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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 2 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
+3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 52 13 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 30.23% 20.97% 24.65%
As % of the Vendors category 61.18% 32.50% 45.30%
Number of salaries quoted 47 12 24
Median salary £38,000 £41,250 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.87% +58.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,250 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.29% +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
85 40 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 49.42% 64.52% 54.42%
Number of salaries quoted 68 33 53
Median salary £38,000 £42,500 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +63.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £44,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 26 August 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 26 August 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 +4 51 £39,000 -8.23% 8
County Londonderry - 1 £27,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 36 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 35 (43.75%) Degree
3 31 (38.75%) QA
4 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
5 26 (32.50%) .NET
6 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (26.25%) C#
7 21 (26.25%) Service Delivery
8 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
8 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
8 18 (22.50%) Office 365
8 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
8 18 (22.50%) Mentoring
9 16 (20.00%) SQL
10 14 (17.50%) Windows
10 14 (17.50%) VMware
10 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
11 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
11 13 (16.25%) Citrix
12 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
12 11 (13.75%) Presales
12 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
13 10 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
13 10 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
13 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (12.50%) Oracle
13 10 (12.50%) Validation

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 36 (45.00%) SharePoint
2 9 (11.25%) Skype for Business
3 8 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (8.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (8.75%) MS Exchange
5 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.25%) CMS
9 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Sitefinity
9 1 (1.25%) Umbraco
9 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.75%) Maximo
3 2 (2.50%) assyst
3 2 (2.50%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (22.50%) Office 365
3 5 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (5.00%) IaaS
4 4 (5.00%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.00%) PaaS
4 4 (5.00%) SaaS
4 4 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.00%) Firewall
1 4 (5.00%) SAN
1 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.75%) Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (2.50%) DMZ
3 2 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (2.50%) LAN
3 2 (2.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.50%) Network Security
3 2 (2.50%) Skype
3 2 (2.50%) VPN
3 2 (2.50%) WAN
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 18 (22.50%) 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%) Power BI
6 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (11.25%) Selenium
1 9 (11.25%) SpecFlow
1 9 (11.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (3.75%) JDeveloper
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 4 (5.00%) Back Office
3 4 (5.00%) Marketing
3 4 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Law
4 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Consultant
2 10 (12.50%) QA Engineer
2 10 (12.50%) Quality Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Analyst
3 8 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (7.50%) Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Data Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Developer
5 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.00%) Business Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Manual Tester
6 4 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 4 (5.00%) Product Manager
6 4 (5.00%) QA Manual Tester
6 4 (5.00%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.50%) .NET
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) XML
3 5 (6.25%) HTML
3 5 (6.25%) MDX
4 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.00%) CSS
5 3 (3.75%) HTML5
5 3 (3.75%) Middleware
5 3 (3.75%) WCF
6 2 (2.50%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.50%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (2.50%) CSS3
7 1 (1.25%) Ajax
7 1 (1.25%) J2EE
7 1 (1.25%) Java EE
7 1 (1.25%) JMS
7 1 (1.25%) jQuery
7 1 (1.25%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.75%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.75%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.50%) Replication
4 5 (6.25%) Visualisation
5 4 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.50%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.25%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.25%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
3 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (5.00%) Unix
5 1 (1.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.25%) Service Delivery
3 18 (22.50%) Mentoring
3 18 (22.50%) Software Engineering
4 11 (13.75%) Presales
5 10 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
5 10 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
5 10 (12.50%) Validation
6 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.25%) Disaster Recovery
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%) Migration
7 8 (10.00%) Refactoring
7 8 (10.00%) Risk Management
7 8 (10.00%) Software Architecture
8 7 (8.75%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (8.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) C#
2 16 (20.00%) SQL
3 14 (17.50%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.00%) Java
4 4 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.75%) VB
5 3 (3.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (43.75%) Degree
2 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.25%) ISEB
5 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (5.00%) MCP
6 4 (5.00%) MCSA
6 4 (5.00%) MCSE
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%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (1.25%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.25%) Postgraduate
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 18 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (8.75%) Hyper-V
3 7 (8.75%) XenApp
4 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
4 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.75%) DFS Replication
5 3 (3.75%) Firmware
6 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.25%) NDS
6 1 (1.25%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) SCCM
2 8 (10.00%) 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 14 (17.50%) VMware
2 13 (16.25%) Citrix
3 10 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (3.75%) IBM
6 2 (2.50%) Adobe
6 2 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.50%) CommVault
6 2 (2.50%) EMC
6 2 (2.50%) IronPort
6 2 (2.50%) Kofax
6 2 (2.50%) OpenText
6 2 (2.50%) SAP
6 2 (2.50%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.50%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.25%) Aveksa
7 1 (1.25%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.25%) EPiServer
7 1 (1.25%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.25%) Novell
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