Period
to 18 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 6 months to 18 December 2018 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 742 875 1,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 20.32% 17.72% 19.99%
As % of the Vendors category 48.18% 40.87% 50.05%
Number of salaries quoted 651 765 981
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £53,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.90% +2.67%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Leeds.

All Vendors
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,540 2,141 2,132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 42.17% 43.35% 39.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1,314 1,807 1,819
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,650
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 305 (41.11%) SQL
2 243 (32.75%) Windows
3 234 (31.54%) .NET
4 215 (28.98%) SQL Server
5 213 (28.71%) C#
6 197 (26.55%) Active Directory
7 186 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
8 158 (21.29%) JavaScript
9 146 (19.68%) ASP.NET
10 145 (19.54%) MVC
11 134 (18.06%) Windows Server
12 127 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
13 123 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
14 117 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
15 110 (14.82%) Finance
16 106 (14.29%) ITIL
17 103 (13.88%) VMware
18 100 (13.48%) PowerShell
19 97 (13.07%) TDD
20 95 (12.80%) SharePoint
21 92 (12.40%) Office 365
22 88 (11.86%) BDD
23 87 (11.73%) Enterprise Software
24 85 (11.46%) Pair Programming
24 85 (11.46%) Software Engineering
25 82 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
26 77 (10.38%) .NET Framework
26 77 (10.38%) MS Exchange
27 74 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
28 72 (9.70%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 95 (12.80%) SharePoint
2 77 (10.38%) MS Exchange
3 48 (6.47%) IIS
4 27 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 25 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 25 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (2.96%) CMS
7 18 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
8 12 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.08%) Apache Solr
10 7 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.67%) EPiServer
11 5 (0.67%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.54%) Kentico
12 4 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.40%) Confluence
14 2 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 117 (15.77%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (5.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 18 (2.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 16 (2.16%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 28 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.54%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.54%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.54%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.40%) Exchequer
4 3 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.40%) Sage CRM
5 2 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.27%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.13%) FastStats
6 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
6 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.13%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 186 (25.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 92 (12.40%) Office 365
3 82 (11.05%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (5.12%) SaaS
5 37 (4.99%) IaaS
6 32 (4.31%) Dynamics 365
7 31 (4.18%) PaaS
8 19 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 17 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (1.48%) Serverless
11 7 (0.94%) Fastly
11 7 (0.94%) Force.com
11 7 (0.94%) GitHub
12 5 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.13%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) NuGet
13 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 62 (8.36%) DNS
2 51 (6.87%) DHCP
3 46 (6.20%) WAN
4 38 (5.12%) Firewall
4 38 (5.12%) LAN
5 36 (4.85%) Internet
5 36 (4.85%) SAN
6 30 (4.04%) TCP/IP
7 27 (3.64%) VPN
8 25 (3.37%) VoIP
9 21 (2.83%) Intranet
10 13 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (1.62%) FTP
12 11 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (1.48%) NAS
12 11 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.21%) iSCSI
13 9 (1.21%) NetScaler
14 8 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (28.98%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 29 (3.91%) Relational Database
3 29 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.56%) Power BI
6 17 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 16 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
9 14 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.62%) NoSQL
11 11 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 11 (1.48%) Big Data
12 9 (1.21%) MySQL
13 6 (0.81%) Couchbase
13 6 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.54%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.54%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.54%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 58 (7.82%) Team Foundation Server
2 44 (5.93%) Visual Studio
3 39 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 30 (4.04%) Git (software)
4 30 (4.04%) Selenium
5 20 (2.70%) GitLab
6 16 (2.16%) Axure RP
6 16 (2.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 14 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
8 11 (1.48%) JIRA
9 9 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.81%) gulp
11 6 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.67%) Bower
12 5 (0.67%) Grunt
12 5 (0.67%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.67%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (0.67%) Mocha
12 5 (0.67%) Protractor
General
1 110 (14.82%) Finance
2 30 (4.04%) Retail
3 24 (3.23%) Legal
4 23 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.02%) Marketing
6 12 (1.62%) Advertising
7 11 (1.48%) Back Office
8 9 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.67%) Law
10 4 (0.54%) Automotive
10 4 (0.54%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.40%) Local Government
12 1 (0.13%) Banking
12 1 (0.13%) Billing
