The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 8 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 889 943 868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 18.96% 18.90% 23.03%
As % of the Vendors category 42.97% 42.42% 47.00%
Number of salaries quoted 713 844 751
Average salary £37,394 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Yorkshire region.

Vendors Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2069 2223 1847
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 44.12% 44.56% 49.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1605 1790 1494
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +1 639 £37,500 +7.14% 89
Bradford +1 116 £37,500 +21.95% 13
Wakefield -2 39 £29,750 -17.93% 5
Halifax +2 36 £25,000 -16.66% 5
Huddersfield -9 19 £31,250 -16.66%
Dewsbury - 7 £40,000 - 2
Castleford +7 3 £27,500 -15.38%
Pontefract -3 3 £37,500 - 1
Cleckheaton -2 1 £27,500 +17.02%
Bingley -8 1 - -
Wetherby -9 1 £25,000 +28.20%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

1 919 (47.81%) MS Excel
2 737 (38.35%) SQL
3 732 (38.09%) SQL Server
4 680 (35.38%) Windows
5 516 (26.85%) .NET
6 491 (25.55%) Active Directory
7 453 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
8 392 (20.40%) C#
9 367 (19.09%) Finance
10 328 (17.07%) VMware
11 323 (16.81%) ITIL
12 308 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
13 304 (15.82%) MS Office
14 300 (15.61%) T-SQL
15 297 (15.45%) MS Exchange
16 294 (15.30%) ASP.NET
17 273 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
18 267 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 256 (13.32%) SharePoint
20 253 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
21 231 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 222 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
23 189 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
24 182 (9.47%) SAN
25 178 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
26 175 (9.11%) Citrix
27 174 (9.05%) Project Management
28 171 (8.90%) MVC
29 170 (8.84%) Hyper-V
30 169 (8.79%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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
1 297 (15.45%) MS Exchange
2 256 (13.32%) SharePoint
3 148 (7.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 107 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 103 (5.36%) IIS
6 81 (4.21%) Lync
7 53 (2.76%) BizTalk Server
7 53 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 39 (2.03%) SharePoint 2010
9 38 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 31 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 30 (1.56%) SAS
12 26 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (0.83%) Apache
14 13 (0.68%) CMS
15 12 (0.62%) Documentum
15 12 (0.62%) Alfresco
16 11 (0.57%) IBM Notes
17 7 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
18 6 (0.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 919 (47.81%) MS Excel
2 304 (15.82%) MS Office
3 68 (3.54%) MS Visio
4 54 (2.81%) MS Project
5 53 (2.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 24 (1.25%) SPSS
7 19 (0.99%) PowerPivot
8 14 (0.73%) Spreadsheet
9 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.16%) FreeHand
10 3 (0.16%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.052%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 113 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.57%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.10%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.052%) SAP Payroll
6 1 (0.052%) Sentinel
6 1 (0.052%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.052%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.052%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 57 (2.97%) Office 365
2 40 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (0.88%) SaaS
4 10 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.16%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.10%) Yammer
7 2 (0.10%) PaaS
7 2 (0.10%) IaaS
8 1 (0.052%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.052%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.052%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.052%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.052%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 182 (9.47%) SAN
2 121 (6.30%) WAN
2 121 (6.30%) DNS
3 114 (5.93%) LAN
4 94 (4.89%) VPN
5 86 (4.47%) Firewall
6 83 (4.32%) Internet
7 82 (4.27%) DHCP
8 75 (3.90%) VoIP
9 71 (3.69%) TCP/IP
10 45 (2.34%) Network Security
11 44 (2.29%) NAS
12 41 (2.13%) Wireless
13 37 (1.93%) Unified Communications
14 28 (1.46%) Intranet
15 18 (0.94%) MPLS
16 16 (0.83%) BGP
16 16 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
17 15 (0.78%) FTP
18 14 (0.73%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 732 (38.09%) SQL Server
2 267 (13.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 231 (12.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 189 (9.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 142 (7.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 133 (6.92%) Data Warehouse
7 123 (6.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 80 (4.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 76 (3.95%) Big Data
10 49 (2.55%) MySQL
11 38 (1.98%) Relational Database
12 33 (1.72%) Data Mining
13 26 (1.35%) QlikView
14 23 (1.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 21 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
16 19 (0.99%) Oracle Database
16 19 (0.99%) OLAP
17 18 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
18 13 (0.68%) DTS
Development Applications
1 162 (8.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 117 (6.09%) Visual Studio
3 70 (3.64%) SoapUI
4 68 (3.54%) Moq
4 68 (3.54%) ReSharper
5 24 (1.25%) Subversion
6 13 (0.68%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 12 (0.62%) SpecFlow
7 12 (0.62%) FitNesse
8 10 (0.52%) Selenium
9 9 (0.47%) JIRA
9 9 (0.47%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
10 7 (0.36%) Xcode
10 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.26%) Git (software)
11 5 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
12 4 (0.21%) NUnit
12 4 (0.21%) LoadRunner
General
1 367 (19.09%) Finance
2 169 (8.79%) Retail
3 78 (4.06%) Legal
4 72 (3.75%) Telecoms
5 58 (3.02%) Pharmaceutical
6 46 (2.39%) Marketing
7 33 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.51%) Advertising
9 25 (1.30%) Banking
10 14 (0.73%) Back Office
11 12 (0.62%) Law
12 8 (0.42%) French Language
13 5 (0.26%) Local Government
14 4 (0.21%) Front Office
14 4 (0.21%) Publishing
15 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
15 2 (0.10%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 502 (26.12%) Analyst
2 460 (23.93%) Developer
3 151 (7.86%) Support Analyst
4 120 (6.24%) .NET Developer
5 112 (5.83%) Consultant
6 98 (5.10%) Project Manager
7 90 (4.68%) Senior Developer
8 85 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 77 (4.01%) Applications Support
9 77 (4.01%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 75 (3.90%) Service Analyst
10 75 (3.90%) Architect
11 73 (3.80%) Business Analyst
12 72 (3.75%) DBA
13 70 (3.64%) C# Developer
13 70 (3.64%) Team Leader
14 67 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
14 67 (3.49%) IT Support
15 66 (3.43%) C# .NET Developer
15 66 (3.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (26.85%) .NET
2 294 (15.30%) ASP.NET
3 169 (8.79%) .NET Framework
4 160 (8.32%) HTML
5 157 (8.17%) XML
6 120 (6.24%) ASP.NET MVC
7 117 (6.09%) WCF
7 117 (6.09%) CSS
8 105 (5.46%) WPF
9 98 (5.10%) jQuery
10 82 (4.27%) Web Services
11 67 (3.49%) HTML5
12 65 (3.38%) WinForms
13 62 (3.23%) Ajax
14 50 (2.60%) Entity Framework
15 37 (1.93%) CSS3
16 32 (1.66%) AngularJS
17 29 (1.51%) REST
18 25 (1.30%) Silverlight
19 24 (1.25%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 178 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.90%) Private Cloud
3 64 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 54 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 52 (2.71%) Replication
6 50 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
7 48 (2.50%) NHS
8 47 (2.45%) Clustering
8 47 (2.45%) Visualisation
9 37 (1.93%) Mathematics
10 33 (1.72%) Statistics
11 24 (1.25%) Data Integration
12 23 (1.20%) Open Source
13 20 (1.04%) Computer Science
14 19 (0.99%) Client/Server
14 19 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 17 (0.88%) User Experience
15 17 (0.88%) EPoS
16 14 (0.73%) Taxonomies
17 11 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 680 (35.38%) Windows
2 222 (11.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (7.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 135 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 115 (5.98%) Windows 7
6 97 (5.05%) UNIX
7 87 (4.53%) Windows XP
8 85 (4.42%) Apple iOS
9 75 (3.90%) Linux
10 64 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 55 (2.86%) Android
12 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
15 4 (0.21%) AIX
16 2 (0.10%) Solaris
16 2 (0.10%) Windows 2000
16 2 (0.10%) Mac OS X
16 2 (0.10%) Windows Vista
16 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 453 (23.57%) Agile Software Development
2 323 (16.81%) ITIL
3 308 (16.02%) Business Intelligence
4 174 (9.05%) Project Management
5 171 (8.90%) MVC
6 157 (8.17%) CRM
7 153 (7.96%) Scrum
8 126 (6.56%) Analytics
9 108 (5.62%) OO
10 104 (5.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 101 (5.25%) Service Management
12 90 (4.68%) Service Delivery
13 85 (4.42%) PRINCE2
14 78 (4.06%) Migration
15 77 (4.01%) Unit Testing
16 72 (3.75%) TDD
17 71 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
18 69 (3.59%) Software Engineering
19 68 (3.54%) Disaster Recovery
19 68 (3.54%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 737 (38.35%) SQL
2 392 (20.40%) C#
3 300 (15.61%) T-SQL
4 161 (8.38%) JavaScript
5 92 (4.79%) Java
6 85 (4.42%) VB.NET
7 61 (3.17%) VB
8 60 (3.12%) PowerShell
9 47 (2.45%) C++
10 29 (1.51%) VBA
11 28 (1.46%) PHP
12 27 (1.40%) C
12 27 (1.40%) Python
13 24 (1.25%) R
14 15 (0.78%) MATLAB
15 14 (0.73%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.73%) Perl
16 13 (0.68%) PL/SQL
16 13 (0.68%) VBScript
17 11 (0.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 273 (14.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 136 (7.08%) Degree
3 90 (4.68%) MCSE
4 72 (3.75%) MCP
5 57 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (2.91%) Security Cleared
7 55 (2.86%) MCSA
8 54 (2.81%) ISEB
9 49 (2.55%) SC Cleared
10 47 (2.45%) MCTS
11 41 (2.13%) CCNA
12 38 (1.98%) ISTQB
13 36 (1.87%) MCITP
14 32 (1.66%) MCDST
15 30 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 27 (1.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 22 (1.14%) CCA
17 22 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
18 20 (1.04%) MCSD
19 17 (0.88%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 99 (5.15%) SLA
2 83 (4.32%) QA
3 28 (1.46%) Data Quality
4 18 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.052%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.052%) SNOMED CT
7 1 (0.052%) HL7
7 1 (0.052%) PMBOK
System Software
1 491 (25.55%) Active Directory
2 253 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (8.84%) Hyper-V
4 100 (5.20%) XenApp
5 58 (3.02%) vSphere
6 53 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 49 (2.55%) XenServer
8 25 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.73%) Terminal Services
11 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (0.42%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.36%) ProxySG
14 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.31%) HDFS
15 5 (0.26%) UAG
15 5 (0.26%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.26%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.10%) NFS
16 2 (0.10%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 80 (4.16%) SCCM
2 41 (2.13%) SCOM
3 32 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 27 (1.40%) Backup Exec
5 18 (0.94%) WSUS
5 18 (0.94%) NetBackup
6 11 (0.57%) SCDPM
7 10 (0.52%) AirWatch
8 9 (0.47%) Opsview
9 7 (0.36%) Nagios
9 7 (0.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.31%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.31%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.10%) SCSM
12 2 (0.10%) XenMobile
12 2 (0.10%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.10%) Cacti
12 2 (0.10%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (0.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 328 (17.07%) VMware
2 175 (9.11%) Citrix
3 164 (8.53%) Cisco
4 116 (6.04%) HP
5 105 (5.46%) Oracle
6 75 (3.90%) Apple
7 66 (3.43%) NetApp
8 55 (2.86%) Symantec
9 46 (2.39%) Business Objects
10 42 (2.19%) Dell
11 41 (2.13%) CheckPoint
12 36 (1.87%) EMC
12 36 (1.87%) IBM
13 32 (1.66%) Tableau
14 28 (1.46%) SAP
15 27 (1.40%) Google
15 27 (1.40%) Riverbed
16 24 (1.25%) Veeam
16 24 (1.25%) CommVault
17 16 (0.83%) Sophos
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £37000 - £43000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevation Recruitment
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Epiphany Search
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum +bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Harvey Nash
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, Yorkshire
Axica Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Projecting People
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Shipley, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Go Partnership.
Salary: From £33,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per day + excellent benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday