The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certification
Rank 26 23 37
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 7 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 3.54% 5.05% 2.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.45% 14.29% 6.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 5 1
Median salary £30,000 £30,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft Certification
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
94 35 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 47.47% 35.35% 47.76%
Number of salaries quoted 73 20 51
Median salary £40,000 £31,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.03% +16.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £21,800 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £36,250 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

Microsoft Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -6 7 £30,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 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 Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland 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