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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1005 891 812
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 21.49% 20.54% 20.23%
As % of the Vendors category 45.72% 42.67% 43.99%
Number of salaries quoted 838 740 726
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £51,000 £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
2198 2088 1846
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 47.01% 48.13% 46.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1794 1605 1475
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -1 689 £35,000 -4.10% 110
Bradford +4 98 £37,500 +15.38% 21
Wakefield -3 50 £27,500 -5.17% 9
Halifax -2 41 £36,250 +29.46% 5
Huddersfield +7 26 £30,000 -14.28% 7
Wetherby +4 17 £25,000 -44.44% 1
Castleford - 5 £43,000 - 1
Dewsbury - 3 £38,500 - 2
Pontefract +1 2 £27,750 +68.18%
Mirfield - 2 £35,000 -
Keighley +1 1 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Brighouse 0 1 £33,000 +10.00% 1
Heckmondwike - 1 £20,000 -
Otley - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 888 (45.89%) MS Excel
2 744 (38.45%) Windows
3 713 (36.85%) SQL Server
4 710 (36.69%) SQL
5 542 (28.01%) Active Directory
6 498 (25.74%) .NET
7 416 (21.50%) C#
8 408 (21.09%) Finance
9 399 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
10 348 (17.98%) VMware
11 347 (17.93%) ITIL
12 317 (16.38%) MS Office
13 306 (15.81%) ASP.NET
14 290 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
15 284 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
16 280 (14.47%) SharePoint
17 278 (14.37%) T-SQL
18 276 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
19 275 (14.21%) MS Exchange
20 258 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
21 256 (13.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 240 (12.40%) Citrix
23 227 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 217 (11.21%) SAN
25 210 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
26 205 (10.59%) .NET Framework
27 192 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
28 184 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
29 183 (9.46%) Project Management
30 176 (9.10%) Hyper-V

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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
1 280 (14.47%) SharePoint
2 275 (14.21%) MS Exchange
3 151 (7.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 117 (6.05%) IIS
5 82 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 68 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 66 (3.41%) Lync
8 62 (3.20%) BizTalk Server
9 52 (2.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 46 (2.38%) Apache
11 43 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
12 37 (1.91%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 23 (1.19%) SAS
15 22 (1.14%) Office Communications Server
16 16 (0.83%) WebSphere
16 16 (0.83%) CMS
17 9 (0.47%) MS Project Server
18 8 (0.41%) NServiceBus
19 7 (0.36%) Alfresco
Applications
1 888 (45.89%) MS Excel
2 317 (16.38%) MS Office
3 83 (4.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 59 (3.05%) MS Visio
5 44 (2.27%) MS Project
6 17 (0.88%) PowerPivot
7 14 (0.72%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.62%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.57%) FreeHand
9 11 (0.57%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
11 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
12 3 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 102 (5.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.31%) Google Analytics
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.16%) Sage 50
5 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
7 1 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.052%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.052%) Bond Adapt
7 1 (0.052%) GoldMine
7 1 (0.052%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 62 (3.20%) Office 365
2 32 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (0.31%) SaaS
4 3 (0.16%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.10%) IaaS
5 2 (0.10%) PaaS
6 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.052%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 217 (11.21%) SAN
2 121 (6.25%) DNS
3 97 (5.01%) WAN
4 91 (4.70%) Firewall
5 90 (4.65%) LAN
6 74 (3.82%) DHCP
7 69 (3.57%) Internet
8 64 (3.31%) TCP/IP
9 63 (3.26%) VPN
10 52 (2.69%) VoIP
11 42 (2.17%) NAS
12 32 (1.65%) Unified Communications
13 30 (1.55%) Network Security
14 29 (1.50%) Wireless
15 19 (0.98%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (0.83%) VLAN
16 16 (0.83%) FTP
17 14 (0.72%) MPLS
17 14 (0.72%) WAAS
18 13 (0.67%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 713 (36.85%) SQL Server
2 256 (13.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 227 (11.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 210 (10.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 157 (8.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 142 (7.34%) Data Warehouse
7 116 (5.99%) SQL Server 2012
8 114 (5.89%) SQL Server 2005
9 53 (2.74%) Big Data
10 43 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 42 (2.17%) MySQL
12 28 (1.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 26 (1.34%) OLAP
13 26 (1.34%) Oracle Database
14 25 (1.29%) MS Access
15 18 (0.93%) Data Mining
16 17 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
16 17 (0.88%) Microsoft Power View
17 16 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
17 16 (0.83%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 157 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 129 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 49 (2.53%) SoapUI
4 45 (2.33%) Moq
4 45 (2.33%) ReSharper
5 20 (1.03%) Subversion
5 20 (1.03%) SpecFlow
6 19 (0.98%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 16 (0.83%) FitNesse
8 12 (0.62%) Selenium
8 12 (0.62%) JIRA
9 10 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
9 10 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
10 8 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
11 7 (0.36%) Toad
12 6 (0.31%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.21%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (0.21%) Ranorex
13 4 (0.21%) Cucumber
General
1 408 (21.09%) Finance
2 155 (8.01%) Retail
3 82 (4.24%) Legal
4 42 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 41 (2.12%) Marketing
6 40 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.96%) Manufacturing
8 35 (1.81%) Advertising
9 34 (1.76%) Banking
10 10 (0.52%) French Language
11 8 (0.41%) Law
11 8 (0.41%) Publishing
12 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.16%) Back Office
15 2 (0.10%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.10%) Games
15 2 (0.10%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 499 (25.79%) Analyst
2 466 (24.08%) Developer
3 200 (10.34%) Support Analyst
4 128 (6.61%) .NET Developer
5 106 (5.48%) Applications Support
6 102 (5.27%) Senior Developer
7 97 (5.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 91 (4.70%) Consultant
9 87 (4.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 86 (4.44%) Project Manager
11 82 (4.24%) Architect
12 81 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
13 80 (4.13%) Team Leader
13 80 (4.13%) IT Support
14 79 (4.08%) Software Developer
15 73 (3.77%) Service Analyst
16 71 (3.67%) Applications Support Analyst
17 70 (3.62%) Support Engineer
18 66 (3.41%) Technical Analyst
19 63 (3.26%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 498 (25.74%) .NET
2 306 (15.81%) ASP.NET
3 205 (10.59%) .NET Framework
4 174 (8.99%) HTML
5 169 (8.73%) XML
6 141 (7.29%) CSS
7 127 (6.56%) WCF
8 118 (6.10%) ASP.NET MVC
9 112 (5.79%) WPF
10 111 (5.74%) jQuery
11 79 (4.08%) Web Services
11 79 (4.08%) WinForms
12 71 (3.67%) Ajax
13 56 (2.89%) HTML5
14 55 (2.84%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 28 (1.45%) MDX
15 28 (1.45%) CSS3
16 26 (1.34%) Silverlight
17 23 (1.19%) SOAP
18 21 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 184 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 60 (3.10%) Blackberry
4 52 (2.69%) Replication
5 51 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
6 48 (2.48%) Clustering
6 48 (2.48%) NHS
7 35 (1.81%) Statistics
8 30 (1.55%) Data Integration
9 28 (1.45%) Mathematics
10 24 (1.24%) User Experience
11 20 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 17 (0.88%) PKI
13 16 (0.83%) Computer Science
13 16 (0.83%) N-Tier
13 16 (0.83%) Data Structures
13 16 (0.83%) Visualisation
14 11 (0.57%) EPoS
15 10 (0.52%) Animation
15 10 (0.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 744 (38.45%) Windows
2 258 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 192 (9.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 138 (7.13%) UNIX
5 132 (6.82%) Windows 7
6 110 (5.68%) Linux
7 107 (5.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 95 (4.91%) Windows XP
9 73 (3.77%) Windows 8
10 61 (3.15%) Apple iOS
11 32 (1.65%) Android
12 15 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (0.57%) Windows Vista
14 8 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 6 (0.31%) CentOS
16 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (0.26%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.21%) Windows NT
17 4 (0.21%) Debian
17 4 (0.21%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 347 (17.93%) ITIL
3 290 (14.99%) Business Intelligence
4 183 (9.46%) Project Management
5 172 (8.89%) MVC
6 130 (6.72%) Scrum
7 129 (6.67%) CRM
8 124 (6.41%) OO
9 106 (5.48%) ETL
10 105 (5.43%) PRINCE2
11 92 (4.75%) Service Management
12 91 (4.70%) E-Commerce
13 81 (4.19%) Analytics
14 77 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 77 (3.98%) Migration
15 76 (3.93%) Service Delivery
15 76 (3.93%) Unit Testing
15 76 (3.93%) Mentoring
16 75 (3.88%) Workflow
17 73 (3.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 710 (36.69%) SQL
2 416 (21.50%) C#
3 278 (14.37%) T-SQL
4 166 (8.58%) JavaScript
5 88 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 78 (4.03%) PowerShell
7 67 (3.46%) VB
8 65 (3.36%) Java
9 49 (2.53%) VBA
10 35 (1.81%) C
11 34 (1.76%) C++
12 23 (1.19%) PHP
12 23 (1.19%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.93%) PL/SQL
14 15 (0.78%) VB6
15 9 (0.47%) XAML
16 8 (0.41%) Perl
17 7 (0.36%) Python
18 6 (0.31%) VBScript
19 4 (0.21%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 284 (14.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (7.65%) MCSE
3 145 (7.49%) Degree
4 74 (3.82%) MCP
5 72 (3.72%) MCSA
6 67 (3.46%) MCITP
7 66 (3.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 60 (3.10%) Cisco Certification
9 57 (2.95%) ISEB
10 50 (2.58%) MCTS
11 45 (2.33%) ISTQB
12 43 (2.22%) Security Cleared
13 41 (2.12%) Citrix Certification
14 38 (1.96%) CCA
14 38 (1.96%) SC Cleared
15 37 (1.91%) CCNA
16 31 (1.60%) MCSD
17 29 (1.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 23 (1.19%) MCAD
19 20 (1.03%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (7.18%) SLA
2 73 (3.77%) QA
3 15 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 542 (28.01%) Active Directory
2 276 (14.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (9.10%) Hyper-V
4 112 (5.79%) XenApp
5 81 (4.19%) vSphere
6 62 (3.20%) XenServer
7 46 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.07%) XenDesktop
9 25 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (0.72%) vCloud
11 10 (0.52%) Terminal Services
12 9 (0.47%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.31%) Terminal Server
14 6 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (0.21%) Forefront TMG
16 3 (0.16%) UAG
16 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 96 (4.96%) SCCM
2 53 (2.74%) SCOM
3 29 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 26 (1.34%) Backup Exec
5 24 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 13 (0.67%) WSUS
6 13 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 12 (0.62%) SCDPM
7 12 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 10 (0.52%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.47%) SCVMM
10 7 (0.36%) XenMobile
11 6 (0.31%) Opsview
12 5 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
12 5 (0.26%) MIIS
13 3 (0.16%) PureDisk
13 3 (0.16%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.10%) EdgeSight
14 2 (0.10%) SCSM
14 2 (0.10%) Puppet
Vendors
1 348 (17.98%) VMware
2 240 (12.40%) Citrix
3 167 (8.63%) Cisco
4 139 (7.18%) Oracle
5 101 (5.22%) HP
6 86 (4.44%) NetApp
7 71 (3.67%) Symantec
8 60 (3.10%) Apple
9 56 (2.89%) EMC
10 50 (2.58%) Dell
11 37 (1.91%) Google
12 34 (1.76%) CheckPoint
13 33 (1.71%) CommVault
14 27 (1.40%) IBM
15 25 (1.29%) Riverbed
16 22 (1.14%) AppSense
17 21 (1.09%) Adobe
17 21 (1.09%) Business Objects
17 21 (1.09%) Veeam
18 20 (1.03%) SolarWinds
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £25000 - £30000.00 per annum + Private Dental/health care,Pension
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + benefits + pensions
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Price Carnell Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Henderson Drake
Salary: From £38,000 to £46,000 per annum Bonus + Pension + Insurance + Dental
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £45k - 55k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rawdon, Leeds
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 pa depending on experience + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + car
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Kyna Associates
Salary: £30000 - £39000 Per Annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago