Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 3 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 +4 +1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 159 79 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.18% 23.24% 19.38%
As % of the Vendors category 60.00% 54.86% 36.05%
Number of salaries quoted 72 73 26
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.32% -5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,050 £20,875
90th Percentile £57,250 £52,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.18% +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 265 144 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 58.63% 42.35% 53.75%
Number of salaries quoted 151 106 59
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +25.98%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% -

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 0 139 £37,500 -1.32% 5
County Armagh - 9 £47,500 -
County Tyrone +7 5 £35,000 -30.00%
County Down - 4 £40,000 -
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 87 (54.72%) Oracle
2 71 (44.65%) Legal
3 63 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (35.22%) SQL Server
5 54 (33.96%) .NET
6 53 (33.33%) Scrum
7 52 (32.70%) Finance
8 44 (27.67%) C#
9 39 (24.53%) AngularJS
10 38 (23.90%) SDLC
11 36 (22.64%) Degree
12 35 (22.01%) Migration
12 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
13 32 (20.13%) Workflow
14 31 (19.50%) SQL
14 31 (19.50%) Kanban
15 30 (18.87%) Computer Science
15 30 (18.87%) Management Information System
15 30 (18.87%) Relational Database
15 30 (18.87%) Capacity Planning
16 29 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
17 28 (17.61%) Computer Science Degree
18 27 (16.98%) HTML
18 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
19 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
19 25 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
19 25 (15.72%) Customer-Centricity
19 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
20 24 (15.09%) Python
21 23 (14.47%) Windows

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 17 (10.69%) SharePoint
2 14 (8.81%) BizTalk Server
2 14 (8.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (7.55%) SharePoint Server
4 8 (5.03%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.89%) IIS
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.26%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.63%) CMS
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (13.84%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (11.95%) Microsoft Project
3 18 (11.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (8.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.24%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (9.43%) PaaS
3 15 (9.43%) SaaS
4 12 (7.55%) iPaaS
5 7 (4.40%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.77%) npm
7 5 (3.14%) Office 365
8 3 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (1.26%) GitHub
9 2 (1.26%) Slack
9 2 (1.26%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.03%) SAN
1 8 (5.03%) WAN
2 7 (4.40%) Firewall
2 7 (4.40%) LAN
3 6 (3.77%) DNS
3 6 (3.77%) IP Telephony
3 6 (3.77%) SNMP
3 6 (3.77%) VPN
4 5 (3.14%) DHCP
4 5 (3.14%) FTP
4 5 (3.14%) HTTP
4 5 (3.14%) Kerberos
4 5 (3.14%) LDAP
4 5 (3.14%) SMTP
4 5 (3.14%) SSH
4 5 (3.14%) SSL
4 5 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.26%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.63%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (35.22%) SQL Server
2 30 (18.87%) Relational Database
3 17 (10.69%) RDBMS
4 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database
4 13 (8.18%) Oracle Database 12c
5 12 (7.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.40%) DocumentDB
6 7 (4.40%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.77%) Ingres
7 6 (3.77%) MySQL
7 6 (3.77%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (2.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.89%) Power BI
10 3 (1.89%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (1.89%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 12 (7.55%) Bitbucket
1 12 (7.55%) GitLab
1 12 (7.55%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.92%) Git (software)
2 11 (6.92%) Subversion
3 10 (6.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (4.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (4.40%) TeamCity
5 6 (3.77%) Jasmine
5 6 (3.77%) JUnit
5 6 (3.77%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (3.77%) Mockito
5 6 (3.77%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (3.77%) Protractor
6 3 (1.89%) JDeveloper
6 3 (1.89%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (44.65%) Legal
2 52 (32.70%) Finance
3 11 (6.92%) Banking
3 11 (6.92%) Investment Banking
3 11 (6.92%) Prime Brokerage
4 6 (3.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Advertising
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.63%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 63 (39.62%) Developer
2 28 (17.61%) .NET Developer
3 20 (12.58%) DBA
4 19 (11.95%) Software Developer
5 14 (8.81%) Architect
6 12 (7.55%) Technical Architect
7 11 (6.92%) Administrator
7 11 (6.92%) Scrum Master
8 10 (6.29%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (6.29%) SQL DBA
9 9 (5.66%) Analyst
10 8 (5.03%) C# Developer
10 8 (5.03%) C# Software Developer
10 8 (5.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (5.03%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (4.40%) QA Analyst
11 7 (4.40%) QA Test Analyst
11 7 (4.40%) Test Analyst
12 6 (3.77%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (33.96%) .NET
2 39 (24.53%) AngularJS
3 35 (22.01%) ASP.NET
4 27 (16.98%) HTML
5 22 (13.84%) CSS
6 21 (13.21%) jQuery
7 17 (10.69%) .NET Framework
7 17 (10.69%) RESTful
8 15 (9.43%) ASP.NET MVC
8 15 (9.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 15 (9.43%) Web Services
9 14 (8.81%) Entity Framework
9 14 (8.81%) Node.js
10 13 (8.18%) KnockoutJS
11 9 (5.66%) ASP.NET Web API
11 9 (5.66%) Backbone.js
11 9 (5.66%) HTML5
12 7 (4.40%) Angular 2
12 7 (4.40%) Classic ASP
12 7 (4.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.87%) Computer Science
1 30 (18.87%) Management Information System
2 16 (10.06%) User Experience
3 13 (8.18%) Fintech
4 12 (7.55%) Replication
5 11 (6.92%) Data Centre
6 8 (5.03%) Mobile App
7 7 (4.40%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (4.40%) Public Cloud
8 5 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.52%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.52%) Tandem
10 3 (1.89%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 2 (1.26%) FMCG
12 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 1 (0.63%) Handset
12 1 (0.63%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 23 (14.47%) Windows
2 21 (13.21%) Linux
3 13 (8.18%) Unix
4 10 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.66%) Android
6 6 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.14%) Debian
7 5 (3.14%) Mac OS X
7 5 (3.14%) Solaris
8 4 (2.52%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.63%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (39.62%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (33.33%) Scrum
3 38 (23.90%) SDLC
4 35 (22.01%) Migration
5 32 (20.13%) Workflow
6 31 (19.50%) Kanban
7 30 (18.87%) Capacity Planning
8 25 (15.72%) Customer-Centricity
8 25 (15.72%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (14.47%) MVC
9 23 (14.47%) Project Management
10 22 (13.84%) Business Analysis
11 21 (13.21%) Performance Tuning
12 20 (12.58%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (12.58%) Process Management
13 19 (11.95%) DevOps
13 19 (11.95%) TDD
13 19 (11.95%) Ticket Management
14 18 (11.32%) Dashboard Development
14 18 (11.32%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.67%) C#
2 31 (19.50%) SQL
3 27 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 24 (15.09%) Python
5 19 (11.95%) Java
6 16 (10.06%) PHP
7 14 (8.81%) T-SQL
8 12 (7.55%) PowerShell
8 12 (7.55%) Ruby
9 10 (6.29%) Bash Shell
10 9 (5.66%) Perl
11 6 (3.77%) PL/SQL
11 6 (3.77%) TypeScript
12 5 (3.14%) VB.NET
13 3 (1.89%) C
14 1 (0.63%) VB
14 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 36 (22.64%) Degree
2 28 (17.61%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (15.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.92%) PMI Certification
4 11 (6.92%) PMP
5 8 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.40%) CCNA
6 7 (4.40%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (3.77%) Security Cleared
8 5 (3.14%) CCNP
8 5 (3.14%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.63%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.63%) CCA
9 1 (0.63%) CCENT
9 1 (0.63%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.63%) MCITP
9 1 (0.63%) MCP
9 1 (0.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.40%) QA
2 2 (1.26%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (12.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.81%) Docker
3 10 (6.29%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (3.14%) NFS
6 2 (1.26%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (10.69%) Puppet
2 12 (7.55%) Kubernetes
2 12 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.14%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.63%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.63%) SCOM
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 87 (54.72%) Oracle
2 18 (11.32%) Cisco
3 15 (9.43%) Red Hat
4 14 (8.81%) VMware
5 10 (6.29%) HP
6 9 (5.66%) IBM
7 7 (4.40%) Google
8 6 (3.77%) EMC
8 6 (3.77%) Symantec
9 5 (3.14%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.14%) NetApp
9 5 (3.14%) SonicWALL
10 3 (1.89%) Tableau
11 2 (1.26%) Citrix
11 2 (1.26%) CommVault
11 2 (1.26%) SAP
12 1 (0.63%) Avaya
12 1 (0.63%) Dell
12 1 (0.63%) Juniper
12 1 (0.63%) Meraki