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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 11 11 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 75 101 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 15.06% 16.48% 21.30%
As % of the Vendors category 36.95% 30.79% 42.44%
Number of salaries quoted 64 79 89
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,400
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
203 328 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 40.76% 53.51% 50.19%
Number of salaries quoted 171 268 231
Average salary £39,250 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.02% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,789 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +7 65 £40,000 +21.21% 24
Prescot - 3 £22,000 -
St Helens - 2 £31,750 - 3
Birkenhead -1 1 £22,000 +15.78% 1
Wirral -3 1 £19,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 66 (44.90%) SQL
2 63 (42.86%) Windows
3 60 (40.82%) SQL Server
4 51 (34.69%) MS Excel
5 43 (29.25%) .NET
6 41 (27.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 38 (25.85%) MS Office
8 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
8 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
9 34 (23.13%) SharePoint
10 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
11 29 (19.73%) CSS
12 28 (19.05%) IIS
13 27 (18.37%) C#
13 27 (18.37%) T-SQL
13 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (16.33%) HTML
15 23 (15.65%) MS Exchange
15 23 (15.65%) Finance
16 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
17 20 (13.61%) Office 365
18 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
18 19 (12.93%) SharePoint 2010
19 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
19 16 (10.88%) .NET Framework
19 16 (10.88%) Dynamics CRM
19 16 (10.88%) CRM
19 16 (10.88%) ITIL
19 16 (10.88%) MCP
20 15 (10.20%) Windows 7

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 34 (23.13%) SharePoint
2 28 (19.05%) IIS
3 23 (15.65%) MS Exchange
4 19 (12.93%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (8.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (7.48%) Umbraco
6 11 (7.48%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (3.40%) CMS
9 4 (2.72%) Documentum
9 4 (2.72%) Alfresco
10 3 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.04%) SAS
10 3 (2.04%) OpenEdge
11 1 (0.68%) Lync
11 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.68%) Exstream Dialogue
Applications
1 51 (34.69%) MS Excel
2 38 (25.85%) MS Office
3 3 (2.04%) SPSS
4 2 (1.36%) Photoshop
4 2 (1.36%) MS Project
5 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (10.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.76%) Tridion
3 5 (3.40%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (1.36%) Exstream
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 20 (13.61%) Office 365
2 16 (10.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.68%) Yammer
3 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.84%) DNS
2 11 (7.48%) DHCP
3 6 (4.08%) Internet
3 6 (4.08%) FTP
3 6 (4.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.08%) VPN
3 6 (4.08%) Firewall
4 5 (3.40%) LAN
4 5 (3.40%) WAN
5 4 (2.72%) VoIP
5 4 (2.72%) SAN
5 4 (2.72%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.36%) ADSL
6 2 (1.36%) ISDN
6 2 (1.36%) PSTN
6 2 (1.36%) SMTP
6 2 (1.36%) SSL
6 2 (1.36%) WEP
6 2 (1.36%) WPA
7 1 (0.68%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (40.82%) SQL Server
2 22 (14.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (9.52%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (8.16%) MySQL
4 12 (8.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (6.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (6.12%) Relational Database
7 7 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
8 6 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (4.08%) QlikView
9 4 (2.72%) OLAP
10 3 (2.04%) OLAP Cube
10 3 (2.04%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (2.04%) Pentaho
10 3 (2.04%) Spotfire
10 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.68%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.68%) BODI
Development Applications
1 11 (7.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.68%) WinDbg
General
1 23 (15.65%) Finance
2 11 (7.48%) Law
3 8 (5.44%) Legal
4 5 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.72%) Retail
6 3 (2.04%) Advertising
7 2 (1.36%) Banking
7 2 (1.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (23.13%) Developer
2 28 (19.05%) Analyst
3 12 (8.16%) Consultant
3 12 (8.16%) Administrator
4 11 (7.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) SharePoint Developer
5 10 (6.80%) Architect
5 10 (6.80%) SQL DBA
5 10 (6.80%) DBA
6 9 (6.12%) Data Analyst
6 9 (6.12%) .NET Developer
7 8 (5.44%) Junior
8 7 (4.76%) Junior Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Service Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (4.76%) Junior Data Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.40%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (2.72%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.72%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (29.25%) .NET
