Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 2 3
Rank change year-on-year -4 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 121 159 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.05% 34.87% 23.51%
As % of the Vendors category 60.80% 60.00% 55.24%
Number of salaries quoted 73 72 73
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% -1.32% -5.00%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £26,050
90th Percentile £55,000 £57,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +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 199 265 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 41.20% 58.11% 42.56%
Number of salaries quoted 123 151 106
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £22,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -4 101 £32,500 -13.33% 14
County Londonderry - 11 £30,000 -
County Tyrone +1 6 £25,500 -27.14% 2
County Armagh +3 1 £45,000 -5.26%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 49 (40.50%) C#
1 49 (40.50%) .NET
2 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
3 35 (28.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 32 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (25.62%) HTML
5 31 (25.62%) CSS
6 30 (24.79%) Windows
6 30 (24.79%) Office 365
7 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
8 26 (21.49%) CRM
9 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET
10 24 (19.83%) Active Directory
11 23 (19.01%) MVC
12 22 (18.18%) SharePoint
12 22 (18.18%) SQL
12 22 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
13 20 (16.53%) AngularJS
14 18 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
14 18 (14.88%) ERP
14 18 (14.88%) Finance
15 16 (13.22%) jQuery
15 16 (13.22%) Presales
16 15 (12.40%) Windows 10
16 15 (12.40%) Entity Framework
16 15 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
16 15 (12.40%) TCP/IP
17 14 (11.57%) Service Delivery

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 22 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (11.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2007
5 10 (8.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.65%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) CMS
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) Sitefinity
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (2.48%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (24.79%) Office 365
3 15 (12.40%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (9.92%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.48%) SaaS
6 2 (1.65%) PaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.83%) G Suite
7 1 (0.83%) IaaS
7 1 (0.83%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) TCP/IP
2 12 (9.92%) LAN
2 12 (9.92%) WAN
3 10 (8.26%) Network Security
3 10 (8.26%) VPN
4 5 (4.13%) Internet
4 5 (4.13%) PuTTY
5 3 (2.48%) DHCP
5 3 (2.48%) DNS
6 2 (1.65%) Skype
7 1 (0.83%) NAS
7 1 (0.83%) SAN
7 1 (0.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (7.44%) NoSQL
4 8 (6.61%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.79%) RDBMS
5 7 (5.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (4.13%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.48%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (2.48%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.48%) Power BI
7 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.65%) MySQL
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.65%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.83%) Big Data
9 1 (0.83%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.96%) JIRA
3 5 (4.13%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.48%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (2.48%) TeamCity
4 3 (2.48%) webpack
5 2 (1.65%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio
5 2 (1.65%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.83%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (0.83%) gulp
6 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.83%) JUnit
6 1 (0.83%) Selenium
6 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (14.88%) Finance
2 5 (4.13%) Front Office
2 5 (4.13%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Advertising
3 2 (1.65%) Law
3 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Back Office
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 45 (37.19%) Developer
2 26 (21.49%) Consultant
3 23 (19.01%) .NET Developer
3 23 (19.01%) Software Developer
4 17 (14.05%) CRM Consultant
5 13 (10.74%) Functional Consultant
6 11 (9.09%) Analyst
6 11 (9.09%) Support Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) .NET Software Developer
7 8 (6.61%) Architect
7 8 (6.61%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) C# Developer
8 7 (5.79%) Support Consultant
9 6 (4.96%) C# Software Developer
9 6 (4.96%) DBA
9 6 (4.96%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (4.96%) SQL DBA
10 5 (4.13%) C++ Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
10 5 (4.13%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (40.50%) .NET
2 31 (25.62%) CSS
2 31 (25.62%) HTML
3 25 (20.66%) ASP.NET
4 22 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
5 20 (16.53%) AngularJS
6 16 (13.22%) jQuery
7 15 (12.40%) Entity Framework
8 12 (9.92%) .NET Framework
8 12 (9.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 12 (9.92%) Web Services
9 11 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (7.44%) Node.js
11 8 (6.61%) HTML5
12 7 (5.79%) WCF
13 6 (4.96%) React
14 5 (4.13%) Express
14 5 (4.13%) FIX Protocol
14 5 (4.13%) REST
14 5 (4.13%) Socket.IO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (11.57%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.26%) Blackberry
4 8 (6.61%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.13%) Equities
5 5 (4.13%) Replication
5 5 (4.13%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.31%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.31%) User Experience
7 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) iPad
9 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (24.79%) Windows
2 15 (12.40%) Windows 10
3 13 (10.74%) Windows 7
4 10 (8.26%) Linux
5 9 (7.44%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.65%) Unix
8 1 (0.83%) Android
8 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (23.97%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.49%) CRM
3 23 (19.01%) MVC
4 18 (14.88%) ERP
5 16 (13.22%) Presales
6 14 (11.57%) Service Delivery
7 13 (10.74%) ITIL
8 12 (9.92%) DevOps
8 12 (9.92%) TDD
9 11 (9.09%) Incident Management
10 10 (8.26%) ITIL V3
10 10 (8.26%) Scrum
10 10 (8.26%) Unit Testing
11 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (7.44%) Migration
11 9 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (7.44%) Project Management
12 8 (6.61%) BDD
13 7 (5.79%) Systems Analysis
13 7 (5.79%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (40.50%) C#
2 45 (37.19%) JavaScript
3 22 (18.18%) SQL
4 6 (4.96%) C++
4 6 (4.96%) Python
5 5 (4.13%) Java
5 5 (4.13%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.48%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.48%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.65%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.65%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (28.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.09%) Degree
2 11 (9.09%) MCITP
2 11 (9.09%) MCP
2 11 (9.09%) MCSA
3 10 (8.26%) MCDST
4 3 (2.48%) MCSE
5 1 (0.83%) MOS
5 1 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
5 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) QA
3 1 (0.83%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (19.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.48%) Terminal Services
4 3 (2.48%) vSphere
5 2 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.83%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) Cisco CUCM
1 10 (8.26%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (4.96%) SCCM
3 4 (3.31%) SCOM
4 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.65%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) Ansible
6 1 (0.83%) logstash
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 11 (9.09%) Apple
1 11 (9.09%) HP
2 10 (8.26%) Bloomberg
2 10 (8.26%) Cisco
2 10 (8.26%) Dell
2 10 (8.26%) Remedy
2 10 (8.26%) Reuters
3 8 (6.61%) VMware
4 7 (5.79%) Oracle
5 5 (4.13%) Twitter
6 4 (3.31%) Citrix
6 4 (3.31%) Xamarin
7 3 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.83%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.83%) Google
8 1 (0.83%) Nintex