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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 5 5 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 -2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 32 16 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 20.51% 23.88% 26.16%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 44.44% 46.88%
Number of salaries quoted 27 15 17
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -17.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £22,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £48,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
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
60 36 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.46% 53.73% 55.81%
Number of salaries quoted 41 35 29
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +73.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 September 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +3 30 £40,000 - 7
County Londonderry - 2 £27,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 37 (46.25%) SharePoint
1 37 (46.25%) Degree
2 31 (38.75%) QA
3 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
4 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (28.75%) .NET
6 18 (22.50%) Windows
6 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
7 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
8 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 16 (20.00%) C#
8 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
9 15 (18.75%) SQL
9 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 15 (18.75%) Office 365
10 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
11 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (13.75%) VMware
12 11 (13.75%) Oracle
13 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
13 10 (12.50%) Validation
13 10 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
13 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
13 10 (12.50%) Windows Server

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (46.25%) SharePoint
2 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.25%) CMS
7 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (6.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.75%) Maximo
3 2 (2.50%) assyst
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (21.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (18.75%) Office 365
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Firewall
1 4 (5.00%) SAN
1 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (5.00%) Wireless
2 3 (3.75%) Internet
2 3 (3.75%) LAN
2 3 (3.75%) WAN
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) DMZ
3 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.50%) Network Security
3 2 (2.50%) Skype
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (1.25%) DHCP
4 1 (1.25%) DNS
4 1 (1.25%) HTTP
4 1 (1.25%) Intranet
4 1 (1.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.00%) EDRMS
3 5 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.50%) IDOL
6 1 (1.25%) MySQL
6 1 (1.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Selenium
1 9 (11.25%) SpecFlow
2 8 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.75%) JDeveloper
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (8.75%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.25%) Advertising
5 1 (1.25%) Banking
5 1 (1.25%) Law
5 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Consultant
2 10 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
4 6 (7.50%) Architect
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Business Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) E-Business Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Oracle Consultant
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 4 (5.00%) Product Manager
6 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
6 4 (5.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (28.75%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) XML
3 5 (6.25%) MDX
4 4 (5.00%) Web Services
5 3 (3.75%) HTML
5 3 (3.75%) Middleware
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.25%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (1.25%) CSS
7 1 (1.25%) CSS3
7 1 (1.25%) HTML5
7 1 (1.25%) J2EE
7 1 (1.25%) JMS
7 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
7 1 (1.25%) SOAP
7 1 (1.25%) WCF
7 1 (1.25%) WinForms
7 1 (1.25%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Replication
4 5 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) PKI
7 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.00%) Unix
6 1 (1.25%) Linux
6 1 (1.25%) NetWare
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
3 17 (21.25%) Service Delivery
4 16 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 10 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 10 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 10 (12.50%) Validation
6 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (11.25%) ERP
7 8 (10.00%) Automated Testing
7 8 (10.00%) Data Migration
7 8 (10.00%) Information Management
7 8 (10.00%) Integration Testing
7 8 (10.00%) ITIL
7 8 (10.00%) Migration
7 8 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 16 (20.00%) C#
2 15 (18.75%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) Java
4 4 (5.00%) VB
5 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
6 1 (1.25%) Perl
6 1 (1.25%) PHP
6 1 (1.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Degree
2 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.25%) ISEB
4 9 (11.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.25%) MCSA
5 5 (6.25%) MCSE
6 4 (5.00%) MCP
7 3 (3.75%) MCITP
7 3 (3.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.50%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (2.50%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CCNA
9 1 (1.25%) CISA
9 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CISM
9 1 (1.25%) CISSP
9 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.25%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (38.75%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.75%) SLA
4 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.25%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (3.75%) DFS Replication
4 3 (3.75%) Firmware
4 3 (3.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.25%) NDS
5 1 (1.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) SCCM
2 4 (5.00%) SCOM
3 3 (3.75%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.25%) MOM
5 1 (1.25%) NetIQ Identity Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Oracle
1 11 (13.75%) VMware
2 9 (11.25%) Citrix
3 6 (7.50%) Cisco
4 3 (3.75%) EMC
5 2 (2.50%) Adobe
5 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.50%) CommVault
5 2 (2.50%) Dell
5 2 (2.50%) HP
5 2 (2.50%) IBM
5 2 (2.50%) IronPort
5 2 (2.50%) Kofax
5 2 (2.50%) OpenText
5 2 (2.50%) SAP
5 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.50%) Tandberg
6 1 (1.25%) Aveksa
6 1 (1.25%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (1.25%) NetSuite
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