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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 25 21 36
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 1 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.54% 1.39% 3.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 1.39% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 6
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £37,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £36,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
105 72 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 98.13% 100.00% 96.02%
Number of salaries quoted 73 54 115
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £23,400 £27,050
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
4 6 (37.50%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
5 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
6 4 (25.00%) Degree
6 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
6 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (25.00%) Web Services
7 3 (18.75%) J2EE
7 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (18.75%) SAP
7 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
7 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
7 3 (18.75%) NetWeaver
7 3 (18.75%) EAM
7 3 (18.75%) Finance
7 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
7 3 (18.75%) Swing
7 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
7 3 (18.75%) IBM
7 3 (18.75%) WCF
7 3 (18.75%) WPF
7 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
7 3 (18.75%) Spring
7 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (18.75%) Banking

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 3 (18.75%) NetWeaver
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 3 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Web Services
3 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET
3 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
3 3 (18.75%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) Swing
3 3 (18.75%) WCF
3 3 (18.75%) WPF
4 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
4 2 (12.50%) CSS
4 2 (12.50%) HTML
4 2 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.25%) Ajax
5 1 (6.25%) jQuery
5 1 (6.25%) Silverlight
5 1 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (6.25%) WinForms
5 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 3 (18.75%) Smart Energy
3 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Unix
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Software Engineering
2 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
3 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) EAM
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
6 1 (6.25%) API Development
6 1 (6.25%) Coaching
6 1 (6.25%) Content Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
6 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (68.75%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (18.75%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
5 1 (6.25%) VB
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) VB6
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
Belfast
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