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

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 7 14 23
Rank change year-on-year +7 +9 +32
Permanent jobs citing Azure 72 87 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.56% 13.74% 9.16%
As % of the Cloud Services category 69.90% 46.28% 36.27%
Number of salaries quoted 31 54 26
Median annual salary £42,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.00% +25.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,475 £24,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £66,750 £63,125
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%

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 103 188 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.12% 29.70% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 41 101 72
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +7 72 £42,000 -16.00% 9
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 53 (73.61%) AWS
2 41 (56.94%) C#
3 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
3 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (44.44%) .NET
5 29 (40.28%) Scrum
6 25 (34.72%) Oracle
6 25 (34.72%) DevOps
7 24 (33.33%) AngularJS
7 24 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 22 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
10 20 (27.78%) HTML
11 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
11 17 (23.61%) CSS
11 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
11 17 (23.61%) TDD
11 17 (23.61%) RESTful
12 16 (22.22%) Java
12 16 (22.22%) Python
13 15 (20.83%) Degree
14 13 (18.06%) Computer Science
15 12 (16.67%) Unit Testing
15 12 (16.67%) System Testing
15 12 (16.67%) JMeter
15 12 (16.67%) Entity Framework
15 12 (16.67%) GCP
16 11 (15.28%) Fintech
16 11 (15.28%) SQL
16 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET

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 6 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.17%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.39%) Gunicorn
4 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 53 (73.61%) AWS
2 12 (16.67%) GCP
3 5 (6.94%) GitHub
3 5 (6.94%) PaaS
4 4 (5.56%) Azure Stack
4 4 (5.56%) Logic Apps
5 3 (4.17%) G Suite
6 2 (2.78%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) Office 365
6 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.33%) WAN
2 3 (4.17%) SSL
3 2 (2.78%) Internet
3 2 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.39%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 7 (9.72%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (8.33%) Amazon Aurora
4 6 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 3 (4.17%) MySQL
7 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.39%) Redis
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (16.67%) JMeter
2 9 (12.50%) Selenium
3 8 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (8.33%) JIRA
4 6 (8.33%) Visual Studio
5 5 (6.94%) Postman
6 4 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (5.56%) TeamCity
7 3 (4.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (4.17%) Mocha
7 3 (4.17%) NUnit
7 3 (4.17%) Spock
8 1 (1.39%) Appium
8 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (8.33%) Legal
2 5 (6.94%) Marketing
3 3 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (1.39%) Finance
5 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (54.17%) Developer
2 15 (20.83%) .NET Developer
3 14 (19.44%) Software Developer
4 10 (13.89%) Senior Developer
5 7 (9.72%) Python Developer
6 6 (8.33%) Azure Developer
6 6 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) Python Developer - Fintech
6 6 (8.33%) Senior Software Developer
7 5 (6.94%) Performance Test Leader
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Test Leader
7 5 (6.94%) UI Developer
8 4 (5.56%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Leader
9 3 (4.17%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (44.44%) .NET
2 24 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 20 (27.78%) HTML
4 17 (23.61%) .NET Framework
4 17 (23.61%) CSS
4 17 (23.61%) RESTful
5 12 (16.67%) Entity Framework
6 11 (15.28%) ASP.NET
7 10 (13.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (12.50%) React
9 8 (11.11%) COM
9 8 (11.11%) jQuery
10 7 (9.72%) Django
10 7 (9.72%) Flask
11 4 (5.56%) Angular 2
11 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (5.56%) Node.js
11 4 (5.56%) Web Services
12 3 (4.17%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.56%) User Experience
3 4 (5.56%) Virtual Team
4 3 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Native
5 2 (2.78%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (2.78%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.78%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Robotics
6 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.89%) Linux
2 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 5 (6.94%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.39%) CentOS
5 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.39%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (51.39%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (40.28%) Scrum
3 25 (34.72%) DevOps
4 24 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 22 (30.56%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (23.61%) TDD
7 13 (18.06%) Computer Science
8 12 (16.67%) System Testing
8 12 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 11 (15.28%) Fintech
9 11 (15.28%) Investment Management
10 10 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
11 9 (12.50%) Kanban
11 9 (12.50%) Mentoring
11 9 (12.50%) Performance Testing
12 8 (11.11%) BDD
12 8 (11.11%) Line Management
12 8 (11.11%) Test Automation
12 8 (11.11%) User Stories
13 7 (9.72%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.94%) C#
2 21 (29.17%) JavaScript
3 16 (22.22%) Java
3 16 (22.22%) Python
4 11 (15.28%) SQL
5 3 (4.17%) Google Apps Script
5 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.17%) VB.NET
5 3 (4.17%) VBA
6 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (20.83%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) ISTQB
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.78%) MCSA
4 2 (2.78%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Docker
1 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 8 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (8.33%) KVM
3 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.94%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.17%) Kibana
4 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.78%) SCOM
4 2 (2.78%) vRealize
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) Oracle
3 8 (11.11%) Google
4 7 (9.72%) HP
5 6 (8.33%) Databricks
6 3 (4.17%) Automation Anywhere
6 3 (4.17%) Blue Prism
6 3 (4.17%) UiPath
7 2 (2.78%) 3PAR
7 2 (2.78%) CommVault
7 2 (2.78%) Dell
7 2 (2.78%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (2.78%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (2.78%) Veeam
7 2 (2.78%) VMware
8 1 (1.39%) Xamarin