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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 54 41
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 16 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 5.87% 2.89% 4.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 20.00% 12.40% 14.53%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 14
Average salary £40,500 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.40% -5.33%
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
125 129 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 29.34% 23.29% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 92 102 103
Average salary £40,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,075
10% offered a salary of more than £57,825 £67,000 £58,052
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 27 March 2015.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 44 (97.78%) Microsoft
2 32 (71.11%) SQL
3 26 (57.78%) SQL Server
4 22 (48.89%) T-SQL
5 21 (46.67%) Windows
6 19 (42.22%) JavaScript
6 19 (42.22%) .NET
6 19 (42.22%) SharePoint
7 18 (40.00%) IIS
7 18 (40.00%) C#
7 18 (40.00%) HTML
7 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
7 18 (40.00%) CSS
8 16 (35.56%) MCP
9 14 (31.11%) CRM
9 14 (31.11%) Dynamics CRM
9 14 (31.11%) Office 365
10 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 12 (26.67%) MCTS
11 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
12 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (24.44%) WCF
12 11 (24.44%) Ajax
12 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (24.44%) SharePoint 2010
12 11 (24.44%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
12 11 (24.44%) MCAD

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (42.22%) SharePoint
2 18 (40.00%) IIS
3 11 (24.44%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (24.44%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (24.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (17.78%) MS Exchange
5 7 (15.56%) Umbraco
6 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.89%) MS Office
3 2 (4.44%) Photoshop
4 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (15.56%) Tridion
3 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Office 365
2 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.56%) DNS
2 5 (11.11%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) DHCP
3 4 (8.89%) FTP
3 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.67%) VPN
4 3 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (4.44%) WEP
5 2 (4.44%) WPA
5 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.44%) ADSL
5 2 (4.44%) ISDN
5 2 (4.44%) PSTN
5 2 (4.44%) SMTP
6 1 (2.22%) WAN
6 1 (2.22%) LAN
6 1 (2.22%) SSH
6 1 (2.22%) VLAN
6 1 (2.22%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (57.78%) SQL Server
2 13 (28.89%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (17.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.22%) WinDbg
General
1 8 (17.78%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (40.00%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) DBA
2 11 (24.44%) SQL DBA
2 11 (24.44%) Administrator
2 11 (24.44%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (11.11%) .NET Developer
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) IT Support
5 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Team Leader
7 1 (2.22%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (42.22%) .NET
2 18 (40.00%) ASP.NET
2 18 (40.00%) CSS
2 18 (40.00%) HTML
3 12 (26.67%) .NET Framework
4 11 (24.44%) WCF
4 11 (24.44%) Ajax
5 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (15.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 3 (6.67%) COM
7 2 (4.44%) Flash
7 2 (4.44%) HTML5
7 2 (4.44%) CSS3
8 1 (2.22%) ODBC
8 1 (2.22%) WSDL
8 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (2.22%) OLE DB
8 1 (2.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (24.44%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Open Source
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.22%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.11%) CRM
2 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (24.44%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (24.44%) OO
3 6 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (8.89%) Project Management
4 4 (8.89%) Service Management
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 3 (6.67%) ERP
5 3 (6.67%) PRINCE
5 3 (6.67%) GAP Analysis
5 3 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (4.44%) MVC
6 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.22%) ITSM
7 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.22%) Time Management
7 1 (2.22%) Computer Security
7 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 32 (71.11%) SQL
2 22 (48.89%) T-SQL
3 19 (42.22%) JavaScript
4 18 (40.00%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) PHP
6 5 (11.11%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) VB
8 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.22%) VBScript
8 1 (2.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (35.56%) MCP
2 12 (26.67%) MCTS
3 11 (24.44%) MCAD
3 11 (24.44%) MCSD
4 9 (20.00%) MCSE
5 7 (15.56%) MCITP
6 6 (13.33%) CCNA
6 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (11.11%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (8.89%) CCA
9 3 (6.67%) ACCA
9 3 (6.67%) CIPFA
9 3 (6.67%) CIMA
9 3 (6.67%) ICAEW
10 1 (2.22%) MCPD
10 1 (2.22%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.22%) Security Cleared
10 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
3 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.22%) XenApp
4 1 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) MOM
1 1 (2.22%) SCCM
1 1 (2.22%) SCOM
1 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (97.78%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.56%) VMware
2 7 (15.56%) EPiServer
3 3 (6.67%) Citrix
4 2 (4.44%) Apple
5 1 (2.22%) Alias
5 1 (2.22%) Novell
5 1 (2.22%) Sun
5 1 (2.22%) HP
5 1 (2.22%) Dell
5 1 (2.22%) EMC
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle
5 1 (2.22%) Unisys
5 1 (2.22%) Cisco
5 1 (2.22%) IBM
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