Period
to 18 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 4 7
Rank change year-on-year -2 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 845 982 1,075
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 18.75% 19.78% 18.59%
As % of the Vendors category 41.65% 45.46% 45.88%
Number of salaries quoted 698 895 933
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -1.30%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £54,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -

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 2,029 2,160 2,343
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 45.02% 43.50% 40.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1,707 1,807 1,917
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £57,700
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £39,500
% change year-on-year +2.41% +5.06% -1.25%

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 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 August 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.

1 276 (32.66%) SQL
2 257 (30.41%) .NET
3 255 (30.18%) Windows
4 249 (29.47%) SQL Server
5 246 (29.11%) C#
6 227 (26.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 202 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
8 197 (23.31%) Finance
9 184 (21.78%) Active Directory
10 159 (18.82%) MVC
11 157 (18.58%) ITIL
12 151 (17.87%) JavaScript
13 146 (17.28%) ASP.NET
14 134 (15.86%) Windows Server
15 132 (15.62%) VMware
16 128 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
17 120 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
18 111 (13.14%) DevOps
19 110 (13.02%) Office 365
20 107 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
21 100 (11.83%) PowerShell
22 91 (10.77%) TDD
23 86 (10.18%) MS Exchange
24 84 (9.94%) SharePoint
25 81 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
26 76 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
26 76 (8.99%) .NET Framework
27 74 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
28 70 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
28 70 (8.28%) BDD

