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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Engineering
Rank 3 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 42 17 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 36.52% 11.72% 8.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 42.00% 14.53% 13.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 12
Average salary £36,000 £41,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.25% +10.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,300 £22,500 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,000 £45,000
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
100 117 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 86.96% 80.69% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 97 73
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £27,200 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Belfast

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 56 (87.50%) Degree
2 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (64.06%) Java
4 39 (60.94%) Computer Science
5 29 (45.31%) TDD
6 28 (43.75%) OO
7 26 (40.63%) Linux
8 25 (39.06%) Subversion
8 25 (39.06%) UNIX
8 25 (39.06%) Git (software)
8 25 (39.06%) Multithreading
8 25 (39.06%) Java EE
9 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 23 (35.94%) SQL
10 23 (35.94%) .NET
10 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
11 22 (34.38%) C#
12 20 (31.25%) MS Excel
13 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
13 19 (29.69%) Analytical Skills
14 17 (26.56%) MVC
15 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (21.88%) Time Management
15 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
15 14 (21.88%) Web Development
16 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
17 9 (14.06%) CSS
17 9 (14.06%) JSF
17 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
17 9 (14.06%) PrimeFaces

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 5 (7.81%) JBoss
1 5 (7.81%) Tomcat
1 5 (7.81%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (1.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 20 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.81%) Internet
2 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (35.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (39.06%) Subversion
1 25 (39.06%) Git (software)
2 14 (21.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (20.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (40.63%) Software Engineer
2 25 (39.06%) Java Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) Senior Java Engineer
4 8 (12.50%) Software Developer
4 8 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (7.81%) Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Implementation Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Integration Consultant
5 5 (7.81%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Graduate
6 2 (3.13%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Technical Team Leader
6 2 (3.13%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 1 (1.56%) Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Software Architect
7 1 (1.56%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (39.06%) Java EE
2 23 (35.94%) .NET
3 19 (29.69%) ASP.NET
4 14 (21.88%) ASP.NET MVC
5 9 (14.06%) CSS
5 9 (14.06%) JSF
5 9 (14.06%) PrimeFaces
6 8 (12.50%) HTML
7 7 (10.94%) Web Services
7 7 (10.94%) jQuery
8 6 (9.38%) WCF
8 6 (9.38%) XML
8 6 (9.38%) XSLT
9 5 (7.81%) SOAP
9 5 (7.81%) .NET Framework
9 5 (7.81%) YUI
10 3 (4.69%) WPF
10 3 (4.69%) Silverlight
11 1 (1.56%) Qt
11 1 (1.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 39 (60.94%) Computer Science
2 19 (29.69%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (9.38%) User Experience
4 1 (1.56%) Statistics
4 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Physics
4 1 (1.56%) Chemistry
4 1 (1.56%) Biology
4 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.56%) CAN bus
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 26 (40.63%) Linux
2 25 (39.06%) UNIX
3 2 (3.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (45.31%) TDD
3 28 (43.75%) OO
4 25 (39.06%) Multithreading
5 17 (26.56%) MVC
6 14 (21.88%) Time Management
6 14 (21.88%) Web Development
7 9 (14.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
8 3 (4.69%) Scrum
9 2 (3.13%) Project Management
9 2 (3.13%) Coaching
9 2 (3.13%) Refactoring
9 2 (3.13%) Unit Testing
9 2 (3.13%) Kanban
10 1 (1.56%) Test Automation
10 1 (1.56%) Product Management
10 1 (1.56%) Integration Testing
10 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (1.56%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 41 (64.06%) Java
2 23 (35.94%) SQL
3 22 (34.38%) C#
4 8 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 6 (9.38%) C++
6 5 (7.81%) VB.NET
7 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.69%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.13%) C
9 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.56%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 56 (87.50%) Degree
2 3 (4.69%) HNC
2 3 (4.69%) HND
3 1 (1.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle
3 1 (1.56%) KANA
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