The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23 38 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 16.31% 30.16% 16.02%
As % of the Vendors category 23.47% 46.91% 34.75%
Number of salaries quoted 18 27 29
Average salary £29,250 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.37% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £20,000 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £39,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Vendors Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
98 81 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 69.50% 64.29% 46.09%
Number of salaries quoted 32 51 69
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% -37.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £25,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,500 £54,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Belfast

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) HTML
2 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) Project Management
3 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
6 10 (30.30%) HTML5
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 9 (27.27%) Degree
8 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
9 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) Firewall
9 7 (21.21%) MVC
9 7 (21.21%) Cisco
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) MS Office
9 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
9 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) SAS
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.03%) Broadband
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) QlikView
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.18%) NUnit
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) AWS Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Graduate
3 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate C# Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) HTML
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 10 (30.30%) HTML5
4 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
5 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
5 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) D3.js
7 1 (3.03%) Java EE
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) COM
7 1 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 6 (18.18%) Open Source
3 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
4 4 (12.12%) Physics
4 4 (12.12%) Chemistry
4 4 (12.12%) Psychology
4 4 (12.12%) Statistics
4 4 (12.12%) Economics
4 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (12.12%) GIS
5 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.03%) User Experience
6 1 (3.03%) iPhone
6 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
6 1 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
6 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS
6 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Project Management
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) BDD
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) Operations Research
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) Line Management
8 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) Python
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (18.18%) MCITP
4 4 (12.12%) MCSE
4 4 (12.12%) MCSA
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CCNA
5 3 (9.09%) MCTS
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCNP
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) EMC Certification
7 1 (3.03%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Tableau
7 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
7 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.03%) Acronis
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
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