Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 7 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5 +6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 155 293 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 17.20% 23.00% 15.97%
As % of the Vendors category 32.91% 41.98% 32.75%
Number of salaries quoted 139 223 117
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +17.65% -24.44%
10th Percentile £22,600 £26,250 £19,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £65,000 £50,600
North West median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +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 471 698 458
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 52.28% 54.79% 48.78%
Number of salaries quoted 356 447 335
Merseyside median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £24,450
90th Percentile £61,875 £57,500 £54,450
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%

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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 2018. 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 -4 102 £37,500 -13.49% 34
Birkenhead +5 11 £27,500 -26.67% 5
Southport +4 8 £40,000 -
St Helens -2 8 £65,000 +85.71% 3
Prescot - 8 £27,500 - 1
Wirral +6 7 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Bootle +2 4 £30,000 -16.67% 1
Wallasey - 1 £20,500 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 52 (33.55%) Windows
2 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
3 43 (27.74%) SQL
4 39 (25.16%) ITIL
5 32 (20.65%) Active Directory
6 30 (19.35%) C#
7 29 (18.71%) .NET
7 29 (18.71%) ASP.NET
7 29 (18.71%) Finance
8 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 26 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (16.77%) Office 365
11 25 (16.13%) Windows Server
11 25 (16.13%) MVC
12 23 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
13 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 21 (13.55%) Microsoft Excel
15 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
16 18 (11.61%) MS Exchange
17 17 (10.97%) Citrix
17 17 (10.97%) TDD
18 16 (10.32%) Advertising
18 16 (10.32%) Management Information System
18 16 (10.32%) VMware
19 15 (9.68%) DNS
20 14 (9.03%) CMS
20 14 (9.03%) RESTful
20 14 (9.03%) Web Application Development
20 14 (9.03%) AngularJS

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 18 (11.61%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.03%) CMS
3 13 (8.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.45%) Sitecore CMS
4 10 (6.45%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.81%) SharePoint
6 8 (5.16%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.23%) Umbraco
8 3 (1.94%) Content Management Server
9 2 (1.29%) Apache
9 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.65%) Drupal
Applications
1 21 (13.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (12.26%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (3.87%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.29%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 8 (5.16%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.94%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.65%) BPCS
4 1 (0.65%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.65%) Magento
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.65%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 26 (16.77%) Office 365
2 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.58%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.29%) IaaS
4 2 (1.29%) PaaS
4 2 (1.29%) Serverless
5 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
5 1 (0.65%) GitHub
5 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.68%) DNS
2 9 (5.81%) Skype
3 7 (4.52%) LAN
3 7 (4.52%) VoIP
3 7 (4.52%) WAN
4 6 (3.87%) DHCP
5 5 (3.23%) Network Security
6 4 (2.58%) Internet
6 4 (2.58%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.58%) VPN
7 3 (1.94%) BIG-IP
7 3 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.94%) Firewall
7 3 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.65%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.65%) TETRA
8 1 (0.65%) VLAN
8 1 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.65%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (29.03%) SQL Server
2 26 (16.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.52%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (3.87%) QlikView
5 6 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (3.23%) Data Mining
6 5 (3.23%) MySQL
6 5 (3.23%) Power BI
7 4 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.58%) Snowflake Schema
8 3 (1.94%) Big Data
8 3 (1.94%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (1.94%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.29%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.65%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) JIRA
2 5 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.58%) NuGet
4 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (18.71%) Finance
2 16 (10.32%) Advertising
3 10 (6.45%) Retail
4 9 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 8 (5.16%) Banking
5 8 (5.16%) Games
6 7 (4.52%) Marketing
7 5 (3.23%) Financial Institution
8 4 (2.58%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.94%) Law
10 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 40 (25.81%) Developer
2 35 (22.58%) Analyst
3 15 (9.68%) .NET Developer
4 14 (9.03%) Architect
5 11 (7.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (6.45%) Service Analyst
7 9 (5.81%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.16%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.16%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) Business Systems Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.52%) IT Support
9 7 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.52%) Systems Analyst
10 6 (3.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.23%) Business Intelligence Architect
11 5 (3.23%) Desktop Support
11 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.71%) .NET
1 29 (18.71%) ASP.NET
2 22 (14.19%) ASP.NET MVC
3 14 (9.03%) AngularJS
3 14 (9.03%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 14 (9.03%) RESTful
4 13 (8.39%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (5.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 8 (5.16%) Web Services
6 7 (4.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 7 (4.52%) HTML
6 7 (4.52%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (4.52%) Middleware
7 6 (3.87%) CSS
8 5 (3.23%) jQuery
9 4 (2.58%) React
10 2 (1.29%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.29%) Ajax
11 1 (0.65%) MDX
11 1 (0.65%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.32%) Management Information System
2 13 (8.39%) Greenfield Project
3 12 (7.74%) Driving Licence
4 11 (7.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (5.16%) Client/Server
6 7 (4.52%) Data Centre
6 7 (4.52%) Tandem
7 5 (3.23%) iPad
8 4 (2.58%) iPhone
8 4 (2.58%) Online Games
9 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.29%) User Experience
9 2 (1.29%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.65%) Fintech
10 1 (0.65%) FMCG
10 1 (0.65%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.65%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.55%) Windows
2 25 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.16%) Linux
5 8 (5.16%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.23%) Windows 10
7 4 (2.58%) Android
8 2 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.65%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (25.16%) ITIL
2 28 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (16.13%) MVC
4 23 (14.84%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (10.97%) TDD
6 14 (9.03%) Web Application Development
7 13 (8.39%) BDD
8 11 (7.10%) ETL
8 11 (7.10%) PRINCE2
9 10 (6.45%) Business Analysis
9 10 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (6.45%) Problem Management
10 8 (5.16%) CRM
10 8 (5.16%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.16%) Mobile Device Management
10 8 (5.16%) Scrum
11 7 (4.52%) Analytics
11 7 (4.52%) BPMN
11 7 (4.52%) Case Management
11 7 (4.52%) UML
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.74%) SQL
2 30 (19.35%) C#
3 12 (7.74%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.23%) T-SQL
5 5 (3.23%) VB
6 2 (1.29%) C
6 2 (1.29%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 27 (17.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (8.39%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.45%) Degree
4 9 (5.81%) A+ Certification
4 9 (5.81%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (4.52%) ISEB
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.87%) ISTQB
6 6 (3.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (3.23%) CCENT
8 4 (2.58%) MCSE
9 3 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.94%) MCITP
9 3 (1.94%) MCSA
10 1 (0.65%) CCNA
10 1 (0.65%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.65%) PMP
10 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.87%) QA
2 5 (3.23%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.65%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) PMO
System Software
1 32 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.16%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.58%) VirtualBox
4 4 (2.58%) Xen
5 3 (1.94%) XenApp
6 2 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.65%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (6.45%) SCCM
2 4 (2.58%) Ansible
2 4 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.58%) Puppet
3 3 (1.94%) Nagios
3 3 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.65%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.65%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (10.97%) Citrix
2 16 (10.32%) VMware
3 13 (8.39%) Oracle
4 12 (7.74%) Cisco
5 10 (6.45%) Sitecore
6 8 (5.16%) Tableau
7 6 (3.87%) Google
8 5 (3.23%) Twitter
9 4 (2.58%) SAP
10 3 (1.94%) Avaya
10 3 (1.94%) Capita
10 3 (1.94%) F5
10 3 (1.94%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (1.29%) HP
11 2 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.65%) Cognos
12 1 (0.65%) Epicor
12 1 (0.65%) Polycom
12 1 (0.65%) Remedy
12 1 (0.65%) Sage