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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank 31 21 41
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 1 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.93% 1.39% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.94% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 1
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -
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
44 34 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 41.12% 47.22% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 34 20 44
Average salary £65,000 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+116.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 13 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DBA
1 1 (100.00%) SQL DBA
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory