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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 23 10 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 14.74% 14.93% 11.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.53% 41.67% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 10
Median salary £30,000 £33,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
38 24 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.36% 35.82% 30.81%
Number of salaries quoted 23 23 13
Median salary £30,000 £40,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,300 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,530 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+0.08% +4.16%

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 27 September 2016.

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 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 20 £31,000 -17.33% 5
County Londonderry 0 2 £27,500 +22.22%
County Down - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
1 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
4 14 (32.56%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) VMware
5 12 (27.91%) Linux
5 12 (27.91%) Degree
6 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
7 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
8 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (18.60%) HTML
9 8 (18.60%) ITIL
9 8 (18.60%) Cisco
9 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
10 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (16.28%) Citrix
10 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
10 7 (16.28%) Unix
10 7 (16.28%) .NET
10 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
10 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (16.28%) Replication
11 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
11 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (13.95%) Office 365
11 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (13.95%) MS Office
11 6 (13.95%) CSS

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 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.98%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.65%) CMS
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.65%) IIS
5 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (2.33%) Drupal
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (25.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.95%) MS Office
3 1 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.33%) MS Project
3 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (2.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (13.95%) Office 365
2 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.33%) IaaS
2 1 (2.33%) PaaS
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) SAN
2 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.98%) Wireless
3 2 (4.65%) Internet
3 2 (4.65%) Intranet
3 2 (4.65%) NAS
3 2 (4.65%) VLAN
4 1 (2.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.33%) DNS
4 1 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.33%) Firewall
4 1 (2.33%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.33%) LAN
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) VPN
4 1 (2.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.65%) IDOL
2 2 (4.65%) MySQL
2 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) OLAP
3 1 (2.33%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Eclipse
1 5 (11.63%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
General
1 3 (6.98%) Legal
2 2 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 8 (18.60%) Administrator
1 8 (18.60%) Developer
2 7 (16.28%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.63%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.98%) .NET Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Analyst
4 3 (6.98%) Software Developer
4 3 (6.98%) Support Analyst
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (4.65%) IT Manager
5 2 (4.65%) IT Support
5 2 (4.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Exchange Administrator
5 2 (4.65%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (4.65%) Support Officer
5 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.33%) Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) HTML
2 7 (16.28%) .NET
3 6 (13.95%) CSS
3 6 (13.95%) Web Services
4 5 (11.63%) ASP.NET
5 4 (9.30%) .NET Framework
5 4 (9.30%) WCF
5 4 (9.30%) XML
6 3 (6.98%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (6.98%) HTML5
6 3 (6.98%) jQuery
6 3 (6.98%) WPF
7 2 (4.65%) Apache Camel
7 2 (4.65%) Drools
7 2 (4.65%) GWT
7 2 (4.65%) jBPM
7 2 (4.65%) JSON
7 2 (4.65%) RESTful
7 2 (4.65%) Spring
7 2 (4.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Replication
2 6 (13.95%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.30%) Client/Server
4 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.98%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.98%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
6 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.33%) BYOD
6 1 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.33%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.33%) iPhone
6 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (37.21%) Windows Server
3 15 (34.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (27.91%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Unix
6 4 (9.30%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.98%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.65%) Debian
9 1 (2.33%) AIX
9 1 (2.33%) Android
9 1 (2.33%) NetWare
9 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (18.60%) ITIL
1 8 (18.60%) Service Delivery
2 7 (16.28%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.30%) Scrum
5 3 (6.98%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.98%) Document Management
5 3 (6.98%) ERP
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.98%) OOP
5 3 (6.98%) Risk Management
5 3 (6.98%) SOA
5 3 (6.98%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.98%) Supplier Management
5 3 (6.98%) Web Development
6 2 (4.65%) High Availability
6 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
6 2 (4.65%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (32.56%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) PowerShell
3 5 (11.63%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) Perl
3 5 (11.63%) VBScript
4 4 (9.30%) Python
4 4 (9.30%) VB
5 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.98%) C
5 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Java
7 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) Degree
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.63%) MCSE
4 4 (9.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.98%) CISSP
5 3 (6.98%) MCITP
6 2 (4.65%) GCIA
6 2 (4.65%) GCIH
6 2 (4.65%) PhD
6 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.33%) CCNA
7 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.33%) CISMP
7 1 (2.33%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.33%) EMC Certification
7 1 (2.33%) ISACA
7 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.33%) MCP
7 1 (2.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 3 (6.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (4.65%) QA
4 1 (2.33%) COBIT
4 1 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.30%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
4 3 (6.98%) DFS Replication
4 3 (6.98%) Firmware
4 3 (6.98%) XenApp
5 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.65%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.33%) NFS
6 1 (2.33%) Squid
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) SCOM
2 3 (6.98%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Puppet
3 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Ansible
4 1 (2.33%) MOM
4 1 (2.33%) SCCM
4 1 (2.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Microsoft
2 14 (32.56%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Cisco
4 7 (16.28%) Citrix
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 2 (4.65%) Adobe
6 2 (4.65%) Apple
6 2 (4.65%) CommVault
6 2 (4.65%) Dell
6 2 (4.65%) EMC
6 2 (4.65%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) IronPort
6 2 (4.65%) Kofax
6 2 (4.65%) OpenText
6 2 (4.65%) Sun
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) NetApp
7 1 (2.33%) Novell
7 1 (2.33%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
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