The table below looks at the statistics for MCTS in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCTS over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
Rank - 38 39
Permanent jobs citing MCTS 0 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 2.41% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category - 4.65% 4.62%
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 3
Average salary - £23,000 £15,390
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +49.44%
UK excluding London average salary £40,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+0.62% -
MCTS
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
64 86 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 53.78% 51.81% 17.57%
Number of salaries quoted 14 70 46
Average salary £30,500 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCTS
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCTS Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MCTS
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCTS across the Northern Ireland region.

MCTS Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

MCTS
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing MCTS 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 MCTS.

1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Compaq
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010

MCTS
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing MCTS 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 MCTS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) Server Administrator
1 1 (100.00%) Server Specialist
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Compaq
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
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