The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Birkenhead with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
Merseyside / Birkenhead
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 1 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Birkenhead 20.00% 33.33% 54.55%
As % of the Vendors category 33.33% 44.44% 85.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Median salary £37,500 £19,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +92.30% -45.07%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £18,250 £30,550
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £39,150 £39,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Birkenhead.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Birkenhead
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 3 9 7
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Birkenhead 60.00% 75.00% 63.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 5
Median salary £36,250 £42,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.70% +28.78%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £18,250 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £40,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.65%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Birkenhead

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birkenhead.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Birkenhead

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Birkenhead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Birkenhead.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Birkenhead

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Birkenhead region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 8 (80.00%) C#
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) B2B
5 4 (40.00%) Windows
5 4 (40.00%) Xamarin
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
7 2 (20.00%) IIS
7 2 (20.00%) COM
7 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (20.00%) VoIP
7 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (20.00%) EMC
7 2 (20.00%) Avaya
7 2 (20.00%) VMware

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birkenhead by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) IIS
1 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (20.00%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (20.00%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) .NET Developer
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) .NET
1 8 (80.00%) CSS
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (60.00%) WPF
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (20.00%) COM
5 2 (20.00%) CSS3
5 2 (20.00%) HTML5
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (80.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Phone
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) B2B
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (80.00%) C#
2 6 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Xamarin
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (20.00%) EMC
2 2 (20.00%) VMware