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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 10 5 13
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 22 35 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.74% 17.77% 13.15%
As % of the Vendors category 30.56% 35.71% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 21 25 22
Average salary £31,500 £26,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.86% -20.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £19,500 £14,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £41,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
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
72 98 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 58.06% 49.75% 42.91%
Number of salaries quoted 40 63 85
Average salary £34,000 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.61% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,400 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £58,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,250 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -2 21 £30,750 +16.03% 5
County Tyrone 0 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (46.43%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
2 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 10 (35.71%) HTML5
4 9 (32.14%) CSS
4 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
4 9 (32.14%) Project Management
4 9 (32.14%) Degree
5 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
5 8 (28.57%) Oracle
6 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 7 (25.00%) MVC
6 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
6 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
6 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
7 6 (21.43%) BDD
7 6 (21.43%) Open Source
7 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (21.43%) NUnit
7 6 (21.43%) Subversion
7 6 (21.43%) Scrum

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Umbraco
3 1 (3.57%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (3.57%) Kentico
3 1 (3.57%) CMS
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) DHCP
2 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) VPN
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
3 2 (7.14%) Network Security
3 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (3.57%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.57%) QlikView
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) NUnit
1 6 (21.43%) Subversion
1 6 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) AWS Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Software Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Graduate
4 2 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Graduate C# Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) CMS Developer
5 1 (3.57%) EPoS Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) EPoS Field Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Citrix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) .NET
2 10 (35.71%) ASP.NET
2 10 (35.71%) HTML5
2 10 (35.71%) HTML
3 9 (32.14%) CSS
3 9 (32.14%) Web Services
4 7 (25.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
6 1 (3.57%) CSS3
6 1 (3.57%) D3.js
6 1 (3.57%) Java EE
6 1 (3.57%) WCF
6 1 (3.57%) COM
6 1 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (3.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Open Source
2 3 (10.71%) Computer Science
3 2 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) iPad
4 1 (3.57%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.57%) iPhone
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.57%) EPoS
4 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.57%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Project Management
2 7 (25.00%) MVC
2 7 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) TDD
2 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (21.43%) BDD
3 6 (21.43%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) Scrum
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.14%) Time Management
4 2 (7.14%) Business Development
5 1 (3.57%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Web Application Development
5 1 (3.57%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) C#
2 11 (39.29%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.86%) SQL
4 3 (10.71%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VB
5 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) Degree
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (14.29%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) MCTS
3 2 (7.14%) MCSE
3 2 (7.14%) MCSA
3 2 (7.14%) CCNA
3 2 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) Terminal Services
1 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
2 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
2 4 (14.29%) Citrix
3 3 (10.71%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) Symantec
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Acronis
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) EPiServer
5 1 (3.57%) Sitecore
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