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 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 4 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 51 37 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 22.67% 40.22% 25.60%
As % of the Vendors category 56.67% 52.86% 51.61%
Number of salaries quoted 47 33 31
Average salary £27,500 £29,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.17% -17.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £22,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
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 Wakefield region.

Vendors Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
90 70 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 40.00% 76.09% 49.60%
Number of salaries quoted 85 60 59
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £24,750
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £42,500 £39,800
UK excluding London average salary £40,650 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.62% -

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 30 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 49 (58.33%) Windows
2 41 (48.81%) Active Directory
3 36 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 25 (29.76%) MS Office
5 21 (25.00%) VMware
6 18 (21.43%) ITIL
7 17 (20.24%) Windows XP
7 17 (20.24%) Citrix
7 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 16 (19.05%) SQL
9 14 (16.67%) Internet
9 14 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (15.48%) .NET
10 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
10 13 (15.48%) IIS
11 12 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
12 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
12 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (13.10%) Degree
13 10 (11.90%) Retail
13 10 (11.90%) DHCP
13 10 (11.90%) DNS
13 10 (11.90%) Cisco
14 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
14 9 (10.71%) EPoS
14 9 (10.71%) SharePoint

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 16 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.48%) IIS
3 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.95%) Lync
5 4 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 36 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 25 (29.76%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.67%) Internet
2 10 (11.90%) DHCP
2 10 (11.90%) DNS
3 8 (9.52%) WAN
4 7 (8.33%) VoIP
5 6 (7.14%) LAN
6 5 (5.95%) MPLS
7 4 (4.76%) VPN
8 3 (3.57%) SAN
8 3 (3.57%) Firewall
9 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.19%) Intranet
10 1 (1.19%) Network Security
10 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (13.10%) Manufacturing
2 10 (11.90%) Retail
3 5 (5.95%) Publishing
4 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Analyst
2 16 (19.05%) Service Desk Analyst
2 16 (19.05%) Service Analyst
3 11 (13.10%) Project Manager
4 10 (11.90%) IT Support
5 9 (10.71%) Developer
6 7 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (7.14%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.14%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.95%) Consultant
8 5 (5.95%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.76%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
10 3 (3.57%) Systems Manager
10 3 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Sales Consultant
10 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.57%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) .NET
2 8 (9.52%) .NET Framework
2 8 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 7 (8.33%) Ajax
4 6 (7.14%) Silverlight
4 6 (7.14%) WinForms
5 2 (2.38%) HTML
6 1 (1.19%) CSS
6 1 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (1.19%) JSON
6 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.19%) LINQ
6 1 (1.19%) jQuery
6 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.19%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) EPoS
2 5 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.57%) iPhone
4 3 (3.57%) iPad
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) Replication
6 1 (1.19%) Clustering
6 1 (1.19%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 49 (58.33%) Windows
2 17 (20.24%) Windows XP
2 17 (20.24%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (8.33%) Android
6 7 (8.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) ITIL
2 12 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
3 9 (10.71%) ERP
3 9 (10.71%) Change Management
4 8 (9.52%) MVC
5 7 (8.33%) UML
5 7 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 7 (8.33%) Change Control
6 6 (7.14%) Android Development
6 6 (7.14%) OO
7 5 (5.95%) Service Management
8 4 (4.76%) Time Management
8 4 (4.76%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.38%) Network Design
9 2 (2.38%) Project Management
9 2 (2.38%) Programme Management
9 2 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) VB.NET
3 8 (9.52%) C#
4 7 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 6 (7.14%) Java
6 2 (2.38%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.19%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (20.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.10%) Degree
3 9 (10.71%) MCP
4 8 (9.52%) MCSA
5 7 (8.33%) MCSE
6 6 (7.14%) CCNA
6 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.76%) MCDST
8 3 (3.57%) CCA
8 3 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (3.57%) MCITP
8 3 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.38%) MCTS
10 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (48.81%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.33%) vSphere
4 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.76%) XenApp
6 3 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) SCOM
2 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) VMware
2 17 (20.24%) Citrix
3 10 (11.90%) Cisco
4 6 (7.14%) Xamarin
5 5 (5.95%) Oracle
6 3 (3.57%) Remedy
6 3 (3.57%) Symantec
6 3 (3.57%) BMC
6 3 (3.57%) NetApp
7 2 (2.38%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.38%) Avaya
7 2 (2.38%) Lotus
7 2 (2.38%) Apple
7 2 (2.38%) Dell
8 1 (1.19%) HP
8 1 (1.19%) Veritas
8 1 (1.19%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.19%) Zoho
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