The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 3 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 10 13 1
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12 26 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.19% 12.50% 27.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.71% 63.41% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 32
Average salary £29,000 £23,000 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.08% +64.28%
UK excluding London average salary £35,661 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +1.38%
Windows
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 41 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.07% 19.71% 55.36%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 50
Average salary £30,000 £25,837 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.11% -3.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £14,250 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Northern Ireland region.

Windows Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Windows
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +10 11 £29,500 +28.26% 6
Newry - 1 £19,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows.

1 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) SLA
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) ITIL
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) Acronis
5 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) WPF
5 2 (10.53%) Degree
5 2 (10.53%) vSphere
5 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) SAN
3 2 (10.53%) NAS
4 1 (5.26%) SSH
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) DMZ
4 1 (5.26%) VoIP
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) OLAP
1 1 (5.26%) OLTP
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (5.26%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Marketing
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) WCF
2 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.26%) Multithreading
3 1 (5.26%) System Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Product Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) User Stories
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) C#
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) VB
3 1 (5.26%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 2 (10.53%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) MCSA
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCTS
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCP
3 1 (5.26%) HNC
3 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
3 1 (5.26%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (5.26%) NFS
3 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 4 (21.05%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Symantec
2 2 (10.53%) Acronis
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
3 1 (5.26%) SAP
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) NetApp
3 1 (5.26%) Actimize
3 1 (5.26%) Brocade
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