Period
to 21 April 2018

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 6 months to 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 44 37 39
Rank change year-on-year -7 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 6 20 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.85% 4.77% 1.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.06% 16.67% 4.08%
Number of salaries quoted 4 20 3
County Antrim median annual salary £32,500 £22,750 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% +23.81%
10th Percentile £23,375 £17,500 £21,050
90th Percentile £41,275 £32,625 £39,750
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £23,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +38.30% -27.69% +23.81%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 85 120 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 26.15% 28.64% 47.80%
Number of salaries quoted 58 91 71
County Antrim median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £18,000 £20,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £45,375 £60,000 £65,000
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

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
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in County Antrim over the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast 0 5 £32,500 +38.30% 3
Newtownabbey - 1 - -
Microsoft Certification
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) MCSA
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Back Office
5 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (33.33%) MCDST
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Degree
5 2 (33.33%) LAN
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) WAN
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 2 (33.33%) Avaya
5 2 (33.33%) Remedy
6 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (16.67%) Process Management
6 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Firewall
6 1 (16.67%) Wireless
6 1 (16.67%) Apple
6 1 (16.67%) Reuters

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) IP Telephony
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) PBX
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) WLAN
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Specialist
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Process Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Ticket Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCP
2 3 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
3 2 (33.33%) MCDST
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) MCITP
4 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Bloomberg
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) Polycom
3 1 (16.67%) Reuters