Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 32 8 9
Rank change year-on-year -24 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 29 82 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.10% 14.86% 21.87%
As % of the Vendors category 28.16% 42.71% 60.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26 37 108
10th Percentile £32,500 £21,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £27,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £52,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.24% +31.25% +14.29%
75th Percentile £47,500 £56,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £58,500 £51,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 103 192 269
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.77% 34.78% 35.87%
Number of salaries quoted 63 99 177
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88% +8.97%
75th Percentile £52,500 £56,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £60,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.96% +4.00% +5.26%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -18 24 £44,500 -15.24% 25
County Armagh - 3 £40,000 -
Microsoft
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 13 (44.83%) Azure
2 11 (37.93%) Degree
2 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) .NET
3 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (20.69%) C#
4 6 (20.69%) Scrum
4 6 (20.69%) SDLC
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
5 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Veeam
5 5 (17.24%) ITIL
5 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
5 5 (17.24%) MVC
6 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
6 4 (13.79%) Finance
6 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
6 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
6 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (13.79%) PhD
6 4 (13.79%) SOA
6 4 (13.79%) LAN
6 4 (13.79%) WAN
6 4 (13.79%) Web Services
6 4 (13.79%) Windows
6 4 (13.79%) C++

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:

Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 13 (44.83%) Azure
2 3 (10.34%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.90%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.45%) AWS
4 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.45%) GCP
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (3.45%) PaaS
4 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) LAN
1 4 (13.79%) WAN
2 3 (10.34%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.34%) Power BI
4 2 (6.90%) Data Lake
4 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.45%) QlikView
5 1 (3.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Appium
2 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) Postman
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
2 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Developer
2 5 (17.24%) Software Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Storage Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (6.90%) PMO Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Report Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Solutions Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Test Manager
5 2 (6.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (24.14%) .NET
2 4 (13.79%) Web Services
3 1 (3.45%) .NET Core
3 1 (3.45%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.45%) EDI
3 1 (3.45%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (3.45%) Node.js
3 1 (3.45%) React
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Algorithms
2 3 (10.34%) Internet of Things
2 3 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.34%) Mobile App
2 3 (10.34%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.45%) Renewable Energy
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (13.79%) Windows
1 4 (13.79%) Windows Server
2 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.69%) Scrum
2 6 (20.69%) SDLC
3 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 5 (17.24%) ITIL
3 5 (17.24%) MVC
3 5 (17.24%) Software Testing
3 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.79%) Embedded Software Development
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (13.79%) Issue Tracking
4 4 (13.79%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.79%) SOA
4 4 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (13.79%) TDD
5 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
5 3 (10.34%) Project Management
5 3 (10.34%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) C#
2 4 (13.79%) C
2 4 (13.79%) C++
2 4 (13.79%) Embedded C++
2 4 (13.79%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) PhD
3 3 (10.34%) HNC
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) MISRA
2 2 (6.90%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) vCenter Server
1 4 (13.79%) vRealize
2 3 (10.34%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (17.24%) Veeam
2 4 (13.79%) VMware
2 4 (13.79%) Xamarin
3 3 (10.34%) HP
3 3 (10.34%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (10.34%) SAP
4 1 (3.45%) CommVault
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle