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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 43 39 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 38.05% 25.83% 21.95%
As % of the Vendors category 49.43% 37.50% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 41 36 16
Average salary £37,500 £35,014 £22,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.10% +57.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,500 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £36,250
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Wakefield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
87 104 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 76.99% 68.87% 51.22%
Number of salaries quoted 81 92 37
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 29 (34.52%) Windows
3 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
4 26 (30.95%) SQL
4 26 (30.95%) .NET
4 26 (30.95%) VMware
5 21 (25.00%) Cisco
5 21 (25.00%) C#
6 20 (23.81%) WinForms
6 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
6 20 (23.81%) WPF
6 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (21.43%) MS Office
8 14 (16.67%) CSS
8 14 (16.67%) HTML
8 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 14 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 13 (15.48%) Change Control
9 13 (15.48%) WAN
9 13 (15.48%) ITIL
10 12 (14.29%) T-SQL
10 12 (14.29%) LAN
10 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
10 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 12 (14.29%) NetApp
10 12 (14.29%) WatchGuard
10 12 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (13.10%) WebSphere
11 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.10%) WebSphere
2 11 (13.10%) MQSeries
3 9 (10.71%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.52%) Lync
5 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) IIS
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.19%) CMS
8 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 18 (21.43%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.48%) WAN
2 12 (14.29%) LAN
3 9 (10.71%) Wireless
4 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.52%) SAN
5 7 (8.33%) Internet
6 6 (7.14%) DHCP
6 6 (7.14%) DNS
7 5 (5.95%) Intranet
8 4 (4.76%) Firewall
9 1 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.10%) RDBMS
4 10 (11.90%) Crystal Reports
4 10 (11.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.71%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.95%) Retail
3 4 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.38%) Finance
4 2 (2.38%) Law
4 2 (2.38%) Publishing
5 1 (1.19%) Billing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Analyst
2 23 (27.38%) Developer
3 15 (17.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (17.86%) Service Analyst
4 14 (16.67%) Consultant
5 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) SQL Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
6 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
6 9 (10.71%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
8 7 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.76%) Transition Manager
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.57%) VB.NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (30.95%) .NET
2 20 (23.81%) WinForms
2 20 (23.81%) .NET Framework
2 20 (23.81%) WPF
3 14 (16.67%) CSS
3 14 (16.67%) HTML
4 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
5 11 (13.10%) HTML5
5 11 (13.10%) CSS3
6 10 (11.90%) Web Services
7 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 3 (3.57%) XML
9 1 (1.19%) Ajax
9 1 (1.19%) Classic ASP
9 1 (1.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (3.57%) Replication
3 2 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.19%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 29 (34.52%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.19%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.48%) Change Control
1 13 (15.48%) ITIL
2 11 (13.10%) MVVM
2 11 (13.10%) TDD
2 11 (13.10%) Scrum
3 9 (10.71%) Project Management
4 8 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.76%) Transition Management
6 3 (3.57%) Requirements Management
7 2 (2.38%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.38%) ERP
7 2 (2.38%) Change Management
8 1 (1.19%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.19%) Migration
8 1 (1.19%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.19%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.19%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.95%) SQL
2 21 (25.00%) C#
3 12 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 7 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 3 (3.57%) VB
5 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.38%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.19%) X++
7 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.14%) Degree
2 4 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.76%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.10%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 12 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.19%) vSphere
4 1 (1.19%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (3.57%) SCCM
2 1 (1.19%) SCOM
2 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 26 (30.95%) VMware
2 21 (25.00%) Cisco
3 12 (14.29%) NetApp
3 12 (14.29%) WatchGuard
4 11 (13.10%) IBM
5 10 (11.90%) HP
6 8 (9.52%) Sophos
6 8 (9.52%) SonicWALL
7 3 (3.57%) Veeam
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix
8 2 (2.38%) Oracle
8 2 (2.38%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.19%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.19%) Ektron
9 1 (1.19%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.19%) Percussion
9 1 (1.19%) EMC
9 1 (1.19%) Avaya
9 1 (1.19%) Symantec
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Posted: 20 hours ago
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