Period
to 19 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 13 4
Rank change year-on-year +10 -9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 200 133 225
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 23.36% 12.99% 20.79%
As % of the Vendors category 41.15% 26.34% 37.94%
Number of salaries quoted 171 110 193
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £36,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.84% +5.00% +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,250 £23,850 £22,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £60,250 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +13.33% -2.60% +6.94%

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 486 505 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 56.78% 49.32% 54.81%
Number of salaries quoted 384 356 404
Merseyside median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +11.84% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,325 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,875 £55,000
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 September 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 September 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 +16 159 £40,000 +2.56% 38
Bootle - 12 £53,550 - 5
Wirral +2 6 £42,000 +44.83% 1
St Helens +2 5 £35,000 -
Birkenhead -3 5 £27,500 -15.38% 3
Prescot +3 3 £26,250 - 1
Microsoft
North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 77 (38.50%) SQL Server
2 61 (30.50%) SQL
3 48 (24.00%) Windows
4 47 (23.50%) C#
5 45 (22.50%) .NET
6 41 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
7 40 (20.00%) Finance
8 33 (16.50%) T-SQL
8 33 (16.50%) ITIL
9 30 (15.00%) Active Directory
9 30 (15.00%) Office 365
10 28 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
11 27 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
12 26 (13.00%) HTML
12 26 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
14 23 (11.50%) CSS
14 23 (11.50%) MVC
14 23 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 22 (11.00%) Dynamics 365
16 21 (10.50%) Degree
16 21 (10.50%) VMware
17 20 (10.00%) ASP.NET
17 20 (10.00%) CRM
18 19 (9.50%) Citrix
18 19 (9.50%) PowerShell
18 19 (9.50%) IT Strategy
19 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (8.50%) Dynamics AX

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 (6.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.50%) CMS
3 10 (5.00%) SharePoint
4 9 (4.50%) IIS
5 7 (3.50%) EPiServer
5 7 (3.50%) Sitecore CMS
5 7 (3.50%) Umbraco
6 6 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.50%) Apache
7 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.00%) Kentico
9 3 (1.50%) Confluence
9 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.00%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.00%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.50%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 27 (13.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.50%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.50%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 17 (8.50%) Dynamics AX
2 12 (6.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (3.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.00%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.50%) BPCS
5 1 (0.50%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.50%) Elite 3E
5 1 (0.50%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.50%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.00%) Office 365
2 28 (14.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (11.00%) Dynamics 365
4 12 (6.00%) IaaS
5 11 (5.50%) PaaS
6 10 (5.00%) SaaS
7 7 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
8 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.50%) npm
9 1 (0.50%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.50%) WAN
2 8 (4.00%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.50%) DNS
3 7 (3.50%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (3.00%) DHCP
5 5 (2.50%) SAN
5 5 (2.50%) VoIP
6 4 (2.00%) LAN
7 3 (1.50%) Firewall
7 3 (1.50%) VPN
7 3 (1.50%) Wireless
8 2 (1.00%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.00%) Skype
8 2 (1.00%) VLAN
9 1 (0.50%) ADSL
9 1 (0.50%) FTP
9 1 (0.50%) Internet
9 1 (0.50%) NAS
9 1 (0.50%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.50%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (38.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (13.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (11.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (7.00%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 8 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
6 8 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (3.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (2.50%) OLAP
8 5 (2.50%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.50%) MS Access
9 3 (1.50%) QlikView
9 3 (1.50%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.50%) SSDT
10 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.00%) Power BI
10 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.50%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (4.50%) Visual Studio
3 4 (2.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.00%) JIRA
3 4 (2.00%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (1.50%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.50%) gulp
6 1 (0.50%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.50%) jspm
6 1 (0.50%) Protractor
6 1 (0.50%) Selenium
6 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.50%) Subversion
