The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 33 32 43
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Support Engineer 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 2.33% 2.78% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.94% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £18,000 £32,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% -
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Support Engineer
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
122 136 181
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 94.57% 94.44% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 47 110 86
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Support Engineer
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Belfast region.

Support Engineer Salary Trend in Belfast

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (20.00%) MCTS
4 1 (20.00%) MCITP
4 1 (20.00%) WSUS
4 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (20.00%) MCTS
2 1 (20.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Compaq
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) CommVault
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos