The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 21 30 24
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 20 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.19% 1.56% 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 24.39% 3.57% 6.82%
Number of salaries quoted 20 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 £47,500 £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 Northern Ireland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 82 56 44
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 29.50% 43.75% 42.72%
Number of salaries quoted 63 34 31
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft Certification in Northern Ireland

Microsoft Certification
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Certification within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 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
County Antrim +5 14 £22,000 -32.30% 2
County Armagh - 4 £47,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

Microsoft Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 25 (86.21%) MS Excel
3 24 (82.76%) Windows
4 19 (65.52%) VMware
4 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
6 12 (41.38%) Business Development
7 11 (37.93%) MCSA
8 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (31.03%) Office 365
9 9 (31.03%) Degree
9 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
10 8 (27.59%) MCSE
10 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix
10 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (24.14%) MCITP
11 7 (24.14%) Cisco
11 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
11 7 (24.14%) VPN
12 6 (20.69%) Project Management
12 6 (20.69%) Replication
12 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (20.69%) CCNA
12 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (17.24%) Sophos
13 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
13 5 (17.24%) IBM
13 5 (17.24%) CCNP

Microsoft Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (24.14%) MS Exchange
3 5 (17.24%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (86.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (17.24%) MS Office
2 5 (17.24%) MS Project
2 5 (17.24%) MS Visio
3 2 (6.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) VPN
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) Internet
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (17.24%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (17.24%) Back Office
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
4 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Support Technician
2 8 (27.59%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (24.14%) IT Support
3 7 (24.14%) Support Engineer
4 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support Technician
4 5 (17.24%) Architect
4 5 (17.24%) Technical Architect
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 4 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
5 4 (13.79%) IT Support Technician
5 4 (13.79%) IT Technician
6 3 (10.34%) IT Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Replication
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Public Cloud
3 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) Fintech
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
4 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Business Development
2 9 (31.03%) Service Delivery
3 6 (20.69%) Project Management
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (17.24%) Data Protection
4 5 (17.24%) Incident Management
4 5 (17.24%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (17.24%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) System Testing
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL
5 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (6.90%) Presales
6 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (3.45%) CRM
6 1 (3.45%) Resource Allocation
6 1 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) MCSA
2 9 (31.03%) Degree
3 8 (27.59%) MCSE
4 7 (24.14%) MCITP
5 6 (20.69%) CCNA
5 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (20.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (17.24%) CCNP
7 3 (10.34%) MCP
8 2 (6.90%) MCDST
9 1 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) GCP
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (55.17%) Hyper-V
3 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.24%) XenApp
4 5 (17.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (17.24%) XenServer
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (6.90%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 28 (96.55%) Microsoft
2 19 (65.52%) VMware
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 7 (24.14%) Cisco
5 5 (17.24%) Forcepoint
5 5 (17.24%) Google
5 5 (17.24%) IBM
5 5 (17.24%) Sophos
5 5 (17.24%) Veeam
6 2 (6.90%) Apple
6 2 (6.90%) Bloomberg
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) Remedy
6 2 (6.90%) Reuters
7 1 (3.45%) Draytek
7 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL
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