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 28 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Developer
Rank 16 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 10 5 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.31% 4.55% 5.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.53% 4.67% 5.51%
Number of salaries quoted 10 4 7
Average salary £45,000 £26,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+68.22% -23.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
95 107 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.94% 97.27% 96.21%
Number of salaries quoted 60 64 87
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 April 2016.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (56.25%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
4 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
4 4 (25.00%) jQuery
4 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
4 4 (25.00%) .NET
4 4 (25.00%) C#
4 4 (25.00%) HTML
4 4 (25.00%) CSS
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) JBoss
5 3 (18.75%) Swing
5 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 3 (18.75%) Process Management
5 3 (18.75%) Finance
5 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
5 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
5 3 (18.75%) Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Spring
5 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
5 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 3 (18.75%) HTML5
5 3 (18.75%) WCF
5 3 (18.75%) Degree
5 3 (18.75%) Ajax
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 4 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) JBoss
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) NetWeaver
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
1 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) .NET
1 4 (25.00%) CSS
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
1 4 (25.00%) jQuery
2 3 (18.75%) Ajax
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) HTML5
2 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 3 (18.75%) Swing
2 3 (18.75%) WCF
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
3 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
3 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET
3 2 (12.50%) WPF
4 1 (6.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 1 (6.25%) Data Structures
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Smart Energy
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Configuration Management
2 4 (25.00%) Multithreading
2 4 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (18.75%) Process Management
4 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 1 (6.25%) API Development
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Content Management
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) EAM
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) C#
4 3 (18.75%) Scala
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) IBM
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) SAP
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