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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 41 45 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 32.80% 30.61% 27.75%
As % of the Vendors category 51.25% 67.16% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 17 39 37
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,400 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £47,500 £35,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
80 67 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 64.00% 45.58% 74.01%
Number of salaries quoted 26 55 71
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 17 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 51 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 40 (47.06%) Windows
3 33 (38.82%) SQL
4 31 (36.47%) .NET
5 30 (35.29%) ITIL
5 30 (35.29%) Active Directory
5 30 (35.29%) Degree
6 28 (32.94%) C#
6 28 (32.94%) MS Excel
6 28 (32.94%) DHCP
6 28 (32.94%) DNS
7 27 (31.76%) Firewall
7 27 (31.76%) VMware
8 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
8 25 (29.41%) Veritas
8 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
8 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
9 24 (28.24%) IIS
9 24 (28.24%) Sophos
9 24 (28.24%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (28.24%) VMware ESX
9 24 (28.24%) NetBackup
9 24 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
10 23 (27.06%) Clustering
10 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (27.06%) SC Cleared
11 22 (25.88%) Visual Studio
11 22 (25.88%) Symantec
11 22 (25.88%) MVC
12 21 (24.71%) HTML

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 (28.24%) IIS
2 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.41%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
5 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (32.94%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.53%) MS Office
3 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.35%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.94%) DHCP
1 28 (32.94%) DNS
2 27 (31.76%) Firewall
3 20 (23.53%) SAN
4 19 (22.35%) NAS
5 9 (10.59%) Internet
6 4 (4.71%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.53%) LAN
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.35%) Network Security
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.35%) WAN
9 1 (1.18%) HTTP
9 1 (1.18%) CTI
9 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 18 (21.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.29%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Visual Studio
2 19 (22.35%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.88%) MSTest
3 5 (5.88%) Rational Rose
3 5 (5.88%) NUnit
4 2 (2.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.18%) Subversion
5 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 5 (5.88%) Advertising
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
3 1 (1.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Software Engineer
2 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (17.65%) Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.59%) Consultant
5 9 (10.59%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (9.41%) Senior Software Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (5.88%) Integration Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
8 5 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Web Designer
9 4 (4.71%) Services Delivery Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Service Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (36.47%) .NET
2 25 (29.41%) ASP.NET
3 21 (24.71%) HTML
3 21 (24.71%) ASP.NET MVC
4 17 (20.00%) Web Services
5 14 (16.47%) CSS
6 13 (15.29%) XML
7 12 (14.12%) jQuery
8 10 (11.76%) XSLT
9 6 (7.06%) Ajax
9 6 (7.06%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.88%) JSON
10 5 (5.88%) COM+
10 5 (5.88%) SOAP
10 5 (5.88%) YUI
11 4 (4.71%) WCF
12 3 (3.53%) JDBC
13 2 (2.35%) J2EE
13 2 (2.35%) Silverlight
14 1 (1.18%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (28.24%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (27.06%) Clustering
3 9 (10.59%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.06%) NHS
4 6 (7.06%) User Experience
5 4 (4.71%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.71%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.35%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.35%) GIS
6 2 (2.35%) Open Source
7 1 (1.18%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.18%) Physics
7 1 (1.18%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.18%) Biology
7 1 (1.18%) IVR
7 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.18%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.06%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.59%) Linux
6 8 (9.41%) UNIX
7 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (35.29%) ITIL
2 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
3 24 (28.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (27.06%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (25.88%) MVC
6 21 (24.71%) Web Development
7 19 (22.35%) ITIL V3
7 19 (22.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 14 (16.47%) Time Management
9 9 (10.59%) SOA
10 8 (9.41%) OO
10 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
10 8 (9.41%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (9.41%) Unit Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.88%) UML
12 5 (5.88%) OOP
12 5 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
12 5 (5.88%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (38.82%) SQL
2 28 (32.94%) C#
3 16 (18.82%) JavaScript
4 13 (15.29%) Java
5 9 (10.59%) C++
6 6 (7.06%) C
7 4 (4.71%) PHP
8 2 (2.35%) PL/SQL
8 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.18%) X++
9 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (35.29%) Degree
2 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 23 (27.06%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.88%) MCAD
5 5 (5.88%) MCSD
6 4 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.53%) CCNA
7 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.35%) MCDST
8 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.35%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.18%) MCTS
9 1 (1.18%) MCITP
9 1 (1.18%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
1 3 (3.53%) HL7
System Software
1 30 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.24%) VMware ESX
3 20 (23.53%) vSphere
4 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (28.24%) NetBackup
2 21 (24.71%) Backup Exec
3 14 (16.47%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.88%) WSUS
5 3 (3.53%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.18%) SCCM
6 1 (1.18%) SCOM
6 1 (1.18%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.18%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (31.76%) VMware
2 25 (29.41%) Veritas
3 24 (28.24%) Sophos
4 22 (25.88%) Symantec
5 20 (23.53%) Oracle
5 20 (23.53%) Citrix
6 5 (5.88%) CommVault
6 5 (5.88%) JBoss
6 5 (5.88%) Northgate
7 4 (4.71%) Cisco
8 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.35%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.35%) ESRI
9 2 (2.35%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.35%) Actimize
10 1 (1.18%) HP
10 1 (1.18%) Compaq
10 1 (1.18%) SAP
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago