The first table below looks at the demand for Microsoft Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft Certification over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 5 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 2.49% 0.69% 4.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.26% 2.11% 16.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 12
Average salary £18,500 £28,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.08% -9.52%
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.16%
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 95 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.87% 32.87% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 40
Average salary £29,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.87% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £26,450 £15,712
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Certification Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Microsoft Certification Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +17 5 £18,500 -35.08% 1
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Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 17 (77.27%) Windows
3 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
3 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
4 11 (50.00%) MCSA
4 11 (50.00%) VMware
4 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (45.45%) DNS
6 9 (40.91%) Citrix
7 8 (36.36%) DHCP
8 7 (31.82%) SCCM
8 7 (31.82%) HP
8 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 7 (31.82%) MCSE
8 7 (31.82%) ITIL
9 6 (27.27%) Firewall
10 5 (22.73%) MCITP
10 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 5 (22.73%) SAN
10 5 (22.73%) Cisco
10 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (18.18%) vSphere
11 4 (18.18%) Wise Package Studio
11 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (18.18%) XenApp
11 4 (18.18%) Internet
11 4 (18.18%) Symantec
11 4 (18.18%) LAN

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (63.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 8 (36.36%) DHCP
3 6 (27.27%) Firewall
4 5 (22.73%) SAN
5 4 (18.18%) Internet
5 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) OSPF
6 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.09%) MySQL
1 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Wise Package Studio
1 4 (18.18%) InstallShield
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Development Specialist
2 4 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.55%) .NET Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Team Leader
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) Application Packaging
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 7 (31.82%) Linux
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (9.09%) SOA
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) VBScript
2 2 (9.09%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) MCSA
2 7 (31.82%) MCSE
3 5 (22.73%) MCITP
4 4 (18.18%) MCDST
5 3 (13.64%) MCTS
5 3 (13.64%) Degree
5 3 (13.64%) MCP
5 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.09%) CCNP
6 2 (9.09%) CCNA
6 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.55%) PMP
7 1 (4.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) vSphere
3 4 (18.18%) XenApp
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) WSUS
3 2 (9.09%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.55%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) SCVMM
4 1 (4.55%) SCDPM
4 1 (4.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 9 (40.91%) Citrix
4 7 (31.82%) HP
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
6 4 (18.18%) Symantec
6 4 (18.18%) Altiris
7 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
7 3 (13.64%) Compaq
8 2 (9.09%) Infoblox
8 2 (9.09%) Veritas
8 2 (9.09%) Oracle
9 1 (4.55%) Red Hat
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