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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 45 40 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 31.91% 26.49% 29.24%
As % of the Vendors category 46.88% 60.61% 41.32%
Number of salaries quoted 19 37 40
Average salary £26,000 £38,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,800 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £36,400
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
96 66 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 68.09% 43.71% 70.76%
Number of salaries quoted 37 51 71
Average salary £26,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.57% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,650 £16,250
10% offered a salary of more than £35,900 £57,500 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 2 September 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 2 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 52 (59.77%) SQL Server
2 41 (47.13%) Windows
3 35 (40.23%) SQL
4 32 (36.78%) .NET
5 31 (35.63%) ITIL
5 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
6 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
6 30 (34.48%) Degree
7 29 (33.33%) C#
8 28 (32.18%) DHCP
8 28 (32.18%) DNS
9 27 (31.03%) Firewall
9 27 (31.03%) VMware
9 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
10 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
11 25 (28.74%) Veritas
12 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
12 24 (27.59%) IIS
12 24 (27.59%) VMware ESX
12 24 (27.59%) NetBackup
12 24 (27.59%) MVC
12 24 (27.59%) Sophos
12 24 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
12 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
13 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
13 23 (26.44%) Clustering
13 23 (26.44%) HTML
14 22 (25.29%) Oracle
14 22 (25.29%) Symantec
15 21 (24.14%) Backup Exec

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (27.59%) IIS
2 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.20%) WebSphere
5 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 30 (34.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.45%) MS Office
3 2 (2.30%) MS Project
3 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) DHCP
1 28 (32.18%) DNS
2 27 (31.03%) Firewall
3 20 (22.99%) SAN
4 19 (21.84%) NAS
5 9 (10.34%) Internet
6 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.45%) LAN
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.30%) Network Security
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.30%) WAN
9 1 (1.15%) HTTP
9 1 (1.15%) CTI
9 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (59.77%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (14.94%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 19 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.75%) MSTest
3 5 (5.75%) Rational Rose
3 5 (5.75%) NUnit
4 2 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
General
1 6 (6.90%) Advertising
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
3 1 (1.15%) Law
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Software Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (19.54%) Developer
4 11 (12.64%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Developer
5 9 (10.34%) Senior Software Developer
6 8 (9.20%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Analyst
6 8 (9.20%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Web Designer
7 5 (5.75%) Implementation Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Designer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (36.78%) .NET
2 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 23 (26.44%) HTML
4 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 19 (21.84%) Web Services
6 16 (18.39%) CSS
7 15 (17.24%) XML
8 12 (13.79%) jQuery
9 10 (11.49%) XSLT
10 6 (6.90%) Ajax
10 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.75%) JSON
11 5 (5.75%) COM+
11 5 (5.75%) SOAP
11 5 (5.75%) YUI
12 4 (4.60%) WCF
12 4 (4.60%) Silverlight
13 3 (3.45%) JDBC
14 1 (1.15%) COM
14 1 (1.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.44%) Clustering
2 8 (9.20%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.90%) NHS
4 5 (5.75%) Graphic Design
4 5 (5.75%) Digital Media
5 4 (4.60%) Open Source
5 4 (4.60%) GIS
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.15%) EPoS
7 1 (1.15%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.15%) IVR
7 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.15%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (47.13%) Windows
2 19 (21.84%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (14.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.34%) Linux
6 8 (9.20%) UNIX
7 5 (5.75%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (35.63%) ITIL
2 24 (27.59%) Disaster Recovery
2 24 (27.59%) MVC
2 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
3 21 (24.14%) Web Development
4 20 (22.99%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (21.84%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 19 (21.84%) ITIL V3
6 14 (16.09%) Time Management
7 11 (12.64%) SOA
8 10 (11.49%) OO
8 10 (11.49%) Unit Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (9.20%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.05%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
11 5 (5.75%) UML
11 5 (5.75%) OOP
11 5 (5.75%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.23%) SQL
2 29 (33.33%) C#
3 17 (19.54%) JavaScript
4 12 (13.79%) Java
5 9 (10.34%) C++
6 6 (6.90%) C
7 5 (5.75%) PHP
8 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.15%) VB
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 30 (34.48%) Degree
2 27 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 23 (26.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.75%) MCAD
5 5 (5.75%) MCSD
6 4 (4.60%) BC Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.45%) CCNA
7 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (3.45%) MCDST
8 1 (1.15%) MCTS
8 1 (1.15%) MCITP
8 1 (1.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
1 3 (3.45%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (35.63%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.59%) VMware ESX
3 20 (22.99%) vSphere
4 8 (9.20%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (27.59%) NetBackup
2 21 (24.14%) Backup Exec
3 14 (16.09%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.75%) WSUS
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.15%) SCCM
6 1 (1.15%) SCOM
6 1 (1.15%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.15%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 27 (31.03%) VMware
2 25 (28.74%) Veritas
3 24 (27.59%) Sophos
4 22 (25.29%) Symantec
4 22 (25.29%) Oracle
5 20 (22.99%) Citrix
6 5 (5.75%) CommVault
6 5 (5.75%) JBoss
6 5 (5.75%) Northgate
7 4 (4.60%) Cisco
7 4 (4.60%) ESRI
8 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.30%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.30%) Actimize
10 1 (1.15%) HP
10 1 (1.15%) Compaq
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
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