The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Belfast during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

Software Engineer
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 28 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25  
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 9 2 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.96% 1.47% 36.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.38% 1.54% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 2
Median salary £35,000 £41,250 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.15% +6.45%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £36,250 £35,750
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £46,250 £41,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

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 141 130 134
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 93.38% 95.59% 99.26%
Number of salaries quoted 118 110 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 £25,000 £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 Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Belfast

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Belfast

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (73.33%) C++
3 7 (46.67%) HTML
3 7 (46.67%) Java
3 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 7 (46.67%) OO
3 7 (46.67%) C#
4 6 (40.00%) Windows
5 5 (33.33%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Scrum
5 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
5 5 (33.33%) Kanban
5 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
5 5 (33.33%) BDD
5 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
5 5 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
6 3 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
7 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
7 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
7 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 2 (13.33%) OOP
7 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
7 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW

Software Engineer 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 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) LabVIEW
2 1 (6.67%) Maven
General
1 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
1 2 (13.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.67%) CSS
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (6.67%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (46.67%) OO
4 5 (33.33%) BDD
4 5 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (33.33%) Kanban
4 5 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) SDLC
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreaded Programming
5 3 (20.00%) Multithreading
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
6 2 (13.33%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (13.33%) OOP
6 2 (13.33%) Process Improvement
6 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 1 (6.67%) Actionable Insight
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile First
7 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (73.33%) C++
2 7 (46.67%) C#
2 7 (46.67%) Java
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (33.33%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft