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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Engineer
Rank 22 20 35
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 5 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 5.05% 3.13% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.15% 3.13% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 4
Average salary £35,000 £33,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £36,750 £33,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
97 64 166
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.98% 100.00% 95.95%
Number of salaries quoted 67 44 113
Average salary £40,000 £38,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineer across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Software Engineer Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 7 (77.78%) CSS
3 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 6 (66.67%) C#
4 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 5 (55.56%) HTML5
4 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (22.22%) XML
5 2 (22.22%) XSLT
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) Java
6 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (11.11%) OO
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (11.11%) Qt Creator
6 1 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (11.11%) Refactoring

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (55.56%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (55.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Qt Creator
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) CSS
1 7 (77.78%) HTML
2 6 (66.67%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Framework
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET
3 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (55.56%) Entity Framework
3 5 (55.56%) HTML5
3 5 (55.56%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) XML
4 2 (22.22%) XSLT
5 1 (11.11%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) OO
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Optimisation
3 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) JavaScript
2 6 (66.67%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
Belfast, County Antrim
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Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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