The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for Microsoft Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland / County Antrim
Rank 23 28 17
Rank change year-on-year +5 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 14 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 5.81% 1.72% 4.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.21% 3.92% 11.54%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 3
Median salary £22,000 £32,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.30% +44.44%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £32,500 £21,300
10% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £32,500 £28,500
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 County Antrim.

Academic & Professional Certification
County Antrim
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 66 51 26
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in County Antrim 27.39% 43.97% 37.14%
Number of salaries quoted 47 31 22
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £26,250 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in County Antrim 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 County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in County Antrim

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 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
Belfast -4 4 £23,500 -27.69% 2
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 23 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 County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 18 (81.82%) MS Excel
4 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
5 13 (59.09%) VMware
5 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (50.00%) MCSA
7 10 (45.45%) Business Development
7 10 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (40.91%) Office 365
9 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (31.82%) Cisco
10 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
10 7 (31.82%) Citrix
10 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (27.27%) Replication
12 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
12 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (22.73%) Sophos
12 5 (22.73%) Forcepoint
12 5 (22.73%) IBM
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
12 5 (22.73%) XenApp
12 5 (22.73%) XenServer
12 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
12 5 (22.73%) Veeam
12 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
13 4 (18.18%) Degree
13 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim 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 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (31.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (31.82%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (81.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Office 365
2 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) Internet
1 3 (13.64%) LAN
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
1 3 (13.64%) WAN
2 2 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 2 (9.09%) Finance
3 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Support Technician
2 7 (31.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (27.27%) IT Support
3 6 (27.27%) Support Engineer
4 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (18.18%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 4 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 4 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
4 4 (18.18%) IT Technician
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
6 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Replication
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.09%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Business Development
2 5 (22.73%) Incident Management
3 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL V3
4 2 (9.09%) Presales
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (4.55%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
3 3 (13.64%) MCP
3 3 (13.64%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) MCDST
4 2 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Hyper-V
2 13 (59.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) XenApp
3 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
3 5 (22.73%) XenServer
4 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 13 (59.09%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 5 (22.73%) Forcepoint
4 5 (22.73%) IBM
4 5 (22.73%) Sophos
4 5 (22.73%) Veeam
5 2 (9.09%) Apple
5 2 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Remedy
5 2 (9.09%) Reuters
6 1 (4.55%) Draytek
6 1 (4.55%) NETGEAR
6 1 (4.55%) 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
Posted: 2 days ago