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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 26 26 32
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 12 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 8.51% 7.95% 4.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.96% 8.82% 5.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 7
Average salary £32,750 £38,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.81% +58.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £40,000 £34,100
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
134 136 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 95.04% 90.07% 81.36%
Number of salaries quoted 61 108 92
Average salary £30,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £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 2 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 15 (78.95%) C#
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
4 10 (52.63%) OO
4 10 (52.63%) SQL
5 9 (47.37%) C++
5 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
5 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
5 9 (47.37%) MVC
5 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
6 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
6 8 (42.11%) Degree
6 8 (42.11%) Web Services
6 8 (42.11%) Windows
7 7 (36.84%) VB.NET
8 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
8 6 (31.58%) WCF
8 6 (31.58%) jQuery
8 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
8 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (26.32%) NUnit
9 5 (26.32%) Ajax
9 5 (26.32%) Northgate
9 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
9 5 (26.32%) Web Development
9 5 (26.32%) JSON
9 5 (26.32%) HTML
9 5 (26.32%) C

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (26.32%) IIS
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Visual Studio
2 5 (26.32%) Rational Rose
2 5 (26.32%) NUnit
2 5 (26.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (26.32%) MSTest
3 1 (5.26%) Qt Creator
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
3 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.26%) Law
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (89.47%) .NET
2 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET
3 8 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (42.11%) .NET Framework
4 6 (31.58%) WCF
4 6 (31.58%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) HTML
5 5 (26.32%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (26.32%) JSON
5 5 (26.32%) XML
5 5 (26.32%) XSLT
5 5 (26.32%) Ajax
5 5 (26.32%) COM+
6 3 (15.79%) WPF
6 3 (15.79%) Silverlight
7 1 (5.26%) Qt
7 1 (5.26%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Windows
2 5 (26.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
2 10 (52.63%) OO
3 9 (47.37%) MVC
4 6 (31.58%) Integration Testing
4 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (26.32%) Web Development
5 5 (26.32%) Use Case
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 5 (26.32%) SOA
5 5 (26.32%) UML
5 5 (26.32%) OOP
6 3 (15.79%) Refactoring
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) OOD
7 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (5.26%) Kanban
7 1 (5.26%) Test Automation
7 1 (5.26%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (78.95%) C#
2 10 (52.63%) SQL
3 9 (47.37%) C++
4 7 (36.84%) VB.NET
5 6 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 5 (26.32%) C
7 4 (21.05%) T-SQL
7 4 (21.05%) PL/SQL
8 3 (15.79%) Java
9 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (26.32%) MCAD
2 5 (26.32%) MCSD
3 3 (15.79%) HNC
3 3 (15.79%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Northgate
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
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