Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 31 39
Rank change year-on-year +13 +8 -2
Permanent jobs citing Windows 34 38 41
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.63% 6.80% 6.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.64% 37.62% 32.28%
Number of salaries quoted 25 22 30
Median annual salary £45,000 £34,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.39% -11.04% +24.19%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,525 £22,300
90th Percentile £56,500 £42,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%

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 88 101 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.50% 18.07% 20.62%
Number of salaries quoted 57 70 68
Median annual salary £45,000 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £30,700 £26,250 £25,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £68,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +13 29 £45,000 +28.57% 18
County Londonderry +6 1 £55,000 +100.00%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 15 (44.12%) C#
2 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
3 14 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
5 10 (29.41%) OO
6 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 8 (23.53%) C++
6 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (20.59%) HTML
7 7 (20.59%) Oracle
7 7 (20.59%) CSS
7 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (17.65%) Degree
8 6 (17.65%) Refactoring
8 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
9 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (14.71%) Product Management
9 5 (14.71%) Azure
9 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
9 5 (14.71%) VMware
10 4 (11.76%) WinForms
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (11.76%) Python
10 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (11.76%) LAN
10 4 (11.76%) WAN

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 (2.94%) JBoss
1 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Azure
2 1 (2.94%) GCP
2 1 (2.94%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) LAN
1 4 (11.76%) WAN
2 3 (8.82%) HTTP
2 3 (8.82%) RTP
2 3 (8.82%) RTSP
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) Ethereal
3 1 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.94%) Firewall
3 1 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.94%) NAS
3 1 (2.94%) SAN
3 1 (2.94%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.82%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (8.82%) GoogleTest
2 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.82%) JUnit
2 3 (8.82%) Selenium
3 2 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.94%) NUnit
General
1 3 (8.82%) Electronics
1 3 (8.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (29.41%) Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Software Developer
2 8 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 5 (14.71%) Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Applications Support
4 4 (11.76%) Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Java Software Developer
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Applications Support
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Storage Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.59%) CSS
1 7 (20.59%) HTML
2 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 4 (11.76%) WinForms
3 3 (8.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (8.82%) REST
4 2 (5.88%) Middleware
4 2 (5.88%) XML
4 2 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Linux
2 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
3 3 (8.82%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
2 11 (32.35%) Test Automation
3 10 (29.41%) OO
4 8 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (20.59%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (17.65%) Computer Science
6 6 (17.65%) Refactoring
7 5 (14.71%) Product Management
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (11.76%) Investment Management
8 4 (11.76%) ITIL
9 3 (8.82%) Continuous Deployment
9 3 (8.82%) Database Theory
9 3 (8.82%) Mentoring
9 3 (8.82%) OOD
9 3 (8.82%) Performance Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Physics
9 3 (8.82%) Requirements Gathering
9 3 (8.82%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 15 (44.12%) C#
2 14 (41.18%) Java
2 14 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 11 (32.35%) SQL
4 8 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (11.76%) Python
5 4 (11.76%) VBA
6 3 (8.82%) Ruby
7 2 (5.88%) C
7 2 (5.88%) Go
8 1 (2.94%) Perl
8 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.94%) CCNA
3 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) PA-DSS
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
1 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.88%) Docker
4 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) vCenter Server
1 4 (11.76%) vRealize
2 2 (5.88%) Ansible
2 2 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) Nagios
3 1 (2.94%) OpenView
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.94%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) WMI
3 1 (2.94%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 5 (14.71%) VMware
4 4 (11.76%) SAP
4 4 (11.76%) Veeam
5 3 (8.82%) Google
5 3 (8.82%) IBM
6 2 (5.88%) Splunk
7 1 (2.94%) CA
7 1 (2.94%) HP