Period
to 22 April 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 22 April 2021 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 446 618 1,057
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.27% 16.91% 22.06%
As % of the Vendors category 43.55% 45.64% 52.64%
Number of salaries quoted 388 540 950
10th Percentile £23,100 £24,000 £24,750
25th Percentile £31,182 £29,000 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,584 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -2.16% +6.25% -
75th Percentile £54,250 £54,625 £50,000
90th Percentile £57,875 £62,500 £56,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 West Yorkshire.

All Vendors
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,024 1,354 2,008
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 35.06% 37.06% 41.90%
Number of salaries quoted 840 1,120 1,730
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,000 £25,500
25th Percentile £33,750 £33,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year +2.22% +7.14% -1.18%
75th Percentile £57,500 £57,603 £53,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +1.25%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
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 within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 April 2021. 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 -1 302 £42,500 -5.56% 73
Bradford 0 44 £42,500 -1.73% 11
Wakefield -8 26 £39,000 +4.00% 10
Huddersfield +6 15 £19,500 -41.79% 7
Halifax +7 14 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Sowerby Bridge - 9 £43,200 -
Wetherby +5 8 £27,500 -26.67%
Batley 0 4 £31,000 +55.00%
Pontefract -1 4 £36,151 -21.41%
Otley - 4 - - 1
Castleford +2 3 £40,000 +77.78%
Heckmondwike - 3 £31,000 -
Keighley -2 1 £40,000 +81.82%
Hebden Bridge - 1 £22,500 -
Pudsey - 1 - - 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 227 (50.90%) Azure
2 185 (41.48%) Windows
3 161 (36.10%) Microsoft 365
4 156 (34.98%) Active Directory
5 109 (24.44%) Windows Server
6 108 (24.22%) SQL
6 108 (24.22%) VMware
7 84 (18.83%) SQL Server
8 77 (17.26%) ITIL
9 74 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
11 68 (15.25%) Firewall
11 68 (15.25%) DevOps
12 66 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
14 57 (12.78%) Citrix
14 57 (12.78%) PowerShell
15 55 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
15 55 (12.33%) .NET
16 53 (11.88%) DNS
16 53 (11.88%) AWS
17 52 (11.66%) Windows 10
18 51 (11.43%) Migration
19 49 (10.99%) SLA
20 48 (10.76%) Finance
21 44 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
22 43 (9.64%) C#
23 42 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
23 42 (9.42%) Infrastructure as Code
24 40 (8.97%) Problem-Solving

Microsoft
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 35 (7.85%) MS Exchange
2 22 (4.93%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.57%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.35%) IIS
8 5 (1.12%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.45%) Apache
9 2 (0.45%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.22%) CMS
10 1 (0.22%) Confluence
10 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.22%) nginx
10 1 (0.22%) SAS
10 1 (0.22%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
Applications
1 59 (13.23%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (4.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.90%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.67%) Adobe XD
5 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.22%) Adobe After Effects
7 1 (0.22%) InVision
7 1 (0.22%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 7 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) Sage 200
3 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.67%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.45%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.22%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 227 (50.90%) Azure
2 161 (36.10%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (11.88%) AWS
4 37 (8.30%) Power Platform
5 22 (4.93%) Dynamics 365
6 21 (4.71%) OneDrive
7 20 (4.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 18 (4.04%) IaaS
9 15 (3.36%) PaaS
10 12 (2.69%) GCP
11 8 (1.79%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 8 (1.79%) SaaS
12 6 (1.35%) Power Automate
12 6 (1.35%) PowerApps
12 6 (1.35%) Serverless
13 5 (1.12%) Azure Data Factory
13 5 (1.12%) Azure Storage
13 5 (1.12%) Cohesity
14 4 (0.90%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.67%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 68 (15.25%) Firewall
2 53 (11.88%) DNS
3 38 (8.52%) SAN
4 31 (6.95%) LAN
5 30 (6.73%) WAN
6 29 (6.50%) VPN
7 24 (5.38%) TCP/IP
8 23 (5.16%) Remote Desktop
9 21 (4.71%) DHCP
10 19 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
11 14 (3.14%) Internet
11 14 (3.14%) Network Security
12 13 (2.91%) Wireless
13 12 (2.69%) MPLS
14 10 (2.24%) VLAN
15 9 (2.02%) Cisco Firepower
16 8 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (1.57%) SSL
18 5 (1.12%) Skype
19 4 (0.90%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (18.83%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 32 (7.17%) Power BI
4 30 (6.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 28 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 18 (4.04%) Data Lake
7 13 (2.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 11 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.79%) Big Data
9 8 (1.79%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
10 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.12%) Delta Lake
12 4 (0.90%) Amazon Athena
12 4 (0.90%) QlikView
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (3.59%) Visual Studio
2 12 (2.69%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.67%) JIRA
5 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.22%) GitLab
6 1 (0.22%) Hudson
6 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.22%) Subversion
6 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.22%) webpack
General
1 48 (10.76%) Finance
2 36 (8.07%) Public Sector
3 22 (4.93%) Retail
4 17 (3.81%) Marketing
5 9 (2.02%) Banking
6 7 (1.57%) Law
7 6 (1.35%) Local Government
7 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.12%) Games
8 5 (1.12%) Legal
9 3 (0.67%) Electronics
9 3 (0.67%) Publishing
10 2 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.45%) Social Housing
11 1 (0.22%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (14.35%) Analyst
2 63 (14.13%) Developer
3 60 (13.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (9.42%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (6.28%) IT Engineer
5 28 (6.28%) Platform Engineer
6 23 (5.16%) Support Engineer
7 22 (4.93%) IT Support
8 21 (4.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (4.48%) Network Engineer
10 18 (4.04%) .NET Developer
11 17 (3.81%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (3.81%) Service Analyst
11 17 (3.81%) Service Desk Analyst
11 17 (3.81%) Support Analyst
12 16 (3.59%) Consultant
13 15 (3.36%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.14%) Administrator
14 14 (3.14%) Architect
14 14 (3.14%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (12.33%) .NET
2 26 (5.83%) Web Services
3 24 (5.38%) HTML
4 20 (4.48%) .NET Framework
5 18 (4.04%) ASP.NET
6 16 (3.59%) CSS
7 14 (3.14%) XML
8 11 (2.47%) .NET Core
8 11 (2.47%) jQuery
8 11 (2.47%) JSON
9 10 (2.24%) COM
10 7 (1.57%) Sass
11 6 (1.35%) AngularJS
11 6 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (1.35%) HTML5
11 6 (1.35%) React
12 5 (1.12%) EDI
12 5 (1.12%) RESTful
12 5 (1.12%) Vue.js
13 4 (0.90%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.87%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.74%) Management Information System
3 20 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 13 (2.91%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.91%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.24%) FMCG
6 7 (1.57%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.57%) iPad
6 7 (1.57%) iPhone
6 7 (1.57%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.12%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.12%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.12%) Mobile App
8 5 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.12%) User Experience
9 4 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (0.90%) NHS
10 3 (0.67%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 185 (41.48%) Windows
2 109 (24.44%) Windows Server
3 52 (11.66%) Windows 10
4 22 (4.93%) Windows 7
5 18 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.14%) Android
7 14 (3.14%) Linux
7 14 (3.14%) VMS
8 12 (2.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 11 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.24%) Windows 8
11 8 (1.79%) Unix
12 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.67%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (0.45%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.26%) ITIL
2 69 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (15.25%) DevOps
4 66 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 55 (12.33%) Business Intelligence
6 51 (11.43%) Migration
7 42 (9.42%) Disaster Recovery
7 42 (9.42%) Infrastructure as Code
8 40 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (6.73%) Project Management
10 29 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
11 27 (6.05%) Data Security
12 24 (5.38%) Change Management
13 22 (4.93%) Information Security
14 21 (4.71%) SIEM
15 18 (4.04%) Service Management
16 17 (3.81%) MVC
17 16 (3.59%) Continuous Improvement
17 16 (3.59%) Cybersecurity
17 16 (3.59%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 108 (24.22%) SQL
2 57 (12.78%) PowerShell
3 43 (9.64%) C#
4 31 (6.95%) T-SQL
5 28 (6.28%) JavaScript
6 26 (5.83%) Python
7 14 (3.14%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.02%) Groovy
9 8 (1.79%) C
10 6 (1.35%) Java
11 5 (1.12%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.90%) TypeScript
12 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.67%) DataFlex
13 3 (0.67%) Perl
14 2 (0.45%) PHP
14 2 (0.45%) VB
14 2 (0.45%) VBA
15 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (3.14%) Degree
2 14 (3.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 13 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (2.24%) CCNA
6 8 (1.79%) CCNP
7 5 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.12%) MCSA
7 5 (1.12%) MCSE
8 3 (0.67%) ISEB
9 2 (0.45%) CISM
9 2 (0.45%) CISSP
9 2 (0.45%) CRISC
10 1 (0.22%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.22%) APMP
10 1 (0.22%) HNC
10 1 (0.22%) MCDST
10 1 (0.22%) MCP
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (10.99%) SLA
2 7 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.57%) QA
3 6 (1.35%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.22%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.22%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 156 (34.98%) Active Directory
2 74 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.30%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
5 11 (2.47%) Firmware
6 10 (2.24%) XenDesktop
7 9 (2.02%) Docker
8 8 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.12%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.22%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 21 (4.71%) SCCM
2 16 (3.59%) Kubernetes
3 15 (3.36%) WSUS
4 14 (3.14%) vCenter Server
5 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (2.47%) Terraform
7 10 (2.24%) NetBackup
8 8 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 8 (1.79%) SCOM
8 8 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 7 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.12%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.90%) Ansible
11 4 (0.90%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.90%) NetVault Backup
12 3 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 3 (0.67%) SCVMM
13 2 (0.45%) Puppet
14 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 108 (24.22%) VMware
2 57 (12.78%) Citrix
3 37 (8.30%) Oracle
4 34 (7.62%) Cisco
5 24 (5.38%) Dell
5 24 (5.38%) EnterpriseDB
6 19 (4.26%) EMC
7 18 (4.04%) HP
8 15 (3.36%) Dell Compellent
9 14 (3.14%) Adobe
10 12 (2.69%) Veeam
11 11 (2.47%) Apple
11 11 (2.47%) Databricks
11 11 (2.47%) Google
11 11 (2.47%) Red Hat
11 11 (2.47%) Zerto
12 10 (2.24%) SonicWALL
13 9 (2.02%) CyberArk
13 9 (2.02%) NetApp
13 9 (2.02%) SAP