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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 46 42 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 19 31 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.11% 4.81% 5.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.07% 24.03% 19.88%
Number of salaries quoted 19 20 32
Average salary £23,500 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.52% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £30,450 £33,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £65,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
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
135 129 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.13% 20.00% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 117 96 166
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -7 10 £31,813 -36.37%
Wirral - 2 £39,000 -
St Helens - 1 £35,000 -
Microsoft Certification
North West

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 27 (69.23%) MCSE
3 23 (58.97%) Hyper-V
4 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
6 19 (48.72%) MCITP
7 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
8 17 (43.59%) VMware
8 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (38.46%) Dell
10 14 (35.90%) Manufacturing
10 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 13 (33.33%) HP
11 13 (33.33%) ITIL
11 13 (33.33%) MCP
12 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
12 12 (30.77%) .NET
12 12 (30.77%) DNS
12 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
13 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
13 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
14 10 (25.64%) Kerberos
14 10 (25.64%) NFS
14 10 (25.64%) Firewall
14 10 (25.64%) IPsec
14 10 (25.64%) PKI
14 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
15 9 (23.08%) HP SIM
15 9 (23.08%) Server Monitoring

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.13%) Lync
2 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
1 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (30.77%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
3 10 (25.64%) Kerberos
3 10 (25.64%) Firewall
3 10 (25.64%) IPsec
4 9 (23.08%) LDAP
5 5 (12.82%) SAN
6 3 (7.69%) DHCP
7 2 (5.13%) VLAN
7 2 (5.13%) NAS
7 2 (5.13%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.56%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) Ingres
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (2.56%) Subversion
General
1 14 (35.90%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Server Support
2 11 (28.21%) 1st Line Support
3 9 (23.08%) Technical Support
4 4 (10.26%) Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Desktop Support
6 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Desktop Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Programmer
6 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) Virtualisation Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) C# Programmer
7 1 (2.56%) Wintel Specialist
7 1 (2.56%) VMware Consultant
7 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.77%) .NET
2 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.69%) CSS
2 3 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC 3
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (2.56%) jQuery
3 1 (2.56%) LINQ
3 1 (2.56%) SOAP
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) PKI
2 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.13%) Clustering
3 2 (5.13%) Celerra
3 2 (5.13%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.56%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (82.05%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (30.77%) Windows XP
3 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (30.77%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.56%) Android
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
6 1 (2.56%) Solaris
6 1 (2.56%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (23.08%) Server Monitoring
3 4 (10.26%) Migration
4 3 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.69%) Project Management
5 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.13%) High Availability
6 1 (2.56%) Kimball Methodology
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (2.56%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) VB.NET
2 10 (25.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
4 2 (5.13%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.56%) AWK
5 1 (2.56%) Korn
5 1 (2.56%) XPath
5 1 (2.56%) VB6
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) VBA
5 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (69.23%) MCSE
2 19 (48.72%) MCITP
3 13 (33.33%) MCP
4 8 (20.51%) Degree
5 6 (15.38%) MCTS
6 5 (12.82%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (12.82%) MCSA
7 3 (7.69%) MCDST
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (5.13%) VCAP
8 2 (5.13%) CCEE
8 2 (5.13%) CCIA
8 2 (5.13%) VCDX
8 2 (5.13%) HP AIS
8 2 (5.13%) NCDA
8 2 (5.13%) NCIE
8 2 (5.13%) HP MASE
9 1 (2.56%) HP ASE
9 1 (2.56%) MCSD
System Software
1 23 (58.97%) Hyper-V
2 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 17 (43.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (25.64%) NFS
5 4 (10.26%) XenApp
5 4 (10.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.13%) XenServer
6 2 (5.13%) vSphere
7 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) HP SIM
2 4 (10.26%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (5.13%) SCVMM
3 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) VMware
3 15 (38.46%) Dell
4 13 (33.33%) HP
5 9 (23.08%) IBM
6 7 (17.95%) Citrix
7 6 (15.38%) Cisco
8 4 (10.26%) Oracle
9 3 (7.69%) Reuters
9 3 (7.69%) Bloomberg
10 2 (5.13%) EMC
10 2 (5.13%) Symantec
10 2 (5.13%) NetApp
11 1 (2.56%) EPiServer
11 1 (2.56%) Telerik