The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 13 6 13
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 11 41 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.09% 20.60% 13.33%
As % of the Vendors category 23.40% 42.27% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 11 20 16
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £50,000 £37,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
UK

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

Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
47 97 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 51.65% 48.74% 42.22%
Number of salaries quoted 27 60 62
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Microsoft Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
County Antrim +2 10 £34,000 -2.85% 8
County Tyrone 0 1 £32,500 +4.00%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
3 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (28.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
4 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) .NET
5 5 (20.00%) HTML
5 5 (20.00%) CSS
5 5 (20.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (16.00%) HTML5
6 4 (16.00%) Firewall
6 4 (16.00%) MVC
6 4 (16.00%) Finance
6 4 (16.00%) Web Services
6 4 (16.00%) Windows
6 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (12.00%) Oracle
7 3 (12.00%) MS Office
7 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
7 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (12.00%) WAN
7 3 (12.00%) SLA

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Kentico
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (36.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 1 (4.00%) VPN
3 1 (4.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) VoIP
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) OLTP
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) NUnit
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Graduate
3 3 (12.00%) Architect
3 3 (12.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
5 1 (4.00%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS Field Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) ASP.NET
1 6 (24.00%) .NET
2 5 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (20.00%) CSS
3 4 (16.00%) Web Services
3 4 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (16.00%) HTML5
4 3 (12.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.00%) WCF
5 1 (4.00%) jQuery
5 1 (4.00%) CSS3
5 1 (4.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (12.00%) Open Source
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (4.00%) Physics
3 1 (4.00%) Chemistry
3 1 (4.00%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 7 (28.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) MVC
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (12.00%) TDD
4 3 (12.00%) Scrum
4 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (12.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (12.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
5 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (8.00%) Data Management
5 2 (8.00%) Web Development
5 2 (8.00%) Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.00%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) C#
2 6 (24.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (4.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Symantec
2 2 (8.00%) Acronis
3 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco
3 1 (4.00%) Citrix
3 1 (4.00%) Juniper
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