The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 1 1
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 23 45 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 21.30% 34.09% 29.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.12% 35.43% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 20 32 64
Average salary £38,000 £36,750 £40,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.40% -9.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,650 £27,650 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £49,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Developer
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
104 127 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 96.30% 96.21% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 65 87 154
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Developer
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Developer Salary Trend in Belfast

Developer
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 21 (61.76%) HTML
3 20 (58.82%) C#
3 20 (58.82%) CSS
4 17 (50.00%) .NET
5 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
6 14 (41.18%) HTML5
7 13 (38.24%) Unit Testing
7 13 (38.24%) Oracle
8 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
8 12 (35.29%) SQL
8 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
8 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
9 11 (32.35%) Degree
10 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (26.47%) MVC
11 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
11 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
11 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
11 9 (26.47%) Web Services
11 9 (26.47%) Java
11 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (23.53%) OO
13 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
13 7 (20.59%) WCF
13 7 (20.59%) WPF
13 7 (20.59%) TDD
13 7 (20.59%) Subversion
13 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (20.59%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) Node.js
3 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.88%) NetWeaver
4 2 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) CMS
5 1 (2.94%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.94%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.94%) Kentico
5 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SMS
1 1 (2.94%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (35.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database
3 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.88%) MySQL
4 2 (5.88%) Informix
5 1 (2.94%) DB2
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Subversion
2 6 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.65%) NUnit
3 2 (5.88%) PVCS
4 1 (2.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.94%) Xcode
4 1 (2.94%) Ant
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (2.94%) Maven
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (61.76%) HTML
2 20 (58.82%) CSS
3 17 (50.00%) .NET
4 14 (41.18%) HTML5
5 12 (35.29%) ASP.NET
6 9 (26.47%) Web Services
6 9 (26.47%) .NET Framework
6 9 (26.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (20.59%) WCF
7 7 (20.59%) WPF
7 7 (20.59%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.65%) CSS3
9 4 (11.76%) WF
9 4 (11.76%) jQuery
10 2 (5.88%) JAX-WS
10 2 (5.88%) JSON
10 2 (5.88%) Silverlight
10 2 (5.88%) EJB 3.0
10 2 (5.88%) XML
10 2 (5.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Computer Science
2 6 (17.65%) Open Source
3 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Mobile App
4 3 (8.82%) User Experience
5 2 (5.88%) iPhone
5 2 (5.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.94%) Social Media
6 1 (2.94%) iPad
6 1 (2.94%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.94%) BBC
6 1 (2.94%) Smartphone
6 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.71%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) UNIX
3 1 (2.94%) Solaris
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) Unit Testing
3 10 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (26.47%) MVC
4 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
5 8 (23.53%) OO
6 7 (20.59%) TDD
7 6 (17.65%) Scrum
7 6 (17.65%) Project Management
7 6 (17.65%) BDD
7 6 (17.65%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (11.76%) OOP
8 4 (11.76%) System Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Web Development
10 2 (5.88%) Web Application Development
10 2 (5.88%) OOD
10 2 (5.88%) Change Control
11 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
11 1 (2.94%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (64.71%) JavaScript
2 20 (58.82%) C#
3 12 (35.29%) SQL
4 9 (26.47%) Java
5 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
6 4 (11.76%) C++
7 3 (8.82%) PHP
7 3 (8.82%) Python
8 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (5.88%) VB.NET
8 2 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (5.88%) Perl
9 1 (2.94%) C
9 1 (2.94%) VB
9 1 (2.94%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (32.35%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) HNC
2 2 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.94%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (38.24%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.82%) IBM
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Apple
5 1 (2.94%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.94%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.94%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.94%) Sencha
5 1 (2.94%) Tableau
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