Period
to 5 July 2020

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 5 July 2020 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
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 8 4
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 0
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 73 126 98
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.98% 19.78% 23.96%
As % of the Vendors category 44.51% 51.64% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 25 93 64
Median annual salary £50,000 £33,500 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +49.25% +8.06% -9.49%
10th Percentile £25,400 £23,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £61,500 £50,000 £54,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +5.88%

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 164 244 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 40.39% 38.30% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 60 170 127
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -9.09%
10th Percentile £28,700 £23,000 £21,700
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 5 July 2020.

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 5 July 2020. 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 -1 66 £50,000 +51.52% 15
County Londonderry -4 5 - -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 2020, 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 47 (64.38%) C#
2 38 (52.05%) .NET
3 37 (50.68%) Azure
4 34 (46.58%) Oracle
5 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (39.73%) AWS
7 25 (34.25%) Scrum
8 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
8 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
9 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
10 18 (24.66%) Entity Framework
11 16 (21.92%) RESTful
12 14 (19.18%) HTML
12 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
12 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
13 13 (17.81%) MVC
13 13 (17.81%) Investment Management
13 13 (17.81%) AngularJS
14 12 (16.44%) jQuery
14 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
14 12 (16.44%) CSS
14 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
15 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (13.70%) DevOps
16 10 (13.70%) COM
17 9 (12.33%) Windows
17 9 (12.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 8 (10.96%) Line Management

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 6 (8.22%) Kentico
2 2 (2.74%) EPiServer
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (50.68%) Azure
2 29 (39.73%) AWS
3 5 (6.85%) Office 365
4 4 (5.48%) Azure Stack
4 4 (5.48%) IaaS
4 4 (5.48%) Logic Apps
4 4 (5.48%) PaaS
5 2 (2.74%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) NetScaler
1 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (5.48%) Oracle Database
3 4 (5.48%) RDBMS
3 4 (5.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (9.59%) JMeter
1 7 (9.59%) Selenium
2 4 (5.48%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (5.48%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.11%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.11%) Mocha
3 3 (4.11%) NUnit
3 3 (4.11%) Spock
4 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.74%) gulp
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Legal
1 7 (9.59%) Retail
2 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.85%) Public Sector
3 3 (4.11%) Law
4 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Electronics
5 1 (1.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Developer
2 27 (36.99%) .NET Developer
3 17 (23.29%) Software Developer
4 12 (16.44%) Analyst
5 10 (13.70%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.33%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Azure Developer
7 6 (8.22%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Test Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Developer
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Support Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
9 4 (5.48%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (52.05%) .NET
2 23 (31.51%) .NET Framework
3 18 (24.66%) Entity Framework
4 16 (21.92%) RESTful
5 14 (19.18%) ASP.NET
5 14 (19.18%) HTML
6 13 (17.81%) AngularJS
7 12 (16.44%) CSS
7 12 (16.44%) jQuery
8 11 (15.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (13.70%) COM
10 9 (12.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (6.85%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (6.85%) JSON
12 4 (5.48%) Angular 2
12 4 (5.48%) Node.js
12 4 (5.48%) Web Services
13 2 (2.74%) Sass
13 2 (2.74%) WCF
13 2 (2.74%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) User Experience
1 4 (5.48%) Virtual Team
2 3 (4.11%) Fixed Income
2 3 (4.11%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.74%) Derivative
3 2 (2.74%) Equities
3 2 (2.74%) HP StoreVirtual
3 2 (2.74%) Market Risk
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.74%) OTC Derivatives
4 1 (1.37%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.37%) Handset
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.33%) Windows
2 7 (9.59%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (5.48%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.37%) Unix
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) Scrum
3 14 (19.18%) Software Engineering
4 13 (17.81%) Investment Management
4 13 (17.81%) MVC
5 12 (16.44%) Mentoring
6 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (15.07%) Unit Testing
7 10 (13.70%) DevOps
8 8 (10.96%) Line Management
8 8 (10.96%) TDD
9 7 (9.59%) BDD
9 7 (9.59%) Manual Testing
9 7 (9.59%) System Testing
9 7 (9.59%) Test Automation
9 7 (9.59%) User Stories
10 6 (8.22%) Architectural Design
10 6 (8.22%) Requirements Gathering
10 6 (8.22%) Technical Analysis
11 5 (6.85%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 47 (64.38%) C#
2 19 (26.03%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.96%) SQL
4 7 (9.59%) Java
5 2 (2.74%) C
5 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.37%) C++
6 1 (1.37%) Python
6 1 (1.37%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (9.59%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 5 (6.85%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.48%) Degree
5 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.74%) CFA
6 2 (2.74%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.85%) SLA
2 2 (2.74%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (5.48%) Hyper-V
1 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
1 2 (2.74%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (2.74%) SCCM
1 2 (2.74%) SCOM
1 2 (2.74%) vRealize
1 2 (2.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 34 (46.58%) Oracle
2 6 (8.22%) Databricks
3 5 (6.85%) VMware
4 3 (4.11%) Google
5 2 (2.74%) 3PAR
5 2 (2.74%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.74%) Capita
5 2 (2.74%) Charles River
5 2 (2.74%) Citrix
5 2 (2.74%) CommVault
5 2 (2.74%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) Dell Compellent
5 2 (2.74%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.74%) HP
5 2 (2.74%) McAfee
5 2 (2.74%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (2.74%) Reuters
5 2 (2.74%) Sage
5 2 (2.74%) Symantec
5 2 (2.74%) Veeam