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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 15 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 72 82 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.80% 12.71% 19.20%
As % of the Vendors category 26.77% 24.77% 37.27%
Number of salaries quoted 56 59 117
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,800 £25,000 £26,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
269 331 322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 44.10% 51.32% 51.52%
Number of salaries quoted 224 297 309
Average salary £45,000 £42,250 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.50% +17.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 60 £40,000 -11.11% 13
Wirral -3 6 £38,000 +16.92% 2
St Helens +3 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 67 (45.27%) MS Excel
2 56 (37.84%) Windows
3 42 (28.38%) .NET
4 39 (26.35%) SQL
5 36 (24.32%) Active Directory
6 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
7 30 (20.27%) ITIL
8 29 (19.59%) C#
9 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
9 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
9 27 (18.24%) HP
9 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
10 26 (17.57%) Finance
11 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
12 24 (16.22%) Degree
13 23 (15.54%) Cisco
14 22 (14.86%) DNS
14 22 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
15 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (13.51%) MS Office
17 18 (12.16%) Citrix
18 16 (10.81%) VMware
18 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
19 15 (10.14%) CRM
20 14 (9.46%) SharePoint
20 14 (9.46%) Linux
20 14 (9.46%) WAN
20 14 (9.46%) IBM
20 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (9.46%) MCITP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 27 (18.24%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.05%) Node.js
4 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.70%) Lync
6 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.35%) IIS
7 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.35%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.68%) CMS
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 67 (45.27%) MS Excel
2 20 (13.51%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) RoboHelp
3 2 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.03%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.68%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.38%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.95%) TCP/IP
2 22 (14.86%) DNS
3 14 (9.46%) WAN
4 13 (8.78%) Firewall
5 11 (7.43%) VPN
6 10 (6.76%) DHCP
6 10 (6.76%) VLAN
7 9 (6.08%) IPsec
7 9 (6.08%) Kerberos
7 9 (6.08%) LDAP
8 8 (5.41%) Ethernet
8 8 (5.41%) Structured Cabling
9 7 (4.73%) SAN
10 6 (4.05%) LAN
11 5 (3.38%) Internet
12 2 (1.35%) PSTN
12 2 (1.35%) ADSL
12 2 (1.35%) ISDN
12 2 (1.35%) Wireless
12 2 (1.35%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (18.24%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.11%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (6.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.70%) DTS
6 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.03%) SAP Data Services
7 3 (2.03%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (1.35%) OLAP
8 2 (1.35%) MySQL
8 2 (1.35%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos Query Studio
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos Analysis Studio
9 1 (0.68%) Cognos Report Studio
9 1 (0.68%) QlikView
9 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Visual Studio
1 6 (4.05%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
2 1 (0.68%) Subversion
2 1 (0.68%) NUnit
General
1 26 (17.57%) Finance
2 8 (5.41%) Retail
3 7 (4.73%) Advertising
4 4 (2.70%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 4 (2.70%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.35%) Law
5 2 (1.35%) Publishing
5 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (22.97%) Developer
2 25 (16.89%) Analyst
3 20 (13.51%) .NET Developer
4 16 (10.81%) Architect
5 13 (8.78%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (7.43%) Technical Support
7 8 (5.41%) Junior
7 8 (5.41%) Team Leader
8 7 (4.73%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) Applications Architect
9 5 (3.38%) Administrator
9 5 (3.38%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.70%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Security Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Service Manager
10 4 (2.70%) Data Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Information Analyst
10 4 (2.70%) Junior Developer
10 4 (2.70%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (28.38%) .NET
2 25 (16.89%) ASP.NET
3 14 (9.46%) WCF
4 13 (8.78%) HTML
5 12 (8.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (7.43%) CSS
7 8 (5.41%) .NET Framework
8 7 (4.73%) RESTful
9 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (3.38%) jQuery
11 4 (2.70%) XML
11 4 (2.70%) LINQ
12 3 (2.03%) Silverlight
12 3 (2.03%) Web Services
13 2 (1.35%) Ajax
13 2 (1.35%) HTML5
13 2 (1.35%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 1 (0.68%) MonoRail
14 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.43%) Fat Client
2 11 (7.43%) Thin Client
2 11 (7.43%) Blackberry
3 9 (6.08%) PKI
4 8 (5.41%) iPhone
5 5 (3.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.38%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.70%) FMCG
7 3 (2.03%) CMDB
7 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.35%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.35%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
9 1 (0.68%) Replication
9 1 (0.68%) Clustering
9 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 56 (37.84%) Windows
2 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (9.46%) Linux
4 10 (6.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (5.41%) Windows 7
6 6 (4.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.70%) AIX
7 4 (2.70%) UNIX
8 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.35%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.27%) ITIL
2 27 (18.24%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (10.14%) CRM
4 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (8.11%) OO
5 12 (8.11%) MVC
6 10 (6.76%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.08%) Server Monitoring
8 8 (5.41%) ETL
8 8 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (5.41%) TDD
9 7 (4.73%) Web Application Development
9 7 (4.73%) Project Management
9 7 (4.73%) ERP
10 6 (4.05%) BDD
10 6 (4.05%) Analytics
11 5 (3.38%) Dimensional Modelling
11 5 (3.38%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (3.38%) Web Development
11 5 (3.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.35%) SQL
2 29 (19.59%) C#
3 13 (8.78%) VB.NET
4 11 (7.43%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.76%) PowerShell
6 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 6 (4.05%) Ruby
8 2 (1.35%) C
9 1 (0.68%) PowerHouse
9 1 (0.68%) VBA
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) VB
9 1 (0.68%) PHP
9 1 (0.68%) Java
9 1 (0.68%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) Degree
2 21 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.46%) MCITP
4 13 (8.78%) MCSE
5 5 (3.38%) MCSA
6 4 (2.70%) CISSP
6 4 (2.70%) CISM
6 4 (2.70%) ISSAP
6 4 (2.70%) ISSMP
7 3 (2.03%) MCDST
7 3 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.35%) ISEB
8 2 (1.35%) MCTS
8 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.68%) AAT
9 1 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CIMA
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 4 (2.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (2.70%) COBIT
2 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 36 (24.32%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (8.78%) Hyper-V
3 9 (6.08%) NFS
4 6 (4.05%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.38%) XenApp
6 4 (2.70%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.03%) vSphere
7 3 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (8.11%) HP SIM
2 10 (6.76%) SCCM
2 10 (6.76%) SCOM
3 4 (2.70%) Netcool
4 3 (2.03%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.03%) WSUS
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Intune
4 3 (2.03%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (18.24%) HP
2 23 (15.54%) Cisco
3 18 (12.16%) Citrix
4 16 (10.81%) VMware
5 14 (9.46%) IBM
6 12 (8.11%) Dell
7 8 (5.41%) SAP
7 8 (5.41%) Sage
8 5 (3.38%) Tableau
8 5 (3.38%) Avaya
8 5 (3.38%) Oracle
9 4 (2.70%) Symantec
9 4 (2.70%) Remedy
9 4 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.70%) Teradata
9 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.03%) ProCurve
10 3 (2.03%) Facebook
10 3 (2.03%) Google
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