Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +5 -5 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 199 192 237
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.04% 17.53% 25.21%
As % of the Vendors category 38.87% 36.29% 47.59%
Number of salaries quoted 175 187 205
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £59,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% - -

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 512 529 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 56.70% 48.31% 52.98%
Number of salaries quoted 427 379 394
Merseyside median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +12.00%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,250 £53,925
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +5 138 £40,000 - 23
Birkenhead +1 16 £27,500 -26.67% 4
St Helens -2 16 £62,500 +78.57%
Bootle +3 10 £53,550 -0.04% 2
Wirral +5 8 £36,000 +44.00% 3
Prescot - 8 £27,500 -
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 79 (39.70%) SQL Server
2 69 (34.67%) SQL
3 52 (26.13%) .NET
4 51 (25.63%) C#
5 39 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (19.60%) Office 365
6 38 (19.10%) Windows
7 35 (17.59%) ASP.NET
8 34 (17.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 32 (16.08%) MVC
10 31 (15.58%) TDD
11 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (14.07%) Finance
13 27 (13.57%) ITIL
14 25 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
14 25 (12.56%) Active Directory
15 24 (12.06%) Advertising
15 24 (12.06%) RESTful
16 23 (11.56%) T-SQL
17 22 (11.06%) VMware
17 22 (11.06%) PowerShell
17 22 (11.06%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (10.55%) Greenfield Project
18 21 (10.55%) Hyper-V
19 20 (10.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 19 (9.55%) JavaScript
20 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
20 19 (9.55%) CRM
21 18 (9.05%) Web Application Development
21 18 (9.05%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (6.03%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.02%) CMS
3 6 (3.02%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.51%) SharePoint 2010
4 5 (2.51%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (2.51%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (2.01%) Confluence
5 4 (2.01%) EPiServer
5 4 (2.01%) IIS
6 3 (1.51%) Apache
6 3 (1.51%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.51%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.01%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.50%) Content Management Server
8 1 (0.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 19 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.02%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.51%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (7.04%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (6.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (5.53%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (1.51%) Sage 200
5 2 (1.01%) BPCS
5 2 (1.01%) Dynamics GP
5 2 (1.01%) SAP BPC
5 2 (1.01%) Visualfiles
6 1 (0.50%) Magento
6 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 39 (19.60%) Office 365
2 13 (6.53%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (6.53%) Dynamics 365
2 13 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.03%) NuGet
4 7 (3.52%) IaaS
5 6 (3.02%) SaaS
6 3 (1.51%) PaaS
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.02%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (2.51%) DNS
3 3 (1.51%) DHCP
3 3 (1.51%) Skype
3 3 (1.51%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.51%) VoIP
4 2 (1.01%) Firewall
4 2 (1.01%) Internet
4 2 (1.01%) IP Telephony
4 2 (1.01%) LAN
4 2 (1.01%) NetScaler
4 2 (1.01%) SAN
4 2 (1.01%) VLAN
4 2 (1.01%) VPN
4 2 (1.01%) WAN
5 1 (0.50%) ADSL
5 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (39.70%) SQL Server
2 34 (17.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (10.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (8.54%) SQL Server 2016
5 14 (7.04%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (5.03%) Power BI
6 10 (5.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 8 (4.02%) QlikView
8 7 (3.52%) Crystal Reports
8 7 (3.52%) MySQL
8 7 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (2.01%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.01%) MongoDB
11 3 (1.51%) Big Data
11 3 (1.51%) MS Access
12 2 (1.01%) NoSQL
12 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (1.01%) Relational Database
12 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (6.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.02%) JIRA
3 5 (2.51%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.01%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (14.07%) Finance
2 24 (12.06%) Advertising
3 13 (6.53%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.02%) Retail
5 7 (3.52%) Banking
5 7 (3.52%) Games
6 5 (2.51%) Marketing
7 4 (2.01%) Law
7 4 (2.01%) Legal
8 3 (1.51%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 56 (28.14%) Developer
2 38 (19.10%) Analyst
3 23 (11.56%) .NET Developer
4 21 (10.55%) Architect
5 17 (8.54%) Support Analyst
6 14 (7.04%) Consultant
6 14 (7.04%) Team Leader
7 12 (6.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.53%) Cloud Architect
8 11 (5.53%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.53%) Lead DevOps
8 11 (5.53%) Lead DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Business Systems Analyst
9 10 (5.03%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (5.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 10 (5.03%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.52%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (4.52%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (26.13%) .NET
2 35 (17.59%) ASP.NET
3 30 (15.08%) ASP.NET MVC
4 24 (12.06%) RESTful
5 22 (11.06%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (8.54%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 16 (8.04%) AngularJS
7 16 (8.04%) HTML
8 15 (7.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 14 (7.04%) KnockoutJS
10 13 (6.53%) CSS
11 6 (3.02%) Web Services
12 5 (2.51%) .NET Framework
12 5 (2.51%) jQuery
12 5 (2.51%) WCF
13 4 (2.01%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (2.01%) HTML5
13 4 (2.01%) Kafka
14 3 (1.51%) LINQ
14 3 (1.51%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.55%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (7.04%) Tandem
3 10 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (4.02%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.52%) Data Centre
5 7 (3.52%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.52%) User Experience
6 6 (3.02%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.51%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.51%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) Clustering
9 2 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.01%) FMCG
9 2 (1.01%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.01%) Online Games
9 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (19.10%) Windows
2 11 (5.53%) Linux
3 10 (5.03%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.52%) Windows 7
5 7 (3.52%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.01%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.01%) Android
8 2 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.50%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (16.08%) MVC
3 31 (15.58%) TDD
4 27 (13.57%) ITIL
5 25 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (9.55%) CRM
7 18 (9.05%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (9.05%) Web Application Development
8 17 (8.54%) BDD
9 16 (8.04%) Business Analysis
9 16 (8.04%) Project Management
10 15 (7.54%) Case Management
10 15 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
11 14 (7.04%) ERP
11 14 (7.04%) Scrum
12 13 (6.53%) Logistics
13 12 (6.03%) DevOps
13 12 (6.03%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (6.03%) Privileged Access Management
14 11 (5.53%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 69 (34.67%) SQL
2 51 (25.63%) C#
3 23 (11.56%) T-SQL
4 22 (11.06%) PowerShell
5 19 (9.55%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.51%) C
7 4 (2.01%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.51%) C++
9 2 (1.01%) Java
9 2 (1.01%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.01%) Python
9 2 (1.01%) VB
9 2 (1.01%) X++
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 17 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (8.04%) Degree
3 7 (3.52%) ISEB
3 7 (3.52%) MCP
4 6 (3.02%) MCSA
5 3 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.51%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.01%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) ACCA
7 1 (0.50%) CIMA
7 1 (0.50%) MCAD
7 1 (0.50%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.51%) SLA
2 3 (1.51%) Data Quality
2 3 (1.51%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) GDPR
4 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (12.56%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.55%) Hyper-V
3 17 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.53%) VirtualBox
4 11 (5.53%) Xen
5 10 (5.03%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (2.01%) XenApp
7 3 (1.51%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
8 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) Docker
9 1 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (5.53%) Ansible
1 11 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (5.53%) Puppet
2 4 (2.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.51%) SCCM
4 2 (1.01%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (1.01%) Nagios
4 2 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.01%) SCOM
5 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (11.06%) VMware
2 12 (6.03%) SAP
3 11 (5.53%) Citrix
4 6 (3.02%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.51%) Cisco
5 5 (2.51%) Sage
6 4 (2.01%) Capita
6 4 (2.01%) HP
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle
6 4 (2.01%) Tableau
7 3 (1.51%) Symantec
7 3 (1.51%) Veeam
8 2 (1.01%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.01%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (1.01%) Epicor
8 2 (1.01%) LexisNexis
8 2 (1.01%) MicroStrategy
8 2 (1.01%) Remedy
8 2 (1.01%) Twitter
8 2 (1.01%) Veritas