Period
to 22 September 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 406 1,528 1,758
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.36% 20.84% 20.22%
As % of the Vendors category 43.80% 46.15% 43.92%
Number of salaries quoted 406 1,389 1,546
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £42,150
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -7.47% +8.08%
10th Percentile £25,500 £21,000 £21,850
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 Yorkshire.

All Vendors
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 927 3,311 4,003
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 35.06% 45.16% 46.03%
Number of salaries quoted 788 2,436 3,249
Median annual salary £44,750 £41,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.15% -3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £21,875 £23,000
90th Percentile £64,000 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Yorkshire

Microsoft
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 22 September 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
West Yorkshire -6 229 £43,000 +7.50% 102
North Yorkshire +24 91 £43,500 +58.18% 27
South Yorkshire -6 66 £40,750 +8.67% 23
East Yorkshire -2 18 £35,000 -22.22% 12
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 198 (48.77%) Azure
2 176 (43.35%) Windows
3 129 (31.77%) Active Directory
4 128 (31.53%) Office 365
5 116 (28.57%) SQL
6 100 (24.63%) Windows Server
7 89 (21.92%) SQL Server
8 77 (18.97%) VMware
9 71 (17.49%) ITIL
10 65 (16.01%) C#
11 59 (14.53%) .NET
11 59 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
11 59 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
12 52 (12.81%) Finance
13 51 (12.56%) Firewall
13 51 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 47 (11.58%) SCCM
14 47 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
15 46 (11.33%) PowerShell
15 46 (11.33%) SharePoint
16 43 (10.59%) DevOps
16 43 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
17 41 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (9.85%) Citrix
18 40 (9.85%) Migration
18 40 (9.85%) AWS
19 37 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (8.87%) Hyper-V
21 35 (8.62%) SLA
21 35 (8.62%) LAN

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 46 (11.33%) SharePoint
2 30 (7.39%) IIS
3 19 (4.68%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.72%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.25%) Apache
7 1 (0.25%) CMS
7 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (14.53%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (6.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.49%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.97%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.23%) Infor CRM
3 5 (1.23%) Sage X3
4 4 (0.99%) Sentinel
5 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.49%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.25%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 198 (48.77%) Azure
2 128 (31.53%) Office 365
3 40 (9.85%) AWS
4 35 (8.62%) Power Platform
5 28 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
6 21 (5.17%) OneDrive
7 20 (4.93%) IaaS
8 15 (3.69%) PaaS
9 13 (3.20%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (3.20%) Dynamics 365
9 13 (3.20%) GCP
10 10 (2.46%) Serverless
10 10 (2.46%) Yammer
11 7 (1.72%) Azure Data Factory
11 7 (1.72%) Azure Stack
12 5 (1.23%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.23%) PowerApps
13 4 (0.99%) SaaS
14 3 (0.74%) Azure Functions
15 2 (0.49%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 51 (12.56%) Firewall
2 35 (8.62%) LAN
3 34 (8.37%) WAN
4 33 (8.13%) DNS
5 28 (6.90%) DHCP
5 28 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 25 (6.16%) VPN
7 18 (4.43%) SAN
8 11 (2.71%) Network Security
9 10 (2.46%) Skype
9 10 (2.46%) VLAN
9 10 (2.46%) Wireless
10 9 (2.22%) Internet
11 6 (1.48%) Wireless Security
12 5 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.23%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.23%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
13 4 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (0.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (21.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (5.91%) Power BI
4 21 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 16 (3.94%) Crystal Reports
7 14 (3.45%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 10 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
9 10 (2.46%) Data Lake
10 9 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 7 (1.72%) Big Data
11 7 (1.72%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.23%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.99%) MySQL
14 3 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
14 3 (0.74%) Qlik Sense
14 3 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 2 (0.49%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (5.91%) Git (software)
2 17 (4.19%) Visual Studio
3 14 (3.45%) Subversion
4 12 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 10 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (2.22%) JUnit
6 9 (2.22%) TeamCity
7 8 (1.97%) JIRA
8 6 (1.48%) Bitbucket
8 6 (1.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (0.99%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.99%) Gradle
9 4 (0.99%) Maven
9 4 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (0.49%) Selenium
10 2 (0.49%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
11 1 (0.25%) GCC
11 1 (0.25%) Moq
11 1 (0.25%) NUnit
General
1 52 (12.81%) Finance
2 15 (3.69%) Retail
3 12 (2.96%) Law
4 10 (2.46%) Manufacturing
4 10 (2.46%) Public Sector
5 8 (1.97%) Marketing
5 8 (1.97%) Publishing
6 7 (1.72%) Games
7 4 (0.99%) Legal
7 4 (0.99%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.49%) Back Office
8 2 (0.49%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.25%) Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Billing
9 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (14.04%) Developer
2 52 (12.81%) Analyst
3 40 (9.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (6.65%) Support Engineer
5 26 (6.40%) Microsoft Engineer
6 21 (5.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 21 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
7 20 (4.93%) Consultant
8 18 (4.43%) Architect
9 17 (4.19%) IT Analyst
9 17 (4.19%) Security Specialist
9 17 (4.19%) Senior Developer
10 16 (3.94%) Technical Support
11 15 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Server Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Technical Engineer
11 15 (3.69%) Windows Engineer
12 14 (3.45%) .NET Developer
12 14 (3.45%) Service Analyst
13 13 (3.20%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (14.53%) .NET
2 22 (5.42%) Web Services
3 21 (5.17%) ASP.NET
4 19 (4.68%) HTML
5 18 (4.43%) AngularJS
5 18 (4.43%) CSS
6 15 (3.69%) XML
7 13 (3.20%) .NET Framework
8 12 (2.96%) .NET Core
8 12 (2.96%) Entity Framework
9 11 (2.71%) jQuery
10 9 (2.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (2.22%) REST
11 8 (1.97%) HTML5
12 7 (1.72%) ODBC
13 6 (1.48%) ASP.NET MVC
13 6 (1.48%) Spring
14 5 (1.23%) Breeze.js
14 5 (1.23%) Middleware
14 5 (1.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.59%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 27 (6.65%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (3.20%) Cyberthreat
6 12 (2.96%) Cyberattack
6 12 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.71%) Driving Licence
8 10 (2.46%) iPhone
8 10 (2.46%) Virtual Team
9 9 (2.22%) Cloud Native
9 9 (2.22%) Mobile App
10 8 (1.97%) Clustering
10 8 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
10 8 (1.97%) Public Cloud
11 7 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (1.48%) Replication
13 5 (1.23%) Analytical Mindset
13 5 (1.23%) Renewable Energy
13 5 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 176 (43.35%) Windows
2 100 (24.63%) Windows Server
3 34 (8.37%) Windows 10
4 24 (5.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (5.17%) Android
5 21 (5.17%) Windows Server 2019
6 19 (4.68%) Linux
7 16 (3.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 14 (3.45%) Windows 7
9 12 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (2.71%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.72%) Unix
11 7 (1.72%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.48%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (17.49%) ITIL
2 59 (14.53%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (12.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 43 (10.59%) DevOps
5 41 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
6 40 (9.85%) Migration
7 37 (9.11%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (6.65%) Continuous Improvement
8 27 (6.65%) Software Engineering
9 25 (6.16%) Project Delivery
10 23 (5.67%) Information Security
10 23 (5.67%) Project Management
11 22 (5.42%) Scrum
12 21 (5.17%) Change Management
12 21 (5.17%) MVC
13 20 (4.93%) Software Delivery
14 19 (4.68%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.68%) Test Automation
15 16 (3.94%) Incident Management
16 15 (3.69%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 116 (28.57%) SQL
2 65 (16.01%) C#
3 46 (11.33%) PowerShell
4 27 (6.65%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.17%) T-SQL
6 17 (4.19%) Java
7 16 (3.94%) Python
8 9 (2.22%) C
9 8 (1.97%) X++
10 6 (1.48%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.48%) VB
11 5 (1.23%) C++
11 5 (1.23%) Groovy
11 5 (1.23%) Kotlin
11 5 (1.23%) Scala
11 5 (1.23%) VBA
12 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.99%) Perl
12 4 (0.99%) R
12 4 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (8.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (8.13%) Degree
3 19 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.19%) MCSA
5 12 (2.96%) CCNA
6 10 (2.46%) MCP
7 9 (2.22%) MCSE
8 7 (1.72%) CCNP
8 7 (1.72%) Server+ Certification
8 7 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (1.48%) (ISC)2 CCSP
9 6 (1.48%) SC Cleared
9 6 (1.48%) Security Cleared
10 5 (1.23%) A+ Certification
10 5 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.99%) CISM
12 3 (0.74%) CCSP
12 3 (0.74%) CISSP
12 3 (0.74%) HNC
12 3 (0.74%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (8.62%) SLA
2 16 (3.94%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.20%) QA
4 12 (2.96%) GDPR
4 12 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.97%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (1.48%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.49%) PMO
8 1 (0.25%) COBIT
8 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 129 (31.77%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (8.87%) Hyper-V
4 14 (3.45%) Docker
5 8 (1.97%) Terminal Server
5 8 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.48%) XenApp
7 5 (1.23%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.99%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.74%) vSphere
10 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.25%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 47 (11.58%) SCCM
2 35 (8.62%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (2.71%) Puppet
3 11 (2.71%) Terraform
4 9 (2.22%) SCVMM
5 8 (1.97%) Kubernetes
6 5 (1.23%) SCOM
7 4 (0.99%) WSUS
8 3 (0.74%) Ansible
8 3 (0.74%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.74%) Nessus
8 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.74%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.49%) Grafana
9 2 (0.49%) Nagios
9 2 (0.49%) SCOrch
10 1 (0.25%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 77 (18.97%) VMware
2 40 (9.85%) Citrix
3 30 (7.39%) Cisco
4 15 (3.69%) Oracle
5 12 (2.96%) Veeam
6 10 (2.46%) NetApp
7 9 (2.22%) Tableau
8 7 (1.72%) Apple
8 7 (1.72%) Databricks
8 7 (1.72%) Google
8 7 (1.72%) Palo Alto
8 7 (1.72%) PlateSpin
8 7 (1.72%) Splunk
8 7 (1.72%) VirtaMove
9 6 (1.48%) CheckPoint
9 6 (1.48%) Dell
9 6 (1.48%) HP
9 6 (1.48%) Sage
10 5 (1.23%) SolarWinds
11 4 (0.99%) Remedy