The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 78 79 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.60% 12.74% 19.24%
As % of the Vendors category 28.06% 26.60% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 62 62 118
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
North West

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

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
278 297 326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 44.91% 47.90% 51.42%
Number of salaries quoted 222 263 307
Average salary £42,500 £43,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +17.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +3 66 £40,000 +2.56% 18
Wirral -4 5 £39,000 +20.00% 1
St Helens -1 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 72 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 65 (40.12%) Windows
3 54 (33.33%) .NET
4 45 (27.78%) SQL
5 38 (23.46%) C#
6 36 (22.22%) ITIL
6 36 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
8 34 (20.99%) TCP/IP
9 33 (20.37%) HP
10 31 (19.14%) Degree
11 30 (18.52%) ASP.NET
12 28 (17.28%) DNS
13 27 (16.67%) Finance
14 26 (16.05%) MS Exchange
15 24 (14.81%) Cisco
16 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
16 22 (13.58%) CRM
16 22 (13.58%) VMware
17 20 (12.35%) WCF
17 20 (12.35%) Hyper-V
18 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (11.11%) Firewall
19 18 (11.11%) OO
19 18 (11.11%) VB.NET
19 18 (11.11%) HTML
20 17 (10.49%) MS Office
20 17 (10.49%) SharePoint
20 17 (10.49%) Citrix
20 17 (10.49%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 26 (16.05%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.49%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.70%) Node.js
6 5 (3.09%) Lync
7 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.23%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.23%) IIS
9 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.62%) CMS
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.62%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.62%) WorkSite
Applications
1 72 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 17 (10.49%) MS Office
3 4 (2.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.23%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 17 (10.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.85%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.62%) Tridion
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.62%) Line 500
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.62%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.62%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.47%) SaaS
2 2 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.99%) TCP/IP
2 28 (17.28%) DNS
3 18 (11.11%) Firewall
4 16 (9.88%) WAN
5 13 (8.02%) Kerberos
5 13 (8.02%) VPN
5 13 (8.02%) IPsec
6 11 (6.79%) DHCP
6 11 (6.79%) VLAN
7 10 (6.17%) LDAP
8 9 (5.56%) Structured Cabling
9 8 (4.94%) Ethernet
10 7 (4.32%) LAN
10 7 (4.32%) SAN
11 5 (3.09%) Internet
12 3 (1.85%) ADSL
12 3 (1.85%) ISDN
12 3 (1.85%) PSTN
13 2 (1.23%) NAS
13 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (21.60%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.41%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (6.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (3.70%) NoSQL
6 4 (2.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.47%) DTS
7 3 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (1.85%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.85%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.23%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.23%) OLAP
8 2 (1.23%) MySQL
9 1 (0.62%) MS Access
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.62%) OLTP
9 1 (0.62%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 4 (2.47%) Rhino Mocks
2 4 (2.47%) Subversion
2 4 (2.47%) NUnit
3 3 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.62%) Hudson
General
1 27 (16.67%) Finance
2 11 (6.79%) Retail
3 8 (4.94%) Advertising
4 4 (2.47%) Banking
4 4 (2.47%) Multimedia
4 4 (2.47%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.23%) German Language
5 2 (1.23%) Law
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
5 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.62%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 40 (24.69%) Developer
2 27 (16.67%) Analyst
3 22 (13.58%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.64%) Architect
5 11 (6.79%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.79%) Technical Support
6 9 (5.56%) Junior
6 9 (5.56%) Support Analyst
7 8 (4.94%) Administrator
8 7 (4.32%) Team Leader
9 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.09%) Junior Developer
10 5 (3.09%) C# Developer
10 5 (3.09%) Applications Architect
10 5 (3.09%) C# .NET Developer
11 4 (2.47%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 4 (2.47%) Dynamics CRM Developer
11 4 (2.47%) Senior Information Analyst
11 4 (2.47%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.33%) .NET
2 30 (18.52%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.35%) WCF
4 18 (11.11%) HTML
5 14 (8.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (7.41%) CSS
7 10 (6.17%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.70%) jQuery
8 6 (3.70%) RESTful
8 6 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (3.70%) Web Services
8 6 (3.70%) XML
9 5 (3.09%) HTML5
9 5 (3.09%) Ajax
10 4 (2.47%) NHibernate
10 4 (2.47%) MonoRail
10 4 (2.47%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (2.47%) Razor View Engine
10 4 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 3 (1.85%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.02%) PKI
2 12 (7.41%) Fat Client
2 12 (7.41%) Thin Client
2 12 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.56%) iPhone
4 6 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.47%) FMCG
6 3 (1.85%) CMDB
7 2 (1.23%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.62%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.62%) Clustering
8 1 (0.62%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 65 (40.12%) Windows
2 15 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.64%) Linux
4 11 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (4.32%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.09%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
6 5 (3.09%) Android
7 4 (2.47%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (2.47%) UNIX
7 4 (2.47%) AIX
8 3 (1.85%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.62%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.22%) ITIL
2 22 (13.58%) CRM
3 18 (11.11%) OO
4 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (9.26%) MVC
6 11 (6.79%) TDD
6 11 (6.79%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.17%) Web Application Development
7 10 (6.17%) Server Monitoring
7 10 (6.17%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (5.56%) Project Management
9 8 (4.94%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.94%) ERP
9 8 (4.94%) ETL
10 7 (4.32%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (3.70%) BDD
11 6 (3.70%) Analytics
11 6 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.70%) Change Management
12 5 (3.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (27.78%) SQL
2 38 (23.46%) C#
3 18 (11.11%) VB.NET
4 15 (9.26%) PowerShell
5 11 (6.79%) T-SQL
6 10 (6.17%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.70%) Ruby
8 3 (1.85%) C
8 3 (1.85%) VB
9 1 (0.62%) VBA
9 1 (0.62%) VBScript
9 1 (0.62%) PHP
9 1 (0.62%) Java
9 1 (0.62%) Python
9 1 (0.62%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 31 (19.14%) Degree
2 22 (13.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (9.26%) MCITP
4 13 (8.02%) MCSE
5 5 (3.09%) MCSA
6 4 (2.47%) ISSAP
6 4 (2.47%) ISSMP
6 4 (2.47%) CISM
6 4 (2.47%) CISSP
7 3 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.85%) MCDST
7 3 (1.85%) MCTS
8 2 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.23%) ISEB
9 1 (0.62%) MCP
9 1 (0.62%) HND
9 1 (0.62%) ACCA
9 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.62%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.47%) COBIT
2 4 (2.47%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 36 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 20 (12.35%) Hyper-V
3 19 (11.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.02%) NFS
5 6 (3.70%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.09%) XenApp
7 4 (2.47%) vSphere
7 4 (2.47%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.85%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (8.02%) HP SIM
2 11 (6.79%) SCOM
3 10 (6.17%) SCCM
4 4 (2.47%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.47%) Netcool
4 4 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (1.85%) SCVMM
5 3 (1.85%) WSUS
6 1 (0.62%) MOM
6 1 (0.62%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (20.37%) HP
2 24 (14.81%) Cisco
3 22 (13.58%) VMware
4 17 (10.49%) Citrix
5 15 (9.26%) IBM
6 13 (8.02%) Dell
7 9 (5.56%) Sage
8 7 (4.32%) SAP
9 6 (3.70%) Symantec
10 5 (3.09%) Avaya
10 5 (3.09%) Tableau
11 4 (2.47%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.47%) Teradata
11 4 (2.47%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.47%) Remedy
11 4 (2.47%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (2.47%) Oracle
12 3 (1.85%) Reuters
12 3 (1.85%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.85%) Facebook
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £29000 per annum + Company Car, Pension, Gym
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Port Sunlight, Liverpool or Kingston, London
Unilever
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £40,000-£45,000 circa
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
LSTM
Salary: From £27,057 to £31,342 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Greenbank High School
Salary: From £20,400 to £21,734 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 per annum + Private Healthcare
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £10.00 - £11.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Prescot
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
JS3 Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + career progression opportunities
Posted: 16 days ago
Prescot
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago