Period
to 15 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Azure skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Azure over the 6 months to 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 20 22
Rank change year-on-year +4 +2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Azure 40 52 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.35% 9.32% 11.25%
As % of the Cloud Services category 40.82% 46.85% 40.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 46
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -21.05% +26.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,750 £33,750
90th Percentile £58,500 £67,500 £51,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% -4.35% +9.52%

Azure is in the Cloud Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for cloud computing skills.

All Cloud Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for cloud computing skills 98 111 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.25% 19.89% 27.81%
Number of salaries quoted 51 71 104
Median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -15.79% +20.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £33,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £68,750
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +6.80%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Azure as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Northern Ireland

Azure
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Azure in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Azure in Northern Ireland

Azure
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Azure in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Azure in Northern Ireland

Azure
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 Azure within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 January 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +10 40 £45,000 +20.00% 16
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, IT jobs citing Azure also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Azure.

1 26 (65.00%) C#
2 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (55.00%) .NET
5 21 (52.50%) Scrum
6 19 (47.50%) AWS
7 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
8 15 (37.50%) AngularJS
9 12 (30.00%) RESTful
9 12 (30.00%) React
10 10 (25.00%) Oracle
11 9 (22.50%) Investment Management
12 7 (17.50%) Java
12 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
13 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
13 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
14 5 (12.50%) ITIL
14 5 (12.50%) Windows
14 5 (12.50%) Linux
14 5 (12.50%) Python
14 5 (12.50%) VMware
14 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 5 (12.50%) User Stories
15 4 (10.00%) Go
15 4 (10.00%) BDD
15 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (10.00%) Veeam
15 4 (10.00%) Google
15 4 (10.00%) MVC

Azure
Co-occurring 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 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (2.50%) IIS
1 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 19 (47.50%) AWS
2 3 (7.50%) GCP
3 2 (5.00%) GitHub
3 2 (5.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.50%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) LAN
1 4 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) JMeter
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium
3 2 (5.00%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Mocha
4 1 (2.50%) NUnit
4 1 (2.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.50%) Spock
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Software Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Software Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Architect
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Storage Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (5.00%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (55.00%) .NET
2 15 (37.50%) AngularJS
3 12 (30.00%) React
3 12 (30.00%) RESTful
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Core
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (7.50%) REST
4 3 (7.50%) WCF
5 2 (5.00%) Angular 2
5 2 (5.00%) COM
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (5.00%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (5.00%) Material Design
5 2 (5.00%) Node.js
5 2 (5.00%) Vue.js
6 1 (2.50%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (5.00%) Smart City
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
1 5 (12.50%) Windows
2 4 (10.00%) Unix
2 4 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (57.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (52.50%) Scrum
3 18 (45.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (22.50%) Investment Management
5 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (12.50%) User Stories
7 4 (10.00%) BDD
7 4 (10.00%) Coaching
7 4 (10.00%) DevOps
7 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
8 3 (7.50%) Creative Thinking
8 3 (7.50%) Fintech
8 3 (7.50%) Manual Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (7.50%) SOA
8 3 (7.50%) SOLID
8 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (65.00%) C#
2 7 (17.50%) Java
2 7 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 5 (12.50%) Python
4 4 (10.00%) Go
4 4 (10.00%) SQL
5 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
1 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.00%) HNC
2 2 (5.00%) HND
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (7.50%) Docker
4 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) vCenter Server
1 4 (10.00%) vRealize
2 3 (7.50%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.50%) Ansible
3 1 (2.50%) Puppet
3 1 (2.50%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 10 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Google
4 4 (10.00%) Veeam
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) Splunk