The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Pontefract region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 2
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 5 7 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Pontefract 71.43% 24.14% 75.00%
As % of the Vendors category 83.33% 25.00% 100.00%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 3
Average salary £28,000 £38,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +58.33%
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 Pontefract region.

Vendors Category
Pontefract
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
6 28 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Pontefract 85.71% 96.55% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 28 3
Average salary £28,000 £38,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.31% +58.33%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Pontefract

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Pontefract

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Pontefract

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Pontefract

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Pontefract

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Pontefract 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 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) C#
2 8 (61.54%) HTML
2 8 (61.54%) CSS
2 8 (61.54%) MQSeries
2 8 (61.54%) RDBMS
2 8 (61.54%) IBM
2 8 (61.54%) .NET
2 8 (61.54%) Scrum
2 8 (61.54%) WinForms
2 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (61.54%) TDD
2 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
2 8 (61.54%) WPF
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (61.54%) HTML5
2 8 (61.54%) MVVM
2 8 (61.54%) CSS3
2 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
2 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 4 (30.77%) SLA
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 4 (30.77%) LAN
4 4 (30.77%) WAN

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Pontefract by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT jobs across the Pontefract 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 8 (61.54%) MQSeries
1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) LAN
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (30.77%) Junos
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (61.54%) RDBMS
2 8 (61.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (61.54%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 8 (61.54%) Developer
1 8 (61.54%) C# Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) SQL Developer
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (61.54%) HTML
1 8 (61.54%) .NET
1 8 (61.54%) CSS
1 8 (61.54%) WinForms
1 8 (61.54%) .NET Framework
1 8 (61.54%) WPF
1 8 (61.54%) HTML5
1 8 (61.54%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (30.77%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
1 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (30.77%) Android
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Scrum
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) TDD
1 8 (61.54%) MVVM
2 5 (38.46%) ITIL
3 4 (30.77%) Service Management
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) C#
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Workstation
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Server
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) IBM
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Zoho
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) Veritas
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec