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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 49 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 24.44% 33.79% 25.66%
As % of the Vendors category 40.74% 49.00% 56.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 36
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £50,850 £42,500 £46,250
UK excluding London average 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
27 100 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 60.00% 68.97% 45.39%
Number of salaries quoted 25 42 50
Average salary £50,000 £26,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+92.30% -35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 August 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 17 (50.00%) HTML
3 16 (47.06%) CSS
3 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
4 15 (44.12%) Oracle
4 15 (44.12%) C#
4 15 (44.12%) .NET
4 15 (44.12%) Project Management
5 13 (38.24%) Windows
6 12 (35.29%) Java
6 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
7 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
7 11 (32.35%) HTML5
8 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
8 9 (26.47%) SharePoint
9 8 (23.53%) Cisco
9 8 (23.53%) Web Services
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (20.59%) VMware
10 7 (20.59%) MS Office
10 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.59%) TDD
10 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
10 7 (20.59%) Degree
10 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
10 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
11 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
11 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (26.47%) SharePoint
2 5 (14.71%) SAS
3 3 (8.82%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.88%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
Applications
1 16 (47.06%) MS Excel
2 7 (20.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) TCP/IP
3 4 (11.76%) VPN
3 4 (11.76%) DNS
3 4 (11.76%) DHCP
4 3 (8.82%) Network Security
5 2 (5.88%) SAN
6 1 (2.94%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.94%) Broadband
6 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (52.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.88%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) Redis
4 2 (5.88%) Hazelcast
4 2 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.94%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (2.94%) QlikView
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 6 (17.65%) Subversion
2 4 (11.76%) NUnit
3 2 (5.88%) NetBeans
3 2 (5.88%) Maven
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) FitNesse
3 2 (5.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.88%) JBehave
3 2 (5.88%) Mockito
3 2 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.88%) Hudson
3 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
3 2 (5.88%) Gradle
3 2 (5.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.88%) LoadUI
3 2 (5.88%) Ant
3 2 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Marketing
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 5 (14.71%) Graduate
2 5 (14.71%) Consultant
3 4 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) AWS Developer
4 3 (8.82%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Java Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) ERP Consultant
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (50.00%) HTML
2 16 (47.06%) CSS
3 15 (44.12%) .NET
4 11 (32.35%) HTML5
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
6 8 (23.53%) Web Services
7 7 (20.59%) .NET Framework
8 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (11.76%) XML
10 3 (8.82%) Java EE
11 2 (5.88%) iBATIS
11 2 (5.88%) JMS
11 2 (5.88%) Middleware
11 2 (5.88%) Hibernate
11 2 (5.88%) Spring
11 2 (5.88%) RESTful
11 2 (5.88%) SOAP
11 2 (5.88%) Backbone.js
11 2 (5.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) Mathematics
3 5 (14.71%) Physics
3 5 (14.71%) Chemistry
3 5 (14.71%) Psychology
3 5 (14.71%) GIS
3 5 (14.71%) Management Information System
3 5 (14.71%) Economics
3 5 (14.71%) Statistics
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.88%) Data Centre
7 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.94%) iPhone
7 1 (2.94%) Visualisation
7 1 (2.94%) iPad
7 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (38.24%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (8.82%) Windows 7
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.94%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Project Management
2 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
3 7 (20.59%) Unit Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) TDD
4 6 (17.65%) MVC
4 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (14.71%) Business Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Operations Research
5 5 (14.71%) Time Management
5 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
6 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 4 (11.76%) Scrum
6 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
6 4 (11.76%) Open Source
6 4 (11.76%) BDD
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
7 3 (8.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C#
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (17.65%) SQL
3 6 (17.65%) Python
4 5 (14.71%) C++
5 3 (8.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.88%) VB
7 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.94%) VB6
7 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) Degree
3 6 (17.65%) MCITP
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (14.71%) MCSE
4 5 (14.71%) CCNA
5 4 (11.76%) MCSA
6 3 (8.82%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (8.82%) MCTS
7 2 (5.88%) EMC Certification
7 2 (5.88%) Sun Certification
8 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.94%) CCNP
8 1 (2.94%) Postgraduate
8 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) XenServer
4 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Oracle
2 8 (23.53%) Cisco
3 7 (20.59%) VMware
4 6 (17.65%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) SAP
6 4 (11.76%) EMC
7 2 (5.88%) IBM
8 1 (2.94%) Sun
8 1 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (2.94%) Dell
8 1 (2.94%) Novell
8 1 (2.94%) Apple
8 1 (2.94%) Tableau
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