Period
to 25 June 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -4 0 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 124 92 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.90% 23.83% 22.06%
As % of the Vendors category 52.10% 55.42% 43.83%
Number of salaries quoted 90 57 99
Northern Ireland median annual salary £33,250 £32,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.31% -2.99% -4.29%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £20,150
90th Percentile £50,000 £54,250 £55,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 238 166 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 38.20% 43.01% 50.32%
Number of salaries quoted 167 113 190
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,550 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -4 106 £32,500 +4.84% 8
County Londonderry +1 15 £40,000 +100.00%
County Armagh +3 1 £22,500 -41.94%
County Down - 1 £33,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 67 (54.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (51.61%) C#
2 64 (51.61%) .NET
3 59 (47.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 51 (41.13%) ASP.NET
5 49 (39.52%) MVC
6 48 (38.71%) JavaScript
7 46 (37.10%) HTML
7 46 (37.10%) CSS
7 46 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
8 38 (30.65%) Windows
9 35 (28.23%) AngularJS
10 34 (27.42%) Microsoft Excel
11 33 (26.61%) ITIL
12 32 (25.81%) Cisco
12 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
12 32 (25.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 32 (25.81%) jQuery
12 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
13 31 (25.00%) DevOps
13 31 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 31 (25.00%) VPN
14 30 (24.19%) Dell
14 30 (24.19%) MS Exchange
14 30 (24.19%) Service Delivery
15 29 (23.39%) WAN
15 29 (23.39%) HP
15 29 (23.39%) Incident Management
15 29 (23.39%) Windows 10
16 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013

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 30 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 28 (22.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
2 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (11.29%) SharePoint
4 7 (5.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.81%) Apache
5 1 (0.81%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.81%) JBoss
5 1 (0.81%) nginx
5 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.81%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (27.42%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (25.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (11.29%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (4.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (10.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.81%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 59 (47.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (15.32%) Dynamics 365
3 19 (15.32%) Office 365
4 16 (12.90%) PaaS
5 14 (11.29%) Power Platform
6 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.42%) SaaS
6 3 (2.42%) Serverless
7 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (1.61%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.81%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.81%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.81%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.81%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.81%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (25.00%) VPN
2 29 (23.39%) WAN
3 28 (22.58%) LAN
3 28 (22.58%) Network Security
3 28 (22.58%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.42%) PuTTY
4 3 (2.42%) Skype
4 3 (2.42%) Wireless
5 2 (1.61%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (1.61%) Firewall
5 2 (1.61%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.81%) DHCP
6 1 (0.81%) DNS
6 1 (0.81%) SAN
6 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.35%) NoSQL
2 19 (15.32%) SQL Server
3 15 (12.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (11.29%) Power BI
4 14 (11.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 13 (10.48%) RDBMS
5 13 (10.48%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.23%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (3.23%) MySQL
7 3 (2.42%) GIS
7 3 (2.42%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.42%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.81%) Big Data
9 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.81%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.81%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.06%) Visual Studio Team System
3 7 (5.65%) Visual Studio
4 5 (4.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (3.23%) Bitbucket
5 4 (3.23%) JIRA
6 2 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.81%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.81%) Moq
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.81%) Selenium
7 1 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (2.42%) Legal
1 3 (2.42%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.81%) Automotive
2 1 (0.81%) Back Office
2 1 (0.81%) Banking
2 1 (0.81%) Finance
2 1 (0.81%) Marketing
2 1 (0.81%) Retail
Job Titles
1 63 (50.81%) Developer
2 37 (29.84%) .NET Developer
3 20 (16.13%) Software Developer
3 20 (16.13%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.13%) Technical Engineer
3 20 (16.13%) Technical Support
3 20 (16.13%) Technical Support Engineer
4 8 (6.45%) Analyst
4 8 (6.45%) Desktop Support
4 8 (6.45%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.65%) Architect
5 7 (5.65%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (4.03%) Consultant
7 4 (3.23%) Business Analyst
7 4 (3.23%) C# Developer
8 3 (2.42%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (2.42%) Microsoft Developer
8 3 (2.42%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.42%) Technical Leader
9 2 (1.61%) Presales Solution Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (51.61%) .NET
2 51 (41.13%) ASP.NET
3 46 (37.10%) ASP.NET MVC
3 46 (37.10%) CSS
3 46 (37.10%) HTML
4 35 (28.23%) AngularJS
5 32 (25.81%) jQuery
6 28 (22.58%) .NET Framework
7 22 (17.74%) Entity Framework
8 19 (15.32%) ASP.NET Web API
9 13 (10.48%) KnockoutJS
10 10 (8.06%) React
11 8 (6.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 7 (5.65%) Web Services
13 6 (4.84%) HTML5
13 6 (4.84%) JSON
14 4 (3.23%) CSS3
14 4 (3.23%) Node.js
15 3 (2.42%) Ajax
15 3 (2.42%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.81%) Data Centre
2 28 (22.58%) Blackberry
3 10 (8.06%) Enterprise Cloud
4 4 (3.23%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.81%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.81%) FMCG
6 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.81%) User Experience
6 1 (0.81%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 38 (30.65%) Windows
2 31 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 29 (23.39%) Windows 10
4 7 (5.65%) Linux
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) Unix
7 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (39.52%) MVC
2 33 (26.61%) ITIL
3 31 (25.00%) DevOps
4 30 (24.19%) Service Delivery
5 29 (23.39%) Incident Management
6 28 (22.58%) ITIL V3
7 26 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (20.97%) Unit Testing
8 25 (20.16%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (16.94%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (10.48%) CRM
11 10 (8.06%) Project Management
11 10 (8.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 9 (7.26%) SDLC
13 7 (5.65%) Scrum
14 6 (4.84%) Analytics
15 5 (4.03%) Business Analysis
15 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
16 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
16 4 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 64 (51.61%) C#
2 48 (38.71%) JavaScript
3 24 (19.35%) SQL
4 8 (6.45%) TypeScript
5 6 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.23%) Java
7 3 (2.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.42%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.61%) Python
8 2 (1.61%) VBA
9 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.81%) C
9 1 (0.81%) C++
9 1 (0.81%) Go
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
9 1 (0.81%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 67 (54.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (22.58%) MCDST
2 28 (22.58%) MCITP
2 28 (22.58%) MCP
2 28 (22.58%) MCSA
3 7 (5.65%) Degree
4 3 (2.42%) CCNA
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.42%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.42%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.81%) CCDA
6 1 (0.81%) CCDP
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.81%) JNCIS
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.61%) QA
System Software
1 32 (25.81%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.42%) Docker
2 3 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (1.61%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 28 (22.58%) Cisco CUCM
1 28 (22.58%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (2.42%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.61%) Ansible
3 2 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.61%) Puppet
4 1 (0.81%) MOM
4 1 (0.81%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (25.81%) Cisco
2 30 (24.19%) Dell
3 29 (23.39%) HP
4 28 (22.58%) Apple
4 28 (22.58%) Bloomberg
4 28 (22.58%) Remedy
4 28 (22.58%) Reuters
5 17 (13.71%) Oracle
6 5 (4.03%) Citrix
6 5 (4.03%) VMware
7 3 (2.42%) Brocade
7 3 (2.42%) Juniper
7 3 (2.42%) SAP
7 3 (2.42%) Twitter
8 2 (1.61%) Aruba
8 2 (1.61%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.81%) Avature
9 1 (0.81%) IBM
9 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.81%) Workday