The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 7 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1311 1026 1229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 17.69% 19.24% 20.85%
As % of the Vendors category 36.49% 39.24% 43.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1035 830 1038
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Microsoft
England

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

Vendors Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
3593 2615 2807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 48.49% 49.03% 47.62%
Number of salaries quoted 2686 2051 2255
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 23 September 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
West Yorkshire +3 904 £32,750 +0.76% 123
South Yorkshire -1 221 £37,500 - 38
North Yorkshire -10 162 £35,000 -6.66% 35
East Yorkshire -4 25 £27,500 +14.58% 5
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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 1173 (43.53%) MS Excel
2 1124 (41.71%) Windows
3 983 (36.47%) SQL Server
4 805 (29.87%) SQL
5 718 (26.64%) Active Directory
6 671 (24.90%) .NET
7 554 (20.56%) VMware
8 513 (19.04%) C#
9 502 (18.63%) MS Office
10 474 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
11 429 (15.92%) ITIL
12 428 (15.88%) Finance
13 408 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
14 396 (14.69%) MS Exchange
15 386 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
16 383 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
17 374 (13.88%) Citrix
17 374 (13.88%) ASP.NET
18 321 (11.91%) SharePoint
19 303 (11.24%) Cisco
20 302 (11.21%) T-SQL
21 286 (10.61%) SQL Server 2008
22 284 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
23 262 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 259 (9.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 250 (9.28%) JavaScript
26 245 (9.09%) Degree
27 243 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
28 241 (8.94%) MCSE
29 239 (8.87%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the 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
1 396 (14.69%) MS Exchange
2 321 (11.91%) SharePoint
3 166 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 126 (4.68%) Lync
5 119 (4.42%) IIS
6 101 (3.75%) Exchange Server 2007
7 89 (3.30%) Apache
8 83 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 65 (2.41%) BizTalk Server
10 47 (1.74%) CMS
11 46 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 44 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 42 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 39 (1.45%) Office Communications Server
14 39 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
15 37 (1.37%) WebSphere
16 30 (1.11%) Tomcat
17 26 (0.96%) Node.js
18 19 (0.71%) SAS
18 19 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1173 (43.53%) MS Excel
2 502 (18.63%) MS Office
3 73 (2.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 58 (2.15%) MS Visio
5 42 (1.56%) MS Project
6 22 (0.82%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.56%) PowerPivot
8 14 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
9 11 (0.41%) Fireworks
9 11 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
11 8 (0.30%) FreeHand
12 4 (0.15%) Acrobat
13 3 (0.11%) QuarkXPress
14 2 (0.074%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 72 (2.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
3 14 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 9 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 8 (0.30%) Magento
8 5 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
9 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
10 2 (0.074%) Line 500
10 2 (0.074%) Remedy ITSM
10 2 (0.074%) Sage 200
10 2 (0.074%) osCommerce
10 2 (0.074%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 1 (0.037%) assyst
11 1 (0.037%) Cognos TM1
11 1 (0.037%) FRx
11 1 (0.037%) Line 50
11 1 (0.037%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 78 (2.89%) Office 365
2 40 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (0.82%) SaaS
4 14 (0.52%) Google Apps
5 6 (0.22%) IaaS
5 6 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.074%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.074%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 228 (8.46%) SAN
2 188 (6.98%) DNS
3 158 (5.86%) TCP/IP
4 136 (5.05%) Firewall
5 126 (4.68%) LAN
6 121 (4.49%) DHCP
7 112 (4.16%) WAN
8 102 (3.78%) Internet
9 73 (2.71%) VPN
10 56 (2.08%) Unified Communications
11 46 (1.71%) Cisco IOS
12 45 (1.67%) NAS
13 38 (1.41%) VoIP
14 36 (1.34%) NetScaler
15 30 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
16 27 (1.00%) Wireless
17 26 (0.96%) MPLS
18 24 (0.89%) Cisco Nexus
19 21 (0.78%) Intrusion Detection
19 21 (0.78%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 983 (36.47%) SQL Server
2 286 (10.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 262 (9.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 259 (9.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 190 (7.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 176 (6.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 163 (6.05%) SQL Server 2012
8 149 (5.53%) Data Warehouse
9 98 (3.64%) Relational Database
10 61 (2.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 51 (1.89%) OLAP
11 51 (1.89%) Oracle Database
12 50 (1.86%) RDBMS
13 33 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 28 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
15 25 (0.93%) MySQL
15 25 (0.93%) NoSQL
16 19 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
17 17 (0.63%) MS Access
18 14 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 185 (6.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 117 (4.34%) Visual Studio
3 55 (2.04%) Selenium
4 50 (1.86%) NUnit
5 48 (1.78%) SpecFlow
6 45 (1.67%) Subversion
7 36 (1.34%) JIRA
8 32 (1.19%) QuickTest Pro
9 30 (1.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 29 (1.08%) FitNesse
10 29 (1.08%) Cucumber
11 27 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 21 (0.78%) TeamCity
13 15 (0.56%) Rhino Mocks
14 14 (0.52%) Eclipse
14 14 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
15 13 (0.48%) Toad
16 12 (0.45%) CruiseControl
17 11 (0.41%) Ant
17 11 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 428 (15.88%) Finance
2 97 (3.60%) Legal
3 82 (3.04%) Marketing
4 79 (2.93%) Retail
5 60 (2.23%) Advertising
6 58 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 49 (1.82%) Banking
8 40 (1.48%) Telecoms
9 28 (1.04%) French Language
10 22 (0.82%) Law
11 19 (0.71%) Czech Language
11 19 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 13 (0.48%) Publishing
13 10 (0.37%) Games
14 8 (0.30%) Military
14 8 (0.30%) Back Office
15 7 (0.26%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.22%) Electronics
17 4 (0.15%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 685 (25.42%) Developer
2 605 (22.45%) Analyst
3 249 (9.24%) Support Analyst
4 223 (8.27%) .NET Developer
5 154 (5.71%) Consultant
6 148 (5.49%) Support Engineer
7 140 (5.19%) C# Developer
8 132 (4.90%) SQL Developer
9 116 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 114 (4.23%) Architect
11 111 (4.12%) C# .NET Developer
12 106 (3.93%) Software Developer
13 104 (3.86%) Service Analyst
13 104 (3.86%) IT Support
14 93 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 83 (3.08%) Project Manager
16 81 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
17 79 (2.93%) Technical Support
18 76 (2.82%) Senior Developer
18 76 (2.82%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 671 (24.90%) .NET
2 374 (13.88%) ASP.NET
3 239 (8.87%) HTML
4 191 (7.09%) .NET Framework
5 186 (6.90%) CSS
6 166 (6.16%) WCF
7 157 (5.83%) jQuery
7 157 (5.83%) XML
8 154 (5.71%) Web Services
9 151 (5.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 107 (3.97%) WPF
11 97 (3.60%) WinForms
12 82 (3.04%) HTML5
13 79 (2.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 60 (2.23%) SOAP
15 59 (2.19%) Ajax
16 49 (1.82%) CSS3
17 48 (1.78%) Silverlight
18 41 (1.52%) MDX
18 41 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 228 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 103 (3.82%) Clustering
4 88 (3.27%) Blackberry
5 46 (1.71%) NHS
6 44 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
7 41 (1.52%) User Experience
8 30 (1.11%) Replication
9 29 (1.08%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.04%) N-Tier
11 27 (1.00%) Statistics
12 25 (0.93%) PMI
13 24 (0.89%) Computer Science
14 23 (0.85%) Tandem
15 19 (0.71%) PKI
16 16 (0.59%) Data Integration
16 16 (0.59%) Digital Media
17 15 (0.56%) Mobile App
18 14 (0.52%) Mathematics
19 13 (0.48%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 1124 (41.71%) Windows
2 386 (14.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 284 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 203 (7.53%) Windows 7
5 188 (6.98%) Linux
6 174 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 173 (6.42%) UNIX
8 117 (4.34%) Windows XP
9 91 (3.38%) Windows 8
10 39 (1.45%) Android
11 36 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.67%) Windows Vista
13 16 (0.59%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.52%) CentOS
15 12 (0.45%) AIX
16 11 (0.41%) Windows 2000
17 10 (0.37%) Solaris
17 10 (0.37%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.33%) SUSE
18 9 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 474 (17.59%) Agile Software Development
2 429 (15.92%) ITIL
3 243 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
4 234 (8.68%) Project Management
4 234 (8.68%) MVC
5 177 (6.57%) Scrum
6 165 (6.12%) Mentoring
7 149 (5.53%) ETL
8 133 (4.94%) TDD
9 112 (4.16%) PRINCE2
10 110 (4.08%) Change Management
11 107 (3.97%) E-Commerce
12 105 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
13 100 (3.71%) OO
14 98 (3.64%) CRM
15 94 (3.49%) Unit Testing
16 90 (3.34%) Software Engineering
17 79 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
18 75 (2.78%) Change Control
19 73 (2.71%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 805 (29.87%) SQL
2 513 (19.04%) C#
3 302 (11.21%) T-SQL
4 250 (9.28%) JavaScript
5 106 (3.93%) VB.NET
6 97 (3.60%) PowerShell
7 86 (3.19%) Java
8 72 (2.67%) VB
9 46 (1.71%) VBA
10 44 (1.63%) PHP
11 41 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 36 (1.34%) C++
13 33 (1.22%) C
14 30 (1.11%) Perl
15 26 (0.96%) Shell Script
16 25 (0.93%) VB6
17 19 (0.71%) Python
18 14 (0.52%) VBScript
19 13 (0.48%) Embedded C++
20 8 (0.30%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 383 (14.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 245 (9.09%) Degree
3 241 (8.94%) MCSE
4 137 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 111 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 105 (3.90%) CCNA
7 102 (3.78%) MCITP
8 100 (3.71%) MCP
9 96 (3.56%) MCSA
10 67 (2.49%) Citrix Certification
11 62 (2.30%) CCNP
11 62 (2.30%) Security Cleared
12 60 (2.23%) CCA
13 53 (1.97%) MCTS
14 51 (1.89%) ISEB
15 47 (1.74%) PMI Certification
16 31 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (1.04%) CCEA
17 28 (1.04%) NCDA
18 27 (1.00%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (5.71%) SLA
2 102 (3.78%) QA
3 27 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.37%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.30%) HL7
7 6 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.074%) WAI
9 1 (0.037%) COBIT
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 718 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 408 (15.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 190 (7.05%) Hyper-V
4 123 (4.56%) XenApp
5 91 (3.38%) vSphere
6 79 (2.93%) XenDesktop
7 76 (2.82%) VMware ESX
8 66 (2.45%) XenServer
9 39 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
10 35 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
11 22 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (0.78%) vCloud
13 14 (0.52%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.48%) Oracle RMAN
14 13 (0.48%) UAG
15 9 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
16 6 (0.22%) NDS
17 5 (0.19%) VMware Server
18 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
19 3 (0.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 185 (6.86%) SCCM
2 60 (2.23%) SCOM
3 41 (1.52%) HP Quality Center
4 24 (0.89%) WSUS
4 24 (0.89%) SCVMM
5 21 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 16 (0.59%) NetBackup
6 16 (0.59%) SCDPM
7 12 (0.45%) XenMobile
8 11 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
8 11 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.37%) Foglight
9 10 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.33%) AppDNA
10 9 (0.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.33%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.26%) Sysprep
12 5 (0.19%) SCSM
12 5 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 554 (20.56%) VMware
2 374 (13.88%) Citrix
3 303 (11.24%) Cisco
4 183 (6.79%) HP
5 147 (5.45%) Oracle
6 117 (4.34%) NetApp
7 69 (2.56%) IBM
8 56 (2.08%) EMC
9 53 (1.97%) Symantec
10 46 (1.71%) Red Hat
11 44 (1.63%) CheckPoint
12 39 (1.45%) Dell
13 38 (1.41%) CommVault
14 37 (1.37%) AppSense
15 36 (1.34%) Apple
16 30 (1.11%) Google
17 26 (0.96%) Adobe
18 22 (0.82%) Avaya
18 22 (0.82%) Minitab
18 22 (0.82%) Sage
Bradford, West Yorkshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Dependent upon experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Unspecified Excellent plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: 4 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + DOE
Posted: 5 hours ago
Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum + bonus + benefits package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £14,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Riding
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum +Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
IT MOB
Salary: From £20,000 to £33,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday