The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 48 32 36
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 22 34 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.44% 5.60% 6.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.67% 22.82% 22.70%
Number of salaries quoted 22 26 40
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £33,250 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £65,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 149 185
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.66% 24.55% 27.65%
Number of salaries quoted 112 113 177
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend 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 across the Merseyside region.

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Merseyside

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -13 14 £45,000 +5.88% 1
St Helens +4 1 £35,000 +40.00%
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) MS Excel
3 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 24 (54.55%) MCSE
5 21 (47.73%) MCP
5 21 (47.73%) MCITP
6 19 (43.18%) Hyper-V
6 19 (43.18%) ITIL
7 18 (40.91%) VMware
7 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.09%) Citrix
9 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
10 13 (29.55%) Dell
10 13 (29.55%) .NET
11 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
11 12 (27.27%) HP
11 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (27.27%) SCCM
12 11 (25.00%) PKI
12 11 (25.00%) XenApp
12 11 (25.00%) XenDesktop
12 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
12 11 (25.00%) Kerberos
12 11 (25.00%) NFS
12 11 (25.00%) DNS
12 11 (25.00%) Firewall
12 11 (25.00%) IPsec
12 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (15.91%) IIS
2 4 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.82%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.55%) Lync
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 26 (59.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Kerberos
1 11 (25.00%) DNS
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
1 11 (25.00%) IPsec
2 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 10 (22.73%) LDAP
3 4 (9.09%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.82%) SAN
4 3 (6.82%) Unified Communications
5 2 (4.55%) NAS
6 1 (2.27%) DHCP
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) MS Access
2 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.27%) Ingres
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (22.73%) Desktop Support
2 9 (20.45%) Server Support
2 9 (20.45%) Technical Support
3 8 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Developer
6 3 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
7 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
7 2 (4.55%) Support Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
2 8 (18.18%) Web Services
3 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.82%) CSS
3 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 1 (2.27%) SOAP
4 1 (2.27%) Classic ASP
4 1 (2.27%) XML
4 1 (2.27%) XSLT
4 1 (2.27%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) LINQ
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (25.00%) PKI
2 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 4 (9.09%) Firmware
4 2 (4.55%) EqualLogic
4 2 (4.55%) Celerra
4 2 (4.55%) Replication
5 1 (2.27%) CLARiiON
5 1 (2.27%) Clustering
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (86.36%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows 7
3 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (9.09%) Android
7 1 (2.27%) Solaris
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (43.18%) ITIL
2 10 (22.73%) Server Monitoring
3 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
3 4 (9.09%) Process Management
3 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.82%) Project Management
4 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (4.55%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) ITSM
5 2 (4.55%) Service Management
6 1 (2.27%) Data Management
6 1 (2.27%) TOGAF
6 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.27%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) VB.NET
2 10 (22.73%) PowerShell
3 7 (15.91%) SQL
4 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.27%) AWK
5 1 (2.27%) VB6
5 1 (2.27%) VB
5 1 (2.27%) VBA
5 1 (2.27%) C
5 1 (2.27%) PHP
5 1 (2.27%) XPath
5 1 (2.27%) Korn
5 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 24 (54.55%) MCSE
2 21 (47.73%) MCP
2 21 (47.73%) MCITP
3 10 (22.73%) MCDST
4 8 (18.18%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (15.91%) MCSA
5 7 (15.91%) Degree
6 5 (11.36%) MCTS
7 3 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (6.82%) NCIE
8 2 (4.55%) NCDA
8 2 (4.55%) VCDX
8 2 (4.55%) VCAP
8 2 (4.55%) CCEE
8 2 (4.55%) CCIA
8 2 (4.55%) HP AIS
8 2 (4.55%) HP MASE
8 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.27%) MCSD
9 1 (2.27%) CCA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 19 (43.18%) Hyper-V
3 18 (40.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (25.00%) XenApp
4 11 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 11 (25.00%) NFS
5 9 (20.45%) XenServer
6 3 (6.82%) vSphere
7 2 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCCM
2 10 (22.73%) HP SIM
3 3 (6.82%) SCOM
4 1 (2.27%) MOM
4 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.91%) VMware
3 15 (34.09%) Citrix
4 13 (29.55%) Dell
5 12 (27.27%) HP
6 10 (22.73%) IBM
7 7 (15.91%) LANDesk
8 5 (11.36%) Cisco
9 4 (9.09%) Oracle
10 3 (6.82%) NetApp
10 3 (6.82%) Reuters
10 3 (6.82%) Bloomberg
10 3 (6.82%) EMC
11 2 (4.55%) Facebook
11 2 (4.55%) Twitter
11 2 (4.55%) Symantec
12 1 (2.27%) Telerik
12 1 (2.27%) CA
12 1 (2.27%) CommVault
12 1 (2.27%) EPiServer
Speke, Liverpool
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: £17,000 to £21,000 dependent on experience
Posted: 25 days ago