The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 47 46 44
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 11 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.07% 2.42% 3.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.82% 8.53% 16.15%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 21
Median salary £44,500 £22,000 £24,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+102.27% -9.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,242 £21,600 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £38,500 £49,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
Microsoft Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
158 129 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 25.69% 28.35% 21.63%
Number of salaries quoted 87 81 110
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £22,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
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 Certification within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -1 24 £44,500 +102.27% 4
St Helens - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 39 (73.58%) Windows
3 32 (60.38%) ITIL
4 31 (58.49%) Citrix
5 30 (56.60%) SQL
6 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
6 28 (52.83%) Finance
7 27 (50.94%) IIS
8 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
9 25 (47.17%) ITIL V3
9 25 (47.17%) HP
9 25 (47.17%) SAN
9 25 (47.17%) VMware
10 24 (45.28%) Banking
10 24 (45.28%) TOGAF
10 24 (45.28%) MCSE
11 23 (43.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
12 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
12 19 (35.85%) XenApp
13 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
15 15 (28.30%) Project Management
15 15 (28.30%) DHCP
15 15 (28.30%) VPN
15 15 (28.30%) DNS
15 15 (28.30%) SCCM
15 15 (28.30%) PaaS

Microsoft Certification
Top Related 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 27 (50.94%) IIS
2 14 (26.42%) Confluence
3 10 (18.87%) Apache
3 10 (18.87%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (18.87%) JBoss
3 10 (18.87%) Tomcat
4 6 (11.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
5 3 (5.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (22.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.55%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (28.30%) IaaS
2 15 (28.30%) PaaS
3 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (18.87%) SaaS
5 9 (16.98%) Office 365
6 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 25 (47.17%) SAN
2 15 (28.30%) DHCP
2 15 (28.30%) DNS
2 15 (28.30%) VPN
3 10 (18.87%) Firewall
4 7 (13.21%) LAN
4 7 (13.21%) WAN
5 3 (5.66%) DSL
5 3 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (5.66%) IP Telephony
5 3 (5.66%) iSCSI
5 3 (5.66%) MPLS
5 3 (5.66%) NetScaler
5 3 (5.66%) VPLS
6 1 (1.89%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (52.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server 2012
2 9 (16.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (9.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
5 5 (9.43%) MySQL
5 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (9.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) JIRA
General
1 28 (52.83%) Finance
2 24 (45.28%) Banking
3 6 (11.32%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.66%) Law
5 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.75%) IT Support
2 10 (18.87%) Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Cloud Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 10 (18.87%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.98%) Administrator
3 9 (16.98%) ICT Support
3 9 (16.98%) Technical Leader
4 8 (15.09%) DBA
4 8 (15.09%) SQL DBA
5 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (11.32%) ICT Assistant
5 6 (11.32%) IT Assistant
5 6 (11.32%) IT Support Assistant
5 6 (11.32%) Network Administrator
5 6 (11.32%) Network Support
5 6 (11.32%) Support Assistant
6 5 (9.43%) Citrix Team Leader
6 5 (9.43%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (9.43%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 25 (47.17%) Data Centre
2 14 (26.42%) Replication
2 14 (26.42%) Wiki
3 10 (18.87%) Hybrid Cloud
3 10 (18.87%) Public Cloud
3 10 (18.87%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (16.98%) Clustering
5 3 (5.66%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (5.66%) iPad
5 3 (5.66%) iPhone
5 3 (5.66%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 26 (49.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (43.40%) Windows Server
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (20.75%) Linux
6 10 (18.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.66%) Android
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.89%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (60.38%) ITIL
2 25 (47.17%) ITIL V3
3 24 (45.28%) TOGAF
4 23 (43.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (28.30%) Project Management
6 14 (26.42%) Converged Infrastructure
6 14 (26.42%) Infrastructure Management
7 10 (18.87%) DevOps
7 10 (18.87%) Identity Management
7 10 (18.87%) Line Management
7 10 (18.87%) Load Balancing
7 10 (18.87%) Mentoring
7 10 (18.87%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (18.87%) PRINCE2
7 10 (18.87%) Wealth Management
8 6 (11.32%) Data Protection
8 6 (11.32%) Information Security
9 5 (9.43%) Database Optimisation
9 5 (9.43%) Database Security
9 5 (9.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 30 (56.60%) SQL
2 19 (35.85%) PowerShell
3 9 (16.98%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.89%) VB
4 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (45.28%) MCSE
2 14 (26.42%) Citrix Certification
3 11 (20.75%) CCNA
3 11 (20.75%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
3 11 (20.75%) MCSA
4 10 (18.87%) EMC Certification
5 9 (16.98%) MCITP
6 5 (9.43%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.66%) A+ Certification
8 3 (5.66%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) XenApp
2 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.42%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.66%) vSphere
6 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (28.30%) SCCM
2 14 (26.42%) EdgeSight
2 14 (26.42%) Nagios
2 14 (26.42%) SCOM
2 14 (26.42%) SCOrch
3 11 (20.75%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 31 (58.49%) Citrix
3 25 (47.17%) HP
3 25 (47.17%) VMware
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco
4 14 (26.42%) EMC
5 10 (18.87%) IBM
5 10 (18.87%) Oracle
5 10 (18.87%) Software AG
6 9 (16.98%) Avaya
7 7 (13.21%) Dell
8 6 (11.32%) SonicWALL
8 6 (11.32%) Sophos
9 5 (9.43%) RedGate
10 1 (1.89%) Google
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