Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 32 40
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 23 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.96% 4.07% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.74% 11.45% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 15 2
Northern Ireland median annual salary £26,500 £27,500 £25,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.64% +6.80% -39.41%
10th Percentile £22,150 £18,700 £19,775
90th Percentile £41,050 £44,750 £32,325
UK median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% -3.80%

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 156 131 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 33.62% 35.50% 37.37%
Number of salaries quoted 81 105 64
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -13.51% +34.84%
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,750 £28,975
90th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 16 January 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 16 January 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 -14 22 £34,750 +47.87% 1
County Armagh -2 1 £22,500 -52.63%
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (82.61%) AngularJS
3 19 (82.61%) DevOps
3 19 (82.61%) SDLC
3 19 (82.61%) Scrum
3 19 (82.61%) Legal
3 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (82.61%) .NET
3 19 (82.61%) Oracle
4 14 (60.87%) Finance
5 13 (56.52%) Migration
5 13 (56.52%) SaaS
5 13 (56.52%) PaaS
6 12 (52.17%) Software Architecture
6 12 (52.17%) Puppet
6 12 (52.17%) Open Source
6 12 (52.17%) Node.js
6 12 (52.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 12 (52.17%) SharePoint Server
6 12 (52.17%) Data Migration
6 12 (52.17%) Kanban
6 12 (52.17%) Open Source Development
6 12 (52.17%) iPaaS
6 12 (52.17%) User Experience
6 12 (52.17%) Microservices
6 12 (52.17%) GitLab
6 12 (52.17%) Kubernetes
6 12 (52.17%) ArchiMate

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 (52.17%) BizTalk Server
1 12 (52.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 12 (52.17%) SharePoint
1 12 (52.17%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (82.61%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (56.52%) PaaS
3 13 (56.52%) SaaS
4 12 (52.17%) iPaaS
5 2 (8.70%) Office 365
6 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
1 1 (4.35%) Firewall
1 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
1 1 (4.35%) Skype
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) Wireless
1 1 (4.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Cosmos DB
1 7 (30.43%) NoSQL
1 7 (30.43%) RDBMS
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (52.17%) Bitbucket
1 12 (52.17%) GitLab
1 12 (52.17%) Jenkins
2 7 (30.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (30.43%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (82.61%) Legal
2 14 (60.87%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Architect
1 13 (56.52%) Technical Architect
2 7 (30.43%) .NET Developer
2 7 (30.43%) Developer
3 1 (4.35%) Administrator
3 1 (4.35%) ERP Support
3 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Field Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
3 1 (4.35%) Support Technician
3 1 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (82.61%) .NET
1 19 (82.61%) AngularJS
2 12 (52.17%) Node.js
3 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
3 7 (30.43%) Angular 2
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (30.43%) Backbone.js
3 7 (30.43%) Classic ASP
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
3 7 (30.43%) Entity Framework
3 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) jQuery
3 7 (30.43%) KnockoutJS
3 7 (30.43%) RESTful
3 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 7 (30.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
2 1 (4.35%) Handset
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (82.61%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (82.61%) DevOps
1 19 (82.61%) Scrum
1 19 (82.61%) SDLC
2 13 (56.52%) Migration
3 12 (52.17%) ArchiMate
3 12 (52.17%) CRM
3 12 (52.17%) Data Migration
3 12 (52.17%) Data Security
3 12 (52.17%) Kanban
3 12 (52.17%) Microservices
3 12 (52.17%) Open Source
3 12 (52.17%) Open Source Development
3 12 (52.17%) SOA
3 12 (52.17%) Software Architecture
3 12 (52.17%) UML
4 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (30.43%) MVC
4 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 7 (30.43%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (52.17%) PHP
1 12 (52.17%) Python
1 12 (52.17%) Ruby
2 7 (30.43%) C#
2 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 1 (4.35%) CCA
2 1 (4.35%) CCNA
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.35%) MCITP
2 1 (4.35%) MCSE
2 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Docker
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Kubernetes
1 12 (52.17%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (52.17%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (82.61%) Oracle
3 1 (4.35%) Avaya
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco
3 1 (4.35%) Citrix
3 1 (4.35%) CommVault
3 1 (4.35%) Polycom
3 1 (4.35%) Symantec
3 1 (4.35%) VMware