Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 42 49
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 -34
Permanent jobs citing Windows 44 22 36
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.64% 4.01% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.12% 22.68% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 26 5 35
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,100 "
25th Percentile £32,000 £23,250 £23,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £35,000 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.71% +40.00% -24.81%
75th Percentile £54,375 £42,500 £35,625
90th Percentile £55,000 £49,100 £42,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,300 £41,500
% change year-on-year +6.38% +1.93% +3.75%

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 107 97 135
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.31% 17.70% 17.44%
Number of salaries quoted 72 62 85
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,000 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.94% +8.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £51,250 £54,625 £52,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £87,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +24 43 £34,000 -2.86% 10
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 28 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 27 (61.36%) Java
2 27 (61.36%) Linux
3 20 (45.45%) C#
3 20 (45.45%) C++
4 19 (43.18%) OO
5 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (38.64%) Test Automation
6 12 (27.27%) SQL
7 11 (25.00%) OOD
7 11 (25.00%) Electronics
7 11 (25.00%) Manufacturing
7 11 (25.00%) Degree
8 10 (22.73%) Physics
8 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
8 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
8 10 (22.73%) Requirements Gathering
9 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (20.45%) Product Management
10 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (15.91%) Technical Debt
11 7 (15.91%) RTSP
11 7 (15.91%) Unix
11 7 (15.91%) HTTP
11 7 (15.91%) RTP
11 7 (15.91%) HTML
11 7 (15.91%) DB2
11 7 (15.91%) CSS

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 (2.27%) JBoss
1 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) HTTP
1 7 (15.91%) RTP
1 7 (15.91%) RTSP
2 4 (9.09%) LAN
2 4 (9.09%) WAN
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) DB2
2 1 (2.27%) CouchDB
2 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.91%) GoogleTest
1 7 (15.91%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.64%) JUnit
3 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Selenium
5 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket Server
5 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.27%) Gradle
5 1 (2.27%) IntelliJ
General
1 11 (25.00%) Electronics
1 11 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Software Engineer
2 14 (31.82%) Developer
3 13 (29.55%) Software Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Senior Software Engineer
5 7 (15.91%) Java Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Java Software Developer
6 6 (13.64%) Senior Developer
7 5 (11.36%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Principal Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Principal Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Automation Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Security Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 7 (15.91%) CSS
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
1 7 (15.91%) REST
2 5 (11.36%) Middleware
2 5 (11.36%) XML
2 5 (11.36%) XSLT
3 1 (2.27%) RESTful
3 1 (2.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) Smart City
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Linux
2 7 (15.91%) Unix
3 4 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (63.64%) Software Engineering
2 19 (43.18%) OO
3 17 (38.64%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (38.64%) Test Automation
4 11 (25.00%) OOD
5 10 (22.73%) Computer Science
5 10 (22.73%) Continuous Improvement
5 10 (22.73%) Mentoring
5 10 (22.73%) Physics
5 10 (22.73%) Requirements Gathering
6 9 (20.45%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (20.45%) Product Management
7 7 (15.91%) Refactoring
7 7 (15.91%) Technical Debt
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
8 6 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
8 6 (13.64%) Database Theory
8 6 (13.64%) Performance Analysis
9 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) Java
2 20 (45.45%) C#
2 20 (45.45%) C++
3 17 (38.64%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.27%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) Python
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) Go
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Degree
2 8 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.27%) CCNA
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.27%) CISM
3 1 (2.27%) CISSP
3 1 (2.27%) GIAC
3 1 (2.27%) HNC
3 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) PA-DSS
2 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
1 4 (9.09%) vRealize
2 1 (2.27%) Ansible
2 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Puppet
2 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (15.91%) Google
2 6 (13.64%) IBM
2 6 (13.64%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Veeam
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (2.27%) Sybase