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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 4 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 14 55 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.56% 26.70% 27.44%
As % of the Vendors category 38.89% 46.61% 58.44%
Number of salaries quoted 13 24 37
Average salary £40,000 £26,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+53.84% -31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
36 118 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 63.16% 57.28% 46.95%
Number of salaries quoted 34 50 52
Average salary £42,500 £26,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £23,675
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -1 12 £42,500 +63.46% 5
County Tyrone - 1 £18,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
3 17 (43.59%) C#
3 17 (43.59%) .NET
3 17 (43.59%) CSS
4 16 (41.03%) Project Management
5 15 (38.46%) Oracle
6 14 (35.90%) Windows
7 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
8 12 (30.77%) Java
8 12 (30.77%) HTML5
9 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
9 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
10 10 (25.64%) Web Services
10 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
11 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
12 8 (20.51%) Degree
12 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (20.51%) Cisco
12 8 (20.51%) MS Office
12 8 (20.51%) SQL
12 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (17.95%) TDD
13 7 (17.95%) VMware
13 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
13 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
14 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (15.38%) Mathematics

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 10 (25.64%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) SAS
3 3 (7.69%) WebLogic
3 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.13%) JBoss
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.56%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 8 (20.51%) MS Office
3 1 (2.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) Firewall
2 5 (12.82%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.26%) VPN
3 4 (10.26%) DNS
3 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security
5 2 (5.13%) SAN
6 1 (2.56%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.56%) Broadband
6 1 (2.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (12.82%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (10.26%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 2 (5.13%) Redis
4 2 (5.13%) Hazelcast
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (5.13%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (5.13%) MySQL
5 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.56%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (2.56%) QlikView
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Subversion
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) NUnit
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) FitNesse
4 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (5.13%) NetBeans
4 2 (5.13%) Ant
4 2 (5.13%) JUnit
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
4 2 (5.13%) IntelliJ
4 2 (5.13%) JDeveloper
4 2 (5.13%) JMeter
4 2 (5.13%) JBehave
4 2 (5.13%) Mockito
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Graduate
2 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
2 5 (12.82%) Consultant
3 4 (10.26%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Service Desk Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) AWS Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Java Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Oracle Technical Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
5 2 (5.13%) ERP Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Java Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) HTML
2 17 (43.59%) .NET
2 17 (43.59%) CSS
3 12 (30.77%) HTML5
4 11 (28.21%) ASP.NET
5 10 (25.64%) Web Services
6 9 (23.08%) .NET Framework
7 6 (15.38%) Entity Framework
7 6 (15.38%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (12.82%) XML
9 3 (7.69%) Java EE
10 2 (5.13%) iBATIS
10 2 (5.13%) XHTML
10 2 (5.13%) JMS
10 2 (5.13%) Middleware
10 2 (5.13%) Hibernate
10 2 (5.13%) Spring
10 2 (5.13%) Ajax
10 2 (5.13%) SOAP
10 2 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.38%) Mathematics
3 5 (12.82%) Physics
3 5 (12.82%) Chemistry
3 5 (12.82%) Psychology
3 5 (12.82%) GIS
3 5 (12.82%) Management Information System
3 5 (12.82%) Economics
3 5 (12.82%) Statistics
3 5 (12.82%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.26%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.56%) NHS
6 1 (2.56%) Data Extraction
6 1 (2.56%) iPhone
6 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.56%) iPad
6 1 (2.56%) Health Informatics
6 1 (2.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (10.26%) UNIX
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (7.69%) Linux
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (41.03%) Project Management
2 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
3 8 (20.51%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) TDD
4 7 (17.95%) Unit Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (15.38%) MVC
6 5 (12.82%) Configuration Management
6 5 (12.82%) Business Analysis
6 5 (12.82%) Operations Research
6 5 (12.82%) Time Management
7 4 (10.26%) Data Protection
7 4 (10.26%) Open Source
7 4 (10.26%) BDD
7 4 (10.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (10.26%) Scrum
7 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (43.59%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 12 (30.77%) Java
4 8 (20.51%) SQL
5 6 (15.38%) Python
6 5 (12.82%) C++
7 3 (7.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (7.69%) VB
7 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.13%) VB6
9 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (20.51%) Degree
2 6 (15.38%) MCITP
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.82%) MCSE
3 5 (12.82%) CCNA
4 4 (10.26%) MCSA
5 3 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (7.69%) MCTS
6 2 (5.13%) EMC Certification
6 2 (5.13%) Sun Certification
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.56%) CCNP
7 1 (2.56%) Postgraduate
7 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.26%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 1 (2.56%) XenServer
4 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Oracle
2 8 (20.51%) Cisco
3 7 (17.95%) VMware
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
5 5 (12.82%) SAP
6 4 (10.26%) EMC
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) Sun
8 1 (2.56%) HP
8 1 (2.56%) Dell
8 1 (2.56%) Novell
8 1 (2.56%) Apple
8 1 (2.56%) Tableau
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