Period
to 25 February 2021

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 25 February 2021 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
25 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 709 1,082 1,510
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.40% 17.65% 20.76%
As % of the Vendors category 46.37% 46.12% 47.95%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1,013 1,429
Median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,700 £23,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £61,250 £57,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17% +2.22%

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 1,529 2,346 3,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 35.36% 38.27% 43.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1,289 1,896 2,622
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £26,000 £24,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 25 February 2021.

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 25 February 2021. 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 -2 446 £42,500 - 105
South Yorkshire -3 131 £42,500 - 46
North Yorkshire -2 98 £50,000 +11.11% 19
East Yorkshire -9 19 £50,377 +34.34% 6
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2021, 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.

1 356 (50.21%) Azure
2 310 (43.72%) Windows
3 258 (36.39%) SQL
4 245 (34.56%) Microsoft 365
5 211 (29.76%) Active Directory
6 156 (22.00%) SQL Server
7 142 (20.03%) Windows Server
8 128 (18.05%) Finance
9 125 (17.63%) VMware
10 122 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
11 115 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
12 114 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
13 98 (13.82%) DevOps
14 96 (13.54%) Migration
15 93 (13.12%) .NET
16 88 (12.41%) ITIL
17 85 (11.99%) C#
17 85 (11.99%) Firewall
17 85 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
18 84 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 84 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 83 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
20 78 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 75 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
22 72 (10.16%) Windows 10
23 70 (9.87%) DNS
24 68 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
25 65 (9.17%) SLA
26 64 (9.03%) Power Platform
27 61 (8.60%) Oracle

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 50 (7.05%) SharePoint
2 36 (5.08%) MS Exchange
3 10 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (1.27%) IIS
5 8 (1.13%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.99%) Apache Spark
6 7 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.42%) Apache
8 3 (0.42%) Apache Synapse
9 2 (0.28%) Confluence
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.28%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.14%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 115 (16.22%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.14%) InVision
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Sketch
6 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 11 (1.55%) Sentinel
2 5 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) BASE24
4 1 (0.14%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 356 (50.21%) Azure
2 245 (34.56%) Microsoft 365
3 64 (9.03%) Power Platform
4 58 (8.18%) AWS
5 43 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 35 (4.94%) OneDrive
7 26 (3.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 21 (2.96%) PaaS
9 19 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (2.68%) IaaS
10 18 (2.54%) PowerApps
11 15 (2.12%) Azure Machine Learning
12 13 (1.83%) Power Automate
13 10 (1.41%) Yammer
14 9 (1.27%) SaaS
14 9 (1.27%) Serverless
15 4 (0.56%) Azure Functions
15 4 (0.56%) Azure Stack
15 4 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 4 (0.56%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 85 (11.99%) Firewall
2 70 (9.87%) DNS
3 51 (7.19%) TCP/IP
4 45 (6.35%) DHCP
5 41 (5.78%) SAN
6 39 (5.50%) LAN
6 39 (5.50%) WAN
7 34 (4.80%) VPN
8 21 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
9 18 (2.54%) Skype
10 16 (2.26%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (2.12%) Wireless
12 13 (1.83%) Intrusion Detection
12 13 (1.83%) Network Security
13 12 (1.69%) MPLS
13 12 (1.69%) VLAN
14 11 (1.55%) Internet
15 8 (1.13%) Cisco ASA
16 7 (0.99%) Intranet
16 7 (0.99%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (22.00%) SQL Server
2 84 (11.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 84 (11.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 68 (9.59%) Data Warehouse
4 47 (6.63%) Power BI
5 43 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 40 (5.64%) Data Lake
7 25 (3.53%) Relational Database
8 20 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
9 18 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
10 17 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
12 15 (2.12%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 14 (1.97%) Delta Lake
13 14 (1.97%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 10 (1.41%) Amazon Redshift
14 10 (1.41%) MySQL
14 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (1.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 28 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 19 (2.68%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 11 (1.55%) Subversion
5 10 (1.41%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.13%) Bitbucket
6 8 (1.13%) Selenium
7 6 (0.85%) ReSharper
7 6 (0.85%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.85%) YouTrack
8 5 (0.71%) JIRA
8 5 (0.71%) Postman
9 4 (0.56%) Buildbot
9 4 (0.56%) Clang
9 4 (0.56%) CMake
9 4 (0.56%) CruiseControl
9 4 (0.56%) GCC
9 4 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 4 (0.56%) Xcode
10 3 (0.42%) Moq
General
1 128 (18.05%) Finance
2 33 (4.65%) Retail
3 30 (4.23%) Public Sector
4 29 (4.09%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.68%) Marketing
6 12 (1.69%) Law
7 11 (1.55%) Games
7 11 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.41%) Publishing
9 9 (1.27%) Electronics
10 5 (0.71%) French Language
10 5 (0.71%) German Language
10 5 (0.71%) Local Government
10 5 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
12 2 (0.28%) Automotive
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Social Housing
13 1 (0.14%) Back Office
13 1 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 118 (16.64%) Developer
2 101 (14.25%) Analyst
3 82 (11.57%) Azure Engineer
4 71 (10.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 46 (6.49%) Platform Engineer
6 39 (5.50%) Support Engineer
7 38 (5.36%) IT Engineer
8 35 (4.94%) IT Support
9 34 (4.80%) Administrator
10 30 (4.23%) Service Analyst
11 28 (3.95%) .NET Developer
11 28 (3.95%) DBA
11 28 (3.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 28 (3.95%) SQL DBA
12 27 (3.81%) Architect
13 24 (3.39%) Support Analyst
14 23 (3.24%) Software Developer
15 21 (2.96%) Consultant
15 21 (2.96%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (2.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (13.12%) .NET
2 48 (6.77%) Web Services
3 41 (5.78%) HTML
4 38 (5.36%) .NET Framework
5 21 (2.96%) CSS
6 17 (2.40%) ASP.NET
7 16 (2.26%) React
7 16 (2.26%) WinForms
8 15 (2.12%) .NET Core
8 15 (2.12%) HTML5
8 15 (2.12%) XML
9 12 (1.69%) AngularJS
9 12 (1.69%) REST
10 11 (1.55%) JSON
11 10 (1.41%) SOAP
11 10 (1.41%) WCF
12 9 (1.27%) WPF
13 7 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (0.99%) COM
13 7 (0.99%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 85 (11.99%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (7.33%) Management Information System
3 29 (4.09%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (3.95%) Cyberthreat
5 26 (3.67%) Cyberattack
6 19 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.26%) Data Protection Act
8 15 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 15 (2.12%) Driving Licence
9 12 (1.69%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.27%) FMCG
10 9 (1.27%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.27%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.13%) User Experience
12 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 7 (0.99%) Mobile App
13 6 (0.85%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.71%) iPad
14 5 (0.71%) iPhone
14 5 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 310 (43.72%) Windows
2 142 (20.03%) Windows Server
3 72 (10.16%) Windows 10
4 35 (4.94%) Windows 7
5 27 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (2.68%) Linux
8 15 (2.12%) Windows 8
9 14 (1.97%) VMS
10 10 (1.41%) Unix
11 9 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (0.99%) Android
13 5 (0.71%) Windows Server 2019
14 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.42%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
17 1 (0.14%) AIX
17 1 (0.14%) Solaris
17 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.21%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
3 98 (13.82%) DevOps
4 96 (13.54%) Migration
5 88 (12.41%) ITIL
6 78 (11.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 75 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
8 58 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (7.90%) Disaster Recovery
10 53 (7.48%) ETL
11 51 (7.19%) Infrastructure as Code
12 46 (6.49%) Data Security
13 45 (6.35%) Information Security
14 43 (6.06%) Analytics
14 43 (6.06%) Change Management
15 36 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
16 34 (4.80%) Incident Management
16 34 (4.80%) SIEM
17 33 (4.65%) Data Modelling
18 32 (4.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 258 (36.39%) SQL
2 85 (11.99%) C#
3 56 (7.90%) PowerShell
4 45 (6.35%) Python
4 45 (6.35%) T-SQL
5 41 (5.78%) JavaScript
6 16 (2.26%) R
7 14 (1.97%) C
8 12 (1.69%) VB
9 7 (0.99%) C++
9 7 (0.99%) Java
10 6 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (0.85%) VBA
11 5 (0.71%) PHP
12 4 (0.56%) Lua
13 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.28%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.14%) Go
Qualifications
1 40 (5.64%) Degree
2 25 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
4 14 (1.97%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.83%) CCNA
6 8 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
6 8 (1.13%) Security Cleared
7 7 (0.99%) A+ Certification
7 7 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.85%) CCNP
8 6 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (0.85%) MCSA
9 5 (0.71%) CISM
9 5 (0.71%) CISSP
9 5 (0.71%) HNC
9 5 (0.71%) MCDST
9 5 (0.71%) MCSE
10 3 (0.42%) ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
10 3 (0.42%) MCP
11 2 (0.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (9.17%) SLA
2 23 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (3.10%) Cyber Essentials
4 19 (2.68%) GDPR
5 14 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 10 (1.41%) QA
7 8 (1.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 7 (0.99%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.71%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.56%) NIST
11 3 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
13 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
13 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 211 (29.76%) Active Directory
2 83 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.21%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.69%) Docker
4 12 (1.69%) Firmware
4 12 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (1.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.14%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 42 (5.92%) SCCM
2 24 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (2.54%) SCOM
4 17 (2.40%) Terraform
5 15 (2.12%) WSUS
6 13 (1.83%) vCenter Server
7 12 (1.69%) SCVMM
8 9 (1.27%) Ansible
8 9 (1.27%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.27%) Puppet
9 8 (1.13%) NetBackup
9 8 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.85%) PaperCut
11 4 (0.56%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.56%) NetVault Backup
12 3 (0.42%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
13 2 (0.28%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 125 (17.63%) VMware
2 61 (8.60%) Oracle
3 51 (7.19%) Citrix
4 42 (5.92%) EnterpriseDB
5 36 (5.08%) Databricks
6 28 (3.95%) Cisco
7 24 (3.39%) Dell
8 22 (3.10%) Veeam
9 17 (2.40%) EMC
10 14 (1.97%) Dell Compellent
10 14 (1.97%) Remedy
11 13 (1.83%) HP
12 11 (1.55%) CommVault
12 11 (1.55%) SAP
12 11 (1.55%) SolarWinds
13 10 (1.41%) Apple
14 9 (1.27%) CyberArk
14 9 (1.27%) IFS
14 9 (1.27%) Red Hat
15 8 (1.13%) Symantec