Period
to 11 August 2020

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 11 August 2020 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
11 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 4 6
Rank change year-on-year -9 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 221 634 856
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 13.87% 20.27% 18.73%
As % of the Vendors category 39.25% 49.11% 42.33%
Number of salaries quoted 215 608 763
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,425 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,252 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.59% -5.29% +6.25%

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 563 1,291 2,022
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 35.34% 41.27% 44.24%
Number of salaries quoted 468 1,061 1,689
Median annual salary £47,500 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,700
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £65,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,250 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.18% - +3.66%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Leeds

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Leeds over the 6 months to 11 August 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Leeds

For the 6 months to 11 August 2020, 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.

1 125 (56.56%) Azure
2 94 (42.53%) Windows
3 70 (31.67%) SQL
4 68 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 66 (29.86%) Windows Server
6 56 (25.34%) C#
7 55 (24.89%) .NET
8 52 (23.53%) Active Directory
8 52 (23.53%) Office 365
9 41 (18.55%) VMware
10 39 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
11 37 (16.74%) AWS
12 32 (14.48%) Finance
13 31 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
13 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
13 31 (14.03%) Power Platform
14 30 (13.57%) Firewall
15 29 (13.12%) Power BI
16 27 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (11.76%) DevOps
17 26 (11.76%) ITIL
17 26 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 25 (11.31%) Law
19 24 (10.86%) Microsoft Excel
19 24 (10.86%) SharePoint
19 24 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 24 (10.86%) Hyper-V
19 24 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
20 21 (9.50%) Migration
21 20 (9.05%) LAN

