Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 2 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 0 +9
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 149 62 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.84% 17.27% 19.90%
As % of the Vendors category 57.31% 44.60% 48.81%
Number of salaries quoted 62 57 34
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -22.58% -8.82%
10th Percentile £21,350 £20,500 £24,375
90th Percentile £52,375 £50,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +3.75%

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 260 139 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 55.56% 38.72% 40.78%
Number of salaries quoted 152 104 63
Northern Ireland median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.43% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +4 137 £37,500 +11.94% 9
County Down - 6 £40,000 -
County Tyrone +2 3 £32,500 +38.30%
County Armagh -2 2 £31,250 -34.21%
County Londonderry -1 1 £50,000 +112.77%
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 91 (61.07%) Oracle
2 71 (47.65%) Legal
3 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (36.91%) SQL Server
5 51 (34.23%) Scrum
6 48 (32.21%) .NET
7 41 (27.52%) Finance
8 39 (26.17%) AngularJS
8 39 (26.17%) SDLC
9 38 (25.50%) C#
10 37 (24.83%) Workflow
11 34 (22.82%) Migration
11 34 (22.82%) SQL
12 32 (21.48%) Relational Database
12 32 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
13 30 (20.13%) Degree
13 30 (20.13%) Computer Science
13 30 (20.13%) Kanban
14 29 (19.46%) Management Information System
14 29 (19.46%) Amazon AWS
15 28 (18.79%) Capacity Planning
15 28 (18.79%) Computer Science Degree
15 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
16 25 (16.78%) HTML
16 25 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 24 (16.11%) JavaScript
17 24 (16.11%) MVC
17 24 (16.11%) Project Management
17 24 (16.11%) Customer-Centricity
18 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Certification

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 19 (12.75%) SharePoint
2 14 (9.40%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (9.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (8.05%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (5.37%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 6 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.01%) IIS
7 3 (2.01%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.34%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (1.34%) Luigi
9 1 (0.67%) CMS
9 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (14.09%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (12.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (12.75%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (12.08%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (9.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (19.46%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (10.74%) PaaS
3 16 (10.74%) SaaS
4 12 (8.05%) iPaaS
5 6 (4.03%) npm
5 6 (4.03%) Office 365
6 3 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.67%) GitHub
8 1 (0.67%) IaaS
8 1 (0.67%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.67%) Slack
8 1 (0.67%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.03%) LAN
2 6 (4.03%) SNMP
2 6 (4.03%) WAN
3 5 (3.36%) DHCP
3 5 (3.36%) DNS
3 5 (3.36%) Firewall
3 5 (3.36%) FTP
3 5 (3.36%) HTTP
3 5 (3.36%) Kerberos
3 5 (3.36%) SAN
3 5 (3.36%) SMTP
3 5 (3.36%) SSH
3 5 (3.36%) SSL
4 4 (2.68%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.01%) VPN
6 2 (1.34%) Skype
6 2 (1.34%) VoIP
7 1 (0.67%) FIX Connectivity
7 1 (0.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (36.91%) SQL Server
2 32 (21.48%) Relational Database
3 17 (11.41%) RDBMS
4 14 (9.40%) Oracle Database
5 13 (8.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (8.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (7.38%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (4.70%) Cosmos DB
7 7 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 7 (4.70%) Oracle BI EE
7 7 (4.70%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 6 (4.03%) Ingres
8 6 (4.03%) MySQL
8 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2016
9 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (1.34%) Looker
11 2 (1.34%) Power BI
11 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (8.05%) Bitbucket
1 12 (8.05%) GitLab
1 12 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 11 (7.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.38%) Subversion
2 11 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle Forms
4 7 (4.70%) JDeveloper
4 7 (4.70%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.70%) Oracle APEX
4 7 (4.70%) TeamCity
5 6 (4.03%) Jasmine
5 6 (4.03%) JUnit
5 6 (4.03%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (4.03%) Mockito
5 6 (4.03%) Protractor
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 71 (47.65%) Legal
2 41 (27.52%) Finance
3 8 (5.37%) Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Investment Banking
3 8 (5.37%) Prime Brokerage
4 6 (4.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.34%) Advertising
5 2 (1.34%) Marketing
6 1 (0.67%) Automotive
6 1 (0.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (37.58%) Developer
2 23 (15.44%) DBA
3 22 (14.77%) .NET Developer
4 18 (12.08%) Software Developer
5 15 (10.07%) Architect
6 13 (8.72%) Technical Architect
7 12 (8.05%) Administrator
8 11 (7.38%) Oracle DBA
8 11 (7.38%) Scrum Master
9 10 (6.71%) Analyst
9 10 (6.71%) SQL DBA
10 9 (6.04%) Project Manager
11 8 (5.37%) C# Developer
11 8 (5.37%) Oracle Developer
12 7 (4.70%) C# Software Developer
12 7 (4.70%) QA Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (4.70%) Support Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) Test Analyst
13 6 (4.03%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (32.21%) .NET
2 39 (26.17%) AngularJS
3 28 (18.79%) ASP.NET
4 25 (16.78%) HTML
5 22 (14.77%) CSS
6 20 (13.42%) RESTful
7 18 (12.08%) jQuery
8 17 (11.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 15 (10.07%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (10.07%) KnockoutJS
10 14 (9.40%) Web Services
11 13 (8.72%) Entity Framework
11 13 (8.72%) Node.js
12 12 (8.05%) XML
13 10 (6.71%) .NET Framework
13 10 (6.71%) ASP.NET Web API
14 9 (6.04%) Backbone.js
14 9 (6.04%) HTML5
15 7 (4.70%) Angular 2
15 7 (4.70%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.13%) Computer Science
2 29 (19.46%) Management Information System
3 13 (8.72%) User Experience
4 11 (7.38%) Replication
5 10 (6.71%) Fintech
5 10 (6.71%) Mobile App
6 9 (6.04%) Data Centre
7 7 (4.70%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (4.03%) Tandem
9 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (3.36%) Driving Licence
10 3 (2.01%) Raspberry Pi
11 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.67%) FMCG
11 1 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 1 (0.67%) Handset
11 1 (0.67%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 21 (14.09%) Windows
2 19 (12.75%) Linux
3 16 (10.74%) Unix
4 10 (6.71%) Android
4 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.71%) Windows Server
5 7 (4.70%) Apple iOS
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.36%) Debian
6 5 (3.36%) Solaris
7 3 (2.01%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (42.28%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (34.23%) Scrum
3 39 (26.17%) SDLC
4 37 (24.83%) Workflow
5 34 (22.82%) Migration
6 30 (20.13%) Kanban
7 28 (18.79%) Capacity Planning
8 25 (16.78%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (16.11%) Customer-Centricity
9 24 (16.11%) MVC
9 24 (16.11%) Project Management
10 22 (14.77%) Disaster Recovery
11 21 (14.09%) Performance Tuning
11 21 (14.09%) TDD
12 20 (13.42%) Workflow Management
13 19 (12.75%) Business Analysis
13 19 (12.75%) DevOps
13 19 (12.75%) Process Management
13 19 (12.75%) Ticket Management
14 18 (12.08%) Dashboard Development
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.50%) C#
2 34 (22.82%) SQL
3 24 (16.11%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.44%) Python
5 20 (13.42%) Java
6 16 (10.74%) PHP
7 14 (9.40%) T-SQL
8 12 (8.05%) Ruby
9 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
10 10 (6.71%) PL/SQL
11 9 (6.04%) Perl
12 8 (5.37%) Bash Shell
13 6 (4.03%) TypeScript
14 5 (3.36%) C
15 3 (2.01%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.67%) VB
16 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (20.13%) Degree
2 28 (18.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (15.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.38%) PMI Certification
4 11 (7.38%) PMP
5 7 (4.70%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.36%) CCNA
8 3 (2.01%) CCNP
8 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
9 2 (1.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.67%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.67%) CCA
10 1 (0.67%) CCENT
10 1 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.67%) MCITP
10 1 (0.67%) MCSE
10 1 (0.67%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.04%) QA
2 2 (1.34%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (10.07%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.72%) Docker
3 10 (6.71%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (3.36%) NFS
4 5 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (3.36%) vSphere
4 5 (3.36%) XenApp
5 2 (1.34%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 17 (11.41%) Puppet
2 12 (8.05%) Kubernetes
2 12 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (4.03%) SCCM
4 5 (3.36%) Nagios
4 5 (3.36%) SCOM
5 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 91 (61.07%) Oracle
2 15 (10.07%) Red Hat
3 10 (6.71%) VMware
4 9 (6.04%) IBM
5 8 (5.37%) HP
6 7 (4.70%) Cisco
6 7 (4.70%) Citrix
7 6 (4.03%) EMC
8 5 (3.36%) 3PAR
8 5 (3.36%) NetApp
9 4 (2.68%) Symantec
10 3 (2.01%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.34%) CommVault
11 2 (1.34%) SAP
11 2 (1.34%) Xamarin
12 1 (0.67%) Avaya
12 1 (0.67%) Dell
12 1 (0.67%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.67%) Radianz
12 1 (0.67%) Tableau