Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 8 12
Rank change year-on-year -24 +4 +13
Permanent jobs citing Windows 38 43 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.41% 12.65% 16.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.40% 53.75% 40.63%
Number of salaries quoted 30 33 19
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £19,475 £21,900 £19,850
90th Percentile £47,500 £48,500 £46,250
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 125 80 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.65% 23.53% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 69 55 44
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,400 £21,500
90th Percentile £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -28 24 £31,000 - 2
County Armagh - 5 £37,500 - 1
County Tyrone - 4 £22,250 -
County Down -3 3 £45,000 -
Newry - 2 £19,000 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
4 12 (31.58%) C#
4 12 (31.58%) SQL
5 8 (21.05%) Finance
5 8 (21.05%) VMware
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
6 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
6 7 (18.42%) .NET
7 6 (15.79%) HTML
7 6 (15.79%) Java
7 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (13.16%) Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
8 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
8 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (13.16%) jQuery
8 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
8 5 (13.16%) Cisco
8 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
8 5 (13.16%) ERP
8 5 (13.16%) OO
8 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
8 5 (13.16%) Prime Brokerage
9 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (10.53%) Mentoring

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 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) Unified Communications
2 2 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (2.63%) Firewall
3 1 (2.63%) NAS
3 1 (2.63%) NetScaler
3 1 (2.63%) SNMP
3 1 (2.63%) VoIP
3 1 (2.63%) VPN
3 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Investment Banking
2 5 (13.16%) Prime Brokerage
3 4 (10.53%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Developer
2 9 (23.68%) Software Developer
3 6 (15.79%) .NET Developer
3 6 (15.79%) Support Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) IT Support
5 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
6 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Head of IT
6 3 (7.89%) IT Support Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL Developer
6 3 (7.89%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) .NET
2 6 (15.79%) HTML
3 5 (13.16%) ASP.NET
3 5 (13.16%) jQuery
4 4 (10.53%) .NET Framework
4 4 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (5.26%) Web Services
6 1 (2.63%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.63%) Ajax
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) Silverlight
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
6 1 (2.63%) WinForms
6 1 (2.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) FMCG
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.05%) Windows Server
2 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) E-Commerce
1 5 (13.16%) ERP
1 5 (13.16%) OO
2 4 (10.53%) Business Analysis
2 4 (10.53%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.89%) ITIL
3 3 (7.89%) Migration
3 3 (7.89%) Network Architecture
3 3 (7.89%) Software Deployment
3 3 (7.89%) Ticket Management
3 3 (7.89%) Workflow
4 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.63%) Document Management
5 1 (2.63%) Multithreading
5 1 (2.63%) Project Management
5 1 (2.63%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.63%) Service Management
5 1 (2.63%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) C#
1 12 (31.58%) SQL
2 6 (15.79%) Java
2 6 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
4 2 (5.26%) C++
5 1 (2.63%) C
5 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.63%) VB
5 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.53%) Degree
2 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) A+ Certification
4 1 (2.63%) CCA
4 1 (2.63%) CCENT
4 1 (2.63%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.63%) MCITP
4 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
1 1 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.63%) NetBackup
1 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.05%) VMware
3 5 (13.16%) Cisco
4 3 (7.89%) Citrix
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle
5 2 (5.26%) CommVault
6 1 (2.63%) Dell
6 1 (2.63%) EMC
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec