The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 32 29 16
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.77% 1.80% 4.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.14% 4.00% 12.00%
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 3
Median salary £23,500 £32,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.69% +44.44%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  

Microsoft Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast.

Academic & Professional Certification
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 50 25
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 24.78% 45.05% 39.06%
Number of salaries quoted 38 30 21
Median salary £30,750 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.12% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Microsoft Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Certification 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 in Belfast.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Belfast

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) MCSA
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (75.00%) Office 365
4 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (58.33%) Cisco
6 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (58.33%) VMware
7 6 (50.00%) Replication
8 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
8 5 (41.67%) XenApp
8 5 (41.67%) XenServer
8 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
8 5 (41.67%) Veeam
8 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (41.67%) IBM
8 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (41.67%) Citrix
8 5 (41.67%) Sophos
8 5 (41.67%) Forcepoint
8 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (33.33%) Degree
9 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
10 3 (25.00%) Telecoms

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 10 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (75.00%) Office 365
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
1 3 (25.00%) LAN
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (16.67%) Fintech
3 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (16.67%) Presales
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) CRM
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (8.33%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 11 (91.67%) MCSA
2 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) MCP
3 3 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (16.67%) MCDST
4 2 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) CCNA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) XenApp
3 5 (41.67%) XenDesktop
3 5 (41.67%) XenServer
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
3 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Forcepoint
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
3 5 (41.67%) Sophos
3 5 (41.67%) Veeam
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 2 (16.67%) Reuters
5 1 (8.33%) Draytek
5 1 (8.33%) NETGEAR
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
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