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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 19 4 9
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 7 55 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 6.67% 31.43% 12.54%
As % of the Vendors category 19.44% 63.95% 31.25%
Number of salaries quoted 7 31 24
Average salary £38,000 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.92% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,040 £23,000 £14,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £44,500
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
36 86 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.29% 49.14% 40.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 57 58
Average salary £30,250 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.92% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.25% -

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -14 6 £38,500 +18.46% 8
County Tyrone 0 1 £32,500 +4.00%
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 17 (43.59%) Degree
3 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
4 15 (38.46%) .NET
4 15 (38.46%) C#
5 13 (33.33%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
7 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (23.08%) Oracle
8 9 (23.08%) Web Services
8 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
9 8 (20.51%) CSS
9 8 (20.51%) HTML
9 8 (20.51%) Java
9 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
9 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (20.51%) Requirements Analysis
10 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
10 7 (17.95%) Web Development
10 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
10 7 (17.95%) MVC
10 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
10 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (15.38%) jQuery
11 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (12.82%) SOAP
12 5 (12.82%) XML
12 5 (12.82%) XSLT
12 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
12 5 (12.82%) JBoss

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 7 (17.95%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.82%) JBoss
2 5 (12.82%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) CMS
6 1 (2.56%) Kentico
6 1 (2.56%) Umbraco
6 1 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (46.15%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (5.13%) MS Project
3 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Internet
2 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) SAN
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) VPN
4 1 (2.56%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) VoIP
4 1 (2.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (41.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) OLTP
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Visual Studio
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) SilkPerformer
3 1 (2.56%) NUnit
3 1 (2.56%) JMeter
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.56%) Facilita Forecast
3 1 (2.56%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Law
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Developer
2 9 (23.08%) Consultant
2 9 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Implementation Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Integration Engineer
3 5 (12.82%) Integration Consultant
3 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Graduate
3 5 (12.82%) Software Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Architect
3 5 (12.82%) Implementation Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Analyst
4 4 (10.26%) Graduate Software Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Graduate Developer
4 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (38.46%) .NET
2 9 (23.08%) Web Services
2 9 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 8 (20.51%) CSS
3 8 (20.51%) HTML
4 7 (17.95%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (15.38%) jQuery
6 5 (12.82%) SOAP
6 5 (12.82%) XML
6 5 (12.82%) XSLT
6 5 (12.82%) YUI
7 2 (5.13%) HTML5
8 1 (2.56%) WCF
8 1 (2.56%) .NET Framework
8 1 (2.56%) J2EE
8 1 (2.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (2.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.64%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
3 5 (12.82%) User Experience
4 2 (5.13%) Open Source
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.13%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) Physics
5 1 (2.56%) Chemistry
5 1 (2.56%) Biology
5 1 (2.56%) Statistics
5 1 (2.56%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.26%) UNIX
1 4 (10.26%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
2 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
3 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
2 8 (20.51%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (20.51%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (17.95%) Web Development
3 7 (17.95%) MVC
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.26%) Time Management
6 3 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (5.13%) Data Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Data Mapping
7 2 (5.13%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (5.13%) SOA
7 2 (5.13%) Project Management
7 2 (5.13%) Migration
7 2 (5.13%) Data Management
8 1 (2.56%) Business Analysis
8 1 (2.56%) TDD
8 1 (2.56%) Business Development
8 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (2.56%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) C#
2 13 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.56%) Python
5 1 (2.56%) VB
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 3 (7.69%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.56%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (5.13%) Cisco
2 2 (5.13%) HP
2 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
2 2 (5.13%) Ab Initio
2 2 (5.13%) Actimize
3 1 (2.56%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.56%) Juniper
3 1 (2.56%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) Compaq
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Acronis
3 1 (2.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.56%) Sitecore
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