6 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (0.50%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.50%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.50%) Law
4 9 (4.50%) Advertising
5 8 (4.00%) Banking
6 4 (2.00%) Legal
7 3 (1.50%) Retail
8 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.00%) Marketing
8 2 (1.00%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.50%) Front Office
9 1 (0.50%) Games
9 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 52 (26.00%) Developer
2 39 (19.50%) Analyst
3 21 (10.50%) Architect
4 20 (10.00%) Support Analyst
5 18 (9.00%) .NET Developer
6 13 (6.50%) Desktop Support
7 12 (6.00%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 10 (5.00%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (5.00%) C# Developer
8 10 (5.00%) IT Support
9 9 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.00%) Senior Developer
10 8 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 8 (4.00%) Team Leader
11 7 (3.50%) Administrator
11 7 (3.50%) Applications Architect
11 7 (3.50%) Consultant
11 7 (3.50%) Service Analyst
11 7 (3.50%) Systems Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (22.50%) .NET
2 26 (13.00%) HTML
3 23 (11.50%) CSS
4 20 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 16 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 15 (7.50%) Web Services
7 12 (6.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 11 (5.50%) .NET Framework
8 11 (5.50%) jQuery
8 11 (5.50%) WCF
9 10 (5.00%) RESTful
10 8 (4.00%) SOAP
11 7 (3.50%) HTML5
12 6 (3.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
13 4 (2.00%) AngularJS
13 4 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 4 (2.00%) Entity Framework
13 4 (2.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 4 (2.00%) WinForms
14 3 (1.50%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.00%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (4.50%) Greenfield Project
3 8 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.50%) PMI
5 6 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.50%) PKI
7 4 (2.00%) Clustering
7 4 (2.00%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.50%) iPhone
8 3 (1.50%) Replication
8 3 (1.50%) Tandem
8 3 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.00%) iPad
9 2 (1.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.00%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (24.00%) Windows
2 17 (8.50%) Windows Server
3 12 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 11 (5.50%) Windows 10
5 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.00%) Linux
7 4 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.50%) Unix
9 2 (1.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.00%) Debian
10 1 (0.50%) Android
10 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (16.50%) ITIL
3 27 (13.50%) Business Intelligence
4 23 (11.50%) MVC
5 20 (10.00%) CRM
6 19 (9.50%) IT Strategy
7 16 (8.00%) ERP
7 16 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 15 (7.50%) Release Management
8 15 (7.50%) TDD
9 14 (7.00%) Case Management
9 14 (7.00%) Scrum
10 11 (5.50%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (5.50%) Project Management
11 10 (5.00%) Business Transformation
11 10 (5.00%) Coaching
11 10 (5.00%) Server Management
12 9 (4.50%) Validation
12 9 (4.50%) Workflow
13 8 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 61 (30.50%) SQL
2 47 (23.50%) C#
3 33 (16.50%) T-SQL
4 25 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 19 (9.50%) PowerShell
6 6 (3.00%) X++
7 5 (2.50%) VB.NET
8 3 (1.50%) C
9 2 (1.00%) C++
9 2 (1.00%) VB
10 1 (0.50%) Java
10 1 (0.50%) PHP
10 1 (0.50%) Python
10 1 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (10.50%) Degree
2 17 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.00%) MCP
3 8 (4.00%) MCSA
3 8 (4.00%) PMI Certification
4 6 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.50%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.00%) MCDST
7 1 (0.50%) ACCA
7 1 (0.50%) CCNA
7 1 (0.50%) CCNP
7 1 (0.50%) CIMA
7 1 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.50%) ISEB
7 1 (0.50%) MCSE
7 1 (0.50%) MOS
7 1 (0.50%) PMP
7 1 (0.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.00%) QA
2 5 (2.50%) Data Quality
2 5 (2.50%) GDPR
3 2 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.50%) Virtual Servers
3 12 (6.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.00%) XenApp
6 3 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.00%) Firmware
7 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.50%) Docker
8 1 (0.50%) KVM
8 1 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.50%) vSphere
8 1 (0.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (6.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (2.00%) SCCM
2 4 (2.00%) SCOM
3 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (1.00%) Nagios
3 2 (1.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.50%) Ansible
4 1 (0.50%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.50%) Puppet
4 1 (0.50%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 21 (10.50%) VMware
2 19 (9.50%) Citrix
3 9 (4.50%) Cisco
4 8 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 7 (3.50%) HP
6 6 (3.00%) SAP
7 5 (2.50%) Oracle
8 4 (2.00%) Sage
9 3 (1.50%) Adobe
9 3 (1.50%) Capita
9 3 (1.50%) Epicor
9 3 (1.50%) Infor
9 3 (1.50%) SolarWinds
9 3 (1.50%) Tableau
10 2 (1.00%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.00%) Cognos
10 2 (1.00%) EMC
10 2 (1.00%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.00%) Lotus
10 2 (1.00%) Veritas