The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 24 16
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 27 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 12.27% 5.26% 4.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.86% 5.45% 4.41%
Number of salaries quoted 27 6 2
Median salary £34,000 £36,750 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.48% +47.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year - +5.26%  

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 210 110 68
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 95.45% 96.49% 97.14%
Number of salaries quoted 175 68 50
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,250 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Belfast over the 3 months to 29 March 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 29 March 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 (60.78%) .NET
2 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 21 (41.18%) C#
4 18 (35.29%) XML
5 16 (31.37%) Java
6 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
7 13 (25.49%) VB.NET
8 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 11 (21.57%) HTML
10 10 (19.61%) Web Development
10 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.65%) PHP
11 9 (17.65%) SQL
12 8 (15.69%) CSS
12 8 (15.69%) Oracle
12 8 (15.69%) jQuery
12 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
13 7 (13.73%) WinForms
13 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
13 7 (13.73%) MVC
13 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
13 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
13 7 (13.73%) VB
13 7 (13.73%) C++
14 6 (11.76%) Windows
14 6 (11.76%) OOP
14 6 (11.76%) OO
14 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (11.76%) Spring

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 5 (9.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (19.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.73%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.80%) Apache Cassandra
3 5 (9.80%) Big Data
3 5 (9.80%) Hadoop
3 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.84%) Advertising
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (60.78%) .NET
2 22 (43.14%) ASP.NET
3 18 (35.29%) XML
4 11 (21.57%) HTML
5 8 (15.69%) CSS
5 8 (15.69%) jQuery
6 7 (13.73%) .NET Framework
6 7 (13.73%) WinForms
7 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (11.76%) Spring
8 5 (9.80%) Hibernate
8 5 (9.80%) JSON
8 5 (9.80%) REST
8 5 (9.80%) Web Services
9 4 (7.84%) LAMP
9 4 (7.84%) SOAP
10 3 (5.88%) Silverlight
10 3 (5.88%) WCF
10 3 (5.88%) WPF
10 3 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.76%) Windows
2 5 (9.80%) Linux
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Software Engineering
2 10 (19.61%) Web Development
3 7 (13.73%) E-Commerce
3 7 (13.73%) MVC
4 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (11.76%) Kanban
4 6 (11.76%) OO
4 6 (11.76%) OOP
4 6 (11.76%) Scrum
5 5 (9.80%) SDLC
5 5 (9.80%) TDD
6 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.84%) Cyber Intelligence
6 4 (7.84%) Programmatic Advertising
6 4 (7.84%) Unit Testing
7 3 (5.88%) MVVM
8 2 (3.92%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.92%) Mobile Development
9 1 (1.96%) Continuous Delivery
9 1 (1.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (41.18%) C#
2 16 (31.37%) Java
3 13 (25.49%) VB.NET
4 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
5 9 (17.65%) PHP
5 9 (17.65%) SQL
6 7 (13.73%) C++
6 7 (13.73%) VB
7 3 (5.88%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Docker
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
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