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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft
Rank 3 17 3
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 25 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.00% 15.43% 25.47%
As % of the Vendors category 70.73% 24.04% 46.07%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 29
Median salary £35,000 £29,250 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+19.65% +10.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £22,050 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,600 £41,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
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
41 104 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.34% 64.20% 55.28%
Number of salaries quoted 29 36 56
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +41.50%
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 24 May 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 24 May 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 +12 27 £35,000 +19.65% 3
County Armagh - 2 £19,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 28 (44.44%) .NET
2 27 (42.86%) C#
3 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
4 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
5 21 (33.33%) CSS
5 21 (33.33%) HTML
6 19 (30.16%) QA
7 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
8 16 (25.40%) SQL
8 16 (25.40%) Degree
9 15 (23.81%) .NET Framework
9 15 (23.81%) HTML5
9 15 (23.81%) VMware
10 14 (22.22%) Windows
11 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
11 13 (20.63%) WCF
12 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (19.05%) Office 365
12 12 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
13 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
13 11 (17.46%) MS Office
13 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
13 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
14 10 (15.87%) CSS3
14 10 (15.87%) XML
14 10 (15.87%) Citrix
14 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
15 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
15 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure

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 16 (25.40%) SharePoint
2 12 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
8 1 (1.59%) CMS
8 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.59%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.59%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 11 (17.46%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (4.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.59%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (19.05%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.94%) IaaS
2 5 (7.94%) OneDrive
2 5 (7.94%) PaaS
2 5 (7.94%) SaaS
2 5 (7.94%) Yammer
3 3 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.59%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (1.59%) DMZ
3 1 (1.59%) Firewall
3 1 (1.59%) Internet
3 1 (1.59%) LAN
3 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.59%) VPN
3 1 (1.59%) WAN
3 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) EDRMS
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Selenium
2 5 (7.94%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
4 3 (4.76%) JDeveloper
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (4.76%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.59%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Back Office
3 4 (6.35%) Advertising
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Legal
6 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.59%) Marketing
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 13 (20.63%) .NET Developer
2 13 (20.63%) Consultant
3 9 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 6 (9.52%) QA Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Cloud Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Quality Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Senior Consultant
5 5 (7.94%) Transformation Manager
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Administrator
7 3 (4.76%) Business Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.76%) E-Business Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 3 (4.76%) Senior C# Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (44.44%) .NET
2 22 (34.92%) ASP.NET
3 21 (33.33%) CSS
3 21 (33.33%) HTML
4 15 (23.81%) .NET Framework
4 15 (23.81%) HTML5
5 13 (20.63%) WCF
6 10 (15.87%) CSS3
6 10 (15.87%) XML
7 9 (14.29%) Apache Cordova
8 6 (9.52%) Web Services
9 3 (4.76%) Ajax
9 3 (4.76%) jQuery
9 3 (4.76%) LINQ
9 3 (4.76%) Middleware
10 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (3.17%) Entity Framework
10 2 (3.17%) Java EE
10 2 (3.17%) WPF
11 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
1 5 (7.94%) IVR
2 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.59%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.22%) Windows
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
2 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (7.94%) Unix
4 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.17%) NetWare
6 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.46%) Unit Testing
2 10 (15.87%) Service Delivery
3 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 8 (12.70%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (9.52%) Change Management
6 6 (9.52%) CRM
6 6 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
6 6 (9.52%) MVC
6 6 (9.52%) Presales
6 6 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (7.94%) ERP
7 5 (7.94%) Performance Management
7 5 (7.94%) Validation
8 4 (6.35%) Project Management
8 4 (6.35%) WFM
9 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.76%) ITIL
9 3 (4.76%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.86%) C#
2 16 (25.40%) SQL
3 11 (17.46%) JavaScript
4 6 (9.52%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) VB
7 1 (1.59%) VB6
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) Degree
2 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
3 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.94%) ISEB
6 4 (6.35%) MCSE
7 2 (3.17%) CCNA
7 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (3.17%) EMC Certification
7 2 (3.17%) MCITP
7 2 (3.17%) Postgraduate
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.59%) MCP
8 1 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (30.16%) QA
2 7 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 7 (11.11%) XenApp
3 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
4 4 (6.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.17%) Firmware
5 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.52%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 2 (3.17%) MOM
3 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) VMware
2 10 (15.87%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco
4 3 (4.76%) IBM
5 2 (3.17%) CommVault
5 2 (3.17%) Dell
5 2 (3.17%) EMC
5 2 (3.17%) HP
5 2 (3.17%) Novell
5 2 (3.17%) Sun
6 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.59%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.59%) SAP
6 1 (1.59%) Tandberg