Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 99 105 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.74% 23.08% 30.77%
As % of the Vendors category 52.11% 45.65% 58.28%
Number of salaries quoted 62 96 69
Northern Ireland median annual salary £30,750 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.14% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,875 £57,500 £50,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 190 230 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.56% 50.55% 52.80%
Number of salaries quoted 133 183 102
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -0.66% +0.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 0 80 £30,500 -8.96% 14
County Londonderry - 7 £23,250 -
County Armagh -3 4 £38,750 -18.42% 1
County Tyrone -1 3 £23,500 -32.86%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 40 (40.40%) Windows
2 39 (39.39%) .NET
3 32 (32.32%) C#
4 30 (30.30%) Active Directory
5 25 (25.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 24 (24.24%) ITIL
7 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
7 23 (23.23%) Finance
7 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
10 18 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 18 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
11 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
12 16 (16.16%) VMware
12 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (16.16%) Data Centre
13 15 (15.15%) Dell
13 15 (15.15%) CRM
13 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (14.14%) Dynamics CRM
15 13 (13.13%) Windows 7
15 13 (13.13%) MCSA
15 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
15 13 (13.13%) Citrix
15 13 (13.13%) Service Delivery
15 13 (13.13%) Dynamics 365
16 12 (12.12%) 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 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 18 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (10.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (5.05%) IIS
5 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.04%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.02%) JBoss
7 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.01%) Apache
8 1 (1.01%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.01%) CMS
8 1 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.01%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (11.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 14 (14.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.04%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (3.03%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.01%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (13.13%) Dynamics 365
3 10 (10.10%) Office 365
4 9 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.02%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.02%) SaaS
6 1 (1.01%) G Suite
6 1 (1.01%) IaaS
6 1 (1.01%) PaaS
6 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.17%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.11%) LAN
2 11 (11.11%) WAN
3 10 (10.10%) Network Security
3 10 (10.10%) VPN
4 7 (7.07%) DHCP
4 7 (7.07%) DNS
5 5 (5.05%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.02%) Skype
7 1 (1.01%) Internet
7 1 (1.01%) NAS
7 1 (1.01%) PBX
7 1 (1.01%) PuTTY
7 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.02%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.02%) MySQL
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.02%) Power BI
4 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.01%) Big Data
5 1 (1.01%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.01%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.01%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.01%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.01%) Redis
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.10%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.04%) Subversion
4 3 (3.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.02%) JIRA
5 2 (2.02%) JUnit
6 1 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.01%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (1.01%) gulp
6 1 (1.01%) JDeveloper
6 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.01%) Mockito
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.01%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.01%) Selenium
6 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (23.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Legal
3 3 (3.03%) Back Office
3 3 (3.03%) Law
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Banking
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.01%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.01%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 32 (32.32%) Developer
2 18 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 12 (12.12%) .NET Developer
3 12 (12.12%) Analyst
3 12 (12.12%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Architect
4 11 (11.11%) Consultant
5 9 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 9 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 8 (8.08%) C# Software Developer
6 8 (8.08%) CRM Consultant
7 6 (6.06%) Administrator
7 6 (6.06%) CRM Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) IT Support
9 4 (4.04%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Software Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (39.39%) .NET
2 12 (12.12%) ASP.NET
3 8 (8.08%) ASP.NET Web API
4 7 (7.07%) AngularJS
4 7 (7.07%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (7.07%) WCF
5 6 (6.06%) CSS
5 6 (6.06%) HTML
5 6 (6.06%) Web Services
6 4 (4.04%) Entity Framework
7 3 (3.03%) .NET Core
7 3 (3.03%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.03%) Classic ASP
7 3 (3.03%) React
8 2 (2.02%) jQuery
8 2 (2.02%) Node.js
8 2 (2.02%) RESTful
8 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (1.01%) Backbone.js
9 1 (1.01%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.16%) Data Centre
2 12 (12.12%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.05%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.02%) Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) iPhone
8 1 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Replication
8 1 (1.01%) User Experience
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 40 (40.40%) Windows
2 16 (16.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.13%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.12%) Windows 10
5 12 (12.12%) Windows Server
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) Linux
8 1 (1.01%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.01%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.24%) ITIL
2 23 (23.23%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (15.15%) CRM
4 13 (13.13%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.12%) ITIL V3
6 11 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 9 (9.09%) BDD
7 9 (9.09%) Change Management
7 9 (9.09%) MVC
7 9 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (9.09%) Scrum
8 8 (8.08%) Migration
8 8 (8.08%) Presales
8 8 (8.08%) TDD
9 7 (7.07%) Systems Analysis
10 6 (6.06%) Project Management
10 6 (6.06%) SOA
10 6 (6.06%) Software Engineering
11 5 (5.05%) Data Analysis
11 5 (5.05%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (32.32%) C#
2 20 (20.20%) JavaScript
3 12 (12.12%) SQL
4 6 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.03%) Java
5 3 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.01%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.01%) Python
6 1 (1.01%) Ruby
6 1 (1.01%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.01%) VB
6 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.13%) MCSA
3 12 (12.12%) Degree
4 11 (11.11%) MCDST
4 11 (11.11%) MCP
5 10 (10.10%) MCITP
6 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.01%) HNC
7 1 (1.01%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.01%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.01%) MBA
7 1 (1.01%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.01%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) QA
3 1 (1.01%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.10%) vSphere
3 9 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.08%) XenApp
5 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.03%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) SCOM
2 10 (10.10%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (10.10%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (7.07%) SCCM
4 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.05%) ThinApp
4 5 (5.05%) vRealize
5 2 (2.02%) WSUS
6 1 (1.01%) Ansible
6 1 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.01%) logstash
6 1 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.01%) Puppet
6 1 (1.01%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 16 (16.16%) VMware
2 15 (15.15%) Dell
3 13 (13.13%) Citrix
4 12 (12.12%) HP
4 12 (12.12%) Oracle
5 11 (11.11%) Remedy
6 10 (10.10%) Apple
6 10 (10.10%) Bloomberg
6 10 (10.10%) Cisco
6 10 (10.10%) Reuters
7 5 (5.05%) Ivanti
7 5 (5.05%) Splunk
7 5 (5.05%) Wyse
8 2 (2.02%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.02%) Lotus
8 2 (2.02%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.02%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.01%) Avaya
9 1 (1.01%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) Symantec