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 3 months to 25 June 2017 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 1 17
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 39 47 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.63% 31.13% 16.33%
As % of the Vendors category 39.80% 65.28% 21.82%
Number of salaries quoted 36 43 18
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +13.82%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £50,000 £44,750
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 98 72 110
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 51.85% 47.68% 74.83%
Number of salaries quoted 76 62 43
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -7 28 £32,500 -7.14% 3
County Armagh 0 7 £55,000 +189.47% 1
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
County Tyrone - 2 £23,250 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (28.16%) .NET
3 28 (27.18%) SQL Server
4 24 (23.30%) VMware
5 22 (21.36%) C#
5 22 (21.36%) SQL
5 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
6 21 (20.39%) Finance
6 21 (20.39%) Degree
7 18 (17.48%) HTML
7 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
8 17 (16.50%) ASP.NET
8 17 (16.50%) Cisco
8 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (16.50%) AngularJS
9 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (15.53%) CSS
10 15 (14.56%) Skype for Business
11 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
11 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
12 13 (12.62%) Java
12 13 (12.62%) Business Development
13 12 (11.65%) jQuery
13 12 (11.65%) Web Services
14 11 (10.68%) ERP
14 11 (10.68%) .NET Framework
15 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
15 10 (9.71%) Google

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 15 (14.56%) Skype for Business
2 14 (13.59%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.91%) CMS
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) SAS
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 3 (2.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) assyst
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.71%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (9.71%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (5.83%) Office 365
3 5 (4.85%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (9.71%) VPN
2 8 (7.77%) Firewall
2 8 (7.77%) LAN
2 8 (7.77%) WAN
3 7 (6.80%) SAN
4 5 (4.85%) DNS
5 4 (3.88%) DHCP
5 4 (3.88%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) VoIP
6 3 (2.91%) Intranet
6 3 (2.91%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.97%) Internet
7 1 (0.97%) NAS
7 1 (0.97%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (27.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.94%) SSDT
5 1 (0.97%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.83%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.91%) CruiseControl
2 3 (2.91%) NUnit
General
1 21 (20.39%) Finance
2 9 (8.74%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.85%) Back Office
4 4 (3.88%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Legal
4 4 (3.88%) Prime Brokerage
5 2 (1.94%) Marketing
5 2 (1.94%) Retail
6 1 (0.97%) Advertising
6 1 (0.97%) Automotive
6 1 (0.97%) Games
6 1 (0.97%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 32 (31.07%) Developer
2 14 (13.59%) .NET Developer
3 13 (12.62%) IT Support
4 11 (10.68%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Support Engineer
4 11 (10.68%) Support Technician
5 9 (8.74%) Architect
5 9 (8.74%) Technical Architect
6 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (7.77%) IT Engineer
6 8 (7.77%) Software Developer
7 7 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) IT Support Technician
8 6 (5.83%) IT Technician
8 6 (5.83%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.83%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (28.16%) .NET
2 18 (17.48%) HTML
3 17 (16.50%) AngularJS
3 17 (16.50%) ASP.NET
4 16 (15.53%) CSS
5 12 (11.65%) jQuery
5 12 (11.65%) Web Services
6 11 (10.68%) .NET Framework
7 9 (8.74%) WPF
8 7 (6.80%) Entity Framework
9 6 (5.83%) Sass
9 6 (5.83%) Silverlight
9 6 (5.83%) WCF
10 5 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (3.88%) Ember.js
11 4 (3.88%) JSON
11 4 (3.88%) LINQ
11 4 (3.88%) React
11 4 (3.88%) REST
11 4 (3.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Public Cloud
2 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.83%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.83%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.85%) Fintech
6 4 (3.88%) Replication
6 4 (3.88%) User Experience
7 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.94%) FMCG
8 2 (1.94%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.97%) CMDB
9 1 (0.97%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.97%) EPoS
9 1 (0.97%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.98%) Windows
2 8 (7.77%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.83%) Android
3 6 (5.83%) Apple iOS
3 6 (5.83%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.85%) Linux
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) Unix
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.97%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.62%) Business Development
3 11 (10.68%) ERP
4 10 (9.71%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (7.77%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (7.77%) MVC
5 8 (7.77%) Service Delivery
5 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
6 7 (6.80%) ITIL
6 7 (6.80%) Migration
7 6 (5.83%) Android Development
7 6 (5.83%) Front End Development
7 6 (5.83%) iOS Development
7 6 (5.83%) Mobile Development
7 6 (5.83%) Project Management
7 6 (5.83%) SDLC
8 5 (4.85%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (4.85%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (4.85%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) C#
1 22 (21.36%) SQL
2 18 (17.48%) JavaScript
3 13 (12.62%) Java
4 8 (7.77%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.91%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.91%) Python
5 3 (2.91%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.94%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.97%) C++
7 1 (0.97%) VB
7 1 (0.97%) VBA
7 1 (0.97%) X++
Qualifications
1 29 (28.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (20.39%) Degree
3 7 (6.80%) CCNA
3 7 (6.80%) CCNP
3 7 (6.80%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.80%) MCITP
4 6 (5.83%) HND
4 6 (5.83%) MCP
4 6 (5.83%) MCSA
5 5 (4.85%) MCSE
5 5 (4.85%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.91%) HNC
7 3 (2.91%) MCDST
8 1 (0.97%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.88%) GCP
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.36%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.94%) XenServer
6 1 (0.97%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) MIMEsweeper
2 3 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.91%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.97%) Nessus
3 1 (0.97%) SCCM
3 1 (0.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.97%) WMI
Vendors
1 24 (23.30%) VMware
2 17 (16.50%) Cisco
3 10 (9.71%) Google
4 9 (8.74%) Citrix
5 7 (6.80%) Forcepoint
5 7 (6.80%) HP
6 6 (5.83%) Xamarin
7 4 (3.88%) SonicWALL
7 4 (3.88%) Symantec
8 3 (2.91%) Adobe
8 3 (2.91%) Apple
8 3 (2.91%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.91%) IBM
8 3 (2.91%) Remedy
8 3 (2.91%) Reuters
9 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.94%) Sophos
9 2 (1.94%) Veeam
10 1 (0.97%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.97%) Meraki
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