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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 5 6 21
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +15
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 38 27 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 17.76% 20.45% 5.56%
As % of the Vendors category 38.38% 52.94% 18.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 20 6
Median salary £24,250 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-35.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,250 £33,850 £22,950
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £48,250 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
99 51 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 46.26% 38.64% 30.56%
Number of salaries quoted 78 35 18
Median salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £45,000
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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -1 24 £31,750 -12.41% 11
County Tyrone - 7 £23,500 - 1
County Armagh - 3 £47,500 - 1
County Londonderry - 1 £19,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 31 (51.67%) MS Excel
2 22 (36.67%) Windows
3 20 (33.33%) Degree
4 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
6 12 (20.00%) ERP
7 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
7 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
7 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
7 11 (18.33%) Office 365
8 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (16.67%) VMware
8 10 (16.67%) .NET
9 9 (15.00%) Project Management
9 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (13.33%) Presales
10 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
10 8 (13.33%) SQL
10 8 (13.33%) MS Office
10 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
10 8 (13.33%) XML
10 8 (13.33%) Citrix
11 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (11.67%) Cisco
11 7 (11.67%) C#
11 7 (11.67%) Java
11 7 (11.67%) Oracle
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008

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 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.67%) CMS
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.67%) Kentico
6 1 (1.67%) SAS
Applications
1 31 (51.67%) MS Excel
2 8 (13.33%) MS Office
3 5 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (8.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (6.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (5.00%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.33%) Office 365
2 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.00%) SAN
2 5 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 5 (8.33%) VoIP
3 4 (6.67%) Firewall
3 4 (6.67%) LAN
4 3 (5.00%) DHCP
4 3 (5.00%) DNS
4 3 (5.00%) Internet
4 3 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) WAN
6 1 (1.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.67%) MySQL
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 12c
General
1 8 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (6.67%) Back Office
5 3 (5.00%) Retail
6 2 (3.33%) Banking
7 1 (1.67%) Advertising
7 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Developer
2 9 (15.00%) Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (13.33%) Technical Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 4 (6.67%) Consultant
6 4 (6.67%) IT Support
6 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.00%) Business Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) E-Business Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) IT Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) IT Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Supply Chain Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
7 3 (5.00%) Supply Chain Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 8 (13.33%) XML
3 4 (6.67%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
5 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (1.67%) J2EE
5 1 (1.67%) JMS
5 1 (1.67%) jQuery
5 1 (1.67%) MDX
5 1 (1.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.67%) SOAP
5 1 (1.67%) WinForms
5 1 (1.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.67%) Replication
3 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.33%) EPoS
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.67%) Data Extraction
5 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.67%) iPhone
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 22 (36.67%) Windows
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.67%) Linux
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.00%) ERP
2 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.00%) Project Management
3 8 (13.33%) Presales
4 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (8.33%) Change Control
5 5 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (8.33%) Open Source
5 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
5 5 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 5 (8.33%) TOGAF
5 5 (8.33%) UML
6 4 (6.67%) Business Development
6 4 (6.67%) Change Management
6 4 (6.67%) CRM
6 4 (6.67%) Line Management
7 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) SQL
2 7 (11.67%) C#
2 7 (11.67%) Java
3 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (5.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.67%) C++
5 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.67%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.67%) VB
5 1 (1.67%) VB6
5 1 (1.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (33.33%) Degree
2 15 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (10.00%) MCSA
3 6 (10.00%) MCSE
4 5 (8.33%) HND
4 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) CCNP
5 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.00%) MCITP
5 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.33%) CISA
6 2 (3.33%) CISM
6 2 (3.33%) CISSP
6 2 (3.33%) CRISC
7 1 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (1.67%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.67%) PMP
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) GCP
1 3 (5.00%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) SLA
3 1 (1.67%) HL7
3 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (23.33%) Hyper-V
2 11 (18.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 5 (8.33%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.00%) XenApp
5 3 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (5.00%) XenServer
6 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (16.67%) VMware
2 8 (13.33%) Citrix
3 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 7 (11.67%) Oracle
4 5 (8.33%) IBM
5 3 (5.00%) Forcepoint
5 3 (5.00%) Google
5 3 (5.00%) HP
5 3 (5.00%) SAP
5 3 (5.00%) Sophos
5 3 (5.00%) Veeam
6 2 (3.33%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (3.33%) Ciena
6 2 (3.33%) Huawei
6 2 (3.33%) IronPort
6 2 (3.33%) Nokia
6 2 (3.33%) Tellabs
7 1 (1.67%) Apple
7 1 (1.67%) Dell
7 1 (1.67%) Sage
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