Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Azure
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 13 29
Rank change year-on-year -19 +16 +3
Permanent jobs citing Azure 69 46 43
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.34% 14.70% 7.93%
As % of the Cloud Services category 38.98% 53.49% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 28 6 13
10th Percentile £26,675 £36,250 £22,400
25th Percentile £31,250 £38,125 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £43,750 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.57% +9.38% -
75th Percentile £48,750 £51,875 £56,250
90th Percentile £73,775 £61,250 £64,250
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 177 86 139
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.95% 27.48% 25.65%
Number of salaries quoted 115 26 62
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,800
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,563
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +47.37% +5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £78,750 £58,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £83,250 £67,500 £63,625
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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -27 52 £36,500 -16.57% 16
County Londonderry - 11 £70,000 - 1
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 -
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 -
Azure
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 (59.42%) SQL
2 40 (57.97%) AWS
3 36 (52.17%) Software Engineering
3 36 (52.17%) Kubernetes
4 34 (49.28%) Linux
5 31 (44.93%) Software Testing
6 30 (43.48%) Docker
7 29 (42.03%) Computer Science
8 28 (40.58%) QA
8 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
9 26 (37.68%) Analytics
9 26 (37.68%) AngularJS
9 26 (37.68%) Artificial Intelligence
9 26 (37.68%) Python
10 25 (36.23%) Google
10 25 (36.23%) NoSQL
10 25 (36.23%) Microservices
11 24 (34.78%) Computer Vision
11 24 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (33.33%) Data Analytics
12 23 (33.33%) Deep Learning
12 23 (33.33%) PhD
12 23 (33.33%) C++
12 23 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
12 23 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
13 21 (30.43%) C#
13 21 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
14 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
14 15 (21.74%) Product Management

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:

Cloud Services
1 40 (57.97%) AWS
2 15 (21.74%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (14.49%) Serverless
4 9 (13.04%) Azure Key Vault
5 8 (11.59%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (11.59%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 8 (11.59%) Azure Functions
6 3 (4.35%) PaaS
6 3 (4.35%) SaaS
7 2 (2.90%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) Internet
2 8 (11.59%) Network Security
3 4 (5.80%) Firewall
4 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (36.23%) NoSQL
2 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 8 (11.59%) MySQL
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) JIRA
1 6 (8.70%) Selenium
2 5 (7.25%) Appium
2 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.25%) Postman
2 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
3 2 (2.90%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.90%) JUnit
General
1 7 (10.14%) Social Skills
2 4 (5.80%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.35%) Back Office
3 3 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (39.13%) Cloud Engineer
1 27 (39.13%) Software Engineer
2 23 (33.33%) Cloud Software Engineer
3 17 (24.64%) Developer
4 15 (21.74%) Principal Cloud Engineer
4 15 (21.74%) Principal Engineer
4 15 (21.74%) Principal Software Engineer
4 15 (21.74%) Software Developer
5 7 (10.14%) Architect
6 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.25%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (7.25%) QA Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.80%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
10 2 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (37.68%) AngularJS
2 15 (21.74%) RESTful
3 6 (8.70%) .NET
3 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (8.70%) REST
4 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (7.25%) jQuery
4 5 (7.25%) WCF
5 2 (2.90%) Spring Boot
6 1 (1.45%) KnockoutJS
6 1 (1.45%) Vue.js
6 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (7.25%) Internet of Things
2 5 (7.25%) Renewable Energy
3 3 (4.35%) Cloud Native
3 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Linux
2 6 (8.70%) Unix
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (52.17%) Software Engineering
2 31 (44.93%) Software Testing
3 29 (42.03%) Computer Science
4 26 (37.68%) Analytics
4 26 (37.68%) Artificial Intelligence
5 25 (36.23%) Microservices
6 24 (34.78%) Computer Vision
6 24 (34.78%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
7 23 (33.33%) Data Analytics
7 23 (33.33%) Deep Learning
7 23 (33.33%) Threat Analysis
8 21 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (21.74%) Customer Requirements
9 15 (21.74%) Product Management
10 14 (20.29%) User Stories
11 12 (17.39%) DevOps
12 11 (15.94%) Test Automation
13 10 (14.49%) TDD
14 9 (13.04%) Full Stack Development
Programming Languages
1 41 (59.42%) SQL
2 26 (37.68%) Python
3 23 (33.33%) C++
4 21 (30.43%) C#
5 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
6 9 (13.04%) Java
7 6 (8.70%) Go
8 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.90%) Groovy
9 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (33.33%) PhD
2 7 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (40.58%) QA
System Software
1 30 (43.48%) Docker
2 9 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.59%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (52.17%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.80%) Ansible
3 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.45%) CASB
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 25 (36.23%) Google
3 8 (11.59%) Sony
4 6 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 6 (8.70%) Xamarin
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) IBM
7 1 (1.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.45%) VMware