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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 14 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 26 35 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 17.81% 25.00% 35.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 18.31% 25.74% 41.75%
Number of salaries quoted 23 25 72
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -11.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,800 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,300 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
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
142 136 206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.26% 97.14% 84.77%
Number of salaries quoted 68 87 133
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £22,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £60,000
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 27 May 2015.

Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
2 23 (56.10%) HTML
3 22 (53.66%) CSS
4 19 (46.34%) Java
5 18 (43.90%) SQL
5 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
6 17 (41.46%) C#
7 15 (36.59%) HTML5
8 14 (34.15%) .NET
8 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
9 13 (31.71%) Oracle
10 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
10 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (29.27%) MVC
11 11 (26.83%) Degree
11 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
11 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
11 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
12 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
12 9 (21.95%) Web Services
12 9 (21.95%) OO
12 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
13 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
13 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
13 8 (19.51%) Linux
13 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
13 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
13 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
14 7 (17.07%) TDD

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 8 (19.51%) SharePoint
1 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 5 (12.20%) WebLogic
2 5 (12.20%) Node.js
3 4 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.32%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.44%) CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.44%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (2.44%) Kentico
5 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (9.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) SMS
1 1 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (21.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
3 4 (9.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.32%) Informix
5 2 (4.88%) MySQL
6 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.44%) OLTP
6 1 (2.44%) DB2
6 1 (2.44%) OLAP
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.44%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Subversion
2 6 (14.63%) NUnit
2 6 (14.63%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.76%) JUnit
4 3 (7.32%) PVCS
4 3 (7.32%) TestNG
5 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (2.44%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.44%) Xcode
5 1 (2.44%) Ant
5 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 7 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Retail
3 1 (2.44%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (56.10%) HTML
2 22 (53.66%) CSS
3 15 (36.59%) HTML5
4 14 (34.15%) .NET
5 11 (26.83%) ASP.NET
6 9 (21.95%) Web Services
7 8 (19.51%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (19.51%) .NET Framework
8 7 (17.07%) Entity Framework
8 7 (17.07%) JDBC
8 7 (17.07%) CSS3
9 5 (12.20%) JSP
9 5 (12.20%) Servlets
10 4 (9.76%) J2EE
10 4 (9.76%) jQuery
10 4 (9.76%) Hibernate
10 4 (9.76%) Spring
10 4 (9.76%) WPF
11 3 (7.32%) WCF
11 3 (7.32%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.95%) Computer Science
2 5 (12.20%) iPhone
2 5 (12.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (9.76%) BBC
3 4 (9.76%) Smartphone
3 4 (9.76%) Social Media
3 4 (9.76%) iPad
4 3 (7.32%) User Experience
5 2 (4.88%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (2.44%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.44%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.51%) Linux
2 7 (17.07%) UNIX
3 5 (12.20%) Android
4 4 (9.76%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.44%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Unit Testing
2 14 (34.15%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (31.71%) Software Engineering
4 12 (29.27%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (29.27%) MVC
5 11 (26.83%) Configuration Management
6 9 (21.95%) OO
7 7 (17.07%) TDD
8 6 (14.63%) OOP
8 6 (14.63%) Project Management
8 6 (14.63%) Scrum
8 6 (14.63%) Open Source
8 6 (14.63%) BDD
8 6 (14.63%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (14.63%) SDLC
9 5 (12.20%) System Testing
10 4 (9.76%) Multithreading
10 4 (9.76%) iOS Development
11 3 (7.32%) Change Control
11 3 (7.32%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (58.54%) JavaScript
2 19 (46.34%) Java
3 18 (43.90%) SQL
4 17 (41.46%) C#
5 8 (19.51%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.76%) C++
6 4 (9.76%) Objective-C
7 3 (7.32%) Python
7 3 (7.32%) PHP
7 3 (7.32%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.88%) Perl
8 2 (4.88%) C
8 2 (4.88%) Ruby
9 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
9 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
9 1 (2.44%) VB
9 1 (2.44%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) HNC
2 1 (2.44%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.44%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (31.71%) Oracle
2 12 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.76%) Apple
3 4 (9.76%) IBM
4 3 (7.32%) Facebook
4 3 (7.32%) SAP
4 3 (7.32%) Sony
4 3 (7.32%) Yahoo!
4 3 (7.32%) Google
5 1 (2.44%) EPiServer
5 1 (2.44%) Sitecore
5 1 (2.44%) Sencha
5 1 (2.44%) Tableau
5 1 (2.44%) Ab Initio
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