Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 31 44 37
Rank change year-on-year +13 -7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 24 14 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.08% 3.39% 2.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 21.82% 11.38% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 14 10
Northern Ireland median annual salary £21,000 £23,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.70% -23.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £20,500 £18,500 £29,400
90th Percentile £34,000 £33,375 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%

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 110 123 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.85% 29.78% 50.85%
Number of salaries quoted 63 87 111
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.70% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +11 21 £21,000 -30.00%
County Tyrone +6 2 £23,500 +23.68%
County Armagh +2 1 £45,000 +100.00%
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Service Delivery
3 14 (58.33%) Finance
3 14 (58.33%) MCSA
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 14 (58.33%) MCP
3 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 13 (54.17%) MCDST
4 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
4 13 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (54.17%) Data Centre
4 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
4 13 (54.17%) LAN
4 13 (54.17%) ITIL
4 13 (54.17%) Remedy
5 12 (50.00%) Blackberry
5 12 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
5 12 (50.00%) Cisco
5 12 (50.00%) WAN
5 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
5 12 (50.00%) VPN
5 12 (50.00%) HP
5 12 (50.00%) Dell
5 12 (50.00%) Apple
5 12 (50.00%) Reuters
5 12 (50.00%) Bloomberg
5 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 12 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM

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 13 (54.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (54.17%) MS Exchange
2 12 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) CMS
4 1 (4.17%) Sitefinity
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (54.17%) LAN
2 12 (50.00%) Network Security
2 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (50.00%) VPN
2 12 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.33%) PuTTY
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MariaDB
2 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 14 (58.33%) Finance
2 2 (8.33%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Back Office
3 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
1 11 (45.83%) Support Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 3 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Functional Consultant
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) IT Technician
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) Express
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) jQuery
2 2 (8.33%) Node.js
2 2 (8.33%) Socket.IO
2 2 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (4.17%) .NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (4.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) Data Centre
2 12 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows 7
3 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Linux
4 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 13 (54.17%) Incident Management
2 13 (54.17%) ITIL
3 12 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (16.67%) CRM
6 3 (12.50%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (12.50%) Presales
6 3 (12.50%) Project Management
6 3 (12.50%) Project Planning
6 3 (12.50%) Prototyping
6 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Systems Analysis
6 3 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Process Management
8 1 (4.17%) Migration
8 1 (4.17%) Scrum
8 1 (4.17%) Use Case
8 1 (4.17%) Web Development
8 1 (4.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) C#
1 3 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (58.33%) MCP
1 14 (58.33%) MCSA
2 13 (54.17%) MCDST
3 12 (50.00%) MCITP
4 2 (8.33%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) MCSE
5 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (95.83%) Microsoft
2 13 (54.17%) Remedy
3 12 (50.00%) Apple
3 12 (50.00%) Bloomberg
3 12 (50.00%) Cisco
3 12 (50.00%) Dell
3 12 (50.00%) HP
3 12 (50.00%) Reuters
4 2 (8.33%) Twitter
5 1 (4.17%) Avaya
5 1 (4.17%) Nintex
5 1 (4.17%) Salesforce.com