The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Northern Ireland region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 6 5 2
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 47 36 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.04% 20.34% 28.77%
As % of the Vendors category 42.73% 41.86% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 25 32 32
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £20,625
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +81.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £14,930 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £40,600 £47,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
Vendors Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
110 86 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 53.92% 48.59% 62.74%
Number of salaries quoted 61 46 61
Average salary £26,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,000 £16,250
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +1 44 £26,000 -30.66% 14
County Londonderry -2 1 - - 2
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
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Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
2 40 (46.51%) Windows
3 32 (37.21%) .NET
4 31 (36.05%) ITIL
5 30 (34.88%) SQL
5 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
5 30 (34.88%) Security Cleared
6 28 (32.56%) C#
6 28 (32.56%) Firewall
7 27 (31.40%) DHCP
7 27 (31.40%) DNS
8 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
8 26 (30.23%) VMware
9 25 (29.07%) Veritas
10 24 (27.91%) IIS
10 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
10 24 (27.91%) VMware ESX
10 24 (27.91%) NetBackup
10 24 (27.91%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (27.91%) Sophos
10 24 (27.91%) Degree
11 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
11 23 (26.74%) Clustering
11 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio
12 22 (25.58%) Symantec
13 21 (24.42%) MVC
13 21 (24.42%) Backup Exec
14 20 (23.26%) HTML
14 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
15 19 (22.09%) NAS

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 24 (27.91%) IIS
2 15 (17.44%) MS Exchange
3 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2003
4 11 (12.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 26 (30.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.49%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.56%) Firewall
2 27 (31.40%) DHCP
2 27 (31.40%) DNS
3 19 (22.09%) NAS
3 19 (22.09%) SAN
4 4 (4.65%) LAN
4 4 (4.65%) WAN
4 4 (4.65%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.65%) Internet
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.33%) Network Security
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.16%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.16%) CTI
7 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (56.98%) SQL Server
2 20 (23.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (15.12%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (10.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (26.74%) Visual Studio
2 16 (18.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.81%) MSTest
3 5 (5.81%) NUnit
3 5 (5.81%) Rational Rose
4 2 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) Subversion
General
1 8 (9.30%) Advertising
2 3 (3.49%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.16%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.58%) Developer
2 19 (22.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) Software Developer
3 12 (13.95%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.47%) Analyst
4 9 (10.47%) Senior Developer
4 9 (10.47%) Senior Software Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Designer
5 5 (5.81%) Web Designer
5 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Service Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Services Delivery Manager
6 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (4.65%) Delivery Manager
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Consultant
7 3 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (37.21%) .NET
2 24 (27.91%) ASP.NET
3 20 (23.26%) HTML
4 16 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (16.28%) Web Services
6 13 (15.12%) XML
6 13 (15.12%) CSS
7 7 (8.14%) jQuery
8 6 (6.98%) Ajax
8 6 (6.98%) Silverlight
8 6 (6.98%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.81%) JSON
9 5 (5.81%) XSLT
9 5 (5.81%) COM+
10 4 (4.65%) WCF
11 3 (3.49%) JDBC
12 2 (2.33%) COM
13 1 (1.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 1 (1.16%) Qt
13 1 (1.16%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.74%) Clustering
2 7 (8.14%) Open Source
3 6 (6.98%) NHS
3 6 (6.98%) GIS
4 5 (5.81%) Digital Media
4 5 (5.81%) Graphic Design
5 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.33%) EPoS
7 1 (1.16%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.16%) CAN bus
7 1 (1.16%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 40 (46.51%) Windows
2 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (6.98%) Linux
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.05%) ITIL
2 24 (27.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (24.42%) MVC
4 19 (22.09%) ITIL V3
4 19 (22.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 17 (19.77%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.77%) Software Engineering
6 16 (18.60%) Web Development
7 12 (13.95%) OO
7 12 (13.95%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.79%) Time Management
8 11 (12.79%) SOA
9 8 (9.30%) Compatibility Testing
9 8 (9.30%) Capacity Management
10 7 (8.14%) Integration Testing
10 7 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (6.98%) ERP
12 5 (5.81%) Use Case
12 5 (5.81%) Web Design
12 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) SQL
2 28 (32.56%) C#
3 12 (13.95%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.47%) C++
5 6 (6.98%) Java
5 6 (6.98%) C
6 5 (5.81%) PHP
7 1 (1.16%) X++
7 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.16%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 24 (27.91%) Degree
3 23 (26.74%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (6.98%) BC Cleared
5 6 (6.98%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (5.81%) MCAD
6 5 (5.81%) MCSD
7 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (4.65%) CCNA
7 4 (4.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (3.49%) MCDST
9 2 (2.33%) MCSE
10 1 (1.16%) MCSA
10 1 (1.16%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) HL7
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 30 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.91%) VMware ESX
3 19 (22.09%) vSphere
4 8 (9.30%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) NetBackup
2 21 (24.42%) Backup Exec
3 14 (16.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.81%) WSUS
5 3 (3.49%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (1.16%) SCCM
6 1 (1.16%) SCOM
6 1 (1.16%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.16%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 26 (30.23%) VMware
2 25 (29.07%) Veritas
3 24 (27.91%) Sophos
4 22 (25.58%) Symantec
5 19 (22.09%) Citrix
6 17 (19.77%) Oracle
7 6 (6.98%) ESRI
8 5 (5.81%) Northgate
8 5 (5.81%) CommVault
9 3 (3.49%) Cisco
10 2 (2.33%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.16%) IBM
11 1 (1.16%) SAP
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Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
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Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
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Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: £19000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
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Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
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Lisburn, County Antrim
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Salary: £25000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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