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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 4 18 1
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -17
Permanent jobs citing Windows 12 18 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 21.82% 11.32% 27.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.16% 54.55% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 31
Average salary £29,500 £20,750 £14,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.16% +48.21%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £36,500 £35,500
% change year-on-year
-4.10% +2.81%
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
19 33 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 34.55% 20.75% 55.92%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 48
Average salary £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £18,000 £14,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £50,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Windows across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Belfast

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
4 3 (18.75%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) WAN
4 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Python
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (12.50%) SLA
5 2 (12.50%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) HTML
5 2 (12.50%) Java
5 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 2 (12.50%) XML
5 2 (12.50%) Acronis
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Validation

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) SSH
3 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) OLAP
1 1 (6.25%) OLTP
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Developer
4 1 (6.25%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Senior C# Developer
4 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
1 2 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (6.25%) XSL
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WCF
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (6.25%) Ext JS
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) ADO.NET
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) DTV
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) UNIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Solaris
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 2 (12.50%) Project Management
2 2 (12.50%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Software Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
3 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
3 1 (6.25%) System Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Product Management
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) User Stories
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) HNC
2 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (6.25%) vSphere
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 1 (6.25%) Nagios
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
3 2 (12.50%) Acronis
4 1 (6.25%) Actimize
4 1 (6.25%) Brocade
4 1 (6.25%) EMC
4 1 (6.25%) NetApp
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
4 1 (6.25%) SAP
4 1 (6.25%) IBM
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