Period
to 17 February 2019

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 17 February 2019 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
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 2 4
Rank change year-on-year -6 +2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 156 149 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.11% 31.77% 19.62%
As % of the Vendors category 65.82% 59.36% 45.86%
Number of salaries quoted 93 60 79
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +25.00% -22.58%
10th Percentile £24,400 £20,150 £20,150
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £55,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +1.19%

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 237 251 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.11% 53.52% 42.79%
Number of salaries quoted 135 142 141
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,100 £24,400 £20,500
90th Percentile £57,250 £52,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 February 2019.

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 17 February 2019. 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 -6 139 £40,000 +23.08% 26
County Londonderry +2 13 £40,000 +14.29% 1
County Tyrone +4 3 £27,500 +3.77% 2
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, 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 92 (58.97%) C#
1 92 (58.97%) .NET
2 87 (55.77%) JavaScript
3 79 (50.64%) HTML
3 79 (50.64%) CSS
4 63 (40.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 58 (37.18%) MVC
6 56 (35.90%) ASP.NET
7 50 (32.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (31.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 43 (27.56%) AngularJS
10 42 (26.92%) Office 365
11 41 (26.28%) jQuery
12 36 (23.08%) SharePoint
13 34 (21.79%) CRM
13 34 (21.79%) SQL
14 33 (21.15%) Unit Testing
15 32 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
15 32 (20.51%) DevOps
16 31 (19.87%) Entity Framework
17 30 (19.23%) .NET Framework
17 30 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
17 30 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
18 29 (18.59%) NoSQL
19 28 (17.95%) HTML5
19 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
20 26 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
20 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
21 24 (15.38%) ERP
21 24 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API

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 36 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (3.21%) IIS
5 4 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.64%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.64%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 63 (40.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 42 (26.92%) Office 365
3 32 (20.51%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (10.90%) Dynamics 365
5 14 (8.97%) PaaS
6 6 (3.85%) SaaS
7 5 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.28%) Serverless
9 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.49%) Internet
1 7 (4.49%) LAN
1 7 (4.49%) WAN
2 6 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 5 (3.21%) Network Security
3 5 (3.21%) PuTTY
3 5 (3.21%) VPN
4 3 (1.92%) Wireless
5 2 (1.28%) SAN
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.64%) DHCP
6 1 (0.64%) DNS
6 1 (0.64%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.64%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (18.59%) NoSQL
2 26 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 15 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (7.05%) RDBMS
4 11 (7.05%) Relational Database
5 10 (6.41%) Power BI
5 10 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.21%) MariaDB
6 5 (3.21%) MySQL
6 5 (3.21%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.64%) GIS
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 15 (9.62%) Git (software)
2 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (5.13%) webpack
3 6 (3.85%) Bitbucket
3 6 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (3.21%) JIRA
4 5 (3.21%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.92%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (1.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.64%) Selenium
General
1 5 (3.21%) Legal
2 3 (1.92%) Front Office
3 1 (0.64%) Advertising
3 1 (0.64%) Back Office
3 1 (0.64%) Finance
3 1 (0.64%) Law
3 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.64%) Marketing
3 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 92 (58.97%) Developer
2 53 (33.97%) .NET Developer
3 38 (24.36%) Software Developer
4 27 (17.31%) Consultant
5 17 (10.90%) CRM Consultant
6 16 (10.26%) Functional Consultant
7 13 (8.33%) .NET Software Developer
8 11 (7.05%) Technical Support
9 8 (5.13%) Architect
9 8 (5.13%) C# Developer
9 8 (5.13%) C# Software Developer
9 8 (5.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 8 (5.13%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) DBA
10 7 (4.49%) SQL DBA
10 7 (4.49%) Support Consultant
10 7 (4.49%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Technical Support Engineer
11 6 (3.85%) Senior Developer
11 6 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (58.97%) .NET
2 79 (50.64%) CSS
2 79 (50.64%) HTML
3 56 (35.90%) ASP.NET
4 49 (31.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 43 (27.56%) AngularJS
6 41 (26.28%) jQuery
7 31 (19.87%) Entity Framework
8 30 (19.23%) .NET Framework
9 28 (17.95%) HTML5
10 24 (15.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 23 (14.74%) Web Services
12 15 (9.62%) React
13 14 (8.97%) CSS3
14 13 (8.33%) KnockoutJS
14 13 (8.33%) Node.js
14 13 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 13 (8.33%) WCF
15 10 (6.41%) .NET Core
15 10 (6.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 30 (19.23%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Cloud
2 8 (5.13%) Mobile App
2 8 (5.13%) User Experience
3 7 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.49%) Internet of Things
4 6 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
5 5 (3.21%) Replication
6 3 (1.92%) Equities
7 2 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 20 (12.82%) Windows
2 9 (5.77%) Linux
3 8 (5.13%) Windows 10
4 7 (4.49%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.56%) Unix
8 3 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (37.18%) MVC
2 34 (21.79%) CRM
3 33 (21.15%) Unit Testing
4 32 (20.51%) DevOps
5 30 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
8 24 (15.38%) ERP
9 17 (10.90%) Presales
10 11 (7.05%) ITIL
11 10 (6.41%) Web Development
12 9 (5.77%) Mentoring
12 9 (5.77%) SDLC
12 9 (5.77%) TDD
13 8 (5.13%) Analytics
13 8 (5.13%) Front End Development
13 8 (5.13%) Service Delivery
14 7 (4.49%) Project Management
15 6 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
15 6 (3.85%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 92 (58.97%) C#
2 87 (55.77%) JavaScript
3 34 (21.79%) SQL
4 7 (4.49%) Java
5 6 (3.85%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.21%) TypeScript
7 4 (2.56%) C++
7 4 (2.56%) Python
8 2 (1.28%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.28%) VBA
9 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 50 (32.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (7.69%) Degree
3 6 (3.85%) MCITP
3 6 (3.85%) MCP
4 5 (3.21%) MCDST
4 5 (3.21%) MCSA
5 2 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.64%) CCNA
6 1 (0.64%) CCNP
6 1 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.64%) MCSE
6 1 (0.64%) MOS
6 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.64%) PMP
6 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.64%) Docker
4 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
4 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.64%) vSphere
4 1 (0.64%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (3.21%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (3.21%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (1.28%) SCCM
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.64%) MOM
3 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.64%) Puppet
3 1 (0.64%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (7.69%) Oracle
2 6 (3.85%) Apple
2 6 (3.85%) Cisco
2 6 (3.85%) Dell
2 6 (3.85%) HP
2 6 (3.85%) VMware
2 6 (3.85%) Xamarin
3 5 (3.21%) Bloomberg
3 5 (3.21%) Remedy
3 5 (3.21%) Reuters
3 5 (3.21%) Twitter
4 3 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (0.64%) Aruba
5 1 (0.64%) Brocade
5 1 (0.64%) EMC
5 1 (0.64%) ESRI
5 1 (0.64%) Juniper
5 1 (0.64%) Salesforce.com