The table below looks at the statistics for the Developer role in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Developer
Rank 1 6 1
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 44 24 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 30.99% 22.43% 50.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 31.43% 22.43% 52.31%
Number of salaries quoted 33 17 71
Average salary £35,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.89% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £44,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
Developer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland 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
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
140 107 195
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 98.59% 100.00% 96.06%
Number of salaries quoted 107 67 132
Average salary £40,000 £38,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Developer in the job title across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer across the Northern Ireland region.

Developer Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Developer across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Developer Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Developer
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +7 36 £37,500 +11.11% 12
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Developer 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 Developer in their job title.

1 43 (55.84%) SQL
2 40 (51.95%) CSS
3 39 (50.65%) HTML
4 38 (49.35%) C#
5 37 (48.05%) .NET
6 34 (44.16%) Java
6 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
7 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
8 28 (36.36%) ASP.NET
9 25 (32.47%) Unit Testing
10 23 (29.87%) WCF
11 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
12 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
13 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
13 18 (23.38%) HTML5
14 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
15 16 (20.78%) XML
15 16 (20.78%) CSS3
15 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
16 15 (19.48%) Degree
16 15 (19.48%) Web Services
17 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
17 14 (18.18%) Computer Science
18 12 (15.58%) Apache Cordova
18 12 (15.58%) Linux
18 12 (15.58%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (15.58%) C++
19 11 (14.29%) OO
19 11 (14.29%) jQuery
20 10 (12.99%) WebSphere

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Developer 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 Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (15.58%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (12.99%) WebSphere
3 7 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 5 (6.49%) NetWeaver
4 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (6.49%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.19%) JBoss
6 2 (2.60%) IIS
6 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.30%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.30%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (44.16%) SQL Server
2 19 (24.68%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.79%) MySQL
3 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.90%) OLAP
4 3 (3.90%) OLTP
5 2 (2.60%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.30%) Big Data
6 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.30%) Hazelcast
6 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.30%) Redis
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.60%) Maven
2 2 (2.60%) NetBeans
2 2 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.30%) Gradle
3 1 (1.30%) Hudson
3 1 (1.30%) JBehave
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) JMeter
3 1 (1.30%) LoadUI
3 1 (1.30%) Mockito
3 1 (1.30%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (7.79%) Advertising
1 6 (7.79%) Banking
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
1 6 (7.79%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
2 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) CSS
2 39 (50.65%) HTML
3 37 (48.05%) .NET
4 28 (36.36%) ASP.NET
5 23 (29.87%) WCF
6 18 (23.38%) HTML5
7 16 (20.78%) .NET Framework
7 16 (20.78%) CSS3
7 16 (20.78%) XML
8 15 (19.48%) Web Services
9 12 (15.58%) Apache Cordova
10 11 (14.29%) jQuery
11 9 (11.69%) Spring
11 9 (11.69%) WPF
12 8 (10.39%) Hibernate
13 7 (9.09%) Ajax
13 7 (9.09%) J2EE
13 7 (9.09%) JMS
14 6 (7.79%) Java EE
14 6 (7.79%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.79%) Smart Energy
4 4 (5.19%) Social Media
5 3 (3.90%) BBC
5 3 (3.90%) iPad
5 3 (3.90%) iPhone
5 3 (3.90%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.30%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (15.58%) Linux
2 10 (12.99%) Windows
3 5 (6.49%) Unix
4 4 (5.19%) Android
4 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Unit Testing
2 18 (23.38%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (22.08%) Software Engineering
4 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 11 (14.29%) OO
6 10 (12.99%) MVC
7 9 (11.69%) System Testing
8 8 (10.39%) OOD
9 7 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (9.09%) Asset Management
9 7 (9.09%) BDD
9 7 (9.09%) Multithreading
9 7 (9.09%) TDD
10 6 (7.79%) EAM
11 5 (6.49%) Web Development
12 4 (5.19%) Data Protection
12 4 (5.19%) Mobile Development
13 3 (3.90%) Android Development
13 3 (3.90%) Kernel Tuning
13 3 (3.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 43 (55.84%) SQL
2 38 (49.35%) C#
3 34 (44.16%) Java
4 30 (38.96%) JavaScript
5 12 (15.58%) C++
6 10 (12.99%) Ruby
6 10 (12.99%) VB.NET
7 8 (10.39%) Perl
7 8 (10.39%) Python
8 7 (9.09%) PL/SQL
8 7 (9.09%) T-SQL
9 4 (5.19%) VB
10 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (3.90%) Korn
10 3 (3.90%) Objective-C
10 3 (3.90%) PHP
10 3 (3.90%) Scala
11 2 (2.60%) VB6
12 1 (1.30%) C
12 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (19.48%) Degree
2 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.30%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.09%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) IBM
4 5 (6.49%) SAP
5 3 (3.90%) Apple
5 3 (3.90%) Facebook
5 3 (3.90%) Google
5 3 (3.90%) Sony
5 3 (3.90%) Sybase
5 3 (3.90%) Yahoo!
6 1 (1.30%) Sencha
6 1 (1.30%) ServiceNow
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