The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Developer
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 13 29
Rank change year-on-year -1 +16  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 19 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.50% 12.12% 4.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.38% 12.70% 4.69%
Number of salaries quoted 18 16 5
Median salary £34,000 £45,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -24.44% +50.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £32,500 £25,200
10% offered a salary of more than £37,950 £45,000 £34,800
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year - +1.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 142 126 128
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 93.42% 95.45% 99.22%
Number of salaries quoted 119 106 62
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.40% +3.75%  

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast that featured Software Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Belfast

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Belfast

Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 32 (69.57%) .NET
2 23 (50.00%) C#
3 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET
4 17 (36.96%) Java
5 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.09%) HTML
7 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 10 (21.74%) XML
7 10 (21.74%) Windows
7 10 (21.74%) TDD
8 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (19.57%) VB.NET
9 8 (17.39%) SQL
9 8 (17.39%) C++
9 8 (17.39%) CSS
9 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
9 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
9 8 (17.39%) jQuery
10 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
10 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 7 (15.22%) Scrum
11 6 (13.04%) MVC
11 6 (13.04%) OO
11 6 (13.04%) PHP
11 6 (13.04%) WinForms
11 6 (13.04%) Web Development
12 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
12 5 (10.87%) HTML5

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (8.70%) Advertising
1 4 (8.70%) Banking
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
1 4 (8.70%) Investment Banking
1 4 (8.70%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (69.57%) .NET
2 18 (39.13%) ASP.NET
3 12 (26.09%) HTML
4 10 (21.74%) XML
5 8 (17.39%) CSS
5 8 (17.39%) jQuery
6 6 (13.04%) WinForms
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.87%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.70%) LAMP
8 4 (8.70%) Silverlight
8 4 (8.70%) SOAP
8 4 (8.70%) Spring
8 4 (8.70%) Web Services
8 4 (8.70%) WPF
9 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.52%) JSON
9 3 (6.52%) REST
9 3 (6.52%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) User Experience
3 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) TDD
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
4 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.22%) Kanban
4 7 (15.22%) Scrum
4 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.04%) MVC
5 6 (13.04%) OO
5 6 (13.04%) Web Development
6 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) MVVM
7 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 4 (8.70%) Programmatic Advertising
7 4 (8.70%) SDLC
8 3 (6.52%) Cyber Intelligence
8 3 (6.52%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.35%) Multithreaded Programming
9 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) Java
3 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 9 (19.57%) VB.NET
5 8 (17.39%) C++
5 8 (17.39%) SQL
6 6 (13.04%) PHP
7 5 (10.87%) VB
8 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
9 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
9 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
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