Period
to 23 April 2019

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 6 months to 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 53 31
Rank change year-on-year +25 -22 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 71 6 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.99% 1.47% 5.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 34.30% 5.50% 19.15%
Number of salaries quoted 56 4 27
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £32,500 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.85% +38.30% -27.69%
UK median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 109 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.20% 26.78% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 143 81 111
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

Microsoft Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019.

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 6 months to 23 April 2019. 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
County Antrim +13 62 £50,000 +53.85%
County Londonderry - 9 - - 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 54 (76.06%) C#
3 53 (74.65%) JavaScript
3 53 (74.65%) .NET
4 51 (71.83%) CSS
4 51 (71.83%) HTML
4 51 (71.83%) Microsoft Azure
5 49 (69.01%) ASP.NET
6 47 (66.20%) MVC
6 47 (66.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 45 (63.38%) AngularJS
8 44 (61.97%) jQuery
9 42 (59.15%) DevOps
10 38 (53.52%) Amazon AWS
10 38 (53.52%) NoSQL
10 38 (53.52%) Unit Testing
10 38 (53.52%) Continuous Integration
11 36 (50.70%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
14 16 (22.54%) HP
14 16 (22.54%) Dell
14 16 (22.54%) Apple
14 16 (22.54%) Reuters
14 16 (22.54%) Bloomberg
14 16 (22.54%) Remedy
14 16 (22.54%) Blackberry
14 16 (22.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 16 (22.54%) Cisco
14 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange

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 16 (22.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2007
1 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2013
1 16 (22.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (12.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (15.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 51 (71.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (53.52%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (15.49%) Dynamics 365
4 10 (14.08%) PaaS
5 9 (12.68%) Office 365
6 3 (4.23%) Serverless
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.54%) LAN
1 16 (22.54%) Network Security
1 16 (22.54%) TCP/IP
1 16 (22.54%) VPN
1 16 (22.54%) WAN
2 4 (5.63%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (53.52%) NoSQL
2 12 (16.90%) Power BI
3 11 (15.49%) RDBMS
3 11 (15.49%) Relational Database
4 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (14.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.63%) MariaDB
6 3 (4.23%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.82%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (5.63%) Bitbucket
2 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.82%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (2.82%) Legal
2 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 53 (74.65%) Developer
2 46 (64.79%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.72%) Support Engineer
3 14 (19.72%) Technical Engineer
3 14 (19.72%) Technical Support
3 14 (19.72%) Technical Support Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) Senior .NET Developer
4 8 (11.27%) Senior Developer
5 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
6 2 (2.82%) Architect
6 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (2.82%) Senior Microsoft Developer
7 1 (1.41%) Azure Developer
7 1 (1.41%) CRM Architect
7 1 (1.41%) CRM Developer
7 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM Architect
7 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM Developer
7 1 (1.41%) Senior .NET Architect
7 1 (1.41%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (74.65%) .NET
2 51 (71.83%) CSS
2 51 (71.83%) HTML
3 49 (69.01%) ASP.NET
4 47 (66.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 45 (63.38%) AngularJS
6 44 (61.97%) jQuery
7 11 (15.49%) .NET Framework
7 11 (15.49%) Entity Framework
8 9 (12.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 9 (12.68%) KnockoutJS
9 8 (11.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (9.86%) React
11 4 (5.63%) Express
11 4 (5.63%) Node.js
11 4 (5.63%) Socket.IO
12 2 (2.82%) Angular 2
12 2 (2.82%) Backbone.js
12 2 (2.82%) JSON
12 2 (2.82%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (22.54%) Blackberry
1 16 (22.54%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (5.63%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.41%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Windows
1 16 (22.54%) Windows 10
1 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
2 4 (5.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (66.20%) MVC
2 42 (59.15%) DevOps
3 38 (53.52%) Continuous Integration
3 38 (53.52%) Unit Testing
4 36 (50.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (25.35%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (22.54%) Incident Management
6 16 (22.54%) ITIL
6 16 (22.54%) ITIL V3
6 16 (22.54%) Service Delivery
7 11 (15.49%) CRM
8 6 (8.45%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (5.63%) Project Management
10 2 (2.82%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (2.82%) CQRS
10 2 (2.82%) Domain-Driven Design
10 2 (2.82%) Integration Testing
10 2 (2.82%) Scrum
10 2 (2.82%) System Testing
10 2 (2.82%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 54 (76.06%) C#
2 53 (74.65%) JavaScript
3 11 (15.49%) SQL
4 7 (9.86%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (22.54%) MCDST
1 16 (22.54%) MCITP
1 16 (22.54%) MCP
1 16 (22.54%) MCSA
2 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 17 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (22.54%) Cisco CUCM
1 16 (22.54%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (1.41%) Ansible
2 1 (1.41%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (22.54%) Apple
2 16 (22.54%) Bloomberg
2 16 (22.54%) Cisco
2 16 (22.54%) Dell
2 16 (22.54%) HP
2 16 (22.54%) Remedy
2 16 (22.54%) Reuters
3 4 (5.63%) Twitter