Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1 8 5
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 204 140 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 26.39% 14.46% 21.86%
As % of the Vendors category 47.89% 29.72% 39.31%
Number of salaries quoted 175 117 204
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £22,900 £22,400 £25,075
90th Percentile £62,000 £62,500 £54,000
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £38,424
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.10% +2.46%

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 426 471 725
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 55.11% 48.66% 55.60%
Number of salaries quoted 335 345 450
Merseyside median annual salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.24% +6.25% +0.00%
10th Percentile £23,600 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +10 158 £37,750 +0.67% 55
Birkenhead -2 8 £32,500 +23.81% 4
Bootle 0 7 £40,349 +34.50% 1
Southport -4 6 £32,500 -18.75%
St Helens +10 4 £43,250 +105.95% 1
Prescot -2 3 £30,000 +9.09%
Wirral +1 1 - - 2
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 69 (33.82%) Windows
2 65 (31.86%) SQL Server
3 60 (29.41%) SQL
4 57 (27.94%) C#
5 54 (26.47%) .NET
6 52 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (21.57%) Finance
8 41 (20.10%) Active Directory
8 41 (20.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 34 (16.67%) VMware
10 33 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
10 33 (16.18%) JavaScript
11 31 (15.20%) T-SQL
12 30 (14.71%) ITIL
13 28 (13.73%) WCF
14 26 (12.75%) .NET Framework
14 26 (12.75%) HTML
14 26 (12.75%) Citrix
14 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
15 25 (12.25%) Web Services
15 25 (12.25%) Windows Server
16 24 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
17 22 (10.78%) MVC
17 22 (10.78%) Cisco
17 22 (10.78%) SOAP
17 22 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
18 21 (10.29%) RESTful
18 21 (10.29%) CSS
18 21 (10.29%) TDD
19 20 (9.80%) Visual Studio

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 16 (7.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.37%) CMS
3 12 (5.88%) IIS
4 10 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (4.90%) SharePoint
5 8 (3.92%) Sitecore CMS
5 8 (3.92%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.43%) EPiServer
7 5 (2.45%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.96%) Kentico
9 3 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.98%) Apache
10 2 (0.98%) Content Management Server
10 2 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (16.18%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.49%) Camtasia
5 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (5.39%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.49%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (20.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (8.33%) Dynamics 365
2 17 (8.33%) Office 365
3 11 (5.39%) IaaS
3 11 (5.39%) PaaS
4 9 (4.41%) SaaS
5 8 (3.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.49%) npm
7 1 (0.49%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.35%) WAN
2 14 (6.86%) SAN
3 13 (6.37%) Firewall
4 10 (4.90%) DNS
5 9 (4.41%) DHCP
5 9 (4.41%) iSCSI
5 9 (4.41%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.92%) LAN
6 8 (3.92%) Skype
6 8 (3.92%) VLAN
7 6 (2.94%) MPLS
7 6 (2.94%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.45%) NAS
8 5 (2.45%) VoIP
8 5 (2.45%) Wireless
9 4 (1.96%) Internet
9 4 (1.96%) SSL
10 3 (1.47%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.47%) FCoE
11 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (31.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 14 (6.86%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (6.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (2.94%) OLAP
5 6 (2.94%) QlikView
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.96%) Power BI
7 4 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (1.47%) Relational Database
8 3 (1.47%) SSDT
9 2 (0.98%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.98%) MS Access
9 2 (0.98%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.98%) Qlik Sense
9 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (10.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (9.80%) Visual Studio
3 6 (2.94%) Octopus Deploy
4 5 (2.45%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.96%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (0.98%) JIRA
8 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.49%) gulp
8 1 (0.49%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.49%) jspm
8 1 (0.49%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.49%) Protractor
8 1 (0.49%) Subversion
8 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Code
8 1 (0.49%) YouTrack
General
1 44 (21.57%) Finance
2 9 (4.41%) Advertising
2 9 (4.41%) Banking
2 9 (4.41%) Law
3 6 (2.94%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.98%) Investment Banking
4 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (31.86%) Developer
2 34 (16.67%) Analyst
3 24 (11.76%) .NET Developer
4 22 (10.78%) C# Developer
5 19 (9.31%) Support Analyst
6 17 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (6.86%) Administrator
8 12 (5.88%) IT Support
9 11 (5.39%) Desktop Support
9 11 (5.39%) Support Engineer
9 11 (5.39%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (5.39%) Team Leader
10 10 (4.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 10 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (4.90%) Technical Support
11 9 (4.41%) Software Developer
12 8 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
12 8 (3.92%) Architect
12 8 (3.92%) Senior Developer
12 8 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (26.47%) .NET
2 28 (13.73%) WCF
3 26 (12.75%) .NET Framework
3 26 (12.75%) HTML
4 25 (12.25%) Web Services
5 22 (10.78%) SOAP
6 21 (10.29%) CSS
6 21 (10.29%) RESTful
7 16 (7.84%) ASP.NET
8 11 (5.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 11 (5.39%) jQuery
9 10 (4.90%) HTML5
10 8 (3.92%) Entity Framework
11 7 (3.43%) ASP.NET Web API
12 6 (2.94%) .NET Core
12 6 (2.94%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 5 (2.45%) CSS3
14 4 (1.96%) AngularJS
14 4 (1.96%) WinForms
15 3 (1.47%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (7.84%) PMI
3 8 (3.92%) Clustering
3 8 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (2.94%) Fat Client
4 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 5 (2.45%) iPhone
5 5 (2.45%) N-Tier
6 4 (1.96%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.47%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (1.47%) Replication
7 3 (1.47%) Robotics
7 3 (1.47%) Smartphone
8 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.98%) EPoS
8 2 (0.98%) PKI
8 2 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (33.82%) Windows
2 25 (12.25%) Windows Server
3 13 (6.37%) Linux
3 13 (6.37%) Windows 10
3 13 (6.37%) Windows 7
3 13 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.94%) Unix
6 3 (1.47%) AIX
7 2 (0.98%) CentOS
7 2 (0.98%) Debian
7 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.49%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (14.71%) ITIL
3 26 (12.75%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (10.78%) MVC
6 21 (10.29%) TDD
7 19 (9.31%) CRM
8 18 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
9 17 (8.33%) Acceptance Criteria
10 15 (7.35%) IT Strategy
11 13 (6.37%) BDD
12 12 (5.88%) Coaching
12 12 (5.88%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.88%) Scrum
13 11 (5.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (4.90%) ERP
14 10 (4.90%) ETL
14 10 (4.90%) Incident Management
14 10 (4.90%) Release Management
14 10 (4.90%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 60 (29.41%) SQL
2 57 (27.94%) C#
3 33 (16.18%) JavaScript
4 31 (15.20%) T-SQL
5 20 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 6 (2.94%) VBScript
7 5 (2.45%) X++
8 4 (1.96%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.47%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.98%) C
10 2 (0.98%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.49%) Java
11 1 (0.49%) Python
11 1 (0.49%) Ruby
11 1 (0.49%) Scala
11 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.33%) PMI Certification
3 9 (4.41%) Degree
4 5 (2.45%) MCP
5 4 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (1.96%) MCSA
6 3 (1.47%) Security Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) MCDST
7 2 (0.98%) MCSE
7 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.49%) ACCA
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) CCNP
8 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
8 1 (0.49%) CRISC
8 1 (0.49%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
8 1 (0.49%) MCTS
8 1 (0.49%) PMP
8 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.92%) QA
2 6 (2.94%) GDPR
3 4 (1.96%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.47%) PMO
5 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (20.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.41%) Hyper-V
2 9 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (2.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 6 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 5 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.45%) XenApp
6 4 (1.96%) vSphere
7 3 (1.47%) NFS
7 3 (1.47%) PowerHA
8 2 (0.98%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (4.90%) SCCM
2 9 (4.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 8 (3.92%) SCOM
3 8 (3.92%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.94%) FortiGate
5 5 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.47%) vRealize
7 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.49%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 34 (16.67%) VMware
2 26 (12.75%) Citrix
3 22 (10.78%) Cisco
4 10 (4.90%) Veeam
5 9 (4.41%) EMC
6 8 (3.92%) Avaya
6 8 (3.92%) Dell
6 8 (3.92%) Sitecore
7 6 (2.94%) Extreme Networks
7 6 (2.94%) Nortel
8 5 (2.45%) HP
8 5 (2.45%) Oracle
8 5 (2.45%) Veritas
9 3 (1.47%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.47%) Cognos
9 3 (1.47%) IBM
9 3 (1.47%) NetApp
9 3 (1.47%) SAP
9 3 (1.47%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.47%) Tableau