Period
to 3 July 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 4 5
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 421 1,051 1,319
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.73% 23.28% 19.70%
As % of the Vendors category 44.04% 53.19% 44.05%
Number of salaries quoted 400 965 1,218
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.66% -1.20% +3.75%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year +8.97% -6.02% +10.67%

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 956 1,976 2,994
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 35.71% 43.77% 44.73%
Number of salaries quoted 786 1,623 2,551
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £25,400 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -10 273 £46,000 +8.24% 23
Wakefield 0 61 £37,500 +7.14% 3
Bradford -6 47 £41,750 +11.33% 5
Halifax -8 11 £60,000 +41.18%
Huddersfield -3 7 £29,375 -30.88% 2
Wetherby 0 4 £37,500 +44.23%
Pontefract -4 2 £46,000 +2.22%
Keighley - 2 £22,000 -
Cleckheaton - 2 £28,750 -
Elland - 2 £35,000 -
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 184 (43.71%) Azure
2 153 (36.34%) Windows
3 152 (36.10%) SQL
4 135 (32.07%) SQL Server
5 113 (26.84%) C#
6 105 (24.94%) .NET
7 91 (21.62%) Windows Server
8 88 (20.90%) Active Directory
9 83 (19.71%) Office 365
10 75 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
11 70 (16.63%) Finance
12 68 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
13 63 (14.96%) VMware
14 59 (14.01%) AWS
15 57 (13.54%) ASP.NET
16 54 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
17 52 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
18 47 (11.16%) DevOps
19 45 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
19 45 (10.69%) MVC
20 44 (10.45%) Firewall
21 43 (10.21%) ITIL
21 43 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
21 43 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
21 43 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 41 (9.74%) Hyper-V
23 40 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
24 39 (9.26%) Windows 10
25 37 (8.79%) .NET Core
25 37 (8.79%) JavaScript

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 29 (6.89%) IIS
2 27 (6.41%) SharePoint
3 26 (6.18%) MS Exchange
4 12 (2.85%) Skype for Business
5 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.43%) CMS
6 6 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.24%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 75 (17.81%) Microsoft Office
2 43 (10.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (2.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 23 (5.46%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (1.90%) Elite 3E
3 6 (1.43%) Carpe Diem
3 6 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (1.19%) Infor CRM
4 5 (1.19%) Sage X3
4 5 (1.19%) Unit4 Business World
5 4 (0.95%) Sage CRM
6 3 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.24%) Magento
7 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 184 (43.71%) Azure
2 83 (19.71%) Office 365
3 59 (14.01%) AWS
4 36 (8.55%) Power Platform
5 27 (6.41%) IaaS
6 23 (5.46%) PaaS
7 20 (4.75%) Dynamics 365
8 13 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 12 (2.85%) Azure Data Factory
10 11 (2.61%) Azure Stack
11 9 (2.14%) Boomi
11 9 (2.14%) GCP
12 6 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.95%) Mimecast
13 4 (0.95%) SaaS
14 2 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 1 (0.24%) Dropbox
15 1 (0.24%) G Suite
15 1 (0.24%) GitHub
15 1 (0.24%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (10.45%) Firewall
2 31 (7.36%) DNS
3 29 (6.89%) DHCP
4 24 (5.70%) LAN
5 21 (4.99%) WAN
6 20 (4.75%) VPN
7 19 (4.51%) TCP/IP
8 16 (3.80%) Network Security
9 14 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (3.33%) Wireless
10 13 (3.09%) VoIP
11 10 (2.38%) Internet
12 8 (1.90%) SAN
12 8 (1.90%) Wireless Security
13 7 (1.66%) VLAN
14 5 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (1.19%) Skype
15 4 (0.95%) DSL
16 3 (0.71%) DMZ
16 3 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (32.07%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.08%) Power BI
2 34 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 25 (5.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 15 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (3.33%) Qlik Sense
7 13 (3.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 12 (2.85%) Amazon RDS
9 11 (2.61%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 8 (1.90%) Data Lake
11 7 (1.66%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.66%) ZAP BI
12 6 (1.43%) MongoDB
12 6 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.19%) Crystal Reports
13 5 (1.19%) MS Access
13 5 (1.19%) MySQL
14 4 (0.95%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (4.75%) Visual Studio
2 19 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (3.56%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.90%) JIRA
5 7 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.66%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (1.43%) Moq
6 6 (1.43%) Selenium
7 4 (0.95%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.95%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.71%) Burp Suite
8 3 (0.71%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.48%) MSI
9 2 (0.48%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.24%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.24%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.24%) JMeter
10 1 (0.24%) NUnit
General
1 70 (16.63%) Finance
2 25 (5.94%) Law
3 20 (4.75%) Retail
4 17 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.80%) Legal
6 12 (2.85%) Marketing
7 8 (1.90%) Banking
7 8 (1.90%) Public Sector
8 4 (0.95%) Back Office
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.71%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.48%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Front Office
11 1 (0.24%) Games
Job Titles
1 107 (25.42%) Developer
2 60 (14.25%) Analyst
3 52 (12.35%) C# Developer
4 41 (9.74%) .NET Developer
5 33 (7.84%) IT Support
6 30 (7.13%) C# .NET Developer
7 29 (6.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (4.99%) Support Analyst
8 21 (4.99%) Support Engineer
8 21 (4.99%) Technical Engineer
9 20 (4.75%) Azure Developer
9 20 (4.75%) IT Technician
10 19 (4.51%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (3.80%) Azure Engineer
11 16 (3.80%) IT Engineer
11 16 (3.80%) Security Specialist
11 16 (3.80%) Senior Developer
12 15 (3.56%) Architect
12 15 (3.56%) IT Analyst
12 15 (3.56%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (24.94%) .NET
2 57 (13.54%) ASP.NET
3 37 (8.79%) .NET Core
4 35 (8.31%) .NET Framework
4 35 (8.31%) AngularJS
5 29 (6.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (6.18%) Vue.js
7 21 (4.99%) Web Services
8 19 (4.51%) Entity Framework
9 17 (4.04%) React
10 16 (3.80%) XML
11 15 (3.56%) HTML
12 14 (3.33%) CSS
13 11 (2.61%) ODBC
14 10 (2.38%) RESTful
15 6 (1.43%) jQuery
16 5 (1.19%) ASP.NET Web API
16 5 (1.19%) PhoneGap
16 5 (1.19%) WinForms
17 4 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 45 (10.69%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.08%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.70%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (4.99%) Greenfield Project
5 18 (4.28%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.09%) Clustering
7 10 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.14%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.90%) Driving Licence
10 6 (1.43%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.43%) User Experience
11 5 (1.19%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.95%) iPad
12 4 (0.95%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.71%) CCTV
13 3 (0.71%) Cloud Native
13 3 (0.71%) iPhone
13 3 (0.71%) Linux Command Line
14 2 (0.48%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 2 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 153 (36.34%) Windows
2 91 (21.62%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.26%) Windows 10
4 33 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (3.56%) Linux
6 12 (2.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (2.85%) Windows Server 2016
7 11 (2.61%) Android
8 9 (2.14%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (0.95%) Windows Server 2019
11 3 (0.71%) Kali Linux
11 3 (0.71%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.48%) Unix
12 2 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.24%) Debian
13 1 (0.24%) MVS
13 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (16.15%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (12.83%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
4 47 (11.16%) DevOps
5 45 (10.69%) MVC
6 43 (10.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 43 (10.21%) ITIL
7 28 (6.65%) Scrum
8 27 (6.41%) Information Security
9 26 (6.18%) Migration
9 26 (6.18%) Project Management
9 26 (6.18%) TDD
10 25 (5.94%) CRM
11 24 (5.70%) Analytics
11 24 (5.70%) ERP
12 23 (5.46%) Data Management
12 23 (5.46%) Software Engineering
13 21 (4.99%) BDD
13 21 (4.99%) Change Management
13 21 (4.99%) Tech Ops
Programming Languages
1 152 (36.10%) SQL
2 113 (26.84%) C#
3 37 (8.79%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.36%) T-SQL
5 29 (6.89%) PowerShell
6 16 (3.80%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.56%) VBA
8 11 (2.61%) VB
8 11 (2.61%) X++
9 8 (1.90%) Python
10 6 (1.43%) TypeScript
11 5 (1.19%) Java
12 4 (0.95%) XAML
13 3 (0.71%) C
13 3 (0.71%) COBOL
13 3 (0.71%) IronPython
13 3 (0.71%) JCL
14 2 (0.48%) Go
15 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.24%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (9.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (4.51%) MCSE
3 17 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (3.56%) CISM
5 13 (3.09%) Degree
6 10 (2.38%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 10 (2.38%) CEH
6 10 (2.38%) CISA
7 8 (1.90%) MCP
7 8 (1.90%) MCSA
8 6 (1.43%) CCNA
8 6 (1.43%) CCNP
8 6 (1.43%) ISTQB
8 6 (1.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 6 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (1.19%) CISSP
9 5 (1.19%) DBS Check
9 5 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.19%) SC Cleared
9 5 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.99%) PCI DSS
2 18 (4.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.38%) SLA
4 9 (2.14%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.95%) GDPR
5 4 (0.95%) NIST
5 4 (0.95%) QA
6 2 (0.48%) PMO
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 88 (20.90%) Active Directory
2 43 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (9.74%) Hyper-V
4 11 (2.61%) Docker
4 11 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (1.43%) XenApp
7 5 (1.19%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 5 (1.19%) Xen
8 4 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.24%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.24%) Firmware
9 1 (0.24%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (4.99%) SCCM
2 12 (2.85%) SCVMM
3 8 (1.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (1.90%) WSUS
4 6 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.19%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.95%) Puppet
6 4 (0.95%) Terraform
7 3 (0.71%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.71%) Ansible
7 3 (0.71%) Nessus
7 3 (0.71%) SCOM
8 2 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.48%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.48%) Grafana
8 2 (0.48%) Nagios
8 2 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.24%) OpenView
9 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (14.96%) VMware
2 27 (6.41%) Cisco
3 22 (5.23%) Citrix
4 19 (4.51%) Tableau
5 16 (3.80%) Dell
5 16 (3.80%) Sage
6 12 (2.85%) Oracle
7 11 (2.61%) Databricks
7 11 (2.61%) PlateSpin
7 11 (2.61%) VirtaMove
8 10 (2.38%) HP
9 8 (1.90%) Intapp
10 7 (1.66%) Google
10 7 (1.66%) iManage
11 6 (1.43%) EqualLogic
11 6 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.43%) Veeam
11 6 (1.43%) Xamarin
12 5 (1.19%) Aruba
12 5 (1.19%) Meraki