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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 19 7 8
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12 27 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.28% 16.17% 18.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 87.10% 44.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11 26 32
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £31,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -16.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,500 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%
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
32 31 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.07% 18.56% 40.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21 28 62
Average salary £31,500 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.86% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £20,701 £14,575
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £49,750 £43,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,700 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.17% -2.13%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -12 11 £30,000 +13.20% 8
County Londonderry - 1 £75,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
1 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (21.74%) VMware
4 5 (21.74%) Degree
4 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 4 (17.39%) MCITP
5 4 (17.39%) VPN
5 4 (17.39%) DNS
5 4 (17.39%) Cisco
5 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (13.04%) Project Management
6 3 (13.04%) DHCP
6 3 (13.04%) Solaris
6 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) Web Services
6 3 (13.04%) ITIL
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (8.70%) Acronis
7 2 (8.70%) Network Security

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Office
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) VPN
3 4 (17.39%) DNS
4 3 (13.04%) DHCP
5 2 (8.70%) LAN
5 2 (8.70%) WAN
5 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 1 (4.35%) NAS
6 1 (4.35%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.35%) SSH
6 1 (4.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.35%) Broadband
6 1 (4.35%) SNMP
6 1 (4.35%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.35%) Xcode
1 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
1 2 (8.70%) Marketing
2 1 (4.35%) French Language
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Military
2 1 (4.35%) Electronics
2 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Windows Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Administrator
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.35%) Service Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Information Security Architect
4 1 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 1 (4.35%) XML
2 1 (4.35%) XSL
2 1 (4.35%) WSDL
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) WinForms
2 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.35%) WPF
2 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
2 1 (4.35%) WebSockets
2 1 (4.35%) HTML
2 1 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.35%) DTV
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows 7
2 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
5 3 (13.04%) Solaris
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (4.35%) Android
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Project Management
2 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (8.70%) Validation
2 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 1 (4.35%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.35%) CRM
3 1 (4.35%) ETL
3 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.35%) RDF
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.35%) TOGAF
3 1 (4.35%) Content Management
3 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
3 1 (4.35%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
2 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) Perl
3 1 (4.35%) C
3 1 (4.35%) C#
3 1 (4.35%) VB
3 1 (4.35%) Python
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) MCITP
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
3 2 (8.70%) CCNA
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
4 1 (4.35%) HNC
4 1 (4.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.35%) Basel II
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.35%) COBIT
2 1 (4.35%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) NFS
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.35%) Nagios
1 1 (4.35%) Puppet
1 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) VMware
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Symantec
4 2 (8.70%) Acronis
5 1 (4.35%) Brocade
5 1 (4.35%) NetApp
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
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