Period
to 22 July 2019

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 22 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 24 13 9
Rank change year-on-year -11 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing Windows 52 57 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.29% 13.97% 14.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.05% 48.72% 44.90%
Number of salaries quoted 45 41 59
Northern Ireland median annual salary £23,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.36% - -18.52%
10th Percentile £21,950 £20,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £47,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 179 117 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.55% 28.68% 32.74%
Number of salaries quoted 110 84 110
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £20,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £55,875 £68,875
UK median annual salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -2.11% +5.56% -

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 22 July 2019.

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 22 July 2019. 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 -15 49 £23,000 -16.36% 10
County Armagh +2 1 £22,500 -40.00%
County Down - 1 £33,000 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 33 (63.46%) ITIL
3 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 32 (61.54%) Dell
3 32 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 31 (59.62%) Service Delivery
5 30 (57.69%) HP
5 30 (57.69%) VPN
5 30 (57.69%) MS Exchange
5 30 (57.69%) Windows 10
6 29 (55.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (55.77%) TCP/IP
6 29 (55.77%) Cisco
7 28 (53.85%) LAN
7 28 (53.85%) WAN
7 28 (53.85%) Incident Management
7 28 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 28 (53.85%) Network Security
8 27 (51.92%) ServiceCenter
8 27 (51.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 27 (51.92%) ITIL V3
8 27 (51.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
8 27 (51.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 27 (51.92%) MCDST
8 27 (51.92%) MCITP
8 27 (51.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 27 (51.92%) Apple
8 27 (51.92%) Reuters
8 27 (51.92%) Bloomberg

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 30 (57.69%) MS Exchange
2 29 (55.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 27 (51.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (51.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) JBoss
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.85%) IaaS
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.85%) SaaS
3 1 (1.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (57.69%) VPN
2 29 (55.77%) TCP/IP
3 28 (53.85%) LAN
3 28 (53.85%) Network Security
3 28 (53.85%) WAN
4 3 (5.77%) DHCP
4 3 (5.77%) SAN
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) Firewall
5 2 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) MPLS
6 1 (1.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.92%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.92%) Gradle
2 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.92%) Maven
2 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.77%) Retail
2 2 (3.85%) Local Government
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (38.46%) Support Engineer
1 20 (38.46%) Technical Engineer
2 19 (36.54%) Technical Support
2 19 (36.54%) Technical Support Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 7 (13.46%) Developer
5 5 (9.62%) Software Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Field Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Field Service Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) IT Support
7 2 (3.85%) Server Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Sun Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Sun Hardware Engineer
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) .NET
2 1 (1.92%) EJB
2 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.92%) J2EE
2 1 (1.92%) JDBC
2 1 (1.92%) JMS
2 1 (1.92%) JSON
2 1 (1.92%) Middleware
2 1 (1.92%) Servlets
2 1 (1.92%) SOAP
2 1 (1.92%) Spring
2 1 (1.92%) Struts
2 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (51.92%) Blackberry
1 27 (51.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.85%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (3.85%) EMC VNX
2 2 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.85%) iSeries
3 1 (1.92%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.92%) PDA
3 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows 7
2 30 (57.69%) Windows 10
3 9 (17.31%) Windows Server
4 5 (9.62%) Linux
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (63.46%) ITIL
2 31 (59.62%) Service Delivery
3 28 (53.85%) Incident Management
4 27 (51.92%) ITIL V3
5 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (7.69%) OO
7 3 (5.77%) OOD
7 3 (5.77%) Service Management
8 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.92%) Application Performance Management
9 1 (1.92%) Coaching
9 1 (1.92%) Fintech
9 1 (1.92%) Line Management
9 1 (1.92%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) C#
3 4 (7.69%) SQL
4 3 (5.77%) C++
5 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.85%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.85%) Python
5 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (51.92%) MCDST
1 27 (51.92%) MCITP
1 27 (51.92%) MCP
1 27 (51.92%) MCSA
1 27 (51.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.77%) Degree
3 2 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.92%) CCNA
4 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.92%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Docker
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.92%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (1.92%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 27 (51.92%) Cisco CUCM
1 27 (51.92%) ServiceCenter
2 2 (3.85%) Ansible
2 2 (3.85%) Puppet
2 2 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.92%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.92%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.92%) MOM
3 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.92%) Terraform
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 32 (61.54%) Dell
3 30 (57.69%) HP
4 29 (55.77%) Cisco
5 27 (51.92%) Apple
5 27 (51.92%) Bloomberg
5 27 (51.92%) Remedy
5 27 (51.92%) Reuters
6 5 (9.62%) Citrix
7 4 (7.69%) EMC
8 3 (5.77%) Oracle
8 3 (5.77%) Sun
8 3 (5.77%) VMware
9 2 (3.85%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (3.85%) EqualLogic
9 2 (3.85%) IBM
9 2 (3.85%) SonicWALL
10 1 (1.92%) CommVault
10 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.92%) Symantec