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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Windows
Rank 11 19 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Permanent jobs citing Windows 17 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 15.60% 8.96% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.00% 40.00% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 12 11 26
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,100 £22,500 £18,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,250 £75,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+1.38% -
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
25 30 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 22.94% 22.39% 18.33%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 29
Average salary £37,500 £31,500 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.04% +18.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £22,500 £18,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £44,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

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 May 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(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 +2 14 £40,000 +33.33% 4
County Londonderry 0 1 £33,500 -55.33%
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
County Armagh - 1 £19,000 - 2
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
3 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 12 (31.58%) VMware
4 11 (28.95%) .NET
4 11 (28.95%) SQL
5 9 (23.68%) Unix
5 9 (23.68%) Linux
6 8 (21.05%) SAN
7 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
7 7 (18.42%) C#
7 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
7 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.42%) Office 365
8 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.16%) Dell
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) WAN
9 5 (13.16%) IIS
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
9 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
10 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (10.53%) WPF
10 4 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
10 4 (10.53%) Relational Database

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 5 (13.16%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 3 (7.89%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) SugarCRM
5 1 (2.63%) Apache
5 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 6 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) WAN
4 3 (7.89%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) HTTP
4 3 (7.89%) SMTP
4 3 (7.89%) SNMP
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) VPN
6 1 (2.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (31.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 3 (7.89%) OLAP
3 3 (7.89%) OLTP
3 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 7 (18.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (18.42%) IT Manager
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) IT Support
3 4 (10.53%) Administrator
3 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
3 4 (10.53%) IT Support Manager
3 4 (10.53%) Support Manager
4 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) C# Developer
4 3 (7.89%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) IT Services Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Web Applications Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Web Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) .NET
2 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) WPF
4 3 (7.89%) ADO.NET
4 3 (7.89%) HTML
4 3 (7.89%) LAMP
4 3 (7.89%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (7.89%) WCF
5 2 (5.26%) OLE
6 1 (2.63%) COM
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) WAP
6 1 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
2 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.68%) Linux
3 9 (23.68%) Unix
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
6 2 (5.26%) NetWare
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) ITIL
2 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
2 4 (10.53%) Project Management
3 3 (7.89%) BDD
3 3 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (7.89%) Logistics
3 3 (7.89%) Multithreading
3 3 (7.89%) TDD
3 3 (7.89%) Workflow
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Security
4 2 (5.26%) CRM
4 2 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (5.26%) Information Security
4 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
4 2 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) Service Design
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) SQL
2 7 (18.42%) C#
3 4 (10.53%) Bash Shell
3 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 3 (7.89%) C
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.89%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Ruby
5 2 (5.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (18.42%) SC Cleared
1 7 (18.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) CISSP
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) EMC Certification
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 2 (5.26%) SANS
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CISM
5 1 (2.63%) CISMP
5 1 (2.63%) GCIA
5 1 (2.63%) GCIH
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) PhD
5 1 (2.63%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.26%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) COBIT
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VirtualBox
2 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.26%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.26%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Cacti
1 3 (7.89%) logstash
1 3 (7.89%) Nagios
1 3 (7.89%) Pingdom
1 3 (7.89%) Rsyslog
2 2 (5.26%) MOM
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
1 12 (31.58%) VMware
2 5 (13.16%) Dell
3 4 (10.53%) BMC
3 4 (10.53%) Remedy
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) BT
5 2 (5.26%) Citrix
5 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 2 (5.26%) HP
5 2 (5.26%) Novell
5 2 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
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