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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 13 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 34 22 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 16.27% 12.72% 25.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 73.91% 51.16% 67.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23 14 26
Average salary £26,000 £32,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +54.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,450 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £42,800 £45,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Operating Systems Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 43 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.01% 24.86% 37.56%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 33
Average salary £26,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £29,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £47,500
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 1 August 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 1 August 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
(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 +3 34 £26,000 -20.00% 15
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 32 (52.46%) ITIL
3 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 30 (49.18%) Firewall
5 29 (47.54%) VMware
6 27 (44.26%) DHCP
6 27 (44.26%) DNS
7 25 (40.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (40.98%) Veritas
8 24 (39.34%) Sophos
8 24 (39.34%) VMware ESX
8 24 (39.34%) NetBackup
8 24 (39.34%) IIS
8 24 (39.34%) Security Cleared
9 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
9 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
9 23 (37.70%) Citrix
9 23 (37.70%) Clustering
10 22 (36.07%) Symantec
11 21 (34.43%) Backup Exec
12 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
12 19 (31.15%) SAN
12 19 (31.15%) NAS
12 19 (31.15%) vSphere
12 19 (31.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 19 (31.15%) ITIL V3
12 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (29.51%) SQL Server 2008
13 18 (29.51%) SQL
14 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 24 (39.34%) IIS
2 17 (27.87%) MS Exchange
2 17 (27.87%) Exchange Server 2003
3 16 (26.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (22.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 30 (49.18%) Firewall
2 27 (44.26%) DHCP
2 27 (44.26%) DNS
3 19 (31.15%) SAN
3 19 (31.15%) NAS
4 6 (9.84%) Internet
5 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.56%) LAN
6 4 (6.56%) WAN
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.92%) Network Security
8 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.28%) Intranet
9 1 (1.64%) VPN
9 1 (1.64%) HTTP
9 1 (1.64%) CTI
9 1 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (29.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (21.31%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (8.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (8.20%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.92%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.28%) OLTP
6 2 (3.28%) OLAP
7 1 (1.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Visual Studio
1 5 (8.20%) Rational Rose
1 5 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (8.20%) MSTest
1 5 (8.20%) NUnit
2 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.64%) WinRunner
3 1 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 9 (14.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Front Office
2 1 (1.64%) Advertising
2 1 (1.64%) Billing
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (24.59%) Developer
3 8 (13.11%) Analyst
3 8 (13.11%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.56%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Services Delivery Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Service Manager
5 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.28%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.28%) C# Developer
7 2 (3.28%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (1.64%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) HTML
2 11 (18.03%) .NET
3 9 (14.75%) Ajax
4 6 (9.84%) XML
5 5 (8.20%) XSLT
5 5 (8.20%) COM+
5 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.20%) Web Services
5 5 (8.20%) jQuery
5 5 (8.20%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.20%) JSON
5 5 (8.20%) .NET Framework
6 4 (6.56%) CSS
7 3 (4.92%) JDBC
7 3 (4.92%) ADO.NET
7 3 (4.92%) WCF
8 2 (3.28%) WPF
9 1 (1.64%) COM
9 1 (1.64%) Qt
9 1 (1.64%) Protocol Buffers
Miscellaneous
1 23 (37.70%) Clustering
2 7 (11.48%) NHS
3 4 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.64%) IVR
5 1 (1.64%) Equities
5 1 (1.64%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.64%) CESG
5 1 (1.64%) Derivative
5 1 (1.64%) Statistics
5 1 (1.64%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.64%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2003
1 19 (31.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 15 (24.59%) Linux
3 6 (9.84%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) UNIX
5 2 (3.28%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (52.46%) ITIL
2 25 (40.98%) Disaster Recovery
3 19 (31.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 19 (31.15%) ITIL V3
4 9 (14.75%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Compatibility Testing
5 8 (13.11%) Capacity Management
5 8 (13.11%) OO
6 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (9.84%) Integration Testing
7 5 (8.20%) UML
7 5 (8.20%) OOP
7 5 (8.20%) SOA
7 5 (8.20%) MVC
7 5 (8.20%) Use Case
7 5 (8.20%) Web Development
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
8 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
8 4 (6.56%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.51%) SQL
2 12 (19.67%) C#
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.48%) C++
5 6 (9.84%) C
6 4 (6.56%) PowerHouse
6 4 (6.56%) Python
6 4 (6.56%) Java
6 4 (6.56%) PHP
7 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.64%) VBA
8 1 (1.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (39.34%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (9.84%) Degree
5 5 (8.20%) MCAD
5 5 (8.20%) MCSD
6 4 (6.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (4.92%) CCNA
7 3 (4.92%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (4.92%) MCDST
8 1 (1.64%) PMP
8 1 (1.64%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CISSP
8 1 (1.64%) CISA
8 1 (1.64%) CISM
8 1 (1.64%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) HL7
2 1 (1.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 24 (39.34%) VMware ESX
3 19 (31.15%) vSphere
4 8 (13.11%) XenDesktop
5 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 24 (39.34%) NetBackup
2 21 (34.43%) Backup Exec
3 14 (22.95%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (8.20%) WSUS
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 40 (65.57%) Microsoft
2 29 (47.54%) VMware
3 25 (40.98%) Veritas
4 24 (39.34%) Sophos
5 23 (37.70%) Citrix
6 22 (36.07%) Symantec
7 10 (16.39%) Oracle
8 5 (8.20%) Cisco
8 5 (8.20%) CommVault
8 5 (8.20%) Northgate
9 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.64%) Sybase
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £19000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Real Time Recruitment
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £14000.00 - £15000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago