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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Windows
Rank 25 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +5
Permanent jobs citing Windows 15 27 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.34% 18.75% 13.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 96.43% 45.95%
Number of salaries quoted 12 25 25
Average salary £28,250 £26,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.60% -18.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,150 £21,700 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
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
40 28 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 27.59% 19.44% 30.20%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 45
Average salary £30,000 £26,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.20% -24.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £26,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £53,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £36,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%

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 28 May 2015.

Windows Salary Histogram in Belfast

Windows
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
5 6 (22.22%) MCITP
5 6 (22.22%) Degree
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
6 5 (18.52%) HTML
6 5 (18.52%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) UNIX
6 5 (18.52%) SLA
6 5 (18.52%) Cisco
6 5 (18.52%) VPN
6 5 (18.52%) DNS
6 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 5 (18.52%) Project Management
6 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
7 4 (14.81%) DHCP
7 4 (14.81%) CCNA
7 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (14.81%) MCSE
7 4 (14.81%) MCSA
7 4 (14.81%) Python

Windows
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.70%) IIS
2 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) Firewall
1 9 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (18.52%) VPN
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) DHCP
4 3 (11.11%) Network Security
4 3 (11.11%) Wireshark
4 3 (11.11%) HTTPS
4 3 (11.11%) HTTP
5 2 (7.41%) SAN
6 1 (3.70%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.70%) NAS
6 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 1 (3.70%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (3.70%) Broadband
6 1 (3.70%) LAN
6 1 (3.70%) VoIP
6 1 (3.70%) WAN
6 1 (3.70%) SNMP
6 1 (3.70%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.70%) OLAP
2 1 (3.70%) OLTP
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 3 (11.11%) Maven
1 3 (11.11%) Ant
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) Xcode
General
1 3 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.70%) French Language
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
3 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Desktop Support
2 4 (14.81%) Windows Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Development Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Development Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Development Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Development Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Information Security Architect
5 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Citrix Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
4 1 (3.70%) WCF
4 1 (3.70%) WPF
4 1 (3.70%) .NET
4 1 (3.70%) ADO.NET
4 1 (3.70%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) XSL
4 1 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.70%) Derivative
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) DTV
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (11.11%) Solaris
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Android
6 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.70%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Configuration Management
1 5 (18.52%) Project Management
1 5 (18.52%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (14.81%) Risk Management
2 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (14.81%) SDLC
3 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) Validation
5 1 (3.70%) SABSA
5 1 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.70%) Converged Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) Test Strategy
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (3.70%) User Stories
5 1 (3.70%) Cyber Security
5 1 (3.70%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) Java
3 4 (14.81%) Python
3 4 (14.81%) Perl
3 4 (14.81%) Ruby
4 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) C
5 1 (3.70%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (22.22%) MCITP
2 6 (22.22%) Degree
3 4 (14.81%) CCNA
3 4 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (14.81%) MCSE
3 4 (14.81%) MCSA
3 4 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 4 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.70%) Postgraduate
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) HNC
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
6 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) EMC Certification
6 1 (3.70%) CCNP
6 1 (3.70%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (18.52%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
2 1 (3.70%) COBIT
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (7.41%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) XenServer
4 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Puppet
2 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (11.11%) Nmap
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 3 (11.11%) Rapid7
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) EMC
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 1 (3.70%) Acronis
6 1 (3.70%) Brocade
6 1 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Apple
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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