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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 11 3 5
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 26 41 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 22.81% 28.67% 20.93%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 53.25% 36.24%
Number of salaries quoted 11 34 39
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £25,750 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £35,000
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
52 77 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 45.61% 53.85% 57.75%
Number of salaries quoted 19 64 66
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 24 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 40 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 34 (48.57%) SQL
3 29 (41.43%) Windows
4 28 (40.00%) .NET
5 25 (35.71%) C#
5 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
5 25 (35.71%) Degree
6 24 (34.29%) Software Engineering
6 24 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET
8 22 (31.43%) MVC
8 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (30.00%) Web Development
9 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (28.57%) Visual Studio
11 19 (27.14%) ITIL
11 19 (27.14%) DHCP
11 19 (27.14%) DNS
11 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
11 19 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (25.71%) Oracle
12 18 (25.71%) Firewall
12 18 (25.71%) VMware
12 18 (25.71%) Clustering
13 16 (22.86%) Veritas
14 15 (21.43%) HTML
14 15 (21.43%) IIS
14 15 (21.43%) NetBackup
14 15 (21.43%) VMware ESX
14 15 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 15 (21.43%) IIS
2 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (11.43%) WebSphere
5 5 (7.14%) JBoss
5 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.86%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.14%) DHCP
1 19 (27.14%) DNS
2 18 (25.71%) Firewall
3 11 (15.71%) SAN
4 10 (14.29%) NAS
5 9 (12.86%) Internet
6 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.29%) LAN
7 3 (4.29%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.86%) Network Security
8 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.86%) WAN
9 1 (1.43%) HTTP
9 1 (1.43%) CTI
9 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2000
5 3 (4.29%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.43%) OLTP
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 20 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 19 (27.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.14%) MSTest
3 5 (7.14%) Rational Rose
3 5 (7.14%) NUnit
4 2 (2.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.43%) Subversion
5 1 (1.43%) JIRA
General
1 4 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Law
2 1 (1.43%) Legal
2 1 (1.43%) Advertising
2 1 (1.43%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 12 (17.14%) Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Software Developer
4 8 (11.43%) Consultant
4 8 (11.43%) Senior Developer
5 7 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) Architect
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (7.14%) Implementation Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Integration Consultant
6 5 (7.14%) Implementation Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.00%) .NET
2 23 (32.86%) ASP.NET
3 21 (30.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (21.43%) HTML
5 14 (20.00%) Web Services
6 12 (17.14%) jQuery
7 11 (15.71%) XML
8 10 (14.29%) XSLT
9 8 (11.43%) CSS
10 6 (8.57%) Ajax
10 6 (8.57%) .NET Framework
11 5 (7.14%) JSON
11 5 (7.14%) COM+
11 5 (7.14%) SOAP
11 5 (7.14%) YUI
12 3 (4.29%) JDBC
12 3 (4.29%) WCF
13 2 (2.86%) J2EE
14 1 (1.43%) COM
14 1 (1.43%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.29%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (25.71%) Clustering
3 9 (12.86%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.57%) NHS
4 6 (8.57%) User Experience
5 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.43%) Physics
6 1 (1.43%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.43%) Biology
6 1 (1.43%) IVR
6 1 (1.43%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.43%) Statistics
6 1 (1.43%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 29 (41.43%) Windows
2 11 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (12.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (12.86%) Linux
5 8 (11.43%) UNIX
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Software Engineering
2 22 (31.43%) MVC
2 22 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (30.00%) Web Development
4 19 (27.14%) ITIL
5 15 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (20.00%) Time Management
7 10 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 10 (14.29%) ITIL V3
8 7 (10.00%) SOA
9 6 (8.57%) OO
9 6 (8.57%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (8.57%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (8.57%) Unit Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Use Case
10 5 (7.14%) UML
10 5 (7.14%) OOP
10 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.71%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (48.57%) SQL
2 25 (35.71%) C#
3 13 (18.57%) Java
4 12 (17.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.43%) C++
6 6 (8.57%) C
7 2 (2.86%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) X++
8 1 (1.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (35.71%) Degree
2 14 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 14 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.14%) MCAD
4 5 (7.14%) MCSD
5 4 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.29%) CCNA
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.86%) MCITP
8 1 (1.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) HL7
2 2 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 19 (27.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 11 (15.71%) vSphere
4 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) NetBackup
2 12 (17.14%) Backup Exec
3 9 (12.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (7.14%) WSUS
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 18 (25.71%) Oracle
1 18 (25.71%) VMware
2 16 (22.86%) Veritas
3 15 (21.43%) Sophos
4 13 (18.57%) Symantec
5 11 (15.71%) Citrix
6 5 (7.14%) CommVault
6 5 (7.14%) Northgate
7 4 (5.71%) Cisco
8 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.86%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.86%) Actimize
9 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.43%) HP
10 1 (1.43%) Compaq
10 1 (1.43%) SAP
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