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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 107 63 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 19.42% 13.32% 18.24%
As % of the Vendors category 40.38% 32.14% 33.96%
Number of salaries quoted 82 59 86
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,950 £21,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,650 £55,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
265 196 318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 48.09% 41.44% 53.72%
Number of salaries quoted 206 168 270
Average salary £40,000 £40,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +7.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,150 £26,275
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +6 87 £40,000 - 26
Prescot - 6 £36,250 -
St Helens 0 3 £75,000 +316.66% 1
Birkenhead - 3 £20,000 - 1
Wirral +3 1 £18,000 -5.26% 3
Southport -6 1 £27,500 -52.17% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 70 (41.92%) Windows
2 65 (38.92%) ITIL
3 55 (32.93%) MS Excel
4 53 (31.74%) SQL Server
5 45 (26.95%) Active Directory
6 44 (26.35%) Citrix
7 43 (25.75%) MS Office
8 40 (23.95%) SQL
9 38 (22.75%) Finance
10 36 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 36 (21.56%) Windows Server
11 35 (20.96%) Banking
12 31 (18.56%) Degree
13 30 (17.96%) C#
14 25 (14.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
16 22 (13.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 22 (13.17%) .NET
16 22 (13.17%) Oracle
16 22 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
16 22 (13.17%) SLA
17 20 (11.98%) HP
18 19 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 19 (11.38%) Wealth Management
18 19 (11.38%) Time Management
18 19 (11.38%) ITIL V3
19 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
19 18 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
20 17 (10.18%) VMware
20 17 (10.18%) Agile Software Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (9.58%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.59%) IIS
3 10 (5.99%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (4.19%) CMS
5 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (3.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (3.59%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.40%) TWiki
8 2 (1.20%) Apache
8 2 (1.20%) Confluence
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (1.20%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (1.20%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.60%) JBoss
9 1 (0.60%) Node.js
Applications
1 55 (32.93%) MS Excel
2 43 (25.75%) MS Office
3 7 (4.19%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (2.40%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.20%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.60%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (7.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.80%) Visualfiles
3 2 (1.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (4.19%) Office 365
2 3 (1.80%) IaaS
3 2 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.20%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.59%) VPN
2 7 (4.19%) Firewall
2 7 (4.19%) Internet
2 7 (4.19%) SAN
3 6 (3.59%) LAN
3 6 (3.59%) VoIP
3 6 (3.59%) WAN
4 4 (2.40%) DHCP
4 4 (2.40%) DNS
4 4 (2.40%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (2.40%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.80%) Intranet
5 3 (1.80%) NAS
6 1 (0.60%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.60%) MPLS
6 1 (0.60%) Network Security
6 1 (0.60%) SMTP
6 1 (0.60%) VLAN
6 1 (0.60%) Wireless
6 1 (0.60%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (31.74%) SQL Server
2 25 (14.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 22 (13.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (10.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 17 (10.18%) Relational Database
6 16 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (9.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (8.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 14 (8.38%) Oracle ODI
7 14 (8.38%) Power BI
8 12 (7.19%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (6.59%) RDBMS
10 6 (3.59%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (2.40%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (1.80%) MS Access
13 1 (0.60%) Ingres
13 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (8.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (2.40%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.80%) JIRA
4 1 (0.60%) Ant
4 1 (0.60%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.60%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.60%) Maven
4 1 (0.60%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.60%) Selenium
4 1 (0.60%) SilkTest
General
1 38 (22.75%) Finance
2 35 (20.96%) Banking
3 14 (8.38%) Law
4 7 (4.19%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.59%) Advertising
6 4 (2.40%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.40%) Legal
7 2 (1.20%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Back Office
8 1 (0.60%) Marketing
8 1 (0.60%) Publishing
8 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (30.54%) Analyst
2 35 (20.96%) Developer
3 18 (10.78%) Service Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Service Desk Analyst
3 18 (10.78%) Support Analyst
4 17 (10.18%) Banking Analyst
5 16 (9.58%) Applications Support
5 16 (9.58%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 15 (8.98%) Applications Support Analyst
6 15 (8.98%) Service Desk Support
7 13 (7.78%) Support Engineer
8 12 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
9 11 (6.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (6.59%) Service Desk Support Analyst
