The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 6 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 35 32 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 15.56% 27.83% 21.13%
As % of the Vendors category 36.08% 50.00% 34.88%
Number of salaries quoted 35 18 14
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +10.29%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £33,550 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £39,400
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +1.33% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 97 64 43
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 43.11% 55.65% 60.56%
Number of salaries quoted 77 36 29
Median salary £35,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.33% +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £31,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Belfast over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Belfast region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 27 (46.55%) MS Excel
2 22 (37.93%) .NET
3 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
3 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (29.31%) C#
5 15 (25.86%) Java
6 14 (24.14%) SQL
6 14 (24.14%) Windows
7 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
8 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
8 12 (20.69%) Presales
9 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
9 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
9 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
10 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (17.24%) HTML
10 10 (17.24%) CSS
10 10 (17.24%) UML
10 10 (17.24%) TOGAF
10 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
10 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 10 (17.24%) Open Source
11 9 (15.52%) WPF
11 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
11 9 (15.52%) Degree
11 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (15.52%) Forcepoint
11 9 (15.52%) MCSA
12 8 (13.79%) Web Services
12 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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 11 (18.97%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (18.97%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (10.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.72%) CMS
6 1 (1.72%) IIS
6 1 (1.72%) Kentico
6 1 (1.72%) SAS
Applications
1 27 (46.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.45%) MS Office
4 1 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) assyst
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (3.45%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.45%) VPN
2 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 1 (1.72%) Firewall
3 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Legal
2 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Marketing
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Automotive
4 1 (1.72%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (34.48%) Developer
2 10 (17.24%) Architect
2 10 (17.24%) Technical Architect
3 8 (13.79%) .NET Developer
4 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
5 6 (10.34%) Applications Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (10.34%) Xamarin Developer
6 5 (8.62%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Messaging Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) C# .NET Developer
9 2 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.45%) E-Business Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Messaging Support Analyst
9 2 (3.45%) Oracle Supply Chain Functional Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Supply Chain Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (37.93%) .NET
2 13 (22.41%) ASP.NET
3 12 (20.69%) AngularJS
4 10 (17.24%) CSS
4 10 (17.24%) HTML
5 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
5 9 (15.52%) WPF
6 8 (13.79%) Web Services
7 7 (12.07%) jQuery
8 6 (10.34%) Entity Framework
8 6 (10.34%) Sass
8 6 (10.34%) Silverlight
8 6 (10.34%) XML
9 4 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 3 (5.17%) ADO.NET
10 3 (5.17%) LINQ
10 3 (5.17%) WCF
11 2 (3.45%) Ember.js
11 2 (3.45%) JSON
11 2 (3.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
1 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
1 6 (10.34%) Replication
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.45%) Fintech
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) CMDB
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.72%) EPoS
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (10.34%) Android
3 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
3 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Presales
3 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
3 10 (17.24%) Open Source
3 10 (17.24%) TOGAF
3 10 (17.24%) UML
4 6 (10.34%) Android Development
4 6 (10.34%) iOS Development
4 6 (10.34%) Mobile Development
5 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 4 (6.90%) ITIL
6 4 (6.90%) MVC
6 4 (6.90%) Project Management
6 4 (6.90%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.17%) Change Management
7 3 (5.17%) ERP
7 3 (5.17%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
8 2 (3.45%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) C#
2 15 (25.86%) Java
3 14 (24.14%) SQL
4 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.90%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 9 (15.52%) MCSA
3 3 (5.17%) MCP
4 2 (3.45%) MCDST
4 2 (3.45%) MCITP
4 2 (3.45%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) CISA
5 1 (1.72%) CISM
5 1 (1.72%) CISSP
5 1 (1.72%) CRISC
5 1 (1.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.72%) PMP
5 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Hyper-V
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.62%) XenApp
3 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
3 5 (8.62%) XenServer
4 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.72%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) WMI
Vendors
1 9 (15.52%) Forcepoint
2 7 (12.07%) Cisco
3 6 (10.34%) IBM
3 6 (10.34%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Xamarin
4 5 (8.62%) Citrix
4 5 (8.62%) Sophos
4 5 (8.62%) Veeam
5 3 (5.17%) Apple
5 3 (5.17%) HP
5 3 (5.17%) Oracle
6 2 (3.45%) Adobe
6 2 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.45%) Remedy
6 2 (3.45%) Reuters
6 2 (3.45%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.72%) Draytek
7 1 (1.72%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.72%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.72%) Symantec
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