The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Merseyside region.

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

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 14 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 74 78 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.62% 12.46% 19.21%
As % of the Vendors category 25.26% 28.57% 37.13%
Number of salaries quoted 61 61 122
Average salary £35,500 £35,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.69% +2.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
293 273 342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.00% 43.61% 51.74%
Number of salaries quoted 241 239 319
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
North West

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 1 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 1 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 +4 65 £37,500 -3.84% 10
Wirral -7 3 £39,000 +20.00% 2
St Helens 0 1 £35,000 +16.66%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 1 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 73 (44.24%) MS Excel
2 60 (36.36%) Windows
3 52 (31.52%) .NET
4 46 (27.88%) SQL
5 41 (24.85%) ITIL
6 38 (23.03%) C#
7 36 (21.82%) SQL Server
7 36 (21.82%) Active Directory
8 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 32 (19.39%) HP
10 31 (18.79%) ASP.NET
11 28 (16.97%) Degree
12 26 (15.76%) Finance
13 25 (15.15%) DNS
13 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
14 24 (14.55%) MS Office
14 24 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (13.94%) VMware
16 22 (13.33%) Cisco
17 21 (12.73%) CRM
17 21 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
18 20 (12.12%) WCF
19 19 (11.52%) OO
19 19 (11.52%) HTML
20 18 (10.91%) VB.NET
20 18 (10.91%) MCITP
20 18 (10.91%) Hyper-V
21 17 (10.30%) Dynamics CRM
21 17 (10.30%) SharePoint
21 17 (10.30%) Firewall

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 17 (10.30%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.03%) Lync
7 4 (2.42%) Node.js
8 3 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.61%) CMS
10 1 (0.61%) IIS
10 1 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.61%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (44.24%) MS Excel
2 24 (14.55%) MS Office
3 4 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.21%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 17 (10.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.21%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.61%) Tridion
3 1 (0.61%) Line 500
3 1 (0.61%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.61%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.61%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.42%) SaaS
2 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 25 (15.15%) DNS
3 17 (10.30%) Firewall
4 15 (9.09%) WAN
5 13 (7.88%) VPN
5 13 (7.88%) Kerberos
5 13 (7.88%) IPsec
6 10 (6.06%) VLAN
6 10 (6.06%) LDAP
7 9 (5.45%) DHCP
7 9 (5.45%) Structured Cabling
8 8 (4.85%) Ethernet
9 7 (4.24%) SAN
10 6 (3.64%) LAN
11 5 (3.03%) Internet
12 3 (1.82%) ADSL
12 3 (1.82%) ISDN
12 3 (1.82%) PSTN
13 2 (1.21%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.21%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (6.06%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.42%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.42%) DTS
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.21%) SAP Data Services
7 2 (1.21%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (1.21%) MySQL
7 2 (1.21%) OLAP
7 2 (1.21%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.21%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.21%) MS Access
8 1 (0.61%) Star Schema
8 1 (0.61%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.61%) Cognos Query Studio
Development Applications
1 7 (4.24%) NUnit
1 7 (4.24%) Subversion
1 7 (4.24%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.42%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.61%) Hudson
General
1 26 (15.76%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Retail
3 8 (4.85%) Advertising
4 7 (4.24%) Legal
5 3 (1.82%) Banking
5 3 (1.82%) Multimedia
5 3 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.82%) Law
6 2 (1.21%) German Language
6 2 (1.21%) Publishing
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (25.45%) Developer
2 29 (17.58%) Analyst
3 22 (13.33%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.48%) Architect
5 12 (7.27%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (6.06%) Technical Support
8 8 (4.85%) Junior
8 8 (4.85%) Administrator
9 7 (4.24%) Team Leader
10 6 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.03%) Junior Developer
11 5 (3.03%) C# Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Applications Architect
11 5 (3.03%) Software Developer
11 5 (3.03%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.03%) C# .NET Developer
12 4 (2.42%) CRM Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM Developer
12 4 (2.42%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (31.52%) .NET
2 31 (18.79%) ASP.NET
3 20 (12.12%) WCF
4 19 (11.52%) HTML
5 15 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (8.48%) CSS
7 10 (6.06%) .NET Framework
8 9 (5.45%) Ajax
9 8 (4.85%) jQuery
10 7 (4.24%) Web Services
10 7 (4.24%) XML
10 7 (4.24%) MonoRail
10 7 (4.24%) NHibernate
10 7 (4.24%) Castle Windsor
10 7 (4.24%) Razor View Engine
10 7 (4.24%) ASP.NET MVC 4
11 4 (2.42%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.42%) HTML5
11 4 (2.42%) RESTful
11 4 (2.42%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.88%) PKI
2 12 (7.27%) Fat Client
2 12 (7.27%) Thin Client
2 12 (7.27%) Blackberry
3 9 (5.45%) iPhone
4 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.82%) CMDB
6 3 (1.82%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.21%) Clustering
7 2 (1.21%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.61%) FMCG
8 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 60 (36.36%) Windows
2 15 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (6.06%) Linux
5 8 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (3.03%) Windows XP
7 5 (3.03%) Android
7 5 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.42%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.82%) UNIX
9 3 (1.82%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.82%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.61%) AIX
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.85%) ITIL
2 21 (12.73%) CRM
3 19 (11.52%) OO
4 16 (9.70%) MVC
5 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 12 (7.27%) TDD
7 11 (6.67%) Web Application Development
8 10 (6.06%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (5.45%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (4.85%) Problem Management
10 8 (4.85%) Project Management
10 8 (4.85%) ERP
10 8 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (4.24%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (3.64%) ETL
12 6 (3.64%) Change Management
12 6 (3.64%) Software Engineering
13 5 (3.03%) Data Management
13 5 (3.03%) Scrum
13 5 (3.03%) UML
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.88%) SQL
2 38 (23.03%) C#
3 18 (10.91%) VB.NET
4 15 (9.09%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.06%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.42%) Ruby
7 3 (1.82%) C
7 3 (1.82%) VB
8 1 (0.61%) Python
8 1 (0.61%) VBA
8 1 (0.61%) VBScript
8 1 (0.61%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Degree
2 24 (14.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (10.91%) MCITP
4 14 (8.48%) MCSE
5 7 (4.24%) MCSA
6 5 (3.03%) MCP
7 3 (1.82%) ISSAP
7 3 (1.82%) ISSMP
7 3 (1.82%) CISM
7 3 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.82%) CISSP
7 3 (1.82%) MCDST
7 3 (1.82%) MCTS
8 2 (1.21%) NCIE
8 2 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.21%) ISEB
8 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) CIMA
9 1 (0.61%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.82%) COBIT
2 3 (1.82%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 36 (21.82%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.91%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.88%) NFS
5 6 (3.64%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.03%) vSphere
7 4 (2.42%) XenApp
7 4 (2.42%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.82%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.88%) HP SIM
1 13 (7.88%) SCCM
2 9 (5.45%) SCOM
3 3 (1.82%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.21%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.21%) WSUS
5 1 (0.61%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.61%) MOM
5 1 (0.61%) Netcool
Vendors
1 32 (19.39%) HP
2 23 (13.94%) VMware
3 22 (13.33%) Cisco
4 12 (7.27%) IBM
4 12 (7.27%) Dell
4 12 (7.27%) Citrix
5 8 (4.85%) Sage
6 5 (3.03%) Symantec
6 5 (3.03%) Facebook
7 4 (2.42%) ServiceNow
7 4 (2.42%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (2.42%) Oracle
8 3 (1.82%) SAP
8 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 3 (1.82%) NetApp
8 3 (1.82%) Avaya
8 3 (1.82%) Reuters
8 3 (1.82%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.82%) Google
8 3 (1.82%) ProCurve
Prescot
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £43000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Plc - Metaskil
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fresh AX Rollout
Posted: 11 days ago
Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Shares, Pension, Car, 4k Bonus
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago