The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 8 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.06% 1.40% 9.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.59% 6.45% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 14
Average salary £42,500 - £24,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
Microsoft Certification
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
69 31 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 52.27% 21.68% 35.40%
Number of salaries quoted 27 23 42
Average salary £26,000 £32,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,525 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £35,700 £60,000 £41,350
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 12 September 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (75.00%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 7 (58.33%) C#
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
3 7 (58.33%) MVC
3 7 (58.33%) Web Development
3 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (41.67%) MSTest
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (41.67%) Use Case
4 5 (41.67%) jQuery
4 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (41.67%) JSON
4 5 (41.67%) Ajax
4 5 (41.67%) Northgate
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) NUnit
4 5 (41.67%) C
4 5 (41.67%) COM+
4 5 (41.67%) MCAD

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 (41.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (41.67%) Rational Rose
2 5 (41.67%) NUnit
2 5 (41.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (41.67%) MSTest
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Software Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 2 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Server Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
1 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
2 5 (41.67%) COM+
2 5 (41.67%) XML
2 5 (41.67%) XSLT
2 5 (41.67%) Ajax
2 5 (41.67%) .NET Framework
2 5 (41.67%) JSON
2 5 (41.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) UNIX
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) SOA
1 7 (58.33%) Web Development
1 7 (58.33%) MVC
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Use Case
2 5 (41.67%) Unit Testing
2 5 (41.67%) Integration Testing
2 5 (41.67%) UML
2 5 (41.67%) OOP
2 5 (41.67%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (41.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCAD
1 5 (41.67%) MCSD
2 3 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (8.33%) MCTS
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
1 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
1 1 (8.33%) SCDPM
1 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
2 5 (41.67%) Northgate
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) HP
3 1 (8.33%) Compaq
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago