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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 2 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +11
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 20 38 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 16.53% 28.36% 15.56%
As % of the Vendors category 24.10% 46.91% 34.71%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 28
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -22.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,000 £14,144
10% offered a salary of more than £38,800 £39,000 £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
83 81 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in County Antrim 68.60% 60.45% 44.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 49 78
Average salary £37,500 £26,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.50% -37.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,350 £22,375
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
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 6 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 6 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 -12 20 £30,000 +13.20% 11
Microsoft
Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 6 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 15 (55.56%) C#
2 13 (48.15%) .NET
3 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 11 (40.74%) Project Management
4 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
4 11 (40.74%) CSS
5 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
5 10 (37.04%) Oracle
5 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
5 10 (37.04%) HTML5
6 9 (33.33%) Web Services
6 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (29.63%) Degree
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
8 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
8 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
8 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
8 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (25.93%) TDD
8 7 (25.93%) MVC
8 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
9 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (22.22%) BDD
9 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (22.22%) Open Source
9 6 (22.22%) Firewall
9 6 (22.22%) NUnit

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 8 (29.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) SAS
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.70%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.70%) Kentico
3 1 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 10 (37.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (14.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
3 2 (7.41%) Network Security
3 2 (7.41%) LAN
3 2 (7.41%) WAN
4 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.70%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.70%) QlikView
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (22.22%) NUnit
1 6 (22.22%) Subversion
1 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (22.22%) AWS Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Graduate
4 3 (11.11%) Software Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior
5 2 (7.41%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Junior C# Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Graduate Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Graduate C# Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) CMS Developer
6 1 (3.70%) EPoS Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) EPoS Field Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (48.15%) .NET
2 12 (44.44%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 10 (37.04%) ASP.NET
4 10 (37.04%) HTML5
5 9 (33.33%) Web Services
6 7 (25.93%) .NET Framework
6 7 (25.93%) Entity Framework
6 7 (25.93%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
8 1 (3.70%) CSS3
8 1 (3.70%) D3.js
8 1 (3.70%) Java EE
8 1 (3.70%) WCF
8 1 (3.70%) COM
8 1 (3.70%) XML
8 1 (3.70%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Open Source
2 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.11%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.41%) Physics
4 2 (7.41%) Chemistry
4 2 (7.41%) Psychology
4 2 (7.41%) GIS
4 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.41%) Economics
4 2 (7.41%) Statistics
4 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.70%) iPhone
5 1 (3.70%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.70%) iPad
5 1 (3.70%) User Experience
5 1 (3.70%) EPoS
5 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.41%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Project Management
2 9 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (25.93%) MVC
3 7 (25.93%) Configuration Management
3 7 (25.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) TDD
3 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (22.22%) BDD
4 6 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) Scrum
5 2 (7.41%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Operations Research
5 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Web Application Development
6 1 (3.70%) Line Management
6 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) C#
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 5 (18.52%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) C++
6 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.81%) MCITP
3 2 (7.41%) MCTS
3 2 (7.41%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) MCSA
3 2 (7.41%) CCNA
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) Terminal Services
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) XenApp
2 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Oracle
2 4 (14.81%) Cisco
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
3 3 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (7.41%) Symantec
4 2 (7.41%) IBM
4 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
4 2 (7.41%) SAP
4 2 (7.41%) Acronis
5 1 (3.70%) Tableau
5 1 (3.70%) EMC
5 1 (3.70%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.70%) Sitecore
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