Period
to 24 January 2022

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 January 2022 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 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 4 19 9
Rank change year-on-year +15 -10 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 187 39 94
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.79% 12.11% 16.32%
As % of the Vendors category 57.89% 39.80% 49.74%
Number of salaries quoted 73 9 44
10th Percentile - £28,300 £22,918
25th Percentile £26,250 £35,000 £31,938
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.22% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £42,750 - £56,250
90th Percentile £54,250 £50,000 £60,875
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 323 98 189
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 41.09% 30.43% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 123 40 111
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £37,188 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% - +12.50%
75th Percentile £51,250 £57,500 £56,250
90th Percentile £69,750 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 January 2022.

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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +6 99 £35,000 -22.22% 23
County Armagh - 59 £42,500 -
County Down - 18 £57,500 - 1
County Londonderry - 5 £23,000 -
Newry - 1 £57,500 - 1
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 78 (41.71%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (32.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (32.09%) Social Skills
3 59 (31.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 57 (30.48%) C#
5 56 (29.95%) Facilities Management
6 42 (22.46%) Retail
6 42 (22.46%) JavaScript
7 39 (20.86%) Oracle
8 35 (18.72%) HTML
9 34 (18.18%) CSS
10 31 (16.58%) HTML5
11 30 (16.04%) CSS3
11 30 (16.04%) Azure
12 29 (15.51%) OOP
12 29 (15.51%) OO
12 29 (15.51%) .NET
13 28 (14.97%) Java
13 28 (14.97%) Python
14 27 (14.44%) OCP
14 27 (14.44%) OCA
14 27 (14.44%) Oracle Certification
14 27 (14.44%) Functional Programming
14 27 (14.44%) CIW
14 27 (14.44%) Java SE
14 27 (14.44%) Data Structures
14 27 (14.44%) Java 8
15 26 (13.90%) Public Sector
15 26 (13.90%) Finance
16 25 (13.37%) Agile Software Development

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 10 (5.35%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.67%) Kentico
2 5 (2.67%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.14%) CMS
4 3 (1.60%) IIS
4 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
Applications
1 78 (41.71%) Microsoft Office
2 60 (32.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 59 (31.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.74%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.53%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.53%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.53%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) Maximo
2 1 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.53%) SAP IBP
2 1 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.04%) Azure
2 19 (10.16%) Microsoft 365
2 19 (10.16%) SaaS
3 6 (3.21%) IaaS
4 5 (2.67%) AWS
4 5 (2.67%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (2.67%) PaaS
5 3 (1.60%) npm
5 3 (1.60%) OneDrive
5 3 (1.60%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Key Vault
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Machine Learning
6 1 (0.53%) Azure Sentinel
6 1 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.53%) Power Automate
6 1 (0.53%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.21%) Firewall
1 6 (3.21%) SAN
2 4 (2.14%) LAN
2 4 (2.14%) WAN
3 2 (1.07%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.07%) VLAN
3 2 (1.07%) VPN
4 1 (0.53%) DHCP
4 1 (0.53%) DMZ
4 1 (0.53%) DNS
4 1 (0.53%) HTTP
4 1 (0.53%) Internet
4 1 (0.53%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) VoIP
4 1 (0.53%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) Power BI
3 2 (1.07%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.53%) MS Access
4 1 (0.53%) MySQL
4 1 (0.53%) Power Query
4 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 20 (10.70%) Git (software)
2 11 (5.88%) Subversion
3 4 (2.14%) Visual Studio
4 3 (1.60%) Babel
4 3 (1.60%) Selenium
4 3 (1.60%) webpack
5 1 (0.53%) Appium
5 1 (0.53%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.53%) JIRA
5 1 (0.53%) Postman
5 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
General
1 60 (32.09%) Social Skills
2 42 (22.46%) Retail
3 26 (13.90%) Finance
3 26 (13.90%) Public Sector
4 24 (12.83%) Legal
5 22 (11.76%) Law
6 11 (5.88%) Manufacturing
7 8 (4.28%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (2.67%) Presentation Skills
9 4 (2.14%) Wearables
10 2 (1.07%) Banking
10 2 (1.07%) Marketing
11 1 (0.53%) Documentation Skills
11 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 61 (32.62%) Developer
2 41 (21.93%) Software Developer
3 27 (14.44%) Trainee
3 27 (14.44%) Trainee Developer
3 27 (14.44%) Trainee Software Developer
4 20 (10.70%) .NET Developer
5 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) Analyst
6 9 (4.81%) Business Analyst
7 7 (3.74%) .NET Software Developer
8 6 (3.21%) Business Manager
8 6 (3.21%) Help Desk Operator
9 4 (2.14%) Administrator
9 4 (2.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.14%) Software Tester
9 4 (2.14%) Tester
10 3 (1.60%) Cloud Engineer
10 3 (1.60%) Help Desk Administrator
10 3 (1.60%) React Developer
10 3 (1.60%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (18.72%) HTML
2 34 (18.18%) CSS
3 31 (16.58%) HTML5
4 30 (16.04%) CSS3
5 29 (15.51%) .NET
6 27 (14.44%) Java SE
7 11 (5.88%) .NET Framework
8 10 (5.35%) Entity Framework
9 9 (4.81%) ASP.NET
10 8 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (3.74%) ASP.NET Web API
11 7 (3.74%) WCF
12 5 (2.67%) REST
13 4 (2.14%) Web Services
14 3 (1.60%) .NET Core
14 3 (1.60%) Next.js
14 3 (1.60%) React
14 3 (1.60%) XML
15 2 (1.07%) AngularJS
15 2 (1.07%) Blazor
Miscellaneous
1 27 (14.44%) Data Structures
2 21 (11.23%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.67%) Life Science
4 4 (2.14%) User Experience
5 3 (1.60%) PDA
6 2 (1.07%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.53%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.53%) Blog
7 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.53%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.53%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.53%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Windows
2 11 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 4 (2.14%) Linux
4 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.53%) Android
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.53%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (29.95%) Facilities Management
2 29 (15.51%) OO
2 29 (15.51%) OOP
3 27 (14.44%) Functional Programming
4 25 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (13.37%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (11.23%) Mentoring
6 18 (9.63%) Service Delivery
7 17 (9.09%) Line Management
8 15 (8.02%) B2B
8 15 (8.02%) Case Management
8 15 (8.02%) Data Privacy
8 15 (8.02%) Migration
9 14 (7.49%) MVC
10 13 (6.95%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (5.88%) Open Source
11 11 (5.88%) Software Testing
11 11 (5.88%) Web Development
12 10 (5.35%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.48%) C#
2 42 (22.46%) JavaScript
3 28 (14.97%) Java
3 28 (14.97%) Python
4 27 (14.44%) Java 8
5 21 (11.23%) SQL
6 5 (2.67%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.60%) ES6
8 1 (0.53%) ABAP
8 1 (0.53%) Groovy
8 1 (0.53%) PHP
8 1 (0.53%) R
8 1 (0.53%) VB
8 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (14.44%) CIW
1 27 (14.44%) OCA
1 27 (14.44%) OCP
1 27 (14.44%) Oracle Certification
2 15 (8.02%) AAT
3 10 (5.35%) Degree
4 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.07%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (1.07%) CCSP
6 2 (1.07%) CISSP
6 2 (1.07%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.53%) CCNA
7 1 (0.53%) CISA
7 1 (0.53%) CISM
7 1 (0.53%) MCP
7 1 (0.53%) MCSA
7 1 (0.53%) MCSE
7 1 (0.53%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (6.42%) QA
3 9 (4.81%) SLA
4 5 (2.67%) GMP
5 2 (1.07%) Accessibility
5 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.53%) GRC
System Software
1 17 (9.09%) Active Directory
2 13 (6.95%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.53%) Docker
4 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (2.14%) SCCM
2 1 (0.53%) Backup Exec
2 1 (0.53%) CASB
2 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.53%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.53%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (20.86%) Oracle
2 12 (6.42%) Google
3 11 (5.88%) Civica
3 11 (5.88%) VMware
4 8 (4.28%) Cisco
5 6 (3.21%) Citrix
6 5 (2.67%) Veeam
7 2 (1.07%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.53%) Apple
8 1 (0.53%) Ariba
8 1 (0.53%) Commvault
8 1 (0.53%) iManage
8 1 (0.53%) Meraki
8 1 (0.53%) SAP
8 1 (0.53%) Symantec