Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
27 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 9 25
Rank change year-on-year -23 +16 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 71 60 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.74% 18.46% 8.63%
As % of the Cloud Services category 39.89% 65.22% 31.58%
Number of salaries quoted 31 20 17
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £16,850
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,625 £26,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £41,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.52% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £49,375 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £61,000 £62,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 178 92 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.42% 28.31% 27.34%
Number of salaries quoted 118 33 68
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,250 £25,800
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,625 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £42,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +48.81% -6.67% +5.88%
75th Percentile £78,438 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £66,000 £62,875
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -30 52 £37,500 -9.09% 12
County Londonderry - 11 £70,000 - 1
County Armagh - 5 £27,500 - 1
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 41 (57.75%) SQL
1 41 (57.75%) AWS
2 37 (52.11%) Software Engineering
2 37 (52.11%) Kubernetes
3 35 (49.30%) Linux
4 31 (43.66%) Software Testing
5 30 (42.25%) Docker
6 29 (40.85%) Computer Science
7 28 (39.44%) QA
8 27 (38.03%) AngularJS
8 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
9 26 (36.62%) Python
9 26 (36.62%) Analytics
9 26 (36.62%) NoSQL
9 26 (36.62%) Artificial Intelligence
10 25 (35.21%) Google
10 25 (35.21%) Microservices
11 24 (33.80%) Computer Vision
11 24 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (32.39%) Data Analytics
12 23 (32.39%) PhD
12 23 (32.39%) C++
12 23 (32.39%) Threat Analysis
12 23 (32.39%) Deep Learning
12 23 (32.39%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (32.39%) Collaborative Working
13 22 (30.99%) C#
13 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
14 16 (22.54%) RESTful

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 (1.41%) CMS
1 1 (1.41%) Headless CMS
Cloud Services
1 41 (57.75%) AWS
2 15 (21.13%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (14.08%) Serverless
4 9 (12.68%) Azure Key Vault
5 8 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (11.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 8 (11.27%) Azure Functions
6 3 (4.23%) PaaS
6 3 (4.23%) SaaS
7 2 (2.82%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.90%) Internet
2 8 (11.27%) Network Security
3 4 (5.63%) Firewall
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) NoSQL
2 16 (22.54%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.27%) MySQL
4 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.41%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (11.27%) JIRA
2 7 (9.86%) Selenium
3 6 (8.45%) Appium
3 6 (8.45%) Postman
3 6 (8.45%) SoapUI
4 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.82%) JUnit
6 1 (1.41%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.86%) Social Skills
2 5 (7.04%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.23%) Back Office
3 3 (4.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Finance
4 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Cloud Engineer
1 27 (38.03%) Software Engineer
2 23 (32.39%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Developer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Cloud Engineer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Engineer
4 15 (21.13%) Principal Software Engineer
4 15 (21.13%) Software Developer
5 7 (9.86%) .NET Developer
5 7 (9.86%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) .NET Software Developer
6 5 (7.04%) QA Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Technical Architect
7 4 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Platform Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.23%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.23%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (38.03%) AngularJS
2 16 (22.54%) RESTful
3 7 (9.86%) .NET
3 7 (9.86%) REST
4 6 (8.45%) ASP.NET
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (7.04%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (7.04%) jQuery
6 4 (5.63%) WCF
7 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.82%) Entity Framework
7 2 (2.82%) Spring Boot
8 1 (1.41%) HTML
8 1 (1.41%) Jest
8 1 (1.41%) KnockoutJS
8 1 (1.41%) React
8 1 (1.41%) Redux
8 1 (1.41%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (32.39%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (9.86%) Internet of Things
2 7 (9.86%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (4.23%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 35 (49.30%) Linux
2 7 (9.86%) Unix
3 2 (2.82%) Windows
4 1 (1.41%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (52.11%) Software Engineering
2 31 (43.66%) Software Testing
3 29 (40.85%) Computer Science
4 26 (36.62%) Analytics
4 26 (36.62%) Artificial Intelligence
5 25 (35.21%) Microservices
6 24 (33.80%) Computer Vision
6 24 (33.80%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (32.39%) Collaborative Working
7 23 (32.39%) Data Analytics
7 23 (32.39%) Deep Learning
7 23 (32.39%) Threat Analysis
8 22 (30.99%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (21.13%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (21.13%) Product Management
9 15 (21.13%) User Stories
10 14 (19.72%) DevOps
11 12 (16.90%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.68%) Full Stack Development
12 9 (12.68%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (57.75%) SQL
2 26 (36.62%) Python
3 23 (32.39%) C++
4 22 (30.99%) C#
5 10 (14.08%) JavaScript
6 8 (11.27%) Java
7 7 (9.86%) Go
8 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.41%) Groovy
10 1 (1.41%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (32.39%) PhD
2 6 (8.45%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.23%) Degree
5 2 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (39.44%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) Accessibility
System Software
1 30 (42.25%) Docker
2 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.27%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (52.11%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.63%) Ansible
3 1 (1.41%) CASB
3 1 (1.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (38.03%) Microsoft
2 25 (35.21%) Google
3 8 (11.27%) Sony
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.86%) Xamarin
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco
6 3 (4.23%) Oracle
7 1 (1.41%) EMC
7 1 (1.41%) IBM
7 1 (1.41%) SAP
7 1 (1.41%) VMware