The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the County Antrim region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 18 1 8
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 23 45 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 15.86% 30.20% 16.19%
As % of the Vendors category 22.33% 50.00% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 18 31 30
Average salary £29,250 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.37% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,050 £21,000 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £38,600 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the County Antrim region.

Vendors Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
103 90 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 71.03% 60.40% 48.58%
Number of salaries quoted 32 57 69
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% -39.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the County Antrim region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft
Salary Trend in County Antrim

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the County Antrim region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in County Antrim

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in County Antrim

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in County Antrim

Microsoft
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the County Antrim region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast -17 23 £29,250 +10.37% 6
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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 17 (51.52%) C#
2 15 (45.45%) HTML
2 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (45.45%) Project Management
3 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
4 12 (36.36%) Oracle
5 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 11 (33.33%) Windows
6 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
6 10 (30.30%) HTML5
7 9 (27.27%) Web Services
7 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 9 (27.27%) Degree
8 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
9 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
9 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (21.21%) TDD
9 7 (21.21%) Firewall
9 7 (21.21%) MVC
9 7 (21.21%) Cisco
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.21%) Java
9 7 (21.21%) MS Office
9 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
9 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
9 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the County Antrim 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 9 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) SAS
3 2 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.03%) Kentico
4 1 (3.03%) CMS
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) MS Excel
2 7 (21.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Firewall
2 4 (12.12%) DHCP
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.03%) Broadband
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) VoIP
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (45.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.03%) QlikView
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 6 (18.18%) NUnit
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
2 1 (3.03%) Xcode
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (36.36%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) AWS Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Graduate
3 4 (12.12%) Service Desk Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior
5 2 (6.06%) C# Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Junior Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Graduate C# Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (45.45%) HTML
1 15 (45.45%) .NET
2 14 (42.42%) CSS
3 10 (30.30%) ASP.NET
3 10 (30.30%) HTML5
4 9 (27.27%) Web Services
5 7 (21.21%) .NET Framework
5 7 (21.21%) Entity Framework
5 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (6.06%) jQuery
7 1 (3.03%) CSS3
7 1 (3.03%) D3.js
7 1 (3.03%) Java EE
7 1 (3.03%) WCF
7 1 (3.03%) COM
7 1 (3.03%) XML
7 1 (3.03%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (15.15%) Mathematics
3 4 (12.12%) Physics
3 4 (12.12%) Chemistry
3 4 (12.12%) Psychology
3 4 (12.12%) Statistics
3 4 (12.12%) Economics
3 4 (12.12%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.12%) GIS
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.03%) User Experience
5 1 (3.03%) iPhone
5 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.03%) iPad
5 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.03%) EPoS
5 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.03%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (45.45%) Project Management
2 11 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (21.21%) TDD
3 7 (21.21%) MVC
3 7 (21.21%) Unit Testing
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (18.18%) BDD
4 6 (18.18%) Open Source
4 6 (18.18%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (12.12%) Operations Research
5 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) Time Management
6 3 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
8 1 (3.03%) SDLC
8 1 (3.03%) Converged Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 17 (51.52%) C#
2 11 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 5 (15.15%) Python
4 5 (15.15%) SQL
5 4 (12.12%) C++
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) VB
6 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (18.18%) MCITP
4 4 (12.12%) MCSE
4 4 (12.12%) MCSA
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.12%) CCNA
5 3 (9.09%) MCTS
6 2 (6.06%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.03%) CCNP
7 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.03%) EMC Certification
7 1 (3.03%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 1 (3.03%) XenServer
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Oracle
2 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) SAP
4 4 (12.12%) Business Objects
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) Tableau
7 1 (3.03%) EPiServer
7 1 (3.03%) Sitecore
7 1 (3.03%) Acronis
7 1 (3.03%) Symantec
7 1 (3.03%) Apple
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