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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 41 - 30
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 0 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.63% - 5.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% - 15.19%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £15,390
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
89 39 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 55.97% 25.83% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 45 29 44
Average salary £26,000 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.52% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,100 £23,750 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £40,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

MCTS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing MCTS 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 MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Compaq
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing MCTS 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 MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Server Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Compaq
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware