The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 16 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 67 60 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 16.88% 11.49% 11.87%
As % of the Vendors category 32.37% 23.35% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 39 49 49
Average salary £34,500 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.81% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
Microsoft
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Vendors Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
207 257 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 52.14% 49.23% 41.54%
Number of salaries quoted 155 212 169
Average salary £37,500 £43,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.79% +8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £62,900
UK excluding London average salary £41,587 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.96% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 63 (41.18%) SQL
2 61 (39.87%) SQL Server
3 51 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 46 (30.07%) Windows
5 43 (28.10%) .NET
6 42 (27.45%) SharePoint
7 36 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (20.92%) C#
9 31 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (19.61%) MS Office
11 29 (18.95%) IBM
12 28 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (16.99%) Finance
13 26 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (16.99%) T-SQL
14 25 (16.34%) ASP.NET
15 24 (15.69%) JavaScript
16 22 (14.38%) VMware
17 21 (13.73%) EMC
18 20 (13.07%) Business Objects
18 20 (13.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 19 (12.42%) Replication
19 19 (12.42%) IIS
19 19 (12.42%) Active Directory
19 19 (12.42%) .NET Framework
20 18 (11.76%) Pentaho
21 17 (11.11%) Open Source
21 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
21 17 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 16 (10.46%) Content Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (27.45%) SharePoint
2 19 (12.42%) IIS
3 15 (9.80%) SAS
4 14 (9.15%) MS Exchange
5 13 (8.50%) Documentum
5 13 (8.50%) Alfresco
5 13 (8.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 12 (7.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (6.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (5.23%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.96%) CMS
11 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.31%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.65%) OpenEdge
12 1 (0.65%) Node.js
12 1 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.65%) Exstream Dialogue
12 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 51 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 30 (19.61%) MS Office
3 15 (9.80%) SPSS
4 3 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.65%) MS Project
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (6.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.65%) Agresso
3 1 (0.65%) Exstream
3 1 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (7.19%) Office 365
2 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.80%) DNS
2 11 (7.19%) DHCP
3 8 (5.23%) TCP/IP
3 8 (5.23%) SAN
4 6 (3.92%) FTP
5 4 (2.61%) VPN
5 4 (2.61%) LAN
5 4 (2.61%) Firewall
6 3 (1.96%) ADSL
6 3 (1.96%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.96%) WAN
7 2 (1.31%) SMTP
7 2 (1.31%) PSTN
7 2 (1.31%) VoIP
7 2 (1.31%) ISDN
7 2 (1.31%) Intranet
7 2 (1.31%) Internet
7 2 (1.31%) SSL
7 2 (1.31%) WEP
7 2 (1.31%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (39.87%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (11.76%) Pentaho
4 17 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 15 (9.80%) QlikView
6 13 (8.50%) MongoDB
7 11 (7.19%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (6.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 9 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
10 7 (4.58%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 7 (4.58%) Base SAS
11 4 (2.61%) MySQL
12 2 (1.31%) OLAP
12 2 (1.31%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (1.31%) MS Access
13 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
13 1 (0.65%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.27%) NUnit
1 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.27%) Moq
2 2 (1.31%) Servoy
2 2 (1.31%) MSTest
3 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.65%) WinDbg
General
1 26 (16.99%) Finance
2 6 (3.92%) Law
3 5 (3.27%) Electronics
3 5 (3.27%) Advertising
4 4 (2.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.61%) Back Office
5 2 (1.31%) Front Office
5 2 (1.31%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Legal
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.65%) French Language
6 1 (0.65%) German Language
6 1 (0.65%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.65%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (21.57%) Developer
2 23 (15.03%) Consultant
3 22 (14.38%) Analyst
3 22 (14.38%) Administrator
4 15 (9.80%) DBA
5 14 (9.15%) Architect
6 12 (7.84%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.84%) SQL DBA
7 11 (7.19%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 9 (5.88%) SharePoint Developer
9 8 (5.23%) SAS BI Consultant
10 7 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) Desktop Engineer
11 6 (3.92%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.92%) .NET Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Senior Consultant
12 5 (3.27%) Database Developer
12 5 (3.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 5 (3.27%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (28.10%) .NET
2 25 (16.34%) ASP.NET
3 19 (12.42%) .NET Framework
4 16 (10.46%) HTML
5 15 (9.80%) CSS
6 9 (5.88%) WCF
7 8 (5.23%) jQuery
7 8 (5.23%) AngularJS
7 8 (5.23%) Ajax
8 7 (4.58%) COM
8 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (4.58%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (3.27%) Ninject
9 5 (3.27%) Backbone.js
9 5 (3.27%) VXML
10 3 (1.96%) HTML5
10 3 (1.96%) Entity Framework
11 2 (1.31%) LINQ
11 2 (1.31%) WinForms
11 2 (1.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.42%) Replication
2 16 (10.46%) Visualisation
3 14 (9.15%) Data Centre
4 11 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.23%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.58%) Data Integration
7 6 (3.92%) Management Information System
8 5 (3.27%) Mathematics
8 5 (3.27%) Fat Client
8 5 (3.27%) IVR
8 5 (3.27%) Client/Server
8 5 (3.27%) Thin Client
8 5 (3.27%) Blackberry
9 4 (2.61%) Mainframe
10 3 (1.96%) Clustering
10 3 (1.96%) Statistics
11 2 (1.31%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.65%) Taxonomies
12 1 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.65%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 46 (30.07%) Windows
2 17 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (8.50%) Windows 7
4 7 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.27%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
7 3 (1.96%) Linux
7 3 (1.96%) Android
8 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.31%) UNIX
8 2 (1.31%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) NetWare
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.26%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 26 (16.99%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (11.11%) Open Source
5 16 (10.46%) Content Management
6 15 (9.80%) Document Management
6 15 (9.80%) Business Analysis
6 15 (9.80%) Business Analytics
6 15 (9.80%) Analytics
7 14 (9.15%) ETL
7 14 (9.15%) ITIL
8 12 (7.84%) OO
8 12 (7.84%) CRM
8 12 (7.84%) Test Scripting
9 11 (7.19%) Data Visualisation
9 11 (7.19%) Test Planning
10 9 (5.88%) MVC
11 8 (5.23%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (4.58%) Validation
12 7 (4.58%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 63 (41.18%) SQL
2 32 (20.92%) C#
3 26 (16.99%) T-SQL
4 24 (15.69%) JavaScript
5 16 (10.46%) Python
6 15 (9.80%) R
7 8 (5.23%) Java
8 5 (3.27%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.61%) VB
10 3 (1.96%) LINC
11 1 (0.65%) X++
11 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.65%) VBA
11 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.46%) MCP
3 15 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 15 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.50%) DV Cleared
5 12 (7.84%) Degree
5 12 (7.84%) CCNA
5 12 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (7.19%) MCSE
7 10 (6.54%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (6.54%) MCTS
8 9 (5.88%) MCITP
8 9 (5.88%) ISTQB
8 9 (5.88%) ISEB
9 8 (5.23%) MCAD
9 8 (5.23%) MCSD
10 5 (3.27%) EMC Certification
10 5 (3.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (2.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) QA
2 4 (2.61%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.42%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (3.27%) vSphere
3 4 (2.61%) XenDesktop
4 3 (1.96%) SRDF
4 3 (1.96%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.31%) XenApp
5 2 (1.31%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.65%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.65%) XenServer
6 1 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.65%) WSUS
2 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.65%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (18.95%) IBM
2 22 (14.38%) VMware
3 21 (13.73%) EMC
4 20 (13.07%) Business Objects
5 16 (10.46%) Tableau
6 15 (9.80%) Cognos
7 13 (8.50%) OpenText
8 11 (7.19%) Oracle
8 11 (7.19%) Citrix
9 8 (5.23%) Cisco
9 8 (5.23%) Cloudera
9 8 (5.23%) Teradata
10 5 (3.27%) Apple
11 4 (2.61%) Unisys
12 3 (1.96%) HP
13 2 (1.31%) Google
13 2 (1.31%) Fidessa
13 2 (1.31%) Sage
13 2 (1.31%) Bloomberg
13 2 (1.31%) Avaya
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