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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 3 July 2022 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 21 13 6
Rank change year-on-year -8 -7 +3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 129 96 73
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.92% 16.99% 17.85%
As % of the Vendors category 38.28% 53.63% 44.51%
Number of salaries quoted 61 47 26
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,438
25th Percentile £28,500 £32,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £51,250
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -21.95% +54.14%
75th Percentile £48,000 £48,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £67,750 £61,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 337 179 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 36.35% 31.68% 40.10%
Number of salaries quoted 137 86 61
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £28,750
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year - - +6.67%
75th Percentile £52,500 £48,750 £53,750
90th Percentile £60,500 £67,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,606 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +0.20% +5.00%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +7 93 £40,000 -10.11% 29
County Down -3 19 £50,000 -
County Londonderry -2 11 £30,000 -7.69% 1
County Armagh -8 2 £40,000 +14.29%
Newry -11 1 £57,500 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, 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 63 (48.84%) C#
2 51 (39.53%) Oracle
3 35 (27.13%) .NET
3 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
4 34 (26.36%) Python
5 32 (24.81%) SQL
6 30 (23.26%) HTML
6 30 (23.26%) CSS
7 29 (22.48%) Java
7 29 (22.48%) OOP
7 29 (22.48%) Data Structures
8 28 (21.71%) Git (software)
9 27 (20.93%) HTML5
9 27 (20.93%) CSS3
9 27 (20.93%) Functional Programming
9 27 (20.93%) CIW
9 27 (20.93%) Java SE
9 27 (20.93%) OO
9 27 (20.93%) OCP
9 27 (20.93%) OCA
9 27 (20.93%) Oracle Certification
10 26 (20.16%) .NET Framework
11 23 (17.83%) Microsoft 365
12 22 (17.05%) Azure
12 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
12 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
13 21 (16.28%) Subversion
13 21 (16.28%) Civica
13 21 (16.28%) Open Source
13 21 (16.28%) Public Sector

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 9 (6.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.88%) IIS
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (15.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (6.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (2.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.78%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) SAP MDG
2 2 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.78%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.78%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (17.05%) Azure
3 8 (6.20%) SaaS
4 6 (4.65%) IaaS
5 5 (3.88%) AWS
6 4 (3.10%) Basecamp
6 4 (3.10%) OneDrive
6 4 (3.10%) Power Platform
7 3 (2.33%) GCP
7 3 (2.33%) PaaS
8 2 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.78%) Google Docs
9 1 (0.78%) Google Sheets
9 1 (0.78%) Power Automate
9 1 (0.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.53%) Firewall
1 11 (8.53%) LAN
2 10 (7.75%) VPN
3 6 (4.65%) TCP/IP
3 6 (4.65%) VLAN
3 6 (4.65%) WAN
3 6 (4.65%) Wireless
4 5 (3.88%) Internet
4 5 (3.88%) SAN
5 3 (2.33%) DNS
5 3 (2.33%) HTTP
6 2 (1.55%) VoIP
6 2 (1.55%) WebEx
6 2 (1.55%) WLAN
7 1 (0.78%) DHCP
7 1 (0.78%) DMZ
7 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.10%) Power BI
4 3 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.55%) MS Access
5 2 (1.55%) QlikView
6 1 (0.78%) Power Query
6 1 (0.78%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.78%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 28 (21.71%) Git (software)
2 21 (16.28%) Subversion
3 4 (3.10%) JIRA
4 2 (1.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
General
1 21 (16.28%) Public Sector
2 16 (12.40%) Manufacturing
3 14 (10.85%) Social Skills
4 12 (9.30%) Finance
5 9 (6.98%) Law
6 8 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (5.43%) Legal
8 6 (4.65%) Presentation Skills
9 5 (3.88%) Organisational Skills
10 3 (2.33%) Banking
10 3 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (2.33%) Telecoms
11 2 (1.55%) Retail
12 1 (0.78%) Advertising
12 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.78%) Electronics
12 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (49.61%) Developer
2 41 (31.78%) Software Developer
3 27 (20.93%) Trainee
3 27 (20.93%) Trainee Developer
3 27 (20.93%) Trainee Software Developer
4 25 (19.38%) .NET Developer
5 12 (9.30%) Analyst
6 9 (6.98%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) IT Engineer
8 6 (4.65%) IT Support
8 6 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.88%) Architect
10 4 (3.10%) .NET Software Developer
10 4 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (3.10%) Data Analyst
10 4 (3.10%) Scrum Master
10 4 (3.10%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (2.33%) Technologist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.13%) .NET
2 30 (23.26%) CSS
2 30 (23.26%) HTML
3 27 (20.93%) CSS3
3 27 (20.93%) HTML5
3 27 (20.93%) Java SE
4 26 (20.16%) .NET Framework
5 20 (15.50%) Entity Framework
6 10 (7.75%) .NET Core
7 8 (6.20%) ASP.NET
8 5 (3.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (3.88%) REST
9 3 (2.33%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.33%) Apache Cordova
10 2 (1.55%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.55%) Blazor
10 2 (1.55%) JSON
10 2 (1.55%) RESTful
10 2 (1.55%) WCF
10 2 (1.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.48%) Data Structures
2 7 (5.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.10%) Life Science
3 4 (3.10%) Public Cloud
3 4 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.55%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.78%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.78%) FPGA
6 1 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 20 (15.50%) Windows
2 14 (10.85%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.10%) Android
3 4 (3.10%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (2.33%) Linux
4 3 (2.33%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.55%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.48%) OOP
2 27 (20.93%) Functional Programming
2 27 (20.93%) OO
3 22 (17.05%) Software Engineering
4 21 (16.28%) Open Source
5 14 (10.85%) Agile
5 14 (10.85%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (7.75%) Computer Science
6 10 (7.75%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 8 (6.20%) ITIL
8 7 (5.43%) Continuous Improvement
8 7 (5.43%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (5.43%) DevOps
8 7 (5.43%) Full Stack Development
8 7 (5.43%) Information Security
8 7 (5.43%) MVC
8 7 (5.43%) Project Delivery
8 7 (5.43%) Project Management
9 6 (4.65%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 63 (48.84%) C#
2 35 (27.13%) JavaScript
3 34 (26.36%) Python
4 32 (24.81%) SQL
5 29 (22.48%) Java
6 7 (5.43%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.10%) R
8 3 (2.33%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.55%) Bash
9 2 (1.55%) C
10 1 (0.78%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 27 (20.93%) CIW
1 27 (20.93%) OCA
1 27 (20.93%) OCP
1 27 (20.93%) Oracle Certification
2 17 (13.18%) Degree
3 5 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (3.10%) CISSP
5 3 (2.33%) (ISC)2 CCSP
5 3 (2.33%) CCSP
5 3 (2.33%) CGEIT
5 3 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.33%) CRISC
5 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.33%) SSCP
6 2 (1.55%) AAT
6 2 (1.55%) CCSK
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
7 1 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.78%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.65%) QA
2 4 (3.10%) GMP
3 3 (2.33%) Accessibility
4 2 (1.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.65%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.33%) XenApp
5 2 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.55%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 3 (2.33%) CASB
2 2 (1.55%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.78%) SCCM
3 1 (0.78%) SCOM
3 1 (0.78%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 51 (39.53%) Oracle
2 21 (16.28%) Civica
3 13 (10.08%) Cisco
4 12 (9.30%) VMware
5 11 (8.53%) Google
6 5 (3.88%) SAP
7 3 (2.33%) Citrix
7 3 (2.33%) Veeam
8 2 (1.55%) HP
8 2 (1.55%) Juniper
8 2 (1.55%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.55%) Symantec
9 1 (0.78%) Adobe
9 1 (0.78%) Ariba
9 1 (0.78%) Commvault
9 1 (0.78%) Dell
9 1 (0.78%) EMC
9 1 (0.78%) Epicor
9 1 (0.78%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (0.78%) Okta