2 35 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 29 (19.73%) CSS
4 24 (16.33%) HTML
5 16 (10.88%) .NET Framework
6 11 (7.48%) WCF
6 11 (7.48%) Ajax
7 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 5 (3.40%) Web Services
10 3 (2.04%) Laravel
10 3 (2.04%) Yii
11 2 (1.36%) Flash
11 2 (1.36%) J2EE
11 2 (1.36%) XML
11 2 (1.36%) COM
11 2 (1.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 2 (1.36%) HTML5
11 2 (1.36%) CSS3
12 1 (0.68%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.48%) Open Source
2 10 (6.80%) Replication
2 10 (6.80%) Visualisation
3 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.36%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.36%) AS400
6 2 (1.36%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.86%) Windows
2 19 (12.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (10.20%) Windows 7
4 12 (8.16%) Windows XP
5 11 (7.48%) Linux
6 9 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (4.08%) UNIX
8 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.04%) Android
10 2 (1.36%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (18.37%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (10.88%) CRM
2 16 (10.88%) ITIL
3 12 (8.16%) Document Management
4 11 (7.48%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (7.48%) OO
4 11 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (7.48%) Project Management
5 10 (6.80%) Content Management
5 10 (6.80%) Time Management
6 9 (6.12%) Service Management
7 8 (5.44%) MVC
8 7 (4.76%) Workflow
8 7 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (4.08%) Business Analysis
9 6 (4.08%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.08%) Migration
9 6 (4.08%) Analytics
10 5 (3.40%) Mentoring
10 5 (3.40%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 66 (44.90%) SQL
2 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 27 (18.37%) C#
3 27 (18.37%) T-SQL
4 10 (6.80%) PHP
5 9 (6.12%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.40%) Python
7 4 (2.72%) Java
7 4 (2.72%) VB
7 4 (2.72%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.04%) R
9 2 (1.36%) C
10 1 (0.68%) X++
10 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 41 (27.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.88%) MCP
3 12 (8.16%) MCTS
4 11 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.48%) Security Cleared
4 11 (7.48%) MCAD
4 11 (7.48%) MCSD
5 7 (4.76%) CCNA
5 7 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.08%) MCSE
6 6 (4.08%) MCITP
7 5 (3.40%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.72%) ISEB
8 4 (2.72%) CCA
8 4 (2.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.72%) Degree
8 4 (2.72%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.04%) VCP4
9 3 (2.04%) CIPFA
9 3 (2.04%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.76%) QA
1 7 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.12%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.40%) vSphere
4 4 (2.72%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.72%) XenApp
5 2 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.68%) XenServer
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) SCCM
2 5 (3.40%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (2.72%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.72%) SCOM
4 3 (2.04%) Windows Intune
4 3 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.36%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.36%) Nagios
5 2 (1.36%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.36%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.68%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (7.48%) VMware
1 11 (7.48%) Citrix
2 9 (6.12%) Business Objects
3 8 (5.44%) IBM
4 7 (4.76%) EPiServer
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle
5 6 (4.08%) HP
5 6 (4.08%) Cisco
6 5 (3.40%) Symantec
7 4 (2.72%) EMC
7 4 (2.72%) Teradata
7 4 (2.72%) Open Text
7 4 (2.72%) Tableau
8 3 (2.04%) Cloudera
8 3 (2.04%) Zend
8 3 (2.04%) Dell
8 3 (2.04%) McAfee
8 3 (2.04%) Apple
8 3 (2.04%) Sage
8 3 (2.04%) Cognos
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 11 hours ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Clayton Group
Salary: £17000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Merseyside
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Progression
Posted: 21 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Search Consultancy
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Searchability
Salary: £45000 - £58000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £27k - 30k per year + OTE
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Helens
Computer Futures
Salary: £33000 - £39000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: to £40,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
QA Limited
Salary: £190.12 per week
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Aspect Software
Posted: 11 days ago
St. Helens
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago