Period
to 15 December 2017

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 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 7 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 871 1075 1233
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 17.73% 19.99% 17.71%
As % of the Vendors category 40.31% 50.00% 39.85%
Number of salaries quoted 759 986 1128
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £53,750 £55,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%

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 2161 2150 3094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 43.99% 39.97% 44.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1821 1833 2473
Leeds median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £58,100 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -

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 December 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 352 (40.41%) SQL Server
2 317 (36.39%) SQL
3 275 (31.57%) Windows
4 217 (24.91%) .NET
5 211 (24.23%) Active Directory
6 210 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
7 202 (23.19%) C#
8 161 (18.48%) Windows Server
9 134 (15.38%) Finance
9 134 (15.38%) VMware
10 132 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 128 (14.70%) ITIL
12 121 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
13 105 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
14 104 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
15 102 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
15 102 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
15 102 (11.71%) MS Exchange
16 96 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
17 95 (10.91%) ASP.NET
18 92 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 85 (9.76%) T-SQL
19 85 (9.76%) ETL
19 85 (9.76%) WAN
20 82 (9.41%) Office 365
21 80 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
22 79 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
23 76 (8.73%) Cisco
24 75 (8.61%) Firewall
24 75 (8.61%) MVC

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
1 102 (11.71%) MS Exchange
2 69 (7.92%) SharePoint
3 42 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (2.76%) IIS
4 24 (2.76%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.84%) CMS
6 16 (1.84%) Confluence
7 15 (1.72%) SAS
7 15 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (1.26%) IBM Domino
8 11 (1.26%) IBM Notes
9 6 (0.69%) Apache
10 5 (0.57%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.34%) JBoss
12 3 (0.34%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 121 (13.89%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (7.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.23%) Chatbot
6 2 (0.23%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (3.10%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
4 5 (0.57%) Dynamics GP
5 4 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.23%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.23%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.11%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.11%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 102 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (9.41%) Office 365
3 26 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (1.49%) IaaS
4 13 (1.49%) PaaS
5 11 (1.26%) GitHub
5 11 (1.26%) Google Analytics
6 10 (1.15%) SaaS
7 7 (0.80%) Google Tag Manager
8 6 (0.69%) OneDrive
9 4 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.34%) npm
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.23%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.23%) FinancialForce
11 2 (0.23%) Force.com
11 2 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (9.76%) WAN
2 75 (8.61%) Firewall
3 67 (7.69%) LAN
4 63 (7.23%) SAN
5 49 (5.63%) DNS
6 48 (5.51%) VoIP
7 44 (5.05%) VPN
8 37 (4.25%) MPLS
9 36 (4.13%) DHCP
10 34 (3.90%) TCP/IP
11 26 (2.99%) Network Security
12 20 (2.30%) VLAN
13 16 (1.84%) BGP
13 16 (1.84%) Cisco IOS
13 16 (1.84%) OSPF
14 15 (1.72%) Spanning Tree
15 14 (1.61%) Cisco ASA
16 13 (1.49%) SNMP
17 12 (1.38%) Internet
17 12 (1.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 352 (40.41%) SQL Server
2 132 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 92 (10.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 67 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 59 (6.77%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 43 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 29 (3.33%) Relational Database
8 29 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
9 28 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
10 22 (2.53%) Data Mining
11 21 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (2.30%) Big Data
12 20 (2.30%) Power BI
13 18 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
14 16 (1.84%) NoSQL
15 15 (1.72%) MS Access
16 13 (1.49%) MySQL
16 13 (1.49%) QlikView
16 13 (1.49%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 79 (9.07%) Team Foundation Server
2 69 (7.92%) Visual Studio
3 38 (4.36%) Selenium
4 37 (4.25%) SpecFlow
5 29 (3.33%) Git (software)
6 25 (2.87%) JIRA
7 21 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 19 (2.18%) Octopus Deploy
9 17 (1.95%) WebDriver
10 16 (1.84%) Subversion
11 15 (1.72%) Cucumber
11 15 (1.72%) Jenkins
11 15 (1.72%) SoapUI
12 13 (1.49%) TeamCity
13 11 (1.26%) Talend Open Studio
14 7 (0.80%) HP UFT
14 7 (0.80%) MorphX
15 5 (0.57%) NUnit
16 4 (0.46%) Eclipse
16 4 (0.46%) MSI
General
1 134 (15.38%) Finance
2 56 (6.43%) Advertising
3 36 (4.13%) Marketing
4 30 (3.44%) Legal
5 26 (2.99%) Retail
6 22 (2.53%) Telecoms
7 14 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 13 (1.49%) Manufacturing
9 12 (1.38%) Games
9 12 (1.38%) Law
10 5 (0.57%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.46%) Banking
12 3 (0.34%) General Ledger
13 2 (0.23%) Back Office
13 2 (0.23%) Local Government
13 2 (0.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 229 (26.29%) Developer
2 149 (17.11%) Analyst
3 69 (7.92%) .NET Developer
4 56 (6.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 52 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 51 (5.86%) Administrator
7 50 (5.74%) IT Support
8 44 (5.05%) Support Analyst
9 43 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 43 (4.94%) Architect
10 41 (4.71%) SQL Developer
11 40 (4.59%) C# Developer
11 40 (4.59%) Senior Developer
12 38 (4.36%) DBA
13 37 (4.25%) Team Leader
14 33 (3.79%) IT Analyst
15 30 (3.44%) C# .NET Developer
15 30 (3.44%) Support Engineer
16 29 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 26 (2.99%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (24.91%) .NET
2 95 (10.91%) ASP.NET
3 58 (6.66%) .NET Framework
4 54 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 53 (6.08%) HTML
6 46 (5.28%) Web Services
7 43 (4.94%) CSS
8 36 (4.13%) AngularJS
9 35 (4.02%) jQuery
10 30 (3.44%) XML
11 27 (3.10%) WCF
12 26 (2.99%) Entity Framework
13 25 (2.87%) ASP.NET Web API
14 18 (2.07%) REST
14 18 (2.07%) SOAP
15 16 (1.84%) WPF
16 14 (1.61%) ADO.NET
17 11 (1.26%) Gherkin
17 11 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 73 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 38 (4.36%) Management Information System
4 31 (3.56%) NHS
5 23 (2.64%) User Experience
6 20 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.07%) PKI
8 17 (1.95%) Clustering
9 13 (1.49%) Data Structures
9 13 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.38%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.38%) Hybrid Cloud
10 12 (1.38%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.80%) Digital Media
12 7 (0.80%) N-Tier
12 7 (0.80%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.69%) iPhone
13 6 (0.69%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 275 (31.57%) Windows
2 161 (18.48%) Windows Server
3 104 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (8.04%) Windows 7
6 54 (6.20%) Linux
7 29 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 23 (2.64%) Unix
9 13 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 11 (1.26%) Mac OS X
10 11 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.69%) Android
11 6 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 4 (0.46%) Solaris
14 3 (0.34%) AIX
14 3 (0.34%) HPUX
14 3 (0.34%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.23%) Debian
16 1 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 210 (24.11%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (14.70%) ITIL
3 96 (11.02%) Business Intelligence
4 85 (9.76%) ETL
5 75 (8.61%) MVC
6 70 (8.04%) Project Management
7 64 (7.35%) Scrum
8 59 (6.77%) TDD
9 55 (6.31%) Test Automation
10 49 (5.63%) Analytics
10 49 (5.63%) Mentoring
11 43 (4.94%) SDLC
12 42 (4.82%) E-Commerce
13 41 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
14 40 (4.59%) CRM
14 40 (4.59%) ERP
15 37 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
16 36 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (3.90%) Coaching
17 34 (3.90%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 317 (36.39%) SQL
2 202 (23.19%) C#
3 85 (9.76%) T-SQL
4 64 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 60 (6.89%) PowerShell
6 53 (6.08%) Java
7 30 (3.44%) VBA
8 27 (3.10%) VB
9 19 (2.18%) Python
10 10 (1.15%) C++
10 10 (1.15%) VB.NET
10 10 (1.15%) X++
11 7 (0.80%) PHP
11 7 (0.80%) Ruby
12 6 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 5 (0.57%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.46%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.46%) C
15 3 (0.34%) F#
15 3 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (7.81%) Degree
3 48 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
4 40 (4.59%) MCSE
5 37 (4.25%) MCSA
6 33 (3.79%) ITIL Certification
7 29 (3.33%) CCNA
8 19 (2.18%) CCNP
9 15 (1.72%) CCDA
10 14 (1.61%) CISSP
11 12 (1.38%) MCP
12 11 (1.26%) CCIP
12 11 (1.26%) CCSP
13 10 (1.15%) CISM
13 10 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
14 9 (1.03%) CISA
14 9 (1.03%) MCITP
14 9 (1.03%) SC Cleared
14 9 (1.03%) Security Cleared
15 6 (0.69%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (3.33%) SLA
2 24 (2.76%) PMO
3 20 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.72%) Data Quality
5 12 (1.38%) PCI DSS
6 9 (1.03%) GDPR
7 7 (0.80%) QA
8 6 (0.69%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.34%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.23%) DICOM
10 2 (0.23%) HL7
10 2 (0.23%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.23%) P3O
11 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 211 (24.23%) Active Directory
2 105 (12.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (3.79%) XenDesktop
4 32 (3.67%) XenApp
5 30 (3.44%) vSphere
6 27 (3.10%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.95%) Docker
8 14 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (0.92%) XenServer
11 6 (0.69%) OpenSIPS
12 5 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.34%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
15 2 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.23%) VMware NSX
16 1 (0.11%) DFS Replication
16 1 (0.11%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 49 (5.63%) SCCM
2 18 (2.07%) SCOM
3 14 (1.61%) Backup Exec
3 14 (1.61%) Puppet
4 13 (1.49%) WMI
5 11 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
9 6 (0.69%) WSUS
10 5 (0.57%) Grafana
10 5 (0.57%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (0.46%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.46%) Aspera SmartTrack
11 4 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.34%) Ansible
12 3 (0.34%) Cobbler
12 3 (0.34%) Nessus
12 3 (0.34%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 134 (15.38%) VMware
2 76 (8.73%) Cisco
3 73 (8.38%) Citrix
4 53 (6.08%) Oracle
5 52 (5.97%) HP
6 37 (4.25%) SAP
7 31 (3.56%) NetApp
8 24 (2.76%) F5
9 22 (2.53%) Tableau
10 21 (2.41%) Veeam
11 20 (2.30%) Google
12 19 (2.18%) Dell
13 18 (2.07%) Symantec
14 17 (1.95%) CommVault
15 13 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
16 11 (1.26%) Lotus
16 11 (1.26%) Talend
17 10 (1.15%) Avaya
17 10 (1.15%) Red Hat
17 10 (1.15%) Sophos