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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 111 83 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.27% 13.37% 18.61%
As % of the Vendors category 44.40% 25.08% 38.05%
Number of salaries quoted 64 70 68
Average salary £32,500 £38,250 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.03% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £22,900 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,100 £42,550
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
250 331 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 52.41% 53.30% 48.92%
Number of salaries quoted 176 286 182
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 May 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 22 May 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 +11 86 £33,250 -16.87% 26
Birkenhead - 6 £35,500 - 3
St Helens -3 3 £30,000 -6.25% 1
Wirral +4 2 £25,750 -41.14% 3
Bootle - 2 £30,000 -
Prescot - 1 £22,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 82 (45.05%) SQL
2 81 (44.51%) SQL Server
3 67 (36.81%) MS Excel
4 63 (34.62%) Windows
5 49 (26.92%) SharePoint
6 47 (25.82%) .NET
7 42 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 40 (21.98%) C#
9 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
10 38 (20.88%) MS Office
11 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
12 33 (18.13%) T-SQL
13 32 (17.58%) ASP.NET
14 29 (15.93%) Finance
14 29 (15.93%) IBM
15 25 (13.74%) IIS
15 25 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (13.74%) VMware
16 24 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
16 24 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
17 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
18 22 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 22 (12.09%) CSS
18 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
19 21 (11.54%) HTML
19 21 (11.54%) Windows 7
20 20 (10.99%) .NET Framework
21 19 (10.44%) DNS
21 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 49 (26.92%) SharePoint
2 25 (13.74%) IIS
3 22 (12.09%) MS Exchange
4 18 (9.89%) SharePoint 2010
5 16 (8.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (7.14%) Documentum
6 13 (7.14%) Alfresco
6 13 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 12 (6.59%) SAS
8 11 (6.04%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (2.20%) CMS
11 4 (2.20%) Umbraco
12 3 (1.65%) OpenEdge
12 3 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
13 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
Applications
1 67 (36.81%) MS Excel
2 38 (20.88%) MS Office
3 12 (6.59%) SPSS
4 4 (2.20%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.10%) MS Project
6 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.20%) Exstream
3 3 (1.65%) Visualfiles
4 2 (1.10%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.55%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.55%) OPENContractor
5 1 (0.55%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.55%) Agresso
5 1 (0.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.24%) Office 365
2 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) Yammer
3 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.44%) DNS
2 16 (8.79%) DHCP
3 9 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.40%) VPN
4 8 (4.40%) SAN
5 7 (3.85%) LAN
5 7 (3.85%) Internet
6 6 (3.30%) FTP
6 6 (3.30%) WAN
7 5 (2.75%) VoIP
7 5 (2.75%) SSL
8 4 (2.20%) HTTP
8 4 (2.20%) Firewall
8 4 (2.20%) VLAN
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco ISE
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.65%) FCoE
9 3 (1.65%) iSCSI
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (44.51%) SQL Server
2 24 (13.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (12.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (9.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 13 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (7.14%) MongoDB
6 12 (6.59%) Pentaho
6 12 (6.59%) QlikView
7 11 (6.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (4.95%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (2.20%) MySQL
10 4 (2.20%) Base SAS
10 4 (2.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (1.10%) OLAP
11 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
11 2 (1.10%) MS Access
12 1 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (2.75%) Moq
1 5 (2.75%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.75%) NUnit
2 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.10%) MSI
3 2 (1.10%) MSTest
3 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.55%) WinDbg
General
1 29 (15.93%) Finance
2 11 (6.04%) Legal
3 7 (3.85%) Law
3 7 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.75%) Electronics
4 5 (2.75%) Advertising
5 4 (2.20%) Back Office
6 2 (1.10%) Front Office
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.55%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.55%) Retail
7 1 (0.55%) Games
7 1 (0.55%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (24.73%) Developer
2 32 (17.58%) Analyst
3 23 (12.64%) Administrator
4 20 (10.99%) Consultant
5 14 (7.69%) SQL DBA
5 14 (7.69%) Architect
5 14 (7.69%) DBA
6 13 (7.14%) Test Analyst
7 11 (6.04%) Business Intelligence Consultant
7 11 (6.04%) SharePoint Developer
8 9 (4.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (4.40%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.40%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.40%) SAS BI Consultant
10 6 (3.30%) Desktop Support
