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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 6 15 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 10 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.92% 9.09% 25.73%
As % of the Vendors category 51.61% 21.74% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 30
Average salary £37,500 £31,250 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,400 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £39,100 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,522 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.72% -
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
62 46 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 42.47% 41.82% 51.46%
Number of salaries quoted 44 25 71
Average salary £36,250 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,500 £22,600
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +9 29 £37,500 +25.00% 18
County Londonderry - 1 £32,500 - 1
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 28 (56.00%) C#
2 27 (54.00%) HTML
2 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 27 (54.00%) .NET
3 25 (50.00%) CSS
4 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET
5 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
5 17 (34.00%) HTML5
6 16 (32.00%) .NET Framework
7 14 (28.00%) SQL
7 14 (28.00%) Windows
8 13 (26.00%) MVC
9 12 (24.00%) XML
9 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
9 12 (24.00%) WCF
10 11 (22.00%) Unit Testing
10 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
11 10 (20.00%) Web Services
11 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 10 (20.00%) QA
12 9 (18.00%) Degree
13 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (16.00%) MS Office
13 8 (16.00%) Finance
14 7 (14.00%) BizTalk Server
14 7 (14.00%) Oracle
14 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 7 (14.00%) CSS3
14 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
15 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 7 (14.00%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 2 (4.00%) JBoss
3 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (16.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Office 365
2 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) SAN
2 2 (4.00%) LAN
2 2 (4.00%) WAN
2 2 (4.00%) Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (2.00%) DMZ
3 1 (2.00%) Firewall
3 1 (2.00%) Internet
3 1 (2.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.00%) VPN
3 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (54.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.00%) MySQL
5 2 (4.00%) Hazelcast
5 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Redis
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.00%) Selenium
3 2 (4.00%) Ant
3 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
3 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.00%) Gradle
3 2 (4.00%) Hudson
3 2 (4.00%) IntelliJ
3 2 (4.00%) JBehave
3 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.00%) JUnit
3 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
3 2 (4.00%) Maven
3 2 (4.00%) Mockito
3 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
3 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (16.00%) Finance
2 6 (12.00%) Advertising
3 2 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.00%) C# Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Consultant
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Transformation Manager
7 4 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Java Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Project Manager
9 2 (4.00%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (54.00%) .NET
1 27 (54.00%) HTML
2 25 (50.00%) CSS
3 24 (48.00%) ASP.NET
4 17 (34.00%) HTML5
5 16 (32.00%) .NET Framework
6 12 (24.00%) WCF
6 12 (24.00%) XML
7 10 (20.00%) Web Services
8 7 (14.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (14.00%) CSS3
9 6 (12.00%) Apache Cordova
9 6 (12.00%) jQuery
9 6 (12.00%) LINQ
10 5 (10.00%) Ajax
10 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
10 5 (10.00%) Entity Framework
11 3 (6.00%) Java EE
11 3 (6.00%) WPF
12 2 (4.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) IVR
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.00%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.00%) Windows
2 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.00%) Android
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) NetWare
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) MVC
2 11 (22.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.00%) CRM
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (10.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) WFM
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
6 3 (6.00%) Coaching
6 3 (6.00%) GAP Analysis
6 3 (6.00%) Line Management
6 3 (6.00%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
6 3 (6.00%) SOA
7 2 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 28 (56.00%) C#
2 17 (34.00%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.00%) SQL
4 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (10.00%) Java
7 2 (4.00%) VB
7 2 (4.00%) VB6
8 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Degree
2 6 (12.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.00%) EMC Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.00%) QA
2 5 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) MOM
1 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (14.00%) Oracle
2 6 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (6.00%) Cisco
3 3 (6.00%) IBM
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.00%) Dell
5 1 (2.00%) EMC
5 1 (2.00%) HP
5 1 (2.00%) Meraki
5 1 (2.00%) Novell
5 1 (2.00%) Sun
5 1 (2.00%) Tandberg
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