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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 18 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 6 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.00% 4.93% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.19% 5.15% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 0
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £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
97 136 280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.00% 95.77% 88.61%
Number of salaries quoted 51 105 181
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 24 December 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 13 (92.86%) C#
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) HTML
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
3 7 (50.00%) WPF
4 6 (42.86%) C++
4 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
4 6 (42.86%) OO
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 6 (42.86%) MVC
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) WF
5 5 (35.71%) C
5 5 (35.71%) Oracle
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) IIS
5 5 (35.71%) COM+
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) XSLT
5 5 (35.71%) MCAD
5 5 (35.71%) MCSD
5 5 (35.71%) Windows
5 5 (35.71%) UML
5 5 (35.71%) OOP

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (35.71%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 5 (35.71%) Rational Rose
2 5 (35.71%) NUnit
2 5 (35.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (35.71%) MSTest
3 1 (7.14%) Qt Creator
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (92.86%) .NET
2 11 (78.57%) HTML
3 7 (50.00%) WCF
3 7 (50.00%) WPF
4 6 (42.86%) WF
4 6 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 6 (42.86%) .NET Framework
4 6 (42.86%) CSS
5 5 (35.71%) Web Services
5 5 (35.71%) XML
5 5 (35.71%) XSLT
5 5 (35.71%) Ajax
5 5 (35.71%) JSON
5 5 (35.71%) COM+
5 5 (35.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (35.71%) jQuery
6 1 (7.14%) Qt
6 1 (7.14%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 1 (7.14%) Mathematics
1 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) MVC
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) SOA
3 5 (35.71%) UML
3 5 (35.71%) OOP
3 5 (35.71%) Web Development
3 5 (35.71%) Use Case
3 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
4 1 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) C#
2 11 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) C++
5 5 (35.71%) C
6 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 2 (14.29%) T-SQL
7 1 (7.14%) VB
7 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
7 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCAD
1 5 (35.71%) MCSD
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) HNC
3 1 (7.14%) HND
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Northgate
2 5 (35.71%) Oracle