The table below looks at the statistics for Software Engineering skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Engineering over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Engineering
Rank 5 22 9
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 29 12 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.61% 6.28% 18.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.58% 8.63% 30.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 11 24
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £33,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £37,500 £44,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Software Engineering
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
89 139 153
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 81.65% 72.77% 58.62%
Number of salaries quoted 58 94 81
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +6.25%

Software Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Software Engineering Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Engineering across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Software Engineering Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Engineering within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +20 20 £40,000 +23.07% 7
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering.

1 60 (76.92%) Computer Science
2 59 (75.64%) Degree
3 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (56.41%) Java
5 39 (50.00%) TDD
6 38 (48.72%) OO
7 37 (47.44%) Linux
7 37 (47.44%) Subversion
7 37 (47.44%) Git (software)
8 34 (43.59%) UNIX
9 33 (42.31%) Multithreading
9 33 (42.31%) Java EE
10 25 (32.05%) C++
11 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
12 19 (24.36%) HTML
12 19 (24.36%) .NET
13 18 (23.08%) C
14 17 (21.79%) CSS
15 15 (19.23%) C#
16 10 (12.82%) Network Management
16 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
17 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
18 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
18 8 (10.26%) PrimeFaces
18 8 (10.26%) JSF
19 7 (8.97%) SQL
19 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
19 7 (8.97%) Open Source
20 6 (7.69%) Test Automation

Software Engineering
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.28%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.28%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.28%) ZigBee
1 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 37 (47.44%) Subversion
1 37 (47.44%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.41%) NUnit
3 1 (1.28%) JUnit
3 1 (1.28%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.28%) Mockito
3 1 (1.28%) Valgrind
3 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (12.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.28%) Finance
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Java Engineer
2 16 (20.51%) Developer
3 13 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Real Time Embedded Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Real Time Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Senior Java Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Developer
7 6 (7.69%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (6.41%) DSP Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) DSP Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) AWS Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Automation Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Test Automation Specialist
9 4 (5.13%) Test Specialist
10 3 (3.85%) Web Applications Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Java Web Developer
10 3 (3.85%) Senior Software Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (42.31%) Java EE
2 19 (24.36%) HTML
2 19 (24.36%) .NET
3 17 (21.79%) CSS
4 8 (10.26%) JSF
4 8 (10.26%) PrimeFaces
5 6 (7.69%) Web Services
5 6 (7.69%) WCF
5 6 (7.69%) WPF
5 6 (7.69%) WF
5 6 (7.69%) HTML5
6 5 (6.41%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET MVC
6 5 (6.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (6.41%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.85%) XML
8 2 (2.56%) jQuery
9 1 (1.28%) REST
9 1 (1.28%) AngularJS
9 1 (1.28%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 60 (76.92%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.97%) Open Source
3 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.28%) User Experience
3 1 (1.28%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 37 (47.44%) Linux
2 34 (43.59%) UNIX
3 2 (2.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (71.79%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (50.00%) TDD
3 38 (48.72%) OO
4 33 (42.31%) Multithreading
5 10 (12.82%) Network Management
6 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (10.26%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.69%) Scrum
8 6 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.41%) BDD
9 5 (6.41%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.41%) Project Management
9 5 (6.41%) MVC
10 4 (5.13%) OOD
10 4 (5.13%) Test Strategy
10 4 (5.13%) User Stories
10 4 (5.13%) Mentoring
11 3 (3.85%) Coaching
11 3 (3.85%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (56.41%) Java
2 25 (32.05%) C++
3 22 (28.21%) JavaScript
4 18 (23.08%) C
5 15 (19.23%) C#
6 7 (8.97%) SQL
7 5 (6.41%) Python
8 2 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.28%) Ruby
9 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.28%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (75.64%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle
3 3 (3.85%) Rapid7
4 1 (1.28%) IBM
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) Coverity
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