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 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
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -11 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 68 119 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 12.71% 25.00% 22.00%
As % of the Vendors category 26.56% 45.95% 40.15%
Number of salaries quoted 56 98 65
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £56,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 256 259 274
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 47.85% 54.41% 54.80%
Number of salaries quoted 178 201 197
Median salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,750 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -15 37 £40,000 +14.28% 10
St Helens -6 13 £35,000 -
Wirral - 9 £29,000 - 2
Southport -4 2 £40,000 +60.00% 2
Birkenhead -3 1 £37,500 +92.30%
Prescot - 1 - -
Microsoft
North West

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 75 (42.61%) SQL Server
2 66 (37.50%) .NET
2 66 (37.50%) Windows
3 58 (32.95%) C#
4 54 (30.68%) SQL
5 43 (24.43%) Finance
6 39 (22.16%) Active Directory
7 37 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (19.89%) ASP.NET
8 35 (19.89%) ITIL
9 32 (18.18%) JavaScript
9 32 (18.18%) VMware
10 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
11 30 (17.05%) MVC
12 28 (15.91%) HTML
12 28 (15.91%) Windows Server
13 27 (15.34%) PowerShell
14 26 (14.77%) CSS
14 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
15 25 (14.20%) TDD
15 25 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
18 21 (11.93%) Degree
19 20 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
19 20 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (11.36%) Office 365
19 20 (11.36%) Hyper-V
20 19 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 26 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.68%) CMS
3 9 (5.11%) Umbraco
4 7 (3.98%) Sitecore CMS
5 6 (3.41%) IIS
6 5 (2.84%) EPiServer
6 5 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.84%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.57%) Confluence
10 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 31 (17.61%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (11.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.70%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.70%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.14%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (1.14%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.36%) Office 365
2 18 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.27%) GitHub
5 3 (1.70%) Sumo Logic
6 2 (1.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) IaaS
7 1 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.39%) SAN
2 8 (4.55%) DHCP
2 8 (4.55%) DNS
3 7 (3.98%) FTP
4 6 (3.41%) Internet
4 6 (3.41%) NAS
4 6 (3.41%) Network Security
5 5 (2.84%) LAN
5 5 (2.84%) VoIP
5 5 (2.84%) WAN
6 4 (2.27%) Firewall
6 4 (2.27%) Skype
6 4 (2.27%) VLAN
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (0.57%) Intranet
7 1 (0.57%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (0.57%) VPN
7 1 (0.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (42.61%) SQL Server
2 22 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
3 19 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (8.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 15 (8.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (5.11%) MySQL
6 8 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.98%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (2.84%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.27%) Data Mining
9 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (1.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.70%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 2 (1.14%) InfluxDB
11 2 (1.14%) MS Access
11 2 (1.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 17 (9.66%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.39%) NuGet
3 10 (5.68%) Visual Studio
4 6 (3.41%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.70%) JIRA
5 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.14%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.57%) Grunt
7 1 (0.57%) gulp
General
1 43 (24.43%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Retail
3 10 (5.68%) Banking
4 9 (5.11%) Marketing
5 7 (3.98%) Advertising
6 5 (2.84%) Law
7 4 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (1.70%) Back Office
8 3 (1.70%) Legal
8 3 (1.70%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.14%) Electronics
9 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.14%) Publishing
10 1 (0.57%) Games
10 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 63 (35.80%) Developer
2 28 (15.91%) Analyst
3 26 (14.77%) .NET Developer
4 20 (11.36%) SQL Developer
5 14 (7.95%) C# Developer
6 10 (5.68%) Administrator
6 10 (5.68%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (5.11%) Development Manager
7 9 (5.11%) DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.11%) IT Analyst
7 9 (5.11%) IT Support
7 9 (5.11%) Project Manager
8 8 (4.55%) CRM Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Senior Developer
8 8 (4.55%) Service Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 8 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
9 7 (3.98%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (37.50%) .NET
2 35 (19.89%) ASP.NET
3 28 (15.91%) HTML
4 26 (14.77%) CSS
5 24 (13.64%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (10.23%) ASP.NET Web API
7 15 (8.52%) jQuery
8 13 (7.39%) .NET Framework
9 11 (6.25%) Web Services
10 9 (5.11%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 9 (5.11%) Entity Framework
10 9 (5.11%) RESTful
11 7 (3.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (3.98%) HTML5
11 7 (3.98%) WinForms
11 7 (3.98%) WPF
12 6 (3.41%) AngularJS
12 6 (3.41%) CSS3
12 6 (3.41%) XML
13 5 (2.84%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 11 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
4 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.11%) Management Information System
5 8 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 8 (4.55%) iPad
6 5 (2.84%) W3C
7 4 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.70%) Clustering
8 3 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) Replication
9 2 (1.14%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.14%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.14%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.57%) FMCG
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 66 (37.50%) Windows
2 28 (15.91%) Windows Server
3 16 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 14 (7.95%) Linux
5 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.84%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.27%) Android
9 3 (1.70%) Unix
9 3 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.14%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.02%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (19.89%) ITIL
3 30 (17.05%) MVC
4 25 (14.20%) TDD
5 24 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (11.36%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (9.66%) Migration
7 17 (9.66%) OO
8 15 (8.52%) CRM
9 13 (7.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (6.82%) DevOps
10 12 (6.82%) Scrum
11 11 (6.25%) BDD
12 10 (5.68%) Project Management
12 10 (5.68%) Service Delivery
13 9 (5.11%) B2B
13 9 (5.11%) Dependency Injection
13 9 (5.11%) Mentoring
13 9 (5.11%) Web Application Development
14 8 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 58 (32.95%) C#
2 54 (30.68%) SQL
3 32 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 27 (15.34%) PowerShell
5 17 (9.66%) VB
6 13 (7.39%) T-SQL
7 8 (4.55%) VB.NET
8 5 (2.84%) PHP
9 3 (1.70%) Ruby
10 2 (1.14%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.57%) C
11 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (11.93%) Degree
2 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (3.98%) CCNA
3 7 (3.98%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.41%) MCSE
5 5 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.27%) MCSA
7 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.14%) MCSD
8 1 (0.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ACCA
8 1 (0.57%) CCENT
8 1 (0.57%) CIMA
8 1 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.57%) MCITP
8 1 (0.57%) NCDA
8 1 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.23%) QA
2 4 (2.27%) SLA
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (22.16%) Active Directory
2 25 (14.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.82%) XenApp
5 3 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.14%) vSphere
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.57%) zsh
Systems Management
1 18 (10.23%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (8.52%) Puppet
3 13 (7.39%) Ansible
4 10 (5.68%) SCCM
5 9 (5.11%) SCOM
6 8 (4.55%) SCVMM
7 6 (3.41%) SCDPM
8 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.14%) Icinga
9 2 (1.14%) Nagios
9 2 (1.14%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.14%) vRealize
10 1 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.57%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 32 (18.18%) VMware
2 18 (10.23%) Citrix
3 16 (9.09%) Oracle
4 9 (5.11%) Cisco
5 7 (3.98%) Sitecore
6 6 (3.41%) EMC
6 6 (3.41%) ServiceNow
7 5 (2.84%) HP
7 5 (2.84%) SAP
8 4 (2.27%) Xamarin
9 3 (1.70%) NetApp
9 3 (1.70%) Splunk
10 2 (1.14%) Avaya
10 2 (1.14%) Cognos
10 2 (1.14%) Dell
10 2 (1.14%) Google
10 2 (1.14%) RedGate
10 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (1.14%) Sun
10 2 (1.14%) Telerik
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £37000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Talent Analytix
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Up to £35k per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Merseyside
Bankside Recruitment
Salary: Up to £35k per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + company benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Southport, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
National Museums Liverpool
Salary: £21,534 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago