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 20 November 2014 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
20 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 999 902 665
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 19.33% 21.79% 18.32%
As % of the Vendors category 39.74% 44.68% 40.30%
Number of salaries quoted 819 750 582
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,550 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
2514 2019 1650
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 48.65% 48.77% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1913 1598 1351
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,783 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.91% +1.95%

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 20 November 2014.

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 20 November 2014. 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 -2 669 £35,000 +4.47% 101
Bradford +1 138 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Wakefield -8 37 £25,000 -19.35% 7
Halifax -7 32 £35,000 +29.62% 6
Wetherby - 22 £25,000 - 4
Huddersfield +7 21 £30,000 -21.05% 7
Castleford - 5 £28,500 - 1
Dewsbury -1 3 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Otley +2 2 £33,750 -
Brighouse 0 2 £33,000 +10.00%
Pontefract - 2 £24,250 -
Mirfield - 2 £35,000 - 1
Cleckheaton - 1 £26,000 -
Bingley - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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.

1 871 (46.26%) MS Excel
2 719 (38.18%) Windows
3 697 (37.02%) SQL Server
4 667 (35.42%) SQL
5 523 (27.77%) Active Directory
6 450 (23.90%) .NET
7 368 (19.54%) VMware
8 367 (19.49%) C#
9 361 (19.17%) Finance
10 350 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
11 339 (18.00%) MS Office
12 320 (16.99%) ITIL
13 279 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
14 276 (14.66%) MS Exchange
15 273 (14.50%) SharePoint
16 268 (14.23%) T-SQL
17 267 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
18 259 (13.75%) ASP.NET
19 252 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 249 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
21 245 (13.01%) Citrix
22 241 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 233 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
24 206 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
25 198 (10.52%) SAN
26 192 (10.20%) Cisco
27 183 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
28 181 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
29 178 (9.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 172 (9.13%) Project Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 November 2014, 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
1 276 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 273 (14.50%) SharePoint
3 130 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 111 (5.89%) IIS
5 92 (4.89%) Lync
6 63 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 63 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 59 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
8 57 (3.03%) Apache
9 46 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 34 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2003
11 31 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 31 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 30 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
13 23 (1.22%) WebSphere
14 22 (1.17%) SAS
15 14 (0.74%) CMS
15 14 (0.74%) NServiceBus
16 11 (0.58%) Tomcat
17 9 (0.48%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 871 (46.26%) MS Excel
2 339 (18.00%) MS Office
3 83 (4.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 57 (3.03%) MS Visio
5 36 (1.91%) MS Project
6 14 (0.74%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.74%) PowerPivot
7 11 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.53%) FreeHand
8 10 (0.53%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 74 (3.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.16%) Sage 50
5 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.11%) Line 500
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.053%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.053%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.053%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.053%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 56 (2.97%) Office 365
2 28 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.21%) SaaS
3 4 (0.21%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.053%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 198 (10.52%) SAN
2 126 (6.69%) DNS
3 92 (4.89%) LAN
4 89 (4.73%) Firewall
5 88 (4.67%) WAN
6 72 (3.82%) TCP/IP
7 70 (3.72%) DHCP
8 55 (2.92%) Internet
9 42 (2.23%) VPN
10 39 (2.07%) VoIP
11 36 (1.91%) NAS
12 33 (1.75%) Unified Communications
13 29 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
14 25 (1.33%) Cisco IOS
15 22 (1.17%) WAAS
15 22 (1.17%) Wireless
16 21 (1.12%) Network Security
17 17 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
17 17 (0.90%) FTP
18 16 (0.85%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 697 (37.02%) SQL Server
2 252 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 241 (12.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 206 (10.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 178 (9.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 153 (8.13%) Data Warehouse
7 129 (6.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 123 (6.53%) SQL Server 2005
9 55 (2.92%) Relational Database
10 40 (2.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 39 (2.07%) OLAP
12 29 (1.54%) MS Access
13 26 (1.38%) OLAP Cube
14 24 (1.27%) Oracle Database
15 22 (1.17%) MySQL
15 22 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 20 (1.06%) SQL Server 2000
16 20 (1.06%) Big Data
17 15 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
18 14 (0.74%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 133 (7.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 109 (5.79%) Visual Studio
3 25 (1.33%) JIRA
4 24 (1.27%) SpecFlow
5 20 (1.06%) Selenium
5 20 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 17 (0.90%) Subversion
7 14 (0.74%) ReSharper
7 14 (0.74%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 13 (0.69%) Moq
9 11 (0.58%) SoapUI
10 10 (0.53%) NUnit
10 10 (0.53%) Ant
11 9 (0.48%) Eclipse
11 9 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
12 8 (0.42%) QuickTest Pro
12 8 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
12 8 (0.42%) FitNesse
12 8 (0.42%) Cucumber
13 7 (0.37%) Toad
General
1 361 (19.17%) Finance
2 94 (4.99%) Retail
3 69 (3.66%) Legal
4 43 (2.28%) Marketing
5 40 (2.12%) Banking
6 34 (1.81%) Advertising
7 30 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.38%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.80%) Retail Banking
10 12 (0.64%) Publishing
11 11 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.48%) French Language
13 7 (0.37%) Law
14 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
15 3 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 3 (0.16%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.11%) Back Office
16 2 (0.11%) Local Government
16 2 (0.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 471 (25.01%) Analyst
2 457 (24.27%) Developer
3 215 (11.42%) Support Analyst
4 120 (6.37%) .NET Developer
5 109 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 99 (5.26%) Consultant
7 93 (4.94%) Senior Developer
7 93 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 90 (4.78%) Architect
9 89 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
10 87 (4.62%) Support Engineer
11 82 (4.35%) Applications Support
12 77 (4.09%) Software Developer
13 74 (3.93%) IT Support
14 66 (3.51%) SQL Developer
15 65 (3.45%) Service Analyst
16 63 (3.35%) Project Manager
17 61 (3.24%) Technical Support
18 59 (3.13%) Technical Analyst
19 57 (3.03%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 450 (23.90%) .NET
2 259 (13.75%) ASP.NET
3 162 (8.60%) .NET Framework
4 152 (8.07%) HTML
5 131 (6.96%) CSS
5 131 (6.96%) XML
6 120 (6.37%) WCF
7 112 (5.95%) jQuery
8 100 (5.31%) ASP.NET MVC
9 98 (5.20%) Web Services
10 76 (4.04%) WPF
11 70 (3.72%) WinForms
12 54 (2.87%) Ajax
13 52 (2.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 35 (1.86%) HTML5
14 35 (1.86%) MDX
15 28 (1.49%) SOAP
16 26 (1.38%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 24 (1.27%) COM
18 21 (1.12%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 183 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 68 (3.61%) Clustering
4 59 (3.13%) Blackberry
5 45 (2.39%) Replication
6 40 (2.12%) NHS
7 39 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 31 (1.65%) Statistics
9 30 (1.59%) Data Integration
10 25 (1.33%) User Experience
10 25 (1.33%) N-Tier
11 21 (1.12%) PKI
12 20 (1.06%) PMI
13 19 (1.01%) Computer Science
14 15 (0.80%) Client/Server
15 14 (0.74%) Mathematics
15 14 (0.74%) Visualisation
16 12 (0.64%) Celerra
16 12 (0.64%) FlexPod
16 12 (0.64%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 719 (38.18%) Windows
2 233 (12.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 181 (9.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 132 (7.01%) UNIX
5 121 (6.43%) Linux
6 120 (6.37%) Windows 7
7 96 (5.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 82 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 55 (2.92%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.43%) Android
11 23 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 15 (0.80%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.53%) Windows 2000
15 9 (0.48%) Ubuntu
16 7 (0.37%) CentOS
17 6 (0.32%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.27%) Debian
18 5 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
19 4 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 350 (18.59%) Agile Software Development
2 320 (16.99%) ITIL
3 249 (13.22%) Business Intelligence
4 172 (9.13%) Project Management
5 151 (8.02%) ETL
6 148 (7.86%) MVC
7 122 (6.48%) Scrum
8 98 (5.20%) CRM
9 97 (5.15%) OO
10 93 (4.94%) PRINCE2
11 91 (4.83%) E-Commerce
12 83 (4.41%) Unit Testing
13 81 (4.30%) Service Management
14 74 (3.93%) User Acceptance Testing
15 70 (3.72%) Disaster Recovery
16 68 (3.61%) Change Control
17 67 (3.56%) Mentoring
18 60 (3.19%) Migration
18 60 (3.19%) Workflow
19 59 (3.13%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 667 (35.42%) SQL
2 367 (19.49%) C#
3 268 (14.23%) T-SQL
4 163 (8.66%) JavaScript
5 76 (4.04%) PowerShell
6 70 (3.72%) VB.NET
7 65 (3.45%) Java
7 65 (3.45%) VB
8 54 (2.87%) VBA
9 29 (1.54%) C
10 27 (1.43%) C++
11 22 (1.17%) PL/SQL
12 21 (1.12%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.01%) VB6
14 17 (0.90%) PHP
15 8 (0.42%) VBScript
16 6 (0.32%) XAML
17 4 (0.21%) Perl
18 3 (0.16%) Python
18 3 (0.16%) X++
Qualifications
1 267 (14.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (8.76%) MCSE
3 159 (8.44%) Degree
4 93 (4.94%) MCITP
5 85 (4.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 73 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (3.40%) MCSA
8 54 (2.87%) Citrix Certification
9 51 (2.71%) MCP
10 49 (2.60%) CCA
11 47 (2.50%) MCTS
12 46 (2.44%) CCNA
13 36 (1.91%) ISEB
14 33 (1.75%) Security Cleared
15 30 (1.59%) NCDA
16 28 (1.49%) CCNP
17 24 (1.27%) VTSP
17 24 (1.27%) ISTQB
18 23 (1.22%) SC Cleared
19 22 (1.17%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (7.12%) SLA
2 61 (3.24%) QA
3 14 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.27%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.053%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 523 (27.77%) Active Directory
2 279 (14.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 154 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 90 (4.78%) XenApp
5 70 (3.72%) vSphere
6 50 (2.66%) XenServer
6 50 (2.66%) XenDesktop
7 41 (2.18%) VMware ESX
8 22 (1.17%) vCloud
9 13 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 9 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 7 (0.37%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.37%) UAG
11 7 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
12 5 (0.27%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.27%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 110 (5.84%) SCCM
2 55 (2.92%) SCOM
3 22 (1.17%) NetBackup
4 17 (0.90%) Backup Exec
5 14 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
6 13 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 13 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 12 (0.64%) WSUS
8 10 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
9 9 (0.48%) SCDPM
9 9 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.37%) Sysprep
10 7 (0.37%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.27%) MIIS
12 4 (0.21%) WMI
12 4 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.21%) ZABBIX
12 4 (0.21%) EdgeSight
13 3 (0.16%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 368 (19.54%) VMware
2 245 (13.01%) Citrix
3 192 (10.20%) Cisco
4 126 (6.69%) Oracle
5 100 (5.31%) HP
6 96 (5.10%) NetApp
7 61 (3.24%) EMC
8 51 (2.71%) Symantec
9 33 (1.75%) Dell
10 31 (1.65%) IBM
11 30 (1.59%) CommVault
12 29 (1.54%) Apple
12 29 (1.54%) Google
13 26 (1.38%) AppSense
14 24 (1.27%) CheckPoint
14 24 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 21 (1.12%) Adobe
15 21 (1.12%) SolarWinds
16 19 (1.01%) SAP
16 19 (1.01%) Avaya
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum 3 month Fixed Term Contract
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits + Relocation Package Available
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £4000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum depending on level of experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Competitive and dependent on upon level of experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: VGood salary, 28.5 days hols + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum + Good Benefits + On-call
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Negotiable depending on Experience+bonus+benefits+training
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Networking People
Salary: GREAT BENEFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: Yesterday