The table below looks at the statistics for the Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineer
Rank 19 31 38
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 5 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 13.18% 3.47% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.93% 3.68% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 5 4
Average salary £34,250 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.14% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £23,000 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,050 £40,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
122 136 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 94.57% 94.44% 80.63%
Number of salaries quoted 47 110 85
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Software Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in the job title across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (88.46%) Degree
3 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 19 (73.08%) SQL Server
4 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
4 19 (73.08%) SQL
4 19 (73.08%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (53.85%) Web Development
6 14 (53.85%) Time Management
6 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (53.85%) .NET
6 14 (53.85%) C#
6 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
6 14 (53.85%) MVC
7 13 (50.00%) Visual Studio
8 10 (38.46%) Java
9 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
9 7 (26.92%) CSS
10 6 (23.08%) XML
10 6 (23.08%) XSLT
10 6 (23.08%) HTML
10 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
10 6 (23.08%) jQuery
11 5 (19.23%) YUI
11 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
11 5 (19.23%) User Experience
11 5 (19.23%) Oracle
11 5 (19.23%) SOAP

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region that cited Software Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) WebSphere
1 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (73.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET MVC
1 14 (53.85%) .NET
1 14 (53.85%) ASP.NET
2 7 (26.92%) CSS
3 6 (23.08%) XML
3 6 (23.08%) XSLT
3 6 (23.08%) HTML
3 6 (23.08%) jQuery
4 5 (19.23%) YUI
4 5 (19.23%) SOAP
4 5 (19.23%) Web Services
5 1 (3.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.85%) Qt
5 1 (3.85%) Ajax
5 1 (3.85%) WCF
5 1 (3.85%) LINQ
5 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 5 (19.23%) User Experience
4 1 (3.85%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (3.85%) CAN bus
4 1 (3.85%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
1 1 (3.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (57.69%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (53.85%) Web Development
3 14 (53.85%) Time Management
3 14 (53.85%) MVC
4 2 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.69%) Coaching
5 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Integration Testing
5 1 (3.85%) Kanban
5 1 (3.85%) TDD
5 1 (3.85%) Refactoring
5 1 (3.85%) Validation
5 1 (3.85%) Scrum
5 1 (3.85%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (73.08%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) C#
3 10 (38.46%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) JavaScript
5 4 (15.38%) C++
6 2 (7.69%) C
7 1 (3.85%) Python
7 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 23 (88.46%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Postgraduate
Vendors
1 20 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) Oracle
2 5 (19.23%) JBoss
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £26000.00 - £46000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago