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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 25 41 36
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Windows 98 42 21
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.68% 7.47% 5.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.84% 38.53% 30.88%
Number of salaries quoted 62 24 5
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,100
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £23,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £37,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year - -10.71% +82.61%
75th Percentile £43,250 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £59,875 £58,500 £52,250
UK median annual salary £43,268 £45,000 £43,875
% change year-on-year -3.85% +2.56% +9.69%

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 246 109 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.80% 19.40% 16.59%
Number of salaries quoted 98 58 35
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 -
25th Percentile £27,500 £32,000 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
75th Percentile £58,750 £50,625 £54,375
90th Percentile £60,375 £55,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +4 65 £37,500 - 19
County Down - 14 £41,250 -
Newry - 12 - -
County Londonderry - 9 £30,000 - 1
County Armagh +4 4 £30,000 -
County Tyrone - 3 - -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 49 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 45 (45.92%) Active Directory
3 39 (39.80%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (37.76%) Windows Server
5 34 (34.69%) Linux
6 28 (28.57%) SQL
6 28 (28.57%) Finance
6 28 (28.57%) Computer Science
7 26 (26.53%) Java
8 25 (25.51%) Software Engineering
9 23 (23.47%) VMware
10 22 (22.45%) OO
10 22 (22.45%) Windows 10
11 21 (21.43%) Social Skills
11 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
11 21 (21.43%) Risk Management
12 20 (20.41%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (20.41%) Customer Requirements
13 19 (19.39%) Requirements Gathering
13 19 (19.39%) Electronic Trading
13 19 (19.39%) Test Automation
13 19 (19.39%) Agile
13 19 (19.39%) Refactoring
13 19 (19.39%) Derivative
14 18 (18.37%) Firewall
15 16 (16.33%) Pharmaceutical
16 15 (15.31%) LAN
16 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
17 14 (14.29%) VPN

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 5 (5.10%) IIS
1 5 (5.10%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.06%) Confluence
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Pipeline Pilot
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (1.02%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 49 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (13.27%) Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon EKS
3 3 (3.06%) AWS
3 3 (3.06%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.06%) GitHub
3 3 (3.06%) IaaS
4 2 (2.04%) SaaS
4 2 (2.04%) Snowflake
5 1 (1.02%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) Firewall
2 15 (15.31%) LAN
3 14 (14.29%) VPN
4 12 (12.24%) Wireless
5 11 (11.22%) DNS
6 10 (10.20%) VLAN
7 9 (9.18%) DHCP
8 7 (7.14%) SAN
8 7 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 7 (7.14%) WAN
9 6 (6.12%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (5.10%) Internet
11 3 (3.06%) 4G
11 3 (3.06%) NAS
12 2 (2.04%) WebEx
12 2 (2.04%) WLAN
13 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
13 1 (1.02%) Network Security
13 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.08%) Spotfire
2 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.06%) GitLab
1 3 (3.06%) JIRA
General
1 28 (28.57%) Finance
2 21 (21.43%) Social Skills
3 16 (16.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (13.27%) Manufacturing
6 6 (6.12%) Law
7 4 (4.08%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (2.04%) Advertising
9 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
9 1 (1.02%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 25 (25.51%) Support Engineer
2 22 (22.45%) Software Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) IT Support
4 16 (16.33%) Analyst
5 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Technical Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) Technical Support
6 12 (12.24%) Technical Support Engineer
7 11 (11.22%) IT Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (9.18%) IT Analyst
9 9 (9.18%) Support Analyst
10 8 (8.16%) IT Support Analyst
11 3 (3.06%) Developer
11 3 (3.06%) ICT Analyst
11 3 (3.06%) Service Analyst
11 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
12 2 (2.04%) Project Manager
12 2 (2.04%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (2.04%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Spring
1 3 (3.06%) Spring Boot
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) HTML
2 1 (1.02%) OAuth
2 1 (1.02%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.02%) OpenID
2 1 (1.02%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.41%) Self-Motivation
2 19 (19.39%) Derivative
3 12 (12.24%) Biotechnology
4 8 (8.16%) Life Science
5 5 (5.10%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.08%) FMCG
6 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.08%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.04%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 37 (37.76%) Windows Server
2 34 (34.69%) Linux
3 22 (22.45%) Windows 10
4 8 (8.16%) Android
5 5 (5.10%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.08%) Unix
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.02%) CentOS
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (39.80%) Problem-Solving
2 28 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 25 (25.51%) Software Engineering
4 22 (22.45%) OO
5 21 (21.43%) Risk Management
6 20 (20.41%) Customer Requirements
7 19 (19.39%) Agile
7 19 (19.39%) Electronic Trading
7 19 (19.39%) Refactoring
7 19 (19.39%) Requirements Gathering
7 19 (19.39%) Test Automation
8 15 (15.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 12 (12.24%) Data Protection
10 10 (10.20%) Project Management
11 9 (9.18%) Service Delivery
12 8 (8.16%) ITIL
12 8 (8.16%) Migration
12 8 (8.16%) Validation
13 7 (7.14%) Asset Management
14 6 (6.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 26 (26.53%) Java
3 3 (3.06%) C#
3 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.06%) Ruby
4 2 (2.04%) Go
5 1 (1.02%) C
5 1 (1.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
2 6 (6.12%) MCP
3 5 (5.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (5.10%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) MCSA
5 1 (1.02%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) SLA
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (45.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.12%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (3.06%) Docker
6 2 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.04%) vSphere
7 1 (1.02%) Squid
7 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Grafana
1 3 (3.06%) Istio
1 3 (3.06%) Kubernetes
1 3 (3.06%) Prometheus
1 3 (3.06%) Terraform
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (1.02%) Ansible
3 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.02%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (23.47%) VMware
2 21 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.24%) Cisco
4 6 (6.12%) Veeam
5 3 (3.06%) LexisNexis
5 3 (3.06%) Wyse
6 2 (2.04%) Citrix
6 2 (2.04%) F5
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle
7 1 (1.02%) Adobe
7 1 (1.02%) Commvault
7 1 (1.02%) Dell
7 1 (1.02%) EMC
7 1 (1.02%) Epicor
7 1 (1.02%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.02%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.02%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.02%) Zscaler