Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +13 +6 +15
Permanent jobs citing Azure 61 47 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.89% 8.50% 7.52%
As % of the Cloud Services category 65.59% 31.13% 29.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20 15 17
Median annual salary £41,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £15,400 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,000 £63,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%

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 93 151 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.79% 27.31% 25.24%
Number of salaries quoted 35 66 68
Median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £29,750 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,125 £69,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +21 61 £41,250 +10.00% 15
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 45 (73.77%) C#
2 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (70.49%) Microsoft
4 42 (68.85%) Scrum
5 39 (63.93%) AWS
6 32 (52.46%) .NET
7 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
8 27 (44.26%) Software Engineering
9 25 (40.98%) Oracle
10 24 (39.34%) RESTful
11 20 (32.79%) Investment Management
12 19 (31.15%) Java
13 16 (26.23%) JMeter
14 13 (21.31%) React
15 12 (19.67%) DevOps
15 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
15 12 (19.67%) Selenium
16 11 (18.03%) Performance Testing
16 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
16 11 (18.03%) User Stories
16 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
16 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
17 10 (16.39%) COM
17 10 (16.39%) Python
17 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
17 10 (16.39%) GCP
17 10 (16.39%) Line Management
18 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
18 9 (14.75%) BDD
18 9 (14.75%) HTML

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 3 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (4.92%) IIS
2 1 (1.64%) Gunicorn
Cloud Services
1 39 (63.93%) AWS
2 10 (16.39%) GCP
3 6 (9.84%) GitHub
4 4 (6.56%) Azure Stack
4 4 (6.56%) Logic Apps
5 3 (4.92%) G Suite
6 1 (1.64%) IaaS
6 1 (1.64%) PaaS
6 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) SSL
2 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.64%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.64%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.64%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.64%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) JMeter
2 12 (19.67%) Selenium
3 10 (16.39%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.20%) Cucumber
4 5 (8.20%) JIRA
4 5 (8.20%) Mocha
4 5 (8.20%) NUnit
4 5 (8.20%) Postman
4 5 (8.20%) Spock
4 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.28%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.28%) Law
1 2 (3.28%) Legal
2 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 27 (44.26%) Developer
2 15 (24.59%) Software Developer
3 13 (21.31%) Senior Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Senior Test Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Test Engineer
5 8 (13.11%) Senior Software Developer
6 7 (11.48%) Senior Software Engineer
6 7 (11.48%) Software Engineer
7 6 (9.84%) .NET Developer
7 6 (9.84%) Azure Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Performance Test Leader
8 5 (8.20%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (8.20%) Test Leader
8 5 (8.20%) UI Developer
9 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.28%) Lead Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Lead Software Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Python Developer
9 2 (3.28%) Security Architect
9 2 (3.28%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (52.46%) .NET
2 29 (47.54%) AngularJS
3 24 (39.34%) RESTful
4 13 (21.31%) React
5 10 (16.39%) COM
6 9 (14.75%) HTML
7 7 (11.48%) ASP.NET
8 6 (9.84%) CSS
9 4 (6.56%) .NET Framework
9 4 (6.56%) Angular 2
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (4.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 3 (4.92%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (4.92%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (4.92%) TensorFlow
10 3 (4.92%) Vue.js
10 3 (4.92%) WCF
11 2 (3.28%) Django
11 2 (3.28%) Flask
11 2 (3.28%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.56%) Virtual Team
3 3 (4.92%) N-Tier
3 3 (4.92%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.28%) Robotics
5 1 (1.64%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.56%) Linux
1 4 (6.56%) Windows
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
2 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (72.13%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (68.85%) Scrum
3 27 (44.26%) Software Engineering
4 20 (32.79%) Investment Management
5 12 (19.67%) DevOps
6 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Performance Testing
6 11 (18.03%) Test Automation
6 11 (18.03%) User Stories
7 10 (16.39%) Line Management
8 9 (14.75%) BDD
8 9 (14.75%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (11.48%) TDD
10 6 (9.84%) API Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Architectural Design
10 6 (9.84%) Fintech
10 6 (9.84%) System Testing
10 6 (9.84%) Unit Testing
11 5 (8.20%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 45 (73.77%) C#
2 19 (31.15%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.39%) Python
5 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.56%) SQL
7 3 (4.92%) Google Apps Script
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.92%) VBA
8 2 (3.28%) Go
9 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.64%) Ruby
9 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) Active Directory
1 2 (3.28%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.92%) Kibana
3 2 (3.28%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.64%) Ansible
4 1 (1.64%) Puppet
4 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (70.49%) Microsoft
2 25 (40.98%) Oracle
3 6 (9.84%) Databricks
3 6 (9.84%) Google
4 5 (8.20%) HP
5 3 (4.92%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (4.92%) Blue Prism
5 3 (4.92%) UiPath
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
6 1 (1.64%) VMware