Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 75 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -37 +13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 28 37 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.06% 2.89% 5.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 15.91% 10.22% 18.01%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 34
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £44,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.11% +11.25% -23.81%
10th Percentile £30,000 £34,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £53,375
North West median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%

Microsoft Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 362 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.26% 28.30% 28.66%
Number of salaries quoted 133 202 168
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% -3.61%
10th Percentile £22,625 £22,700 £25,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £58,250
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,250
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% -1.88%

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Merseyside.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Merseyside over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification 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 6 months to 19 January 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 +15 25 £40,000 -10.11% 5
Prescot - 1 £42,500 -
Southport - 1 £22,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 16 (57.14%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Office 365
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
6 11 (39.29%) ITIL
6 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
7 10 (35.71%) SQL
7 10 (35.71%) Driving Licence
8 9 (32.14%) Skype
8 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
8 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
8 9 (32.14%) C#
8 9 (32.14%) .NET
8 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
8 9 (32.14%) DNS
9 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
9 8 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (25.00%) MVC
10 7 (25.00%) CMS
11 6 (21.43%) VMware
12 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
12 5 (17.86%) MCSE
12 5 (17.86%) Google

Microsoft Certification
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 11 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (32.14%) Skype for Business
3 7 (25.00%) CMS
4 4 (14.29%) EPiServer
4 4 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (50.00%) Office 365
2 12 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (7.14%) IaaS
3 2 (7.14%) PaaS
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
1 9 (32.14%) Skype
2 3 (10.71%) Internet
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) ADSL
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.57%) ISDN
4 1 (3.57%) PSTN
4 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) TETRA
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (17.86%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 10 (35.71%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (17.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Server Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Server Support
5 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server Support
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) ASP.NET
2 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (10.71%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Driving Licence
2 8 (28.57%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (57.14%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (39.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (25.00%) MVC
4 5 (17.86%) Problem Management
5 3 (10.71%) Content Management
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 2 (7.14%) CRM
6 2 (7.14%) Line Management
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.57%) Break/Fix
7 1 (3.57%) Computer Security
7 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Database Optimisation
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (3.57%) Presales
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) SQL
2 9 (32.14%) C#
3 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
4 1 (3.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (39.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) MCSE
3 4 (14.29%) MCSA
4 3 (10.71%) MCITP
5 1 (3.57%) CCNA
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.57%) HIPAA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 6 (21.43%) VMware
3 5 (17.86%) Google
3 5 (17.86%) Twitter
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.57%) Cisco