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

Microsoft Certification
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 30 33
Rank change year-on-year -25 +3  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 12 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.19% 6.05% 5.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.84% 24.56% 19.46%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 24
Median salary £40,000 £56,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.88% +40.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £65,000 £47,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 122 114 149
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.22% 24.62% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 92 91
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £29,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 June 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 -19 9 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Microsoft Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 14 (50.00%) Cisco
3 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 13 (46.43%) CCNA
4 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (46.43%) MCSA
4 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
5 12 (42.86%) MCSE
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (35.71%) vSphere
6 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 10 (35.71%) MCITP
6 10 (35.71%) ITIL
7 9 (32.14%) Firewall
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 8 (28.57%) HP
8 8 (28.57%) NetApp
9 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
10 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (21.43%) FlexPod
10 6 (21.43%) NCDA
10 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010

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 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (17.86%) IIS
4 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.57%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) Firewall
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
3 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (14.29%) NAS
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) Skype
5 2 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) IP Telephony
6 1 (3.57%) LAN
6 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (46.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.71%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
2 3 (10.71%) MySQL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (21.43%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Administrator
2 5 (17.86%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Cisco Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Server Engineer
2 5 (17.86%) Server Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 4 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (10.71%) DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 3 (10.71%) SQL DBA
4 3 (10.71%) SQL Server DBA
4 3 (10.71%) Systems Support
5 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (7.14%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (21.43%) FlexPod
3 3 (10.71%) Replication
4 2 (7.14%) Clustering
5 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (17.86%) Data ONTAP
5 4 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (14.29%) Mac OS
5 4 (14.29%) Ubuntu
6 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 7 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (21.43%) Change Management
3 6 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.71%) Database Security
5 3 (10.71%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
6 2 (7.14%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (7.14%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 4 (14.29%) VB
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (46.43%) CCNA
1 13 (46.43%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (46.43%) MCSA
2 12 (42.86%) MCSE
3 10 (35.71%) MCITP
4 6 (21.43%) NCDA
4 6 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.14%) MCSD
6 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.57%) CCENT
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) MCP
6 1 (3.57%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 10 (35.71%) vSphere
4 6 (21.43%) XenApp
5 3 (10.71%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
1 4 (14.29%) SCDPM
1 4 (14.29%) SCOM
1 4 (14.29%) SCVMM
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Cisco
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
3 8 (28.57%) HP
3 8 (28.57%) NetApp
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) IBM
5 4 (14.29%) Sophos
6 2 (7.14%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) RedGate
7 1 (3.57%) Avaya
7 1 (3.57%) Verint
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