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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 13 10
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 75 77 126
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.57% 12.64% 18.92%
As % of the Vendors category 24.83% 28.62% 36.63%
Number of salaries quoted 63 58 121
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £25,000 £19,350
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £65,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
302 269 344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.60% 44.17% 51.65%
Number of salaries quoted 250 231 321
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +9 67 £37,500 -3.84% 12
Wirral -7 3 £40,000 +23.07% 4
St Helens -1 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 74 (44.05%) MS Excel
2 61 (36.31%) Windows
3 52 (30.95%) .NET
4 46 (27.38%) SQL
5 44 (26.19%) ITIL
6 38 (22.62%) C#
7 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
8 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
9 34 (20.24%) TCP/IP
10 33 (19.64%) HP
11 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
12 28 (16.67%) Degree
13 26 (15.48%) DNS
13 26 (15.48%) MS Office
13 26 (15.48%) Finance
14 25 (14.88%) MS Exchange
14 25 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 23 (13.69%) VMware
16 22 (13.10%) Cisco
17 21 (12.50%) CRM
17 21 (12.50%) HTML
17 21 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (11.31%) Hyper-V
18 19 (11.31%) MCITP
19 18 (10.71%) WCF
19 18 (10.71%) VB.NET
20 17 (10.12%) CSS
20 17 (10.12%) OO
20 17 (10.12%) Firewall
20 17 (10.12%) Dynamics CRM

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 12 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.38%) Lync
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.79%) Node.js
7 3 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.19%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) CMS
9 1 (0.60%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.60%) IIS
Applications
1 74 (44.05%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.48%) MS Office
3 4 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.79%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 17 (10.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.19%) Sage 1000
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.60%) Line 500
3 1 (0.60%) Tridion
3 1 (0.60%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.60%) SalesLogix
3 1 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.98%) SaaS
2 2 (1.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (20.24%) TCP/IP
2 26 (15.48%) DNS
3 17 (10.12%) Firewall
4 15 (8.93%) WAN
5 13 (7.74%) VPN
5 13 (7.74%) IPsec
5 13 (7.74%) Kerberos
6 10 (5.95%) VLAN
6 10 (5.95%) DHCP
6 10 (5.95%) LDAP
7 9 (5.36%) Structured Cabling
8 8 (4.76%) Ethernet
9 6 (3.57%) LAN
9 6 (3.57%) SAN
10 5 (2.98%) Internet
11 3 (1.79%) PSTN
11 3 (1.79%) ADSL
11 3 (1.79%) ISDN
12 2 (1.19%) NAS
12 2 (1.19%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (5.36%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (2.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.98%) DTS
6 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.79%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.19%) SAP Data Services
8 2 (1.19%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.19%) MySQL
8 2 (1.19%) MS Access
9 1 (0.60%) OLAP
9 1 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 7 (4.17%) NUnit
1 7 (4.17%) Subversion
1 7 (4.17%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.79%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.60%) Hudson
General
1 26 (15.48%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Retail
3 9 (5.36%) Legal
4 8 (4.76%) Advertising
5 3 (1.79%) Publishing
5 3 (1.79%) Banking
5 3 (1.79%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.79%) Law
5 3 (1.79%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.19%) German Language
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) Developer
2 30 (17.86%) Analyst
3 20 (11.90%) .NET Developer
4 14 (8.33%) Architect
5 13 (7.74%) Support Analyst
6 11 (6.55%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (5.95%) Technical Support
8 9 (5.36%) Team Leader
9 8 (4.76%) Administrator
9 8 (4.76%) Junior
10 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support
11 6 (3.57%) Software Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) 2nd Line Support
12 5 (2.98%) C# Developer
12 5 (2.98%) Junior Developer
12 5 (2.98%) Support Technician
12 5 (2.98%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.98%) 3rd Line Support
12 5 (2.98%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (30.95%) .NET
2 31 (18.45%) ASP.NET
3 21 (12.50%) HTML
4 18 (10.71%) WCF
5 17 (10.12%) CSS
6 15 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (5.95%) .NET Framework
7 10 (5.95%) jQuery
7 10 (5.95%) Ajax
8 8 (4.76%) XML
9 7 (4.17%) NHibernate
9 7 (4.17%) Web Services
9 7 (4.17%) MonoRail
9 7 (4.17%) Castle Windsor
9 7 (4.17%) Razor View Engine
9 7 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 4 (2.38%) WinForms
11 3 (1.79%) WSH
11 3 (1.79%) Silverlight
11 3 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.74%) PKI
2 12 (7.14%) Thin Client
2 12 (7.14%) Blackberry
2 12 (7.14%) Fat Client
3 9 (5.36%) iPhone
4 8 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.57%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.79%) CMDB
7 3 (1.79%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.19%) Replication
8 2 (1.19%) Clustering
9 1 (0.60%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.60%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 61 (36.31%) Windows
2 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (5.95%) Linux
5 9 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.38%) Android
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.79%) UNIX
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.19%) ITIL
2 21 (12.50%) CRM
3 17 (10.12%) OO
4 16 (9.52%) MVC
5 12 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
6 11 (6.55%) TDD
7 10 (5.95%) Web Application Development
7 10 (5.95%) Server Monitoring
8 9 (5.36%) ERP
9 8 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (4.17%) Project Management
10 7 (4.17%) Software Engineering
10 7 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (4.17%) Problem Management
11 6 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.57%) ETL
11 6 (3.57%) Change Management
12 5 (2.98%) Data Management
12 5 (2.98%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.38%) SQL
2 38 (22.62%) C#
3 18 (10.71%) VB.NET
4 16 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 12 (7.14%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.95%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.38%) VB
8 3 (1.79%) C
8 3 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) VBA
9 1 (0.60%) Python
9 1 (0.60%) VBScript
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (16.67%) Degree
2 25 (14.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (11.31%) MCITP
4 14 (8.33%) MCSE
5 8 (4.76%) MCSA
6 6 (3.57%) MCP
7 3 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (1.79%) CISSP
7 3 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.79%) CISM
7 3 (1.79%) ISSAP
7 3 (1.79%) ISSMP
7 3 (1.79%) MCDST
7 3 (1.79%) MCTS
8 2 (1.19%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.19%) ISEB
8 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.19%) NCIE
9 1 (0.60%) AAT
9 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (1.79%) COBIT
2 3 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 21 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (11.31%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.74%) NFS
5 6 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.98%) vSphere
6 5 (2.98%) XenApp
7 4 (2.38%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.79%) XenServer
8 3 (1.79%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) SCCM
2 13 (7.74%) HP SIM
3 8 (4.76%) SCOM
4 4 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.38%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.19%) WSUS
5 2 (1.19%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.60%) MOM
6 1 (0.60%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 33 (19.64%) HP
2 23 (13.69%) VMware
3 22 (13.10%) Cisco
4 12 (7.14%) Dell
5 11 (6.55%) Citrix
6 10 (5.95%) IBM
7 8 (4.76%) Sage
8 6 (3.57%) Symantec
8 6 (3.57%) Facebook
9 5 (2.98%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (1.79%) Reuters
10 3 (1.79%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.79%) NetApp
10 3 (1.79%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.79%) Oracle
10 3 (1.79%) Avaya
10 3 (1.79%) Twitter
10 3 (1.79%) Google
10 3 (1.79%) ProCurve
Wirral, Merseyside
Unilever
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £42000 - £49000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Ex benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Fresh AX Rollout
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + Shares, Pension, Car, 4k Bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Jumar Solutions
Salary: £26000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Liverpool Direct
Salary: From £34,894 to £39,351 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £35,000 circa
Posted: 23 days ago
Wirral
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago