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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 20 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 22 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 8.18% 11.83% 21.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.03% 64.71% 45.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 33
Average salary £29,500 £25,837 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.17% +84.54%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-2.73% +2.81%
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
29 34 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.36% 18.28% 47.35%
Number of salaries quoted 17 27 57
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 9 £29,500 +33.07% 8
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (31.58%) Firewall
3 5 (26.32%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (21.05%) UNIX
4 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 4 (21.05%) Degree
4 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (15.79%) MCITP
5 3 (15.79%) Solaris
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
5 3 (15.79%) SQL
5 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (10.53%) Acronis
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) VPN
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 6 (31.58%) Firewall
2 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
2 3 (15.79%) DNS
3 2 (10.53%) VPN
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) SNMP
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) DMZ
4 1 (5.26%) SSH
4 1 (5.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (5.26%) Network Security
4 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.26%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
1 1 (5.26%) Xcode
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Developer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) XML
1 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 1 (5.26%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (5.26%) XSL
2 1 (5.26%) Middleware
2 1 (5.26%) WinForms
2 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.26%) WPF
2 1 (5.26%) Silverlight
2 1 (5.26%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
1 1 (5.26%) Clustering
1 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.26%) User Experience
1 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (21.05%) UNIX
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Solaris
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (5.26%) Android
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.53%) Validation
2 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.26%) System Testing
3 1 (5.26%) OpenUP
3 1 (5.26%) Product Management
3 1 (5.26%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) User Stories
3 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) Python
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) C
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Ruby
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) Degree
1 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
1 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 3 (15.79%) MCITP
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) MCP
4 1 (5.26%) HNC
4 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
4 1 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.26%) XenApp
2 1 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (5.26%) vSphere
2 1 (5.26%) NFS
2 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.26%) Nagios
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Symantec
3 2 (10.53%) Acronis
4 1 (5.26%) Actimize
4 1 (5.26%) Brocade
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle
4 1 (5.26%) SAP
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