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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 1 15 2
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 49 22 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 35.00% 17.74% 29.37%
As % of the Vendors category 72.06% 22.92% 44.21%
Number of salaries quoted 44 18 29
Median salary £35,000 £30,750 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.82% +16.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,750 £42,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £38,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
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
68 96 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 48.57% 77.42% 66.43%
Number of salaries quoted 62 37 62
Median salary £38,000 £39,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.56% +47.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,850 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.55% +4.62%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 38 (46.91%) .NET
2 37 (45.68%) SharePoint
3 34 (41.98%) C#
4 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
5 30 (37.04%) QA
6 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
7 27 (33.33%) Degree
8 21 (25.93%) Service Delivery
9 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET
9 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
10 19 (23.46%) CSS
10 19 (23.46%) HTML
10 19 (23.46%) Office 365
11 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
12 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
13 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
13 16 (19.75%) VMware
13 16 (19.75%) Citrix
13 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
14 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
14 15 (18.52%) HTML5
14 15 (18.52%) .NET Framework
15 14 (17.28%) Windows
16 13 (16.05%) SQL
16 13 (16.05%) WCF
17 12 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
18 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
19 10 (12.35%) CSS3
19 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (45.68%) SharePoint
2 12 (14.81%) BizTalk Server
3 9 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.70%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.47%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.23%) CMS
9 1 (1.23%) Sitefinity
9 1 (1.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 31 (38.27%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.70%) Maximo
3 2 (2.47%) assyst
4 1 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.46%) Office 365
2 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (6.17%) IaaS
3 5 (6.17%) OneDrive
3 5 (6.17%) PaaS
3 5 (6.17%) SaaS
3 5 (6.17%) Yammer
4 4 (4.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.64%) SAN
2 5 (6.17%) Firewall
3 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.94%) Wireless
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco Wireless
4 3 (3.70%) DMZ
4 3 (3.70%) Internet
4 3 (3.70%) LAN
4 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
4 3 (3.70%) VPN
4 3 (3.70%) WAN
5 2 (2.47%) Network Security
5 2 (2.47%) Skype
6 1 (1.23%) DHCP
6 1 (1.23%) DNS
6 1 (1.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (34.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) EDRMS
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (2.47%) IDOL
6 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.11%) Selenium
1 9 (11.11%) SpecFlow
2 7 (8.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.70%) JDeveloper
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.23%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (7.41%) Finance
1 6 (7.41%) Legal
2 5 (6.17%) Back Office
3 4 (4.94%) Marketing
3 4 (4.94%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 3 (3.70%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.22%) Consultant
1 18 (22.22%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) .NET Developer
3 10 (12.35%) QA Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Quality Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
5 7 (8.64%) Analyst
6 5 (6.17%) Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Cloud Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Consultant
6 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Business Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Manual Tester
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Product Manager
7 4 (4.94%) QA Manual Tester
7 4 (4.94%) QA Tester
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (46.91%) .NET
2 20 (24.69%) ASP.NET
3 19 (23.46%) CSS
3 19 (23.46%) HTML
4 15 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 15 (18.52%) HTML5
5 13 (16.05%) WCF
6 10 (12.35%) CSS3
7 9 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
7 9 (11.11%) Web Services
7 9 (11.11%) XML
8 3 (3.70%) Middleware
9 2 (2.47%) Ajax
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (2.47%) Entity Framework
9 2 (2.47%) Java EE
9 2 (2.47%) LINQ
10 1 (1.23%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.23%) jQuery
10 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.64%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.41%) Replication
4 5 (6.17%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (4.94%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.47%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.23%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Windows
2 10 (12.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (9.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (6.17%) Unix
6 2 (2.47%) NetWare
7 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.93%) Service Delivery
2 17 (20.99%) Software Engineering
3 16 (19.75%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (19.75%) Mentoring
4 11 (13.58%) Unit Testing
5 10 (12.35%) Issue Tracking
5 10 (12.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (11.11%) Presales
6 9 (11.11%) Validation
7 8 (9.88%) ITIL
7 8 (9.88%) Risk Management
8 7 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Data Migration
9 6 (7.41%) Information Management
9 6 (7.41%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.41%) Migration
9 6 (7.41%) Refactoring
9 6 (7.41%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.98%) C#
2 13 (16.05%) SQL
3 9 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 9 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.17%) Java
5 4 (4.94%) VB
6 3 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.70%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.70%) VBScript
7 2 (2.47%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.23%) VB6
Qualifications
1 27 (33.33%) Degree
2 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
3 16 (19.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) ISEB
5 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (6.17%) MCSE
7 3 (3.70%) MCITP
7 3 (3.70%) MCP
7 3 (3.70%) MCSA
7 3 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.47%) CCNA
8 2 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.47%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (2.47%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.47%) EMC Certification
8 2 (2.47%) Postgraduate
8 2 (2.47%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (37.04%) QA
2 6 (7.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.88%) XenApp
4 6 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 5 (6.17%) VMware ESX
5 5 (6.17%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 3 (3.70%) Firmware
7 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
1 8 (9.88%) SCOM
2 3 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) MOM
3 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 16 (19.75%) Citrix
1 16 (19.75%) VMware
2 7 (8.64%) Oracle
3 6 (7.41%) Cisco
4 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 3 (3.70%) EMC
4 3 (3.70%) Tandberg
5 2 (2.47%) Adobe
5 2 (2.47%) CommVault
5 2 (2.47%) Dell
5 2 (2.47%) HP
5 2 (2.47%) IBM
5 2 (2.47%) Kofax
5 2 (2.47%) Novell
5 2 (2.47%) OpenText
5 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.47%) Sun
6 1 (1.23%) EPiServer
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