12 1 (0.13%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.13%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 212 (28.57%) Developer
2 113 (15.23%) C# Developer
3 99 (13.34%) Analyst
4 72 (9.70%) .NET Developer
5 55 (7.41%) Support Engineer
6 51 (6.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 50 (6.74%) C# .NET Developer
8 47 (6.33%) Senior Developer
9 42 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
10 38 (5.12%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 38 (5.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 36 (4.85%) Support Analyst
12 32 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (4.31%) Consultant
13 31 (4.18%) SQL Developer
14 29 (3.91%) Azure Engineer
15 28 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support
16 26 (3.50%) Architect
16 26 (3.50%) Tester
17 24 (3.23%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 234 (31.54%) .NET
2 146 (19.68%) ASP.NET
3 123 (16.58%) ASP.NET MVC
4 77 (10.38%) .NET Framework
5 57 (7.68%) HTML
6 52 (7.01%) CSS
6 52 (7.01%) Entity Framework
7 47 (6.33%) jQuery
7 47 (6.33%) Web Services
8 37 (4.99%) React
9 26 (3.50%) AngularJS
10 24 (3.23%) .NET Core
11 22 (2.96%) XML
12 20 (2.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 17 (2.29%) Node.js
13 17 (2.29%) Polymer
14 16 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
15 15 (2.02%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.75%) HTML5
16 13 (1.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 87 (11.73%) Enterprise Software
2 63 (8.49%) Greenfield Project
3 54 (7.28%) Management Information System
4 42 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.58%) NHS
6 25 (3.37%) User Experience
7 22 (2.96%) Data Centre
8 21 (2.83%) e-Learning
9 18 (2.43%) Client/Server
9 18 (2.43%) Replication
10 17 (2.29%) Driving Licence
11 13 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (1.21%) Data Protection Act
13 8 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.94%) Mobile App
14 7 (0.94%) PKI
14 7 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
15 6 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
16 5 (0.67%) CCTV
16 5 (0.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 243 (32.75%) Windows
2 134 (18.06%) Windows Server
3 55 (7.41%) Linux
4 51 (6.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (6.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (6.20%) Windows 10
7 33 (4.45%) Windows 7
8 27 (3.64%) Android
9 14 (1.89%) Apple iOS
10 8 (1.08%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (0.81%) Kali Linux
11 6 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.67%) CentOS
12 5 (0.67%) Mac OS X
12 5 (0.67%) Unix
13 3 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.13%) HPUX
14 1 (0.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (19.54%) MVC
2 127 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (14.29%) ITIL
4 97 (13.07%) TDD
5 88 (11.86%) BDD
6 85 (11.46%) Pair Programming
6 85 (11.46%) Software Engineering
7 72 (9.70%) Problem-Solving
8 69 (9.30%) DevOps
9 59 (7.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 55 (7.41%) Unit Testing
11 49 (6.60%) Test Automation
12 47 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (6.20%) Service Management
14 45 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
14 45 (6.06%) CRM
15 44 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
16 39 (5.26%) ITSM
17 35 (4.72%) Incident Management
17 35 (4.72%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 305 (41.11%) SQL
2 213 (28.71%) C#
3 158 (21.29%) JavaScript
4 100 (13.48%) PowerShell
5 43 (5.80%) T-SQL
6 26 (3.50%) Bash Shell
7 19 (2.56%) Java
8 18 (2.43%) VBA
9 16 (2.16%) Python
10 14 (1.89%) C
11 10 (1.35%) Ruby
12 9 (1.21%) Apple Swift
12 9 (1.21%) Objective-C
13 8 (1.08%) Apex Code
13 8 (1.08%) TypeScript
14 7 (0.94%) VBScript
15 6 (0.81%) C++
15 6 (0.81%) Shell Script
16 5 (0.67%) Perl
17 4 (0.54%) X++
Qualifications
1 45 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (4.72%) Degree
3 32 (4.31%) Security Cleared
4 21 (2.83%) MCSA
5 16 (2.16%) ISTQB
6 15 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 14 (1.89%) ISEB
8 12 (1.62%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.48%) CCNA
9 11 (1.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 11 (1.48%) MCSE
10 9 (1.21%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.08%) CCNP
11 8 (1.08%) MCSD
12 7 (0.94%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (0.67%) RHCE
15 4 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (8.76%) SLA
2 54 (7.28%) QA
3 26 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.89%) PMO
5 13 (1.75%) GDPR
6 8 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 8 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.94%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.13%) P3O
System Software
1 197 (26.55%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.45%) Docker
4 24 (3.23%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.62%) XenApp
7 10 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 7 (0.94%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.81%) vSphere
10 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.40%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.40%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.27%) XenServer
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (6.47%) SCCM
2 29 (3.91%) Puppet
3 20 (2.70%) Kubernetes
3 20 (2.70%) Terraform
4 16 (2.16%) vCenter Server
5 12 (1.62%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.48%) ServiceCenter
6 11 (1.48%) WSUS
7 9 (1.21%) Ansible
7 9 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
7 9 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
8 7 (0.94%) Nessus
8 7 (0.94%) SCOM
9 6 (0.81%) DameWare
9 6 (0.81%) MaaS360
10 5 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.67%) Nagios
10 5 (0.67%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 103 (13.88%) VMware
2 60 (8.09%) Cisco
3 57 (7.68%) Citrix
4 32 (4.31%) HP
5 29 (3.91%) Sitecore
6 23 (3.10%) Oracle
7 21 (2.83%) Google
7 21 (2.83%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (2.83%) Xamarin
8 19 (2.56%) Adobe
9 17 (2.29%) Veeam
10 13 (1.75%) Symantec
11 12 (1.62%) Dell
11 12 (1.62%) NetApp
12 11 (1.48%) Sage
13 10 (1.35%) Blue Prism
13 10 (1.35%) F5
13 10 (1.35%) SAP
13 10 (1.35%) UiPath
14 8 (1.08%) Asigra