The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
West Yorkshire / Halifax
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 3 7
Rank change year-on-year -14 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 17 31 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Halifax 13.93% 27.68% 16.99%
As % of the Vendors category 60.71% 59.62% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 14 22 34
Median salary £50,000 £23,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +112.76% -6.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £21,050 £20,050
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £49,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Halifax.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Halifax
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 28 52 90
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Halifax 22.95% 46.43% 43.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22 43 72
Median salary £52,500 £38,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,750 £21,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Halifax

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Halifax citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Halifax

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Halifax

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Halifax

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Halifax over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Halifax

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Halifax region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 28 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 26 (59.09%) Finance
3 22 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
4 20 (45.45%) Analytics
5 19 (43.18%) Greenfield Project
5 19 (43.18%) Data Modelling
5 19 (43.18%) TOGAF
5 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (40.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 18 (40.91%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (40.91%) E-Commerce
6 18 (40.91%) ETL
6 18 (40.91%) Management Information System
7 13 (29.55%) C#
7 13 (29.55%) .NET
7 13 (29.55%) CSS
8 12 (27.27%) HTML
8 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (25.00%) SQL
10 10 (22.73%) MVC
11 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
11 9 (20.45%) TDD
12 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (18.18%) BDD
13 6 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
14 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
14 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Halifax by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.55%) CMS
1 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) EPiServer
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (2.27%) Chatbot
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
1 1 (2.27%) Internet
1 1 (2.27%) LAN
1 1 (2.27%) SMTP
1 1 (2.27%) SSL
1 1 (2.27%) VLAN
1 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (63.64%) SQL Server
2 22 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (43.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (40.91%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Fiddler
2 1 (2.27%) gulp
2 1 (2.27%) MSTest
2 1 (2.27%) NUnit
2 1 (2.27%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.27%) ReSharper
General
1 26 (59.09%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) French Language
3 1 (2.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Architect
2 18 (40.91%) Data Architect
2 18 (40.91%) SQL Server Architect
3 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Architect
3 15 (34.09%) Enterprise Data Architect
4 10 (22.73%) Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) C# Developer
6 5 (11.36%) Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Digital Architect
7 3 (6.82%) ERP Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) ERP Business Analyst
7 3 (6.82%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
7 3 (6.82%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
8 2 (4.55%) Administrator
8 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.27%) DBA
9 1 (2.27%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
1 13 (29.55%) CSS
2 12 (27.27%) HTML
3 9 (20.45%) ASP.NET
4 8 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
6 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (9.09%) WCF
7 3 (6.82%) EDI
7 3 (6.82%) JSON
7 3 (6.82%) REST
7 3 (6.82%) SOAP
7 3 (6.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (6.82%) XML
8 2 (4.55%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.55%) CSS3
8 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
8 2 (4.55%) jQuery
9 1 (2.27%) NHibernate
9 1 (2.27%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (43.18%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (40.91%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.27%) iPad
5 1 (2.27%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) Social Media
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.09%) Windows
2 2 (4.55%) Windows 10
2 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) Analytics
1 20 (45.45%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (43.18%) Data Modelling
2 19 (43.18%) TOGAF
3 18 (40.91%) E-Commerce
3 18 (40.91%) ETL
3 18 (40.91%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (22.73%) MVC
6 9 (20.45%) TDD
7 8 (18.18%) BDD
8 5 (11.36%) ERP
8 5 (11.36%) Process Improvement
9 4 (9.09%) Project Management
10 3 (6.82%) Business Analysis
11 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 2 (4.55%) Microservices
11 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.55%) SOLID
11 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (29.55%) C#
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 11 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (6.82%) X++
5 2 (4.55%) Java
5 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
1 1 (2.27%) PMP
1 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) PMO
2 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (2.27%) Google
1 1 (2.27%) Xamarin