Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 20 8 5
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 40 43 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 11.20% 14.43% 20.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.31% 16.04% 21.95%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 22
Belfast median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £26,375 £26,000 £25,125
90th Percentile £54,750 £67,250 £49,500
County Antrim median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -6.67%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Belfast
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 325 268 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 91.04% 89.93% 94.62%
Number of salaries quoted 189 207 92
Belfast median annual salary £36,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88% +25.93%
10th Percentile £20,950 £26,900 £25,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £62,650 £65,000
County Antrim median annual salary £35,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -10.63% - +23.08%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Belfast

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 (67.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 9 (22.50%) Finance
3 9 (22.50%) Virtual Team
4 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 8 (20.00%) C
4 8 (20.00%) C++
4 8 (20.00%) Linux
4 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
5 7 (17.50%) React
5 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
5 7 (17.50%) Objective-C
5 7 (17.50%) Web Services
5 7 (17.50%) HTML
5 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
5 7 (17.50%) Spring
6 6 (15.00%) Front Office
6 6 (15.00%) JSON
6 6 (15.00%) Spring Boot
7 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
7 5 (12.50%) Docker
7 5 (12.50%) BDD
7 5 (12.50%) Node.js
7 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (12.50%) Cloud Computing

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 1 (2.50%) GemFire
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) HTTP
1 1 (2.50%) SSL
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.50%) JIRA
2 1 (2.50%) Maven
2 1 (2.50%) Metasploit
2 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (22.50%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (15.00%) Front Office
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (55.00%) Developer
2 10 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 8 (20.00%) Software Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C++ Developer
4 6 (15.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C++ Applications Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C++ Software Developer
7 2 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Java Software Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) AngularJS
1 7 (17.50%) HTML
1 7 (17.50%) React
1 7 (17.50%) Spring
1 7 (17.50%) Web Services
2 6 (15.00%) JSON
2 6 (15.00%) Spring Boot
3 5 (12.50%) Node.js
4 4 (10.00%) .NET
4 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (7.50%) CSS
5 3 (7.50%) Ember.js
5 3 (7.50%) jQuery
5 3 (7.50%) REST
6 2 (5.00%) LAMP
6 2 (5.00%) RESTful
6 2 (5.00%) Spring MVC
6 2 (5.00%) XML
7 1 (2.50%) FpML
7 1 (2.50%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Virtual Team
2 4 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Contactless
4 2 (5.00%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.50%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (2.50%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 8 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 7 (17.50%) Performance Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Regression Testing
3 7 (17.50%) Test Scripting
4 5 (12.50%) BDD
4 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.50%) Scrum
5 4 (10.00%) API Development
5 4 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) OO
5 4 (10.00%) Refactoring
6 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 3 (7.50%) Information Management
6 3 (7.50%) Kanban
6 3 (7.50%) Mobile Development
6 3 (7.50%) MVC
6 3 (7.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (67.50%) Java
2 13 (32.50%) JavaScript
3 8 (20.00%) C
3 8 (20.00%) C++
4 7 (17.50%) Objective-C
5 5 (12.50%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) Python
7 2 (5.00%) Bash Shell
7 2 (5.00%) Perl
7 2 (5.00%) PHP
8 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.50%) SQL
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (2.50%) CEH
2 1 (2.50%) CISSP
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.50%) CSSLP
2 1 (2.50%) GIAC
2 1 (2.50%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) GDPR
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Apple
2 2 (5.00%) Samsung
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle