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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 1 6 9
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Helens 75.00% 10.00% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 90.00% 33.33% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 1 2
Average salary £19,000 £20,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,800 £20,000 £38,000
10% offered a salary of more than £20,700 £20,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
10 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in St Helens 83.33% 30.00% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 8
Average salary £19,000 £27,500 £23,190
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% +18.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,900 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £42,500 £36,750
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 24 December 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 9 (90.00%) SQL
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (70.00%) QA
3 7 (70.00%) Time Management
3 7 (70.00%) Visualisation
3 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Workflow
4 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (10.00%) C#
5 1 (10.00%) HTML
5 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
5 1 (10.00%) Web Services
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Legal
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Telerik
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (10.00%) Degree

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in St Helens by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (80.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (90.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Junior Data Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Junior Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Data Analyst
2 7 (70.00%) Junior
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (10.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Manager
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
1 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) LINQ
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (10.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Android
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone 8
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Time Management
2 2 (20.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Telerik