The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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 County Antrim 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 42 34 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 23.46% 21.12% 32.07%
As % of the Vendors category 42.00% 42.50% 48.76%
Number of salaries quoted 21 31 32
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £20,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +81.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £14,144 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
County Antrim
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
100 80 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 55.87% 49.69% 65.76%
Number of salaries quoted 50 45 58
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £15,820
10% offered a salary of more than £46,250 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +3 42 £26,000 -30.66% 13
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 46 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 40 (50.00%) Windows
3 31 (38.75%) ITIL
4 30 (37.50%) .NET
4 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 29 (36.25%) Security Cleared
6 28 (35.00%) SQL
6 28 (35.00%) Firewall
7 27 (33.75%) DHCP
7 27 (33.75%) DNS
8 26 (32.50%) C#
8 26 (32.50%) VMware
9 25 (31.25%) MS Excel
9 25 (31.25%) Veritas
10 24 (30.00%) IIS
10 24 (30.00%) VMware ESX
10 24 (30.00%) Sophos
10 24 (30.00%) NetBackup
10 24 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (28.75%) Clustering
11 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
11 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
12 22 (27.50%) Degree
12 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
12 22 (27.50%) Symantec
13 21 (26.25%) MVC
13 21 (26.25%) Backup Exec
14 20 (25.00%) HTML
15 19 (23.75%) SAN
15 19 (23.75%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 24 (30.00%) IIS
2 15 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (17.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 25 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (35.00%) Firewall
2 27 (33.75%) DHCP
2 27 (33.75%) DNS
3 19 (23.75%) SAN
3 19 (23.75%) NAS
4 4 (5.00%) LAN
4 4 (5.00%) WAN
4 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (5.00%) Internet
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.50%) Network Security
6 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.25%) CTI
7 1 (1.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (57.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (22.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (16.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (8.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
2 16 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.25%) MSTest
3 5 (6.25%) NUnit
3 5 (6.25%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 6 (7.50%) Advertising
2 1 (1.25%) Billing
2 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) Developer
3 12 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) Software Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
5 9 (11.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (8.75%) Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Web Designer
7 5 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.00%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (37.50%) .NET
2 23 (28.75%) ASP.NET
3 20 (25.00%) HTML
4 16 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (17.50%) Web Services
6 13 (16.25%) XML
6 13 (16.25%) CSS
7 7 (8.75%) jQuery
8 6 (7.50%) Ajax
8 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.50%) Silverlight
9 5 (6.25%) JSON
9 5 (6.25%) XSLT
9 5 (6.25%) COM+
10 4 (5.00%) WCF
11 3 (3.75%) JDBC
12 1 (1.25%) LINQ
12 1 (1.25%) Qt
12 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 1 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (28.75%) Clustering
2 7 (8.75%) Open Source
3 6 (7.50%) NHS
3 6 (7.50%) GIS
4 5 (6.25%) Graphic Design
4 5 (6.25%) Digital Media
5 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.50%) EPoS
6 2 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.00%) Windows
2 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.50%) Linux
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (38.75%) ITIL
2 24 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (26.25%) MVC
4 19 (23.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 19 (23.75%) ITIL V3
5 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
5 17 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (20.00%) Web Development
7 12 (15.00%) OO
7 12 (15.00%) Unit Testing
8 11 (13.75%) Time Management
8 11 (13.75%) SOA
9 8 (10.00%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (10.00%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.75%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (6.25%) Use Case
11 5 (6.25%) Web Design
11 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 5 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (35.00%) SQL
2 26 (32.50%) C#
3 12 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.25%) C++
5 6 (7.50%) Java
5 6 (7.50%) C
6 5 (6.25%) PHP
7 1 (1.25%) X++
7 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.25%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 29 (36.25%) Security Cleared
2 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
3 22 (27.50%) Degree
4 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (7.50%) BC Cleared
5 6 (7.50%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (6.25%) MCAD
6 5 (6.25%) MCSD
7 4 (5.00%) CCNA
7 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.75%) MCDST
9 2 (2.50%) MCSE
10 1 (1.25%) CCNP
10 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) HL7
1 3 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 19 (23.75%) vSphere
4 8 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) NetBackup
2 21 (26.25%) Backup Exec
3 14 (17.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.25%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.25%) SCCM
6 1 (1.25%) SCOM
6 1 (1.25%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.25%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (32.50%) VMware
2 25 (31.25%) Veritas
3 24 (30.00%) Sophos
4 22 (27.50%) Symantec
5 19 (23.75%) Citrix
6 17 (21.25%) Oracle
7 6 (7.50%) ESRI
8 5 (6.25%) Northgate
8 5 (6.25%) CommVault
9 3 (3.75%) Cisco
10 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.25%) IBM
11 1 (1.25%) SAP
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £47000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £19000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago