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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 5 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 53 45 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.65% 25.71% 30.52%
As % of the Vendors category 45.30% 54.22% 44.19%
Number of salaries quoted 24 37 39
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 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
117 83 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.42% 47.43% 69.08%
Number of salaries quoted 53 52 72
Average salary £26,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,750 £16,250
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 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
County Antrim -1 46 £26,000 -31.57% 12
County Londonderry -3 5 £60,000 -
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 56 (56.57%) SQL Server
2 41 (41.41%) Windows
3 40 (40.40%) .NET
4 36 (36.36%) C#
5 35 (35.35%) SQL
5 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
6 33 (33.33%) Degree
6 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 31 (31.31%) Active Directory
7 31 (31.31%) ITIL
8 28 (28.28%) ASP.NET
8 28 (28.28%) Visual Studio
8 28 (28.28%) DHCP
8 28 (28.28%) DNS
8 28 (28.28%) Firewall
9 27 (27.27%) VMware
10 25 (25.25%) MVC
10 25 (25.25%) Veritas
11 24 (24.24%) IIS
11 24 (24.24%) HTML
11 24 (24.24%) VMware ESX
11 24 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 24 (24.24%) NetBackup
11 24 (24.24%) Sophos
12 23 (23.23%) Clustering
12 23 (23.23%) Oracle
12 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
12 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
13 22 (22.22%) Symantec
14 21 (21.21%) Backup Exec

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 24 (24.24%) IIS
2 16 (16.16%) MS Exchange
3 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (14.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (14.14%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.07%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (6.06%) WebSphere
7 4 (4.04%) Tomcat
7 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 35 (35.35%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.05%) MS Office
3 1 (1.01%) MS Project
3 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.28%) DHCP
1 28 (28.28%) DNS
1 28 (28.28%) Firewall
2 20 (20.20%) SAN
3 19 (19.19%) NAS
4 8 (8.08%) Internet
5 5 (5.05%) LAN
6 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.04%) WAN
7 3 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.02%) Network Security
8 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.01%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.01%) HTTP
9 1 (1.01%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (56.57%) SQL Server
2 19 (19.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (13.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 8 (8.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (4.04%) Relational Database
7 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 28 (28.28%) Visual Studio
2 18 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.05%) MSTest
3 5 (5.05%) NUnit
3 5 (5.05%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.01%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.01%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.01%) Subversion
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.01%) JMeter
General
1 8 (8.08%) Advertising
2 3 (3.03%) Finance
2 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Billing
Job Titles
1 26 (26.26%) Developer
2 19 (19.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 15 (15.15%) Software Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Consultant
7 5 (5.05%) Designer
7 5 (5.05%) Web Designer
7 5 (5.05%) .NET Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate
8 4 (4.04%) Implementation Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Integration Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate Software Developer
8 4 (4.04%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (40.40%) .NET
2 28 (28.28%) ASP.NET
3 24 (24.24%) HTML
4 20 (20.20%) Web Services
4 20 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 17 (17.17%) XML
5 17 (17.17%) CSS
6 11 (11.11%) jQuery
7 9 (9.09%) XSLT
8 6 (6.06%) Silverlight
8 6 (6.06%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.06%) Ajax
9 5 (5.05%) JSON
9 5 (5.05%) COM+
10 4 (4.04%) SOAP
10 4 (4.04%) WCF
10 4 (4.04%) YUI
11 3 (3.03%) JDBC
12 2 (2.02%) COM
13 1 (1.01%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.23%) Clustering
2 8 (8.08%) Computer Science
2 8 (8.08%) Open Source
3 6 (6.06%) NHS
3 6 (6.06%) GIS
4 5 (5.05%) Digital Media
4 5 (5.05%) Graphic Design
5 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.01%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) EPoS
7 1 (1.01%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 41 (41.41%) Windows
2 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.09%) Linux
6 8 (8.08%) UNIX
7 5 (5.05%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (31.31%) ITIL
2 25 (25.25%) MVC
3 24 (24.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (23.23%) Software Engineering
5 20 (20.20%) Web Development
6 19 (19.19%) ITIL V3
6 19 (19.19%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (19.19%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (13.13%) SOA
7 13 (13.13%) Time Management
8 12 (12.12%) Unit Testing
8 12 (12.12%) OO
9 9 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (8.08%) Compatibility Testing
10 8 (8.08%) Capacity Management
11 7 (7.07%) Integration Testing
12 5 (5.05%) Use Case
12 5 (5.05%) UML
12 5 (5.05%) OOP
12 5 (5.05%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.36%) C#
2 35 (35.35%) SQL
3 17 (17.17%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.11%) Java
5 9 (9.09%) C++
6 6 (6.06%) C
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 1 (1.01%) X++
8 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.01%) Python
8 1 (1.01%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) Degree
1 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 23 (23.23%) SC Cleared
3 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.06%) BC Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (5.05%) MCAD
5 5 (5.05%) MCSD
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.04%) CCNA
6 4 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.03%) MCDST
8 2 (2.02%) MCSE
9 1 (1.01%) MCTS
9 1 (1.01%) MCITP
9 1 (1.01%) MCSA
9 1 (1.01%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.03%) QA
1 3 (3.03%) HL7
System Software
1 31 (31.31%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.24%) VMware ESX
3 20 (20.20%) vSphere
4 8 (8.08%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.02%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.01%) XenApp
6 1 (1.01%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (24.24%) NetBackup
2 21 (21.21%) Backup Exec
3 14 (14.14%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.05%) WSUS
5 3 (3.03%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.01%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.01%) SCCM
6 1 (1.01%) SCOM
6 1 (1.01%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 27 (27.27%) VMware
2 25 (25.25%) Veritas
3 24 (24.24%) Sophos
4 23 (23.23%) Oracle
5 22 (22.22%) Symantec
6 20 (20.20%) Citrix
7 6 (6.06%) ESRI
8 5 (5.05%) Northgate
8 5 (5.05%) CommVault
9 4 (4.04%) Cisco
9 4 (4.04%) JBoss
10 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.02%) IBM
11 2 (2.02%) HP
11 2 (2.02%) SAP
12 1 (1.01%) Actimize
12 1 (1.01%) Compaq
12 1 (1.01%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.01%) Ab Initio
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