Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Windows skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Windows over the 6 months to 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 39 9
Rank change year-on-year +9 -30 +1
Permanent jobs citing Windows 52 34 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.72% 7.10% 12.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.88% 26.36% 56.58%
Number of salaries quoted 37 24 30
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.56% +1.67% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% -1.25%

Windows is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 141 129 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.66% 26.93% 22.89%
Number of salaries quoted 81 71 51
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £22,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £50,000 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.51%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Windows as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Windows 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 in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Windows in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Windows within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 15 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +14 48 £38,500 +24.19% 8
County Londonderry - 3 £28,250 -
County Tyrone 0 1 £21,500 -3.37%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 2018, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
3 18 (34.62%) Linux
4 17 (32.69%) C++
5 14 (26.92%) Python
5 14 (26.92%) Finance
6 13 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
7 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
8 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
8 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
9 10 (19.23%) Retail
9 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (19.23%) LAN
10 9 (17.31%) WAN
10 9 (17.31%) MCSA
10 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
10 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 9 (17.31%) SaaS
11 8 (15.38%) Confluence
11 8 (15.38%) Bitbucket
11 8 (15.38%) Atlassian
11 8 (15.38%) JIRA
11 8 (15.38%) MCITP
11 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
11 8 (15.38%) Information Security
11 8 (15.38%) Service Management

Windows
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (21.15%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (17.31%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (15.38%) Confluence
5 7 (13.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) SaaS
2 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.62%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.15%) TCP/IP
2 10 (19.23%) LAN
3 9 (17.31%) WAN
4 8 (15.38%) Internet
4 8 (15.38%) VPN
5 7 (13.46%) Intranet
5 7 (13.46%) Network Security
6 3 (5.77%) DHCP
6 3 (5.77%) DNS
7 2 (3.85%) Skype
7 2 (3.85%) Wireless
8 1 (1.92%) Firewall
8 1 (1.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.92%) NAS
8 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Bitbucket
1 8 (15.38%) JIRA
2 1 (1.92%) Gradle
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 14 (26.92%) Finance
2 10 (19.23%) Retail
3 5 (9.62%) Front Office
3 5 (9.62%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (28.85%) Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Architect
2 8 (15.38%) IT Analyst
2 8 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Consultant
3 7 (13.46%) IT Security Analyst
3 7 (13.46%) Security Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) C++ Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Senior Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Support Consultant
4 5 (9.62%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) DBA
6 3 (5.77%) IT Support
6 3 (5.77%) MySQL DBA
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 7 (13.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (13.46%) Cyberattack
2 7 (13.46%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (9.62%) Equities
4 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.69%) Clustering
4 4 (7.69%) Replication
5 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
5 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.92%) CESG
6 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) iPad
6 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Linux
2 13 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 11 (21.15%) Windows 7
5 7 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Android
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) Service Delivery
2 8 (15.38%) Incident Management
2 8 (15.38%) Information Security
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
2 8 (15.38%) Service Management
3 7 (13.46%) Cybersecurity
3 7 (13.46%) Email Filtering
3 7 (13.46%) Information Security Management
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
3 7 (13.46%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (13.46%) Online Security
3 7 (13.46%) Risk Management
3 7 (13.46%) Security Management
3 7 (13.46%) Security Operations
3 7 (13.46%) Web Filtering
4 5 (9.62%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (7.69%) Microscopy
5 4 (7.69%) Process Management
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.77%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) C++
2 14 (26.92%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) SQL
4 5 (9.62%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) C#
6 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.31%) MCSA
3 8 (15.38%) MCITP
3 8 (15.38%) MCP
4 7 (13.46%) MCDST
5 6 (11.54%) Degree
6 2 (3.85%) MCSE
7 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) GDPR
1 7 (13.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.92%) GPG13
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (36.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) Docker
3 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (13.46%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (11.54%) SCCM
3 4 (7.69%) SCOM
4 2 (3.85%) Ansible
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.92%) Terraform
5 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Apple
2 8 (15.38%) Atlassian
2 8 (15.38%) HP
3 7 (13.46%) Bloomberg
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco
3 7 (13.46%) Dell
3 7 (13.46%) Remedy
3 7 (13.46%) Reuters
4 6 (11.54%) VMware
5 3 (5.77%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle