The first table below looks at the demand for MCP in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCP over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Belfast region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)
Rank - 42 41
Permanent jobs citing MCP 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.36% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.12% 4.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Average salary - £50,000 £15,390
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +224.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Qualifications Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
37 89 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 26.62% 32.36% 29.55%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 29
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £26,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £37,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCP
County Antrim

MCP
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

MCP Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MCP
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

MCP Salary Trend in Belfast

MCP
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing MCP 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 MCP.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) QA
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System

MCP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing MCP 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 MCP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Technical Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSA
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft