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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 12 5 12
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 16 33 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.68% 17.28% 14.56%
As % of the Vendors category 28.07% 35.87% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 19 20
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £18,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,200 £50,000 £38,500
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
57 92 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 52.29% 48.17% 44.06%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 77
Average salary £36,500 £36,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% -7.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,400 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 0 15 £34,000 +23.63% 9
County Tyrone 0 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (40.00%) C#
2 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
3 7 (28.00%) HTML
3 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
3 7 (28.00%) CSS
3 7 (28.00%) Web Services
3 7 (28.00%) HTML5
4 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (24.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) Project Management
5 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (20.00%) Firewall
5 5 (20.00%) MVC
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Scrum
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (20.00%) Oracle
5 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 5 (20.00%) Subversion
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.00%) TDD
5 5 (20.00%) NUnit
5 5 (20.00%) Open Source
5 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (20.00%) BDD

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.00%) Kentico
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) WAN
2 2 (8.00%) DHCP
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.00%) VPN
2 2 (8.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) NUnit
1 5 (20.00%) Subversion
1 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) AWS Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Junior
4 2 (8.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Junior C# Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate Developer
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (8.00%) Graduate C# Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) CMS Developer
5 1 (4.00%) EPoS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) .NET
2 7 (28.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (28.00%) CSS
2 7 (28.00%) Web Services
2 7 (28.00%) HTML
2 7 (28.00%) HTML5
3 5 (20.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (20.00%) .NET Framework
4 1 (4.00%) Java EE
4 1 (4.00%) WCF
4 1 (4.00%) jQuery
4 1 (4.00%) XML
4 1 (4.00%) COM
4 1 (4.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Open Source
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.00%) EPoS
3 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Project Management
1 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (20.00%) Scrum
2 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (20.00%) TDD
2 5 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 5 (20.00%) MVC
2 5 (20.00%) Unit Testing
2 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (20.00%) BDD
3 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (16.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Data Mapping
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C#
2 7 (28.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 3 (12.00%) MCITP
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.00%) CCNA
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Postgraduate
4 1 (4.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 3 (12.00%) VMware
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 2 (8.00%) Symantec
4 2 (8.00%) Acronis
5 1 (4.00%) EPiServer
5 1 (4.00%) Sitecore
5 1 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (4.00%) EMC
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