Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 69 46
Rank change year-on-year +8 -23 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 26 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.52% 2.45% 4.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.00% 10.20% 18.37%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 35
Merseyside median annual salary £30,000 £40,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -23.81% +23.53%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £45,850 £45,000 £65,000
North West median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +12.68%

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 209 255 245
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.92% 24.06% 24.77%
Number of salaries quoted 172 149 175
Merseyside median annual salary £47,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.38% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £25,575 £22,500 £25,800
90th Percentile £64,875 £60,250 £63,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.86%

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 +14 20 £30,000 -25.00% 3
Prescot - 1 £25,000 -
Bootle - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (52.17%) MCSA
3 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
4 10 (43.48%) MCP
4 10 (43.48%) SQL
5 9 (39.13%) .NET
5 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
6 8 (34.78%) Windows
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (30.43%) Crystal Reports
7 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (30.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
8 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 6 (26.09%) MCSE
8 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
8 6 (26.09%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) Office 365
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (21.74%) ITIL
9 5 (21.74%) DNS
10 4 (17.39%) SAN
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange

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 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) CMS
3 1 (4.35%) Confluence
3 1 (4.35%) IIS
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.35%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Office 365
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (17.39%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 5 (21.74%) DNS
3 4 (17.39%) Firewall
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
4 3 (13.04%) NAS
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) VLAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
6 1 (4.35%) ADSL
6 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (4.35%) Skype
6 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (30.43%) Crystal Reports
3 7 (30.43%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.35%) Couchbase
5 1 (4.35%) MySQL
5 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
1 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Law
3 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Junior
3 4 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Business Intelligence Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Junior Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Report Writer
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) ERP Manager
5 2 (8.70%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) IT Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
6 1 (4.35%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (39.13%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) jQuery
3 1 (4.35%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) LINQ
3 1 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (4.35%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (4.35%) Universal Windows Platform
3 1 (4.35%) WCF
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) WinForms
3 1 (4.35%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Licensing
2 1 (4.35%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
3 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.35%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (21.74%) ITIL
3 3 (13.04%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) Coaching
4 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (4.35%) DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (4.35%) IT Strategy
5 1 (4.35%) Line Management
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (4.35%) Scrum
5 1 (4.35%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 8 (34.78%) T-SQL
3 2 (8.70%) C#
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) MCSA
2 10 (43.48%) MCP
3 6 (26.09%) MCSE
4 3 (13.04%) CCNA
4 3 (13.04%) CCNP
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (13.04%) Degree
5 1 (4.35%) ACCA
5 1 (4.35%) CCA
5 1 (4.35%) CIMA
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (4.35%) Master's Degree
5 1 (4.35%) MCAD
5 1 (4.35%) MCITP
5 1 (4.35%) RHCA
5 1 (4.35%) TOGAF Certification
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) GDPR
1 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
1 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
2 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) Docker
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.35%) VirtualBox
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (8.70%) SCCM
3 1 (4.35%) CFEngine
3 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) Nagios
3 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.35%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Rancher
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) Atlassian
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) New Relic
5 1 (4.35%) Sophos
5 1 (4.35%) Veeam