Period
to 24 January 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT labour market in general and are not representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -10 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 39 94 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.07% 16.32% 21.68%
As % of the Vendors category 39.39% 49.74% 69.54%
Number of salaries quoted 10 48 93
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,475 £26,000
90th Percentile £48,750 £65,125 £59,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Northern Ireland.

All Vendors
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 99 189 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.65% 32.81% 31.17%
Number of salaries quoted 40 111 112
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Microsoft as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Microsoft in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Microsoft in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 24 January 2021.

Salary histogram for Microsoft in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
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 Microsoft within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 24 January 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 -4 37 £42,500 -12.82% 25
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2021, IT jobs citing Microsoft 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 Microsoft.

1 26 (66.67%) C#
2 25 (64.10%) .NET
3 21 (53.85%) Azure
4 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (41.03%) Scrum
5 16 (41.03%) Oracle
5 16 (41.03%) Investment Management
6 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
6 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
7 10 (25.64%) RESTful
8 9 (23.08%) AWS
8 9 (23.08%) MVC
9 8 (20.51%) Windows
9 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
9 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.38%) Unix
10 6 (15.38%) React
10 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.82%) Entity Framework
11 5 (12.82%) Kentico
11 5 (12.82%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (12.82%) SQL
11 5 (12.82%) Java
12 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
12 4 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
12 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
12 4 (10.26%) VBA
12 4 (10.26%) SAP

Microsoft
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 5 (12.82%) Kentico
2 4 (10.26%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (53.85%) Azure
2 9 (23.08%) AWS
3 2 (5.13%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
1 4 (10.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (10.26%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 1 (2.56%) JMeter
4 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Developer
2 10 (25.64%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.51%) Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Applications Support
3 8 (20.51%) Applications Support Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Applications Support
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Senior Support Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Support Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 3 (7.69%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (64.10%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) RESTful
3 8 (20.51%) AngularJS
3 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 8 (20.51%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (15.38%) .NET Framework
4 6 (15.38%) React
5 5 (12.82%) Entity Framework
6 4 (10.26%) WinForms
7 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.69%) COM
7 3 (7.69%) WCF
8 2 (5.13%) Node.js
9 1 (2.56%) .NET Core
9 1 (2.56%) jQuery
9 1 (2.56%) JSON
9 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 6 (15.38%) Unix
3 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (41.03%) Investment Management
2 16 (41.03%) Scrum
3 11 (28.21%) Software Engineering
4 9 (23.08%) MVC
5 5 (12.82%) Technical Analysis
6 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 4 (10.26%) SOA
7 3 (7.69%) BDD
7 3 (7.69%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (7.69%) SDLC
7 3 (7.69%) SOLID
7 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 3 (7.69%) Web Development
8 2 (5.13%) DevOps
8 2 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.56%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) C#
2 5 (12.82%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) SQL
3 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) VBA
4 3 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (5.13%) Go
5 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) MISRA
1 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Active Directory
1 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) vCenter Server
1 4 (10.26%) vRealize
2 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Oracle
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
2 4 (10.26%) Veeam
2 4 (10.26%) VMware