The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 36 56 40
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -16
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 25 20 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.99% 2.99% 3.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.23% 13.33% 13.87%
Number of salaries quoted 22 14 15
Average salary £40,500 £33,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,500 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
Microsoft Certification
North West

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

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
154 150 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 30.74% 22.46% 28.07%
Number of salaries quoted 108 120 113
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £26,000 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £54,950 £60,000 £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 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 20 April 2015.

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 20 April 2015. 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 +14 25 £40,500 +22.72% 6
St Helens -2 2 £45,000 -
Prescot - 1 £42,500 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 31 (70.45%) SQL
3 24 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 24 (54.55%) SQL Server
4 23 (52.27%) Windows
5 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
6 16 (36.36%) MCP
6 16 (36.36%) IIS
7 14 (31.82%) .NET
7 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
7 14 (31.82%) CRM
7 14 (31.82%) MCTS
7 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
7 14 (31.82%) Office 365
8 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 13 (29.55%) CSS
8 13 (29.55%) C#
8 13 (29.55%) HTML
8 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
8 13 (29.55%) Replication
9 12 (27.27%) .NET Framework
10 11 (25.00%) WCF
10 11 (25.00%) MCITP
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (25.00%) Ajax
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
10 11 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, 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 19 (43.18%) SharePoint
2 16 (36.36%) IIS
3 11 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
3 11 (25.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 11 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (4.55%) Umbraco
7 2 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (13.64%) MS Office
1 6 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (4.55%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.82%) Office 365
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 7 (15.91%) DHCP
3 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 5 (11.36%) SAN
5 4 (9.09%) FTP
6 3 (6.82%) VPN
6 3 (6.82%) Firewall
7 2 (4.55%) WEP
7 2 (4.55%) WPA
7 2 (4.55%) SMTP
7 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
7 2 (4.55%) ADSL
7 2 (4.55%) ISDN
7 2 (4.55%) PSTN
8 1 (2.27%) WAN
8 1 (2.27%) LAN
8 1 (2.27%) SSH
8 1 (2.27%) VLAN
8 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (54.55%) SQL Server
2 13 (29.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (2.27%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.27%) WinDbg
General
1 10 (22.73%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.82%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Developer
1 13 (29.55%) DBA
1 13 (29.55%) Administrator
2 11 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 11 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 5 (11.36%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
4 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Dynamics AX Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) IT Support
6 2 (4.55%) .NET Developer
6 2 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Team Leader
7 1 (2.27%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) .NET
2 13 (29.55%) ASP.NET
2 13 (29.55%) CSS
2 13 (29.55%) HTML
3 12 (27.27%) .NET Framework
4 11 (25.00%) WCF
4 11 (25.00%) Ajax
5 3 (6.82%) COM
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.27%) J2EE
7 1 (2.27%) ODBC
7 1 (2.27%) WSDL
7 1 (2.27%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.27%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Replication
2 3 (6.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 23 (52.27%) Windows
2 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (11.36%) Windows 7
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.55%) UNIX
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Vista
5 1 (2.27%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) CRM
2 11 (25.00%) OOA/OOD
2 11 (25.00%) OO
2 11 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (22.73%) ITIL
4 6 (13.64%) Service Management
5 4 (9.09%) Project Management
6 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.82%) ERP
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE
6 3 (6.82%) PRINCE2
6 3 (6.82%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (4.55%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.55%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (2.27%) ITSM
8 1 (2.27%) Database Security
8 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (70.45%) SQL
2 24 (54.55%) T-SQL
3 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
4 13 (29.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) PHP
5 2 (4.55%) PL/SQL
5 2 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) VBScript
6 1 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (36.36%) MCP
2 14 (31.82%) MCTS
3 11 (25.00%) MCITP
3 11 (25.00%) MCAD
3 11 (25.00%) MCSD
4 9 (20.45%) MCSE
5 6 (13.64%) CCNA
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (11.36%) Citrix Certification
7 4 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (9.09%) CCA
8 3 (6.82%) ICAEW
8 3 (6.82%) ACCA
8 3 (6.82%) CIPFA
8 3 (6.82%) CIMA
9 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (4.55%) OCP
9 2 (4.55%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (4.55%) MCDST
10 1 (2.27%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
2 4 (9.09%) vSphere
3 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) MOM
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
1 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (93.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 3 (6.82%) Citrix
3 3 (6.82%) Oracle
4 2 (4.55%) Apple
4 2 (4.55%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.27%) Alias
5 1 (2.27%) Novell
5 1 (2.27%) Unisys
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco
5 1 (2.27%) IBM
5 1 (2.27%) Sun
5 1 (2.27%) HP
5 1 (2.27%) Dell
5 1 (2.27%) EMC
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