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 24 (10.86%) SharePoint
2 19 (8.60%) IIS
3 16 (7.24%) MS Exchange
4 11 (4.98%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.90%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.45%) CMS
7 1 (0.45%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 31 (14.03%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (10.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (5.88%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (3.17%) Elite 3E
3 6 (2.71%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (2.26%) Carpe Diem
5 4 (1.81%) Sage CRM
6 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 125 (56.56%) Azure
2 52 (23.53%) Office 365
3 37 (16.74%) AWS
4 31 (14.03%) Power Platform
5 19 (8.60%) IaaS
6 17 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
7 14 (6.33%) PaaS
8 11 (4.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (4.52%) Azure Data Factory
10 9 (4.07%) Azure Stack
11 7 (3.17%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (2.71%) GCP
13 3 (1.36%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.90%) OneDrive
15 1 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.45%) Azure Functions
15 1 (0.45%) SaaS
15 1 (0.45%) Serverless
15 1 (0.45%) Slack
15 1 (0.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.57%) Firewall
2 20 (9.05%) LAN
3 17 (7.69%) WAN
4 16 (7.24%) DNS
5 13 (5.88%) DHCP
5 13 (5.88%) Network Security
5 13 (5.88%) VPN
6 8 (3.62%) Wireless
6 8 (3.62%) Wireless Security
7 7 (3.17%) VoIP
7 7 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (2.26%) SAN
8 5 (2.26%) Skype
9 4 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.81%) TCP/IP
10 3 (1.36%) Internet
10 3 (1.36%) SSL
11 2 (0.90%) 3G
11 2 (0.90%) Extranet
11 2 (0.90%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 29 (13.12%) Power BI
3 19 (8.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (6.33%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 11 (4.98%) Amazon RDS
5 11 (4.98%) Azure SQL Database
6 10 (4.52%) Qlik Sense
7 9 (4.07%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 8 (3.62%) MongoDB
8 8 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.26%) Data Lake
9 5 (2.26%) MySQL
10 4 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (1.36%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.90%) Big Data
12 2 (0.90%) Looker
12 2 (0.90%) QlikView
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (6.79%) Visual Studio
2 12 (5.43%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.17%) JIRA
4 6 (2.71%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.26%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.81%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.90%) Selenium
7 2 (0.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.90%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (0.45%) Appium
8 1 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.45%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.45%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.45%) JMeter
8 1 (0.45%) Moq
8 1 (0.45%) MSI
8 1 (0.45%) WebDriver
General
1 32 (14.48%) Finance
2 25 (11.31%) Law
3 10 (4.52%) Retail
3 10 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.62%) Legal
5 4 (1.81%) Back Office
5 4 (1.81%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 47 (21.27%) Developer
2 22 (9.95%) Analyst
3 19 (8.60%) Support Engineer
4 18 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 16 (7.24%) Technical Engineer
6 15 (6.79%) IT Support
6 15 (6.79%) Support Analyst
6 15 (6.79%) Windows Engineer
7 14 (6.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 14 (6.33%) Security Specialist
8 13 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 12 (5.43%) Azure Engineer
9 12 (5.43%) C# Developer
9 12 (5.43%) Operations Engineer
9 12 (5.43%) Senior Developer
9 12 (5.43%) Technical Operations Engineer
10 11 (4.98%) Dynamics AX Developer
10 11 (4.98%) Software Developer
11 10 (4.52%) Consultant
11 10 (4.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.89%) .NET
2 19 (8.60%) ASP.NET
3 17 (7.69%) .NET Framework
3 17 (7.69%) HTML
4 15 (6.79%) AngularJS
5 14 (6.33%) Web Services
6 13 (5.88%) CSS
7 12 (5.43%) .NET Core
8 9 (4.07%) Entity Framework
8 9 (4.07%) RESTful
9 8 (3.62%) React
10 7 (3.17%) XML
11 5 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (2.26%) HTML5
11 5 (2.26%) ODBC
11 5 (2.26%) Vue.js
12 4 (1.81%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (1.81%) jQuery
12 4 (1.81%) WinForms
13 3 (1.36%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 10 (4.52%) Clustering
4 9 (4.07%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.81%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.81%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.81%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.36%) iPad
6 3 (1.36%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.36%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.36%) User Experience
7 2 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (0.90%) iPhone
7 2 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.90%) Tandem
7 2 (0.90%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 94 (42.53%) Windows
2 66 (29.86%) Windows Server
3 11 (4.98%) Windows 10
4 9 (4.07%) Linux
5 6 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.81%) Android
7 3 (1.36%) Apple iOS
7 3 (1.36%) Mac OS
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.45%) Kali Linux
9 1 (0.45%) MVS
9 1 (0.45%) Unix
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.45%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
2 31 (14.03%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (11.76%) DevOps
3 26 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (11.76%) ITIL
4 24 (10.86%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (9.50%) Migration
6 18 (8.14%) Analytics
7 17 (7.69%) Tech Ops
8 16 (7.24%) Data Management
8 16 (7.24%) MVC
8 16 (7.24%) Visualisation
9 14 (6.33%) CRM
9 14 (6.33%) Data Analytics
10 13 (5.88%) Data Analysis
11 12 (5.43%) Data Cleansing
11 12 (5.43%) Proactive Monitoring
11 12 (5.43%) Software Engineering
12 11 (4.98%) Information Security
13 10 (4.52%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 70 (31.67%) SQL
2 56 (25.34%) C#
3 20 (9.05%) PowerShell
4 16 (7.24%) T-SQL
5 12 (5.43%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.98%) VBA
6 11 (4.98%) X++
7 4 (1.81%) Python
7 4 (1.81%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.36%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.36%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.45%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.45%) Java
9 1 (0.45%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.45%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (10.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.98%) MCSE
3 10 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (3.62%) MCP
4 8 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (2.71%) MCSA
6 5 (2.26%) CCNA
6 5 (2.26%) CISM
6 5 (2.26%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.26%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.81%) (ISC)2 CCSP
7 4 (1.81%) CCNP
7 4 (1.81%) CEH
7 4 (1.81%) CISA
7 4 (1.81%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.36%) Degree
8 3 (1.36%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.69%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.07%) Data Quality
2 9 (4.07%) SLA
3 7 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.90%) GDPR
4 2 (0.90%) QA
5 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 52 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 27 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (10.86%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.71%) XenApp
5 6 (2.71%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 5 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.26%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (2.26%) Xen
7 3 (1.36%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.45%) Firmware
8 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (4.07%) SCVMM
2 8 (3.62%) SCCM
3 5 (2.26%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.81%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.36%) Kubernetes
6 2 (0.90%) Ansible
6 2 (0.90%) Puppet
6 2 (0.90%) Terraform
7 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.45%) Nessus
7 1 (0.45%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.45%) SCOM
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) vMotion
Vendors
1 41 (18.55%) VMware
2 18 (8.14%) Citrix
3 17 (7.69%) Cisco
4 16 (7.24%) Tableau
5 15 (6.79%) Oracle
6 9 (4.07%) Databricks
6 9 (4.07%) PlateSpin
6 9 (4.07%) VirtaMove
7 8 (3.62%) NetApp
8 7 (3.17%) Intapp
9 6 (2.71%) Dell
10 5 (2.26%) EqualLogic
10 5 (2.26%) iManage
10 5 (2.26%) Veeam
11 4 (1.81%) Palo Alto
11 4 (1.81%) Sage
11 4 (1.81%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (1.81%) Zerto
12 3 (1.36%) New Relic
12 3 (1.36%) Splunk