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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 3 6
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1413 1332 1224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 19.68% 21.85% 19.79%
As % of the Vendors category 42.20% 44.22% 42.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1156 1042 1051
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
3348 3012 2868
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 46.63% 49.42% 46.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2659 2309 2301
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 1004 £35,000 +6.06% 149
South Yorkshire +1 210 £32,500 -18.75% 28
North Yorkshire -7 162 £36,000 -10.00% 37
East Yorkshire +1 16 £27,500 +10.00% 3
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1258 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 1065 (38.85%) Windows
3 1003 (36.59%) SQL Server
4 920 (33.56%) SQL
5 699 (25.50%) .NET
6 671 (24.48%) Active Directory
7 585 (21.34%) C#
8 553 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
9 545 (19.88%) VMware
10 475 (17.33%) Finance
11 464 (16.93%) ITIL
12 460 (16.78%) MS Office
13 454 (16.56%) ASP.NET
14 397 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 368 (13.43%) SharePoint
16 366 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
17 361 (13.17%) MS Exchange
18 360 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
19 341 (12.44%) Citrix
20 318 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 312 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
22 311 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 308 (11.24%) JavaScript
24 307 (11.20%) T-SQL
25 293 (10.69%) HTML
26 274 (10.00%) SAN
27 272 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
28 271 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
29 270 (9.85%) Cisco
30 267 (9.74%) MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 368 (13.43%) SharePoint
2 361 (13.17%) MS Exchange
3 165 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 134 (4.89%) IIS
5 99 (3.61%) Lync
6 94 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2013
8 84 (3.06%) Apache
9 78 (2.85%) BizTalk Server
10 64 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
11 53 (1.93%) SharePoint 2010
12 38 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 29 (1.06%) CMS
14 29 (1.06%) WebSphere
15 24 (0.88%) Office Communications Server
15 24 (0.88%) SAS
16 17 (0.62%) Node.js
17 13 (0.47%) NServiceBus
18 12 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1258 (45.90%) MS Excel
2 460 (16.78%) MS Office
3 101 (3.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 67 (2.44%) MS Visio
5 65 (2.37%) MS Project
6 24 (0.88%) PowerPivot
7 21 (0.77%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.40%) FreeHand
9 11 (0.40%) Fireworks
10 5 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
11 4 (0.15%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.073%) AutoCAD
13 2 (0.073%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 116 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 51 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (1.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 10 (0.36%) Google Analytics
5 8 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 5 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
7 4 (0.15%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (0.15%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.11%) Sage 50
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.073%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.073%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 2 (0.073%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.036%) Sentinel
10 1 (0.036%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.036%) assyst
10 1 (0.036%) SAP R/3
10 1 (0.036%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 79 (2.88%) Office 365
2 50 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.28%) SaaS
4 15 (0.55%) Google Apps
5 9 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.15%) IaaS
8 2 (0.073%) PaaS
9 1 (0.036%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 274 (10.00%) SAN
2 176 (6.42%) DNS
3 158 (5.76%) LAN
3 158 (5.76%) WAN
4 129 (4.71%) Firewall
5 113 (4.12%) TCP/IP
6 103 (3.76%) DHCP
7 78 (2.85%) Internet
8 66 (2.41%) VoIP
8 66 (2.41%) VPN
9 56 (2.04%) NAS
10 49 (1.79%) Wireless
11 41 (1.50%) Unified Communications
12 26 (0.95%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (0.84%) Network Security
15 21 (0.77%) Cisco IOS
16 19 (0.69%) VLAN
16 19 (0.69%) WAAS
16 19 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1003 (36.59%) SQL Server
2 318 (11.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 311 (11.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 272 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 210 (7.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 187 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
7 168 (6.13%) SQL Server 2005
8 158 (5.76%) SQL Server 2012
9 67 (2.44%) Relational Database
10 57 (2.08%) Oracle Database
11 53 (1.93%) MySQL
12 45 (1.64%) OLAP
13 41 (1.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 41 (1.50%) Big Data
13 41 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 39 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
15 32 (1.17%) MS Access
16 27 (0.99%) Oracle9i Database
17 26 (0.95%) RDBMS
17 26 (0.95%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 215 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 169 (6.17%) Visual Studio
3 61 (2.23%) Selenium
4 40 (1.46%) QuickTest Pro
5 39 (1.42%) NUnit
6 38 (1.39%) JIRA
6 38 (1.39%) SpecFlow
7 35 (1.28%) SoapUI
8 33 (1.20%) Subversion
9 31 (1.13%) ReSharper
9 31 (1.13%) Moq
10 27 (0.99%) FitNesse
11 21 (0.77%) Cucumber
12 20 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 18 (0.66%) JMeter
13 18 (0.66%) eggPlant
14 16 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 16 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
15 14 (0.51%) Toad
16 13 (0.47%) TeamCity
General
1 475 (17.33%) Finance
2 152 (5.55%) Retail
3 104 (3.79%) Legal
4 78 (2.85%) Marketing
5 72 (2.63%) Manufacturing
6 62 (2.26%) Advertising
7 46 (1.68%) Telecoms
8 43 (1.57%) Banking
9 32 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 22 (0.80%) French Language
11 15 (0.55%) Military
12 13 (0.47%) Publishing
12 13 (0.47%) Law
13 12 (0.44%) Electronics
14 11 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.33%) Czech Language
16 8 (0.29%) Games
17 7 (0.26%) Back Office
18 4 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
19 3 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 692 (25.25%) Developer
2 668 (24.37%) Analyst
3 274 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 222 (8.10%) .NET Developer
5 138 (5.03%) Architect
6 135 (4.93%) Consultant
7 132 (4.82%) Support Engineer
8 127 (4.63%) Senior Developer
9 120 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 115 (4.20%) C# Developer
11 114 (4.16%) Applications Support
12 113 (4.12%) Service Analyst
13 109 (3.98%) Software Developer
14 106 (3.87%) C# .NET Developer
15 105 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 99 (3.61%) IT Support
16 99 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
17 94 (3.43%) Project Manager
18 91 (3.32%) SQL Developer
19 84 (3.06%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 699 (25.50%) .NET
2 454 (16.56%) ASP.NET
3 293 (10.69%) HTML
4 244 (8.90%) CSS
5 237 (8.65%) .NET Framework
6 225 (8.21%) XML
7 213 (7.77%) jQuery
8 194 (7.08%) WCF
9 156 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
10 148 (5.40%) Web Services
11 133 (4.85%) WPF
12 125 (4.56%) Ajax
13 100 (3.65%) WinForms
14 91 (3.32%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 88 (3.21%) HTML5
16 59 (2.15%) Silverlight
17 56 (2.04%) CSS3
18 51 (1.86%) SOAP
19 38 (1.39%) COM
20 37 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 251 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 79 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 73 (2.66%) Clustering
5 64 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 62 (2.26%) NHS
7 57 (2.08%) Replication
8 48 (1.75%) User Experience
9 41 (1.50%) Statistics
10 31 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 31 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 30 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 25 (0.91%) N-Tier
13 23 (0.84%) Client/Server
14 21 (0.77%) PKI
15 15 (0.55%) CLARiiON
15 15 (0.55%) Tandem
15 15 (0.55%) PMI
15 15 (0.55%) Visualisation
15 15 (0.55%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 1065 (38.85%) Windows
2 366 (13.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 271 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 183 (6.68%) Windows 7
5 181 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 172 (6.28%) UNIX
7 133 (4.85%) Linux
8 110 (4.01%) Windows XP
9 92 (3.36%) Windows 8
10 57 (2.08%) Apple iOS
11 48 (1.75%) Android
12 19 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.58%) Windows Vista
14 12 (0.44%) Windows 2000
15 11 (0.40%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.36%) Solaris
17 9 (0.33%) AIX
18 8 (0.29%) Ubuntu
18 8 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
19 7 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 553 (20.18%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (16.93%) ITIL
3 312 (11.38%) Business Intelligence
4 267 (9.74%) MVC
5 222 (8.10%) Project Management
6 166 (6.06%) Scrum
7 157 (5.73%) ETL
8 153 (5.58%) CRM
9 134 (4.89%) E-Commerce
10 132 (4.82%) OO
11 127 (4.63%) PRINCE2
12 124 (4.52%) Mentoring
13 109 (3.98%) Service Management
14 104 (3.79%) Software Engineering
15 101 (3.68%) User Acceptance Testing
16 98 (3.58%) Migration
17 94 (3.43%) Change Management
18 92 (3.36%) TDD
19 90 (3.28%) Unit Testing
20 86 (3.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 920 (33.56%) SQL
2 585 (21.34%) C#
3 308 (11.24%) JavaScript
4 307 (11.20%) T-SQL
5 113 (4.12%) VB.NET
6 111 (4.05%) VB
7 83 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 82 (2.99%) Java
9 65 (2.37%) VBA
10 51 (1.86%) C++
11 44 (1.61%) C
12 40 (1.46%) PL/SQL
13 36 (1.31%) PHP
14 34 (1.24%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.02%) VB6
16 18 (0.66%) Perl
17 13 (0.47%) Python
18 12 (0.44%) VBScript
19 7 (0.26%) XAML
20 6 (0.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 360 (13.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (8.57%) Degree
3 199 (7.26%) MCSE
4 98 (3.58%) MCP
4 98 (3.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 97 (3.54%) MCITP
6 85 (3.10%) MCSA
7 79 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (2.37%) Security Cleared
9 64 (2.33%) ISEB
10 56 (2.04%) MCTS
11 55 (2.01%) Citrix Certification
12 52 (1.90%) CCA
13 48 (1.75%) CCNA
14 41 (1.50%) SC Cleared
15 34 (1.24%) ISTQB
16 31 (1.13%) CCNP
17 29 (1.06%) PMI Certification
18 27 (0.99%) NCDA
19 26 (0.95%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 194 (7.08%) SLA
2 128 (4.67%) QA
3 25 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 13 (0.47%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.29%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.15%) HL7
8 2 (0.073%) WAI
8 2 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.036%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 671 (24.48%) Active Directory
2 397 (14.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 205 (7.48%) Hyper-V
4 124 (4.52%) XenApp
5 111 (4.05%) vSphere
6 68 (2.48%) VMware ESX
7 63 (2.30%) XenDesktop
8 56 (2.04%) XenServer
9 33 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 32 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 21 (0.77%) vCloud
13 9 (0.33%) UAG
13 9 (0.33%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.26%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.18%) ProxySG
16 5 (0.18%) Terminal Server
17 4 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
17 4 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 138 (5.03%) SCCM
2 78 (2.85%) SCOM
3 40 (1.46%) HP Quality Center
4 30 (1.09%) WSUS
5 27 (0.99%) NetBackup
6 26 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 20 (0.73%) SCVMM
8 19 (0.69%) Norton AntiVirus
9 14 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 14 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 12 (0.44%) SCDPM
10 12 (0.44%) XenMobile
11 11 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.22%) Data Guard
13 5 (0.18%) MIIS
13 5 (0.18%) Puppet
13 5 (0.18%) SCOrch
14 3 (0.11%) SCSM
14 3 (0.11%) Opsview
14 3 (0.11%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 545 (19.88%) VMware
2 341 (12.44%) Citrix
3 270 (9.85%) Cisco
4 184 (6.71%) Oracle
5 173 (6.31%) HP
6 113 (4.12%) NetApp
7 76 (2.77%) EMC
8 70 (2.55%) Symantec
9 61 (2.23%) IBM
10 59 (2.15%) Apple
11 58 (2.12%) Dell
12 53 (1.93%) Google
13 34 (1.24%) CommVault
14 30 (1.09%) AppSense
15 29 (1.06%) Adobe
16 27 (0.99%) CheckPoint
17 26 (0.95%) Riverbed
18 23 (0.84%) Veeam
18 23 (0.84%) SAP
19 22 (0.80%) Sage
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £46500.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum dependent on upon level of experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £25500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
EMIS
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum dependent 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
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £22000 - £40000 per annum + benefits package inc. pension
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday