The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 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 Wakefield 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 5 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 83 33 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 42.56% 28.95% 23.58%
As % of the Vendors category 68.03% 57.89% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 38 33 23
Average salary £28,000 £35,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,400 £19,800 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £38,000 £37,040
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 57 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 62.56% 50.00% 70.73%
Number of salaries quoted 69 53 73
Average salary £28,500 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £29,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 51 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 46 (35.66%) Degree
3 40 (31.01%) SQL Server
4 39 (30.23%) Windows
5 35 (27.13%) SQL
6 34 (26.36%) .NET
7 26 (20.16%) SharePoint
8 24 (18.60%) VMware
9 23 (17.83%) HTML
9 23 (17.83%) CSS
9 23 (17.83%) .NET Framework
10 22 (17.05%) WPF
10 22 (17.05%) HTML5
10 22 (17.05%) CSS3
10 22 (17.05%) C#
10 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
10 22 (17.05%) WinForms
10 22 (17.05%) TDD
10 22 (17.05%) Scrum
11 21 (16.28%) SLA
12 20 (15.50%) Lync
13 19 (14.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (13.95%) MVVM
14 18 (13.95%) WebSphere
14 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
14 18 (13.95%) RDBMS
14 18 (13.95%) IBM
14 18 (13.95%) Active Directory
14 18 (13.95%) MS Office

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 26 (20.16%) SharePoint
2 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
3 20 (15.50%) Lync
4 18 (13.95%) WebSphere
4 18 (13.95%) MQSeries
5 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.65%) IIS
7 4 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.78%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.78%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (39.53%) MS Excel
2 18 (13.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.08%) Wireless
2 9 (6.98%) DHCP
2 9 (6.98%) DNS
3 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.88%) WAN
5 4 (3.10%) LAN
6 2 (1.55%) SAN
7 1 (0.78%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.78%) Internet
7 1 (0.78%) VPN
7 1 (0.78%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (31.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (14.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (13.95%) Relational Database
3 18 (13.95%) RDBMS
4 10 (7.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (4.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (3.88%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (3.10%) MS Access
7 4 (3.10%) OLAP
7 4 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects XI
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (14.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.10%) NUnit
2 4 (3.10%) SpecFlow
2 4 (3.10%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (3.10%) Moq
2 4 (3.10%) MSTest
3 1 (0.78%) Ranorex
3 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (4.65%) Publishing
2 5 (3.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
3 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 34 (26.36%) Developer
2 25 (19.38%) Analyst
3 17 (13.18%) Consultant
4 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Specialist
4 15 (11.63%) Senior Microsoft Specialist
5 14 (10.85%) SQL Developer
6 13 (10.08%) C# Developer
7 11 (8.53%) Technical Consultant
7 11 (8.53%) Support Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) .NET Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (5.43%) Service Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
11 5 (3.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 5 (3.88%) Systems Manager
11 5 (3.88%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.88%) VB.NET Developer
12 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 4 (3.10%) Field Engineer
12 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (26.36%) .NET
2 23 (17.83%) HTML
2 23 (17.83%) CSS
2 23 (17.83%) .NET Framework
3 22 (17.05%) WPF
3 22 (17.05%) HTML5
3 22 (17.05%) CSS3
3 22 (17.05%) WinForms
4 9 (6.98%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.88%) Web Services
6 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 4 (3.10%) Unity DI Container
6 4 (3.10%) Razor View Engine
6 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 4 (3.10%) Castle Windsor
6 4 (3.10%) Ninject
6 4 (3.10%) WCF
6 4 (3.10%) jQuery
6 4 (3.10%) Spring.NET
6 4 (3.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.10%) Inversion of Control
2 3 (2.33%) PDA
3 2 (1.55%) Replication
3 2 (1.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.78%) Celerra
4 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.78%) NHS
4 1 (0.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.23%) Windows
2 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (10.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (8.53%) Windows XP
4 6 (4.65%) Windows 2000
5 5 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.78%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.05%) TDD
1 22 (17.05%) Scrum
2 18 (13.95%) MVVM
3 14 (10.85%) Change Control
4 7 (5.43%) ITIL
5 6 (4.65%) Project Management
5 6 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (3.88%) Time Management
7 4 (3.10%) Asset Management
7 4 (3.10%) MVC
7 4 (3.10%) EAM
7 4 (3.10%) Web Application Development
7 4 (3.10%) Kanban
7 4 (3.10%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.10%) Dependency Injection
7 4 (3.10%) BDD
8 2 (1.55%) Migration
8 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2
9 1 (0.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (0.78%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) SQL
2 22 (17.05%) C#
3 14 (10.85%) T-SQL
4 12 (9.30%) VB.NET
5 6 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.78%) VBScript
7 1 (0.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 46 (35.66%) Degree
2 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 2 (1.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.28%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 17 (13.18%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
4 1 (0.78%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 13 (10.08%) SCCM
2 6 (4.65%) SCOM
3 3 (2.33%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (18.60%) VMware
2 18 (13.95%) IBM
3 17 (13.18%) Cisco
4 14 (10.85%) HP
5 13 (10.08%) WatchGuard
6 12 (9.30%) SonicWALL
6 12 (9.30%) NetApp
6 12 (9.30%) Sophos
7 6 (4.65%) Oracle
7 6 (4.65%) Citrix
8 3 (2.33%) Acronis
8 3 (2.33%) Altiris
9 2 (1.55%) Business Objects
9 2 (1.55%) SAP
10 1 (0.78%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.78%) Ektron
10 1 (0.78%) ProCurve
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) Symantec
10 1 (0.78%) EMC
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