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 86 (10.18%) MS Exchange
2 84 (9.94%) SharePoint
3 35 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 35 (4.14%) IIS
4 22 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (2.37%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 15 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
8 14 (1.66%) CMS
9 12 (1.42%) Apache Spark
9 12 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
10 9 (1.07%) OpenStack
11 8 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 8 (0.95%) CloudStack
12 5 (0.59%) OpenEdge
12 5 (0.59%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.47%) JBoss
13 4 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 128 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 56 (6.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (2.60%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.89%) Microsoft Project
4 16 (1.89%) Photoshop
5 14 (1.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.36%) InfoPath
6 3 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (3.55%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (1.30%) assyst
4 6 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.59%) Veritas eDiscovery
6 4 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
8 2 (0.24%) BPCS
8 2 (0.24%) NetSuite
8 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.24%) Sage 200
8 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.12%) Exchequer
9 1 (0.12%) Pegasus Opera
9 1 (0.12%) Sage 50
9 1 (0.12%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 227 (26.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 110 (13.02%) Office 365
3 107 (12.66%) Amazon AWS
4 47 (5.56%) PaaS
5 46 (5.44%) Dynamics 365
6 44 (5.21%) IaaS
7 41 (4.85%) SaaS
8 26 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
9 14 (1.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (0.71%) Mimecast
12 5 (0.59%) Serverless
13 3 (0.36%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.24%) Fastly
14 2 (0.24%) GitHub
15 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (7.22%) DNS
2 50 (5.92%) SAN
3 47 (5.56%) WAN
4 42 (4.97%) DHCP
5 38 (4.50%) Firewall
6 37 (4.38%) LAN
7 30 (3.55%) TCP/IP
8 26 (3.08%) VoIP
9 23 (2.72%) VPN
10 21 (2.49%) Network Security
11 18 (2.13%) Internet
12 15 (1.78%) VLAN
13 14 (1.66%) Wireless
14 12 (1.42%) Intranet
15 9 (1.07%) NAS
15 9 (1.07%) NetScaler
16 8 (0.95%) IPsec
16 8 (0.95%) iSCSI
16 8 (0.95%) MPLS
17 7 (0.83%) DWDM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 249 (29.47%) SQL Server
2 47 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 47 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 41 (4.85%) NoSQL
4 39 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (2.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 19 (2.25%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (2.13%) Power BI
7 18 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
8 17 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 17 (2.01%) MySQL
9 16 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
10 14 (1.66%) Big Data
11 13 (1.54%) MS Access
12 12 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (1.30%) MongoDB
14 9 (1.07%) RavenDB
14 9 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
15 7 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 76 (8.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 63 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.73%) JIRA
4 39 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.37%) Jenkins
6 16 (1.89%) Axure RP
6 16 (1.89%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 15 (1.78%) Bitbucket
8 14 (1.66%) GitLab
8 14 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (1.30%) Selenium
9 11 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 10 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 9 (1.07%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.95%) Subversion
13 5 (0.59%) Bower
13 5 (0.59%) JSUnit
13 5 (0.59%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.59%) Mocha
13 5 (0.59%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 197 (23.31%) Finance
2 66 (7.81%) Retail
3 55 (6.51%) Marketing
4 40 (4.73%) Advertising
5 17 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.89%) Legal
7 14 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.42%) Back Office
9 10 (1.18%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.18%) Local Government
10 8 (0.95%) Law
11 4 (0.47%) Publishing
12 2 (0.24%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.12%) Banking
13 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 228 (26.98%) Developer
2 133 (15.74%) Analyst
3 85 (10.06%) C# Developer
4 84 (9.94%) .NET Developer
5 67 (7.93%) Senior Developer
5 67 (7.93%) Support Engineer
6 55 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 43 (5.09%) Architect
8 39 (4.62%) Support Analyst
9 38 (4.50%) Consultant
10 36 (4.26%) C# .NET Developer
11 35 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
12 33 (3.91%) Applications Support
13 30 (3.55%) Software Developer
14 28 (3.31%) Senior C# Developer
15 27 (3.20%) ASP.NET Developer
16 26 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
16 26 (3.08%) Azure Engineer
16 26 (3.08%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 26 (3.08%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 257 (30.41%) .NET
2 146 (17.28%) ASP.NET
3 120 (14.20%) ASP.NET MVC
4 76 (8.99%) .NET Framework
5 69 (8.17%) HTML
6 59 (6.98%) CSS
7 52 (6.15%) Entity Framework
8 49 (5.80%) jQuery
9 46 (5.44%) Web Services
10 38 (4.50%) Node.js
11 37 (4.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 37 (4.38%) WCF
12 30 (3.55%) AngularJS
13 29 (3.43%) .NET Core
13 29 (3.43%) RESTful
14 25 (2.96%) React
15 23 (2.72%) XML
16 17 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 14 (1.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 12 (1.42%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 67 (7.93%) Greenfield Project
2 59 (6.98%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (5.09%) Management Information System
4 35 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (4.02%) Data Centre
6 32 (3.79%) User Experience
7 25 (2.96%) NHS
8 24 (2.84%) Driving Licence
9 17 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
10 14 (1.66%) Replication
11 10 (1.18%) e-Learning
12 9 (1.07%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
12 9 (1.07%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.95%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.95%) EMC VNX
14 6 (0.71%) PKI
15 5 (0.59%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (0.59%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 255 (30.18%) Windows
2 134 (15.86%) Windows Server
3 68 (8.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 67 (7.93%) Linux
5 62 (7.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 37 (4.38%) Windows 7
7 21 (2.49%) Android
7 21 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (2.25%) Windows 10
9 13 (1.54%) Apple iOS
10 7 (0.83%) Unix
11 5 (0.59%) HPUX
11 5 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.59%) Solaris
12 4 (0.47%) AIX
12 4 (0.47%) Debian
13 3 (0.36%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.24%) Kali Linux
15 1 (0.12%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 202 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (18.82%) MVC
3 157 (18.58%) ITIL
4 111 (13.14%) DevOps
5 91 (10.77%) TDD
6 74 (8.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 70 (8.28%) BDD
7 70 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
8 64 (7.57%) Software Engineering
9 61 (7.22%) Unit Testing
10 56 (6.63%) Mentoring
11 52 (6.15%) Test Automation
12 51 (6.04%) Pair Programming
13 48 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
13 48 (5.68%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (5.44%) Scrum
15 45 (5.33%) Service Delivery
16 44 (5.21%) CRM
17 41 (4.85%) Coaching
17 41 (4.85%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 276 (32.66%) SQL
2 246 (29.11%) C#
3 151 (17.87%) JavaScript
4 100 (11.83%) PowerShell
5 45 (5.33%) T-SQL
6 41 (4.85%) Python
7 32 (3.79%) Java
8 29 (3.43%) Bash Shell
8 29 (3.43%) Ruby
8 29 (3.43%) VBA
9 17 (2.01%) PHP
10 11 (1.30%) C++
10 11 (1.30%) Perl
11 10 (1.18%) Apple Swift
11 10 (1.18%) Objective-C
11 10 (1.18%) R
12 9 (1.07%) Scala
12 9 (1.07%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.83%) X++
14 6 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 64 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (4.50%) Degree
3 34 (4.02%) MCSE
4 32 (3.79%) MCSA
5 24 (2.84%) Security Cleared
6 20 (2.37%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.30%) CCNA
9 9 (1.07%) MCSD
10 8 (0.95%) CCNP
11 7 (0.83%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.83%) SC Cleared
12 5 (0.59%) AWS Certification
12 5 (0.59%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.59%) MCP
12 5 (0.59%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.47%) A+ Certification
13 4 (0.47%) CCIP
13 4 (0.47%) CCSP
13 4 (0.47%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (6.39%) QA
2 50 (5.92%) SLA
3 28 (3.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (2.60%) PMO
5 15 (1.78%) PCI DSS
6 11 (1.30%) GDPR
7 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.71%) P3O
8 4 (0.47%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 184 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 81 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.79%) Docker
4 25 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
5 23 (2.72%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.49%) XenApp
7 18 (2.13%) XenServer
8 17 (2.01%) vSphere
9 16 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (1.07%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (0.95%) Xen
13 6 (0.71%) HDFS
14 4 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 3 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 3 (0.36%) Firmware
16 1 (0.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.12%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 46 (5.44%) SCCM
2 34 (4.02%) Puppet
3 21 (2.49%) vCenter Server
4 19 (2.25%) WSUS
5 18 (2.13%) Kubernetes
6 15 (1.78%) Terraform
7 13 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (1.42%) Ansible
9 10 (1.18%) Nessus
10 8 (0.95%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.95%) SCOM
10 8 (0.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 8 (0.95%) vRealize
11 7 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (0.71%) SCOrch
13 5 (0.59%) Aspera SmartTrack
13 5 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (0.47%) Cobbler
14 4 (0.47%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 132 (15.62%) VMware
2 66 (7.81%) Cisco
3 46 (5.44%) Citrix
4 26 (3.08%) HP
4 26 (3.08%) Oracle
5 24 (2.84%) Adobe
6 19 (2.25%) EMC
6 19 (2.25%) Google
6 19 (2.25%) Xamarin
7 17 (2.01%) NetApp
8 15 (1.78%) SAP
8 15 (1.78%) Xerox
9 14 (1.66%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.54%) McAfee
11 12 (1.42%) Dell
11 12 (1.42%) Veeam
12 11 (1.30%) Capita
12 11 (1.30%) Remedy
12 11 (1.30%) Tableau
13 10 (1.18%) Symantec