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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 22 8 11
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Windows 18 30 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.91% 18.40% 14.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.13% 83.33% 48.75%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 27
Average salary £28,250 £27,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.62% -16.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,300 £24,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
46 36 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 27.88% 22.09% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 27 30 47
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 -18 15 £28,250 +6.60% 5
County Londonderry - 1 £75,000 - 1
County Tyrone - 1 - -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 12 (40.00%) Linux
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (30.00%) Firewall
3 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 7 (23.33%) Degree
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (23.33%) SQL
6 6 (20.00%) UNIX
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (20.00%) Project Management
6 6 (20.00%) MCITP
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
7 5 (16.67%) SLA
7 5 (16.67%) DNS
7 5 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 5 (16.67%) HTML
7 5 (16.67%) Java
8 4 (13.33%) MS Office
8 4 (13.33%) MCSE
8 4 (13.33%) MCSA
8 4 (13.33%) Perl
8 4 (13.33%) Python
8 4 (13.33%) SQL Server

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.33%) MS Office
3 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
1 9 (30.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (16.67%) DNS
2 5 (16.67%) VPN
3 4 (13.33%) DHCP
3 4 (13.33%) HTTP
4 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) HTTPS
5 2 (6.67%) VoIP
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) SSH
6 1 (3.33%) NAS
6 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.33%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) DMZ
6 1 (3.33%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.33%) OLTP
3 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Maven
1 3 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (10.00%) Ant
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (3.33%) Xcode
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) French Language
3 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.33%) Electronics
3 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Development Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Development Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Development Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Software Development Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (10.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Developer
3 2 (6.67%) Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.67%) Architect
3 2 (6.67%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.33%) WCF
4 1 (3.33%) WPF
4 1 (3.33%) WebSockets
4 1 (3.33%) Middleware
4 1 (3.33%) WSDL
4 1 (3.33%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
1 4 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.33%) Derivative
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 6 (20.00%) UNIX
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.00%) Solaris
7 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.33%) Android
8 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.33%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Project Management
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL
4 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
4 4 (13.33%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) SDLC
5 3 (10.00%) Open Source
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) Information Security
6 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 2 (6.67%) Validation
7 1 (3.33%) Software Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Automated Testing
7 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.33%) Content Management
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 7 (23.33%) SQL
2 5 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (13.33%) Perl
3 4 (13.33%) Python
3 4 (13.33%) Ruby
4 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.33%) C
5 1 (3.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCITP
3 4 (13.33%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) MCSA
3 4 (13.33%) CCNA
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (10.00%) MCTS
4 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CISM
6 1 (3.33%) CISSP
6 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.33%) EMC Certification
6 1 (3.33%) CCNP
6 1 (3.33%) Postgraduate
6 1 (3.33%) MCP
6 1 (3.33%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.33%) COBIT
2 1 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.33%) Basel II
2 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) Nmap
2 3 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (10.00%) Rapid7
4 3 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Brocade
6 1 (3.33%) Acronis
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) Apple
6 1 (3.33%) Symantec
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) SAP
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