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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 36 43 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 30.00% 30.94% 27.14%
As % of the Vendors category 50.70% 62.32% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 13 37 33
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,300 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
71 69 144
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 59.17% 49.64% 72.36%
Number of salaries quoted 21 58 64
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £47,500
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 1 October 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 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 50 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 37 (47.44%) Windows
3 34 (43.59%) SQL
4 30 (38.46%) .NET
5 27 (34.62%) C#
5 27 (34.62%) ITIL
5 27 (34.62%) DHCP
5 27 (34.62%) DNS
5 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
5 27 (34.62%) Degree
6 26 (33.33%) Firewall
6 26 (33.33%) VMware
7 25 (32.05%) MS Excel
7 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
8 24 (30.77%) Veritas
8 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
8 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 24 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (29.49%) IIS
9 23 (29.49%) VMware ESX
9 23 (29.49%) NetBackup
9 23 (29.49%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (29.49%) Sophos
10 22 (28.21%) MVC
10 22 (28.21%) Clustering
10 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (28.21%) Visual Studio
10 22 (28.21%) SC Cleared
11 21 (26.92%) Web Development
11 21 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (29.49%) IIS
2 14 (17.95%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (10.26%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.41%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 25 (32.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.56%) MS Project
2 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.62%) DHCP
1 27 (34.62%) DNS
2 26 (33.33%) Firewall
3 19 (24.36%) SAN
4 18 (23.08%) NAS
5 9 (11.54%) Internet
6 4 (5.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.85%) LAN
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.56%) Network Security
8 2 (2.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.56%) WAN
9 1 (1.28%) CTI
9 1 (1.28%) HTTP
9 1 (1.28%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (64.10%) SQL Server
2 17 (21.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (15.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.28%) OLTP
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (28.21%) Visual Studio
2 19 (24.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.41%) Rational Rose
3 5 (6.41%) NUnit
3 5 (6.41%) MSTest
4 2 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.28%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.85%) Advertising
2 2 (2.56%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.64%) Software Engineer
2 18 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Software Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Senior Developer
5 8 (10.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (8.97%) Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Implementation Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (6.41%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.46%) .NET
2 25 (32.05%) ASP.NET
3 21 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (24.36%) HTML
5 16 (20.51%) Web Services
6 13 (16.67%) XML
7 12 (15.38%) CSS
7 12 (15.38%) jQuery
8 10 (12.82%) XSLT
9 6 (7.69%) .NET Framework
9 6 (7.69%) Ajax
10 5 (6.41%) SOAP
10 5 (6.41%) COM+
10 5 (6.41%) JSON
10 5 (6.41%) YUI
11 3 (3.85%) JDBC
11 3 (3.85%) WCF
12 2 (2.56%) Silverlight
12 2 (2.56%) J2EE
13 1 (1.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (28.21%) Clustering
3 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.69%) User Experience
4 6 (7.69%) NHS
5 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.56%) Open Source
5 2 (2.56%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.56%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.56%) Graphic Design
5 2 (2.56%) GIS
6 1 (1.28%) IVR
6 1 (1.28%) Physics
6 1 (1.28%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.28%) Biology
6 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.28%) Statistics
6 1 (1.28%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 37 (47.44%) Windows
2 18 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (11.54%) Linux
6 8 (10.26%) UNIX
7 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (34.62%) ITIL
2 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
3 23 (29.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (28.21%) MVC
4 22 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (26.92%) Web Development
6 18 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 18 (23.08%) ITIL V3
7 14 (17.95%) Time Management
8 9 (11.54%) SOA
9 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
9 8 (10.26%) OO
10 7 (8.97%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (8.97%) Capacity Management
11 6 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.41%) UML
12 5 (6.41%) OOP
12 5 (6.41%) Service Delivery
12 5 (6.41%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 34 (43.59%) SQL
2 27 (34.62%) C#
3 14 (17.95%) JavaScript
4 13 (16.67%) Java
5 8 (10.26%) C++
6 6 (7.69%) C
7 2 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.56%) PHP
7 2 (2.56%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) X++
Qualifications
1 27 (34.62%) Degree
2 24 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 22 (28.21%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.41%) MCAD
5 5 (6.41%) MCSD
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.85%) CCNA
7 3 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.56%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (2.56%) MCITP
9 1 (1.28%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) HL7
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 27 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.49%) VMware ESX
3 19 (24.36%) vSphere
4 7 (8.97%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (29.49%) NetBackup
2 20 (25.64%) Backup Exec
3 13 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.41%) WSUS
5 3 (3.85%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) VMware
2 24 (30.77%) Veritas
3 23 (29.49%) Sophos
4 21 (26.92%) Symantec
5 20 (25.64%) Oracle
6 19 (24.36%) Citrix
7 5 (6.41%) CommVault
7 5 (6.41%) JBoss
7 5 (6.41%) Northgate
8 4 (5.13%) Cisco
9 3 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.56%) Actimize
10 2 (2.56%) Ab Initio
10 2 (2.56%) ESRI
10 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.28%) HP
11 1 (1.28%) Compaq
11 1 (1.28%) SAP
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