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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 18 1
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 31 23 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 30.10% 15.75% 30.28%
As % of the Vendors category 79.49% 22.33% 49.43%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 30
Median salary £37,750 £29,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+29.05% +10.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,050 £20,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,600 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
39 103 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 37.86% 70.55% 61.27%
Number of salaries quoted 30 32 55
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +41.50%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 May 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 30 (48.39%) .NET
2 27 (43.55%) C#
3 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
4 21 (33.87%) ASP.NET
4 21 (33.87%) SharePoint
5 20 (32.26%) CSS
5 20 (32.26%) HTML
6 19 (30.65%) QA
7 17 (27.42%) Degree
7 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
8 15 (24.19%) .NET Framework
8 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
8 15 (24.19%) HTML5
9 14 (22.58%) Office 365
10 13 (20.97%) VMware
10 13 (20.97%) SQL
10 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (20.97%) WCF
11 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
11 12 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
11 12 (19.35%) Service Delivery
12 11 (17.74%) Citrix
12 11 (17.74%) Windows
12 11 (17.74%) Unit Testing
13 10 (16.13%) CSS3
13 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
13 10 (16.13%) XML
13 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
14 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
14 9 (14.52%) Apache Cordova

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 21 (33.87%) SharePoint
2 12 (19.35%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
4 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.29%) MS Exchange
5 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.61%) CMS
8 1 (1.61%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.61%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (27.42%) MS Excel
2 8 (12.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.23%) Maximo
3 1 (1.61%) assyst
3 1 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (22.58%) Office 365
2 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (8.06%) IaaS
3 5 (8.06%) OneDrive
3 5 (8.06%) PaaS
3 5 (8.06%) SaaS
3 5 (8.06%) Yammer
4 3 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SAN
2 3 (4.84%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (3.23%) DMZ
3 2 (3.23%) Internet
3 2 (3.23%) LAN
3 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
3 2 (3.23%) VPN
3 2 (3.23%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) Wireless
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.84%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.23%) EDRMS
5 1 (1.61%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) Selenium
1 5 (8.06%) SpecFlow
2 3 (4.84%) JDeveloper
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.68%) Finance
2 5 (8.06%) Back Office
3 4 (6.45%) Advertising
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 2 (3.23%) Marketing
6 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.61%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (30.65%) Developer
2 14 (22.58%) Consultant
3 13 (20.97%) .NET Developer
4 9 (14.52%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (9.68%) QA Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (8.06%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Senior Consultant
7 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Senior Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Business Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) E-Business Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Oracle Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.84%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Transformation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (48.39%) .NET
2 21 (33.87%) ASP.NET
3 20 (32.26%) CSS
3 20 (32.26%) HTML
4 15 (24.19%) .NET Framework
4 15 (24.19%) HTML5
5 13 (20.97%) WCF
6 10 (16.13%) CSS3
6 10 (16.13%) XML
7 9 (14.52%) Apache Cordova
8 6 (9.68%) Web Services
9 3 (4.84%) Ajax
9 3 (4.84%) LINQ
9 3 (4.84%) Middleware
10 2 (3.23%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.23%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.23%) Java EE
10 2 (3.23%) jQuery
10 2 (3.23%) WPF
11 1 (1.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.84%) IVR
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) Replication
4 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.61%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.61%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.61%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (17.74%) Windows
2 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.29%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.06%) Unix
5 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.23%) NetWare
7 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Service Delivery
2 11 (17.74%) Unit Testing
3 10 (16.13%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.90%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) Presales
7 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (9.68%) Issue Tracking
7 6 (9.68%) MVC
7 6 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.06%) Project Management
8 5 (8.06%) Validation
9 4 (6.45%) Change Management
9 4 (6.45%) CRM
9 4 (6.45%) ITIL
9 4 (6.45%) Risk Management
10 3 (4.84%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.84%) ERP
10 3 (4.84%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) C#
2 13 (20.97%) SQL
3 10 (16.13%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.06%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.84%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.61%) VB
8 1 (1.61%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) Degree
2 15 (24.19%) Security Cleared
3 12 (19.35%) SC Cleared
4 5 (8.06%) ISEB
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (6.45%) MCSE
6 2 (3.23%) CCNA
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.23%) EMC Certification
6 2 (3.23%) MCITP
6 2 (3.23%) Postgraduate
6 2 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) MCSA
7 1 (1.61%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.65%) QA
2 5 (8.06%) SLA
3 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.29%) XenApp
3 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.23%) Firmware
5 2 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.23%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) SCOM
3 2 (3.23%) MOM
3 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) VMware
2 11 (17.74%) Citrix
3 6 (9.68%) Oracle
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
5 3 (4.84%) IBM
6 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.23%) CommVault
6 2 (3.23%) Dell
6 2 (3.23%) EMC
6 2 (3.23%) HP
6 2 (3.23%) Novell
6 2 (3.23%) Sun
6 2 (3.23%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.61%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.61%) SAP
7 1 (1.61%) ServiceNow
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