The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 9 7 11
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 26 58 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 13.90% 20.14% 11.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 74.29% 44.62% 45.45%
Number of salaries quoted 24 36 27
Average salary £26,500 £29,250 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.40% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,150 £14,000 £15,456
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £35,500 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
35 130 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 18.72% 45.14% 26.01%
Number of salaries quoted 29 67 39
Average salary £26,500 £32,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% -
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £14,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Windows
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -3 22 £26,500 -9.40% 6
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
3 31 (53.45%) VMware
4 25 (43.10%) Citrix
4 25 (43.10%) DNS
5 22 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (36.21%) Linux
7 20 (34.48%) DHCP
8 19 (32.76%) ITIL
8 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
9 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (29.31%) HP
10 17 (29.31%) NetBackup
10 17 (29.31%) Backup Exec
10 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (27.59%) vSphere
12 15 (25.86%) SQL
13 14 (24.14%) LAN
14 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
14 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
15 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (20.69%) Firewall
15 12 (20.69%) Clustering
16 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
16 11 (18.97%) Finance
16 11 (18.97%) Symantec
16 11 (18.97%) Veritas
16 11 (18.97%) WAN

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2010
1 9 (15.52%) MS Exchange
2 8 (13.79%) IIS
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.72%) Node.js
5 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) DNS
2 20 (34.48%) DHCP
3 14 (24.14%) LAN
4 12 (20.69%) Firewall
5 11 (18.97%) WAN
5 11 (18.97%) SAN
6 9 (15.52%) TCP/IP
7 7 (12.07%) NAS
7 7 (12.07%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (12.07%) Internet
7 7 (12.07%) VPN
8 6 (10.34%) VLAN
8 6 (10.34%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.72%) SSH
9 1 (1.72%) Network Security
9 1 (1.72%) Intranet
9 1 (1.72%) OSPF
9 1 (1.72%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (32.76%) SQL Server
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2000
2 13 (22.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.72%) OLTP
6 1 (1.72%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (6.90%) InstallShield
2 4 (6.90%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Local Government
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (22.41%) Analyst
2 11 (18.97%) Developer
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) DBA
4 6 (10.34%) SQL DBA
5 4 (6.90%) Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) IT Operations Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Development Specialist
5 4 (6.90%) Service Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Administrator
5 4 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.45%) .NET Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) HTML
2 6 (10.34%) CSS
2 6 (10.34%) .NET
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 4 (6.90%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) Ajax
3 4 (6.90%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.45%) JDBC
5 1 (1.72%) WCF
5 1 (1.72%) WPF
5 1 (1.72%) jQuery
5 1 (1.72%) HTML5
5 1 (1.72%) CSS3
5 1 (1.72%) XSL
5 1 (1.72%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Clustering
2 6 (10.34%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.72%) CESG
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) NHS
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.21%) Linux
2 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.34%) UNIX
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 2000 Server
6 5 (8.62%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.17%) Solaris
8 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.45%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.72%) Android
9 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) ITIL
2 10 (17.24%) Capacity Management
3 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (12.07%) Fault Management
4 7 (12.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.07%) Migration
4 7 (12.07%) Project Management
5 6 (10.34%) Server Monitoring
5 6 (10.34%) Database Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.90%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (5.17%) Refactoring
7 3 (5.17%) OO
8 2 (3.45%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.45%) SOA
8 2 (3.45%) User Stories
8 2 (3.45%) Time Management
8 2 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.62%) PHP
3 5 (8.62%) Python
4 4 (6.90%) C#
4 4 (6.90%) VBScript
4 4 (6.90%) Java
4 4 (6.90%) PowerHouse
5 3 (5.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.72%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (27.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.07%) Degree
3 7 (12.07%) MCSA
4 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 4 (6.90%) MCITP
5 4 (6.90%) MCDST
6 2 (3.45%) PMP
6 2 (3.45%) PMI Certification
6 2 (3.45%) MCTS
7 1 (1.72%) CEH
7 1 (1.72%) CISA
7 1 (1.72%) CISM
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.72%) CCNP
7 1 (1.72%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) HL7
1 2 (3.45%) QA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (27.59%) vSphere
4 11 (18.97%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.17%) XenApp
7 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (29.31%) NetBackup
1 17 (29.31%) Backup Exec
2 9 (15.52%) SCOM
3 8 (13.79%) SCCM
4 4 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (5.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (55.17%) Microsoft
2 31 (53.45%) VMware
3 25 (43.10%) Citrix
4 17 (29.31%) HP
5 11 (18.97%) Symantec
5 11 (18.97%) Veritas
6 10 (17.24%) Dell
7 7 (12.07%) Sophos
8 6 (10.34%) NetApp
9 5 (8.62%) Oracle
10 4 (6.90%) Cisco
10 4 (6.90%) CommVault
10 4 (6.90%) Compuware
10 4 (6.90%) Altiris
11 3 (5.17%) Infoblox
12 2 (3.45%) Compaq
12 2 (3.45%) Progress
12 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.45%) Splunk
13 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Citi
Salary: £45,000 per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £26500.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Steria
Salary: From £23,000 to £26,500 per annum Flexible Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £23000.00 - £28673.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago