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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Developer
Rank 9 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 7 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 15.22% 8.39% 8.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.56% 8.82% 9.09%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 10
Average salary £25,000 £32,750 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.66% -13.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,200 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £34,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +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
45 136 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.83% 95.10% 89.80%
Number of salaries quoted 38 64 104
Average salary £42,500 £30,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.34% -23.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 28 August 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 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) .NET
4 6 (42.86%) Java
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
5 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 5 (35.71%) SDLC
6 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) XML
6 4 (28.57%) Linux
6 4 (28.57%) C++
6 4 (28.57%) C
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) PHP
7 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
7 3 (21.43%) VB
7 3 (21.43%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) XHTML
7 3 (21.43%) Ajax
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) Solaris
7 3 (21.43%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) MVC

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (14.29%) NetWeaver
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Informix
2 2 (14.29%) RDBMS
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) PVCS
1 2 (14.29%) Valgrind
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Xcode
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) HTML
2 7 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET
4 5 (35.71%) HTML5
5 4 (28.57%) XML
6 3 (21.43%) Ajax
6 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
6 3 (21.43%) XHTML
7 2 (14.29%) JMS
7 2 (14.29%) WPF
7 2 (14.29%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (14.29%) JDBC
7 2 (14.29%) Web Services
7 2 (14.29%) EJB
7 2 (14.29%) jQuery
7 2 (14.29%) JAX-WS
7 2 (14.29%) EJB 3.0
7 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 1 (7.14%) iPhone
4 1 (7.14%) Visualisation
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Android
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) SDLC
2 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 2 (14.29%) OOP
3 2 (14.29%) OO
3 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 2 (14.29%) Web Development
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
4 1 (7.14%) CRUD
4 1 (7.14%) Business Development
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (42.86%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) C
5 4 (28.57%) C++
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) PL/SQL
6 3 (21.43%) VB
6 3 (21.43%) Python
7 2 (14.29%) VB6
7 2 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
8 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (14.29%) Coverity
4 1 (7.14%) Tableau
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Kainos Software
Salary: From £28,000 to £45,000 per annum Pension + Superb Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago