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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
North West / Merseyside
Rank 7 4 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 117 130 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.63% 26.69% 17.50%
As % of the Vendors category 40.91% 53.50% 40.58%
Number of salaries quoted 103 97 64
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,900 £27,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £56,400 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

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 Merseyside.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 286 243 207
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 50.44% 49.90% 43.13%
Number of salaries quoted 213 191 171
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £21,852
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,850 £54,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -3 80 £42,500 +0.29% 16
Birkenhead -1 9 £37,500 +15.38% 4
St Helens -5 9 £31,000 -58.66% 2
Southport -1 8 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Bootle - 8 £53,573 -
Wirral -5 3 £25,000 -53.70% 1
Microsoft
North West

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 131 (45.80%) SQL Server
2 103 (36.01%) Windows
3 91 (31.82%) SQL
4 89 (31.12%) .NET
5 82 (28.67%) C#
6 81 (28.32%) MS Excel
7 74 (25.87%) Finance
8 70 (24.48%) ITIL
8 70 (24.48%) Windows Server
9 66 (23.08%) MS Office
10 63 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 60 (20.98%) JavaScript
12 54 (18.88%) ASP.NET
13 53 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (17.13%) Hyper-V
15 46 (16.08%) PowerShell
16 43 (15.03%) Active Directory
17 41 (14.34%) Data Centre
18 40 (13.99%) Linux
19 39 (13.64%) MVC
19 39 (13.64%) VMware
19 39 (13.64%) Office 365
20 36 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
21 35 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 34 (11.89%) PRINCE2
23 33 (11.54%) HTML
23 33 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
23 33 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
24 31 (10.84%) Oracle
24 31 (10.84%) CSS

Microsoft
Top Related 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 25 (8.74%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.39%) IIS
3 14 (4.90%) CMS
4 12 (4.20%) Skype for Business
5 10 (3.50%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.15%) Apache
6 9 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (3.15%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (3.15%) Tomcat
6 9 (3.15%) Umbraco
7 7 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (2.10%) JBoss
9 5 (1.75%) EPiServer
10 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (1.05%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 81 (28.32%) MS Excel
2 66 (23.08%) MS Office
3 16 (5.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.75%) MS Project
5 4 (1.40%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (6.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (3.15%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (1.05%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.70%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 63 (22.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 39 (13.64%) Office 365
3 20 (6.99%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (6.29%) IaaS
4 18 (6.29%) PaaS
5 7 (2.45%) SaaS
6 6 (2.10%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.75%) GitHub
8 4 (1.40%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 25 (8.74%) SAN
2 18 (6.29%) DNS
3 16 (5.59%) DHCP
4 12 (4.20%) VPN
5 10 (3.50%) Internet
6 8 (2.80%) LAN
6 8 (2.80%) Skype
6 8 (2.80%) VoIP
7 7 (2.45%) VLAN
7 7 (2.45%) WAN
8 6 (2.10%) Firewall
8 6 (2.10%) Network Security
9 4 (1.40%) NAS
10 3 (1.05%) IMAP
10 3 (1.05%) SMTP
11 2 (0.70%) POP3
11 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
11 2 (0.70%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.70%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (45.80%) SQL Server
2 36 (12.59%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (8.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (5.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (4.20%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.85%) MySQL
7 11 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (2.80%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 8 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.45%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.10%) QlikView
11 5 (1.75%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.05%) Big Data
13 3 (1.05%) MS Access
14 2 (0.70%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 24 (8.39%) Visual Studio
2 7 (2.45%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.75%) Bitbucket
3 5 (1.75%) JIRA
3 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.70%) Selenium
5 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.35%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.35%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.35%) MSTest
6 1 (0.35%) NUnit
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.35%) WebDriver
General
1 74 (25.87%) Finance
2 27 (9.44%) Banking
3 15 (5.24%) Advertising
4 12 (4.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 12 (4.20%) Retail
5 7 (2.45%) Marketing
6 6 (2.10%) Law
6 6 (2.10%) Legal
7 3 (1.05%) Back Office
7 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Games
8 2 (0.70%) Publishing
8 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 75 (26.22%) Developer
2 55 (19.23%) Analyst
3 38 (13.29%) .NET Developer
4 22 (7.69%) Data Analyst
5 20 (6.99%) C# Developer
6 17 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
6 17 (5.94%) Windows Engineer
7 16 (5.59%) C# .NET Developer
8 15 (5.24%) Architect
9 14 (4.90%) Administrator
9 14 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) Server Engineer
9 14 (4.90%) SQL Developer
9 14 (4.90%) Support Analyst
9 14 (4.90%) Windows Server Engineer
10 13 (4.55%) DBA
10 13 (4.55%) Project Manager
10 13 (4.55%) SQL Analyst
10 13 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.20%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (31.12%) .NET
2 54 (18.88%) ASP.NET
3 33 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC
3 33 (11.54%) HTML
4 31 (10.84%) CSS
5 27 (9.44%) jQuery
6 23 (8.04%) ASP.NET Web API
7 19 (6.64%) .NET Framework
8 15 (5.24%) XML
9 13 (4.55%) Web Services
9 13 (4.55%) WPF
10 12 (4.20%) Entity Framework
11 10 (3.50%) HTML5
11 10 (3.50%) LINQ
12 9 (3.15%) Ajax
12 9 (3.15%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 9 (3.15%) REST
12 9 (3.15%) RESTful
13 8 (2.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 8 (2.80%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.34%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.44%) Private Cloud
3 23 (8.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.29%) Management Information System
5 13 (4.55%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.85%) Public Cloud
7 10 (3.50%) Replication
7 10 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (2.80%) Clustering
9 6 (2.10%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.10%) iPad
10 5 (1.75%) NHS
11 4 (1.40%) BYOD
12 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
12 3 (1.05%) FMCG
12 3 (1.05%) User Experience
13 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
14 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 103 (36.01%) Windows
2 70 (24.48%) Windows Server
3 40 (13.99%) Linux
4 18 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.80%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.45%) Windows 10
7 7 (2.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (2.10%) OpenVMS
8 6 (2.10%) Solaris
8 6 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (1.75%) CentOS
9 5 (1.75%) Unix
9 5 (1.75%) VMS
10 3 (1.05%) Fedora
10 3 (1.05%) HPUX
10 3 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.05%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (24.48%) ITIL
2 53 (18.53%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (13.64%) MVC
4 34 (11.89%) PRINCE2
5 30 (10.49%) Business Intelligence
6 26 (9.09%) CRM
7 21 (7.34%) Scrum
8 19 (6.64%) ITIL V3
9 18 (6.29%) Case Management
9 18 (6.29%) Migration
9 18 (6.29%) OO
10 16 (5.59%) Mentoring
11 15 (5.24%) TDD
12 14 (4.90%) Data Modelling
12 14 (4.90%) DevOps
12 14 (4.90%) Project Management
12 14 (4.90%) Service Delivery
13 13 (4.55%) BDD
13 13 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.82%) SQL
2 82 (28.67%) C#
3 60 (20.98%) JavaScript
4 46 (16.08%) PowerShell
5 21 (7.34%) T-SQL
6 11 (3.85%) VB
7 8 (2.80%) Ruby
8 6 (2.10%) VB.NET
9 4 (1.40%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.40%) C++
9 4 (1.40%) Java
9 4 (1.40%) Perl
9 4 (1.40%) Python
10 3 (1.05%) Bourne shell
10 3 (1.05%) C
10 3 (1.05%) Korn
11 2 (0.70%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.35%) ABAP
12 1 (0.35%) VBScript
12 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 26 (9.09%) Degree
2 22 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (3.50%) MCSE
4 9 (3.15%) ISEB
5 7 (2.45%) CCNA
5 7 (2.45%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.10%) EMC Certification
7 3 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.70%) MCSD
8 2 (0.70%) MOS
8 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
8 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) ACCA
9 1 (0.35%) CCA
9 1 (0.35%) CIMA
9 1 (0.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.35%) MCITP
9 1 (0.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.80%) QA
1 8 (2.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.70%) PMO
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 49 (17.13%) Hyper-V
2 43 (15.03%) Active Directory
3 33 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.15%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.40%) vSphere
6 3 (1.05%) NDS
6 3 (1.05%) NetIQ eDirectory
7 2 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.70%) XenApp
8 1 (0.35%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.35%) pfSense
8 1 (0.35%) zsh
Systems Management
1 21 (7.34%) SCCM
2 19 (6.64%) SCOM
3 13 (4.55%) SCVMM
4 10 (3.50%) AirWatch
4 10 (3.50%) NetBackup
5 8 (2.80%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.45%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.10%) Puppet
8 4 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.40%) SCDPM
9 3 (1.05%) Icinga
9 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.05%) vRealize
10 1 (0.35%) Nagios
10 1 (0.35%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 39 (13.64%) VMware
2 31 (10.84%) Oracle
3 22 (7.69%) Citrix
4 16 (5.59%) Cisco
5 13 (4.55%) EMC
6 12 (4.20%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.85%) SAP
8 10 (3.50%) NetApp
9 9 (3.15%) Sitecore
10 6 (2.10%) HP
10 6 (2.10%) IBM
10 6 (2.10%) Software AG
11 4 (1.40%) Dell
11 4 (1.40%) RedGate
11 4 (1.40%) Splunk
11 4 (1.40%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.05%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.70%) Mitel
13 2 (0.70%) SonicWALL
13 2 (0.70%) Sun
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £24,000
Posted: 1 hour ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Elevate Recruitment
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Additional Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
ShortList Recruitment Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Experian
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £20k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 9 days ago
St. Helens
greywood
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Next Ventures Limited
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £56000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Robert Walters UK
Salary: £25000 - £39000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + flexible working
Posted: 21 days ago
Liverpool
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + Flexible Working Hours
Posted: 21 days ago