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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 2 1 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 57 33 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 26.76% 37.93% 23.02%
As % of the Vendors category 58.76% 50.77% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 54 30 31
Average salary £31,000 £32,500 £35,014
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.61% -7.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,300 £21,850 £22,500
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
97 65 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wakefield 45.54% 74.71% 57.55%
Number of salaries quoted 92 56 76
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 £21,700 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 3 March 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Wakefield

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wakefield

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 57 (61.96%) Windows
2 44 (47.83%) Active Directory
3 39 (42.39%) MS Excel
4 25 (27.17%) MS Office
5 24 (26.09%) VMware
6 19 (20.65%) SQL
6 19 (20.65%) ITIL
7 18 (19.57%) Internet
7 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (18.48%) Citrix
8 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
8 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
9 16 (17.39%) IIS
9 16 (17.39%) .NET
9 16 (17.39%) Windows XP
9 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
9 16 (17.39%) Manufacturing
9 16 (17.39%) Retail
10 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
10 15 (16.30%) EPoS
10 15 (16.30%) ERP
11 14 (15.22%) VB.NET
11 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (14.13%) Android
12 13 (14.13%) Change Management
12 13 (14.13%) C#
12 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET
13 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Wakefield by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 17 (18.48%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.39%) IIS
3 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) Lync
6 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 39 (42.39%) MS Excel
2 25 (27.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (19.57%) Internet
2 9 (9.78%) WAN
3 7 (7.61%) DHCP
3 7 (7.61%) LAN
3 7 (7.61%) VoIP
3 7 (7.61%) DNS
4 5 (5.43%) MPLS
5 4 (4.35%) Firewall
6 3 (3.26%) SAN
6 3 (3.26%) VPN
7 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.09%) Network Security
8 1 (1.09%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (17.39%) Manufacturing
1 16 (17.39%) Retail
2 4 (4.35%) Publishing
3 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Finance
4 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (27.17%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) Project Manager
3 15 (16.30%) Service Analyst
3 15 (16.30%) Service Desk Analyst
4 14 (15.22%) Developer
5 11 (11.96%) Software Developer
6 10 (10.87%) IT Project Manager
6 10 (10.87%) IT Support
7 9 (9.78%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (6.52%) Support Engineer
8 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Consultant
9 5 (5.43%) Support Technician
10 4 (4.35%) Team Leader
10 4 (4.35%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.26%) Sales Consultant
11 3 (3.26%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.39%) .NET
2 13 (14.13%) ASP.NET
3 11 (11.96%) Ajax
3 11 (11.96%) .NET Framework
4 10 (10.87%) Silverlight
4 10 (10.87%) WinForms
5 3 (3.26%) Web Services
6 2 (2.17%) HTML
7 1 (1.09%) CSS
7 1 (1.09%) JSON
7 1 (1.09%) Application Packaging
7 1 (1.09%) WCF
7 1 (1.09%) LINQ
7 1 (1.09%) jQuery
7 1 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) EPoS
2 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.17%) FMCG
4 2 (2.17%) iPhone
4 2 (2.17%) iPad
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (61.96%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (17.39%) Windows XP
4 15 (16.30%) Windows 7
5 13 (14.13%) Android
6 12 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (7.61%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 16 (17.39%) Business Intelligence
4 15 (16.30%) ERP
5 13 (14.13%) Change Management
6 12 (13.04%) MVC
7 11 (11.96%) UML
8 10 (10.87%) OO
8 10 (10.87%) Android Development
9 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
11 5 (5.43%) Service Management
12 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
12 4 (4.35%) Change Control
12 4 (4.35%) Time Management
13 3 (3.26%) PRINCE2
14 2 (2.17%) CRM
14 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
14 2 (2.17%) Network Design
14 2 (2.17%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.65%) SQL
2 14 (15.22%) VB.NET
3 13 (14.13%) C#
4 10 (10.87%) Java
5 6 (6.52%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.70%) MCP
2 8 (8.70%) MCSA
3 6 (6.52%) MCSE
4 5 (5.43%) CCNA
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.35%) MCDST
5 4 (4.35%) Degree
6 3 (3.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.26%) MCITP
7 2 (2.17%) VCP4
7 2 (2.17%) CCA
7 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.61%) vSphere
4 5 (5.43%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.26%) XenApp
5 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) SCOM
2 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) VMware
2 17 (18.48%) Citrix
3 10 (10.87%) Xamarin
3 10 (10.87%) Cisco
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle
5 3 (3.26%) BMC
5 3 (3.26%) NetApp
5 3 (3.26%) Remedy
5 3 (3.26%) LANDesk
6 2 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (1.09%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.09%) Lotus
7 1 (1.09%) Apple
7 1 (1.09%) Symantec
7 1 (1.09%) SAP
7 1 (1.09%) Dell
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