The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in St Helens 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 29 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
Merseyside > St Helens
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 1 6
Rank change year-on-year -6 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 13 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in St Helens 43.33% 63.64% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 86.67% 100.00% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 2
St Helens median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £23,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - +47.36%  
Merseyside median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% +16.66%  

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 St Helens.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
St Helens
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 15 7 8
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in St Helens 50.00% 63.64% 57.14%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 23
St Helens median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -26.31%  
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in St Helens

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in St Helens.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in St Helens

Microsoft
Salary Trend in St Helens

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in St Helens.

Salary trend for Microsoft in St Helens

For the 6 months to 29 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 St Helens region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 17 (77.27%) VMware
2 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (63.64%) Git (software)
3 14 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (59.09%) QA
4 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (59.09%) TDD
4 13 (59.09%) PowerShell
4 13 (59.09%) Puppet
4 13 (59.09%) NuGet
4 13 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (59.09%) Ansible
4 13 (59.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (54.55%) Linux
6 8 (36.36%) DevOps
7 5 (22.73%) jQuery
7 5 (22.73%) Web Services
7 5 (22.73%) C#
7 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
7 5 (22.73%) SQL
7 5 (22.73%) .NET
7 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
8 4 (18.18%) Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Ajax
8 4 (18.18%) VLAN
8 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
8 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
8 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in St Helens 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 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) DHCP
1 4 (18.18%) DNS
1 4 (18.18%) Internet
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
1 4 (18.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (63.64%) Git (software)
2 13 (59.09%) NuGet
3 1 (4.55%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) .NET Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Build and Release Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Build Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Release Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) C# Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) IT Support
3 4 (18.18%) IT Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Developer
3 4 (18.18%) SQL Server Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Wintel Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Wintel Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
1 5 (22.73%) jQuery
1 5 (22.73%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 4 (18.18%) Ajax
2 4 (18.18%) AngularJS
2 4 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 2 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.55%) Ember.js
4 1 (4.55%) Handlebars
4 1 (4.55%) HTML5
4 1 (4.55%) LINQ
4 1 (4.55%) WCF
4 1 (4.55%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (63.64%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (59.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (59.09%) Continuous Delivery
2 13 (59.09%) TDD
3 8 (36.36%) DevOps
4 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Migration
4 4 (18.18%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (4.55%) Android Development
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) Functional Programming
6 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
6 1 (4.55%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
6 1 (4.55%) OOP
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (22.73%) C#
2 5 (22.73%) JavaScript
2 5 (22.73%) SQL
3 4 (18.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (59.09%) QA
System Software
1 17 (77.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 13 (59.09%) Ansible
1 13 (59.09%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (59.09%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) VMware