The table below looks at the statistics for Windows skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Windows over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 14 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Windows 9 27 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 12.50% 16.56% 17.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.03% 60.00% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 4 16 18
Average salary £25,000 £25,750 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.91% +35.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £35,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000
Windows
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Operating Systems Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
29 45 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 40.28% 27.61% 39.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8 32 26
Average salary £27,500 £30,000 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +57.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £55,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500

Windows
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Windows Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Windows
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Windows Salary Trend in Belfast

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows also 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 that cited Windows.

1 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) LAN
3 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (14.29%) Acronis
4 2 (14.29%) High Availability
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
4 2 (14.29%) WCF
4 2 (14.29%) WPF
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Windows also 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 that cited Windows. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) DMZ
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 2 (14.29%) OLTP
1 2 (14.29%) OLAP
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Server Support
4 1 (7.14%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) WCF
1 2 (14.29%) WPF
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
1 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
1 2 (14.29%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XSL
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Algorithms
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 2 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) High Availability
1 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
1 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
1 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (14.29%) Workflow
1 2 (14.29%) Validation
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) CRM
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) System Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Software Testing
2 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
2 1 (7.14%) Product Management
2 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) C#
2 2 (14.29%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) HNC
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCTS
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Acronis
2 2 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Compaq
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Actimize
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