Period
to 19 November 2017

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

Microsoft Certification
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 62 39
Rank change year-on-year -9 -23 +19
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 16 46 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.62% 3.55% 4.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.84% 12.27% 15.30%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 31
Merseyside median annual salary £43,000 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.27% +17.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £65,000 £47,500
North West median annual salary £31,500 £37,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -16.00% +15.38% -5.11%

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 204 375 281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.65% 28.96% 29.93%
Number of salaries quoted 133 204 163
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.75% - -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £22,139
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £58,500
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -9 12 £59,250 +34.66% 2
Prescot - 1 £42,500 -
Southport - 1 £22,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) ITIL
4 7 (43.75%) MCSA
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 6 (37.50%) MCSE
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (31.25%) Office 365
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) VMware
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 4 (25.00%) SQL
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
8 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (18.75%) Skype
8 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) XenApp
8 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (18.75%) SCCM
8 3 (18.75%) Client/Server

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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) CMS
3 2 (12.50%) EPiServer
3 2 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (31.25%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) IaaS
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) ADSL
4 1 (6.25%) DHCP
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
4 1 (6.25%) ISDN
4 1 (6.25%) PSTN
4 1 (6.25%) TETRA
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) ICT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) PKI
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
5 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Kalman Filter
2 3 (18.75%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (12.50%) Line Management
3 2 (12.50%) MVC
3 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Data Reconciliation
4 1 (6.25%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.25%) Presales
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) MCSA
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) CCNA
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (12.50%) MCITP
6 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) CCENT
6 1 (6.25%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (6.25%) HIPAA
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) Sitecore
6 1 (6.25%) Google
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Sophos
6 1 (6.25%) Twitter