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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineer
Rank 14 22 34
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 3 19 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 6.38% 13.67% 3.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.52% 14.39% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 5
Average salary £35,000 £34,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% -2.14%
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
46 132 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 97.87% 94.96% 91.33%
Number of salaries quoted 39 60 109
Average salary £42,500 £30,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+39.34% -23.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,650 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 3 September 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 47 (90.38%) Rapid7
2 34 (65.38%) Risk Management
3 32 (61.54%) Software Engineering
4 31 (59.62%) Open Source
5 19 (36.54%) Analytics
6 17 (32.69%) Java
7 15 (28.85%) Ruby
8 13 (25.00%) Management Information System
8 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (25.00%) Linux
8 13 (25.00%) Metasploit
9 12 (23.08%) User Experience
9 12 (23.08%) Python
9 12 (23.08%) Degree
10 11 (21.15%) XML
11 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
11 10 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
11 10 (19.23%) Database Security
11 10 (19.23%) Network Security
11 10 (19.23%) BDD
11 10 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
12 9 (17.31%) Big Data
12 9 (17.31%) Computer Security
12 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (17.31%) Mac OS X
12 9 (17.31%) UNIX
13 8 (15.38%) Web Services
14 7 (13.46%) OO

Software Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (11.54%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (5.77%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.54%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (5.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) Network Security
2 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.54%) Wireshark
3 3 (5.77%) HTTP
3 3 (5.77%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) NoSQL
1 9 (17.31%) Big Data
2 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
2 7 (13.46%) RDBMS
3 6 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Metasploit
2 6 (11.54%) Ant
2 6 (11.54%) Maven
2 6 (11.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (5.77%) Selenium
3 3 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
3 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.77%) Capybara
General
1 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Marketing
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.15%) XML
2 8 (15.38%) Web Services
3 6 (11.54%) JSON
3 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 3 (5.77%) CSS
4 3 (5.77%) SOAP
4 3 (5.77%) Spring
4 3 (5.77%) RESTful
5 2 (3.85%) HTML5
5 2 (3.85%) .NET
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.92%) Java EE
6 1 (1.92%) XSLT
6 1 (1.92%) Entity Framework
6 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 12 (23.08%) User Experience
3 10 (19.23%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.77%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.77%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.92%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) Mac OS X
2 9 (17.31%) UNIX
3 3 (5.77%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (65.38%) Risk Management
2 32 (61.54%) Software Engineering
3 31 (59.62%) Open Source
4 19 (36.54%) Analytics
5 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
6 10 (19.23%) Database Security
6 10 (19.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (19.23%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (19.23%) BDD
7 9 (17.31%) Computer Security
8 7 (13.46%) OO
8 7 (13.46%) SOA
9 6 (11.54%) Scrum
9 6 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 6 (11.54%) MapReduce
9 6 (11.54%) SDLC
10 3 (5.77%) Unit Testing
10 3 (5.77%) DevOps
10 3 (5.77%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (32.69%) Java
2 15 (28.85%) Ruby
3 12 (23.08%) Python
4 7 (13.46%) JavaScript
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 3 (5.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.85%) C#
6 2 (3.85%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) VirtualBox
2 3 (5.77%) VMware ESX
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (5.77%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (11.54%) Nmap
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 47 (90.38%) Rapid7
2 6 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.92%) IBM
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