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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 8 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 30 19 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.95% 15.08% 9.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.60% 40.43% 21.74%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 5
Median salary £25,000 £30,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,900 £28,000 £20,400
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £33,800 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%

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
53 47 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.65% 37.30% 41.44%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 10
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing Windows as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +3 24 £30,500 -2.40% 10
County Tyrone - 5 £22,500 - 1
County Armagh - 1 £19,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing Windows 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 Windows.

1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
3 15 (32.61%) Hyper-V
4 13 (28.26%) Office 365
4 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
6 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
6 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
7 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 10 (21.74%) Degree
8 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (17.39%) Citrix
9 8 (17.39%) ITIL
9 8 (17.39%) Linux
10 7 (15.22%) MCP
10 7 (15.22%) MCSA
10 7 (15.22%) .NET
10 7 (15.22%) SLA
10 7 (15.22%) Clustering
10 7 (15.22%) WinForms
10 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
10 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
11 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008

Windows
Top Related 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.17%) CMS
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.17%) MS Project
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) Office 365
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) Remote Desktop
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
1 5 (10.87%) VoIP
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 2 (4.35%) LAN
3 2 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.17%) VLAN
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
1 2 (4.35%) Subversion
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.87%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Developer
1 9 (19.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
2 7 (15.22%) .NET Software Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Administrator
2 7 (15.22%) Software Developer
2 7 (15.22%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (10.87%) Support Technician
4 4 (8.70%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Architect
5 3 (6.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Technician
5 3 (6.52%) IT Technician
5 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (4.35%) IT Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) .NET
1 7 (15.22%) WinForms
2 4 (8.70%) Silverlight
2 4 (8.70%) WPF
3 3 (6.52%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
4 2 (4.35%) CSS
4 2 (4.35%) Drools
4 2 (4.35%) GWT
4 2 (4.35%) Hibernate
4 2 (4.35%) HTML
4 2 (4.35%) jBPM
4 2 (4.35%) JMS
4 2 (4.35%) JSON
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) Spring
5 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.17%) Core Data
5 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (8.70%) Replication
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) iPhone
4 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
2 8 (17.39%) Linux
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Android
5 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (13.04%) ERP
2 6 (13.04%) Infrastructure Management
2 6 (13.04%) Patch Management
2 6 (13.04%) Performance Optimisation
3 5 (10.87%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (10.87%) Change Control
3 5 (10.87%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (8.70%) Business Development
4 4 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.70%) Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Agile Project Management
5 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
5 3 (6.52%) MVVM
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Web Development
6 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.35%) Scrum
6 2 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) C#
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.17%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (21.74%) Degree
3 7 (15.22%) MCP
3 7 (15.22%) MCSA
4 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
4 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
5 5 (10.87%) HND
6 3 (6.52%) MCSE
7 1 (2.17%) CCNA
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (32.61%) Hyper-V
1 15 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 5 (10.87%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.52%) XenServer
5 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
1 6 (13.04%) NetBackup
1 6 (13.04%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) Ansible
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Citrix
4 5 (10.87%) Cisco
5 4 (8.70%) Veeam
6 3 (6.52%) Forcepoint
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) Sophos
7 2 (4.35%) IronPort
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) Apple
8 1 (2.17%) Draytek
8 1 (2.17%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.17%) Polycom
8 1 (2.17%) SaltStack
8 1 (2.17%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
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