Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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.

Microsoft
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 2 6
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 136 75 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 37.78% 25.25% 20.74%
As % of the Vendors category 60.99% 54.74% 38.36%
Number of salaries quoted 51 69 23
Belfast median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,000 £52,500
County Antrim median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +23.08%

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Belfast.

All Vendors
Belfast
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 223 137 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 61.94% 46.13% 54.07%
Number of salaries quoted 112 101 48
Belfast median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% -5.88% +39.34%
10th Percentile £24,850 £26,250 £23,725
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
County Antrim median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +31.15%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 87 (63.97%) Oracle
2 71 (52.21%) Legal
3 59 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (38.97%) Scrum
5 50 (36.76%) SQL Server
6 49 (36.03%) .NET
7 42 (30.88%) Finance
8 39 (28.68%) C#
9 38 (27.94%) SDLC
10 35 (25.74%) AngularJS
10 35 (25.74%) Migration
11 32 (23.53%) Workflow
12 31 (22.79%) Kanban
13 30 (22.06%) Capacity Planning
13 30 (22.06%) Computer Science
13 30 (22.06%) ASP.NET
13 30 (22.06%) Relational Database
14 29 (21.32%) SQL
14 29 (21.32%) Degree
15 28 (20.59%) Management Information System
15 28 (20.59%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (19.12%) HTML
16 26 (19.12%) JavaScript
17 25 (18.38%) Stakeholder Management
17 25 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
18 24 (17.65%) Python
18 24 (17.65%) Customer-Centricity
19 22 (16.18%) Project Management
19 22 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
20 21 (15.44%) jQuery

Microsoft
Co-occurring 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 17 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 14 (10.29%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (10.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (8.82%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.21%) IIS
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.74%) CMS
6 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (15.44%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (13.97%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (13.24%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (10.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.21%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (16.18%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (11.03%) PaaS
3 15 (11.03%) SaaS
4 12 (8.82%) iPaaS
5 6 (4.41%) npm
6 4 (2.94%) Office 365
7 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.47%) GitHub
8 2 (1.47%) Slack
8 2 (1.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.15%) LAN
1 7 (5.15%) SAN
1 7 (5.15%) WAN
2 6 (4.41%) DNS
2 6 (4.41%) Firewall
2 6 (4.41%) IP Telephony
2 6 (4.41%) SNMP
3 5 (3.68%) DHCP
3 5 (3.68%) FTP
3 5 (3.68%) HTTP
3 5 (3.68%) Kerberos
3 5 (3.68%) LDAP
3 5 (3.68%) SMTP
3 5 (3.68%) SSH
3 5 (3.68%) SSL
3 5 (3.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.68%) VPN
4 2 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (0.74%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (36.76%) SQL Server
2 30 (22.06%) Relational Database
3 17 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 13 (9.56%) Oracle Database
4 13 (9.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (8.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (5.15%) DocumentDB
6 7 (5.15%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.41%) Ingres
7 6 (4.41%) MySQL
7 6 (4.41%) Oracle Reports
8 5 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle BI EE
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Bitbucket
1 12 (8.82%) GitLab
1 12 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.09%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.09%) Subversion
3 10 (7.35%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (5.15%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (5.15%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.41%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.41%) JUnit
5 6 (4.41%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (4.41%) Mockito
5 6 (4.41%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (4.41%) Protractor
6 3 (2.21%) JDeveloper
6 3 (2.21%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (52.21%) Legal
2 42 (30.88%) Finance
3 11 (8.09%) Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Investment Banking
3 11 (8.09%) Prime Brokerage
4 6 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.21%) Marketing
6 1 (0.74%) Advertising
6 1 (0.74%) Automotive
6 1 (0.74%) Retail
6 1 (0.74%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 55 (40.44%) Developer
2 24 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 20 (14.71%) DBA
4 18 (13.24%) Software Developer
5 14 (10.29%) Architect
6 12 (8.82%) Technical Architect
7 11 (8.09%) Scrum Master
8 10 (7.35%) Administrator
8 10 (7.35%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (7.35%) SQL DBA
9 9 (6.62%) Analyst
10 8 (5.88%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.88%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (5.88%) Project Manager
11 7 (5.15%) QA Analyst
11 7 (5.15%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (5.15%) Test Analyst
12 6 (4.41%) Angular Developer
12 6 (4.41%) Network Engineer
12 6 (4.41%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (36.03%) .NET
2 35 (25.74%) AngularJS
3 30 (22.06%) ASP.NET
4 26 (19.12%) HTML
5 21 (15.44%) CSS
5 21 (15.44%) jQuery
6 17 (12.50%) .NET Framework
7 14 (10.29%) Entity Framework
7 14 (10.29%) Node.js
7 14 (10.29%) Web Services
8 13 (9.56%) RESTful
9 11 (8.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 11 (8.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 9 (6.62%) Backbone.js
10 9 (6.62%) HTML5
10 9 (6.62%) KnockoutJS
11 7 (5.15%) Angular 2
11 7 (5.15%) Classic ASP
12 6 (4.41%) JMS
12 6 (4.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.06%) Computer Science
2 28 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 16 (11.76%) User Experience
4 13 (9.56%) Fintech
5 11 (8.09%) Data Centre
5 11 (8.09%) Replication
6 8 (5.88%) Mobile App
7 5 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (2.21%) Raspberry Pi
9 2 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.74%) Handset
10 1 (0.74%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.44%) Linux
2 15 (11.03%) Windows
3 13 (9.56%) Unix
4 10 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (6.62%) Android
6 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.68%) Debian
7 5 (3.68%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.68%) Solaris
8 2 (1.47%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (43.38%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (38.97%) Scrum
3 38 (27.94%) SDLC
4 35 (25.74%) Migration
5 32 (23.53%) Workflow
6 31 (22.79%) Kanban
7 30 (22.06%) Capacity Planning
8 25 (18.38%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (17.65%) Customer-Centricity
10 22 (16.18%) Project Management
11 21 (15.44%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (13.97%) DevOps
13 19 (13.97%) MVC
13 19 (13.97%) Process Management
13 19 (13.97%) Ticket Management
14 18 (13.24%) Business Analysis
14 18 (13.24%) Dashboard Development
14 18 (13.24%) Traceability Matrix
14 18 (13.24%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.68%) C#
2 29 (21.32%) SQL
3 26 (19.12%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.65%) Python
5 19 (13.97%) Java
6 16 (11.76%) PHP
7 13 (9.56%) T-SQL
8 12 (8.82%) PowerShell
8 12 (8.82%) Ruby
9 10 (7.35%) Bash Shell
10 9 (6.62%) Perl
11 6 (4.41%) PL/SQL
11 6 (4.41%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.68%) VB.NET
13 3 (2.21%) C
14 1 (0.74%) VB
14 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (21.32%) Degree
2 28 (20.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (14.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.09%) PMI Certification
4 11 (8.09%) PMP
5 7 (5.15%) CCNA
5 7 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (5.15%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.68%) CCNP
6 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 5 (3.68%) Security Cleared
7 1 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.29%) Docker
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (5.88%) Active Directory
4 5 (3.68%) NFS
4 5 (3.68%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (12.50%) Puppet
2 12 (8.82%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.68%) Nagios
4 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 87 (63.97%) Oracle
2 15 (11.03%) Red Hat
3 10 (7.35%) Cisco
3 10 (7.35%) HP
4 9 (6.62%) IBM
5 6 (4.41%) EMC
5 6 (4.41%) VMware
6 5 (3.68%) 3PAR
6 5 (3.68%) NetApp
6 5 (3.68%) SonicWALL
6 5 (3.68%) Symantec
7 2 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (0.74%) Avaya
8 1 (0.74%) Citrix
8 1 (0.74%) CommVault
8 1 (0.74%) Dell
8 1 (0.74%) Juniper
8 1 (0.74%) Meraki
8 1 (0.74%) Polycom