Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 85 97 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 21.09% 20.46% 22.41%
As % of the Vendors category 49.13% 43.30% 51.92%
Number of salaries quoted 59 92 34
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £20,200 £20,500 £26,625
90th Percentile £51,250 £59,875 £46,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 173 224 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 42.93% 47.26% 43.15%
Number of salaries quoted 132 180 63
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,375 £60,000 £55,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -2 66 £31,750 -9.29% 19
County Down -1 6 £40,000 +33.33% 3
County Londonderry 0 4 £35,000 +79.49%
County Armagh -4 4 £38,750 -18.42% 4
County Tyrone -2 1 £32,500 +6.56%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 (43.53%) .NET
2 32 (37.65%) C#
3 30 (35.29%) Windows
4 24 (28.24%) SQL Server
5 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
5 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (21.18%) SQL
7 16 (18.82%) Citrix
7 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (18.82%) VMware
8 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET
8 15 (17.65%) Oracle
9 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
9 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (16.47%) Windows Server
10 13 (15.29%) Finance
11 12 (14.12%) Change Management
11 12 (14.12%) MVC
11 12 (14.12%) ITIL
11 12 (14.12%) SCOM
11 12 (14.12%) vSphere
11 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (12.94%) TDD
12 11 (12.94%) Java
12 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
12 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
12 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2013
13 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering

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 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (8.24%) Oracle Workflow
6 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
7 4 (4.71%) IIS
7 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.35%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (2.35%) Luigi
9 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.18%) CMS
9 1 (1.18%) JBoss
9 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (7.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.18%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (7.06%) Dynamics 365
4 5 (5.88%) Office 365
5 3 (3.53%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.18%) IaaS
7 1 (1.18%) PaaS
7 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.88%) LAN
2 5 (5.88%) WAN
3 4 (4.71%) DHCP
3 4 (4.71%) DNS
3 4 (4.71%) NetScaler
4 2 (2.35%) Firewall
4 2 (2.35%) Skype
4 2 (2.35%) VoIP
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.18%) FIX Connectivity
5 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.18%) Network Security
5 1 (1.18%) PBX
5 1 (1.18%) VPN
5 1 (1.18%) Wireless
5 1 (1.18%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (28.24%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle Reports
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.35%) Azkaban
4 2 (2.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.35%) Looker
4 2 (2.35%) Power BI
4 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.18%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.18%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.18%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.18%) Redis
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) JDeveloper
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle APEX
1 7 (8.24%) Oracle Forms
2 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (4.71%) Subversion
4 3 (3.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (1.18%) JUnit
6 1 (1.18%) Mockito
General
1 13 (15.29%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Investment Banking
2 4 (4.71%) Legal
2 4 (4.71%) Prime Brokerage
3 3 (3.53%) Back Office
3 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.53%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.18%) Advertising
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (52.94%) Developer
2 19 (22.35%) .NET Developer
2 19 (22.35%) Software Developer
3 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 10 (11.76%) C# Developer
5 9 (10.59%) C# Software Developer
6 7 (8.24%) Architect
7 6 (7.06%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (7.06%) Administrator
8 5 (5.88%) CRM Architect
8 5 (5.88%) E-Business Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Developer
9 4 (4.71%) Consultant
9 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Administrator
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.53%) .NET
2 15 (17.65%) ASP.NET
3 9 (10.59%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (10.59%) RESTful
4 8 (9.41%) AngularJS
4 8 (9.41%) XML
5 7 (8.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (8.24%) KnockoutJS
5 7 (8.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (7.06%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 6 (7.06%) Web Services
7 5 (5.88%) React
8 4 (4.71%) .NET Core
8 4 (4.71%) HTML
8 4 (4.71%) WCF
9 3 (3.53%) Classic ASP
9 3 (3.53%) CSS
9 3 (3.53%) jQuery
9 3 (3.53%) REST
10 2 (2.35%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Driving Licence
2 7 (8.24%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (8.24%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (7.06%) Tandem
4 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.88%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.18%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.18%) Fintech
7 1 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.18%) Handset
7 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (35.29%) Windows
2 19 (22.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.47%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.41%) Unix
6 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.35%) Android
7 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.18%) Linux
8 1 (1.18%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (14.12%) Change Management
2 12 (14.12%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) MVC
3 11 (12.94%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (12.94%) TDD
4 10 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 9 (10.59%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (10.59%) Workflow
6 8 (9.41%) BDD
7 7 (8.24%) ERP
7 7 (8.24%) Mentoring
7 7 (8.24%) Translating Business Requirements
8 6 (7.06%) CRM
8 6 (7.06%) Web Application Development
9 5 (5.88%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.88%) Information Management
9 5 (5.88%) Migration
10 4 (4.71%) Data Analysis
10 4 (4.71%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (37.65%) C#
2 18 (21.18%) SQL
3 11 (12.94%) Java
3 11 (12.94%) JavaScript
4 9 (10.59%) PowerShell
5 7 (8.24%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.88%) C
7 2 (2.35%) Perl
7 2 (2.35%) PHP
7 2 (2.35%) Python
8 1 (1.18%) VB
8 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
1 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.71%) MCP
3 3 (3.53%) MCSA
4 2 (2.35%) MCDST
5 1 (1.18%) CCNA
5 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.18%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.18%) MBA
5 1 (1.18%) MCITP
5 1 (1.18%) MCSE
5 1 (1.18%) NVQ Level 4
5 1 (1.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) vSphere
3 10 (11.76%) XenApp
4 8 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.71%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCOM
2 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (10.59%) SCCM
3 4 (4.71%) ThinApp
3 4 (4.71%) vRealize
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (18.82%) Citrix
1 16 (18.82%) VMware
2 15 (17.65%) Oracle
3 5 (5.88%) Dell
4 4 (4.71%) Ivanti
4 4 (4.71%) Splunk
4 4 (4.71%) Wyse
5 3 (3.53%) Forcepoint
5 3 (3.53%) IBM
5 3 (3.53%) MobileIron
5 3 (3.53%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.35%) Avaya
6 2 (2.35%) Cisco
6 2 (2.35%) HP
6 2 (2.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.18%) Apple
7 1 (1.18%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.18%) Radianz
7 1 (1.18%) Reuters
7 1 (1.18%) Symantec