Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 65 30 23
Rank change year-on-year -35 -7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Windows 26 20 52
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 3.46% 6.21% 9.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.59% 33.33% 33.99%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 37
10th Percentile £33,150 £29,625 £21,250
25th Percentile £33,750 £39,375 £23,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £47,500 £26,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.05% +79.25% +2.91%
75th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £37,500
90th Percentile " £57,125 £40,400
UK median annual salary £43,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.33% +12.50% -0.62%

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 85 60 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.30% 18.63% 28.18%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 85
10th Percentile £28,125 £33,250 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £36,563 £25,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +28.57% -17.65%
75th Percentile £60,000 £56,563 £52,500
90th Percentile £69,375 £60,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Windows in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Windows in Northern Ireland

Windows
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Windows in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -33 19 £38,750 -13.89% 7
County Armagh -9 6 - -
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 14 (53.85%) OO
3 13 (50.00%) C#
3 13 (50.00%) .NET
4 12 (46.15%) Java
4 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 12 (46.15%) Ruby
4 12 (46.15%) BDD
4 12 (46.15%) Fintech
4 12 (46.15%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (23.08%) Go
7 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 6 (23.08%) Facilities Management
7 6 (23.08%) Retail
7 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
9 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
9 4 (15.38%) CCTV
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
9 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
10 3 (11.54%) SLA
10 3 (11.54%) LAN
10 3 (11.54%) WAN
10 3 (11.54%) Python
10 3 (11.54%) Migration

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 1 (3.85%) Apache
1 1 (3.85%) IIS
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
1 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Azure
2 1 (3.85%) AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Kong
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) DHCP
1 4 (15.38%) DNS
2 3 (11.54%) LAN
2 3 (11.54%) NAS
2 3 (11.54%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) FTP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
3 1 (3.85%) PuTTY
3 1 (3.85%) SMTP
3 1 (3.85%) SSH
3 1 (3.85%) SSL
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) Telnet
3 1 (3.85%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 6 (23.08%) Retail
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) French Language
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Senior Software Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Software Developer
2 6 (23.08%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Help Desk Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Python Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Production Support Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Support Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Support Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) JMS
2 1 (3.85%) JSON
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
2 1 (3.85%) REST
2 1 (3.85%) SOAP
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (46.15%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (23.08%) Management Information System
3 4 (15.38%) CCTV
4 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
4 3 (11.54%) PDA
5 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (19.23%) Windows 10
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SUSE
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) OO
2 12 (46.15%) BDD
2 12 (46.15%) Fintech
2 12 (46.15%) Software Engineering
3 6 (23.08%) Facilities Management
3 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
4 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 4 (15.38%) Service Delivery
5 3 (11.54%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.54%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Line Management
5 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 3 (11.54%) Security Monitoring
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) OOP
6 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (50.00%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) Java
2 12 (46.15%) Ruby
3 6 (23.08%) Go
4 3 (11.54%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) SQL
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) CCNA
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Cisco
3 3 (11.54%) Dell
3 3 (11.54%) McAfee
3 3 (11.54%) Veritas
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
5 1 (3.85%) Citrix
5 1 (3.85%) iManage
5 1 (3.85%) Oracle
5 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.85%) Xamarin