Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 22 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 57 48 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.64% 10.55% 12.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.18% 34.53% 53.85%
Number of salaries quoted 41 39 32
Northern Ireland median annual salary £27,500 £30,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.33% -1.64% +1.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,450 £21,825
90th Percentile £47,500 £47,750 £50,000
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 132 139 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.58% 30.55% 23.64%
Number of salaries quoted 91 81 57
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £23,850
90th Percentile £68,750 £52,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +17 54 £32,500 +5.69% 5
County Londonderry - 2 £26,500 -
County Tyrone -1 1 £21,500 +4.88%
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 32 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
3 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
3 18 (31.58%) C++
3 18 (31.58%) Finance
4 17 (29.82%) Linux
5 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
5 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
5 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
5 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
6 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (22.81%) Service Delivery
7 13 (22.81%) Blackberry
7 13 (22.81%) LAN
7 13 (22.81%) ITIL
7 13 (22.81%) MCSA
7 13 (22.81%) Python
8 12 (21.05%) MCP
8 12 (21.05%) WAN
8 12 (21.05%) VPN
8 12 (21.05%) HP
8 12 (21.05%) Dell
8 12 (21.05%) MCITP
8 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 11 (19.30%) MCDST
9 11 (19.30%) ServiceCenter

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 18 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
2 15 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (24.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (19.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (14.04%) Confluence
6 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Excel
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) SaaS
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.77%) Office 365
3 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 13 (22.81%) LAN
3 12 (21.05%) VPN
3 12 (21.05%) WAN
4 11 (19.30%) Network Security
5 8 (14.04%) Internet
6 7 (12.28%) Intranet
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
7 3 (5.26%) DNS
8 2 (3.51%) Skype
9 1 (1.75%) Firewall
9 1 (1.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.75%) NAS
9 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Bitbucket
1 8 (14.04%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (31.58%) Finance
2 10 (17.54%) Retail
3 5 (8.77%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 8 (14.04%) Architect
3 8 (14.04%) IT Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Consultant
4 7 (12.28%) IT Security Analyst
4 7 (12.28%) Security Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) C++ Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Developer
5 5 (8.77%) Support Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) IT Support
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.26%) DBA
7 3 (5.26%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 13 (22.81%) Blackberry
3 7 (12.28%) Cyberattack
3 7 (12.28%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.77%) Equities
5 4 (7.02%) Replication
6 3 (5.26%) Clustering
6 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
7 2 (3.51%) iPhone
8 1 (1.75%) CESG
8 1 (1.75%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Linux
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 10
2 15 (26.32%) Windows 7
3 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.75%) Unix
6 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
1 13 (22.81%) Service Delivery
2 12 (21.05%) Incident Management
3 11 (19.30%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.28%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (12.28%) Email Filtering
4 7 (12.28%) Information Security
4 7 (12.28%) Information Security Management
4 7 (12.28%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (12.28%) Online Security
4 7 (12.28%) Risk Management
4 7 (12.28%) Security Management
4 7 (12.28%) Security Operations
4 7 (12.28%) Service Management
4 7 (12.28%) Web Filtering
5 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (8.77%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.02%) Process Management
7 3 (5.26%) Change Management
7 3 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) C++
2 13 (22.81%) Python
3 6 (10.53%) SQL
4 5 (8.77%) C#
4 5 (8.77%) Java
5 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (22.81%) MCSA
3 12 (21.05%) MCITP
3 12 (21.05%) MCP
4 11 (19.30%) MCDST
5 5 (8.77%) Degree
6 2 (3.51%) MCSE
7 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) GDPR
1 7 (12.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.51%) SLA
3 1 (1.75%) GPG13
3 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) vSphere
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) Cisco CUCM
1 11 (19.30%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (10.53%) SCCM
3 5 (8.77%) SCOM
4 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) WSUS
6 1 (1.75%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.75%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (56.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.05%) Dell
2 12 (21.05%) HP
3 11 (19.30%) Apple
3 11 (19.30%) Bloomberg
3 11 (19.30%) Cisco
3 11 (19.30%) Remedy
3 11 (19.30%) Reuters
4 8 (14.04%) Atlassian
4 8 (14.04%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) Lotus
7 1 (1.75%) IBM
7 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.75%) Splunk
7 1 (1.75%) Wyse