Period
to 21 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 6 months to 21 November 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
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -4 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 133 281 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 13.22% 21.55% 14.63%
As % of the Vendors category 26.55% 39.97% 29.48%
Number of salaries quoted 107 213 106
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -29.41%
10th Percentile £22,400 £24,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £52,500 £45,613
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Merseyside.

All Vendors
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 501 703 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 49.80% 53.91% 49.62%
Number of salaries quoted 362 439 327
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £37,700 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.73% -0.79% -5.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £22,618
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Merseyside

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Microsoft in Merseyside

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Merseyside over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Merseyside

Microsoft
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -9 84 £39,000 +4.00% 11
Southport +2 9 £40,000 +30.08% 1
Wirral -1 9 £32,000 +16.36% 1
St Helens -9 6 £35,000 -
Prescot - 5 £28,750 -
Birkenhead +3 3 £20,500 -41.43%
Bootle -2 3 £30,000 -16.67%
Wallasey - 1 £20,500 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 47 (35.34%) Windows
2 41 (30.83%) ITIL
2 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
3 39 (29.32%) SQL
4 36 (27.07%) Finance
5 30 (22.56%) Business Intelligence
6 28 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
8 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
8 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Excel
9 20 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (14.29%) Office 365
11 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (13.53%) C#
11 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
12 17 (12.78%) .NET
13 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
13 16 (12.03%) Management Information System
14 15 (11.28%) Citrix
14 15 (11.28%) MS Exchange
15 14 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (10.53%) Oracle
15 14 (10.53%) MVC
16 13 (9.77%) Cisco
17 12 (9.02%) Degree
17 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
18 11 (8.27%) ETL

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 15 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.51%) CMS
3 6 (4.51%) EPiServer
3 6 (4.51%) Sitecore CMS
4 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.76%) Umbraco
5 4 (3.01%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.26%) Content Management Server
7 2 (1.50%) Apache
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (16.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (13.53%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (6.77%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.50%) InfoPath
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.26%) Cognos TM1
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.50%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) IaaS
4 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.51%) DNS
1 6 (4.51%) LAN
1 6 (4.51%) WAN
2 5 (3.76%) VoIP
3 4 (3.01%) Internet
4 3 (2.26%) BIG-IP
4 3 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (2.26%) DHCP
4 3 (2.26%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (2.26%) Network Security
4 3 (2.26%) Skype
4 3 (2.26%) VPN
5 2 (1.50%) Intranet
6 1 (0.75%) ADSL
6 1 (0.75%) Firewall
6 1 (0.75%) ISDN
6 1 (0.75%) PSTN
6 1 (0.75%) SAN
6 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (30.83%) SQL Server
2 28 (21.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (15.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (8.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 10 (7.52%) MySQL
6 10 (7.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (6.02%) Data Mining
8 7 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (3.76%) QlikView
10 4 (3.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 3 (2.26%) Big Data
11 3 (2.26%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.26%) MongoDB
11 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (2.26%) SQL Server 2016
12 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
12 2 (1.50%) Informix
12 2 (1.50%) Power BI
13 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.76%) JIRA
2 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.26%) NuGet
4 1 (0.75%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.75%) Selenium
4 1 (0.75%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (27.07%) Finance
2 10 (7.52%) Retail
3 7 (5.26%) Marketing
4 6 (4.51%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Advertising
5 4 (3.01%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.01%) Games
6 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.50%) Law
7 2 (1.50%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (28.57%) Developer
2 26 (19.55%) Analyst
3 13 (9.77%) SQL Developer
4 12 (9.02%) Architect
5 11 (8.27%) .NET Developer
6 10 (7.52%) Service Analyst
6 10 (7.52%) Solutions Architect
7 8 (6.02%) Service Desk Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 6 (4.51%) SQL Server Developer
9 6 (4.51%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (3.76%) Designer
10 5 (3.76%) IT Support
10 5 (3.76%) Lead Designer
10 5 (3.76%) Trainee
11 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.01%) Network Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.01%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.78%) .NET
2 16 (12.03%) ASP.NET
3 12 (9.02%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (6.77%) Middleware
4 9 (6.77%) Web Services
5 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET MVC 5
5 8 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
6 7 (5.26%) RESTful
7 5 (3.76%) jQuery
8 4 (3.01%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.26%) CSS
9 3 (2.26%) HTML
9 3 (2.26%) React
10 2 (1.50%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.50%) Ajax
10 2 (1.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 1 (0.75%) Ember.js
11 1 (0.75%) Razor View Engine
11 1 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 1 (0.75%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.03%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (4.51%) iPad
5 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.76%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.76%) iPhone
6 4 (3.01%) Online Games
7 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) FMCG
9 1 (0.75%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Life Science
9 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) NHS
9 1 (0.75%) PKI
9 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Windows
2 23 (17.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (6.02%) Windows 7
5 7 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.51%) Linux
7 5 (3.76%) Android
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.50%) Unix
10 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (30.83%) ITIL
2 30 (22.56%) Business Intelligence
3 23 (17.29%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.53%) MVC
5 12 (9.02%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (8.27%) ETL
6 11 (8.27%) TDD
7 10 (7.52%) CRM
7 10 (7.52%) Migration
8 9 (6.77%) Data Analysis
8 9 (6.77%) Scrum
9 8 (6.02%) B2B
9 8 (6.02%) OO
10 7 (5.26%) BDD
10 7 (5.26%) Dependency Injection
10 7 (5.26%) Financial Modelling
10 7 (5.26%) PRINCE2
10 7 (5.26%) Problem Management
10 7 (5.26%) TOGAF
10 7 (5.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.32%) SQL
2 18 (13.53%) C#
3 9 (6.77%) VB
4 8 (6.02%) T-SQL
5 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.01%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.50%) C
Qualifications
1 12 (9.02%) Degree
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (7.52%) A+ Certification
2 10 (7.52%) Network+ Certification
3 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.51%) CCENT
6 5 (3.76%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (2.26%) CCNA
7 3 (2.26%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.26%) ISEB
7 3 (2.26%) MCSA
7 3 (2.26%) MCSE
8 2 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.75%) MCITP
9 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.75%) PMP
9 1 (0.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) QA
2 2 (1.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.75%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.75%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.26%) XenApp
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (3.01%) Nagios
1 4 (3.01%) SCCM
2 3 (2.26%) Ansible
2 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.26%) Puppet
3 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.75%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.75%) SCOM
4 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (11.28%) Citrix
2 14 (10.53%) Oracle
3 13 (9.77%) Cisco
4 11 (8.27%) VMware
5 6 (4.51%) Sitecore
6 4 (3.01%) Cognos
6 4 (3.01%) Tableau
7 3 (2.26%) Capita
7 3 (2.26%) F5
8 2 (1.50%) Avaya
8 2 (1.50%) HP
8 2 (1.50%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.75%) Google
9 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks
9 1 (0.75%) Rackspace
9 1 (0.75%) SAP
9 1 (0.75%) Talend
9 1 (0.75%) Twitter
9 1 (0.75%) Verint