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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 2 13
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 19 37 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 15.97% 28.91% 15.22%
As % of the Vendors category 23.46% 47.44% 33.87%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 27
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £39,000 £47,500
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
81 78 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 68.07% 60.94% 44.93%
Number of salaries quoted 32 45 80
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% -34.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £19,375
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 14 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (42.86%) .NET
3 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
4 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 10 (35.71%) CSS
4 10 (35.71%) Project Management
4 10 (35.71%) HTML5
5 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
5 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 9 (32.14%) Oracle
6 8 (28.57%) Windows
6 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 8 (28.57%) Degree
7 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
7 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
7 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (25.00%) TDD
7 7 (25.00%) MVC
7 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
8 6 (21.43%) Open Source
8 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (21.43%) BDD
8 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
8 6 (21.43%) Firewall
8 6 (21.43%) NUnit

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
4 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
1 6 (21.43%) NUnit
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (42.86%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) AWS Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Graduate
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Graduate C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) CMS Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Citrix Specialist
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) CSS
3 10 (35.71%) HTML5
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
5 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
5 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) Java EE
7 1 (3.57%) WCF
7 1 (3.57%) Flash
7 1 (3.57%) XML
7 1 (3.57%) COM
7 1 (3.57%) CSS3
7 1 (3.57%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Open Source
2 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) Physics
4 1 (3.57%) Chemistry
4 1 (3.57%) Psychology
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Economics
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) GIS
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Project Management
2 8 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) TDD
3 7 (25.00%) MVC
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (21.43%) BDD
4 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.14%) Time Management
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (3.57%) Operations Research
6 1 (3.57%) Web Development
6 1 (3.57%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 4 (14.29%) Java
5 2 (7.14%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) C++
6 1 (3.57%) VB
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (28.57%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) MCSA
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 9 (32.14%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Acronis
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) Business Objects
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau
5 1 (3.57%) EPiServer
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