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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 21 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Permanent jobs citing Windows 6 25 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.92% 16.45% 12.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.82% 49.02% 44.55%
Number of salaries quoted 6 17 33
Average salary £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £22,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
68 51 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 55.74% 33.55% 27.90%
Number of salaries quoted 14 39 53
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £22,000 £18,900
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £60,000 £41,500
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 26 November 2014.

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 26 November 2014. 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
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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 -9 4 £30,500 +10.90% 14
County Down - 1 £26,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 21 (58.33%) Firewall
3 19 (52.78%) VMware
4 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
4 17 (47.22%) DHCP
4 17 (47.22%) DNS
5 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
5 14 (38.89%) Veritas
5 14 (38.89%) ITIL
5 14 (38.89%) Clustering
5 14 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (36.11%) Sophos
6 13 (36.11%) VMware ESX
6 13 (36.11%) NetBackup
6 13 (36.11%) IIS
6 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (33.33%) Symantec
7 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
7 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
7 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (30.56%) Citrix
8 11 (30.56%) SQL
9 10 (27.78%) SAN
9 10 (27.78%) Backup Exec
9 10 (27.78%) vSphere
10 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (25.00%) NAS
10 9 (25.00%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 14 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 13 (36.11%) IIS
3 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 21 (58.33%) Firewall
2 17 (47.22%) DHCP
2 17 (47.22%) DNS
3 10 (27.78%) SAN
4 9 (25.00%) NAS
5 7 (19.44%) LAN
6 6 (16.67%) WAN
7 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (5.56%) Network Security
9 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.56%) Internet
10 1 (2.78%) VPN
10 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
10 1 (2.78%) VoIP
10 1 (2.78%) HTTP
10 1 (2.78%) CTI
10 1 (2.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.56%) OLAP
5 2 (5.56%) OLTP
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) Rational Rose
1 5 (13.89%) NUnit
1 5 (13.89%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (13.89%) MSTest
1 5 (13.89%) Visual Studio
2 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
1 2 (5.56%) Banking
1 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Billing
2 1 (2.78%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Developer
1 9 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Senior Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Software Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.56%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior C# Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Server Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Server Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Solutions Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) .NET
2 7 (19.44%) HTML
2 7 (19.44%) XML
3 6 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 5 (13.89%) JSON
4 5 (13.89%) XSLT
4 5 (13.89%) jQuery
4 5 (13.89%) Web Services
4 5 (13.89%) COM+
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET
4 5 (13.89%) Ajax
4 5 (13.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (8.33%) WPF
6 2 (5.56%) WCF
6 2 (5.56%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.78%) COM
7 1 (2.78%) JDBC
7 1 (2.78%) WinForms
7 1 (2.78%) Silverlight
7 1 (2.78%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (38.89%) Clustering
2 6 (16.67%) NHS
3 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) IVR
4 1 (2.78%) Statistics
4 1 (2.78%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 7
4 7 (19.44%) Linux
5 3 (8.33%) UNIX
6 2 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (38.89%) ITIL
1 14 (38.89%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.22%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 8 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 8 (22.22%) ITIL V3
3 6 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 5 (13.89%) Use Case
4 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.89%) Web Development
4 5 (13.89%) MVC
4 5 (13.89%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) OOP
4 5 (13.89%) OO
4 5 (13.89%) SOA
5 3 (8.33%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.56%) Compatibility Testing
6 2 (5.56%) High Availability
6 2 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 8 (22.22%) C#
3 6 (16.67%) C++
3 6 (16.67%) C
3 6 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (5.56%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 12 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (13.89%) MCAD
3 5 (13.89%) MCSD
4 4 (11.11%) CCNA
4 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.56%) MCITP
5 2 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) MCTS
6 1 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (2.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) HL7
System Software
1 17 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (36.11%) VMware ESX
3 10 (27.78%) vSphere
4 5 (13.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.78%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (36.11%) NetBackup
2 10 (27.78%) Backup Exec
3 8 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (13.89%) WSUS
5 3 (8.33%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 14 (38.89%) Veritas
4 13 (36.11%) Sophos
5 12 (33.33%) Symantec
6 11 (30.56%) Citrix
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
7 7 (19.44%) Cisco
8 5 (13.89%) CommVault
8 5 (13.89%) Northgate
9 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.78%) Juniper
10 1 (2.78%) HP
10 1 (2.78%) Compaq
10 1 (2.78%) Acronis
10 1 (2.78%) Actimize
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