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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 58 72 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 13.55% 12.12% 13.22%
As % of the Vendors category 27.10% 26.67% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 36 57 64
Average salary £30,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,750 £21,050 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £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
214 270 305
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 50.00% 45.45% 48.57%
Number of salaries quoted 158 218 274
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £65,000 £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 3 September 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 3 September 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 +3 38 £32,000 -20.00% 26
Southport - 7 £39,500 - 2
Bootle - 4 £30,000 -
Birkenhead - 3 £25,000 -
Wirral +9 1 £34,000 -12.82% 3
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 71 (41.04%) MS Excel
2 60 (34.68%) SQL
3 58 (33.53%) Windows
4 54 (31.21%) SQL Server
5 45 (26.01%) MS Office
5 45 (26.01%) .NET
6 38 (21.97%) C#
7 32 (18.50%) SharePoint
8 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (17.34%) Business Intelligence
10 27 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (14.45%) Windows 7
12 24 (13.87%) VMware
12 24 (13.87%) IBM
12 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
13 23 (13.29%) JavaScript
14 22 (12.72%) Active Directory
14 22 (12.72%) Finance
14 22 (12.72%) QA
15 21 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
15 21 (12.14%) EMC
16 20 (11.56%) HTML
16 20 (11.56%) Degree
16 20 (11.56%) Open Source
16 20 (11.56%) Analytics
17 19 (10.98%) Oracle
18 18 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 18 (10.40%) MongoDB
19 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
19 17 (9.83%) T-SQL

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 32 (18.50%) SharePoint
2 13 (7.51%) IIS
3 12 (6.94%) SAS
4 10 (5.78%) MS Exchange
5 9 (5.20%) Documentum
5 9 (5.20%) Alfresco
6 8 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (4.62%) JBoss
7 3 (1.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.73%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.16%) Node.js
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.16%) CMS
9 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.58%) WorkSite
9 1 (0.58%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.58%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 71 (41.04%) MS Excel
2 45 (26.01%) MS Office
3 12 (6.94%) SPSS
4 6 (3.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (2.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.73%) Exstream
2 3 (1.73%) Visualfiles
3 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.58%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.16%) Office 365
3 1 (0.58%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.78%) DNS
2 9 (5.20%) SAN
3 8 (4.62%) DHCP
4 6 (3.47%) WAN
4 6 (3.47%) VPN
5 5 (2.89%) Internet
5 5 (2.89%) TCP/IP
5 5 (2.89%) LAN
6 4 (2.31%) VoIP
6 4 (2.31%) VLAN
6 4 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (2.31%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.73%) IPsec
7 3 (1.73%) FCoE
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (1.73%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (1.73%) HTTP
7 3 (1.73%) SSL
7 3 (1.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 27 (15.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 18 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 18 (10.40%) MongoDB
4 17 (9.83%) BusinessObjects
5 16 (9.25%) Pentaho
6 12 (6.94%) QlikView
6 12 (6.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (5.20%) NoSQL
8 8 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (4.05%) Base SAS
9 7 (4.05%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 6 (3.47%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (3.47%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (1.73%) Relational Database
12 3 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 2 (1.16%) MySQL
13 2 (1.16%) OLAP
14 1 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (4.62%) Ant
1 8 (4.62%) MSI
1 8 (4.62%) Maven
1 8 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (2.89%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.89%) Moq
3 5 (2.89%) NUnit
4 3 (1.73%) SilkTest
4 3 (1.73%) Selenium
4 3 (1.73%) Rational Functional Tester
4 3 (1.73%) HP UFT
5 2 (1.16%) MSTest
5 2 (1.16%) Servoy
6 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (12.72%) Finance
2 12 (6.94%) Telecoms
3 10 (5.78%) Law
4 9 (5.20%) Electronics
5 8 (4.62%) Legal
6 7 (4.05%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.89%) Marketing
8 4 (2.31%) Advertising
8 4 (2.31%) Back Office
9 3 (1.73%) Banking
10 2 (1.16%) Publishing
11 1 (0.58%) Games
11 1 (0.58%) Front Office
11 1 (0.58%) Retail
11 1 (0.58%) Mandarin Language
11 1 (0.58%) French Language
11 1 (0.58%) German Language
11 1 (0.58%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.58%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (26.01%) Developer
2 33 (19.08%) Analyst
3 22 (12.72%) Consultant
4 21 (12.14%) Administrator
5 14 (8.09%) Test Analyst
6 12 (6.94%) DBA
7 10 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.78%) Software Developer
7 10 (5.78%) Support Analyst
8 9 (5.20%) Architect
8 9 (5.20%) SQL Developer
9 8 (4.62%) SQL DBA
9 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (4.62%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 8 (4.62%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
9 8 (4.62%) IT Consultant
9 8 (4.62%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 8 (4.62%) Senior Consultant
10 6 (3.47%) Applications Support
10 6 (3.47%) Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (26.01%) .NET
2 20 (11.56%) HTML
3 16 (9.25%) ASP.NET
4 15 (8.67%) CSS
5 13 (7.51%) SOAP
5 13 (7.51%) Web Services
6 12 (6.94%) XML
7 10 (5.78%) .NET Framework
8 9 (5.20%) COM
8 9 (5.20%) jQuery
8 9 (5.20%) AngularJS
9 8 (4.62%) HornetQ
9 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (4.62%) JDBC
9 8 (4.62%) XHTML
9 8 (4.62%) WSDL
9 8 (4.62%) Spring
9 8 (4.62%) Hibernate
10 5 (2.89%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.67%) Replication
2 14 (8.09%) Data Centre
3 13 (7.51%) Visualisation
4 12 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (6.94%) Blackberry
5 11 (6.36%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.62%) Computer Science
7 7 (4.05%) Data Integration
8 6 (3.47%) E-Learning
9 5 (2.89%) IVR
9 5 (2.89%) Mathematics
9 5 (2.89%) Fat Client
9 5 (2.89%) Clustering
9 5 (2.89%) Client/Server
9 5 (2.89%) Thin Client
10 4 (2.31%) DTV
10 4 (2.31%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.73%) Statistics
11 3 (1.73%) FlexPod
12 2 (1.16%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 58 (33.53%) Windows
2 25 (14.45%) Windows 7
3 16 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.94%) Linux
5 8 (4.62%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (3.47%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.89%) UNIX
8 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.73%) Android
10 2 (1.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.58%) NetWare
11 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (17.34%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (12.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (11.56%) Open Source
4 20 (11.56%) Analytics
5 15 (8.67%) Test Scripting
5 15 (8.67%) ETL
6 14 (8.09%) ITIL
7 13 (7.51%) Software Engineering
7 13 (7.51%) Scrum
8 12 (6.94%) Content Management
8 12 (6.94%) Business Analysis
8 12 (6.94%) Business Analytics
9 11 (6.36%) Automated Testing
9 11 (6.36%) TDD
9 11 (6.36%) MVC
9 11 (6.36%) Test Management
9 11 (6.36%) Data Visualisation
10 10 (5.78%) Document Management
10 10 (5.78%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 60 (34.68%) SQL
2 38 (21.97%) C#
3 23 (13.29%) JavaScript
4 17 (9.83%) T-SQL
5 15 (8.67%) Java
5 15 (8.67%) Python
6 12 (6.94%) R
7 7 (4.05%) VB
7 7 (4.05%) VB.NET
8 4 (2.31%) LINC
9 2 (1.16%) VBA
10 1 (0.58%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (13.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (11.56%) Degree
3 17 (9.83%) Security Cleared
4 16 (9.25%) ISEB
5 13 (7.51%) MCSE
5 13 (7.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (6.94%) CCNA
6 12 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (6.36%) ISTQB
8 9 (5.20%) SC Cleared
8 9 (5.20%) DV Cleared
8 9 (5.20%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (4.62%) EMC Certification
10 5 (2.89%) MCP
11 4 (2.31%) MCITP
12 3 (1.73%) CCNP
12 3 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.16%) MCDST
13 2 (1.16%) MCTS
13 2 (1.16%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.72%) QA
2 3 (1.73%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (12.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.89%) XenApp
4 4 (2.31%) SRDF
4 4 (2.31%) vSphere
5 3 (1.73%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.58%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (6.94%) SCCM
2 5 (2.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (2.31%) WSUS
4 3 (1.73%) SCOM
5 1 (0.58%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.58%) MOM
Vendors
1 24 (13.87%) IBM
1 24 (13.87%) VMware
2 21 (12.14%) EMC
3 19 (10.98%) Oracle
4 15 (8.67%) Cisco
5 14 (8.09%) Citrix
6 13 (7.51%) Tableau
7 12 (6.94%) Cognos
8 9 (5.20%) OpenText
9 7 (4.05%) SAP
10 6 (3.47%) HP
11 5 (2.89%) Teradata
11 5 (2.89%) Cloudera
12 4 (2.31%) Unisys
12 4 (2.31%) Avaya
13 3 (1.73%) NetApp
13 3 (1.73%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.73%) Meraki
14 2 (1.16%) Xamarin
14 2 (1.16%) Google
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + extensive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £42,000 per annum TO £40K/42K + Benefits incl car allo
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: Bonus, Pension, Healthcare, Agile Working
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus!
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Car
Posted: 8 days ago
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, gym, certifications
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + niche, benefits, great pension
Posted: 10 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago