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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
North West / Merseyside
Rank 50 46 33
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 16 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.87% 3.27% 5.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.31% 15.53% 17.93%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 23
Median salary £45,000 £56,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +35.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £37,750 £23,050
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 130 103 145
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 23.30% 21.06% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 89 68 112
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £57,695 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 +3 14 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Wirral - 1 £25,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
3 19 (59.38%) Windows
3 19 (59.38%) Cisco
4 17 (53.13%) VMware
4 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
6 14 (43.75%) MCSE
6 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
6 14 (43.75%) IIS
7 12 (37.50%) CCNA
7 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (37.50%) Finance
7 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
8 11 (34.38%) Citrix
9 10 (31.25%) ITIL
9 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
10 9 (28.13%) Linux
10 9 (28.13%) EMC
11 8 (25.00%) NetApp
11 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (21.88%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (21.88%) ITIL V3

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 14 (43.75%) IIS
2 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (18.75%) Apache
3 6 (18.75%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (18.75%) JBoss
3 6 (18.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (43.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (18.75%) IaaS
3 6 (18.75%) PaaS
3 6 (18.75%) SaaS
4 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) DHCP
1 7 (21.88%) DNS
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
1 7 (21.88%) SAN
2 6 (18.75%) VPN
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (65.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (18.75%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (18.75%) MongoDB
3 6 (18.75%) MySQL
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (3.13%) Crystal Reports
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Banking
3 6 (18.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (9.38%) Marketing
5 1 (3.13%) Legal
5 1 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) Architect
1 7 (21.88%) Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Cloud Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
2 6 (18.75%) DBA
2 6 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) SQL DBA
2 6 (18.75%) SQL Server DBA
3 5 (15.63%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Senior Server Engineer
3 5 (15.63%) Server Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.38%) CRM Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
5 2 (6.25%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.75%) Middleware
2 3 (9.38%) .NET
2 3 (9.38%) ASP.NET
2 3 (9.38%) HTML
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) jQuery
2 3 (9.38%) REST
2 3 (9.38%) SOAP
2 3 (9.38%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.75%) FlexPod
2 6 (18.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Public Cloud
2 6 (18.75%) Replication
2 6 (18.75%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (12.50%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 9 (28.13%) Linux
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (21.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (15.63%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (3.13%) HPUX
7 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.13%) Unix
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (21.88%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (21.88%) ITIL V3
3 7 (21.88%) Virtual Environments
4 6 (18.75%) Change Management
4 6 (18.75%) Database Security
4 6 (18.75%) DevOps
4 6 (18.75%) Identity Management
4 6 (18.75%) IT Strategy
4 6 (18.75%) Line Management
4 6 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 6 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 6 (18.75%) Migration
4 6 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (18.75%) PRINCE2
4 6 (18.75%) TOGAF
4 6 (18.75%) Wealth Management
5 4 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
6 3 (9.38%) Marketing Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.88%) SQL
2 6 (18.75%) T-SQL
3 3 (9.38%) C#
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 3 (9.38%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) MCSE
2 12 (37.50%) CCNA
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (21.88%) Degree
4 7 (21.88%) MCITP
5 6 (18.75%) EMC Certification
5 6 (18.75%) NCDA
6 5 (15.63%) MCSA
7 2 (6.25%) MCSD
8 1 (3.13%) CCA
8 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.13%) VCAP
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (21.88%) vSphere
5 3 (9.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.13%) Nagios
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 19 (59.38%) Cisco
3 17 (53.13%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) Citrix
5 9 (28.13%) EMC
6 8 (25.00%) NetApp
7 7 (21.88%) IBM
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) Software AG
9 4 (12.50%) HP
9 4 (12.50%) RedGate
10 1 (3.13%) Dell
10 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 1 (3.13%) Sophos
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