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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 10 6
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 59 113 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 12.94% 19.48% 21.35%
As % of the Vendors category 31.38% 35.20% 41.41%
Number of salaries quoted 54 89 94
Average salary £40,000 £32,500 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.07% -6.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £45,000 £44,250
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
188 321 297
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 41.23% 55.34% 51.56%
Number of salaries quoted 158 275 249
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,500 £70,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 54 £40,000 +15.94% 27
Southport -1 1 £57,500 +155.55% 1
Wirral -8 1 £19,000 -8.43% 1
St Helens - 1 £18,000 - 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 57 (44.88%) Windows
2 51 (40.16%) SQL
2 51 (40.16%) MS Excel
3 48 (37.80%) SQL Server
4 41 (32.28%) .NET
5 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET
6 30 (23.62%) MS Office
6 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
6 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 27 (21.26%) C#
8 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
9 23 (18.11%) SharePoint
10 22 (17.32%) CSS
11 21 (16.54%) T-SQL
11 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (15.75%) HTML
12 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
14 18 (14.17%) Finance
15 17 (13.39%) IIS
16 16 (12.60%) Office 365
17 14 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (11.02%) Windows 7
17 14 (11.02%) ITIL
18 13 (10.24%) SharePoint 2010
19 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
19 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
19 12 (9.45%) SCCM
19 12 (9.45%) MVC
19 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 23 (18.11%) SharePoint
2 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
3 17 (13.39%) IIS
4 13 (10.24%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (7.87%) Umbraco
6 7 (5.51%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (4.72%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (3.15%) CMS
10 3 (2.36%) Node.js
10 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.57%) Lync
12 1 (0.79%) NServiceBus
12 1 (0.79%) Exstream Dialogue
12 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 51 (40.16%) MS Excel
2 30 (23.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.57%) MS Project
3 2 (1.57%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (8.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (5.51%) Tridion
3 5 (3.94%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.79%) Exstream
4 1 (0.79%) Sage 1000
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.60%) Office 365
2 12 (9.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.79%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.51%) DNS
2 6 (4.72%) Internet
2 6 (4.72%) DHCP
3 4 (3.15%) Firewall
3 4 (3.15%) WAN
4 3 (2.36%) SAN
4 3 (2.36%) LAN
4 3 (2.36%) VoIP
4 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.36%) VPN
5 2 (1.57%) VLAN
5 2 (1.57%) Wireless
5 2 (1.57%) FTP
6 1 (0.79%) Network Security
6 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (0.79%) SMTP
6 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.79%) HTTP
6 1 (0.79%) IP Telephony
6 1 (0.79%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.87%) Relational Database
3 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (7.87%) MySQL
4 9 (7.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (5.51%) Crystal Reports
6 6 (4.72%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (3.15%) QlikView
8 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
8 3 (2.36%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (2.36%) OLAP
8 3 (2.36%) Spotfire
8 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 3 (2.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.57%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.57%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.79%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.17%) Finance
2 11 (8.66%) Law
3 7 (5.51%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.51%) Retail
4 6 (4.72%) Legal
5 3 (2.36%) Advertising
6 2 (1.57%) Banking
6 2 (1.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.79%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 34 (26.77%) Developer
2 23 (18.11%) Analyst
3 14 (11.02%) .NET Developer
4 9 (7.09%) Junior
5 8 (6.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (6.30%) Consultant
5 8 (6.30%) Administrator
6 7 (5.51%) Service Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) DBA
6 7 (5.51%) Architect
6 7 (5.51%) Data Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) SQL DBA
6 7 (5.51%) Junior Analyst
6 7 (5.51%) Junior Data Analyst
7 6 (4.72%) SharePoint Developer
7 6 (4.72%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (3.15%) Technical Leader
8 4 (3.15%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (3.15%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (32.28%) .NET
2 33 (25.98%) ASP.NET
3 22 (17.32%) CSS
4 20 (15.75%) HTML
5 12 (9.45%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
6 11 (8.66%) WCF
7 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 7 (5.51%) Web Services
8 6 (4.72%) Ajax
9 4 (3.15%) HTML5
9 4 (3.15%) RESTful
10 3 (2.36%) Laravel
10 3 (2.36%) Yii
10 3 (2.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 3 (2.36%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (1.57%) LINQ
11 2 (1.57%) Flash
11 2 (1.57%) CSS3
12 1 (0.79%) AppFabric
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.30%) Visualisation
2 7 (5.51%) Replication
3 6 (4.72%) Open Source
4 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.15%) FMCG
6 2 (1.57%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.57%) AS400
6 2 (1.57%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) iPhone
7 1 (0.79%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.79%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.79%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (44.88%) Windows
2 20 (15.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (11.02%) Windows 7
4 12 (9.45%) Linux
4 12 (9.45%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.72%) UNIX
8 4 (3.15%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.36%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (16.54%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (11.02%) ITIL
3 12 (9.45%) MVC
3 12 (9.45%) CRM
4 11 (8.66%) Project Management
5 10 (7.87%) Time Management
5 10 (7.87%) OO
6 9 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (6.30%) Service Management
8 7 (5.51%) Migration
8 7 (5.51%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.51%) Document Management
9 6 (4.72%) ITSM
9 6 (4.72%) Workflow
9 6 (4.72%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (3.94%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.94%) Analytics
10 5 (3.94%) Coaching
10 5 (3.94%) Content Management
11 4 (3.15%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 51 (40.16%) SQL
2 27 (21.26%) C#
3 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
4 21 (16.54%) T-SQL
5 10 (7.87%) PHP
6 9 (7.09%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.36%) VB
8 3 (2.36%) Ruby
9 2 (1.57%) C
9 2 (1.57%) Java
10 1 (0.79%) Python
10 1 (0.79%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (23.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.30%) Degree
3 7 (5.51%) MCTS
3 7 (5.51%) MCP
4 6 (4.72%) MCAD
4 6 (4.72%) MCSD
4 6 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.94%) MCSE
5 5 (3.94%) MCITP
6 3 (2.36%) ACCA
6 3 (2.36%) CIPFA
6 3 (2.36%) CIMA
6 3 (2.36%) ICAEW
7 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.57%) CCA
7 2 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.57%) CCNA
8 1 (0.79%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.30%) QA
1 8 (6.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) COBIT
System Software
1 30 (23.62%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 2 (1.57%) XenApp
4 2 (1.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) SCCM
2 8 (6.30%) SCOM
3 6 (4.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.15%) Windows Intune
5 3 (2.36%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.36%) Netcool
6 2 (1.57%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (1.57%) Nagios
6 2 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.79%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (8.66%) Citrix
2 7 (5.51%) EPiServer
2 7 (5.51%) Cisco
2 7 (5.51%) VMware
3 6 (4.72%) Symantec
4 5 (3.94%) SAP
4 5 (3.94%) Business Objects
5 4 (3.15%) Oracle
5 4 (3.15%) HP
5 4 (3.15%) Dell
6 3 (2.36%) Tableau
6 3 (2.36%) Remedy
6 3 (2.36%) IBM
6 3 (2.36%) Teradata
6 3 (2.36%) Zend
7 2 (1.57%) Tripwire
7 2 (1.57%) McAfee
7 2 (1.57%) BMC
7 2 (1.57%) CA
7 2 (1.57%) Avaya
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 4 hours ago
Liverpool
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Helens
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 per annum + pension, 25 days holiday, healthcare
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 8 days ago
Liverpool, North West
Aspect Software
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £20000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 13 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, certifications, travel, pension
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + PACKAGE
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 21 days ago