10 6 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.30%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.30%) .NET Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Database Developer
11 5 (2.75%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (25.82%) .NET
2 32 (17.58%) ASP.NET
3 22 (12.09%) CSS
4 21 (11.54%) HTML
5 20 (10.99%) .NET Framework
6 11 (6.04%) WCF
6 11 (6.04%) Ajax
7 8 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (3.85%) jQuery
9 6 (3.30%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (2.75%) AngularJS
10 5 (2.75%) Backbone.js
10 5 (2.75%) Ninject
10 5 (2.75%) COM
10 5 (2.75%) VXML
11 4 (2.20%) Web Services
12 3 (1.65%) HTML5
13 2 (1.10%) XML
13 2 (1.10%) J2EE
13 2 (1.10%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Replication
2 15 (8.24%) Open Source
3 13 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 11 (6.04%) Management Information System
5 10 (5.49%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.85%) Data Integration
6 7 (3.85%) Blackberry
7 6 (3.30%) Thin Client
7 6 (3.30%) Fat Client
7 6 (3.30%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.75%) Mathematics
8 5 (2.75%) IVR
8 5 (2.75%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.65%) FlexPod
9 3 (1.65%) Statistics
10 1 (0.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.55%) Data Conversion
10 1 (0.55%) Social Media
10 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.55%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.62%) Windows
2 23 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 11 (6.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (3.85%) Windows 8
5 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.20%) Linux
7 4 (2.20%) Android
8 2 (1.10%) UNIX
8 2 (1.10%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.55%) NetWare
9 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (13.74%) Stakeholder Management
3 24 (13.19%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (9.34%) Content Management
4 17 (9.34%) Document Management
4 17 (9.34%) ITIL
4 17 (9.34%) CRM
5 15 (8.24%) OO
5 15 (8.24%) Business Analysis
6 14 (7.69%) ETL
7 12 (6.59%) Analytics
7 12 (6.59%) Business Analytics
7 12 (6.59%) Test Scripting
8 11 (6.04%) OOA/OOD
8 11 (6.04%) MVC
8 11 (6.04%) Test Planning
9 9 (4.95%) Project Management
10 8 (4.40%) Data Visualisation
11 7 (3.85%) Business Development
12 6 (3.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 82 (45.05%) SQL
2 40 (21.98%) C#
3 34 (18.68%) JavaScript
4 33 (18.13%) T-SQL
5 16 (8.79%) Python
6 12 (6.59%) R
7 9 (4.95%) VB.NET
8 8 (4.40%) Java
9 4 (2.20%) VB
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
11 1 (0.55%) X++
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
11 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 42 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (10.44%) Security Cleared
3 17 (9.34%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.79%) MCP
5 13 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (7.14%) CCNA
5 13 (7.14%) DV Cleared
6 12 (6.59%) MCTS
6 12 (6.59%) MCSE
6 12 (6.59%) ISEB
7 11 (6.04%) MCAD
7 11 (6.04%) MCSD
8 10 (5.49%) ISTQB
9 9 (4.95%) Degree
10 8 (4.40%) Citrix Certification
10 8 (4.40%) MCITP
11 5 (2.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (2.20%) CCA
12 4 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.65%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 4 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (13.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.40%) vSphere
2 8 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 7 (3.85%) XenApp
4 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.55%) XenServer
6 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (3.30%) SCCM
2 5 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.20%) WSUS
3 4 (2.20%) SCOM
4 3 (1.65%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 29 (15.93%) IBM
2 25 (13.74%) VMware
3 16 (8.79%) EMC
4 15 (8.24%) Business Objects
5 14 (7.69%) Citrix
6 13 (7.14%) OpenText
6 13 (7.14%) Tableau
7 12 (6.59%) Cognos
7 12 (6.59%) Oracle
8 11 (6.04%) Cisco
9 8 (4.40%) Teradata
9 8 (4.40%) Cloudera
10 6 (3.30%) HP
11 3 (1.65%) Meraki
11 3 (1.65%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.65%) Sage
11 3 (1.65%) Apple
11 3 (1.65%) NetApp
12 2 (1.10%) Symantec
12 2 (1.10%) Bloomberg
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e-Recruiter
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 21 hours ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £63,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southport
People Source
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
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Maclean Moore Consulting
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + benefits
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
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Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Excellent Salary Negotiable + Company Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Clayton Group
Salary: £17000 - £19000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Extensive benefits package
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, flexible hours
Posted: 7 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Newton Blue
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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Newton Blue
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Bens
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