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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 13 3
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 60 17 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 35.09% 17.53% 28.38%
As % of the Vendors category 66.67% 22.97% 43.75%
Number of salaries quoted 53 12 23
Median salary £38,000 £30,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,250 £39,300
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
90 74 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 52.63% 76.29% 64.86%
Number of salaries quoted 75 32 54
Median salary £38,000 £50,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +88.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 July 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 39 (46.43%) SharePoint
2 36 (42.86%) .NET
3 32 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 32 (38.10%) Degree
3 32 (38.10%) QA
4 31 (36.90%) C#
5 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
6 23 (27.38%) Service Delivery
7 21 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (22.62%) Office 365
9 18 (21.43%) Mentoring
9 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared
9 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
10 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
11 15 (17.86%) Citrix
11 15 (17.86%) SQL
12 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
12 14 (16.67%) VMware
13 13 (15.48%) Windows
14 12 (14.29%) CSS
14 12 (14.29%) HTML
14 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
15 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
15 11 (13.10%) Requirements Analysis
15 11 (13.10%) Issue Tracking
15 11 (13.10%) Presales
16 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.90%) WCF

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 39 (46.43%) SharePoint
2 10 (11.90%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.57%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.19%) CMS
8 1 (1.19%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.19%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.57%) Maximo
3 2 (2.38%) assyst
4 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.19%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (22.62%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (22.62%) Office 365
2 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.95%) IaaS
2 5 (5.95%) OneDrive
2 5 (5.95%) PaaS
2 5 (5.95%) SaaS
2 5 (5.95%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.95%) SAN
1 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.76%) Firewall
3 3 (3.57%) Wireless
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (2.38%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (2.38%) DMZ
4 2 (2.38%) Internet
4 2 (2.38%) LAN
4 2 (2.38%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.38%) Network Security
4 2 (2.38%) Skype
4 2 (2.38%) VPN
4 2 (2.38%) WAN
5 1 (1.19%) DHCP
5 1 (1.19%) DNS
5 1 (1.19%) Intranet
5 1 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.52%) EDRMS
3 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.38%) IDOL
6 1 (1.19%) Power BI
6 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Selenium
1 9 (10.71%) SpecFlow
1 9 (10.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.57%) JDeveloper
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.95%) Back Office
2 5 (5.95%) Legal
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.76%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Advertising
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.81%) Consultant
2 12 (14.29%) Developer
3 11 (13.10%) QA Engineer
4 10 (11.90%) Quality Engineer
5 9 (10.71%) .NET Developer
5 9 (10.71%) Technical Consultant
6 8 (9.52%) Analyst
7 5 (5.95%) Architect
7 5 (5.95%) Cloud Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Senior Consultant
7 5 (5.95%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.76%) Business Consultant
8 4 (4.76%) Data Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Manual Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) QA Manual Tester
8 4 (4.76%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.76%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (42.86%) .NET
2 14 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 12 (14.29%) CSS
3 12 (14.29%) HTML
4 11 (13.10%) .NET Framework
5 10 (11.90%) HTML5
5 10 (11.90%) WCF
6 8 (9.52%) CSS3
7 7 (8.33%) Apache Cordova
8 6 (7.14%) Web Services
8 6 (7.14%) XML
9 4 (4.76%) MDX
10 3 (3.57%) Middleware
11 1 (1.19%) Ajax
11 1 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (1.19%) COM
11 1 (1.19%) Java EE
11 1 (1.19%) LINQ
11 1 (1.19%) Silverlight
11 1 (1.19%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (7.14%) Replication
5 5 (5.95%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.76%) Visualisation
7 3 (3.57%) Client/Server
7 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.38%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.19%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.19%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.19%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (15.48%) Windows
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 5 (5.95%) Unix
5 2 (2.38%) NetWare
6 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) Service Delivery
2 21 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 18 (21.43%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.10%) Issue Tracking
4 11 (13.10%) Presales
4 11 (13.10%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (11.90%) Validation
6 9 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (10.71%) Unit Testing
7 8 (9.52%) Automated Testing
7 8 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (9.52%) Data Migration
7 8 (9.52%) Information Management
7 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
7 8 (9.52%) Migration
7 8 (9.52%) Refactoring
7 8 (9.52%) Risk Management
7 8 (9.52%) Software Architecture
8 7 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 31 (36.90%) C#
2 15 (17.86%) SQL
3 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) Java
4 4 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.57%) VB
5 3 (3.57%) VBScript
6 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 32 (38.10%) Degree
2 21 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 18 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.71%) ISEB
4 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.95%) MCSE
6 4 (4.76%) MCP
6 4 (4.76%) MCSA
7 3 (3.57%) MCITP
7 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.38%) CCNA
8 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.38%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.38%) EMC Certification
8 2 (2.38%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.19%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (38.10%) QA
2 6 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.57%) SLA
4 1 (1.19%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.52%) XenApp
4 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 5 (5.95%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.95%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.57%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.57%) Firmware
7 2 (2.38%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.38%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.19%) NDS
8 1 (1.19%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 9 (10.71%) SCOM
3 3 (3.57%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) MOM
4 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.19%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (17.86%) Citrix
2 14 (16.67%) VMware
3 7 (8.33%) Oracle
4 5 (5.95%) Cisco
5 3 (3.57%) EMC
6 2 (2.38%) Adobe
6 2 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.38%) CommVault
6 2 (2.38%) Dell
6 2 (2.38%) HP
6 2 (2.38%) Kofax
6 2 (2.38%) Novell
6 2 (2.38%) OpenText
6 2 (2.38%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.38%) Sun
6 2 (2.38%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.19%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.19%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.19%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.19%) NetIQ
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