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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 70 114 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 14.26% 17.87% 19.22%
As % of the Vendors category 35.35% 32.66% 37.42%
Number of salaries quoted 62 92 95
Average salary £27,750 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.61% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £44,000
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
198 349 302
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 40.33% 54.70% 51.36%
Number of salaries quoted 160 303 252
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +15.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £51,710 £52,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 54 £29,000 -10.76% 11
St Helens +4 9 £19,000 -21.64%
Southport -2 1 £57,500 +187.50% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 60 (42.25%) MS Excel
2 59 (41.55%) Windows
3 46 (32.39%) SQL
4 45 (31.69%) SQL Server
5 38 (26.76%) .NET
6 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
7 30 (21.13%) ASP.NET
8 29 (20.42%) MS Office
9 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (18.31%) C#
11 25 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (16.90%) MS Exchange
13 22 (15.49%) Finance
14 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
14 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (11.97%) T-SQL
15 17 (11.97%) MVC
15 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
16 16 (11.27%) HTML
16 16 (11.27%) CSS
16 16 (11.27%) ITIL
16 16 (11.27%) Degree
16 16 (11.27%) SCCM
16 16 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (10.56%) Linux
17 15 (10.56%) Citrix
18 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
18 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
19 12 (8.45%) Windows XP

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 (16.90%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) SharePoint
3 10 (7.04%) Umbraco
4 7 (4.93%) IIS
5 6 (4.23%) Node.js
6 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.82%) Lync
7 4 (2.82%) CMS
8 3 (2.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.70%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 60 (42.25%) MS Excel
2 29 (20.42%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Tridion
2 6 (4.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (2.82%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (2.11%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.70%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.70%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.34%) Office 365
2 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (7.04%) DNS
3 8 (5.63%) DHCP
4 7 (4.93%) Ethernet
5 6 (4.23%) WAN
5 6 (4.23%) Internet
6 5 (3.52%) LAN
7 4 (2.82%) Firewall
8 3 (2.11%) SAN
8 3 (2.11%) VoIP
8 3 (2.11%) VPN
8 3 (2.11%) VLAN
9 2 (1.41%) NAS
9 2 (1.41%) Wireless
10 1 (0.70%) HTTP
10 1 (0.70%) SMTP
10 1 (0.70%) PSTN
10 1 (0.70%) ADSL
10 1 (0.70%) ISDN
10 1 (0.70%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (31.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.04%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.04%) MySQL
3 10 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.93%) Crystal Reports
5 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (4.23%) NoSQL
6 6 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (3.52%) OLAP
8 4 (2.82%) SAP Data Services
8 4 (2.82%) QlikView
8 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (2.82%) Data Mining
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.11%) Spotfire
9 3 (2.11%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (1.41%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (7.75%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (15.49%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Law
2 11 (7.75%) Retail
3 8 (5.63%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.23%) Legal
5 4 (2.82%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Multimedia
6 3 (2.11%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (25.35%) Developer
2 28 (19.72%) Analyst
3 20 (14.08%) .NET Developer
4 12 (8.45%) Junior
5 8 (5.63%) Data Analyst
5 8 (5.63%) Administrator
5 8 (5.63%) Architect
5 8 (5.63%) Consultant
6 7 (4.93%) Junior Data Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Junior Analyst
6 7 (4.93%) Team Leader
7 6 (4.23%) Service Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (4.23%) SQL DBA
7 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.23%) DBA
7 6 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.52%) Support Analyst
8 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.76%) .NET
2 30 (21.13%) ASP.NET
3 16 (11.27%) HTML
3 16 (11.27%) CSS
3 16 (11.27%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (5.63%) WCF
5 7 (4.93%) Web Services
5 7 (4.93%) RESTful
5 7 (4.93%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 6 (4.23%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (4.23%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.82%) HTML5
8 3 (2.11%) LINQ
8 3 (2.11%) Laravel
8 3 (2.11%) Yii
8 3 (2.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (1.41%) CSS3
9 2 (1.41%) jQuery
9 2 (1.41%) XML
9 2 (1.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.34%) Visualisation
3 6 (4.23%) Open Source
3 6 (4.23%) Replication
3 6 (4.23%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.52%) FMCG
5 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.41%) AS400
6 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.70%) iPhone
7 1 (0.70%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (41.55%) Windows
2 19 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.56%) Linux
4 12 (8.45%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.75%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.63%) UNIX
7 8 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.52%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.82%) AIX
10 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.41%) Android
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.61%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (11.97%) MVC
3 16 (11.27%) ITIL
4 13 (9.15%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (7.75%) Project Management
6 10 (7.04%) Time Management
7 9 (6.34%) CRM
8 8 (5.63%) Service Management
9 7 (4.93%) OO
9 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 7 (4.93%) Migration
10 6 (4.23%) Analytics
10 6 (4.23%) Web Application Development
10 6 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (4.23%) BDD
10 6 (4.23%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (4.23%) ITSM
10 6 (4.23%) TDD
11 5 (3.52%) ETL
11 5 (3.52%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.39%) SQL
2 26 (18.31%) C#
3 19 (13.38%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.97%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.04%) PHP
6 9 (6.34%) VB.NET
7 6 (4.23%) Ruby
8 4 (2.82%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.41%) C
9 2 (1.41%) VB
10 1 (0.70%) Python
10 1 (0.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (19.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (11.27%) Degree
3 6 (4.23%) MCITP
4 5 (3.52%) MCSE
5 4 (2.82%) CIMA
5 4 (2.82%) MCSA
5 4 (2.82%) ACCA
6 3 (2.11%) CISSP
6 3 (2.11%) MCTS
6 3 (2.11%) ICAEW
6 3 (2.11%) ISSAP
6 3 (2.11%) ISSMP
6 3 (2.11%) CISM
6 3 (2.11%) CIPFA
6 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.41%) MCDST
7 2 (1.41%) MCP
7 2 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.63%) QA
1 8 (5.63%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.11%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (22.54%) Active Directory
2 17 (11.97%) Hyper-V
3 7 (4.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.82%) XenApp
5 2 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (11.27%) SCCM
2 10 (7.04%) SCOM
3 7 (4.93%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.82%) Windows Intune
5 4 (2.82%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.82%) Netcool
6 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.41%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.41%) WSUS
6 2 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (10.56%) Citrix
2 12 (8.45%) Cisco
3 9 (6.34%) VMware
4 7 (4.93%) Symantec
4 7 (4.93%) SAP
4 7 (4.93%) EPiServer
5 6 (4.23%) Tableau
6 5 (3.52%) IBM
6 5 (3.52%) Dell
6 5 (3.52%) Oracle
6 5 (3.52%) Teradata
7 4 (2.82%) Business Objects
7 4 (2.82%) HP
7 4 (2.82%) Avaya
7 4 (2.82%) Remedy
8 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.11%) Sage
8 3 (2.11%) Zend
9 2 (1.41%) Trend Micro
9 2 (1.41%) Tripwire
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £13.50 - £14 per hour
Posted: 14 hours ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 23 days ago