The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 30 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 1 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.29% 0.63% 8.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.17% 2.22% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 9
Average salary - - £15,390
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
Qualifications Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
81 45 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 53.29% 28.13% 33.15%
Number of salaries quoted 44 32 37
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £31,500 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £36,800 £46,500 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
Microsoft Certification
County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
3 5 (55.56%) UML
3 5 (55.56%) OOP
3 5 (55.56%) OO
3 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) COM+
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
3 5 (55.56%) XML
3 5 (55.56%) XSLT
3 5 (55.56%) C
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) C++
3 5 (55.56%) HTML
3 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
3 5 (55.56%) SQL
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) Oracle
3 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (55.56%) IIS
3 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (55.56%) NUnit
3 5 (55.56%) MCAD
3 5 (55.56%) MCSD
3 5 (55.56%) SOA
3 5 (55.56%) Rational Rose
3 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 5 (55.56%) JSON

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast 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 5 (55.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Visual Studio
1 5 (55.56%) Rational Rose
1 5 (55.56%) NUnit
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (55.56%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Software Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior Developer
1 5 (55.56%) Senior Software Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) HTML
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
1 5 (55.56%) COM+
1 5 (55.56%) Web Services
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) XSLT
1 5 (55.56%) Ajax
1 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
1 5 (55.56%) JSON
1 5 (55.56%) jQuery
1 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) UML
1 5 (55.56%) OOP
1 5 (55.56%) OO
1 5 (55.56%) SOA
1 5 (55.56%) MVC
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Web Development
1 5 (55.56%) Use Case
1 5 (55.56%) Unit Testing
1 5 (55.56%) Integration Testing
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C
1 5 (55.56%) C#
1 5 (55.56%) C++
1 5 (55.56%) JavaScript
1 5 (55.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCAD
1 5 (55.56%) MCSD
2 3 (33.33%) MCDST
3 1 (11.11%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
1 1 (11.11%) SCDPM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Northgate
2 5 (55.56%) Oracle