The table below looks at the statistics for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 42 37 40
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 10 26 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.27% 5.53% 5.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 25.49% 18.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 26
Average salary £31,813 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.37% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £30,200 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,750 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Qualifications Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
100 102 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 22.73% 21.70% 29.92%
Number of salaries quoted 88 75 148
Average salary £50,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,775 £30,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Liverpool region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification.

1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
3 18 (69.23%) Windows
3 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
3 18 (69.23%) MCITP
4 14 (53.85%) MCSE
5 13 (50.00%) ITIL
5 13 (50.00%) Dell
6 12 (46.15%) .NET
7 11 (42.31%) VB.NET
7 11 (42.31%) HP
8 10 (38.46%) Kerberos
8 10 (38.46%) NFS
8 10 (38.46%) DNS
8 10 (38.46%) PKI
8 10 (38.46%) Firewall
8 10 (38.46%) IPsec
8 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
9 9 (34.62%) HP SIM
9 9 (34.62%) Server Monitoring
9 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
9 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
9 9 (34.62%) LDAP
9 9 (34.62%) IBM
10 8 (30.77%) Citrix
10 8 (30.77%) Degree
11 7 (26.92%) SQL
12 6 (23.08%) Cisco
12 6 (23.08%) VMware
12 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool region citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (7.69%) Lync
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (38.46%) Kerberos
1 10 (38.46%) Firewall
1 10 (38.46%) IPsec
1 10 (38.46%) DNS
2 9 (34.62%) TCP/IP
2 9 (34.62%) LDAP
3 3 (11.54%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
4 2 (7.69%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.85%) Ingres
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Technical Support
2 4 (15.38%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Help Desk Support
4 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) .NET Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Desktop Team Leader
4 2 (7.69%) Virtualisation Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) C# Programmer
5 1 (3.85%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Desktop Manager
5 1 (3.85%) Active Directory Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (46.15%) .NET
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
2 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) XSLT
3 1 (3.85%) LINQ
3 1 (3.85%) jQuery
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (3.85%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.69%) Celerra
3 2 (7.69%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Phone
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Android
3 1 (3.85%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) ITIL
2 9 (34.62%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.85%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (3.85%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.85%) Data Management
5 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE
5 1 (3.85%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) VB.NET
2 9 (34.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (26.92%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 2 (7.69%) C#
4 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.85%) PHP
5 1 (3.85%) VB
5 1 (3.85%) VBA
5 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (3.85%) AWK
5 1 (3.85%) VB6
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) XPath
5 1 (3.85%) Bourne shell
5 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (69.23%) MCITP
2 14 (53.85%) MCSE
3 8 (30.77%) Degree
4 5 (19.23%) MCSA
4 5 (19.23%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCTS
5 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (11.54%) MCDST
5 3 (11.54%) NCIE
6 2 (7.69%) VCAP
6 2 (7.69%) CCEE
6 2 (7.69%) CCIA
6 2 (7.69%) HP AIS
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (7.69%) HP MASE
6 2 (7.69%) VCDX
6 2 (7.69%) NCDA
7 1 (3.85%) CCA
7 1 (3.85%) MCP
7 1 (3.85%) MCSD
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) NFS
2 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 6 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 4 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) XenServer
6 2 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) HP SIM
2 4 (15.38%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
4 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Dell
3 11 (42.31%) HP
4 9 (34.62%) IBM
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 6 (23.08%) Cisco
6 6 (23.08%) VMware
7 4 (15.38%) Oracle
8 3 (11.54%) EMC
8 3 (11.54%) NetApp
8 3 (11.54%) Reuters
8 3 (11.54%) Bloomberg
8 3 (11.54%) Symantec
9 1 (3.85%) Telerik
9 1 (3.85%) EPiServer
9 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (3.85%) CommVault