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 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 25 23 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 5 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 3.91% 5.62% 3.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.87% 15.15% 5.75%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 0
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
89 33 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 49.72% 37.08% 57.62%
Number of salaries quoted 71 15 46
Median salary £40,000 £30,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £19,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,300 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) MCSE
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) SCCM
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) Firmware
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) Replication
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (33.33%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
4 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (22.22%) Computer Security
5 2 (22.22%) Skype
5 2 (22.22%) NetBackup

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) Skype
1 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (44.44%) Senior Desktop Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 3 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) IT Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Senior IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) NetWare
3 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 3 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (22.22%) Computer Security
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
3 3 (33.33%) MCITP
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (22.22%) CCNA
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (22.22%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware ESX
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Firmware
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (22.22%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) MOM
2 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) CommVault
3 2 (22.22%) Dell
3 2 (22.22%) EMC
3 2 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) Novell
3 2 (22.22%) Sun