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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certification
Rank 29 28 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 7 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 5.52% 4.27% 8.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.71% 17.50% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 15
Average salary £42,500 £30,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.49% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,300 £23,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £37,500 £34,200
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +1.33%
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
84 40 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 51.53% 24.39% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 24 25 50
Average salary £28,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £60,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +2 8 £42,500 +84.78% 6
County Down - 1 £26,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) C#
3 8 (72.73%) .NET
4 7 (63.64%) MVC
4 7 (63.64%) Web Services
4 7 (63.64%) Windows
4 7 (63.64%) SOA
4 7 (63.64%) Web Development
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 6 (54.55%) SQL
6 5 (45.45%) Oracle
6 5 (45.45%) C++
6 5 (45.45%) HTML
6 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (45.45%) XML
6 5 (45.45%) XSLT
6 5 (45.45%) MCAD
6 5 (45.45%) MCSD
6 5 (45.45%) IIS
6 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
6 5 (45.45%) C
6 5 (45.45%) COM+
6 5 (45.45%) UML
6 5 (45.45%) OOP
6 5 (45.45%) OO
6 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (45.45%) IIS
2 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) VoIP
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Visual Studio
2 5 (45.45%) Rational Rose
2 5 (45.45%) MSTest
2 5 (45.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (45.45%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Software Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) C# Developer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) Administrator
4 1 (9.09%) Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Web Developer
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
2 7 (63.64%) Web Services
2 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (45.45%) HTML
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) XSLT
3 5 (45.45%) COM+
3 5 (45.45%) .NET Framework
3 5 (45.45%) JSON
3 5 (45.45%) jQuery
3 5 (45.45%) Ajax
4 1 (9.09%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) UNIX
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) MVC
1 7 (63.64%) SOA
1 7 (63.64%) Web Development
2 5 (45.45%) UML
2 5 (45.45%) OOP
2 5 (45.45%) OO
2 5 (45.45%) Use Case
2 5 (45.45%) Unit Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Integration Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Data Security
4 1 (9.09%) Data Modelling
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) C#
2 6 (54.55%) SQL
3 5 (45.45%) C++
3 5 (45.45%) JavaScript
3 5 (45.45%) C
4 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) MCAD
1 5 (45.45%) MCSD
2 3 (27.27%) MCITP
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
4 1 (9.09%) MCSA
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (45.45%) Northgate
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Compaq
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Dungannon, County Tyrone
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago