Period
to 22 September 2019

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 September 2019 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 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 4 4
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 988 1,191 1,479
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 22.82% 20.65% 21.59%
As % of the Vendors category 53.90% 45.35% 48.22%
Number of salaries quoted 869 990 1,278
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,750 £22,350
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,125 £58,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.90% +2.67%

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 1,833 2,626 3,067
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 42.33% 45.53% 44.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,462 2,169 2,552
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £24,375 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £61,250
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% +1.27%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in West Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2019.

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 September 2019. 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 +2 588 £42,500 -1.50% 153
Wakefield +1 96 £35,750 +2.14% 11
Bradford +4 94 £35,000 -16.67% 20
Halifax +5 36 £42,500 -33.33% 2
Huddersfield -1 23 £37,500 - 5
Otley - 22 - - 1
Wetherby +9 21 £24,500 -46.45% 4
Ilkley - 21 £32,500 - 1
Pontefract +3 14 - - 2
Sowerby Bridge - 13 £39,700 - 4
Dewsbury - 10 £25,500 -
Pudsey - 6 £45,500 - 1
Heckmondwike - 5 £27,500 -
Knottingley - 4 £40,000 -
Brighouse -1 3 £32,000 -
Batley -2 3 £20,000 -60.00% 1
Microsoft
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2019, 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.

1 378 (38.26%) SQL
2 369 (37.35%) Windows
3 322 (32.59%) Azure
4 305 (30.87%) Active Directory
5 284 (28.74%) SQL Server
6 274 (27.73%) .NET
7 254 (25.71%) C#
8 233 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
9 181 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
10 176 (17.81%) Windows Server
11 174 (17.61%) VMware
12 167 (16.90%) Office 365
13 166 (16.80%) Finance
14 147 (14.88%) JavaScript
15 144 (14.57%) ITIL
16 141 (14.27%) Problem-Solving
17 120 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 120 (12.15%) PowerShell
18 111 (11.23%) Firewall
19 108 (10.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 107 (10.83%) ASP.NET
21 105 (10.63%) SharePoint
21 105 (10.63%) MVC
22 104 (10.53%) MS Exchange
22 104 (10.53%) Mentoring
23 100 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
24 99 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
24 99 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
25 98 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
26 95 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008

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
1 105 (10.63%) SharePoint
2 104 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 52 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 34 (3.44%) IIS
6 18 (1.82%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.11%) CMS
7 11 (1.11%) SAS
8 9 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (0.81%) IBM Notes
10 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (0.71%) IBM Domino
11 6 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.40%) Apache
13 4 (0.40%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (0.40%) Confluence
13 4 (0.40%) Tuxedo
14 3 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.30%) Umbraco
Applications
1 181 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 83 (8.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (4.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.92%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.40%) Chatbot
6 4 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.20%) Adobe Captivate
7 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.81%) assyst
2 8 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.51%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics GP
4 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.10%) FastStats
5 1 (0.10%) Q-Pulse
5 1 (0.10%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.10%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.10%) Unica
5 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 322 (32.59%) Azure
2 167 (16.90%) Office 365
3 92 (9.31%) AWS
4 55 (5.57%) Azure Active Directory
5 48 (4.86%) Power Platform
6 36 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
7 28 (2.83%) GCP
8 25 (2.53%) IaaS
9 17 (1.72%) Azure Stack
9 17 (1.72%) PaaS
10 16 (1.62%) Dynamics 365
10 16 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
11 12 (1.21%) OneDrive
11 12 (1.21%) SaaS
12 7 (0.71%) GitHub
13 6 (0.61%) PowerApps
14 5 (0.51%) Microsoft Flow
14 5 (0.51%) Mimecast
15 4 (0.40%) Google Analytics
16 3 (0.30%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 111 (11.23%) Firewall
2 91 (9.21%) DNS
3 84 (8.50%) DHCP
4 68 (6.88%) WAN
5 53 (5.36%) VPN
6 46 (4.66%) LAN
7 43 (4.35%) SAN
8 35 (3.54%) VoIP
9 34 (3.44%) Wi-Fi
10 21 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
11 20 (2.02%) Skype
11 20 (2.02%) VLAN
11 20 (2.02%) Wireless
12 17 (1.72%) NAS
13 16 (1.62%) Intranet
13 16 (1.62%) TCP/IP
14 14 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (1.42%) SMTP
15 13 (1.32%) OSPF
16 11 (1.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 284 (28.74%) SQL Server
2 108 (10.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 56 (5.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 53 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (4.86%) Power BI
6 46 (4.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
9 24 (2.43%) SQL Server 2016
10 20 (2.02%) Star Schema
11 13 (1.32%) DTS
12 12 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (1.11%) DB2
13 11 (1.11%) Relational Database
14 10 (1.01%) MySQL
14 10 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
16 8 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 7 (0.71%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 88 (8.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 49 (4.96%) Visual Studio
3 45 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
4 26 (2.63%) Git (software)
5 14 (1.42%) Selenium
6 12 (1.21%) SpecFlow
7 9 (0.91%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.91%) JIRA
8 8 (0.81%) Jenkins
9 7 (0.71%) Moq
9 7 (0.71%) SoapUI
10 6 (0.61%) Subversion
11 5 (0.51%) FitNesse
11 5 (0.51%) HP UFT
11 5 (0.51%) Mockito
11 5 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.40%) LINQPad
12 4 (0.40%) Maven
12 4 (0.40%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.30%) WebDriver
General
1 166 (16.80%) Finance
2 59 (5.97%) Retail
3 45 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 37 (3.74%) Banking
5 21 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.62%) Legal
7 14 (1.42%) Marketing
8 11 (1.11%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.71%) Advertising
9 7 (0.71%) Police
10 6 (0.61%) Law
10 6 (0.61%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.51%) Back Office
11 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.40%) Billing
13 3 (0.30%) Local Government
14 1 (0.10%) French Language
14 1 (0.10%) German Language
14 1 (0.10%) Housing Association
14 1 (0.10%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 290 (29.35%) Developer
2 180 (18.22%) Analyst
3 112 (11.34%) C# Developer
4 106 (10.73%) .NET Developer
5 100 (10.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 83 (8.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 71 (7.19%) Senior Developer
8 69 (6.98%) Support Analyst
9 63 (6.38%) Software Developer
10 62 (6.28%) IT Support
11 59 (5.97%) Support Engineer
12 57 (5.77%) SQL Developer
13 52 (5.26%) Architect
14 45 (4.55%) Service Analyst
15 44 (4.45%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 43 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
17 41 (4.15%) Service Desk Analyst
18 40 (4.05%) IT Engineer
19 39 (3.95%) Consultant
20 38 (3.85%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 274 (27.73%) .NET
2 107 (10.83%) ASP.NET
3 68 (6.88%) HTML
4 57 (5.77%) jQuery
5 53 (5.36%) CSS
6 52 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 48 (4.86%) Web Services
7 48 (4.86%) XML
8 43 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
9 35 (3.54%) SOAP
10 33 (3.34%) .NET Core
11 28 (2.83%) JSON
11 28 (2.83%) REST
12 26 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
12 26 (2.63%) React
13 24 (2.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 22 (2.23%) WCF
15 21 (2.13%) AngularJS
16 19 (1.92%) ADO.NET
16 19 (1.92%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 99 (10.02%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.67%) Self-Motivation
3 54 (5.47%) Public Cloud
4 51 (5.16%) Data Centre
5 49 (4.96%) Management Information System
6 40 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
7 37 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 27 (2.73%) Greenfield Project
8 27 (2.73%) User Experience
9 18 (1.82%) NHS
10 14 (1.42%) Clustering
11 11 (1.11%) Private Cloud
12 9 (0.91%) PKI
13 7 (0.71%) CCTV
13 7 (0.71%) e-Learning
13 7 (0.71%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.51%) CMDB
15 5 (0.51%) Driving Licence
15 5 (0.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 369 (37.35%) Windows
2 176 (17.81%) Windows Server
3 98 (9.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 95 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (8.10%) Windows 10
6 72 (7.29%) Linux
7 60 (6.07%) Windows 7
8 38 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (1.92%) Windows 8
10 15 (1.52%) Android
11 8 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 7 (0.71%) Unix
13 6 (0.61%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.40%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.20%) AIX
15 2 (0.20%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.10%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (23.58%) Agile Software Development
2 144 (14.57%) ITIL
3 141 (14.27%) Problem-Solving
4 120 (12.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 105 (10.63%) MVC
6 104 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 88 (8.91%) DevOps
8 82 (8.30%) Scrum
9 79 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
10 65 (6.58%) Process Improvement
11 56 (5.67%) Coaching
11 56 (5.67%) Software Engineering
12 54 (5.47%) Project Delivery
13 50 (5.06%) Change Management
14 48 (4.86%) Migration
15 45 (4.55%) SOA
16 44 (4.45%) Patch Management
17 43 (4.35%) Kanban
18 42 (4.25%) BDD
19 40 (4.05%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 378 (38.26%) SQL
2 254 (25.71%) C#
3 147 (14.88%) JavaScript
4 120 (12.15%) PowerShell
5 92 (9.31%) T-SQL
6 61 (6.17%) VB
7 42 (4.25%) VB.NET
8 25 (2.53%) Java
9 20 (2.02%) Bash Shell
9 20 (2.02%) Python
9 20 (2.02%) Ruby
10 16 (1.62%) Groovy
11 11 (1.11%) VBA
12 10 (1.01%) C++
12 10 (1.01%) COBOL
12 10 (1.01%) JCL
13 5 (0.51%) C
14 4 (0.40%) PHP
14 4 (0.40%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 100 (10.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (4.96%) MCSE
3 48 (4.86%) MCSA
4 44 (4.45%) Degree
5 38 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (2.43%) CCNA
7 22 (2.23%) MCP
8 20 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.32%) CCNP
10 9 (0.91%) ISEB
10 9 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 7 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.61%) PMP
13 4 (0.40%) MCITP
13 4 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.30%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.30%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.30%) RHCE
15 2 (0.20%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.86%) SLA
2 32 (3.24%) Data Quality
3 28 (2.83%) QA
4 12 (1.21%) PMO
5 10 (1.01%) GDPR
5 10 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.40%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
8 2 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.20%) NIST
9 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.10%) Dublin Core
9 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 305 (30.87%) Active Directory
2 99 (10.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 32 (3.24%) XenApp
5 26 (2.63%) Docker
6 20 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 8 (0.81%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.71%) Firmware
12 6 (0.61%) Terminal Services
12 6 (0.61%) vSphere
12 6 (0.61%) Xen
12 6 (0.61%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.20%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 49 (4.96%) WSUS
2 41 (4.15%) SCCM
3 21 (2.13%) SCOM
4 19 (1.92%) Terraform
5 17 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (1.42%) Backup Exec
6 14 (1.42%) vCenter Server
7 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 8 (0.81%) Kubernetes
9 7 (0.71%) Puppet
10 6 (0.61%) SCOrch
10 6 (0.61%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (0.61%) vRealize
11 5 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
11 5 (0.51%) PaperCut
12 4 (0.40%) Nessus
12 4 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (0.30%) Ansible
13 3 (0.30%) Nagios
Vendors
1 174 (17.61%) VMware
2 76 (7.69%) Citrix
3 46 (4.66%) Cisco
4 40 (4.05%) IBM
5 38 (3.85%) Google
6 27 (2.73%) HP
7 22 (2.23%) Tableau
8 19 (1.92%) SAP
9 16 (1.62%) NetApp
10 15 (1.52%) Oracle
11 13 (1.32%) Meraki
11 13 (1.32%) SolarWinds
12 12 (1.21%) Dell
12 12 (1.21%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.21%) Symantec
13 11 (1.11%) Veeam
14 10 (1.01%) Xamarin
15 9 (0.91%) Adobe
16 8 (0.81%) Lotus
17 7 (0.71%) Remedy