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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 4 14 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 20 26 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 26.32% 16.88% 16.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 27.78% 19.12% 23.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5 14 23
Average salary £37,000 £32,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.97% -18.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £26,050 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £47,300 £44,000
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
72 136 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 94.74% 88.31% 73.38%
Number of salaries quoted 42 74 83
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,200 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 29 (51.79%) Computer Science
2 27 (48.21%) Rapid7
3 25 (44.64%) Java
4 24 (42.86%) Degree
5 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
6 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (33.93%) HTML
8 17 (30.36%) CSS
9 16 (28.57%) C#
9 16 (28.57%) Open Source
10 15 (26.79%) .NET
10 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
11 13 (23.21%) Python
11 13 (23.21%) Web Services
11 13 (23.21%) Linux
11 13 (23.21%) OO
11 13 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (23.21%) User Experience
12 12 (21.43%) UNIX
12 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
12 12 (21.43%) C++
13 11 (19.64%) Oracle
13 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.86%) Project Management
14 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
14 10 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (17.86%) Network Security
14 10 (17.86%) Metasploit
14 10 (17.86%) HTML5
14 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.93%) SAS
3 4 (7.14%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.79%) Apache Solr
5 1 (1.79%) Confluence
5 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.79%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) JBoss
5 1 (1.79%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.71%) Amazon EMR
3 2 (3.57%) SaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.86%) Network Security
2 1 (1.79%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) VPN
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) Relational Database
3 9 (16.07%) Big Data
4 7 (12.50%) RDBMS
5 6 (10.71%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
6 5 (8.93%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (5.36%) MySQL
8 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Metasploit
2 5 (8.93%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.93%) NUnit
2 5 (8.93%) Subversion
3 1 (1.79%) JIRA
3 1 (1.79%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Mockito
3 1 (1.79%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (55.36%) Software Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Lead Software Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Graduate
4 4 (7.14%) AWS Developer
4 4 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (3.57%) Product Owner
5 2 (3.57%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (1.79%) Development Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Automation Specialist
6 1 (1.79%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Java Web Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Real Time Engineer
6 1 (1.79%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Web Developer
6 1 (1.79%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (33.93%) HTML
2 17 (30.36%) CSS
3 15 (26.79%) .NET
4 13 (23.21%) Web Services
5 10 (17.86%) HTML5
6 6 (10.71%) XML
7 5 (8.93%) SOAP
7 5 (8.93%) .NET Framework
7 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
7 5 (8.93%) Entity Framework
7 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (7.14%) CSS3
9 3 (5.36%) RESTful
9 3 (5.36%) JSON
9 3 (5.36%) Spring
10 2 (3.57%) REST
11 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
11 1 (1.79%) Ajax
11 1 (1.79%) Java EE
11 1 (1.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (51.79%) Computer Science
2 13 (23.21%) User Experience
3 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (8.93%) GIS
3 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) Economics
3 5 (8.93%) Statistics
3 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
3 5 (8.93%) Physics
3 5 (8.93%) Chemistry
3 5 (8.93%) Psychology
4 3 (5.36%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.21%) Linux
2 12 (21.43%) UNIX
3 9 (16.07%) Mac OS X
4 2 (3.57%) Solaris
5 1 (1.79%) Windows
5 1 (1.79%) Android
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.79%) CentOS
5 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Open Source
3 15 (26.79%) Risk Management
4 13 (23.21%) OO
4 13 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Project Management
5 10 (17.86%) Penetration Testing
5 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (17.86%) Database Security
6 9 (16.07%) Analytics
6 9 (16.07%) Computer Security
7 8 (14.29%) TDD
7 8 (14.29%) Scrum
7 8 (14.29%) OOP
8 7 (12.50%) SOA
9 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
9 6 (10.71%) Test Automation
9 6 (10.71%) MapReduce
10 5 (8.93%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (44.64%) Java
2 21 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 16 (28.57%) C#
4 13 (23.21%) Python
5 12 (21.43%) C++
6 9 (16.07%) Ruby
7 5 (8.93%) SQL
8 4 (7.14%) C
9 3 (5.36%) PHP
10 1 (1.79%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.79%) Perl
10 1 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.79%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 24 (42.86%) Degree
2 2 (3.57%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (48.21%) Rapid7
2 11 (19.64%) Oracle
2 11 (19.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (8.93%) SAP
4 1 (1.79%) IBM
4 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.79%) VMware
4 1 (1.79%) Google
4 1 (1.79%) Coverity
4 1 (1.79%) New Relic
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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Salary: Competitive salary + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
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