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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 35 26 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 2 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.90% 1.89% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.17% 4.35% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 1
Median salary £23,500 £32,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-27.69% +8.33%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
48 46 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 21.72% 43.40% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 36 32 19
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) MCSA
3 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 8 (80.00%) Office 365
3 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
6 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 5 (50.00%) Replication
6 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (40.00%) XenApp
7 4 (40.00%) XenServer
7 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
7 4 (40.00%) Veeam
7 4 (40.00%) Degree
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (40.00%) Cisco
7 4 (40.00%) IBM
7 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (40.00%) Citrix
7 4 (40.00%) Sophos
7 4 (40.00%) Forcepoint
8 3 (30.00%) Internet
8 3 (30.00%) MCSE
8 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure

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 8 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Presales
2 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 8 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (40.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) CCNA
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCP
4 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) XenApp
3 4 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 4 (40.00%) XenServer
4 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Forcepoint
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Sophos
3 4 (40.00%) Veeam
4 1 (10.00%) Draytek
4 1 (10.00%) NETGEAR
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL