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

Microsoft Certification
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 24 36
Rank change year-on-year -1 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 9 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.76% 4.52% 4.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.36% 9.21% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 6
Median salary £22,500 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £29,200 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £50,000 £40,750
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.35% +2.77%  

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 55 76 66
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 29.10% 49.03% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 43 64 37
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 June 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 June 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 -6 4 £31,500 +5.00%
County Armagh - 2 £22,500 -
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
County Tyrone - 1 £19,000 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (82.76%) Windows
3 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (41.38%) Business Development
5 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
5 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
6 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
7 7 (24.14%) VPN
7 7 (24.14%) MCITP
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco
8 6 (20.69%) MCP
8 6 (20.69%) MCSA
9 5 (17.24%) Project Management
9 5 (17.24%) MCSE
9 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
9 5 (17.24%) Citrix
9 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (17.24%) Degree
10 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
10 4 (13.79%) Google
10 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
10 4 (13.79%) System Testing
10 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
10 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform

Microsoft Certification
Co-occurring 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 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.79%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Project
1 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (13.79%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) VPN
2 4 (13.79%) DHCP
2 4 (13.79%) DNS
2 4 (13.79%) Firewall
3 3 (10.34%) LAN
3 3 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.34%) WAN
4 1 (3.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Back Office
2 3 (10.34%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) IT Support
2 11 (37.93%) Support Technician
3 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
4 8 (27.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (20.69%) IT Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (20.69%) IT Support Technician
5 6 (20.69%) IT Technician
6 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (17.24%) 1st Line Support Technician
7 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 4 (13.79%) Architect
7 4 (13.79%) Cloud Architect
7 4 (13.79%) Technical Architect
8 3 (10.34%) Analyst
8 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
8 3 (10.34%) Support Analyst
9 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
1 4 (13.79%) Public Cloud
2 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Replication
3 2 (6.90%) Fintech
3 2 (6.90%) FMCG
3 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 24 (82.76%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) Business Development
2 8 (27.59%) Service Delivery
3 5 (17.24%) Project Management
4 4 (13.79%) Business Analysis
4 4 (13.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (13.79%) Data Protection
4 4 (13.79%) ITIL
4 4 (13.79%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (13.79%) Migration
4 4 (13.79%) System Testing
5 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
5 3 (10.34%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
7 1 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (3.45%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.45%) CRM
7 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.45%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) MCITP
2 6 (20.69%) MCP
2 6 (20.69%) MCSA
3 5 (17.24%) Degree
3 5 (17.24%) MCSE
4 4 (13.79%) CCNA
4 4 (13.79%) CCNP
4 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (13.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (10.34%) MCDST
6 1 (3.45%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) GCP
System Software
1 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (37.93%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) XenApp
3 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (10.34%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (48.28%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 4 (13.79%) Google
5 4 (13.79%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) Apple
6 3 (10.34%) Bloomberg
6 3 (10.34%) Remedy
6 3 (10.34%) Reuters
7 2 (6.90%) Forcepoint
7 2 (6.90%) IBM
7 2 (6.90%) Sophos
7 2 (6.90%) Veeam
8 1 (3.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.45%) Draytek
8 1 (3.45%) EMC
8 1 (3.45%) NETGEAR
8 1 (3.45%) SonicWALL