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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 27 22 31
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 15 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 9.93% 7.69% 3.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.42% 8.76% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 10 10 5
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +56.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,350 £27,900 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £40,000 £29,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+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
144 137 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 95.36% 87.82% 80.56%
Number of salaries quoted 71 106 83
Average salary £31,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £28,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 17 (77.27%) C#
3 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (50.00%) SQL
4 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
6 9 (40.91%) C++
6 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
6 9 (40.91%) Web Services
6 9 (40.91%) MVC
6 9 (40.91%) OO
7 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
7 8 (36.36%) Degree
7 8 (36.36%) Windows
7 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
8 7 (31.82%) Oracle
8 7 (31.82%) XML
8 7 (31.82%) WCF
9 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
9 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
9 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
9 6 (27.27%) jQuery
10 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
10 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
10 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (22.73%) Use Case
10 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 5 (22.73%) IIS
1 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (22.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (4.55%) Informix
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Visual Studio
2 5 (22.73%) Rational Rose
2 5 (22.73%) NUnit
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (22.73%) MSTest
3 1 (4.55%) Qt Creator
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (86.36%) .NET
2 9 (40.91%) ASP.NET
2 9 (40.91%) Web Services
3 8 (36.36%) .NET Framework
4 7 (31.82%) WCF
4 7 (31.82%) XML
5 6 (27.27%) jQuery
6 5 (22.73%) HTML
6 5 (22.73%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (22.73%) JSON
6 5 (22.73%) XSLT
6 5 (22.73%) Ajax
6 5 (22.73%) COM+
7 3 (13.64%) WPF
7 3 (13.64%) Silverlight
8 1 (4.55%) Qt
8 1 (4.55%) CSS
8 1 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (45.45%) Computer Science
2 2 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.55%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
2 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (54.55%) Software Engineering
2 9 (40.91%) OO
2 9 (40.91%) MVC
3 6 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (27.27%) Integration Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Web Development
4 5 (22.73%) SOA
4 5 (22.73%) UML
4 5 (22.73%) OOP
4 5 (22.73%) Use Case
4 5 (22.73%) Unit Testing
5 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
6 1 (4.55%) TDD
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Kanban
6 1 (4.55%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.55%) Project Management
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) C++
4 8 (36.36%) VB.NET
5 6 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 5 (22.73%) C
7 4 (18.18%) Java
8 3 (13.64%) PL/SQL
8 3 (13.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Degree
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (22.73%) MCAD
2 5 (22.73%) MCSD
3 3 (13.64%) HNC
3 3 (13.64%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (31.82%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Northgate
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
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