Period
to 24 September 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 September 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -6 +1 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 124 69 96
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.08% 20.72% 17.11%
As % of the Vendors category 55.11% 49.29% 53.04%
Number of salaries quoted 47 19 57
10th Percentile £27,500 £34,325 £21,700
25th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £23,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £29,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +52.54% -1.67%
75th Percentile £48,375 £60,000 £43,750
90th Percentile £60,100 £62,000 £55,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 225 140 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.99% 42.04% 32.26%
Number of salaries quoted 88 52 113
10th Percentile £27,500 £31,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £36,875 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £36,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +25.00% -4.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £53,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £70,750 £60,000 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 September 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 September 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 Armagh - 66 £35,000 - 1
County Antrim -42 43 £45,000 +11.11% 24
County Londonderry +1 12 £32,500 - 1
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 60 (48.39%) Social Skills
2 59 (47.58%) Facilities Management
3 58 (46.77%) Microsoft Excel
4 57 (45.97%) Microsoft Office
5 55 (44.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 37 (29.84%) Retail
7 30 (24.19%) C#
8 27 (21.77%) Azure
9 24 (19.35%) Public Sector
10 22 (17.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 21 (16.94%) SQL
12 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (15.32%) .NET
14 18 (14.52%) Management Information System
15 17 (13.71%) MVC
15 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
16 16 (12.90%) Service Delivery
16 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
16 16 (12.90%) Line Management
17 15 (12.10%) SDLC
18 14 (11.29%) Web Services
19 12 (9.68%) SOA
19 12 (9.68%) Active Directory
19 12 (9.68%) Finance
20 11 (8.87%) MySQL
20 11 (8.87%) Software Testing
21 9 (7.26%) Renewable Energy
21 9 (7.26%) HTML
21 9 (7.26%) Windows

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 8 (6.45%) Kentico
2 7 (5.65%) CMS
2 7 (5.65%) Umbraco
3 2 (1.61%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Appian
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.81%) MS Project Server
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
Applications
1 58 (46.77%) Microsoft Excel
2 57 (45.97%) Microsoft Office
3 55 (44.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (1.61%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.81%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.61%) Maximo
2 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 27 (21.77%) Azure
2 9 (7.26%) Azure Key Vault
3 8 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 8 (6.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 8 (6.45%) Azure Functions
3 8 (6.45%) Serverless
4 6 (4.84%) AWS
5 4 (3.23%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.42%) Microsoft 365
7 2 (1.61%) npm
8 1 (0.81%) Kong
8 1 (0.81%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.81%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.45%) Network Security
2 7 (5.65%) Internet
3 4 (3.23%) DHCP
3 4 (3.23%) DNS
4 3 (2.42%) LAN
4 3 (2.42%) NAS
4 3 (2.42%) WAN
5 1 (0.81%) Firewall
5 1 (0.81%) FTP
5 1 (0.81%) HTTP
5 1 (0.81%) PuTTY
5 1 (0.81%) SMTP
5 1 (0.81%) SSH
5 1 (0.81%) SSL
5 1 (0.81%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.81%) Telnet
5 1 (0.81%) VPN
5 1 (0.81%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.87%) MySQL
3 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.23%) Power BI
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.65%) JIRA
2 6 (4.84%) Appium
2 6 (4.84%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.84%) Postman
2 6 (4.84%) Selenium
2 6 (4.84%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.61%) Babel
3 2 (1.61%) webpack
4 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (48.39%) Social Skills
2 37 (29.84%) Retail
3 24 (19.35%) Public Sector
4 12 (9.68%) Finance
5 4 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.23%) Legal
6 3 (2.42%) Publishing
7 2 (1.61%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.81%) French Language
8 1 (0.81%) Law
8 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 31 (25.00%) Developer
2 20 (16.13%) Software Developer
3 6 (4.84%) Project Manager
4 5 (4.03%) .NET Developer
4 5 (4.03%) Analyst
4 5 (4.03%) Senior Manager
5 4 (3.23%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (3.23%) Platform Engineer
5 4 (3.23%) QA Engineer
5 4 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 3 (2.42%) Help Desk Operator
6 3 (2.42%) Senior Project Manager
6 3 (2.42%) Software Tester
6 3 (2.42%) Support Engineer
6 3 (2.42%) Tester
7 2 (1.61%) Administrator
7 2 (1.61%) Help Desk Administrator
7 2 (1.61%) Project Analyst
7 2 (1.61%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (15.32%) .NET
2 14 (11.29%) Web Services
3 9 (7.26%) HTML
4 8 (6.45%) REST
5 7 (5.65%) CSS
6 6 (4.84%) ASP.NET
7 5 (4.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (4.03%) HTML5
8 4 (3.23%) .NET Framework
8 4 (3.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.23%) jQuery
8 4 (3.23%) WCF
9 2 (1.61%) CSS3
9 2 (1.61%) Next.js
9 2 (1.61%) React
10 1 (0.81%) .NET Remoting
10 1 (0.81%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.81%) JSON
10 1 (0.81%) Node.js
10 1 (0.81%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.52%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.26%) Renewable Energy
3 7 (5.65%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.23%) CCTV
4 4 (3.23%) User Experience
5 3 (2.42%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.61%) PDA
7 1 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.81%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (7.26%) Windows
2 6 (4.84%) Windows Server
3 5 (4.03%) Windows 10
4 4 (3.23%) Linux
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.81%) SUSE
6 1 (0.81%) Unix
6 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (47.58%) Facilities Management
2 20 (16.13%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.71%) MVC
3 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
4 16 (12.90%) Line Management
4 16 (12.90%) Service Delivery
5 15 (12.10%) SDLC
6 12 (9.68%) SOA
7 11 (8.87%) Software Testing
8 8 (6.45%) Full Stack Development
8 8 (6.45%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (6.45%) Project Management
8 8 (6.45%) User Stories
8 8 (6.45%) WFM
9 7 (5.65%) DevOps
9 7 (5.65%) Scrum
9 7 (5.65%) Test Automation
10 6 (4.84%) Test Scripting
11 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
11 5 (4.03%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (24.19%) C#
2 21 (16.94%) SQL
3 16 (12.90%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.23%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.42%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.61%) ES6
6 2 (1.61%) Java
7 1 (0.81%) Groovy
7 1 (0.81%) Java 8
7 1 (0.81%) PHP
7 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.81%) Python
7 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.45%) Degree
3 5 (4.03%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.61%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.81%) OCA
5 1 (0.81%) OCP
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.84%) QA
3 5 (4.03%) PMO
3 5 (4.03%) SLA
4 1 (0.81%) Accessibility
System Software
1 12 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.81%) Docker
3 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.81%) CASB
2 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 8 (6.45%) Sony
1 8 (6.45%) Xamarin
2 6 (4.84%) Google
3 4 (3.23%) Cisco
4 3 (2.42%) Dell
4 3 (2.42%) McAfee
4 3 (2.42%) Oracle
4 3 (2.42%) Veritas
5 2 (1.61%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.81%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.81%) AppDynamics
6 1 (0.81%) EMC
6 1 (0.81%) IBM
6 1 (0.81%) iManage
6 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.81%) SAP
6 1 (0.81%) UiPath
6 1 (0.81%) VMware