The statistics below represent IT jobs advertised across the Belfast region that had Software Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 27 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 1 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 0.71% 6.90% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 7.06% 1.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 1
Median salary £70,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+100.00% +16.66%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Software Engineer
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
129 85 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 91.49% 97.70% 99.07%
Number of salaries quoted 86 63 51
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,200 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of job ads across the Belfast region that featured Software Engineer in the job title.

Software Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Belfast region.

Software Engineer Salary Trend in Belfast

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, Software Engineer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region featuring Software Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (58.33%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) C++
3 5 (41.67%) C
4 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (33.33%) QA
5 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (25.00%) C#
5 3 (25.00%) .NET
5 3 (25.00%) Linux
5 3 (25.00%) OO
5 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
5 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (25.00%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
5 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (25.00%) SDLC
5 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (16.67%) Presales
6 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
6 2 (16.67%) Unix

Software Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) Confluence
2 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Bluetooth
1 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
General
1 3 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Back Office
3 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
2 2 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
2 2 (16.67%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) Ajax
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) Ext JS
3 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
3 1 (8.33%) FIXML
3 1 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Middleware
3 1 (8.33%) RESTful
3 1 (8.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
2 2 (16.67%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (25.00%) OO
3 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (25.00%) SDLC
3 3 (25.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Presales
4 2 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) BDD
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Information Security
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C
1 5 (41.67%) C++
2 3 (25.00%) C#
2 3 (25.00%) MATLAB
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Sybase
3 1 (8.33%) Atlassian
3 1 (8.33%) Coverity
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle