The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 16 22 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 10.53% 16.18% 33.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 11.35% 18.18% 35.11%
Number of salaries quoted 15 22 13
Median salary £35,000 £25,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.25% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% +12.50%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 141 121 131
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 92.76% 88.97% 96.32%
Number of salaries quoted 110 101 60
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Belfast

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Belfast over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Belfast

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Belfast region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 27 (61.36%) Java
2 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
4 14 (31.82%) HTML
5 13 (29.55%) C++
6 12 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (22.73%) JSON
8 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
8 9 (20.45%) XML
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 8 (18.18%) C#
9 8 (18.18%) Web Services
9 8 (18.18%) Spring
9 8 (18.18%) Scrum
9 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team
10 7 (15.91%) SDLC
10 7 (15.91%) REST
10 7 (15.91%) Objective-C
10 7 (15.91%) .NET
10 7 (15.91%) OO
11 6 (13.64%) Unix
11 6 (13.64%) Windows
11 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
11 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (11.36%) Mobile Development
12 5 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
12 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
12 5 (11.36%) API Development
12 5 (11.36%) Kanban
12 5 (11.36%) Refactoring

Software Engineering
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 (6.82%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (6.82%) GemFire
2 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (6.82%) Big Data
1 3 (6.82%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.82%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) MySQL
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Maven
2 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.82%) JIRA
2 3 (6.82%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.55%) LabVIEW
4 1 (2.27%) Selenium
4 1 (2.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.36%) Banking
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Developer
2 15 (34.09%) Software Engineer
3 13 (29.55%) Java Developer
4 8 (18.18%) Software Developer
5 7 (15.91%) Architect
5 7 (15.91%) Java Architect
6 5 (11.36%) .NET Developer
6 5 (11.36%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) C++ Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C++ Software Developer
9 2 (4.55%) C++/Java Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Lead Software Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (31.82%) HTML
2 10 (22.73%) JSON
3 9 (20.45%) XML
4 8 (18.18%) Spring
4 8 (18.18%) Web Services
5 7 (15.91%) .NET
5 7 (15.91%) REST
6 5 (11.36%) AngularJS
6 5 (11.36%) ASP.NET
6 5 (11.36%) CSS
7 4 (9.09%) Ember.js
7 4 (9.09%) Hibernate
7 4 (9.09%) jQuery
7 4 (9.09%) React
7 4 (9.09%) RESTful
7 4 (9.09%) Spring MVC
8 3 (6.82%) FpML
8 3 (6.82%) JDBC
8 3 (6.82%) JMS
8 3 (6.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Virtual Team
2 5 (11.36%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.18%) Linux
2 6 (13.64%) Unix
2 6 (13.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (27.27%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (20.45%) Business Analysis
4 8 (18.18%) Scrum
5 7 (15.91%) OO
5 7 (15.91%) SDLC
6 6 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (13.64%) Multithreading
7 5 (11.36%) API Development
7 5 (11.36%) BDD
7 5 (11.36%) Kanban
7 5 (11.36%) Mobile Development
7 5 (11.36%) Refactoring
8 4 (9.09%) Information Management
8 4 (9.09%) MVC
8 4 (9.09%) TDD
9 3 (6.82%) Cyber Intelligence
9 3 (6.82%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (6.82%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (61.36%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) JavaScript
3 13 (29.55%) C++
4 8 (18.18%) C#
5 7 (15.91%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.55%) PHP
8 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.27%) Python
8 1 (2.27%) Ruby
8 1 (2.27%) SQL
8 1 (2.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Master's Degree
1 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle