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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 2 1 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 22 72 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 30.14% 48.32% 23.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.43% 50.70% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 18 52 41
Average salary £30,000 £38,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +7.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £49,750 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
70 142 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 95.89% 95.30% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 52 95 118
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (64.52%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 17 (54.84%) HTML
3 17 (54.84%) .NET
3 17 (54.84%) CSS
4 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
5 12 (38.71%) SQL
5 12 (38.71%) Oracle
6 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
7 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
7 10 (32.26%) WCF
7 10 (32.26%) WPF
8 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
9 8 (25.81%) MVC
9 8 (25.81%) Web Services
9 8 (25.81%) Java
9 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (25.81%) HTML5
9 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
9 8 (25.81%) Degree
10 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
10 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
10 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
11 6 (19.35%) Subversion
11 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (19.35%) WF
12 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
12 5 (16.13%) BDD

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (16.13%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.45%) NetWeaver
3 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Umbraco
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (3.23%) Kentico
4 1 (3.23%) Node.js
4 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) SMS
1 1 (3.23%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (35.48%) SQL Server
2 7 (22.58%) Relational Database
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.68%) RDBMS
3 3 (9.68%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (6.45%) MySQL
4 2 (6.45%) Informix
5 1 (3.23%) DB2
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 6 (19.35%) Subversion
2 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.13%) NUnit
3 2 (6.45%) PVCS
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) Ant
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.23%) Maven
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 1 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (54.84%) HTML
1 17 (54.84%) .NET
1 17 (54.84%) CSS
2 10 (32.26%) ASP.NET
2 10 (32.26%) WCF
2 10 (32.26%) WPF
3 8 (25.81%) .NET Framework
3 8 (25.81%) ASP.NET MVC
3 8 (25.81%) HTML5
3 8 (25.81%) Web Services
4 6 (19.35%) WF
5 5 (16.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 3 (9.68%) CSS3
6 3 (9.68%) Silverlight
6 3 (9.68%) jQuery
7 2 (6.45%) JAX-WS
7 2 (6.45%) JSON
7 2 (6.45%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (6.45%) XML
7 2 (6.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.13%) Open Source
3 4 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) User Experience
5 1 (3.23%) Social Media
5 1 (3.23%) iPhone
5 1 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.23%) BBC
5 1 (3.23%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 3 (9.68%) UNIX
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Android
3 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (41.94%) Software Engineering
2 9 (29.03%) Unit Testing
3 8 (25.81%) MVC
4 7 (22.58%) Configuration Management
5 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (16.13%) BDD
6 5 (16.13%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Scrum
6 5 (16.13%) Project Management
7 4 (12.90%) OO
8 3 (9.68%) Web Development
9 2 (6.45%) Change Control
10 1 (3.23%) Responsive Web Design
10 1 (3.23%) Web Application Development
10 1 (3.23%) Graceful Degradation
10 1 (3.23%) iOS Development
10 1 (3.23%) CRUD
10 1 (3.23%) System Testing
10 1 (3.23%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 20 (64.52%) C#
2 18 (58.06%) JavaScript
3 12 (38.71%) SQL
4 8 (25.81%) Java
5 5 (16.13%) PL/SQL
6 4 (12.90%) C++
7 3 (9.68%) PHP
7 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
7 3 (9.68%) VB.NET
8 2 (6.45%) Python
8 2 (6.45%) Ruby
8 2 (6.45%) Perl
9 1 (3.23%) C
9 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) HNC
2 3 (9.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.23%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 9 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) SAP
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.23%) Apple
4 1 (3.23%) Ab Initio
4 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
4 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
4 1 (3.23%) Sencha
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