Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 21 33
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12 +8
Permanent jobs citing Azure 54 73 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.44% 11.64% 7.56%
As % of the Cloud Services category 50.00% 42.20% 29.75%
Number of salaries quoted 24 42 13
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +25.00% +45.45%
10th Percentile £28,750 £33,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £66,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.35% +9.52% +5.00%

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 108 173 121
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.88% 27.59% 25.42%
Number of salaries quoted 67 102 73
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £47,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.05% +21.79% +16.42%
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,750 £24,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £68,750 £67,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £51,500
% change year-on-year - +6.80% +3.00%

Azure
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Azure in Northern Ireland

Azure
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Azure in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Azure in Northern Ireland

Azure
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Azure in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 0 48 £37,500 -25.00% 16
County Londonderry -2 4 £40,000 -
County Down - 1 £32,500 - 1
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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 39 (72.22%) C#
2 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 35 (64.81%) .NET
4 28 (51.85%) AWS
5 27 (50.00%) ASP.NET
6 25 (46.30%) MVC
7 24 (44.44%) .NET Framework
7 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
8 23 (42.59%) DevOps
8 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (40.74%) JavaScript
10 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (38.89%) Entity Framework
11 19 (35.19%) HTML
11 19 (35.19%) Oracle
11 19 (35.19%) CSS
12 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
13 17 (31.48%) Scrum
13 17 (31.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 16 (29.63%) RESTful
14 16 (29.63%) TDD
15 15 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design
15 15 (27.78%) TeamCity
15 15 (27.78%) System Testing
15 15 (27.78%) jQuery
15 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
15 15 (27.78%) Integration Testing
15 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
15 15 (27.78%) RDBMS
15 15 (27.78%) Web Services

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 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 4 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 3 (5.56%) IIS
2 3 (5.56%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.85%) JBoss
4 1 (1.85%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (51.85%) AWS
2 11 (20.37%) Office 365
3 4 (7.41%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (7.41%) PaaS
3 4 (7.41%) SaaS
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
5 1 (1.85%) DigitalOcean
5 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) SAN
2 2 (3.70%) Firewall
3 1 (1.85%) Internet
3 1 (1.85%) Skype
3 1 (1.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 15 (27.78%) RDBMS
2 15 (27.78%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.56%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (5.56%) GIS
5 1 (1.85%) Big Data
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.85%) Power BI
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Octopus Deploy
1 15 (27.78%) TeamCity
2 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.85%) Appium
3 1 (1.85%) JIRA
3 1 (1.85%) Selenium
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.41%) Banking
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
1 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
1 4 (7.41%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Legal
2 3 (5.56%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.70%) Local Government
4 1 (1.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 37 (68.52%) Developer
2 23 (42.59%) .NET Developer
3 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Developer
4 10 (18.52%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Developer
6 4 (7.41%) Architect
6 4 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.56%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Trainee
7 3 (5.56%) Trainee Developer
8 2 (3.70%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) Angular Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Full Stack Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Trainee Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (64.81%) .NET
2 27 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 24 (44.44%) .NET Framework
3 24 (44.44%) ASP.NET MVC
4 21 (38.89%) Entity Framework
5 19 (35.19%) CSS
5 19 (35.19%) HTML
6 17 (31.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (29.63%) RESTful
8 15 (27.78%) jQuery
8 15 (27.78%) Web Services
9 14 (25.93%) AngularJS
10 13 (24.07%) .NET Core
11 4 (7.41%) Angular 2
12 3 (5.56%) Backbone.js
12 3 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
12 3 (5.56%) React
13 2 (3.70%) Natural Language Processing
13 2 (3.70%) Node.js
14 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Public Cloud
2 4 (7.41%) Cloud Native
2 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.85%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.41%) Unix
4 3 (5.56%) Linux
5 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (46.30%) MVC
2 23 (42.59%) DevOps
3 21 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (31.48%) Scrum
5 16 (29.63%) TDD
6 15 (27.78%) Continuous Delivery
6 15 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (27.78%) CQRS
6 15 (27.78%) Domain-Driven Design
6 15 (27.78%) Integration Testing
6 15 (27.78%) System Testing
6 15 (27.78%) Unit Testing
7 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
8 5 (9.26%) Analytics
8 5 (9.26%) Mentoring
8 5 (9.26%) Technical Leadership
9 4 (7.41%) Service Management
10 3 (5.56%) ITIL
10 3 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) C#
2 22 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 9 (16.67%) SQL
4 4 (7.41%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.70%) Python
6 1 (1.85%) F#
6 1 (1.85%) Perl
6 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.85%) Ruby
6 1 (1.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (5.56%) MCSA
4 2 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
1 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.85%) Docker
5 1 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) WSUS
3 2 (3.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) vRealize
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.85%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 8 (14.81%) VMware
4 5 (9.26%) Citrix
5 3 (5.56%) CommVault
5 3 (5.56%) Veeam
6 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Dell Compellent
6 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (3.70%) Google
6 2 (3.70%) HP
6 2 (3.70%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.85%) arcserve
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Xamarin