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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Merseyside
Rank 53 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 13 18 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.26% 3.48% 4.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.32% 15.65% 15.83%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 21
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +17.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
126 115 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.91% 22.24% 28.02%
Number of salaries quoted 92 78 112
Median salary £42,500 £38,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.84% -6.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,573 £57,825 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 21 February 2017.

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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +8 13 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
3 21 (65.63%) Windows
4 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (59.38%) VMware
5 17 (53.13%) Cisco
6 15 (46.88%) MCSE
7 14 (43.75%) Linux
7 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
7 14 (43.75%) EMC
7 14 (43.75%) Citrix
7 14 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
8 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (40.63%) CCNA
8 13 (40.63%) IIS
8 13 (40.63%) ITIL
8 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
9 11 (34.38%) AirWatch
9 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
9 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3
9 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
9 11 (34.38%) DHCP
9 11 (34.38%) VPN
9 11 (34.38%) DNS
9 11 (34.38%) Banking
10 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (31.25%) Degree
10 10 (31.25%) SAN
11 9 (28.13%) BizTalk Server

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 13 (40.63%) IIS
2 9 (28.13%) Apache
2 9 (28.13%) BizTalk Server
2 9 (28.13%) JBoss
2 9 (28.13%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.25%) MS Office
2 2 (6.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (71.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (28.13%) IaaS
3 9 (28.13%) PaaS
3 9 (28.13%) SaaS
4 2 (6.25%) G Suite
5 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) DHCP
1 11 (34.38%) DNS
1 11 (34.38%) VPN
2 10 (31.25%) SAN
3 6 (18.75%) Firewall
4 2 (6.25%) 802.11
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
4 6 (18.75%) MySQL
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (6.25%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (34.38%) Banking
2 9 (28.13%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Marketing
4 2 (6.25%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Architect
1 10 (31.25%) Infrastructure Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Cloud Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 6 (18.75%) DBA
3 6 (18.75%) SQL DBA
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server DBA
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) CRM Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) VMware Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Monitoring Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) PowerShell Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Production DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
6 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Production DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) .NET
3 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
3 3 (9.38%) HTML
3 3 (9.38%) HTML5
3 3 (9.38%) jQuery
3 3 (9.38%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) SOAP
3 3 (9.38%) XML
4 2 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (28.13%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (28.13%) Public Cloud
2 9 (28.13%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (18.75%) Replication
4 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
5 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.25%) FlexPod
5 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Linux
3 13 (40.63%) Windows Server
4 10 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) ITIL
2 11 (34.38%) ITIL V3
3 9 (28.13%) DevOps
3 9 (28.13%) Identity Management
3 9 (28.13%) Line Management
3 9 (28.13%) Load Balancing
3 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
3 9 (28.13%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (28.13%) PRINCE2
3 9 (28.13%) TOGAF
3 9 (28.13%) Wealth Management
4 8 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (18.75%) Database Security
5 6 (18.75%) Migration
5 6 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 4 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
6 4 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (12.50%) Software Deployment
6 4 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (28.13%) PowerShell
1 9 (28.13%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) MCSE
2 13 (40.63%) CCNA
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (31.25%) Degree
4 9 (28.13%) EMC Certification
5 4 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (6.25%) MCITP
6 2 (6.25%) NCDA
7 1 (3.13%) CCA
7 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) MCSD
7 1 (3.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (34.38%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.25%) Nagios
2 2 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOM
2 2 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 19 (59.38%) VMware
3 17 (53.13%) Cisco
4 14 (43.75%) Citrix
4 14 (43.75%) EMC
5 9 (28.13%) IBM
5 9 (28.13%) Oracle
5 9 (28.13%) Software AG
6 4 (12.50%) HP
6 4 (12.50%) RedGate
7 3 (9.38%) Dell
7 3 (9.38%) NetApp
8 2 (6.25%) Google
9 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
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