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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 23 34
Rank change year-on-year -6 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 4 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 2.63% 5.15% 4.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.00% 10.45% 10.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 6
Median salary £31,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,150 £28,400 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,500 £50,000 £40,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.73% +1.38%  

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 40 67 58
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 26.32% 49.26% 43.28%
Number of salaries quoted 32 58 32
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Cisco
4 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 5 (62.50%) MCSA
4 5 (62.50%) MCP
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 4 (50.00%) HP
6 3 (37.50%) Reuters
6 3 (37.50%) Bloomberg
6 3 (37.50%) Remedy
6 3 (37.50%) Apple
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (37.50%) LAN
6 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (37.50%) VPN
6 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 3 (37.50%) Replication
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (37.50%) MCDST

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) VPN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support
1 3 (37.50%) Support Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
1 3 (37.50%) Replication
2 2 (25.00%) Fintech
3 1 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) Resource Allocation
3 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
3 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) MCP
1 5 (62.50%) MCSA
2 3 (37.50%) MCDST
2 3 (37.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (37.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Apple
4 3 (37.50%) Bloomberg
4 3 (37.50%) Remedy
4 3 (37.50%) Reuters
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Forcepoint
5 2 (25.00%) IBM
5 2 (25.00%) Sophos
5 2 (25.00%) Veeam
6 1 (12.50%) Dell
6 1 (12.50%) Draytek
6 1 (12.50%) EMC
6 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
6 1 (12.50%) SonicWALL