The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 29 21 37
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +16
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 6 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.96% 4.76% 3.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.11% 4.92% 3.67%
Number of salaries quoted 6 6 5
Average salary £29,250 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.84%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Software 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
137 122 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.16% 96.83% 85.16%
Number of salaries quoted 68 78 139
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%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Belfast

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) HTML
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) .NET
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) HTML5
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) OOP
4 2 (28.57%) OO
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 2 (28.57%) MySQL
4 2 (28.57%) Oracle
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (14.29%) PVCS
5 1 (14.29%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) JDBC
5 1 (14.29%) EJB

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 1 (14.29%) NetWeaver
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) MySQL
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 1 (14.29%) Informix
2 1 (14.29%) QlikView
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) PVCS
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) HTML
1 4 (57.14%) .NET
2 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
2 3 (42.86%) HTML5
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
4 1 (14.29%) JDBC
4 1 (14.29%) EJB
4 1 (14.29%) JMS
4 1 (14.29%) Flash
4 1 (14.29%) XHTML
4 1 (14.29%) WPF
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) JAX-WS
4 1 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) CSS3
4 1 (14.29%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 2 (28.57%) OOP
1 2 (28.57%) OO
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
2 1 (14.29%) TDD
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Web Development
2 1 (14.29%) Business Development
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) C
4 2 (28.57%) PHP
4 2 (28.57%) PL/SQL
5 1 (14.29%) VB
5 1 (14.29%) C++
5 1 (14.29%) Python
5 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Tableau
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