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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 3 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 62 35 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.14% 24.82% 11.83%
As % of the Vendors category 45.26% 48.61% 22.45%
Number of salaries quoted 61 24 11
Median salary £26,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £32,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,750 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +1.33%

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
137 72 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 48.93% 51.06% 52.69%
Number of salaries quoted 118 49 27
Median salary £30,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,250 £42,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +2.40%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 43 £34,250 -8.66% 8
County Tyrone - 7 £23,500 -
County Armagh - 6 £47,500 -
County Londonderry +2 1 £19,500 -40.00%
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 53 (60.23%) MS Excel
2 33 (37.50%) Windows
3 27 (30.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (25.00%) Degree
5 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
6 20 (22.73%) .NET
7 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
7 19 (21.59%) VMware
8 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (17.05%) SQL
11 14 (15.91%) C#
11 14 (15.91%) ERP
11 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
12 13 (14.77%) Citrix
12 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
12 13 (14.77%) Office 365
13 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
13 12 (13.64%) Business Development
14 11 (12.50%) Java
15 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
15 10 (11.36%) MS Office
15 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
15 10 (11.36%) Project Management
16 9 (10.23%) HTML
16 9 (10.23%) Cisco
16 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
16 9 (10.23%) Presales

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 13 (14.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.95%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.41%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.27%) CMS
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) IIS
6 1 (1.14%) Kentico
6 1 (1.14%) SAS
Applications
1 53 (60.23%) MS Excel
2 10 (11.36%) MS Office
3 7 (7.95%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (6.82%) MS Project
5 1 (1.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.41%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.14%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Office 365
2 9 (10.23%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.95%) Firewall
1 7 (7.95%) SAN
2 6 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (6.82%) VoIP
2 6 (6.82%) VPN
3 5 (5.68%) DHCP
3 5 (5.68%) DNS
3 5 (5.68%) LAN
4 4 (4.55%) Internet
5 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.27%) WAN
7 1 (1.14%) Intranet
7 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.27%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.27%) SSDT
5 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.14%) MySQL
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (11.36%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.95%) Finance
3 6 (6.82%) Back Office
3 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.27%) Banking
5 2 (2.27%) Legal
5 2 (2.27%) Marketing
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
6 1 (1.14%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Developer
2 12 (13.64%) Architect
2 12 (13.64%) Support Engineer
2 12 (13.64%) Technical Architect
3 9 (10.23%) IT Support
3 9 (10.23%) Support Technician
4 8 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 7 (7.95%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Administrator
5 7 (7.95%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.68%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 5 (5.68%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.68%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (5.68%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (4.55%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.73%) .NET
2 12 (13.64%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.23%) HTML
4 8 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 8 (9.09%) CSS
4 8 (9.09%) XML
5 7 (7.95%) .NET Framework
5 7 (7.95%) WPF
6 6 (6.82%) Silverlight
7 5 (5.68%) Entity Framework
7 5 (5.68%) Sass
7 5 (5.68%) Web Services
8 4 (4.55%) jQuery
9 2 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.14%) Ember.js
10 1 (1.14%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.14%) React
10 1 (1.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.82%) Public Cloud
2 5 (5.68%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.68%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.68%) Replication
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.27%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.27%) EPoS
5 2 (2.27%) Smart Energy
6 1 (1.14%) CMDB
6 1 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) Fintech
6 1 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 33 (37.50%) Windows
2 9 (10.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.68%) Android
5 5 (5.68%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.27%) Linux
7 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.91%) ERP
3 12 (13.64%) Business Development
4 10 (11.36%) Project Management
5 9 (10.23%) Presales
6 8 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 7 (7.95%) Infrastructure Management
7 7 (7.95%) Migration
7 7 (7.95%) Open Source
7 7 (7.95%) TOGAF
7 7 (7.95%) UML
8 6 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.82%) Change Control
8 6 (6.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (6.82%) Data Protection
8 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (6.82%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (6.82%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.68%) Android Development
9 5 (5.68%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) SQL
2 14 (15.91%) C#
3 11 (12.50%) Java
4 10 (11.36%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.68%) VB.NET
6 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.27%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) C++
8 1 (1.14%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.14%) Perl
8 1 (1.14%) PHP
8 1 (1.14%) VB6
8 1 (1.14%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (25.00%) Degree
3 8 (9.09%) MCSA
3 8 (9.09%) MCSE
4 7 (7.95%) Security Cleared
5 6 (6.82%) HND
5 6 (6.82%) MCITP
6 5 (5.68%) CCNA
6 5 (5.68%) CCNP
6 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.27%) CISA
7 2 (2.27%) CISM
7 2 (2.27%) CISSP
7 2 (2.27%) CRISC
7 2 (2.27%) MCP
8 1 (1.14%) MCDST
8 1 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.14%) PMP
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) GCP
2 3 (3.41%) QA
3 2 (2.27%) SLA
4 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.14%) ISO27002
4 1 (1.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 21 (23.86%) Hyper-V
2 18 (20.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.91%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (6.82%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (4.55%) XenApp
5 4 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.55%) XenServer
6 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.14%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
1 1 (1.14%) Nessus
1 1 (1.14%) SCCM
1 1 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
1 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (21.59%) VMware
2 13 (14.77%) Citrix
3 9 (10.23%) Cisco
4 6 (6.82%) Google
5 5 (5.68%) Forcepoint
5 5 (5.68%) IBM
5 5 (5.68%) Xamarin
6 4 (4.55%) HP
6 4 (4.55%) Oracle
6 4 (4.55%) Sophos
6 4 (4.55%) Veeam
7 2 (2.27%) Adobe
7 2 (2.27%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (2.27%) Apple
7 2 (2.27%) Ciena
7 2 (2.27%) Huawei
7 2 (2.27%) Nokia
7 2 (2.27%) Tellabs
8 1 (1.14%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.14%) Snow
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