Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 42 32
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 30 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.26% 6.37% 3.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 29.13% 16.76% 8.05%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 14
Northern Ireland median annual salary £23,500 £22,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% -25.00% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £18,500 £24,675
90th Percentile £44,800 £32,950 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +4.00%

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 103 173 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.94% 38.02% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 68 85 117
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,050 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,125 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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
County Antrim +8 25 £21,000 -31.15% 3
County Tyrone +4 2 £23,500 +23.68%
County Londonderry - 2 - -
County Armagh +6 1 £45,000 +100.00% 1
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft Certification.

1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Service Delivery
3 13 (43.33%) MCP
3 13 (43.33%) MCSA
4 12 (40.00%) ITIL
4 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 12 (40.00%) LAN
4 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (40.00%) HP
4 12 (40.00%) Finance
4 12 (40.00%) MCITP
4 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 11 (36.67%) Windows 10
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco CUCM
5 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (36.67%) ITIL V3
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (36.67%) MCDST
5 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (36.67%) ServiceCenter
5 11 (36.67%) Network Security
5 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (36.67%) Apple
5 11 (36.67%) Cisco
5 11 (36.67%) Dell
5 11 (36.67%) Reuters

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 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (36.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.33%) CMS
4 1 (3.33%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
4 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) LAN
2 11 (36.67%) Network Security
2 11 (36.67%) TCP/IP
2 11 (36.67%) VPN
2 11 (36.67%) WAN
3 5 (16.67%) PuTTY
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) MariaDB
2 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (3.33%) Power BI
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Bitbucket
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 5 (16.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (36.67%) Analyst
1 11 (36.67%) Support Analyst
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 5 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
4 5 (16.67%) JavaScript Developer
5 3 (10.00%) .NET Developer
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Functional Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Field Service Technician
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) .NET
2 8 (26.67%) CSS
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 7 (23.33%) jQuery
4 6 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 5 (16.67%) Express
5 5 (16.67%) Node.js
5 5 (16.67%) Socket.IO
6 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (10.00%) AngularJS
8 2 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (6.67%) Entity Framework
8 2 (6.67%) Web Services
9 1 (3.33%) Backbone.js
9 1 (3.33%) CSS3
9 1 (3.33%) HTML5
9 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
9 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (36.67%) Blackberry
3 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 3 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (36.67%) Windows 10
4 5 (16.67%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Service Delivery
2 12 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 11 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) ITIL V3
4 6 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (16.67%) CRM
6 4 (13.33%) MVC
7 3 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
7 3 (10.00%) DevOps
7 3 (10.00%) Presales
7 3 (10.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (10.00%) Prototyping
7 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 3 (10.00%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (6.67%) Scrum
8 2 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
1 10 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.33%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (43.33%) MCP
1 13 (43.33%) MCSA
2 12 (40.00%) MCITP
3 11 (36.67%) MCDST
4 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
6 1 (3.33%) A+ Certification
6 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (36.67%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (36.67%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (96.67%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) HP
3 11 (36.67%) Apple
3 11 (36.67%) Bloomberg
3 11 (36.67%) Cisco
3 11 (36.67%) Dell
3 11 (36.67%) Remedy
3 11 (36.67%) Reuters
4 5 (16.67%) Twitter
5 1 (3.33%) Nintex
5 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.33%) VMware