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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 9 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12 29 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.84% 19.08% 13.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.91% 55.77% 48.08%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 34
Average salary £26,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £22,800 £16,323
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £38,000 £42,000
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
67 52 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 54.92% 34.21% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15 40 51
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +22.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £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 17 December 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 17 December 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 -7 9 £30,500 +10.90% 8
Newry - 1 £19,000 -
County Down - 1 £26,500 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (46.88%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 10 (31.25%) DHCP
5 10 (31.25%) DNS
5 10 (31.25%) VMware
5 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (25.00%) C#
6 8 (25.00%) .NET
6 8 (25.00%) IIS
6 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 7 (21.88%) ITIL
7 7 (21.88%) Linux
7 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
7 7 (21.88%) LAN
7 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (21.88%) Veritas
7 7 (21.88%) Symantec
7 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (18.75%) C
8 6 (18.75%) C++
8 6 (18.75%) HTML
8 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
8 6 (18.75%) Oracle
8 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 6 (18.75%) XML

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 8 (25.00%) IIS
2 7 (21.88%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) Firewall
2 10 (31.25%) DHCP
2 10 (31.25%) DNS
3 7 (21.88%) LAN
4 6 (18.75%) WAN
5 5 (15.63%) SAN
6 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 4 (12.50%) NAS
7 3 (9.38%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (6.25%) Network Security
9 1 (3.13%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (3.13%) VPN
9 1 (3.13%) VoIP
9 1 (3.13%) Intranet
9 1 (3.13%) Internet
9 1 (3.13%) DMZ
9 1 (3.13%) CTI
9 1 (3.13%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (15.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.25%) OLAP
3 2 (6.25%) OLTP
3 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (15.63%) MSTest
1 5 (15.63%) Visual Studio
1 5 (15.63%) Rational Rose
1 5 (15.63%) NUnit
2 2 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Advertising
2 1 (3.13%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (28.13%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (21.88%) Senior Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Software Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 4 (12.50%) Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Network Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (6.25%) C# Developer
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 6 (18.75%) XML
2 6 (18.75%) HTML
2 6 (18.75%) .NET Framework
3 5 (15.63%) JSON
3 5 (15.63%) jQuery
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (15.63%) XSLT
3 5 (15.63%) ASP.NET
3 5 (15.63%) COM+
3 5 (15.63%) Web Services
3 5 (15.63%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) WPF
5 2 (6.25%) ADO.NET
5 2 (6.25%) WCF
6 1 (3.13%) Ext JS
6 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.13%) Qt
6 1 (3.13%) Middleware
6 1 (3.13%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (9.38%) NHS
3 2 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) IVR
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.88%) Linux
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.38%) UNIX
6 2 (6.25%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 7 (21.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (18.75%) Integration Testing
4 5 (15.63%) Use Case
4 5 (15.63%) UML
4 5 (15.63%) OOP
4 5 (15.63%) OO
4 5 (15.63%) SOA
4 5 (15.63%) MVC
4 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.63%) Web Development
5 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 3 (9.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 2 (6.25%) Validation
6 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 2 (6.25%) High Availability
6 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (6.25%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (31.25%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) C#
3 6 (18.75%) C++
3 6 (18.75%) C
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) Java
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (15.63%) MCAD
3 5 (15.63%) MCSD
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (12.50%) CCNA
5 3 (9.38%) Degree
6 2 (6.25%) MCITP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSA
7 1 (3.13%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware ESX
3 5 (15.63%) vSphere
4 3 (9.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
2 5 (15.63%) Backup Exec
3 3 (9.38%) WSUS
3 3 (9.38%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (9.38%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 10 (31.25%) VMware
3 7 (21.88%) Veritas
3 7 (21.88%) Symantec
4 6 (18.75%) Sophos
4 6 (18.75%) Cisco
4 6 (18.75%) Oracle
5 5 (15.63%) Northgate
6 4 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (9.38%) CheckPoint
7 3 (9.38%) CommVault
8 1 (3.13%) Acronis
8 1 (3.13%) IBM
8 1 (3.13%) HP
8 1 (3.13%) Compaq
8 1 (3.13%) Juniper
8 1 (3.13%) Actimize
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