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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 6 1 2
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 21 96 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.81% 52.17% 22.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.00% 54.24% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 16 68 33
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,700 £27,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +4.16%
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
105 177 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 99.06% 96.20% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 63 119 113
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 -11 11 £37,500 - 10
County Armagh - 4 £40,000 -
County Tyrone +1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 25 (58.14%) .NET
2 24 (55.81%) C#
3 15 (34.88%) HTML
3 15 (34.88%) SQL
4 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 14 (32.56%) CSS
4 14 (32.56%) WPF
5 12 (27.91%) WCF
6 11 (25.58%) Oracle
7 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
7 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
7 10 (23.26%) Degree
8 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
8 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
9 8 (18.60%) Java
9 8 (18.60%) MVC
9 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
9 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
9 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 7 (16.28%) HTML5
10 7 (16.28%) Web Development
10 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
10 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
11 6 (13.95%) TDD
11 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
11 6 (13.95%) WF
12 5 (11.63%) jQuery
12 5 (11.63%) Open Source
12 5 (11.63%) Network Security

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Drupal
3 1 (2.33%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.33%) Kentico
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (2.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.33%) FileNet
3 1 (2.33%) CMS
3 1 (2.33%) Apache
3 1 (2.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) SPSS
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.33%) TIBCO iProcess
2 1 (2.33%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) Network Security
2 2 (4.65%) HTTP
3 1 (2.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.65%) OLAP
4 2 (4.65%) OLTP
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.33%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) JDeveloper
1 4 (9.30%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.65%) NUnit
2 2 (4.65%) Subversion
2 2 (4.65%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.33%) PVCS
General
1 4 (9.30%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Investment Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Multimedia
3 1 (2.33%) Billing
3 1 (2.33%) Law
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (58.14%) .NET
2 15 (34.88%) HTML
3 14 (32.56%) CSS
3 14 (32.56%) WPF
4 12 (27.91%) WCF
5 9 (20.93%) ASP.NET
6 8 (18.60%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (16.28%) HTML5
8 6 (13.95%) .NET Framework
8 6 (13.95%) WF
9 5 (11.63%) jQuery
9 5 (11.63%) CSS3
9 5 (11.63%) Web Services
10 4 (9.30%) Silverlight
11 3 (6.98%) PostGIS
11 3 (6.98%) AngularJS
12 2 (4.65%) XML
12 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET
12 2 (4.65%) J2EE
12 2 (4.65%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Computer Science
2 5 (11.63%) Open Source
2 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
3 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (6.98%) GIS
5 2 (4.65%) Smartphone
5 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.33%) User Experience
6 1 (2.33%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.98%) Windows
2 2 (4.65%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Android
3 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.60%) MVC
2 8 (18.60%) Unit Testing
3 7 (16.28%) Web Development
3 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.95%) TDD
5 5 (11.63%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.30%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (9.30%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (6.98%) Software Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Project Management
8 2 (4.65%) OOD
8 2 (4.65%) SOA
8 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.65%) Workflow
8 2 (4.65%) Scrum
8 2 (4.65%) BDD
8 2 (4.65%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 24 (55.81%) C#
2 15 (34.88%) SQL
3 14 (32.56%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) Java
5 7 (16.28%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.30%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.30%) VB.NET
6 4 (9.30%) Python
7 3 (6.98%) C++
8 2 (4.65%) VB
9 1 (2.33%) Ruby
9 1 (2.33%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.33%) Jython
9 1 (2.33%) Tcl
9 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.33%) C
9 1 (2.33%) Perl
9 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) HNC
3 3 (6.98%) HND
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
1 1 (2.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.33%) SLA
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Oracle
2 10 (23.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.65%) SAP
3 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 1 (2.33%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.33%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.33%) Cognos
4 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
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