The table below looks at the statistics for the Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Developer
Rank 27 27 30
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 16 13 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 7.80% 7.74% 4.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.12% 8.50% 5.00%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 8
Average salary £32,750 £38,000 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.81% +40.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £40,000 £33,950
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Software 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
197 153 220
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 96.10% 91.07% 83.02%
Number of salaries quoted 103 111 105
Average salary £30,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.75% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%

Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Developer Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Developer across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

Software Developer Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Software 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 Software Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014. 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 -1 12 £32,750 -13.81% 4
County Londonderry -4 4 - -
Software Developer
UK

Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) .NET
2 19 (82.61%) C#
3 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Degree
5 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
6 10 (43.48%) SQL
6 10 (43.48%) OO
7 9 (39.13%) C++
7 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
7 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
7 9 (39.13%) MVC
7 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
8 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
8 8 (34.78%) Windows
8 8 (34.78%) Web Services
9 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
9 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
9 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (26.09%) jQuery
10 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
10 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
10 6 (26.09%) WCF
10 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (21.74%) JSON
11 5 (21.74%) Web Development
11 5 (21.74%) NUnit
11 5 (21.74%) Ajax
11 5 (21.74%) Northgate

Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region that cited Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (30.43%) SharePoint
1 7 (30.43%) SharePoint 2010
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (39.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
2 5 (21.74%) Rational Rose
2 5 (21.74%) NUnit
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (21.74%) MSTest
3 1 (4.35%) Qt Creator
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.35%) Law
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) .NET
2 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
3 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
4 6 (26.09%) WCF
4 6 (26.09%) jQuery
5 5 (21.74%) HTML
5 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (21.74%) JSON
5 5 (21.74%) XML
5 5 (21.74%) XSLT
5 5 (21.74%) Ajax
5 5 (21.74%) COM+
6 3 (13.04%) WPF
6 3 (13.04%) Silverlight
7 1 (4.35%) Qt
7 1 (4.35%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.35%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.35%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineering
2 10 (43.48%) OO
3 9 (39.13%) MVC
4 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Web Development
5 5 (21.74%) Use Case
5 5 (21.74%) Unit Testing
5 5 (21.74%) SOA
5 5 (21.74%) UML
5 5 (21.74%) OOP
6 3 (13.04%) Refactoring
7 1 (4.35%) TDD
7 1 (4.35%) OOD
7 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
7 1 (4.35%) Scrum
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.35%) Kanban
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) C#
2 10 (43.48%) SQL
3 9 (39.13%) C++
4 7 (30.43%) VB.NET
5 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) C
7 4 (17.39%) T-SQL
7 4 (17.39%) PL/SQL
8 3 (13.04%) Java
9 1 (4.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (52.17%) Degree
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (21.74%) MCAD
2 5 (21.74%) MCSD
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) HNC
4 3 (13.04%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Northgate
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
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