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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 12 4
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 36 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 23.74% 13.09% 23.08%
As % of the Vendors category 42.31% 30.51% 51.82%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 30
Average salary £26,500 £34,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.62% +8.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £19,550 £14,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £47,000 £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
78 118 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 56.12% 42.91% 44.53%
Number of salaries quoted 47 81 44
Average salary £26,500 £40,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.56% +24.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £14,000 £20,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
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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 18 April 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 48 (56.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (41.18%) SQL
3 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
4 32 (37.65%) .NET
5 31 (36.47%) HTML
5 31 (36.47%) Windows
6 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 29 (34.12%) Security Cleared
7 29 (34.12%) CSS
8 28 (32.94%) C#
8 28 (32.94%) SharePoint
9 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
10 26 (30.59%) VMware
10 26 (30.59%) Web Services
10 26 (30.59%) XML
11 24 (28.24%) Oracle
11 24 (28.24%) ASP.NET
11 24 (28.24%) OO
11 24 (28.24%) SOA
11 24 (28.24%) Open Source
12 23 (27.06%) DNS
12 23 (27.06%) Visual Studio
13 22 (25.88%) GIS
13 22 (25.88%) ESRI
13 22 (25.88%) Silverlight
14 21 (24.71%) ITIL
15 19 (22.35%) DHCP
15 19 (22.35%) Citrix
15 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (21.18%) BC Cleared

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 28 (32.94%) SharePoint
2 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.24%) IIS
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (2.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) DNS
2 19 (22.35%) DHCP
3 11 (12.94%) LAN
4 10 (11.76%) Firewall
4 10 (11.76%) SAN
5 8 (9.41%) WAN
6 7 (8.24%) NAS
7 6 (7.06%) TCP/IP
7 6 (7.06%) VPN
7 6 (7.06%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (7.06%) iSCSI
7 6 (7.06%) VLAN
8 5 (5.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (56.47%) SQL Server
2 30 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (15.29%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (12.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2005
6 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (5.88%) OLAP
8 2 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.35%) MySQL
8 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (27.06%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 3 (3.53%) NUnit
3 3 (3.53%) Wise Package Studio
3 3 (3.53%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.18%) MSTest
4 1 (1.18%) Rhino Mocks
4 1 (1.18%) Moq
General
1 6 (7.06%) Local Government
2 5 (5.88%) Advertising
3 4 (4.71%) Finance
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Developer
2 18 (21.18%) .NET Developer
3 11 (12.94%) DBA
3 11 (12.94%) SQL DBA
4 9 (10.59%) Senior Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Analyst
6 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (8.24%) Team Leader
7 6 (7.06%) Senior .NET Developer
7 6 (7.06%) Administrator
7 6 (7.06%) .NET Team Leader
8 5 (5.88%) Designer
8 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Web Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.53%) Consultant
10 3 (3.53%) Development Specialist
10 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.65%) .NET
2 31 (36.47%) HTML
3 29 (34.12%) CSS
4 26 (30.59%) Web Services
4 26 (30.59%) XML
5 24 (28.24%) ASP.NET
6 22 (25.88%) Silverlight
7 5 (5.88%) MDX
8 3 (3.53%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.53%) WCF
9 2 (2.35%) JDBC
10 1 (1.18%) jQuery
10 1 (1.18%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.18%) JSON
10 1 (1.18%) RESTful
10 1 (1.18%) HTML5
10 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC 4
10 1 (1.18%) Unity DI Container
10 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.24%) Open Source
2 22 (25.88%) GIS
3 15 (17.65%) Clustering
4 7 (8.24%) Computer Science
5 6 (7.06%) EqualLogic
6 5 (5.88%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (5.88%) Graphic Design
6 5 (5.88%) Digital Media
7 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.35%) EPoS
8 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
9 1 (1.18%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.18%) Physics
9 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (12.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (10.59%) Linux
5 7 (8.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (5.88%) UNIX
8 3 (3.53%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.18%) Solaris
9 1 (1.18%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) OO
1 24 (28.24%) SOA
2 21 (24.71%) ITIL
3 18 (21.18%) Unit Testing
3 18 (21.18%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (12.94%) MVC
5 10 (11.76%) Capacity Management
6 9 (10.59%) Project Management
7 7 (8.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 7 (8.24%) ITIL V3
7 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.06%) Migration
8 6 (7.06%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.06%) Server Monitoring
8 6 (7.06%) Database Tuning
8 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.88%) Data Protection
9 5 (5.88%) Data Architecture
9 5 (5.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) SQL
2 28 (32.94%) C#
3 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.88%) Java
4 5 (5.88%) PHP
5 3 (3.53%) VBScript
6 2 (2.35%) C++
6 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.18%) Perl
7 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (34.12%) Security Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) BC Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) CTC Cleared
2 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (18.82%) Degree
4 8 (9.41%) MCSA
5 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.71%) MCSE
6 4 (4.71%) MCDST
7 3 (3.53%) MCITP
7 3 (3.53%) MCP
8 2 (2.35%) MCTS
9 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.35%) HL7
4 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (31.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.82%) vSphere
4 10 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 15 (17.65%) SCOM
3 14 (16.47%) Backup Exec
4 8 (9.41%) SCCM
5 4 (4.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.53%) WSUS
7 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.18%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (30.59%) VMware
2 24 (28.24%) Oracle
3 22 (25.88%) ESRI
4 19 (22.35%) Citrix
5 12 (14.12%) HP
6 11 (12.94%) Veritas
6 11 (12.94%) Symantec
7 7 (8.24%) Sophos
8 6 (7.06%) Dell
8 6 (7.06%) NetApp
9 4 (4.71%) Altiris
10 3 (3.53%) Infoblox
10 3 (3.53%) Cisco
11 2 (2.35%) IBM
11 2 (2.35%) Compaq
11 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.35%) Splunk
12 1 (1.18%) SAP
12 1 (1.18%) Apple
12 1 (1.18%) CommVault
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