Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 72 42
Rank change year-on-year +15 -30 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 29 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.24% 2.86% 5.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.86% 11.46% 20.49%
Number of salaries quoted 27 32 30
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -8.57% -16.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,850 £28,000
90th Percentile £50,250 £52,500 £60,000
North West median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -12.50%

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 172 288 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 19.20% 24.94% 25.18%
Number of salaries quoted 154 192 157
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - -5.00%
10th Percentile £24,300 £24,000 £26,050
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.88% - -

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +12 27 £35,000 -17.65% 2
Prescot - 2 £33,750 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification 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 Certification.

1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Office 365
3 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
4 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
4 11 (37.93%) C#
5 10 (34.48%) SQL
5 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
6 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
6 9 (31.03%) MVC
7 8 (27.59%) CMS
7 8 (27.59%) DNS
7 8 (27.59%) ITIL
7 8 (27.59%) Skype for Business
7 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (27.59%) SCCM
7 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (27.59%) Skype
8 7 (24.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (24.14%) Driving Licence
8 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
9 6 (20.69%) Client/Server
9 6 (20.69%) VMware
9 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
10 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
10 5 (17.24%) Google
10 5 (17.24%) Twitter

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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 8 (27.59%) CMS
2 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (27.59%) Skype for Business
3 4 (13.79%) EPiServer
3 4 (13.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.45%) Confluence
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Office 365
2 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
1 8 (27.59%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.45%) VLAN
2 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.90%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Advertising
1 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Games
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Developer
3 8 (27.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) CRM Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Junior
7 2 (6.90%) Lead Developer
7 2 (6.90%) Report Writer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Server Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Server Support
7 2 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (44.83%) .NET
2 11 (37.93%) ASP.NET
3 9 (31.03%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (27.59%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 4 (13.79%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.90%) HTML
6 2 (6.90%) HTML5
7 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (3.45%) CSS
7 1 (3.45%) jQuery
7 1 (3.45%) LINQ
7 1 (3.45%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (3.45%) Universal Windows Platform
7 1 (3.45%) WCF
7 1 (3.45%) Web Services
7 1 (3.45%) WinForms
7 1 (3.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Driving Licence
2 6 (20.69%) Client/Server
3 4 (13.79%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Licensing
4 1 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (44.83%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) MVC
2 8 (27.59%) ITIL
3 7 (24.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (20.69%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (13.79%) Content Management
5 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
5 4 (13.79%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.34%) CRM
6 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Scrum
8 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
8 1 (3.45%) Biometrics
8 1 (3.45%) Change Management
8 1 (3.45%) Computer Security
8 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Project Management
8 1 (3.45%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (37.93%) C#
2 10 (34.48%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) MCITP
2 4 (13.79%) MCP
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.45%) MCAD
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (41.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) XenApp
3 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (93.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) Google
3 5 (17.24%) Twitter
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos