Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 12 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 +14
Permanent jobs citing Windows 59 58 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.94% 14.04% 13.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.58% 42.65% 54.79%
Number of salaries quoted 37 53 32
Northern Ireland median annual salary £24,500 £30,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.33% -11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £20,500 £19,900 £20,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £48,500 £49,750
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 124 136 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.39% 32.93% 24.75%
Number of salaries quoted 81 98 56
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.11% -0.71% -
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £24,375
90th Percentile £65,000 £70,250 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +6 55 £24,500 -18.33% 12
County Armagh +1 3 £37,500 +7.14%
County Londonderry - 1 £26,500 - 1
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 32 (54.24%) Active Directory
3 24 (40.68%) MS Exchange
3 24 (40.68%) Finance
4 20 (33.90%) ITIL
5 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
5 19 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
7 17 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
7 17 (28.81%) Dell
7 17 (28.81%) VMware
8 16 (27.12%) Citrix
8 16 (27.12%) VPN
8 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
8 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (23.73%) Cisco
10 14 (23.73%) Blackberry
10 14 (23.73%) LAN
10 14 (23.73%) MCSA
10 14 (23.73%) MCP
10 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
11 13 (22.03%) ITIL V3
11 13 (22.03%) MCDST
11 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
11 13 (22.03%) Remedy
11 13 (22.03%) 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 24 (40.68%) MS Exchange
2 19 (32.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (30.51%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (28.81%) Exchange Server 2007
5 12 (20.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (10.17%) IIS
7 4 (6.78%) Confluence
8 3 (5.08%) Skype for Business
9 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (20.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.56%) Office 365
2 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.08%) SaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.20%) TCP/IP
2 16 (27.12%) VPN
3 14 (23.73%) LAN
4 13 (22.03%) WAN
5 12 (20.34%) Network Security
6 7 (11.86%) DHCP
6 7 (11.86%) DNS
7 5 (8.47%) NetScaler
8 4 (6.78%) Firewall
8 4 (6.78%) Internet
9 3 (5.08%) Intranet
9 3 (5.08%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.39%) Skype
11 1 (1.69%) MPLS
11 1 (1.69%) NAS
11 1 (1.69%) PBX
11 1 (1.69%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.69%) VoIP
11 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Bitbucket
1 4 (6.78%) JIRA
2 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.39%) Subversion
3 2 (3.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (3.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.69%) RStudio
4 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (40.68%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Retail
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Front Office
4 1 (1.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (27.12%) Analyst
2 12 (20.34%) Support Analyst
3 9 (15.25%) Administrator
4 8 (13.56%) Support Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Administrator
6 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Architect
7 4 (6.78%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.78%) IT Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) IT Support
8 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) DBA
8 3 (5.08%) Desktop Support
8 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) IT Support Engineer
8 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) MySQL DBA
8 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) .NET
1 3 (5.08%) AngularJS
1 3 (5.08%) WCF
2 2 (3.39%) Web Services
3 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.69%) ADO.NET
3 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.69%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Data Centre
2 14 (23.73%) Blackberry
3 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.47%) Clustering
4 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
5 4 (6.78%) Replication
6 3 (5.08%) CESG
6 3 (5.08%) Cyberattack
6 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
6 3 (5.08%) NHS
6 3 (5.08%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.39%) iPhone
8 1 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.69%) Equities
8 1 (1.69%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 18 (30.51%) Windows 7
2 17 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (27.12%) Windows 10
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (23.73%) Windows Server
5 12 (20.34%) Linux
6 6 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.08%) Unix
8 1 (1.69%) Android
8 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) ITIL
2 13 (22.03%) Incident Management
2 13 (22.03%) ITIL V3
2 13 (22.03%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.47%) Analytical Thinking
3 5 (8.47%) Change Management
3 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
3 5 (8.47%) High Availability
3 5 (8.47%) Virtual Environments
4 4 (6.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (6.78%) Process Management
4 4 (6.78%) Service Management
4 4 (6.78%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.08%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (5.08%) Email Filtering
5 3 (5.08%) Information Security
5 3 (5.08%) Performance Optimisation
5 3 (5.08%) Regulatory Compliance
5 3 (5.08%) Security Operations
5 3 (5.08%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) SQL
2 7 (11.86%) C++
3 5 (8.47%) C#
3 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.47%) Python
4 4 (6.78%) Java
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (23.73%) MCP
2 14 (23.73%) MCSA
3 13 (22.03%) MCDST
4 12 (20.34%) MCITP
5 4 (6.78%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) MCSE
6 1 (1.69%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) GPG13
1 3 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.39%) SLA
3 1 (1.69%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) vSphere
3 9 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.86%) XenApp
5 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
6 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.78%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (20.34%) ServiceCenter
2 11 (18.64%) SCOM
3 7 (11.86%) SCCM
4 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (8.47%) ThinApp
4 5 (8.47%) vRealize
5 3 (5.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 17 (28.81%) Dell
2 17 (28.81%) VMware
3 16 (27.12%) Citrix
4 14 (23.73%) Cisco
5 13 (22.03%) Remedy
6 12 (20.34%) Apple
6 12 (20.34%) Bloomberg
6 12 (20.34%) HP
6 12 (20.34%) Reuters
7 5 (8.47%) Ivanti
7 5 (8.47%) Splunk
7 5 (8.47%) Wyse
8 4 (6.78%) Atlassian
9 3 (5.08%) IBM
9 3 (5.08%) MuleSoft
10 2 (3.39%) Lotus
11 1 (1.69%) Avaya
11 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
11 1 (1.69%) MobileIron