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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 14 5 17
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +12
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 9 50 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 12.50% 30.67% 9.46%
As % of the Vendors category 50.00% 60.98% 24.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 12
Average salary £38,000 £33,750 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.59% +11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,850 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £37,250
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
18 82 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 25.00% 50.31% 39.19%
Number of salaries quoted 15 56 45
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -27.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,850 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,675 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.68% -

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 28 January 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
3 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
4 10 (29.41%) Degree
4 10 (29.41%) Oracle
4 10 (29.41%) Web Services
4 10 (29.41%) C#
4 10 (29.41%) .NET
5 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
5 9 (26.47%) CSS
5 9 (26.47%) HTML
5 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
6 8 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
6 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (20.59%) MVC
7 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
7 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
7 7 (20.59%) Java
7 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (17.65%) jQuery
8 6 (17.65%) Web Development
9 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (14.71%) Internet
9 5 (14.71%) SOAP
9 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
9 5 (14.71%) XML
9 5 (14.71%) XSLT
9 5 (14.71%) JBoss

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 7 (20.59%) WebSphere
2 5 (14.71%) JBoss
2 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.94%) Kentico
5 1 (2.94%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
2 2 (5.88%) MS Project
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Internet
2 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) WAN
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) DHCP
4 1 (2.94%) DNS
4 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (44.12%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.94%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio
2 3 (8.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (5.88%) NUnit
3 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Law
2 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Consultant
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 6 (17.65%) Developer
4 5 (14.71%) Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Implementation Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Infrastructure Architect
4 5 (14.71%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Integration Consultant
4 5 (14.71%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (8.82%) Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.94%) SQL DBA
8 1 (2.94%) Server Engineer
8 1 (2.94%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (29.41%) .NET
1 10 (29.41%) Web Services
2 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET
2 9 (26.47%) CSS
2 9 (26.47%) HTML
3 7 (20.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (17.65%) jQuery
5 5 (14.71%) YUI
5 5 (14.71%) SOAP
5 5 (14.71%) XML
5 5 (14.71%) XSLT
6 3 (8.82%) HTML5
7 2 (5.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.94%) WCF
8 1 (2.94%) J2EE
8 1 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Computer Science
3 5 (14.71%) User Experience
4 2 (5.88%) Open Source
4 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.88%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.88%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.94%) Physics
5 1 (2.94%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.94%) Biology
5 1 (2.94%) Statistics
5 1 (2.94%) EPoS
5 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) UNIX
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
1 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (32.35%) Software Engineering
2 8 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (23.53%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (20.59%) MVC
4 6 (17.65%) Web Development
5 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Project Management
6 3 (8.82%) Time Management
7 2 (5.88%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.88%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.88%) BDD
7 2 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.88%) Migration
7 2 (5.88%) SOA
7 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.88%) TDD
7 2 (5.88%) Data Management
7 2 (5.88%) Scrum
7 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) SQL
2 10 (29.41%) C#
3 8 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 7 (20.59%) Java
5 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.94%) VB
6 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (29.41%) Degree
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (2.94%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.94%) XenApp
1 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
1 1 (2.94%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (29.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.88%) Citrix
2 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.88%) Symantec
2 2 (5.88%) Ab Initio
2 2 (5.88%) Actimize
2 2 (5.88%) Acronis
3 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
3 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.94%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco
3 1 (2.94%) HP
3 1 (2.94%) Compaq
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