The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the St Helens region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 8 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Helens 4.55% 22.22% 27.59%
As % of the Vendors category 6.67% 26.67% 53.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 8
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +13.20%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Microsoft
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the St Helens region.

Vendors Category
St Helens
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
15 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Helens 68.18% 83.33% 51.72%
Number of salaries quoted 9 30 14
Average salary £47,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £45,000 £47,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in St Helens

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the St Helens region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in St Helens

Microsoft
Salary Trend in St Helens

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the St Helens region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in St Helens

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in St Helens

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the St Helens 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) C
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) EMC
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) CommVault
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Helens by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the St Helens 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 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Software Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Programmer
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) CSS
2 1 (33.33%) WinForms
2 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 1 (33.33%) WCF
2 1 (33.33%) LINQ
2 1 (33.33%) jQuery
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
2 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) OOD
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
2 1 (33.33%) MOF
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (33.33%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
2 1 (33.33%) MCITP
2 1 (33.33%) NCIE
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) EMC
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) CommVault
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Telerik
1 1 (33.33%) 3PAR