10 9 (5.39%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
11 8 (4.79%) Server Engineer
11 8 (4.79%) Software Tester
11 8 (4.79%) Tester
12 7 (4.19%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.17%) .NET
2 14 (8.38%) ASP.NET
3 10 (5.99%) HTML
4 7 (4.19%) CSS
4 7 (4.19%) SOAP
5 6 (3.59%) jQuery
5 6 (3.59%) XML
6 4 (2.40%) REST
6 4 (2.40%) Web Services
7 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.80%) WCF
8 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (1.20%) CSS3
8 2 (1.20%) EDI
8 2 (1.20%) HTML5
8 2 (1.20%) LINQ
8 2 (1.20%) WPF
9 1 (0.60%) XBRL
9 1 (0.60%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (8.38%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.19%) Blackberry
4 11 (6.59%) iPad
5 10 (5.99%) Credit Risk
5 10 (5.99%) Mathematics
5 10 (5.99%) SWIFT
6 8 (4.79%) Data Integration
7 7 (4.19%) iPhone
7 7 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (2.99%) Replication
9 4 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.80%) Life Science
10 3 (1.80%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.20%) Clustering
11 2 (1.20%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.20%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.92%) Windows
2 36 (21.56%) Windows Server
3 17 (10.18%) Windows 7
3 17 (10.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (5.99%) Windows 8
6 7 (4.19%) Linux
6 7 (4.19%) Unix
7 6 (3.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.40%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.20%) Android
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (38.92%) ITIL
2 22 (13.17%) Business Intelligence
3 19 (11.38%) ITIL V3
3 19 (11.38%) Time Management
3 19 (11.38%) Wealth Management
4 18 (10.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (10.18%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (8.38%) Project Management
6 14 (8.38%) Release Management
7 13 (7.78%) Change Management
7 13 (7.78%) CRM
7 13 (7.78%) Service Delivery
8 12 (7.19%) Mentoring
9 11 (6.59%) Data Analysis
9 11 (6.59%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (5.99%) Logistics
10 10 (5.99%) PRINCE2
11 9 (5.39%) Test Management
11 9 (5.39%) Test Scripting
12 8 (4.79%) Usability Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.95%) SQL
2 30 (17.96%) C#
3 13 (7.78%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.59%) C
5 10 (5.99%) T-SQL
6 8 (4.79%) PowerShell
7 6 (3.59%) Java
8 5 (2.99%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.20%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.60%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 36 (21.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (18.56%) Degree
3 19 (11.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (8.98%) CCNA
4 15 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (7.78%) Citrix Certification
6 11 (6.59%) ISTQB
6 11 (6.59%) MCSA
7 9 (5.39%) ISEB
8 7 (4.19%) CNA
8 7 (4.19%) MCDST
8 7 (4.19%) Novell Certification
9 6 (3.59%) MCITP
10 5 (2.99%) MCSE
11 4 (2.40%) CCA
11 4 (2.40%) CCDP
11 4 (2.40%) MCP
12 1 (0.60%) CCNP
12 1 (0.60%) Check Point Certification
12 1 (0.60%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.17%) SLA
2 16 (9.58%) QA
3 4 (2.40%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (26.95%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.78%) Hyper-V
3 11 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (5.99%) XenApp
5 4 (2.40%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (2.40%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.20%) vSphere
7 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (4.19%) Norton AntiVirus
2 4 (2.40%) Nagios
3 3 (1.80%) SCCM
4 2 (1.20%) Cacti
4 2 (1.20%) EdgeSight
4 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.20%) SCOM
4 2 (1.20%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 44 (26.35%) Citrix
2 22 (13.17%) Oracle
3 20 (11.98%) HP
4 17 (10.18%) VMware
5 11 (6.59%) AppSense
6 10 (5.99%) Bloomberg
6 10 (5.99%) Reuters
7 9 (5.39%) Symantec
8 8 (4.79%) Cisco
9 7 (4.19%) McAfee
9 7 (4.19%) Remedy
10 5 (2.99%) OpenText
11 3 (1.80%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.80%) Cognos
11 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
11 3 (1.80%) SAP
11 3 (1.80%) SimCorp
12 2 (1.20%) EMC
12 2 (1.20%) IBM
12 2 (1.20%) Red Hat
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £35,000 + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Lancashire
Stream Search Ltd
Salary: Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £18000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £15000 - £17000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45500 per annum + Benefits + Flexi hours
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Helens
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 11 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + Benefits + Flexi hours
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Merseyside
Mason Frank International
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Flexi hours
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus incentives, phone & laptop
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £18000 - £30000 per annum + Iphone 6, Ipad, hols, comm,
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Training/certifications, Travel allowance
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £39999 - £52000 per annum + car, pension
Posted: 24 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + pension, share scheme, extra holidays
Posted: 25 days ago
Wirral
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health, easy commute
Posted: 25 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
ePeople Recruitment Limited
Posted: 26 days ago