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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 42 52 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.77% 31.71% 25.53%
As % of the Vendors category 47.73% 59.77% 35.93%
Number of salaries quoted 15 40 35
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +31.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
88 87 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 53.99% 53.05% 71.06%
Number of salaries quoted 24 67 72
Average salary £26,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £23,000 £20,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%

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 1 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 1 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 -3 36 £42,500 +13.33% 14
County Londonderry -5 5 £60,000 -
County Down - 1 £26,500 -
Microsoft
UK

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 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 51 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 38 (43.68%) Windows
3 36 (41.38%) .NET
4 34 (39.08%) SQL
5 33 (37.93%) C#
5 33 (37.93%) Degree
6 29 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
8 27 (31.03%) DHCP
8 27 (31.03%) DNS
8 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
8 27 (31.03%) ITIL
8 27 (31.03%) Firewall
9 26 (29.89%) VMware
9 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
10 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
10 24 (27.59%) Veritas
10 24 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
10 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
11 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (26.44%) Sophos
11 23 (26.44%) VMware ESX
11 23 (26.44%) NetBackup
11 23 (26.44%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (26.44%) IIS
12 22 (25.29%) MVC
12 22 (25.29%) Clustering
12 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
13 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (24.14%) Web Development

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (26.44%) IIS
2 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (16.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 13 (14.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (9.20%) WebSphere
5 8 (9.20%) SharePoint
6 6 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (5.75%) Tomcat
8 4 (4.60%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (2.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 29 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Project
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.03%) DHCP
1 27 (31.03%) DNS
1 27 (31.03%) Firewall
2 20 (22.99%) SAN
3 19 (21.84%) NAS
4 9 (10.34%) Internet
5 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.60%) LAN
6 3 (3.45%) WAN
6 3 (3.45%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.30%) Network Security
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.15%) VoIP
8 1 (1.15%) VPN
8 1 (1.15%) HTTP
8 1 (1.15%) CTI
8 1 (1.15%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (58.62%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (13.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (5.75%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.15%) OLTP
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 24 (27.59%) Visual Studio
2 19 (21.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.75%) Rational Rose
3 5 (5.75%) NUnit
3 5 (5.75%) MSTest
4 2 (2.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.15%) JMeter
5 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.15%) JIRA
5 1 (1.15%) SilkPerformer
5 1 (1.15%) Subversion
5 1 (1.15%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (1.15%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 5 (5.75%) Advertising
2 4 (4.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Law
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (22.99%) Software Engineer
2 19 (21.84%) Developer
3 18 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (16.09%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Senior Software Engineer
5 8 (9.20%) Senior Software Developer
5 8 (9.20%) Analyst
5 8 (9.20%) Senior Developer
6 7 (8.05%) Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Graduate
7 5 (5.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.75%) Implementation Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Consultant
7 5 (5.75%) Integration Engineer
7 5 (5.75%) Implementation Consultant
8 4 (4.60%) Service Manager
8 4 (4.60%) Graduate Software Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Graduate Developer
8 4 (4.60%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 4 (4.60%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.38%) .NET
2 26 (29.89%) ASP.NET
3 21 (24.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 19 (21.84%) HTML
5 16 (18.39%) Web Services
6 13 (14.94%) XML
7 12 (13.79%) CSS
7 12 (13.79%) jQuery
8 10 (11.49%) XSLT
9 6 (6.90%) Ajax
9 6 (6.90%) .NET Framework
10 5 (5.75%) SOAP
10 5 (5.75%) COM+
10 5 (5.75%) JSON
10 5 (5.75%) YUI
11 3 (3.45%) JDBC
11 3 (3.45%) WCF
12 2 (2.30%) Silverlight
12 2 (2.30%) COM
12 2 (2.30%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (25.29%) Clustering
3 9 (10.34%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.90%) User Experience
4 6 (6.90%) NHS
5 3 (3.45%) Open Source
6 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.30%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.30%) Graphic Design
6 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.30%) GIS
7 1 (1.15%) IVR
7 1 (1.15%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.15%) Statistics
7 1 (1.15%) Physics
7 1 (1.15%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.15%) Biology
7 1 (1.15%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 38 (43.68%) Windows
2 18 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (11.49%) Linux
6 9 (10.34%) UNIX
7 6 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.03%) ITIL
2 24 (27.59%) Software Engineering
3 23 (26.44%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (26.44%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (25.29%) MVC
5 21 (24.14%) Web Development
6 18 (20.69%) ITIL V3
6 18 (20.69%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 14 (16.09%) Time Management
8 9 (10.34%) SOA
9 8 (9.20%) Unit Testing
9 8 (9.20%) OO
10 7 (8.05%) Compatibility Testing
10 7 (8.05%) Capacity Management
11 6 (6.90%) Integration Testing
11 6 (6.90%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (5.75%) UML
12 5 (5.75%) OOP
12 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (5.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 34 (39.08%) SQL
2 33 (37.93%) C#
3 15 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 14 (16.09%) Java
5 8 (9.20%) C++
6 6 (6.90%) C
7 2 (2.30%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.30%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) Python
8 1 (1.15%) VB
8 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.15%) X++
Qualifications
1 33 (37.93%) Degree
2 28 (32.18%) Security Cleared
3 22 (25.29%) SC Cleared
4 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.75%) MCAD
5 5 (5.75%) MCSD
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.60%) CCNA
7 3 (3.45%) MCITP
8 2 (2.30%) BC Cleared
8 2 (2.30%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (1.15%) MCSA
9 1 (1.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) HL7
2 2 (2.30%) QA
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 23 (26.44%) VMware ESX
3 20 (22.99%) vSphere
4 7 (8.05%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.15%) XenApp
6 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (26.44%) NetBackup
2 20 (22.99%) Backup Exec
3 13 (14.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (5.75%) WSUS
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 26 (29.89%) VMware
2 24 (27.59%) Veritas
3 23 (26.44%) Sophos
4 21 (24.14%) Symantec
5 20 (22.99%) Oracle
6 19 (21.84%) Citrix
7 5 (5.75%) JBoss
7 5 (5.75%) Cisco
7 5 (5.75%) CommVault
7 5 (5.75%) Northgate
8 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.30%) Actimize
9 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.30%) Ab Initio
9 2 (2.30%) ESRI
9 2 (2.30%) HP
10 1 (1.15%) Compaq
10 1 (1.15%) IBM
10 1 (1.15%) SAP
10 1 (1.15%) Juniper
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