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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 8 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 33 51 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.57% 29.65% 21.38%
As % of the Vendors category 46.48% 52.58% 35.84%
Number of salaries quoted 13 40 44
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £23,450 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £35,000
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
71 97 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 50.71% 56.40% 59.66%
Number of salaries quoted 21 78 81
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £22,000 £24,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 -6 27 £50,000 +33.33% 8
County Londonderry -5 5 £60,000 -7.69% 1
County Down - 1 £26,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 43 (53.75%) SQL Server
2 34 (42.50%) .NET
2 34 (42.50%) SQL
3 32 (40.00%) Windows
4 31 (38.75%) C#
4 31 (38.75%) Degree
5 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
6 24 (30.00%) ASP.NET
6 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
6 24 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
7 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
8 22 (27.50%) MVC
9 21 (26.25%) Firewall
9 21 (26.25%) ITIL
9 21 (26.25%) DHCP
9 21 (26.25%) DNS
9 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
9 21 (26.25%) Web Development
9 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 20 (25.00%) VMware
11 19 (23.75%) Clustering
11 19 (23.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 18 (22.50%) Veritas
12 18 (22.50%) Oracle
13 17 (21.25%) IIS
13 17 (21.25%) Sophos
13 17 (21.25%) VMware ESX
13 17 (21.25%) NetBackup

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 17 (21.25%) IIS
2 12 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (10.00%) WebSphere
6 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
6 6 (7.50%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (6.25%) JBoss
7 5 (6.25%) Tomcat
8 4 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (36.25%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS Project
2 2 (2.50%) MS Office
2 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (26.25%) Firewall
1 21 (26.25%) DHCP
1 21 (26.25%) DNS
2 14 (17.50%) SAN
3 13 (16.25%) NAS
4 9 (11.25%) Internet
5 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.00%) LAN
6 3 (3.75%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (3.75%) WAN
7 2 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 1 (1.25%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.25%) CTI
8 1 (1.25%) HTTP
8 1 (1.25%) VPN
8 1 (1.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (53.75%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.00%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.25%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 22 (27.50%) Visual Studio
2 19 (23.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (6.25%) MSTest
3 5 (6.25%) NUnit
3 5 (6.25%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.25%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.25%) Facilita Forecast
5 1 (1.25%) JIRA
5 1 (1.25%) Subversion
5 1 (1.25%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.25%) JMeter
5 1 (1.25%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.50%) Advertising
3 1 (1.25%) Billing
3 1 (1.25%) Law
3 1 (1.25%) Legal
3 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) Software Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Software Developer
4 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Analyst
6 8 (10.00%) Consultant
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Architect
7 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Graduate
8 4 (5.00%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Support Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Graduate Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (42.50%) .NET
2 24 (30.00%) ASP.NET
3 21 (26.25%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (18.75%) HTML
5 14 (17.50%) Web Services
6 12 (15.00%) jQuery
7 11 (13.75%) XML
8 10 (12.50%) XSLT
9 8 (10.00%) CSS
10 6 (7.50%) Ajax
10 6 (7.50%) .NET Framework
11 5 (6.25%) JSON
11 5 (6.25%) YUI
11 5 (6.25%) COM+
11 5 (6.25%) SOAP
12 3 (3.75%) WCF
12 3 (3.75%) JDBC
13 2 (2.50%) COM
13 2 (2.50%) J2EE
14 1 (1.25%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (23.75%) Clustering
3 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.50%) NHS
4 6 (7.50%) User Experience
5 2 (2.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.25%) CAN bus
6 1 (1.25%) Open Source
6 1 (1.25%) Physics
6 1 (1.25%) Chemistry
6 1 (1.25%) Biology
6 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.25%) Statistics
6 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.25%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 32 (40.00%) Windows
2 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (13.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (12.50%) Linux
6 9 (11.25%) UNIX
7 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (30.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (28.75%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (27.50%) MVC
4 21 (26.25%) ITIL
4 21 (26.25%) Web Development
5 17 (21.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (17.50%) Time Management
7 12 (15.00%) ITIL V3
7 12 (15.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (8.75%) SOA
9 6 (7.50%) OO
9 6 (7.50%) Unit Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 6 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
10 5 (6.25%) Use Case
10 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.25%) UML
10 5 (6.25%) OOP
11 4 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 34 (42.50%) SQL
2 31 (38.75%) C#
3 14 (17.50%) Java
4 13 (16.25%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.00%) C++
6 6 (7.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) X++
8 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.25%) Python
8 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (38.75%) Degree
2 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 11 (13.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (6.25%) MCAD
5 5 (6.25%) MCSD
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (5.00%) CCNA
6 4 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (3.75%) MCITP
8 1 (1.25%) MCTS
8 1 (1.25%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) HL7
2 2 (2.50%) QA
3 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (26.25%) Active Directory
2 17 (21.25%) VMware ESX
3 14 (17.50%) vSphere
4 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.25%) XenApp
6 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (21.25%) NetBackup
2 14 (17.50%) Backup Exec
3 10 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (6.25%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) VMware
2 18 (22.50%) Veritas
2 18 (22.50%) Oracle
3 17 (21.25%) Sophos
4 15 (18.75%) Symantec
5 13 (16.25%) Citrix
6 5 (6.25%) Northgate
6 5 (6.25%) CommVault
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco
7 3 (3.75%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.50%) HP
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.50%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.50%) Actimize
9 1 (1.25%) Juniper
9 1 (1.25%) Compaq
9 1 (1.25%) IBM
9 1 (1.25%) SAP
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