The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Belfast region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 42 33 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 27.63% 21.29% 31.28%
As % of the Vendors category 42.00% 43.42% 47.46%
Number of salaries quoted 21 31 32
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £20,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +81.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £14,144 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 76 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 65.79% 49.03% 65.92%
Number of salaries quoted 50 43 58
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £15,820
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 46 (58.23%) SQL Server
2 40 (50.63%) Windows
3 31 (39.24%) ITIL
4 30 (37.97%) .NET
4 30 (37.97%) Active Directory
5 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
6 28 (35.44%) SQL
7 27 (34.18%) DHCP
7 27 (34.18%) DNS
7 27 (34.18%) Firewall
8 26 (32.91%) VMware
8 26 (32.91%) C#
9 25 (31.65%) Veritas
10 24 (30.38%) MS Excel
10 24 (30.38%) IIS
10 24 (30.38%) VMware ESX
10 24 (30.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (30.38%) Sophos
10 24 (30.38%) NetBackup
11 23 (29.11%) Clustering
11 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET
11 23 (29.11%) SC Cleared
12 22 (27.85%) Degree
12 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
12 22 (27.85%) Symantec
13 21 (26.58%) MVC
13 21 (26.58%) Backup Exec
14 20 (25.32%) HTML
15 19 (24.05%) SAN
15 19 (24.05%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 24 (30.38%) IIS
2 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2007
2 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2010
2 14 (17.72%) MS Exchange
2 14 (17.72%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.80%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.27%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (30.38%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 27 (34.18%) DHCP
1 27 (34.18%) DNS
1 27 (34.18%) Firewall
2 19 (24.05%) SAN
2 19 (24.05%) NAS
3 4 (5.06%) LAN
3 4 (5.06%) WAN
3 4 (5.06%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.06%) Internet
4 3 (3.80%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.53%) Network Security
6 1 (1.27%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.27%) CTI
6 1 (1.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (58.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (16.46%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (8.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (27.85%) Visual Studio
2 16 (20.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.33%) MSTest
3 5 (6.33%) NUnit
3 5 (6.33%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.27%) JIRA
5 1 (1.27%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.59%) Advertising
2 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.27%) Billing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (22.78%) Developer
3 12 (15.19%) Software Engineer
4 11 (13.92%) Software Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (8.86%) Analyst
7 5 (6.33%) Designer
7 5 (6.33%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (6.33%) Web Designer
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.06%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.06%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.06%) .NET Developer
9 3 (3.80%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (3.80%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.97%) .NET
2 23 (29.11%) ASP.NET
3 20 (25.32%) HTML
4 16 (20.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (17.72%) Web Services
6 13 (16.46%) XML
6 13 (16.46%) CSS
7 7 (8.86%) jQuery
8 6 (7.59%) Ajax
8 6 (7.59%) Silverlight
8 6 (7.59%) .NET Framework
9 5 (6.33%) JSON
9 5 (6.33%) XSLT
9 5 (6.33%) COM+
10 4 (5.06%) WCF
11 3 (3.80%) JDBC
12 1 (1.27%) LINQ
12 1 (1.27%) Qt
12 1 (1.27%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (1.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (29.11%) Clustering
2 7 (8.86%) Open Source
3 6 (7.59%) NHS
3 6 (7.59%) GIS
4 5 (6.33%) Graphic Design
4 5 (6.33%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.06%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.53%) EPoS
6 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.27%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.27%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Windows
2 19 (24.05%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.59%) Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (39.24%) ITIL
2 24 (30.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (26.58%) MVC
4 19 (24.05%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (24.05%) ITIL V3
5 17 (21.52%) Software Engineering
5 17 (21.52%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.25%) Web Development
7 12 (15.19%) OO
7 12 (15.19%) Unit Testing
8 11 (13.92%) Time Management
8 11 (13.92%) SOA
9 8 (10.13%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (10.13%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.86%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.86%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.33%) Use Case
11 5 (6.33%) Web Design
11 5 (6.33%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.44%) SQL
2 26 (32.91%) C#
3 12 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) C++
5 6 (7.59%) Java
5 6 (7.59%) C
6 5 (6.33%) PHP
7 1 (1.27%) X++
7 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.27%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (36.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (29.11%) SC Cleared
3 22 (27.85%) Degree
4 9 (11.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.59%) BC Cleared
5 6 (7.59%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (6.33%) MCAD
6 5 (6.33%) MCSD
7 4 (5.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.80%) MCDST
8 3 (3.80%) CCNA
8 3 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.27%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) HL7
1 3 (3.80%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.97%) Active Directory
2 24 (30.38%) VMware ESX
3 19 (24.05%) vSphere
4 8 (10.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (30.38%) NetBackup
2 21 (26.58%) Backup Exec
3 14 (17.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.33%) WSUS
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.27%) SCCM
6 1 (1.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.27%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (32.91%) VMware
2 25 (31.65%) Veritas
3 24 (30.38%) Sophos
4 22 (27.85%) Symantec
5 19 (24.05%) Citrix
6 17 (21.52%) Oracle
7 6 (7.59%) ESRI
8 5 (6.33%) Northgate
8 5 (6.33%) CommVault
9 3 (3.80%) Cisco
10 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.27%) IBM
11 1 (1.27%) SAP
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