Period
to 26 April 2019

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 26 April 2019 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 627 845 976
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.18% 16.75% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 46.72% 38.50% 46.12%
Number of salaries quoted 575 717 920
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +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 1,342 2,195 2,116
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 41.05% 43.50% 41.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1,152 1,817 1,842
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.18% +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 26 April 2019.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 26 April 2019, 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.

1 243 (38.76%) SQL
2 233 (37.16%) SQL Server
3 210 (33.49%) Windows
3 210 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 203 (32.38%) .NET
5 198 (31.58%) C#
6 190 (30.30%) Active Directory
7 147 (23.44%) JavaScript
8 142 (22.65%) MVC
9 127 (20.26%) ASP.NET
10 114 (18.18%) Windows Server
11 112 (17.86%) VMware
12 105 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
13 101 (16.11%) Software Engineering
14 99 (15.79%) TDD
15 97 (15.47%) BDD
15 97 (15.47%) Enterprise Software
16 96 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
16 96 (15.31%) SharePoint
17 93 (14.83%) Office 365
18 90 (14.35%) PowerShell
19 89 (14.19%) Pair Programming
20 87 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
21 83 (13.24%) Firewall
22 74 (11.80%) ITIL
23 73 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
23 73 (11.64%) MS Exchange
24 71 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
25 68 (10.85%) DevOps
26 67 (10.69%) 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 96 (15.31%) SharePoint
2 73 (11.64%) MS Exchange
3 43 (6.86%) IIS
4 30 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 29 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (3.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 17 (2.71%) Skype for Business
8 11 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.44%) CMS
9 9 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.64%) Apache
12 3 (0.48%) Confluence
12 3 (0.48%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.48%) Kentico
12 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.32%) Umbraco
Applications
1 73 (11.64%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 25 (3.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.64%) Carpe Diem
3 4 (0.64%) Elite 3E
3 4 (0.64%) FastStats
4 3 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.32%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.32%) Unica
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.16%) Exchequer
6 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.16%) SAP Business One
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDG
6 1 (0.16%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 210 (33.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 93 (14.83%) Office 365
3 62 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (2.71%) IaaS
6 14 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (2.23%) PaaS
7 11 (1.75%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.80%) SaaS
10 4 (0.64%) Serverless
11 3 (0.48%) Fastly
11 3 (0.48%) NuGet
11 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.32%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.32%) Force.com
12 2 (0.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 83 (13.24%) Firewall
2 62 (9.89%) WAN
3 54 (8.61%) LAN
4 52 (8.29%) VPN
5 49 (7.81%) DNS
6 36 (5.74%) DHCP
7 26 (4.15%) TCP/IP
8 24 (3.83%) SAN
9 23 (3.67%) VLAN
10 22 (3.51%) Internet
11 20 (3.19%) VoIP
12 19 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
13 18 (2.87%) SMTP
14 14 (2.23%) NAS
15 11 (1.75%) WLAN
16 8 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.28%) MPLS
17 7 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
18 6 (0.96%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 233 (37.16%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 42 (6.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 28 (4.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (3.99%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 16 (2.55%) Amazon RDS
8 15 (2.39%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (2.23%) Power BI
10 12 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.59%) MySQL
12 8 (1.28%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.12%) OLAP
14 5 (0.80%) DTS
14 5 (0.80%) PerformancePoint
15 4 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.64%) OLTP
15 4 (0.64%) RDBMS
15 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 44 (7.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 36 (5.74%) Visual Studio
3 31 (4.94%) Git (software)
4 20 (3.19%) Selenium
5 16 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 16 (2.55%) Moq
6 14 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
7 7 (1.12%) JIRA
7 7 (1.12%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (0.96%) TeamCity
9 5 (0.80%) GitLab
9 5 (0.80%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.80%) SpecFlow
10 4 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.32%) gulp
12 2 (0.32%) NUnit
12 2 (0.32%) Subversion
12 2 (0.32%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 59 (9.41%) Finance
2 26 (4.15%) Legal
3 19 (3.03%) Retail
4 11 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.59%) Law
6 9 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.28%) Marketing
8 3 (0.48%) Automotive
8 3 (0.48%) Back Office
8 3 (0.48%) Local Government
9 2 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.16%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 208 (33.17%) Developer
2 112 (17.86%) C# Developer
3 82 (13.08%) .NET Developer
4 63 (10.05%) Analyst
5 57 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
6 45 (7.18%) Senior Developer
7 44 (7.02%) IT Support
8 41 (6.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 39 (6.22%) ASP.NET Developer
9 39 (6.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 33 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (5.26%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.78%) SQL Developer
12 29 (4.63%) Senior C# Developer
12 29 (4.63%) Software Developer
12 29 (4.63%) Support Engineer
13 28 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
13 28 (4.47%) Applications Support
14 26 (4.15%) Architect
14 26 (4.15%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 203 (32.38%) .NET
2 127 (20.26%) ASP.NET
3 105 (16.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 60 (9.57%) HTML
5 56 (8.93%) .NET Framework
6 53 (8.45%) CSS
7 50 (7.97%) Web Services
8 49 (7.81%) React
9 40 (6.38%) jQuery
10 39 (6.22%) Entity Framework
11 36 (5.74%) XML
12 27 (4.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 24 (3.83%) AngularJS
14 21 (3.35%) ASP.NET Web API
14 21 (3.35%) JSON
15 19 (3.03%) .NET Core
16 17 (2.71%) Polymer
17 16 (2.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 15 (2.39%) ADO.NET
19 10 (1.59%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 97 (15.47%) Enterprise Software
2 65 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.97%) Data Centre
4 45 (7.18%) Greenfield Project
5 33 (5.26%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
7 19 (3.03%) NHS
8 17 (2.71%) e-Learning
9 14 (2.23%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.91%) User Experience
11 8 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.96%) PKI
13 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.80%) Replication
15 4 (0.64%) Driving Licence
16 3 (0.48%) Client/Server
16 3 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
16 3 (0.48%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 210 (33.49%) Windows
2 114 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 71 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (10.21%) Linux
5 51 (8.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (5.74%) Windows 10
7 30 (4.78%) Windows 7
8 12 (1.91%) Unix
9 9 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.12%) Android
10 7 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 4 (0.64%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.48%) Solaris
14 2 (0.32%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (22.65%) MVC
2 101 (16.11%) Software Engineering
3 99 (15.79%) TDD
4 97 (15.47%) BDD
5 96 (15.31%) Agile Software Development
6 89 (14.19%) Pair Programming
7 74 (11.80%) ITIL
8 68 (10.85%) DevOps
9 67 (10.69%) Problem-Solving
10 53 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
10 53 (8.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 48 (7.66%) Migration
12 46 (7.34%) Continuous Delivery
13 45 (7.18%) Business Intelligence
13 45 (7.18%) Mentoring
14 41 (6.54%) CRM
15 39 (6.22%) Change Management
16 34 (5.42%) Analytics
16 34 (5.42%) Scrum
17 30 (4.78%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 243 (38.76%) SQL
2 198 (31.58%) C#
3 147 (23.44%) JavaScript
4 90 (14.35%) PowerShell
5 32 (5.10%) T-SQL
6 13 (2.07%) C++
6 13 (2.07%) Java
7 12 (1.91%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.75%) VB.NET
9 10 (1.59%) VB
10 6 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.80%) VBA
12 4 (0.64%) Python
12 4 (0.64%) Ruby
12 4 (0.64%) TypeScript
13 3 (0.48%) Apex Code
13 3 (0.48%) Go
13 3 (0.48%) VB6
14 2 (0.32%) PHP
15 1 (0.16%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 33 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (3.83%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.67%) Degree
4 21 (3.35%) SC Cleared
5 15 (2.39%) MCSA
6 10 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.44%) CCNA
8 8 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.28%) MCSE
9 6 (0.96%) CISSP
9 6 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.80%) CCNP
10 5 (0.80%) ISEB
10 5 (0.80%) ISTQB
10 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.80%) MCITP
10 5 (0.80%) RHCE
11 4 (0.64%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 21 (3.35%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (2.23%) QA
3 14 (2.23%) SLA
4 11 (1.75%) PMO
5 8 (1.28%) Data Quality
5 8 (1.28%) GDPR
6 7 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.80%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.16%) Dublin Core
System Software
1 190 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 87 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (8.77%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.19%) XenApp
5 19 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 19 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.75%) Docker
8 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.12%) vSphere
10 6 (0.96%) XenServer
11 4 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 3 (0.48%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 17 (2.71%) Puppet
1 17 (2.71%) SCCM
2 16 (2.55%) vCenter Server
3 12 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.59%) Ansible
4 10 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 10 (1.59%) SCOM
5 9 (1.44%) Nagios
6 8 (1.28%) SCOrch
7 5 (0.80%) MaaS360
7 5 (0.80%) Nessus
8 4 (0.64%) Consul
8 4 (0.64%) DameWare
8 4 (0.64%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (0.64%) Grafana
8 4 (0.64%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.64%) Packer
8 4 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
8 4 (0.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 112 (17.86%) VMware
2 53 (8.45%) Cisco
3 37 (5.90%) Citrix
4 30 (4.78%) Veeam
5 27 (4.31%) HP
6 26 (4.15%) Sitecore
7 25 (3.99%) Google
8 16 (2.55%) NetApp
9 15 (2.39%) Oracle
9 15 (2.39%) Symantec
10 14 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (1.91%) Juniper
12 9 (1.44%) F5
12 9 (1.44%) SAP
13 8 (1.28%) SolarWinds
14 7 (1.12%) EMC
14 7 (1.12%) ServiceNow
14 7 (1.12%) SonicWALL
14 7 (1.12%) Splunk
15 6 (0.96%) Xamarin