Period
to 19 November 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,750 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 27 20
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 +11
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 46 15 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.74% 5.08% 10.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.22% 5.62% 10.95%
Number of salaries quoted 46 15 15
Belfast median annual salary £34,750 £34,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.21% +19.30% -13.64%
10th Percentile £12,500 £26,450 £21,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £38,750 £40,000
County Antrim median annual salary £34,000 £34,000 £29,250
% change year-on-year - +16.24% -11.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Belfast
Permanent vacancies in Belfast with a recognized job title 348 267 137
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.40% 90.51% 98.56%
Number of salaries quoted 211 204 98
Belfast median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,500 £23,875
90th Percentile £55,000 £61,250 £65,000
County Antrim median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -12.50% - +23.08%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings that featured Software Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Belfast over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Belfast

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 31 (67.39%) JavaScript
2 24 (52.17%) Java
3 22 (47.83%) C#
4 21 (45.65%) HTML
5 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
6 17 (36.96%) .NET
6 17 (36.96%) Node.js
7 14 (30.43%) React
7 14 (30.43%) CSS
8 13 (28.26%) Spring
8 13 (28.26%) Spring Boot
8 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
9 12 (26.09%) Docker
9 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
9 12 (26.09%) Finance
9 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
10 11 (23.91%) Banking
10 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
10 11 (23.91%) BDD
10 11 (23.91%) Prime Brokerage
11 10 (21.74%) jQuery
11 10 (21.74%) Web Services
12 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (19.57%) JSON
12 9 (19.57%) Grafana
12 9 (19.57%) Zipkin
12 9 (19.57%) JSON-LD
12 9 (19.57%) Kibana
12 9 (19.57%) GitLab

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 4 (8.70%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.70%) GitHub
2 4 (8.70%) Slack
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.52%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Jenkins
2 9 (19.57%) GitLab
3 4 (8.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (26.09%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
2 11 (23.91%) Investment Banking
2 11 (23.91%) Prime Brokerage
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) HTML
2 17 (36.96%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) Node.js
3 14 (30.43%) CSS
3 14 (30.43%) React
4 13 (28.26%) Spring
4 13 (28.26%) Spring Boot
5 11 (23.91%) ASP.NET
6 10 (21.74%) jQuery
6 10 (21.74%) Web Services
7 9 (19.57%) JSON
7 9 (19.57%) JSON-LD
7 9 (19.57%) Redux
8 7 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 3 (6.52%) Entity Framework
10 2 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web API
10 2 (4.35%) Backbone.js
10 2 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
11 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (2.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Mac OS X
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) BDD
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.22%) OO
3 7 (15.22%) Scrum
3 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.04%) SDLC
5 5 (10.87%) Web Development
6 4 (8.70%) MVC
6 4 (8.70%) Open Source
6 4 (8.70%) TDD
7 3 (6.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (6.52%) Kanban
7 3 (6.52%) Mobile Application Development
8 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.35%) Front End Development
8 2 (4.35%) Mobile Development
8 2 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
8 2 (4.35%) SOLID
8 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
8 2 (4.35%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) JavaScript
2 24 (52.17%) Java
3 22 (47.83%) C#
4 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) Objective-C
6 4 (8.70%) C++
6 4 (8.70%) Perl
6 4 (8.70%) PHP
7 3 (6.52%) C
7 3 (6.52%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Postgraduate
2 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (6.52%) Degree
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) Grafana
1 9 (19.57%) Kibana
1 9 (19.57%) Prometheus
1 9 (19.57%) Zipkin
2 3 (6.52%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) New Relic
3 4 (8.70%) Atlassian
3 4 (8.70%) IBM
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle