Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 63 100 102
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.63% 18.38% 24.58%
As % of the Vendors category 50.81% 56.50% 56.04%
Number of salaries quoted 7 54 66
Median annual salary £47,500 £35,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% +14.75% -8.96%
10th Percentile £32,900 £22,150 £20,500
90th Percentile £64,000 £72,125 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.27%

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 124 177 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 38.63% 32.54% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 36 99 118
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,625 £22,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £64,375 £63,000 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 October 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 24 October 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 59 £51,250 +46.43% 17
County Londonderry -4 1 - - 1
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 53 (84.13%) C#
2 42 (66.67%) .NET
3 33 (52.38%) Azure
4 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (47.62%) Scrum
6 26 (41.27%) Investment Management
7 25 (39.68%) Oracle
8 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
8 19 (30.16%) Software Engineering
8 19 (30.16%) AWS
8 19 (30.16%) RESTful
9 17 (26.98%) AngularJS
9 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET
10 16 (25.40%) MVC
10 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
11 14 (22.22%) Entity Framework
12 13 (20.63%) Kentico
12 13 (20.63%) Technical Analysis
12 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
13 11 (17.46%) Java
14 8 (12.70%) BDD
15 7 (11.11%) User Stories
15 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
15 7 (11.11%) Selenium
15 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
15 7 (11.11%) COM
15 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 7 (11.11%) JMeter
16 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 13 (20.63%) Kentico
2 4 (6.35%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.17%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (52.38%) Azure
2 19 (30.16%) AWS
3 3 (4.76%) GCP
4 1 (1.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) SAN
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (30.16%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) Crystal Reports
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (11.11%) JMeter
1 7 (11.11%) Selenium
2 5 (7.94%) Cucumber
2 5 (7.94%) Mocha
2 5 (7.94%) NUnit
2 5 (7.94%) Spock
3 4 (6.35%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (4.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.17%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (3.17%) Electronics
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
1 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Law
2 1 (1.59%) Legal
2 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (50.79%) Developer
2 27 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 11 (17.46%) .NET Developer
3 11 (17.46%) Senior Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Applications Support
4 8 (12.70%) Applications Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Applications Support
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Software Developer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Senior Support Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Software Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.11%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) C# Developer
6 5 (7.94%) C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (66.67%) .NET
2 19 (30.16%) RESTful
3 17 (26.98%) AngularJS
3 17 (26.98%) ASP.NET
4 16 (25.40%) .NET Framework
4 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (22.22%) Entity Framework
6 7 (11.11%) COM
7 6 (9.52%) React
8 4 (6.35%) WinForms
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (4.76%) jQuery
9 3 (4.76%) WCF
10 2 (3.17%) GStreamer
10 2 (3.17%) JSON
10 2 (3.17%) Node.js
11 1 (1.59%) CSS
11 1 (1.59%) HTML
11 1 (1.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.17%) Algorithms
2 2 (3.17%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.52%) Unix
2 5 (7.94%) Windows
3 4 (6.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (49.21%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (47.62%) Scrum
3 26 (41.27%) Investment Management
4 19 (30.16%) Software Engineering
5 16 (25.40%) MVC
6 13 (20.63%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (12.70%) BDD
8 7 (11.11%) Manual Testing
8 7 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.11%) User Stories
9 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
10 3 (4.76%) DevOps
10 3 (4.76%) SOA
10 3 (4.76%) SOLID
10 3 (4.76%) TDD
10 3 (4.76%) Web Development
11 2 (3.17%) Line Management
11 2 (3.17%) Machine Learning
11 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 53 (84.13%) C#
2 11 (17.46%) Java
3 6 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.52%) Python
4 5 (7.94%) SQL
5 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.35%) VBA
6 2 (3.17%) C++
6 2 (3.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (39.68%) Oracle
2 4 (6.35%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Google
3 1 (1.59%) VMware