Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 78 54
Rank change year-on-year +21 -24 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 13 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.57% 1.33% 4.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.24% 6.77% 14.86%
Number of salaries quoted 19 12 36
Merseyside median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% -15.79% +18.75%
10th Percentile £20,150 £27,850 £27,576
90th Percentile £62,500 £44,875 £65,000
North West median annual salary £38,000 £31,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.63% -16.00% +15.38%

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 238 192 350
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 27.84% 19.61% 29.02%
Number of salaries quoted 179 115 196
Merseyside median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,100 £22,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £58,250 £65,000
North West median annual salary £43,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +22 18 £43,000 +7.50% 10
St Helens - 1 £25,500 - 1
Bootle - 1 £31,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) MCSA
3 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 9 (40.91%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
4 7 (31.82%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) MCSE
4 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
5 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 6 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (27.27%) Finance
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 5 (22.73%) .NET
6 5 (22.73%) Crystal Reports
6 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
6 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (22.73%) Office 365
7 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 4 (18.18%) DNS

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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) JBoss
3 1 (4.55%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (4.55%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) Office 365
2 4 (18.18%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) SAN
3 3 (13.64%) Firewall
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
4 2 (9.09%) DHCP
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) ADSL
5 1 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.55%) VLAN
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
5 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (31.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (27.27%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 6 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (22.73%) Crystal Reports
4 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
6 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (4.55%) MySQL
6 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Law
3 2 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (9.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Junior
2 5 (22.73%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Junior Business Intelligence Developer
3 4 (18.18%) Junior Developer
4 3 (13.64%) IT Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Manager
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Dynamics AX Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) ERP Manager
5 2 (9.09%) ERP Project Manager
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior IT Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Junior IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) Junior Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) CentOS
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) ERP
2 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.09%) Coaching
3 2 (9.09%) Logistics
3 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.55%) DevOps
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) IT Strategy
4 1 (4.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 9 (40.91%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.55%) Perl
3 1 (4.55%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) Ruby
3 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) MCSA
2 9 (40.91%) MCP
3 7 (31.82%) MCSE
4 3 (13.64%) CCNA
4 3 (13.64%) CCNP
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (9.09%) MCDST
6 1 (4.55%) ACCA
6 1 (4.55%) CIMA
6 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
6 1 (4.55%) MCTS
6 1 (4.55%) RHCA
6 1 (4.55%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GDPR
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
1 1 (4.55%) QA
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.55%) Docker
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
3 1 (4.55%) CFEngine
3 1 (4.55%) Kubernetes
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.55%) Puppet
3 1 (4.55%) Rancher
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco
5 1 (4.55%) Epicor
5 1 (4.55%) Infor
5 1 (4.55%) JD Edwards
5 1 (4.55%) New Relic
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle
5 1 (4.55%) Sage
5 1 (4.55%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Veeam