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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 7 18 17
Rank change year-on-year +11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 39 19 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.08% 14.50% 8.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.42% 57.58% 34.62%
Number of salaries quoted 35 12 8
Median salary £22,500 £38,750 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.93% +31.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £33,000 £22,050
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £40,000 £33,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,000 £36,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -1.36% +1.38%  

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 73 33 26
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 26.35% 25.19% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 60 25 16
Median salary £30,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £33,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +1 30 £23,500 -39.35% 6
County Tyrone - 6 £22,500 -
County Armagh - 1 £19,000 -
Windows
UK

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT jobs citing Windows also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Windows.

1 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
3 24 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (38.10%) VMware
4 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
5 16 (25.40%) Office 365
6 15 (23.81%) Business Development
7 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
7 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
7 14 (22.22%) Citrix
8 12 (19.05%) ITIL
8 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
9 11 (17.46%) MCP
9 11 (17.46%) C#
9 11 (17.46%) MCSA
9 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
10 10 (15.87%) .NET
10 10 (15.87%) Degree
10 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
11 9 (14.29%) WinForms
11 9 (14.29%) SCCM
11 9 (14.29%) SLA
12 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
12 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
12 8 (12.70%) NetBackup
12 8 (12.70%) Clustering

Windows
Top Related 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 14 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 10 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (12.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 28 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 16 (25.40%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
1 6 (9.52%) SAN
1 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
1 6 (9.52%) VoIP
2 5 (7.94%) Internet
3 3 (4.76%) DHCP
3 3 (4.76%) DNS
3 3 (4.76%) LAN
3 3 (4.76%) VPN
3 3 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) Firewall
4 1 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (9.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (15.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 10 (15.87%) Support Technician
2 9 (14.29%) .NET Developer
2 9 (14.29%) .NET Software Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Developer
2 9 (14.29%) Software Developer
3 8 (12.70%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (12.70%) IT Support
3 8 (12.70%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Administrator
4 6 (9.52%) IT Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.94%) 1st Line Support Technician
5 5 (7.94%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (7.94%) IT Technician
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 4 (6.35%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Cloud Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) .NET
2 9 (14.29%) WinForms
3 6 (9.52%) Silverlight
3 6 (9.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Clustering
1 8 (12.70%) Enterprise Storage
2 6 (9.52%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) Fintech
4 1 (1.59%) CMDB
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.05%) Windows Server
2 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.52%) Linux
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) Business Development
2 12 (19.05%) ITIL
3 8 (12.70%) Infrastructure Management
3 8 (12.70%) Patch Management
3 8 (12.70%) Performance Optimisation
4 7 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (9.52%) Change Control
5 6 (9.52%) ERP
5 6 (9.52%) Mobile Device Management
5 6 (9.52%) MVVM
6 5 (7.94%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.94%) Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Agile Project Management
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
8 2 (3.17%) Presales
8 2 (3.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) C#
2 4 (6.35%) SQL
3 2 (3.17%) C++
4 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) MCP
2 11 (17.46%) MCSA
3 10 (15.87%) Degree
4 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) HND
6 3 (4.76%) MCSE
7 2 (3.17%) MCDST
7 2 (3.17%) MCITP
8 1 (1.59%) CCNA
8 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.59%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Hyper-V
1 23 (36.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.46%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (9.52%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (7.94%) XenApp
4 5 (7.94%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.94%) XenServer
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Clustering
2 8 (12.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.17%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.59%) Ansible
4 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.10%) VMware
3 14 (22.22%) Citrix
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (9.52%) IBM
5 6 (9.52%) Veeam
6 5 (7.94%) Forcepoint
6 5 (7.94%) Sophos
7 2 (3.17%) Apple
7 2 (3.17%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.17%) HP
7 2 (3.17%) Remedy
7 2 (3.17%) Reuters
7 2 (3.17%) Symantec
8 1 (1.59%) Draytek
8 1 (1.59%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.59%) Polycom
8 1 (1.59%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.59%) Snow
8 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
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