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 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 7 6 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 15 27 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 20.00% 18.88% 14.29%
As % of the Vendors category 36.59% 36.49% 33.64%
Number of salaries quoted 14 17 20
Average salary £34,000 £26,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.30% -15.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £18,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,400 £50,000 £36,600
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
41 74 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 54.67% 51.75% 42.46%
Number of salaries quoted 27 46 72
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
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 1 April 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 10 (41.67%) C#
2 8 (33.33%) .NET
3 7 (29.17%) HTML
3 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
3 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
3 7 (29.17%) CSS
3 7 (29.17%) Web Services
3 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 7 (29.17%) HTML5
4 6 (25.00%) Project Management
4 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) SQL
5 5 (20.83%) Oracle
5 5 (20.83%) Windows
5 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.83%) Firewall
5 5 (20.83%) MVC
5 5 (20.83%) Finance
5 5 (20.83%) Scrum
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) TDD
5 5 (20.83%) NUnit
5 5 (20.83%) Subversion
5 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.83%) Degree
5 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 5 (20.83%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.17%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.17%) Kentico
3 1 (4.17%) CMS
3 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
2 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) NUnit
1 5 (20.83%) Subversion
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Developer
2 5 (20.83%) AWS Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate
4 2 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Junior
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Graduate C# Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) EPoS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (33.33%) .NET
2 7 (29.17%) ASP.NET
2 7 (29.17%) CSS
2 7 (29.17%) Web Services
2 7 (29.17%) HTML
2 7 (29.17%) HTML5
3 5 (20.83%) Entity Framework
3 5 (20.83%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (20.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.17%) Java EE
4 1 (4.17%) WCF
4 1 (4.17%) jQuery
4 1 (4.17%) XML
4 1 (4.17%) COM
4 1 (4.17%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Open Source
2 2 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.17%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.17%) EPoS
3 1 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) Project Management
1 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.83%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.83%) Scrum
2 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.83%) TDD
2 5 (20.83%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.83%) MVC
2 5 (20.83%) BDD
2 5 (20.83%) Continuous Delivery
3 4 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.33%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.17%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) C#
2 7 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Degree
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) Postgraduate
4 1 (4.17%) MCSE
4 1 (4.17%) MCSA
4 1 (4.17%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
2 1 (4.17%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.17%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Symantec
4 2 (8.33%) Acronis
5 1 (4.17%) EPiServer
5 1 (4.17%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) EMC
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