Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 771 936 1,042
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 19.81% 19.73% 19.19%
As % of the Vendors category 45.30% 45.11% 48.47%
Number of salaries quoted 636 835 961
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +2.60%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £58,125 £62,000 £53,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% +1.33%

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 1,702 2,075 2,150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 43.74% 43.74% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1,414 1,743 1,822
Leeds median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £63,750 £58,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 288 (37.35%) SQL
2 257 (33.33%) Windows
3 249 (32.30%) .NET
4 234 (30.35%) C#
5 207 (26.85%) SQL Server
6 203 (26.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 185 (23.99%) Active Directory
8 163 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
9 161 (20.88%) JavaScript
10 150 (19.46%) MVC
11 148 (19.20%) Windows Server
12 144 (18.68%) Finance
13 139 (18.03%) ASP.NET
14 116 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 114 (14.79%) ITIL
16 109 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
17 105 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
18 103 (13.36%) PowerShell
19 102 (13.23%) VMware
20 101 (13.10%) Office 365
21 94 (12.19%) DevOps
22 91 (11.80%) TDD
23 83 (10.77%) SharePoint
24 81 (10.51%) .NET Framework
25 76 (9.86%) MS Exchange
26 73 (9.47%) HTML
27 72 (9.34%) Software Engineering
27 72 (9.34%) BDD
28 69 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
29 66 (8.56%) QA

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 83 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 76 (9.86%) MS Exchange
3 44 (5.71%) IIS
4 29 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 26 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (2.85%) Skype for Business
7 21 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (1.82%) CMS
9 11 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.17%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.04%) OpenStack
12 7 (0.91%) CloudStack
12 7 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.65%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.65%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.52%) Apache
14 4 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.39%) Umbraco
15 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 109 (14.14%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (6.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.63%) MS Visio
4 20 (2.59%) Photoshop
5 17 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (1.56%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.39%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.13%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 33 (4.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (2.46%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.65%) assyst
3 5 (0.65%) Veritas eDiscovery
4 4 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.39%) Sage CRM
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.13%) Exchequer
7 1 (0.13%) Pegasus Opera
7 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 1 (0.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 1 (0.13%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.13%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 203 (26.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 105 (13.62%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (13.10%) Office 365
4 44 (5.71%) IaaS
4 44 (5.71%) SaaS
5 41 (5.32%) Dynamics 365
6 39 (5.06%) PaaS
7 24 (3.11%) Cloud Computing
8 16 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
9 10 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.04%) Serverless
11 6 (0.78%) Mimecast
12 4 (0.52%) Fastly
12 4 (0.52%) Force.com
12 4 (0.52%) GitHub
13 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
13 1 (0.13%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.91%) DNS
2 43 (5.58%) DHCP
3 40 (5.19%) WAN
4 39 (5.06%) SAN
5 36 (4.67%) Firewall
6 32 (4.15%) TCP/IP
7 31 (4.02%) LAN
8 29 (3.76%) Internet
9 26 (3.37%) VoIP
10 23 (2.98%) VPN
11 20 (2.59%) Intranet
12 19 (2.46%) Network Security
13 14 (1.82%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.43%) Fibre Channel
14 11 (1.43%) Wireless
15 10 (1.30%) NetScaler
15 10 (1.30%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (0.91%) VLAN
17 6 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (0.78%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 207 (26.85%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (3.37%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (3.11%) NoSQL
5 23 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (2.46%) Power BI
7 15 (1.95%) Azure SQL Database
7 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (1.95%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.82%) MySQL
9 12 (1.56%) Big Data
10 10 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
12 7 (0.91%) Couchbase
12 7 (0.91%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.65%) QlikView
14 4 (0.52%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 57 (7.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 39 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.15%) Visual Studio
4 27 (3.50%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.59%) Axure RP
5 20 (2.59%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 19 (2.46%) Selenium
7 17 (2.20%) GitLab
8 16 (2.08%) JIRA
9 14 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (1.30%) Bitbucket
11 7 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.65%) Bower
12 5 (0.65%) Grunt
12 5 (0.65%) Jasmine
12 5 (0.65%) JSUnit
12 5 (0.65%) Karma Test Runner
12 5 (0.65%) Mocha
12 5 (0.65%) Subversion
12 5 (0.65%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 144 (18.68%) Finance
2 50 (6.49%) Retail
3 27 (3.50%) Advertising
4 26 (3.37%) Marketing
5 23 (2.98%) Telecoms
6 18 (2.33%) Legal
7 15 (1.95%) Back Office
8 9 (1.17%) Law
9 8 (1.04%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.52%) Automotive
12 2 (0.26%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.13%) Banking
13 1 (0.13%) Billing
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 223 (28.92%) Developer
2 117 (15.18%) Analyst
3 102 (13.23%) C# Developer
4 78 (10.12%) .NET Developer
5 64 (8.30%) Senior Developer
5 64 (8.30%) Support Engineer
6 49 (6.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 41 (5.32%) C# .NET Developer
8 37 (4.80%) Support Analyst
9 36 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
10 35 (4.54%) Consultant
11 32 (4.15%) ASP.NET Developer
12 30 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
13 29 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
14 28 (3.63%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
14 28 (3.63%) Software Developer
15 27 (3.50%) Architect
15 27 (3.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (3.37%) Senior C# Developer
16 26 (3.37%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (32.30%) .NET
2 139 (18.03%) ASP.NET
3 116 (15.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 81 (10.51%) .NET Framework
5 73 (9.47%) HTML
6 63 (8.17%) CSS
7 54 (7.00%) jQuery
8 52 (6.74%) Web Services
9 50 (6.49%) Entity Framework
10 30 (3.89%) AngularJS
11 29 (3.76%) React
12 26 (3.37%) .NET Core
13 25 (3.24%) XML
14 24 (3.11%) Node.js
15 23 (2.98%) ASP.NET Web API
15 23 (2.98%) WCF
16 18 (2.33%) RESTful
16 18 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 15 (1.95%) HTML5
17 15 (1.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 69 (8.95%) Greenfield Project
2 65 (8.43%) Enterprise Software
3 48 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 36 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (4.28%) User Experience
6 28 (3.63%) NHS
7 23 (2.98%) Data Centre
8 19 (2.46%) Replication
9 18 (2.33%) Driving Licence
10 16 (2.08%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.56%) Computer Science
12 12 (1.56%) e-Learning
13 9 (1.17%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.04%) EMC VNX
14 8 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.91%) Data Protection Act
16 6 (0.78%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (0.78%) Private Cloud
17 5 (0.65%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 257 (33.33%) Windows
2 148 (19.20%) Windows Server
3 61 (7.91%) Linux
4 54 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (4.54%) Windows 10
7 29 (3.76%) Android
7 29 (3.76%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.82%) Apple iOS
9 12 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.65%) Unix
11 4 (0.52%) Kali Linux
11 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.39%) CentOS
12 3 (0.39%) HPUX
12 3 (0.39%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.39%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.26%) AIX
13 2 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
2 150 (19.46%) MVC
3 114 (14.79%) ITIL
4 94 (12.19%) DevOps
5 91 (11.80%) TDD
6 72 (9.34%) BDD
6 72 (9.34%) Software Engineering
7 64 (8.30%) Pair Programming
7 64 (8.30%) Problem-Solving
8 61 (7.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 61 (7.91%) Unit Testing
9 55 (7.13%) Test Automation
10 45 (5.84%) Business Intelligence
11 43 (5.58%) CRM
12 42 (5.45%) Mentoring
13 37 (4.80%) OO
13 37 (4.80%) Service Management
14 35 (4.54%) Incident Management
15 34 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
15 34 (4.41%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 288 (37.35%) SQL
2 234 (30.35%) C#
3 161 (20.88%) JavaScript
4 103 (13.36%) PowerShell
5 41 (5.32%) T-SQL
6 37 (4.80%) Python
7 29 (3.76%) Java
8 26 (3.37%) Bash Shell
9 22 (2.85%) Ruby
10 21 (2.72%) VBA
11 15 (1.95%) PHP
12 13 (1.69%) Apple Swift
12 13 (1.69%) C
12 13 (1.69%) Objective-C
13 7 (0.91%) C++
13 7 (0.91%) Perl
14 6 (0.78%) Scala
14 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
14 6 (0.78%) X++
15 5 (0.65%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (6.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (4.41%) Degree
3 31 (4.02%) Security Cleared
4 24 (3.11%) MCSA
5 21 (2.72%) MCSE
6 13 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.69%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.43%) ISEB
9 9 (1.17%) AWS Certification
9 9 (1.17%) CCNA
9 9 (1.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (1.04%) MCSD
11 7 (0.91%) CCNP
12 6 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.65%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.65%) MCITP
13 5 (0.65%) SC Cleared
14 4 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (8.56%) QA
2 60 (7.78%) SLA
3 31 (4.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (2.46%) PMO
5 14 (1.82%) GDPR
6 13 (1.69%) PCI DSS
7 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.65%) Cyber Essentials
8 5 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 4 (0.52%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.39%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.39%) P3O
System Software
1 185 (23.99%) Active Directory
2 62 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (4.93%) Docker
4 22 (2.85%) Hyper-V
5 15 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (1.95%) XenApp
6 14 (1.82%) vSphere
7 12 (1.56%) XenServer
8 10 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 8 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (0.91%) Xen
11 6 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.39%) Firmware
12 3 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.26%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.26%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.13%) Apache Flume
14 1 (0.13%) HDFS
14 1 (0.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 51 (6.61%) SCCM
2 32 (4.15%) Puppet
3 21 (2.72%) Kubernetes
4 19 (2.46%) Terraform
5 14 (1.82%) vCenter Server
6 13 (1.69%) WSUS
7 10 (1.30%) Ansible
8 9 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.17%) ServiceCenter
8 9 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 8 (1.04%) Backup Exec
9 8 (1.04%) Nessus
9 8 (1.04%) SCOM
9 8 (1.04%) vRealize
10 7 (0.91%) HP Data Protector
10 7 (0.91%) MaaS360
10 7 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.91%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 102 (13.23%) VMware
2 65 (8.43%) Cisco
3 59 (7.65%) Citrix
4 35 (4.54%) HP
5 27 (3.50%) Xamarin
6 25 (3.24%) Oracle
7 24 (3.11%) Adobe
8 22 (2.85%) Google
9 20 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.33%) Veeam
11 17 (2.20%) Sitecore
12 16 (2.08%) EMC
13 13 (1.69%) Dell
14 12 (1.56%) NetApp
14 12 (1.56%) Symantec
15 10 (1.30%) Blue Prism
15 10 (1.30%) McAfee
15 10 (1.30%) UiPath
16 9 (1.17%) F5
16 9 (1.17%) Sage