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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certification
Rank 21 25 43
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +18
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.08% 2.70% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 11.11% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £26,250 £18,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.89% -35.08%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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
44 36 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 44.90% 24.32% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 29 42
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -29.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £18,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £55,000 £36,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (50.00%) VPN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) MCSE
2 2 (50.00%) MCSA
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco