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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Developer
Rank 5 3 1
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -2
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 24 55 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 24.74% 26.96% 41.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.26% 27.78% 48.34%
Number of salaries quoted 21 43 53
Average salary £37,000 £33,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.12% -13.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
95 198 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 97.94% 97.06% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 56 119 96
Average salary £35,000 £31,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.90% -22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £24,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £51,050 £60,000
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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -3 22 £38,500 +22.22% 10
County Tyrone - 1 - -
Developer
UK

Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 26 (47.27%) HTML
2 26 (47.27%) Java
2 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (45.45%) SQL
3 25 (45.45%) CSS
4 22 (40.00%) Unit Testing
5 19 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (34.55%) Computer Science
6 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
6 18 (32.73%) Degree
7 15 (27.27%) C#
7 15 (27.27%) HTML5
8 14 (25.45%) Oracle
9 13 (23.64%) Linux
9 13 (23.64%) SDLC
10 12 (21.82%) OO
10 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
10 12 (21.82%) .NET
10 12 (21.82%) C++
11 11 (20.00%) MVC
11 11 (20.00%) System Testing
12 10 (18.18%) Android
12 10 (18.18%) iPhone
12 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
12 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
13 9 (16.36%) Apple
13 9 (16.36%) Web Services
13 9 (16.36%) Objective-C
13 9 (16.36%) Finance

Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.73%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.91%) Node.js
3 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.64%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.27%) Network Security
2 1 (1.82%) SMS
2 1 (1.82%) HTTP
2 1 (1.82%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.82%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.64%) Informix
5 1 (1.82%) DB2
5 1 (1.82%) OLAP
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.82%) OLTP
5 1 (1.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Redis
5 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.82%) QlikView
5 1 (1.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (10.91%) Subversion
2 5 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.09%) NUnit
3 4 (7.27%) JDeveloper
3 4 (7.27%) JUnit
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.45%) TestNG
5 2 (3.64%) PVCS
5 2 (3.64%) Ant
5 2 (3.64%) Valgrind
5 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.82%) Mocha
6 1 (1.82%) Maven
6 1 (1.82%) Xcode
6 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (16.36%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (47.27%) HTML
2 25 (45.45%) CSS
3 15 (27.27%) HTML5
4 12 (21.82%) .NET
5 10 (18.18%) ASP.NET
6 9 (16.36%) Web Services
7 8 (14.55%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.73%) CSS3
9 6 (10.91%) Entity Framework
9 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (10.91%) JDBC
10 5 (9.09%) JSP
10 5 (9.09%) Servlets
10 5 (9.09%) J2EE
11 4 (7.27%) XML
11 4 (7.27%) jQuery
11 4 (7.27%) Hibernate
11 4 (7.27%) Spring
12 3 (5.45%) XHTML
13 2 (3.64%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (34.55%) Computer Science
2 10 (18.18%) iPhone
3 9 (16.36%) BBC
3 9 (16.36%) Social Media
3 9 (16.36%) iPad
4 8 (14.55%) Smartphone
5 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (9.09%) Visualisation
7 3 (5.45%) User Experience
8 2 (3.64%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
9 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Linux
2 10 (18.18%) Android
3 9 (16.36%) Apple iOS
4 8 (14.55%) UNIX
5 3 (5.45%) Windows
5 3 (5.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 19 (34.55%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (32.73%) Software Engineering
5 13 (23.64%) SDLC
6 12 (21.82%) OO
7 11 (20.00%) MVC
7 11 (20.00%) System Testing
8 9 (16.36%) iOS Development
8 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
8 9 (16.36%) TDD
9 8 (14.55%) Android Development
9 8 (14.55%) Mobile Development
10 7 (12.73%) OOP
11 6 (10.91%) Multithreading
11 6 (10.91%) Project Management
12 5 (9.09%) Scrum
12 5 (9.09%) Open Source
12 5 (9.09%) BDD
12 5 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) JavaScript
2 26 (47.27%) Java
3 25 (45.45%) SQL
4 15 (27.27%) C#
5 12 (21.82%) C++
6 9 (16.36%) Objective-C
7 8 (14.55%) Python
7 8 (14.55%) C
8 7 (12.73%) PL/SQL
9 4 (7.27%) Shell Script
10 3 (5.45%) PHP
11 2 (3.64%) VB
11 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.82%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.82%) VB6
12 1 (1.82%) Ruby
12 1 (1.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.82%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (25.45%) Oracle
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.36%) Apple
4 8 (14.55%) Sony
4 8 (14.55%) Yahoo!
4 8 (14.55%) Google
4 8 (14.55%) Facebook
5 3 (5.45%) IBM
6 2 (3.64%) SAP
6 2 (3.64%) Coverity
7 1 (1.82%) Sencha
7 1 (1.82%) Tableau
7 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
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