Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certification
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 48 36
Rank change year-on-year +5 -12 -
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft Certification 37 24 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.16% 5.06% 2.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 23.87% 14.63% 6.77%
Number of salaries quoted 29 4 9
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £24,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.65% -10.91% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £21,750
90th Percentile £50,000 £39,325 £33,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +2.63%

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 155 164 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.79% 34.60% 41.30%
Number of salaries quoted 95 81 100
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £51,250 £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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -4 32 £45,000 +29.50% 2
County Londonderry - 3 - -
County Tyrone - 2 £23,500 -
Microsoft Certification
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (64.86%) C#
2 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
2 24 (64.86%) .NET
3 22 (59.46%) HTML
3 22 (59.46%) CSS
4 20 (54.05%) ASP.NET
4 20 (54.05%) jQuery
4 20 (54.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (51.35%) MVC
6 18 (48.65%) AngularJS
7 16 (43.24%) DevOps
7 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
7 16 (43.24%) Amazon AWS
7 16 (43.24%) Unit Testing
7 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
9 10 (27.03%) Windows
10 9 (24.32%) MCP
10 9 (24.32%) MCSA
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
11 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
11 8 (21.62%) LAN
11 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
11 8 (21.62%) HP
11 8 (21.62%) Finance
11 8 (21.62%) MCITP

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 8 (21.62%) Exchange Server 2013
1 8 (21.62%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (18.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (43.24%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.81%) Dynamics 365
4 3 (8.11%) Office 365
5 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) LAN
2 7 (18.92%) Network Security
2 7 (18.92%) TCP/IP
2 7 (18.92%) VPN
2 7 (18.92%) WAN
3 4 (10.81%) PuTTY
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
2 5 (13.51%) RDBMS
2 5 (13.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) MariaDB
4 3 (8.11%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (5.41%) Power BI
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Bitbucket
1 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
1 4 (10.81%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (8.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Developer
2 18 (48.65%) .NET Developer
3 7 (18.92%) Analyst
3 7 (18.92%) Support Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.81%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) CRM Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 1 (2.70%) Field Service Technician
8 1 (2.70%) IT Technician
8 1 (2.70%) Senior .NET Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Technical Support Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (64.86%) .NET
2 22 (59.46%) CSS
2 22 (59.46%) HTML
3 20 (54.05%) ASP.NET
3 20 (54.05%) jQuery
4 19 (51.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 18 (48.65%) AngularJS
6 7 (18.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
7 5 (13.51%) Entity Framework
8 4 (10.81%) Express
8 4 (10.81%) KnockoutJS
8 4 (10.81%) Node.js
8 4 (10.81%) Socket.IO
9 3 (8.11%) Angular 2
9 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (8.11%) Backbone.js
9 3 (8.11%) RESTful
9 3 (8.11%) Web Services
10 1 (2.70%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.81%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (27.03%) Windows
2 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows 10
4 4 (10.81%) Linux
5 3 (8.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) MVC
2 16 (43.24%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (43.24%) DevOps
2 16 (43.24%) Unit Testing
3 13 (35.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (27.03%) Service Delivery
5 8 (21.62%) Incident Management
5 8 (21.62%) ITIL
6 7 (18.92%) ITIL V3
7 4 (10.81%) Project Management
7 4 (10.81%) TDD
8 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (8.11%) CQRS
8 3 (8.11%) CRM
8 3 (8.11%) Domain-Driven Design
8 3 (8.11%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.11%) Scrum
8 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 3 (8.11%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (64.86%) C#
1 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) MCP
1 9 (24.32%) MCSA
2 8 (21.62%) MCITP
3 7 (18.92%) MCDST
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (18.92%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (97.30%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) HP
3 7 (18.92%) Apple
3 7 (18.92%) Bloomberg
3 7 (18.92%) Cisco
3 7 (18.92%) Dell
3 7 (18.92%) Remedy
3 7 (18.92%) Reuters
4 4 (10.81%) Twitter
5 1 (2.70%) VMware