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 3 months to 30 March 2017 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 3 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 65 34 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.81% 26.98% 14.68%
As % of the Vendors category 48.15% 50.00% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 63 20 15
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,250 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £40,000 £39,200
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.66% -  

Microsoft is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Vendor Product & Service Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 135 68 60
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 49.45% 53.97% 55.05%
Number of salaries quoted 111 40 34
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £31,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Microsoft as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim 0 48 £36,750 -2.00% 10
County Tyrone - 7 £37,500 -
County Armagh - 5 £47,500 -
County Londonderry -2 1 £19,500 -40.00%
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 61 (62.89%) MS Excel
2 31 (31.96%) Windows
3 28 (28.87%) SQL Server
4 26 (26.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (25.77%) .NET
6 23 (23.71%) SQL
7 22 (22.68%) Degree
8 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (20.62%) Hyper-V
8 20 (20.62%) C#
9 19 (19.59%) VMware
10 18 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
12 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
13 15 (15.46%) Java
13 15 (15.46%) ERP
14 14 (14.43%) Citrix
14 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
14 14 (14.43%) AngularJS
15 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
15 13 (13.40%) Manufacturing
16 12 (12.37%) HTML
16 12 (12.37%) CSS
16 12 (12.37%) Business Development
16 12 (12.37%) Office 365
16 12 (12.37%) Presales
17 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (11.34%) Cisco
18 10 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (10.31%) Web 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 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (10.31%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (6.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.03%) CMS
7 1 (1.03%) IIS
7 1 (1.03%) Kentico
7 1 (1.03%) SAS
Applications
1 61 (62.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (9.28%) MS Office
3 7 (7.22%) MS Visio
4 6 (6.19%) MS Project
5 5 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) assyst
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.03%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.37%) Office 365
2 8 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.12%) Mimecast
5 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.22%) Firewall
1 7 (7.22%) SAN
1 7 (7.22%) VPN
2 6 (6.19%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (6.19%) VoIP
3 5 (5.15%) DHCP
3 5 (5.15%) DNS
3 5 (5.15%) LAN
4 4 (4.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.06%) Internet
5 2 (2.06%) WAN
6 1 (1.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (28.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.06%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.06%) SSDT
6 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.06%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.06%) NUnit
General
1 13 (13.40%) Manufacturing
2 9 (9.28%) Finance
3 6 (6.19%) Back Office
4 4 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.09%) Legal
5 3 (3.09%) Retail
6 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 1 (1.03%) Automotive
7 1 (1.03%) Banking
7 1 (1.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (24.74%) Developer
2 15 (15.46%) Architect
2 15 (15.46%) Technical Architect
3 12 (12.37%) Support Engineer
4 10 (10.31%) .NET Developer
5 9 (9.28%) IT Support
5 9 (9.28%) Support Technician
6 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (8.25%) Analyst
7 7 (7.22%) Administrator
7 7 (7.22%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (6.19%) Applications Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Mobile Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Software Developer
8 6 (6.19%) Xamarin Developer
9 5 (5.15%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (5.15%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 5 (5.15%) IT Engineer
9 5 (5.15%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (25.77%) .NET
2 16 (16.49%) ASP.NET
3 14 (14.43%) AngularJS
4 12 (12.37%) CSS
4 12 (12.37%) HTML
5 10 (10.31%) Web Services
6 9 (9.28%) .NET Framework
6 9 (9.28%) WPF
7 7 (7.22%) jQuery
8 6 (6.19%) Entity Framework
8 6 (6.19%) Sass
8 6 (6.19%) Silverlight
8 6 (6.19%) XML
9 5 (5.15%) WCF
10 4 (4.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (3.09%) ADO.NET
11 3 (3.09%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.09%) LINQ
12 2 (2.06%) Ember.js
12 2 (2.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) Blackberry
2 6 (6.19%) Mobile App
2 6 (6.19%) Public Cloud
2 6 (6.19%) Replication
3 3 (3.09%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.06%) EPoS
4 2 (2.06%) Fintech
4 2 (2.06%) Smart Energy
4 2 (2.06%) User Experience
5 1 (1.03%) CMDB
5 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.03%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
3 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (6.19%) Android
4 6 (6.19%) Apple iOS
4 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (3.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.03%) Linux
7 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.46%) ERP
3 12 (12.37%) Business Development
3 12 (12.37%) Presales
4 10 (10.31%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (10.31%) Infrastructure Management
4 10 (10.31%) Open Source
4 10 (10.31%) TOGAF
4 10 (10.31%) UML
5 9 (9.28%) Project Management
5 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.22%) Migration
7 6 (6.19%) Android Development
7 6 (6.19%) Change Control
7 6 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (6.19%) Data Protection
7 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.19%) iOS Development
7 6 (6.19%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (6.19%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.71%) SQL
2 20 (20.62%) C#
3 15 (15.46%) Java
4 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
5 8 (8.25%) T-SQL
6 5 (5.15%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.03%) C++
7 1 (1.03%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (26.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (22.68%) Degree
3 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
4 8 (8.25%) HND
4 8 (8.25%) MCSA
5 7 (7.22%) MCITP
6 6 (6.19%) MCSE
7 5 (5.15%) CCNA
7 5 (5.15%) CCNP
7 5 (5.15%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (3.09%) MCP
9 2 (2.06%) HNC
9 2 (2.06%) MCDST
10 1 (1.03%) CISA
10 1 (1.03%) CISM
10 1 (1.03%) CISSP
10 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.03%) PMP
10 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) GCP
2 2 (2.06%) QA
2 2 (2.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) ISO27002
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (20.62%) Hyper-V
2 18 (18.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
4 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (6.19%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (5.15%) XenApp
5 5 (5.15%) XenDesktop
5 5 (5.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (4.12%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (2.06%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.06%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.03%) Nessus
3 1 (1.03%) SCCM
3 1 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (19.59%) VMware
2 14 (14.43%) Citrix
3 11 (11.34%) Cisco
4 9 (9.28%) Forcepoint
5 6 (6.19%) Google
5 6 (6.19%) IBM
5 6 (6.19%) Xamarin
6 5 (5.15%) Sophos
6 5 (5.15%) Veeam
7 4 (4.12%) HP
8 3 (3.09%) Apple
8 3 (3.09%) Oracle
9 2 (2.06%) Adobe
9 2 (2.06%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.06%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.06%) Huawei
9 2 (2.06%) Nokia
9 2 (2.06%) Remedy
9 2 (2.06%) Reuters
9 2 (2.06%) ServiceNow
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