Period
to 2 April 2020

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 2 April 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
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 685 1,009 1,372
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 17.25% 21.70% 19.29%
As % of the Vendors category 46.00% 50.02% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 648 954 1,284
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.51%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £25,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £56,250 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 West Yorkshire.

All Vendors
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 1,489 2,017 3,201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 37.50% 43.38% 45.00%
Number of salaries quoted 1,196 1,729 2,715
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £60,000 £60,460
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 2 April 2020.

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 2 April 2020. 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 -5 432 £45,000 +5.88% 84
Bradford -3 89 £45,000 +8.43% 11
Wakefield 0 83 £37,500 +7.14% 11
Halifax -1 20 £47,500 +11.76% 1
Huddersfield -11 14 £33,500 -29.47% 2
Wetherby +3 13 £37,500 +44.23% 4
Pontefract -2 7 £46,000 +2.22% 1
Keighley - 5 £22,000 - 7
Castleford -1 4 £22,500 -18.18%
Ilkley +7 2 £41,250 +52.78%
Cleckheaton - 2 £28,750 -
Elland - 2 £35,000 -
Batley +2 1 £20,000 +11.11%
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 April 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 264 (38.54%) Azure
2 261 (38.10%) Windows
3 235 (34.31%) SQL
4 208 (30.36%) SQL Server
5 193 (28.18%) C#
6 176 (25.69%) .NET
7 161 (23.50%) Active Directory
8 151 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
9 142 (20.73%) Microsoft Office
10 138 (20.15%) Office 365
11 136 (19.85%) Windows Server
12 134 (19.56%) Finance
13 97 (14.16%) ASP.NET
14 96 (14.01%) VMware
15 94 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
16 93 (13.58%) AWS
17 82 (11.97%) MVC
18 76 (11.09%) DevOps
18 76 (11.09%) Windows 10
19 73 (10.66%) JavaScript
20 70 (10.22%) Scrum
21 69 (10.07%) ITIL
22 67 (9.78%) .NET Core
22 67 (9.78%) AngularJS
23 66 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 66 (9.64%) .NET Framework
24 62 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
25 61 (8.91%) TDD
26 59 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
26 59 (8.61%) MS Exchange

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 59 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 44 (6.42%) IIS
2 44 (6.42%) SharePoint
3 18 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 16 (2.34%) CMS
5 12 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.44%) NetWeaver
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.29%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.15%) Confluence
9 1 (0.15%) EPiServer
Applications
1 142 (20.73%) Microsoft Office
2 62 (9.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.46%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
6 1 (0.15%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 22 (3.21%) Dynamics AX
2 9 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.88%) Carpe Diem
4 6 (0.88%) Elite 3E
5 5 (0.73%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.58%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.58%) Sage CRM
7 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
7 2 (0.29%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.15%) assyst
8 1 (0.15%) Magento
8 1 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 264 (38.54%) Azure
2 138 (20.15%) Office 365
3 93 (13.58%) AWS
4 33 (4.82%) Power Platform
5 27 (3.94%) IaaS
6 24 (3.50%) PaaS
7 16 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (2.19%) Dynamics 365
9 12 (1.75%) Boomi
9 12 (1.75%) GCP
10 11 (1.61%) SaaS
11 7 (1.02%) Azure Data Factory
12 6 (0.88%) Azure Stack
13 5 (0.73%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.44%) GitHub
15 2 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
15 2 (0.29%) Mimecast
16 1 (0.15%) Dropbox
16 1 (0.15%) Google Docs
16 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.88%) Firewall
2 40 (5.84%) DNS
3 36 (5.26%) DHCP
4 29 (4.23%) SAN
5 25 (3.65%) LAN
6 24 (3.50%) TCP/IP
6 24 (3.50%) VoIP
6 24 (3.50%) WAN
7 21 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
8 20 (2.92%) Wireless
9 17 (2.48%) Skype
10 15 (2.19%) VPN
11 14 (2.04%) AMQP
12 11 (1.61%) Internet
13 8 (1.17%) Network Security
14 6 (0.88%) SMTP
14 6 (0.88%) VLAN
15 5 (0.73%) Broadband
15 5 (0.73%) Intranet
15 5 (0.73%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (30.36%) SQL Server
2 39 (5.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 37 (5.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 33 (4.82%) Power BI
5 27 (3.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 22 (3.21%) Data Warehouse
7 21 (3.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 16 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
8 16 (2.34%) SQL Server 2016
9 14 (2.04%) Qlik Sense
10 12 (1.75%) DB2
11 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.46%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (1.17%) ZAP BI
14 7 (1.02%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
14 7 (1.02%) MySQL
15 6 (0.88%) Data Lake
16 5 (0.73%) MS Access
16 5 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
16 5 (0.73%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 44 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 30 (4.38%) Visual Studio
3 25 (3.65%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.19%) JIRA
4 15 (2.19%) Selenium
5 11 (1.61%) Moq
5 11 (1.61%) SpecFlow
6 10 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 6 (0.88%) SoapUI
8 5 (0.73%) Jenkins
9 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.44%) Burp Suite
10 3 (0.44%) FitNesse
10 3 (0.44%) GitLab
10 3 (0.44%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.29%) MSI
General
1 134 (19.56%) Finance
2 31 (4.53%) Legal
3 25 (3.65%) Retail
4 24 (3.50%) Telecoms
5 23 (3.36%) Marketing
6 21 (3.07%) Law
6 21 (3.07%) Public Sector
7 10 (1.46%) Advertising
7 10 (1.46%) Banking
8 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.58%) Back Office
9 4 (0.58%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.58%) Front Office
10 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Games
11 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 184 (26.86%) Developer
2 106 (15.47%) Analyst
3 86 (12.55%) C# Developer
4 74 (10.80%) .NET Developer
5 48 (7.01%) IT Support
6 43 (6.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (6.13%) C# .NET Developer
8 37 (5.40%) Senior Developer
9 34 (4.96%) Support Engineer
10 33 (4.82%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.38%) IT Engineer
11 30 (4.38%) Senior Analyst
12 29 (4.23%) Azure Developer
12 29 (4.23%) Consultant
12 29 (4.23%) Technical Engineer
13 24 (3.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 23 (3.36%) Architect
14 23 (3.36%) Development Manager
14 23 (3.36%) Service Analyst
14 23 (3.36%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (25.69%) .NET
2 97 (14.16%) ASP.NET
3 67 (9.78%) .NET Core
3 67 (9.78%) AngularJS
4 66 (9.64%) .NET Framework
5 55 (8.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 41 (5.99%) React
6 41 (5.99%) Vue.js
7 32 (4.67%) Entity Framework
7 32 (4.67%) Web Services
8 30 (4.38%) CSS
9 25 (3.65%) RESTful
10 24 (3.50%) HTML
11 12 (1.75%) COM
12 10 (1.46%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (1.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (1.31%) XML
14 8 (1.17%) MSMQ
14 8 (1.17%) PhoneGap
14 8 (1.17%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.42%) Enterprise Software
2 41 (5.99%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (5.11%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.77%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.34%) User Experience
7 13 (1.90%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.90%) Clustering
8 12 (1.75%) Driving Licence
9 10 (1.46%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.31%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.17%) Cloud Native
11 8 (1.17%) Self-Motivation
12 7 (1.02%) CCTV
12 7 (1.02%) iPhone
12 7 (1.02%) Mainframe
13 6 (0.88%) Mobile App
14 3 (0.44%) iPad
14 3 (0.44%) Private Cloud
14 3 (0.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 261 (38.10%) Windows
2 136 (19.85%) Windows Server
3 76 (11.09%) Windows 10
4 59 (8.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (4.53%) Linux
6 26 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (3.07%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (2.92%) Apple iOS
9 19 (2.77%) Android
10 18 (2.63%) Windows 7
11 7 (1.02%) Unix
12 5 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.44%) Kali Linux
13 3 (0.44%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
13 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.15%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (22.04%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (13.72%) Problem-Solving
3 82 (11.97%) MVC
4 76 (11.09%) DevOps
5 70 (10.22%) Scrum
6 69 (10.07%) ITIL
7 66 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 61 (8.91%) TDD
9 56 (8.18%) Business Intelligence
10 46 (6.72%) Project Management
11 44 (6.42%) BDD
11 44 (6.42%) Mentoring
11 44 (6.42%) Test Automation
12 37 (5.40%) Information Security
13 36 (5.26%) Software Engineering
14 35 (5.11%) Analytics
15 34 (4.96%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (4.38%) CRM
16 30 (4.38%) Migration
17 28 (4.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 235 (34.31%) SQL
2 193 (28.18%) C#
3 73 (10.66%) JavaScript
4 48 (7.01%) T-SQL
5 44 (6.42%) PowerShell
6 24 (3.50%) VB.NET
7 17 (2.48%) Java
7 17 (2.48%) Python
8 16 (2.34%) VB
8 16 (2.34%) VBA
9 12 (1.75%) COBOL
9 12 (1.75%) JCL
10 8 (1.17%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.17%) XAML
11 5 (0.73%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.73%) IronPython
11 5 (0.73%) X++
12 4 (0.58%) Perl
12 4 (0.58%) Ruby
13 3 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (7.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (4.09%) MCSE
3 26 (3.80%) Degree
4 16 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.34%) CISM
4 16 (2.34%) MCP
5 14 (2.04%) MCSA
6 13 (1.90%) ISTQB
7 12 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 11 (1.61%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 11 (1.61%) CEH
8 11 (1.61%) CISA
8 11 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (1.31%) Security Cleared
10 8 (1.17%) SC Cleared
10 8 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (1.02%) MCITP
12 6 (0.88%) DBS Check
13 5 (0.73%) CCNA
13 5 (0.73%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.23%) SLA
2 24 (3.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.04%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.61%) QA
5 6 (0.88%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.73%) GDPR
7 4 (0.58%) NIST
8 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 161 (23.50%) Active Directory
2 59 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (8.18%) Hyper-V
4 20 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (2.48%) Docker
6 9 (1.31%) Terminal Services
6 9 (1.31%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.31%) vSphere
7 6 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.73%) BitLocker
8 5 (0.73%) Xen
8 5 (0.73%) XenApp
9 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (0.58%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.15%) Firmware
11 1 (0.15%) Squid
Systems Management
1 38 (5.55%) SCCM
2 17 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (2.48%) WSUS
3 13 (1.90%) SCOM
4 12 (1.75%) Ansible
5 9 (1.31%) Puppet
6 8 (1.17%) Kubernetes
7 7 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.02%) SCVMM
7 7 (1.02%) Terraform
8 6 (0.88%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.73%) vCenter Server
10 3 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.44%) Nessus
10 3 (0.44%) OpenView
10 3 (0.44%) PaperCut
10 3 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 96 (14.01%) VMware
2 39 (5.69%) Citrix
3 37 (5.40%) Cisco
4 21 (3.07%) HP
5 20 (2.92%) Dell
6 17 (2.48%) Xamarin
7 14 (2.04%) IBM
7 14 (2.04%) Oracle
7 14 (2.04%) Sage
7 14 (2.04%) Tableau
8 11 (1.61%) Google
9 8 (1.17%) Apple
9 8 (1.17%) Avaya
9 8 (1.17%) iManage
10 7 (1.02%) Remedy
10 7 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (1.02%) Veeam
11 6 (0.88%) EqualLogic
11 6 (0.88%) PlateSpin
11 6 (0.88%) SAP