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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 12 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 8 2 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 10.96% 1.34% 6.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.43% 1.41% 7.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 5
Average salary £42,500 £25,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.00% -28.57%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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
70 142 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 95.89% 95.30% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 52 95 118
Average salary £30,000 £36,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.80% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £20,300 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 27 March 2015, 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 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (50.00%) Rapid7
3 4 (40.00%) Open Source
3 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (30.00%) C#
4 3 (30.00%) .NET
4 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Coaching
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
5 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) Postgraduate
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 1 (10.00%) SOA
6 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Web Design
6 1 (10.00%) IIS
6 1 (10.00%) CSS
6 1 (10.00%) Web Services
6 1 (10.00%) XML
6 1 (10.00%) C++
6 1 (10.00%) HTML
6 1 (10.00%) Java

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (10.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) jQuery
3 1 (10.00%) HTML5
3 1 (10.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (10.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (80.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) Risk Management
3 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (30.00%) Coaching
4 1 (10.00%) SOA
4 1 (10.00%) Web Design
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) BDD
4 1 (10.00%) Active Record
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (10.00%) Analytics
4 1 (10.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
1 3 (30.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Ruby
2 1 (10.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Rapid7
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago