Period
to 24 November 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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 3 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 508 1,296 1,673
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.04% 19.54% 20.20%
As % of the Vendors category 44.88% 47.81% 46.74%
Number of salaries quoted 542 1,196 1,530
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21,375 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,750 £62,073 £57,500
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 1,132 2,711 3,579
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 35.73% 40.87% 43.21%
Number of salaries quoted 965 2,053 2,933
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £58,750
England median annual salary £52,930 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.86% - +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 24 November 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 24 November 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 -5 297 £42,500 - 85
North Yorkshire +3 100 £45,000 +12.50% 17
South Yorkshire -2 85 £41,500 +3.75% 27
East Yorkshire -4 18 £37,500 -16.67% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 261 (51.38%) Azure
2 225 (44.29%) Windows
3 170 (33.46%) SQL
4 158 (31.10%) Active Directory
5 155 (30.51%) Office 365
6 112 (22.05%) SQL Server
7 97 (19.09%) Windows Server
8 88 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
9 83 (16.34%) ITIL
10 82 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
11 81 (15.94%) VMware
12 72 (14.17%) Finance
12 72 (14.17%) DevOps
13 71 (13.98%) C#
14 65 (12.80%) Migration
15 64 (12.60%) Firewall
16 63 (12.40%) .NET
17 57 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
18 55 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
19 53 (10.43%) DNS
19 53 (10.43%) SharePoint
20 52 (10.24%) AWS
21 50 (9.84%) SLA
22 49 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
23 48 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
24 47 (9.25%) TCP/IP
25 46 (9.06%) WAN
26 43 (8.46%) LAN
26 43 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
27 42 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 53 (10.43%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 20 (3.94%) IIS
4 6 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (0.79%) Apache
5 4 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.79%) Skype for Business
6 3 (0.59%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.59%) Apache Synapse
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.20%) CMS
8 1 (0.20%) DNN
Applications
1 88 (17.32%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.97%) Sentinel
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.39%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.20%) BASE24
4 1 (0.20%) Infor CRM
4 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.20%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 261 (51.38%) Azure
2 155 (30.51%) Office 365
3 52 (10.24%) AWS
4 40 (7.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 33 (6.50%) OneDrive
6 29 (5.71%) Power Platform
7 13 (2.56%) IaaS
8 12 (2.36%) PaaS
9 11 (2.17%) Azure Data Factory
10 10 (1.97%) GCP
10 10 (1.97%) Serverless
10 10 (1.97%) Yammer
11 9 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.57%) PowerApps
12 8 (1.57%) SaaS
13 5 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
14 4 (0.79%) Mimecast
15 3 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
15 3 (0.59%) Azure Functions
15 3 (0.59%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 64 (12.60%) Firewall
2 53 (10.43%) DNS
3 47 (9.25%) TCP/IP
4 46 (9.06%) WAN
5 43 (8.46%) LAN
6 42 (8.27%) DHCP
7 30 (5.91%) VPN
8 22 (4.33%) SAN
9 14 (2.76%) VLAN
10 13 (2.56%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (2.56%) Wireless
11 10 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.77%) Skype
13 8 (1.57%) Internet
14 6 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
15 4 (0.79%) iSCSI
15 4 (0.79%) MPLS
15 4 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (22.05%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 42 (8.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 41 (8.07%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 18 (3.54%) Crystal Reports
7 16 (3.15%) Power BI
7 16 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 15 (2.95%) Data Lake
9 13 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 13 (2.56%) SQL Server 2016
10 12 (2.36%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.77%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.57%) Informix
12 8 (1.57%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.38%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (1.18%) Amazon Athena
14 6 (1.18%) Cosmos DB
14 6 (1.18%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 33 (6.50%) Git (software)
2 20 (3.94%) Visual Studio
3 15 (2.95%) Jenkins
4 12 (2.36%) Subversion
4 12 (2.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (1.97%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.98%) JIRA
6 5 (0.98%) JUnit
6 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (0.79%) Gradle
7 4 (0.79%) Maven
7 4 (0.79%) Moq
8 3 (0.59%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.59%) Selenium
9 2 (0.39%) CMake
9 2 (0.39%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.39%) GCC
9 2 (0.39%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.39%) Xcode
General
1 72 (14.17%) Finance
2 29 (5.71%) Retail
3 16 (3.15%) Public Sector
4 15 (2.95%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.76%) Marketing
5 14 (2.76%) Publishing
6 8 (1.57%) Games
6 8 (1.57%) Law
7 4 (0.79%) Electronics
7 4 (0.79%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.59%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Back Office
10 1 (0.20%) Banking
Job Titles
1 87 (17.13%) Developer
2 67 (13.19%) Analyst
3 42 (8.27%) Azure Engineer
4 38 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (7.09%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.12%) Administrator
7 25 (4.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 22 (4.33%) Consultant
8 22 (4.33%) DBA
8 22 (4.33%) Service Analyst
8 22 (4.33%) SQL DBA
9 21 (4.13%) Microsoft Engineer
9 21 (4.13%) Platform Engineer
10 20 (3.94%) IT Engineer
11 19 (3.74%) .NET Developer
11 19 (3.74%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (3.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 18 (3.54%) IT Analyst
13 17 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 17 (3.35%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (12.40%) .NET
2 29 (5.71%) .NET Framework
2 29 (5.71%) HTML
3 25 (4.92%) Web Services
4 24 (4.72%) CSS
5 20 (3.94%) AngularJS
6 18 (3.54%) HTML5
6 18 (3.54%) React
7 17 (3.35%) .NET Core
8 14 (2.76%) ASP.NET
9 13 (2.56%) Entity Framework
9 13 (2.56%) REST
10 10 (1.97%) jQuery
11 9 (1.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (1.77%) WinForms
11 9 (1.77%) WPF
11 9 (1.77%) XML
12 8 (1.57%) Kafka
12 8 (1.57%) Spring
13 7 (1.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 49 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (5.91%) Management Information System
2 30 (5.91%) Self-Motivation
3 27 (5.31%) Cyberthreat
4 26 (5.12%) Cyberattack
5 21 (4.13%) Data Centre
6 18 (3.54%) Driving Licence
7 16 (3.15%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.95%) Cloud Native
9 13 (2.56%) Public Cloud
10 11 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.97%) iPhone
12 9 (1.77%) Mobile App
13 6 (1.18%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (1.18%) Replication
13 6 (1.18%) User Experience
14 5 (0.98%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (0.98%) Private Cloud
14 5 (0.98%) Renewable Energy
14 5 (0.98%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 225 (44.29%) Windows
2 97 (19.09%) Windows Server
3 42 (8.27%) Windows 10
4 28 (5.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (5.12%) Windows 7
6 18 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (3.35%) Android
8 16 (3.15%) Linux
9 13 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (2.17%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.77%) Windows Server 2016
12 8 (1.57%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.18%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.79%) Unix
15 3 (0.59%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.20%) AIX
16 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (16.34%) ITIL
2 82 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (14.17%) DevOps
4 65 (12.80%) Migration
5 55 (10.83%) Business Intelligence
6 48 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 40 (7.87%) Problem-Solving
8 35 (6.89%) Information Security
9 31 (6.10%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (5.71%) Change Management
11 28 (5.51%) Data Security
12 27 (5.31%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (5.31%) Disaster Recovery
12 27 (5.31%) Incident Management
12 27 (5.31%) Software Delivery
13 26 (5.12%) Infrastructure as Code
14 25 (4.92%) Mentoring
14 25 (4.92%) Project Management
14 25 (4.92%) Software Engineering
15 24 (4.72%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 170 (33.46%) SQL
2 71 (13.98%) C#
3 41 (8.07%) PowerShell
4 37 (7.28%) T-SQL
5 31 (6.10%) JavaScript
6 29 (5.71%) Python
7 13 (2.56%) Java
8 10 (1.97%) C
9 8 (1.57%) C++
10 7 (1.38%) R
10 7 (1.38%) VB
11 6 (1.18%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.98%) Bash Shell
13 4 (0.79%) Perl
13 4 (0.79%) PHP
13 4 (0.79%) Ruby
14 3 (0.59%) VBA
15 2 (0.39%) Groovy
15 2 (0.39%) Lua
15 2 (0.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (8.07%) Degree
2 28 (5.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.35%) MCSA
4 16 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.17%) CCNA
6 10 (1.97%) Security Cleared
7 9 (1.77%) MCP
8 8 (1.57%) A+ Certification
8 8 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.57%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (1.38%) CCNP
9 7 (1.38%) Server+ Certification
10 6 (1.18%) CISM
10 6 (1.18%) CISSP
10 6 (1.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.18%) MCSE
10 6 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 5 (0.98%) HNC
11 5 (0.98%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (9.84%) SLA
2 22 (4.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (4.13%) GDPR
4 19 (3.74%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (2.95%) QA
6 14 (2.76%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 9 (1.77%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.98%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 4 (0.79%) NIST
10 3 (0.59%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 158 (31.10%) Active Directory
2 57 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.97%) Docker
5 8 (1.57%) Firmware
5 8 (1.57%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.59%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.59%) vSphere
6 3 (0.59%) XenApp
7 2 (0.39%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.20%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (0.20%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.20%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 37 (7.28%) SCCM
2 26 (5.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (3.15%) Terraform
4 13 (2.56%) Puppet
5 7 (1.38%) Ansible
5 7 (1.38%) Kubernetes
6 6 (1.18%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.98%) SCOM
7 5 (0.98%) WSUS
8 3 (0.59%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.59%) Nagios
8 3 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.59%) PaperCut
8 3 (0.59%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.39%) Grafana
9 2 (0.39%) Nessus
9 2 (0.39%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (0.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 81 (15.94%) VMware
2 35 (6.89%) Citrix
3 34 (6.69%) Oracle
4 22 (4.33%) Cisco
5 19 (3.74%) EnterpriseDB
6 12 (2.36%) Veeam
7 9 (1.77%) Dell
8 8 (1.57%) NetApp
8 8 (1.57%) Remedy
9 7 (1.38%) Apple
9 7 (1.38%) Databricks
9 7 (1.38%) HP
9 7 (1.38%) Xamarin
10 6 (1.18%) Palo Alto
10 6 (1.18%) SolarWinds
11 5 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.98%) Google
12 4 (0.79%) Perforce
12 4 (0.79%) SAP
12 4 (0.79%) Sony