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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 28 26 30
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 5 6 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 4.03% 4.29% 4.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.20% 4.44% 5.33%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 6
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £27,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% +27.92%
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
119 135 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 95.97% 96.43% 82.84%
Number of salaries quoted 44 109 91
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
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 2 October 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 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) C#
3 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
4 9 (56.25%) MVC
5 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) C++
5 8 (50.00%) OO
6 7 (43.75%) Web Services
6 7 (43.75%) Degree
7 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
7 6 (37.50%) jQuery
7 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
8 5 (31.25%) HTML
8 5 (31.25%) IIS
8 5 (31.25%) COM+
8 5 (31.25%) Oracle
8 5 (31.25%) C
8 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
8 5 (31.25%) UML
8 5 (31.25%) OOP
8 5 (31.25%) XML
8 5 (31.25%) XSLT
8 5 (31.25%) MCAD

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (31.25%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (31.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) Rational Rose
2 5 (31.25%) NUnit
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (31.25%) MSTest
3 1 (6.25%) Qt Creator
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
General
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (87.50%) .NET
2 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET
3 8 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 6 (37.50%) jQuery
6 5 (31.25%) HTML
6 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (31.25%) JSON
6 5 (31.25%) WCF
6 5 (31.25%) XML
6 5 (31.25%) XSLT
6 5 (31.25%) Ajax
6 5 (31.25%) COM+
7 3 (18.75%) WPF
7 3 (18.75%) Silverlight
8 1 (6.25%) Qt
8 1 (6.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) MVC
2 8 (50.00%) OO
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (31.25%) Web Development
3 5 (31.25%) UML
3 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 5 (31.25%) SOA
3 5 (31.25%) Use Case
3 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
3 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Kanban
4 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) E-Discovery
4 1 (6.25%) Data Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Software Licensing
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) C#
2 10 (62.50%) SQL
3 8 (50.00%) C++
4 6 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) C
5 5 (31.25%) VB.NET
6 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 4 (25.00%) PL/SQL
7 3 (18.75%) Java
8 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (31.25%) MCAD
2 5 (31.25%) MCSD
3 3 (18.75%) HNC
3 3 (18.75%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Northgate
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
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