Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 64 100
Rank change year-on-year -44 +36 -18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 167 305 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 2.51% 4.17% 2.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 13.52% 18.97% 12.03%
Number of salaries quoted 152 281 242
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +4.17% -2.70%
10th Percentile £22,850 £25,750 £20,850
90th Percentile £63,500 £47,500 £47,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +2.86%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,235 1,608 2,094
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 18.56% 21.97% 23.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1,027 1,351 1,586
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £25,450 £25,750 £24,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £61,875
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in West Yorkshire

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds -67 100 £38,000 -1.30% 4
Bradford +35 48 £50,000 +78.57% 1
Wakefield -5 10 £40,000 +14.29% 4
Halifax - 4 £32,500 - 2
Sowerby Bridge - 3 £45,000 -
Liversedge - 1 £23,500 -
Batley - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 138 (82.63%) Microsoft
2 114 (68.26%) MCSE
3 89 (53.29%) MCSA
3 89 (53.29%) Windows
4 79 (47.31%) SQL
5 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
6 63 (37.72%) Windows Server
7 57 (34.13%) SQL Server
8 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 47 (28.14%) ITIL
10 46 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (25.15%) PowerShell
12 41 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
12 41 (24.55%) Disaster Recovery
12 41 (24.55%) Firewall
13 38 (22.75%) Performance Tuning
14 37 (22.16%) T-SQL
14 37 (22.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 33 (19.76%) VMware
16 33 (19.76%) ETL
17 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (18.56%) Office 365
18 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (16.17%) Cisco
19 26 (15.57%) CCNA
19 26 (15.57%) MS Exchange
19 26 (15.57%) DNS
20 25 (14.97%) Finance
20 25 (14.97%) SCCM

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 26 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.98%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.99%) IIS
5 5 (2.99%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.60%) Apache
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 17 (10.18%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.20%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.60%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 48 (28.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (18.56%) Office 365
3 14 (8.38%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (8.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (7.78%) SaaS
5 6 (3.59%) IaaS
6 5 (2.99%) PaaS
7 3 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.20%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.55%) Firewall
2 26 (15.57%) DNS
3 23 (13.77%) LAN
4 22 (13.17%) WAN
5 21 (12.57%) VPN
6 16 (9.58%) TCP/IP
7 14 (8.38%) Network Security
8 13 (7.78%) SAN
9 12 (7.19%) DHCP
10 11 (6.59%) MPLS
11 9 (5.39%) SSL
12 8 (4.79%) VoIP
13 7 (4.19%) Wireless
14 5 (2.99%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (2.40%) FTP
15 4 (2.40%) HTTP
15 4 (2.40%) HTTPS
15 4 (2.40%) Intrusion Detection
15 4 (2.40%) Skype
15 4 (2.40%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (34.13%) SQL Server
2 37 (22.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 34 (20.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (11.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 18 (10.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 17 (10.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 17 (10.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (7.78%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (2.99%) NoSQL
10 5 (2.99%) Power BI
11 3 (1.80%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.80%) Data Mining
11 3 (1.80%) MS Access
12 2 (1.20%) Big Data
12 2 (1.20%) Data Lake
12 2 (1.20%) Hadoop
13 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 11 (6.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (5.99%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (5.39%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (3.59%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 25 (14.97%) Finance
2 6 (3.59%) Law
3 5 (2.99%) Marketing
4 4 (2.40%) Advertising
4 4 (2.40%) Electronics
4 4 (2.40%) Military
4 4 (2.40%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.60%) Back Office
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (22.75%) DBA
2 36 (21.56%) Administrator
3 21 (12.57%) SQL DBA
4 20 (11.98%) Senior DBA
4 20 (11.98%) Senior SQL DBA
5 14 (8.38%) IT Support
5 14 (8.38%) Support Engineer
6 13 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (7.78%) Analyst
7 12 (7.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (5.39%) Architect
8 9 (5.39%) Implementation Specialist
8 9 (5.39%) Migration Specialist
8 9 (5.39%) Office 365 Specialist
9 8 (4.79%) Developer
10 7 (4.19%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 7 (4.19%) Cisco Engineer
10 7 (4.19%) IT Analyst
10 7 (4.19%) IT Technician
11 6 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.79%) .NET
2 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.20%) Silverlight
3 2 (1.20%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.98%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 7 (4.19%) Replication
5 6 (3.59%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.99%) Clustering
7 4 (2.40%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Licensing
8 2 (1.20%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (1.20%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) iPad
9 1 (0.60%) PKI
9 1 (0.60%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (53.29%) Windows
2 63 (37.72%) Windows Server
3 46 (27.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (24.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (11.38%) Windows 7
6 13 (7.78%) Linux
7 11 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.39%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.19%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.80%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.80%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.20%) CentOS
11 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.20%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.60%) Android
12 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.60%) Solaris
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.14%) ITIL
2 41 (24.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 38 (22.75%) Performance Tuning
4 33 (19.76%) ETL
5 24 (14.37%) Load Balancing
6 17 (10.18%) Business Intelligence
6 17 (10.18%) E-Commerce
6 17 (10.18%) Performance Analysis
7 14 (8.38%) Data Modelling
7 14 (8.38%) Migration
8 13 (7.78%) Project Management
9 11 (6.59%) High Availability
10 10 (5.99%) Coaching
10 10 (5.99%) Information Security
10 10 (5.99%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.99%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 9 (5.39%) Network Design
11 9 (5.39%) Time Management
12 8 (4.79%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (4.79%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (47.31%) SQL
2 42 (25.15%) PowerShell
3 37 (22.16%) T-SQL
4 8 (4.79%) C#
5 6 (3.59%) VBA
6 5 (2.99%) C++
7 4 (2.40%) C
7 4 (2.40%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.20%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.20%) X++
9 1 (0.60%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (68.26%) MCSE
2 89 (53.29%) MCSA
3 31 (18.56%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (15.57%) CCNA
5 21 (12.57%) MCP
6 18 (10.78%) MCITP
7 13 (7.78%) Degree
8 7 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (3.59%) CCNP
9 6 (3.59%) MCDST
9 6 (3.59%) SC Cleared
9 6 (3.59%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.40%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.40%) MCDBA
10 4 (2.40%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (1.80%) MCAD
11 3 (1.80%) MCSD
11 3 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.20%) CCIE
12 2 (1.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.60%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (43.11%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (14.97%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.78%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (7.19%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.79%) XenApp
7 6 (3.59%) Terminal Services
7 6 (3.59%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.59%) vSphere
8 2 (1.20%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 25 (14.97%) SCCM
2 21 (12.57%) SCOM
3 12 (7.19%) SCDPM
4 5 (2.99%) AirWatch
4 5 (2.99%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.40%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.80%) FortiGate
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
7 2 (1.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.60%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.60%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.60%) Simpana
Vendors
1 138 (82.63%) Microsoft
2 33 (19.76%) VMware
3 27 (16.17%) Cisco
4 15 (8.98%) Citrix
5 10 (5.99%) Hitachi
6 9 (5.39%) Oracle
7 8 (4.79%) NetApp
8 7 (4.19%) Avaya
8 7 (4.19%) Veeam
9 6 (3.59%) Apple
10 5 (2.99%) Dell
10 5 (2.99%) Kaspersky
10 5 (2.99%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.40%) CommVault
11 4 (2.40%) Google
11 4 (2.40%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.40%) Sophos
11 4 (2.40%) Symantec
11 4 (2.40%) Xerox
12 3 (1.80%) Fortinet