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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 13 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 75 89 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.30% 14.02% 16.95%
As % of the Vendors category 30.74% 26.33% 34.26%
Number of salaries quoted 62 71 95
Average salary £38,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £24,500 £24,271
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £65,000 £45,600
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
244 338 289
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 43.26% 53.23% 49.49%
Number of salaries quoted 203 304 263
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +16.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,350 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +3.12%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 55 £40,000 -5.88% 20
St Helens +6 7 £19,000 -36.66% 1
Wirral -9 5 £41,750 -30.41% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 68 (46.58%) MS Excel
2 60 (41.10%) Windows
3 45 (30.82%) .NET
4 44 (30.14%) SQL
5 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
6 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
7 30 (20.55%) MS Office
7 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
8 29 (19.86%) C#
9 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
11 23 (15.75%) ITIL
11 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (13.01%) Degree
12 19 (13.01%) JavaScript
12 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
12 19 (13.01%) DNS
13 18 (12.33%) Citrix
14 17 (11.64%) Finance
14 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
15 16 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (10.96%) HTML
15 16 (10.96%) CSS
16 15 (10.27%) HP
16 15 (10.27%) SCCM
17 14 (9.59%) VB.NET
17 14 (9.59%) SharePoint
17 14 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 24 (16.44%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.59%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.79%) Umbraco
4 6 (4.11%) Node.js
4 6 (4.11%) IIS
5 5 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.74%) Lync
7 3 (2.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.05%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.37%) CMS
9 1 (0.68%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.68%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 68 (46.58%) MS Excel
2 30 (20.55%) MS Office
3 2 (1.37%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Tridion
2 4 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.05%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.68%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (0.68%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.11%) Office 365
2 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.01%) TCP/IP
1 19 (13.01%) DNS
2 11 (7.53%) Firewall
3 10 (6.85%) DHCP
4 7 (4.79%) IPsec
4 7 (4.79%) LDAP
4 7 (4.79%) Ethernet
4 7 (4.79%) Kerberos
5 6 (4.11%) WAN
6 5 (3.42%) SAN
6 5 (3.42%) VPN
6 5 (3.42%) LAN
7 3 (2.05%) VLAN
7 3 (2.05%) VoIP
7 3 (2.05%) Internet
8 2 (1.37%) NAS
8 2 (1.37%) Wireless
9 1 (0.68%) IMAP
9 1 (0.68%) ADSL
9 1 (0.68%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (26.03%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.85%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (6.16%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.79%) MySQL
4 7 (4.79%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (4.11%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.11%) Crystal Reports
5 6 (4.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (2.05%) Data Mining
8 3 (2.05%) OLAP
8 3 (2.05%) SAP Data Services
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.37%) QlikView
9 2 (1.37%) SAP BW
9 2 (1.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
10 1 (0.68%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 12 (8.22%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.11%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 17 (11.64%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Law
2 7 (4.79%) Retail
3 6 (4.11%) Advertising
4 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.74%) Banking
5 4 (2.74%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Legal
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (23.29%) Developer
2 30 (20.55%) Analyst
3 22 (15.07%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.59%) Junior
4 14 (9.59%) Architect
5 11 (7.53%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.85%) Data Analyst
7 9 (6.16%) Technical Support
8 8 (5.48%) Team Leader
9 7 (4.79%) Junior Analyst
9 7 (4.79%) Junior Data Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Administrator
10 5 (3.42%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.42%) Applications Architect
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Information Security Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Senior Information Analyst
11 4 (2.74%) Support Technician
11 4 (2.74%) Information Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (30.82%) .NET
2 30 (20.55%) ASP.NET
3 16 (10.96%) ASP.NET MVC
3 16 (10.96%) HTML
3 16 (10.96%) CSS
4 11 (7.53%) WCF
5 7 (4.79%) RESTful
6 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.11%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (4.11%) .NET Framework
7 5 (3.42%) Web Services
7 5 (3.42%) jQuery
8 4 (2.74%) LINQ
8 4 (2.74%) HTML5
9 3 (2.05%) XML
10 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.37%) CSS3
10 2 (1.37%) Flash
11 1 (0.68%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.64%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.48%) Visualisation
3 7 (4.79%) PKI
3 7 (4.79%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.74%) FMCG
6 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.37%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.37%) Replication
7 2 (1.37%) AS400
8 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.68%) Open Source
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (41.10%) Windows
2 16 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (8.22%) Linux
4 10 (6.85%) Windows 7
4 10 (6.85%) Windows XP
5 8 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (4.79%) UNIX
7 4 (2.74%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.74%) AIX
8 2 (1.37%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.37%) Android
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.75%) ITIL
1 23 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (8.90%) MVC
4 11 (7.53%) Business Intelligence
5 9 (6.16%) OO
6 7 (4.79%) TDD
6 7 (4.79%) Project Management
6 7 (4.79%) CRM
6 7 (4.79%) Server Monitoring
7 6 (4.11%) BDD
7 6 (4.11%) Web Application Development
7 6 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 6 (4.11%) Time Management
7 6 (4.11%) Migration
8 5 (3.42%) ITSM
8 5 (3.42%) Security Management
8 5 (3.42%) Service Management
8 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.42%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.14%) SQL
2 29 (19.86%) C#
3 19 (13.01%) JavaScript
4 14 (9.59%) VB.NET
5 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
6 9 (6.16%) PowerShell
7 6 (4.11%) PHP
7 6 (4.11%) Ruby
8 4 (2.74%) C
9 2 (1.37%) VB
10 1 (0.68%) PowerHouse
10 1 (0.68%) Python
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
10 1 (0.68%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (17.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (13.01%) Degree
3 13 (8.90%) MCITP
4 12 (8.22%) MCSE
5 5 (3.42%) MCSA
6 4 (2.74%) CISSP
6 4 (2.74%) ISSAP
6 4 (2.74%) ISSMP
6 4 (2.74%) CISM
7 3 (2.05%) MCDST
7 3 (2.05%) MCTS
7 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.05%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.37%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 2 (1.37%) ISEB
8 2 (1.37%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.68%) CIMA
9 1 (0.68%) MCPD
9 1 (0.68%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.79%) SLA
1 7 (4.79%) QA
2 4 (2.74%) COBIT
2 4 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 40 (27.40%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (4.79%) NFS
5 4 (2.74%) XenApp
5 4 (2.74%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.05%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.68%) vSphere
8 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 15 (10.27%) SCCM
2 10 (6.85%) SCOM
3 9 (6.16%) HP SIM
4 4 (2.74%) Windows Intune
4 4 (2.74%) Netcool
4 4 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.05%) WSUS
5 3 (2.05%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.37%) Nagios
6 2 (1.37%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (12.33%) Citrix
2 15 (10.27%) HP
3 13 (8.90%) VMware
3 13 (8.90%) Dell
3 13 (8.90%) Cisco
4 12 (8.22%) IBM
5 7 (4.79%) SAP
6 6 (4.11%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.42%) Symantec
7 5 (3.42%) Oracle
7 5 (3.42%) Tableau
8 4 (2.74%) Remedy
8 4 (2.74%) Avaya
8 4 (2.74%) Sage
8 4 (2.74%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.74%) Teradata
9 3 (2.05%) Reuters
9 3 (2.05%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.37%) ProCurve
10 2 (1.37%) Trend Micro
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 + Bens
Posted: 16 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum + 25 days holiday + bonus scheme
Posted: 17 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Car, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
The Walton Centre
Salary: From £21,478 to £27,901 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £20k
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + Training on ASP.NET MVC5
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £32000.00 - £37000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £120 - £163 per day
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