The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 16 41
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast - 2.00% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category - 5.00% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 0
Median salary - £30,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £33,913 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+17.94% -15.21%
MCTS
County Antrim

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

Qualifications Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
81 20 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 50.31% 40.00% 60.93%
Number of salaries quoted 63 12 44
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +32.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £30,000 £22,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,300 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing MCTS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

MCTS
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

MCTS Salary Trend in Belfast