Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 96 142 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.75% 32.35% 25.99%
As % of the Vendors category 53.33% 57.72% 60.31%
Number of salaries quoted 56 71 71
Northern Ireland median annual salary £30,000 £33,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.45% -6.94% +2.86%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £59,375 £57,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%

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 180 246 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 42.65% 56.04% 43.09%
Number of salaries quoted 115 149 101
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £68,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 80 £30,000 -10.45% 10
County Londonderry - 8 £48,250 - 1
County Tyrone +1 4 £25,500 -18.40%
County Armagh +1 2 £41,250 -13.16%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 37 (38.54%) Windows
2 35 (36.46%) .NET
3 34 (35.42%) C#
4 29 (30.21%) Active Directory
5 28 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (23.96%) ITIL
8 21 (21.88%) Finance
8 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
10 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 18 (18.75%) Office 365
11 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (15.63%) CRM
12 15 (15.63%) Dell
12 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
12 15 (15.63%) Windows 7
12 15 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 15 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
12 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
12 15 (15.63%) Windows 10
13 14 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (14.58%) Service Delivery
14 13 (13.54%) VMware
14 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
14 13 (13.54%) CSS
14 13 (13.54%) MCP
14 13 (13.54%) HTML

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 18 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 15 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 11 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.17%) IIS
7 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.04%) Apache
8 1 (1.04%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.04%) CMS
8 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) JBoss
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.04%) Sitefinity
8 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (4.17%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (18.75%) Office 365
3 10 (10.42%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Azure Functions
6 1 (1.04%) G Suite
6 1 (1.04%) IaaS
6 1 (1.04%) PaaS
6 1 (1.04%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (12.50%) LAN
2 12 (12.50%) WAN
3 11 (11.46%) Network Security
3 11 (11.46%) VPN
4 6 (6.25%) DHCP
4 6 (6.25%) DNS
5 4 (4.17%) NetScaler
5 4 (4.17%) PuTTY
6 3 (3.13%) Internet
7 2 (2.08%) Skype
8 1 (1.04%) NAS
8 1 (1.04%) PBX
8 1 (1.04%) SAN
8 1 (1.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.17%) MariaDB
3 4 (4.17%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.08%) Power BI
5 1 (1.04%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.04%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.21%) JIRA
3 4 (4.17%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.04%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.04%) gulp
5 1 (1.04%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.04%) JUnit
5 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.04%) Selenium
5 1 (1.04%) Subversion
5 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.04%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (21.88%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Front Office
3 4 (4.17%) Legal
4 3 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (2.08%) Law
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Back Office
6 1 (1.04%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.04%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.04%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Developer
2 19 (19.79%) Consultant
3 18 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 13 (13.54%) Analyst
5 12 (12.50%) .NET Developer
5 12 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 11 (11.46%) CRM Consultant
7 9 (9.38%) Support Engineer
8 8 (8.33%) C# Developer
9 7 (7.29%) C# Software Developer
9 7 (7.29%) Functional Consultant
10 6 (6.25%) Architect
10 6 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) .NET Software Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Administrator
11 5 (5.21%) C++ Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) JavaScript Developer
11 5 (5.21%) Support Consultant
11 5 (5.21%) Technical Consultant
12 4 (4.17%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (36.46%) .NET
2 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 13 (13.54%) CSS
3 13 (13.54%) HTML
4 11 (11.46%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (10.42%) AngularJS
6 8 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (8.33%) Entity Framework
6 8 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (7.29%) jQuery
7 7 (7.29%) Web Services
8 6 (6.25%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.25%) WCF
9 5 (5.21%) FIX Protocol
9 5 (5.21%) Node.js
10 4 (4.17%) Express
10 4 (4.17%) Socket.IO
11 3 (3.13%) WinForms
12 2 (2.08%) HTML5
12 2 (2.08%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.63%) Data Centre
2 13 (13.54%) Blackberry
3 7 (7.29%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.25%) Mobile App
5 5 (5.21%) Equities
6 4 (4.17%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (3.13%) Driving Licence
8 2 (2.08%) Internet of Things
8 2 (2.08%) iPhone
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.04%) Public Cloud
9 1 (1.04%) Replication
9 1 (1.04%) User Experience
9 1 (1.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) Windows
2 15 (15.63%) Windows 10
2 15 (15.63%) Windows 7
3 12 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.42%) Linux
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) ITIL
3 15 (15.63%) CRM
4 14 (14.58%) Service Delivery
5 12 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 12 (12.50%) Presales
6 11 (11.46%) ITIL V3
6 11 (11.46%) MVC
7 10 (10.42%) Scrum
8 9 (9.38%) BDD
8 9 (9.38%) ERP
8 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.38%) TDD
9 8 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) Change Management
11 6 (6.25%) Migration
11 6 (6.25%) Project Management
11 6 (6.25%) SOA
12 5 (5.21%) Test Automation
12 5 (5.21%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.42%) C#
2 24 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.46%) SQL
4 6 (6.25%) Python
5 5 (5.21%) C++
6 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
8 2 (2.08%) Java
9 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.04%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.04%) Ruby
9 1 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (13.54%) MCP
3 12 (12.50%) Degree
3 12 (12.50%) MCDST
3 12 (12.50%) MCITP
3 12 (12.50%) MCSA
4 3 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) HNC
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.04%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.04%) MBA
5 1 (1.04%) MOS
5 1 (1.04%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.04%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (1.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (30.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.29%) vSphere
3 6 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 4 (4.17%) XenApp
4 4 (4.17%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (11.46%) ServiceCenter
2 8 (8.33%) SCOM
3 6 (6.25%) SCCM
4 4 (4.17%) ThinApp
4 4 (4.17%) vRealize
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.13%) WSUS
6 1 (1.04%) Ansible
6 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.04%) logstash
6 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.04%) Puppet
6 1 (1.04%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 15 (15.63%) Dell
2 13 (13.54%) HP
2 13 (13.54%) VMware
3 12 (12.50%) Remedy
4 11 (11.46%) Apple
4 11 (11.46%) Bloomberg
4 11 (11.46%) Cisco
4 11 (11.46%) Reuters
5 9 (9.38%) Citrix
6 8 (8.33%) Oracle
7 4 (4.17%) Ivanti
7 4 (4.17%) Splunk
7 4 (4.17%) Twitter
7 4 (4.17%) Wyse
8 2 (2.08%) Lotus
8 2 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.08%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.04%) Adobe
9 1 (1.04%) Avaya
9 1 (1.04%) IBM