Period
to 21 October 2019

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 21 October 2019 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
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 5 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 97 100 155
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.03% 24.21% 34.07%
As % of the Vendors category 55.75% 55.25% 60.78%
Number of salaries quoted 53 60 71
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% -10.45% -5.63%
10th Percentile £22,100 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £69,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +2.38%

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 174 181 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.34% 43.83% 56.04%
Number of salaries quoted 100 117 143
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £22,500 £20,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,375 £62,500 £59,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Microsoft in Northern Ireland

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

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 21 October 2019. 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 -3 83 £31,250 +4.17% 24
County Londonderry 0 8 £33,750 -30.05% 1
County Tyrone -1 2 £31,250 +22.55% 2
County Armagh +1 1 £22,500 -50.00%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 32 (32.99%) .NET
2 31 (31.96%) Windows
3 30 (30.93%) Oracle
3 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (28.87%) C#
4 28 (28.87%) Azure
4 28 (28.87%) AWS
5 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
6 24 (24.74%) Service Delivery
7 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
7 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Excel
7 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
8 22 (22.68%) ITIL
8 22 (22.68%) .NET Framework
9 21 (21.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 21 (21.65%) Cisco
9 21 (21.65%) Entity Framework
10 20 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (20.62%) SQL
10 20 (20.62%) MVC
11 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (19.59%) HTML
11 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
11 19 (19.59%) CSS
11 19 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
12 18 (18.56%) Dell
13 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
13 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
13 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
13 17 (17.53%) Windows 10

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 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (12.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 12 (12.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
6 5 (5.15%) IIS
7 3 (3.09%) JBoss
7 3 (3.09%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.06%) Confluence
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.03%) Apache
9 1 (1.03%) NetWeaver
9 1 (1.03%) nginx
Applications
1 23 (23.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 21 (21.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 19 (19.59%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (9.28%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.87%) AWS
1 28 (28.87%) Azure
2 15 (15.46%) Office 365
3 5 (5.15%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (5.15%) Power Platform
4 2 (2.06%) PaaS
5 1 (1.03%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.49%) TCP/IP
1 16 (16.49%) WAN
2 15 (15.46%) LAN
3 13 (13.40%) VPN
4 12 (12.37%) Network Security
5 4 (4.12%) DHCP
6 3 (3.09%) DNS
6 3 (3.09%) Skype
6 3 (3.09%) Wireless
7 2 (2.06%) Firewall
7 2 (2.06%) SAN
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (1.03%) HTTP
8 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.03%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.77%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.40%) RDBMS
2 13 (13.40%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.19%) Cosmos DB
4 6 (6.19%) GIS
5 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.15%) Power BI
5 5 (5.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.09%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.06%) Big Data
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (1.03%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Octopus Deploy
1 10 (10.31%) TeamCity
2 3 (3.09%) JIRA
3 2 (2.06%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (1.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.03%) JSUnit
4 1 (1.03%) Moq
4 1 (1.03%) Selenium
4 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.03%) TestRail
4 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (12.37%) Public Sector
1 12 (12.37%) Retail
2 8 (8.25%) Legal
2 8 (8.25%) Local Government
3 7 (7.22%) Finance
4 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.03%) Automotive
5 1 (1.03%) Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Developer
2 22 (22.68%) Analyst
3 19 (19.59%) .NET Developer
4 10 (10.31%) Architect
4 10 (10.31%) Support Engineer
5 9 (9.28%) Software Developer
6 8 (8.25%) Business Analyst
6 8 (8.25%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (8.25%) Technical Support
6 8 (8.25%) Technical Support Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 6 (6.19%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.15%) .NET Software Developer
8 5 (5.15%) IT Support
8 5 (5.15%) Microsoft Developer
8 5 (5.15%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Administrator
9 3 (3.09%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Trainee
9 3 (3.09%) Trainee Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (32.99%) .NET
2 23 (23.71%) ASP.NET
3 22 (22.68%) .NET Framework
4 21 (21.65%) Entity Framework
5 20 (20.62%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (19.59%) CSS
6 19 (19.59%) HTML
7 12 (12.37%) jQuery
7 12 (12.37%) Web Services
8 11 (11.34%) .NET Core
8 11 (11.34%) RESTful
8 11 (11.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (9.28%) AngularJS
10 8 (8.25%) KnockoutJS
11 6 (6.19%) Angular 2
11 6 (6.19%) Backbone.js
12 4 (4.12%) React
12 4 (4.12%) Vue.js
13 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET Web API
14 2 (2.06%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.37%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.12%) Cloud Native
3 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.09%) Smart Energy
5 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (2.06%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.03%) iPad
6 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.03%) Replication
6 1 (1.03%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 17 (17.53%) Windows 10
3 16 (16.49%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.22%) Linux
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.12%) Unix
7 3 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.03%) Android
8 1 (1.03%) CentOS
8 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.74%) Service Delivery
2 22 (22.68%) ITIL
3 20 (20.62%) MVC
4 19 (19.59%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (17.53%) Incident Management
6 15 (15.46%) DevOps
7 14 (14.43%) Scrum
8 12 (12.37%) ITIL V3
8 12 (12.37%) Service Management
9 11 (11.34%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (11.34%) Integration Testing
9 11 (11.34%) Project Management
9 11 (11.34%) TDD
9 11 (11.34%) Unit Testing
10 10 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (10.31%) CQRS
10 10 (10.31%) Domain-Driven Design
10 10 (10.31%) System Testing
11 9 (9.28%) Business Analysis
11 9 (9.28%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.87%) C#
2 20 (20.62%) SQL
3 19 (19.59%) JavaScript
4 8 (8.25%) T-SQL
5 7 (7.22%) Java
6 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.06%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.03%) Go
8 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (30.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.40%) MCSA
3 12 (12.37%) MCDST
3 12 (12.37%) MCITP
3 12 (12.37%) MCP
4 6 (6.19%) Degree
5 3 (3.09%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (3.09%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.06%) NVQ Level 3
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCDA
7 1 (1.03%) CCDP
7 1 (1.03%) ISEB
7 1 (1.03%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.03%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) QA
1 4 (4.12%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (12.37%) ServiceCenter
2 10 (10.31%) SCCM
3 4 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (3.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 3 (3.09%) WSUS
5 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.03%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.03%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.03%) Proxmox
6 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 30 (30.93%) Oracle
2 21 (21.65%) Cisco
3 18 (18.56%) Dell
4 13 (13.40%) Apple
5 12 (12.37%) Bloomberg
5 12 (12.37%) HP
5 12 (12.37%) Remedy
5 12 (12.37%) Reuters
6 8 (8.25%) Citrix
6 8 (8.25%) VMware
7 6 (6.19%) EMC
8 4 (4.12%) Symantec
9 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.06%) Brocade
10 2 (2.06%) CommVault
10 2 (2.06%) Juniper
10 2 (2.06%) SAP
10 2 (2.06%) Veeam
11 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.03%) Sun