Services
6 96 (7.22%) WCF
7 77 (5.79%) jQuery
8 76 (5.71%) HTML
9 72 (5.41%) WPF
10 68 (5.11%) WinForms
11 67 (5.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 57 (4.29%) CSS
13 43 (3.23%) SOAP
14 40 (3.01%) WSDL
14 40 (3.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 39 (2.93%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 39 (2.93%) XSD
16 27 (2.03%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 27 (2.03%) LINQ
17 25 (1.88%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 76 (5.71%) Clustering
2 64 (4.81%) NHS
3 57 (4.29%) DTV
4 51 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 31 (2.33%) Blackberry
7 22 (1.65%) Statistics
8 16 (1.20%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.13%) Replication
10 12 (0.90%) N-Tier
11 10 (0.75%) Equities
12 9 (0.68%) EPoS
12 9 (0.68%) EFTPOS
12 9 (0.68%) Tandem
13 8 (0.60%) Mathematics
13 8 (0.60%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.53%) iPhone
15 6 (0.45%) Fat Client
15 6 (0.45%) Thin Client
15 6 (0.45%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 548 (41.20%) Windows
2 188 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 159 (11.95%) Linux
4 123 (9.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 99 (7.44%) Windows 7
6 79 (5.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 59 (4.44%) UNIX
8 46 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (3.31%) Windows XP
10 35 (2.63%) Windows 8
11 20 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 13 (0.98%) CentOS
13 7 (0.53%) Android
14 5 (0.38%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.38%) AIX
14 5 (0.38%) Solaris
15 4 (0.30%) SUSE
15 4 (0.30%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.075%) Debian
16 1 (0.075%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (21.20%) Agile Software Development
2 160 (12.03%) ITIL
3 153 (11.50%) Business Intelligence
4 152 (11.43%) Scrum
5 112 (8.42%) MVC
5 112 (8.42%) Project Management
6 96 (7.22%) DSDM
7 86 (6.47%) OO
8 78 (5.86%) Unit Testing
9 72 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
10 68 (5.11%) PRINCE2
10 68 (5.11%) ETL
10 68 (5.11%) TDD
11 65 (4.89%) Software Engineering
12 63 (4.74%) Service Delivery
13 57 (4.29%) RUP
14 56 (4.21%) User Stories
15 53 (3.98%) Test Automation
16 49 (3.68%) BDD
17 48 (3.61%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 544 (40.90%) SQL
2 294 (22.11%) C#
3 230 (17.29%) T-SQL
4 87 (6.54%) JavaScript
5 85 (6.39%) Java
6 48 (3.61%) VB
7 46 (3.46%) PHP
8 42 (3.16%) VB.NET
9 37 (2.78%) VBA
10 36 (2.71%) PowerShell
11 33 (2.48%) Perl
12 27 (2.03%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.43%) VBScript
14 18 (1.35%) VB6
15 15 (1.13%) C
16 14 (1.05%) Bash Shell
17 7 (0.53%) X++
17 7 (0.53%) C++
18 6 (0.45%) FoxPro (VFP)
19 4 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 208 (15.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (11.05%) MCSE
3 77 (5.79%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (5.79%) Degree
4 76 (5.71%) MCSA
5 74 (5.56%) MCITP
6 69 (5.19%) CCNA
7 67 (5.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 31 (2.33%) ISEB
9 28 (2.11%) CCNP
9 28 (2.11%) MCP
10 26 (1.95%) CCSA
10 26 (1.95%) CCSE
11 25 (1.88%) NCDA
12 24 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
13 21 (1.58%) RHCE
14 20 (1.50%) Security Cleared
14 20 (1.50%) RHCA
15 19 (1.43%) MCTS
16 17 (1.28%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 91 (6.84%) SLA
2 72 (5.41%) QA
3 31 (2.33%) Data Quality
4 26 (1.95%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.75%) COBIT
6 7 (0.53%) HL7
6 7 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.075%) TickIT
System Software
1 265 (19.92%) Active Directory
2 193 (14.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (6.77%) Hyper-V
4 50 (3.76%) vSphere
5 34 (2.56%) XenApp
6 27 (2.03%) VMware ESX
7 21 (1.58%) XenServer
8 18 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
8 18 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.28%) XenDesktop
10 11 (0.83%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.68%) Oracle RMAN
11 9 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (0.60%) Xen
12 8 (0.60%) UAG
13 7 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.23%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.23%) NFS
Systems Management
1 74 (5.56%) SCCM
2 49 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
3 35 (2.63%) SCOM
4 19 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 16 (1.20%) WSUS
6 13 (0.98%) Plesk
7 12 (0.90%) Nagios
7 12 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.68%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.60%) Foglight
9 8 (0.60%) OpenView
10 7 (0.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 7 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (0.38%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.38%) Puppet
11 5 (0.38%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.30%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.30%) MOM
12 4 (0.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 251 (18.87%) VMware
2 155 (11.65%) Cisco
3 124 (9.32%) Citrix
4 123 (9.25%) HP
5 88 (6.62%) Oracle
6 71 (5.34%) NetApp
7 59 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 45 (3.38%) Dell
9 36 (2.71%) CheckPoint
9 36 (2.71%) Symantec
10 35 (2.63%) CommVault
11 28 (2.11%) EMC
11 28 (2.11%) Adobe
12 21 (1.58%) IBM
13 15 (1.13%) SolarWinds
14 14 (1.05%) Zend
15 13 (0.98%) Veeam
16 12 (0.90%) AppSense
16 12 (0.90%) SAP
17 10 (0.75%) Kaspersky
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Purple Monkey
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £excellent + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £30000 - £225000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
AMsource Technology
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus 5% pension
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum - excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £34000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
set2recruit
Salary: From £19,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago