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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 15 15
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 83 74 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.94% 11.58% 12.52%
As % of the Vendors category 34.73% 24.92% 29.01%
Number of salaries quoted 47 62 58
Average salary £30,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.49% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,700 £52,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
239 297 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 48.78% 46.48% 43.16%
Number of salaries quoted 172 246 227
Average salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,250 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 July 2015.

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 30 July 2015. 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 +1 49 £30,000 -17.80% 17
Southport - 11 £40,000 - 2
Bootle - 8 £30,000 -
Birkenhead - 7 £29,250 - 1
Wirral +10 1 £29,000 -27.50%
St Helens +4 1 £17,500 -50.00% 2
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 77 (39.29%) SQL
2 73 (37.24%) SQL Server
3 67 (34.18%) Windows
3 67 (34.18%) MS Excel
4 52 (26.53%) .NET
5 44 (22.45%) C#
6 42 (21.43%) MS Office
7 41 (20.92%) SharePoint
8 39 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
10 34 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
11 32 (16.33%) IBM
11 32 (16.33%) JavaScript
12 31 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 30 (15.31%) Finance
14 29 (14.80%) VMware
15 28 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
16 26 (13.27%) T-SQL
17 25 (12.76%) Active Directory
17 25 (12.76%) EMC
18 24 (12.24%) IIS
18 24 (12.24%) Open Source
19 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
19 23 (11.73%) ASP.NET
19 23 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 22 (11.22%) HTML
20 22 (11.22%) Security Cleared
20 22 (11.22%) Analytics
21 21 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
22 20 (10.20%) Oracle

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 41 (20.92%) SharePoint
2 24 (12.24%) IIS
3 17 (8.67%) MS Exchange
4 15 (7.65%) SAS
5 13 (6.63%) Alfresco
5 13 (6.63%) Documentum
6 12 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (4.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 8 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (3.57%) JBoss
10 5 (2.55%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (1.53%) OpenEdge
12 3 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.53%) CMS
13 2 (1.02%) Umbraco
14 1 (0.51%) Node.js
14 1 (0.51%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 67 (34.18%) MS Excel
2 42 (21.43%) MS Office
3 15 (7.65%) SPSS
4 5 (2.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.04%) Exstream
2 4 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (1.53%) Visualfiles
4 1 (0.51%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.57%) Office 365
3 2 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.69%) DNS
2 15 (7.65%) DHCP
3 11 (5.61%) SAN
4 9 (4.59%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.59%) VPN
5 7 (3.57%) LAN
5 7 (3.57%) WAN
6 6 (3.06%) Internet
7 5 (2.55%) SSL
7 5 (2.55%) Firewall
7 5 (2.55%) VoIP
8 4 (2.04%) FTP
8 4 (2.04%) HTTP
8 4 (2.04%) VLAN
8 4 (2.04%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.53%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.53%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.53%) FCoE
9 3 (1.53%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (37.24%) SQL Server
2 31 (15.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (11.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (10.71%) BusinessObjects
5 20 (10.20%) MongoDB
6 19 (9.69%) Pentaho
7 15 (7.65%) QlikView
8 14 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (4.08%) NoSQL
12 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (3.57%) Base SAS
13 7 (3.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
13 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 4 (2.04%) MySQL
15 3 (1.53%) OLAP
16 2 (1.02%) MS Access
16 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 8 (4.08%) MSI
2 7 (3.57%) Ant
2 7 (3.57%) Maven
2 7 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.55%) Moq
3 5 (2.55%) NUnit
4 4 (2.04%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.02%) MSTest
5 2 (1.02%) Servoy
6 1 (0.51%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.51%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.51%) SilkTest
6 1 (0.51%) Selenium
6 1 (0.51%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 30 (15.31%) Finance
2 12 (6.12%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.10%) Legal
4 9 (4.59%) Electronics
4 9 (4.59%) Law
5 7 (3.57%) Manufacturing
6 5 (2.55%) Marketing
7 4 (2.04%) Advertising
7 4 (2.04%) Back Office
8 2 (1.02%) Front Office
8 2 (1.02%) Banking
9 1 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.51%) Mandarin Language
9 1 (0.51%) French Language
9 1 (0.51%) German Language
9 1 (0.51%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.51%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.51%) Publishing
9 1 (0.51%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (25.51%) Developer
2 34 (17.35%) Analyst
3 26 (13.27%) Consultant
4 24 (12.24%) Administrator
5 16 (8.16%) DBA
6 14 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 13 (6.63%) Architect
8 12 (6.12%) SQL DBA
9 11 (5.61%) Business Intelligence Consultant
10 10 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (4.59%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.59%) SQL Developer
12 8 (4.08%) Senior Consultant
12 8 (4.08%) IT Consultant
12 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 8 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
12 8 (4.08%) SAS BI Consultant
13 7 (3.57%) Applications Support
14 6 (3.06%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (26.53%) .NET
2 23 (11.73%) ASP.NET
3 22 (11.22%) HTML
4 20 (10.20%) CSS
5 15 (7.65%) .NET Framework
6 11 (5.61%) XML
7 10 (5.10%) SOAP
7 10 (5.10%) Web Services
7 10 (5.10%) COM
8 9 (4.59%) jQuery
9 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.08%) WSDL
9 8 (4.08%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.08%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (3.57%) HornetQ
10 7 (3.57%) XHTML
10 7 (3.57%) JDBC
10 7 (3.57%) Hibernate
10 7 (3.57%) Spring
11 6 (3.06%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.69%) Replication
2 17 (8.67%) Data Centre
3 16 (8.16%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.16%) Visualisation
4 13 (6.63%) Management Information System
4 13 (6.63%) Blackberry
5 8 (4.08%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.57%) Data Integration
7 5 (2.55%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.55%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.55%) Mathematics
7 5 (2.55%) IVR
7 5 (2.55%) Client/Server
7 5 (2.55%) Thin Client
7 5 (2.55%) Clustering
8 4 (2.04%) DTV
9 3 (1.53%) Statistics
9 3 (1.53%) FlexPod
10 2 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
10 2 (1.02%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 67 (34.18%) Windows
2 23 (11.73%) Windows 7
3 19 (9.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.12%) Linux
5 7 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
5 7 (3.57%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.55%) Android
8 4 (2.04%) UNIX
9 3 (1.53%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.02%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) NetWare
11 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.90%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (17.35%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
4 24 (12.24%) Open Source
5 22 (11.22%) Analytics
6 18 (9.18%) Business Analysis
7 17 (8.67%) Content Management
7 17 (8.67%) ETL
8 16 (8.16%) ITIL
9 15 (7.65%) Document Management
9 15 (7.65%) Business Analytics
10 12 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 12 (6.12%) Scrum
10 12 (6.12%) Test Scripting
11 11 (5.61%) Data Visualisation
11 11 (5.61%) Test Planning
12 10 (5.10%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (5.10%) TDD
12 10 (5.10%) MVC
12 10 (5.10%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 77 (39.29%) SQL
2 44 (22.45%) C#
3 32 (16.33%) JavaScript
4 26 (13.27%) T-SQL
5 19 (9.69%) Python
6 15 (7.65%) Java
6 15 (7.65%) R
7 8 (4.08%) VB
8 5 (2.55%) VB.NET
9 4 (2.04%) LINC
10 2 (1.02%) VBA
11 1 (0.51%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (18.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (11.22%) Security Cleared
3 18 (9.18%) Degree
4 16 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (8.16%) MCSE
4 16 (8.16%) CCNA
5 14 (7.14%) MCP
5 14 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (6.63%) DV Cleared
6 13 (6.63%) ISEB
7 11 (5.61%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (5.61%) ISTQB
8 8 (4.08%) EMC Certification
9 7 (3.57%) MCTS
9 7 (3.57%) MCITP
10 6 (3.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 5 (2.55%) MCAD
11 5 (2.55%) MCSD
12 4 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.53%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.14%) QA
2 4 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (12.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.57%) XenApp
3 7 (3.57%) vSphere
4 6 (3.06%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.55%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.04%) SRDF
7 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.51%) XenServer
8 1 (0.51%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (5.61%) SCCM
2 5 (2.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (2.55%) WSUS
3 3 (1.53%) SCOM
4 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.51%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.51%) MOM
4 1 (0.51%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 32 (16.33%) IBM
2 29 (14.80%) VMware
3 25 (12.76%) EMC
4 20 (10.20%) Oracle
5 18 (9.18%) Citrix
6 16 (8.16%) Tableau
7 15 (7.65%) Cognos
8 14 (7.14%) Cisco
9 13 (6.63%) OpenText
10 8 (4.08%) Cloudera
10 8 (4.08%) Teradata
10 8 (4.08%) HP
11 6 (3.06%) SAP
12 5 (2.55%) Unisys
12 5 (2.55%) Apple
13 3 (1.53%) Sage
13 3 (1.53%) Meraki
13 3 (1.53%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.53%) NetApp
13 3 (1.53%) Avaya
Southport, Merseyside
People Source Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + progression routes + development programme
Posted: 1 hour ago
Birkenhead
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 22 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Human Recognition Systems
Salary: From £27,500 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Southport
Experian
Salary: Pension, bonus scheme
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum + comm, phone, hols, training
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
St. Helens
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago