The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 3 20 4
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 45 7 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 31.91% 5.56% 20.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 34.88% 6.73% 30.95%
Number of salaries quoted 15 7 32
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -11.56%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
129 104 168
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 91.49% 82.54% 65.63%
Number of salaries quoted 59 65 113
Average salary £38,000 £27,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.18% -31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Belfast

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering.

1 31 (53.45%) Computer Science
2 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (44.83%) Degree
3 24 (41.38%) Rapid7
4 19 (32.76%) HTML
4 19 (32.76%) Java
4 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
5 17 (29.31%) C++
5 17 (29.31%) CSS
6 16 (27.59%) Open Source
7 15 (25.86%) .NET
7 15 (25.86%) C#
8 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
8 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (20.69%) Web Services
9 12 (20.69%) OO
10 11 (18.97%) C
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
10 11 (18.97%) HTML5
11 10 (17.24%) Project Management
11 10 (17.24%) Python
11 10 (17.24%) Linux
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle
11 10 (17.24%) User Experience
12 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (15.52%) Database Security
12 9 (15.52%) UNIX
12 9 (15.52%) Network Security

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing Software Engineering also 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 that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (6.90%) SAS
3 4 (6.90%) Node.js
4 1 (1.72%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.62%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.45%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.07%) Big Data
4 6 (10.34%) RDBMS
5 5 (8.62%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (8.62%) NoSQL
6 4 (6.90%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.45%) MySQL
8 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) Metasploit
2 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.34%) NUnit
2 6 (10.34%) Subversion
3 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.72%) JUnit
3 1 (1.72%) Mockito
3 1 (1.72%) Valgrind
General
1 8 (13.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.72%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (48.28%) Software Engineer
2 13 (22.41%) Developer
3 8 (13.79%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Real Time Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) AWS Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Graduate
5 5 (8.62%) Lead Software Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Product Owner
8 1 (1.72%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Test Specialist
8 1 (1.72%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Principal Software Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Graduate Software Developer
8 1 (1.72%) DSP Engineer
8 1 (1.72%) Graduate Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.72%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (32.76%) HTML
2 17 (29.31%) CSS
3 15 (25.86%) .NET
4 12 (20.69%) Web Services
5 11 (18.97%) HTML5
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (10.34%) .NET Framework
6 6 (10.34%) ASP.NET
6 6 (10.34%) Entity Framework
7 4 (6.90%) XML
7 4 (6.90%) CSS3
8 3 (5.17%) SOAP
9 2 (3.45%) RESTful
9 2 (3.45%) JSON
9 2 (3.45%) Spring
10 1 (1.72%) REST
10 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
10 1 (1.72%) J2EE
10 1 (1.72%) Java EE
10 1 (1.72%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 31 (53.45%) Computer Science
2 16 (27.59%) Open Source
3 10 (17.24%) User Experience
4 4 (6.90%) Economics
4 4 (6.90%) Mathematics
4 4 (6.90%) Physics
4 4 (6.90%) Chemistry
4 4 (6.90%) Psychology
4 4 (6.90%) Statistics
4 4 (6.90%) GIS
4 4 (6.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.17%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.45%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 10 (17.24%) Linux
2 9 (15.52%) UNIX
3 7 (12.07%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (1.72%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (22.41%) Risk Management
2 13 (22.41%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (20.69%) OO
4 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.24%) Project Management
6 9 (15.52%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (15.52%) Database Security
6 9 (15.52%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (13.79%) TDD
7 8 (13.79%) Scrum
7 8 (13.79%) Network Management
8 7 (12.07%) Analytics
8 7 (12.07%) OOP
8 7 (12.07%) Computer Security
9 6 (10.34%) BDD
9 6 (10.34%) Configuration Management
9 6 (10.34%) SOA
9 6 (10.34%) MVC
9 6 (10.34%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) Java
1 19 (32.76%) JavaScript
2 17 (29.31%) C++
3 15 (25.86%) C#
4 11 (18.97%) C
5 10 (17.24%) Python
6 8 (13.79%) Ruby
7 5 (8.62%) SQL
8 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 1 (1.72%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.72%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 26 (44.83%) Degree
2 2 (3.45%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (41.38%) Rapid7
2 11 (18.97%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.24%) Oracle
4 4 (6.90%) Business Objects
4 4 (6.90%) SAP
5 1 (1.72%) IBM
5 1 (1.72%) Google
5 1 (1.72%) Coverity
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Rapid7
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £26000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £44000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago