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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Windows
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 6 9 20
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Windows 36 20 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.95% 13.25% 14.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.37% 50.00% 37.74%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 15
Median salary £30,500 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.57% +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £19,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Operating System Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 83 40 53
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 43.68% 26.49% 37.32%
Number of salaries quoted 61 35 33
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £30,000 £21,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Windows as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +3 23 £30,250 -13.57% 2
County Armagh -1 6 £47,500 +150.00%
County Down -1 3 £45,000 +50.00%
Newry 0 2 £19,000 -41.53%
County Tyrone - 2 £23,250 -
Windows
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (30.67%) VMware
4 20 (26.67%) Hyper-V
5 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
5 19 (25.33%) C#
6 18 (24.00%) Windows Server
7 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
8 15 (20.00%) Business Development
8 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
10 12 (16.00%) .NET
10 12 (16.00%) ITIL
11 11 (14.67%) Java
11 11 (14.67%) Office 365
12 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (13.33%) C++
12 10 (13.33%) MCP
12 10 (13.33%) Citrix
13 9 (12.00%) WinForms
13 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
14 8 (10.67%) ERP
15 7 (9.33%) WPF
15 7 (9.33%) Silverlight
15 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
15 7 (9.33%) MVVM
15 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
15 7 (9.33%) Data Centre

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 14 (18.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.33%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.67%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.67%) SAN
3 4 (5.33%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.33%) VoIP
3 4 (5.33%) VPN
3 4 (5.33%) WAN
4 3 (4.00%) DHCP
4 3 (4.00%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) LAN
4 3 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.33%) Firewall
5 1 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.33%) NAS
5 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (6.67%) Finance
2 4 (5.33%) Banking
2 4 (5.33%) Investment Banking
2 4 (5.33%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.67%) Front Office
3 2 (2.67%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (20.00%) Developer
2 13 (17.33%) IT Support
2 13 (17.33%) Software Developer
2 13 (17.33%) Support Engineer
3 12 (16.00%) Support Technician
4 11 (14.67%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.67%) .NET Software Developer
5 10 (13.33%) IT Engineer
6 8 (10.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (9.33%) IT Support Technician
7 7 (9.33%) IT Technician
8 6 (8.00%) Analyst
8 6 (8.00%) Desktop Support
8 6 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (8.00%) Software Engineer
9 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
9 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (5.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) .NET
2 9 (12.00%) WinForms
3 7 (9.33%) Silverlight
3 7 (9.33%) WPF
4 2 (2.67%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) jQuery
4 2 (2.67%) STL
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.33%) Clustering
2 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (5.33%) Replication
3 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Equities
4 2 (2.67%) Fintech
4 2 (2.67%) FMCG
4 2 (2.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.33%) CMDB
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 18 (24.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (12.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (6.67%) Linux
5 4 (5.33%) Windows 10
6 3 (4.00%) Unix
7 2 (2.67%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.67%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) Business Development
2 12 (16.00%) ITIL
3 10 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (10.67%) ERP
5 7 (9.33%) Multithreading
5 7 (9.33%) MVVM
6 6 (8.00%) SDLC
6 6 (8.00%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 5 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.67%) Multithreaded Programming
7 5 (6.67%) TDD
8 4 (5.33%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (5.33%) High Availability
8 4 (5.33%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (5.33%) Migration
8 4 (5.33%) Patch Management
8 4 (5.33%) Performance Optimisation
8 4 (5.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.33%) C#
2 11 (14.67%) Java
3 10 (13.33%) C++
4 4 (5.33%) SQL
5 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 24 (32.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (13.33%) MCP
3 6 (8.00%) Degree
3 6 (8.00%) MCSA
4 4 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.00%) HND
5 3 (4.00%) MCDST
5 3 (4.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.33%) MCSE
6 1 (1.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 19 (25.33%) Active Directory
3 15 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.67%) XenApp
5 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.67%) XenServer
6 1 (1.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (6.67%) SCCM
2 4 (5.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (5.33%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.00%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 35 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 23 (30.67%) VMware
3 10 (13.33%) Citrix
4 6 (8.00%) Cisco
5 3 (4.00%) Apple
5 3 (4.00%) Bloomberg
5 3 (4.00%) HP
5 3 (4.00%) IBM
5 3 (4.00%) Remedy
5 3 (4.00%) Reuters
6 2 (2.67%) Forcepoint
6 2 (2.67%) Sophos
6 2 (2.67%) Veeam
7 1 (1.33%) Dell
7 1 (1.33%) Draytek
7 1 (1.33%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.33%) Snow
7 1 (1.33%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.33%) Symantec
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