Period
to 18 February 2020

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 18 February 2020 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
18 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 9 2
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 92 158 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.34% 23.27% 31.85%
As % of the Vendors category 48.17% 66.11% 59.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 95 61
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +25.00%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,800 £20,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 191 239 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 33.93% 35.20% 53.50%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 143
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% +11.43%
10th Percentile £23,815 £26,150 £24,550
90th Percentile £60,250 £56,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 18 February 2020.

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 18 February 2020. 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 +1 81 £43,750 +9.38% 37
County Londonderry -1 8 £40,000 -
County Tyrone -2 2 £31,250 +13.64% 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 February 2020, 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 44 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 38 (41.30%) .NET
2 38 (41.30%) Azure
3 37 (40.22%) C#
3 37 (40.22%) HTML
4 36 (39.13%) Oracle
5 35 (38.04%) MVC
6 32 (34.78%) .NET Framework
7 30 (32.61%) AWS
8 28 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 26 (28.26%) SQL Server
10 25 (27.17%) CSS
10 25 (27.17%) Entity Framework
10 25 (27.17%) DevOps
11 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (26.09%) Retail
11 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
12 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
12 23 (25.00%) jQuery
13 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
14 21 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (22.83%) TDD
15 20 (21.74%) Unit Testing
16 18 (19.57%) Scrum
17 17 (18.48%) Web Services
17 17 (18.48%) RESTful
18 16 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
18 16 (17.39%) Integration Testing
18 16 (17.39%) System Testing
18 16 (17.39%) TeamCity

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 12 (13.04%) EPiServer
2 8 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Workflow
3 4 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.26%) IIS
5 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.09%) Confluence
6 1 (1.09%) JBoss
6 1 (1.09%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (4.35%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (41.30%) Azure
2 30 (32.61%) AWS
3 12 (13.04%) Office 365
4 4 (4.35%) IaaS
4 4 (4.35%) PaaS
5 3 (3.26%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.17%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
7 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) SAN
2 2 (2.17%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) HTTP
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) Skype
3 1 (1.09%) VoIP
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (28.26%) SQL Server
2 16 (17.39%) RDBMS
2 16 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 4 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (2.17%) Power BI
6 1 (1.09%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.09%) GIS
6 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) Octopus Deploy
1 16 (17.39%) TeamCity
2 12 (13.04%) Git (software)
2 12 (13.04%) gulp
3 4 (4.35%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.09%) JIRA
General
1 24 (26.09%) Retail
2 10 (10.87%) Public Sector
3 8 (8.70%) Finance
4 6 (6.52%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Billing
6 1 (1.09%) Front Office
6 1 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (55.43%) Developer
2 33 (35.87%) .NET Developer
3 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Analyst
4 13 (14.13%) Applications Developer
4 13 (14.13%) Senior Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 12 (13.04%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Applications Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Front-End Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
5 12 (13.04%) Senior Mobile Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.52%) Administrator
7 6 (6.52%) Software Developer
7 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Business Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Consultant
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (41.30%) .NET
2 37 (40.22%) HTML
3 32 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 28 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 25 (27.17%) CSS
5 25 (27.17%) Entity Framework
6 24 (26.09%) ASP.NET
7 23 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 23 (25.00%) jQuery
8 17 (18.48%) RESTful
8 17 (18.48%) Web Services
9 14 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 14 (15.22%) React
10 12 (13.04%) Sass
11 6 (6.52%) JSON
12 4 (4.35%) .NET Core
12 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
12 4 (4.35%) JSF
12 4 (4.35%) Node.js
12 4 (4.35%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Mobile App
2 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.35%) User Experience
3 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Smart Energy
4 2 (2.17%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (2.17%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.09%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.09%) Handset
5 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (16.30%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
2 7 (7.61%) Unix
2 7 (7.61%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.09%) CentOS
4 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.04%) MVC
2 25 (27.17%) DevOps
3 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (22.83%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (22.83%) TDD
5 20 (21.74%) Unit Testing
6 18 (19.57%) Scrum
7 16 (17.39%) Continuous Delivery
7 16 (17.39%) CQRS
7 16 (17.39%) Domain-Driven Design
7 16 (17.39%) Integration Testing
7 16 (17.39%) System Testing
8 13 (14.13%) Fintech
8 13 (14.13%) Mentoring
8 13 (14.13%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (14.13%) Web Development
9 12 (13.04%) B2B
9 12 (13.04%) Front End Development
10 9 (9.78%) ITIL
11 7 (7.61%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 44 (47.83%) JavaScript
2 37 (40.22%) C#
3 14 (15.22%) SQL
4 6 (6.52%) Java
5 5 (5.43%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.17%) C
7 1 (1.09%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (23.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
2 4 (4.35%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) MCSA
4 2 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) HNC
5 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.09%) NVQ Level 3
5 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.61%) Active Directory
4 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) XenApp
7 1 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) SCCM
2 5 (5.43%) WSUS
3 2 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.17%) SCOM
3 2 (2.17%) vRealize
4 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.09%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.09%) Proxmox
4 1 (1.09%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.09%) WMI
Vendors
1 36 (39.13%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) VMware
3 8 (8.70%) Citrix
4 3 (3.26%) Cisco
4 3 (3.26%) CommVault
4 3 (3.26%) Dell
4 3 (3.26%) Veeam
5 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.17%) Apple
5 2 (2.17%) Capita
5 2 (2.17%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (2.17%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.17%) HP
5 2 (2.17%) McAfee
5 2 (2.17%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (2.17%) Sage
5 2 (2.17%) Symantec
6 1 (1.09%) arcserve
6 1 (1.09%) Google
6 1 (1.09%) Huawei