The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Wakefield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 2 10 16
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 69 21 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 28.28% 21.65% 16.98%
As % of the Vendors category 58.97% 32.81% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21 21 17
Average salary £25,156 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.12% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £38,000 £37,500
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 Wakefield region.

Vendors Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
117 64 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 47.95% 65.98% 68.87%
Number of salaries quoted 56 59 67
Average salary £26,500 £38,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.26% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £43,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Wakefield

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Wakefield

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Wakefield

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Wakefield region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 52 (40.94%) MS Excel
1 52 (40.94%) Degree
2 39 (30.71%) SQL Server
3 37 (29.13%) Windows
4 34 (26.77%) SQL
4 34 (26.77%) .NET
5 29 (22.83%) SharePoint
6 23 (18.11%) SLA
7 22 (17.32%) MS Office
7 22 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (16.54%) MS Exchange
9 20 (15.75%) .NET Framework
9 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (14.96%) HTML5
10 19 (14.96%) CSS3
10 19 (14.96%) CSS
10 19 (14.96%) HTML
10 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
10 19 (14.96%) TDD
10 19 (14.96%) VMware
10 19 (14.96%) Scrum
11 17 (13.39%) WinForms
11 17 (13.39%) Lync
11 17 (13.39%) WPF
12 16 (12.60%) Change Control
12 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (12.60%) C#
13 15 (11.81%) T-SQL
13 15 (11.81%) MQSeries

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wakefield 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 29 (22.83%) SharePoint
2 21 (16.54%) MS Exchange
3 17 (13.39%) Lync
4 15 (11.81%) MQSeries
4 15 (11.81%) WebSphere
5 9 (7.09%) IIS
6 3 (2.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 52 (40.94%) MS Excel
2 22 (17.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) DNS
1 13 (10.24%) DHCP
2 9 (7.09%) Wireless
3 7 (5.51%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.15%) LAN
4 4 (3.15%) WAN
5 3 (2.36%) VoIP
6 1 (0.79%) VPN
6 1 (0.79%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (30.71%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (11.81%) RDBMS
3 15 (11.81%) Relational Database
4 11 (8.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (7.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (3.15%) MS Access
7 4 (3.15%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.15%) OLAP
8 2 (1.57%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 19 (14.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.15%) MSTest
2 4 (3.15%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (3.15%) Moq
2 4 (3.15%) SpecFlow
2 4 (3.15%) NUnit
3 1 (0.79%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (7.09%) Publishing
2 5 (3.94%) Finance
3 4 (3.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (22.83%) Developer
2 22 (17.32%) Analyst
3 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Specialist
3 15 (11.81%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
4 12 (9.45%) SQL Developer
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
6 10 (7.87%) Support Analyst
6 10 (7.87%) C# Developer
7 9 (7.09%) .NET Developer
8 8 (6.30%) Technical Consultant
8 8 (6.30%) Systems Manager
9 6 (4.72%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.94%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.94%) VB.NET Developer
10 5 (3.94%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.94%) IT Support
10 5 (3.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 4 (3.15%) Report Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.77%) .NET
2 20 (15.75%) .NET Framework
3 19 (14.96%) HTML5
3 19 (14.96%) CSS3
3 19 (14.96%) CSS
3 19 (14.96%) HTML
4 17 (13.39%) WinForms
4 17 (13.39%) WPF
5 6 (4.72%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.15%) jQuery
6 4 (3.15%) WCF
6 4 (3.15%) Spring.NET
6 4 (3.15%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (3.15%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (3.15%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (3.15%) Ninject
7 2 (1.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (1.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Inversion of Control
2 4 (3.15%) Replication
2 4 (3.15%) Clustering
3 3 (2.36%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.36%) PDA
4 2 (1.57%) iPhone
4 2 (1.57%) iPad
5 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.13%) Windows
2 13 (10.24%) Windows XP
3 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (9.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (5.51%) Windows 7
5 6 (4.72%) Windows 2000
6 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (14.96%) TDD
2 19 (14.96%) Scrum
3 16 (12.60%) Change Control
4 15 (11.81%) MVVM
5 8 (6.30%) ITIL
6 7 (5.51%) Time Management
7 6 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (3.94%) Project Management
9 4 (3.15%) Asset Management
9 4 (3.15%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (3.15%) Kanban
9 4 (3.15%) Dependency Injection
9 4 (3.15%) Web Application Development
9 4 (3.15%) MVC
9 4 (3.15%) EAM
10 3 (2.36%) PRINCE2
11 2 (1.57%) Service Management
12 1 (0.79%) Benchmarking
12 1 (0.79%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.77%) SQL
2 16 (12.60%) C#
3 15 (11.81%) T-SQL
4 14 (11.02%) VB.NET
5 9 (7.09%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.15%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 52 (40.94%) Degree
2 9 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.15%) MCP
4 3 (2.36%) MCSE
4 3 (2.36%) MCSA
5 2 (1.57%) MCDST
5 2 (1.57%) MCTS
5 2 (1.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (1.57%) CCNA
5 2 (1.57%) CCA
5 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (18.11%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 19 (14.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.45%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) SCCM
2 7 (5.51%) SCOM
3 3 (2.36%) Sysprep
4 2 (1.57%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (14.96%) VMware
2 15 (11.81%) IBM
3 13 (10.24%) Cisco
4 11 (8.66%) Citrix
5 10 (7.87%) HP
6 9 (7.09%) Sophos
6 9 (7.09%) NetApp
6 9 (7.09%) Oracle
6 9 (7.09%) WatchGuard
6 9 (7.09%) SonicWALL
7 3 (2.36%) Symantec
7 3 (2.36%) Acronis
7 3 (2.36%) Altiris
8 2 (1.57%) Remedy
8 2 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.57%) SAP
8 2 (1.57%) BMC
8 2 (1.57%) Apple
9 1 (0.79%) Dell
9 1 (0.79%) Avaya
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