Period
to 22 September 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Computer Science skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 22 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 12 26 57
Rank change year-on-year +14 +31 -35
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 128 23 12
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.78% 6.82% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 18.50% 7.08% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 57 10 8
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,400 £28,000
25th Percentile £28,750 £35,000 £34,375
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.51% -8.87%
75th Percentile £57,500 £45,625 £55,625
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £64,250
UK median annual salary £57,500 £57,250 £54,000
% change year-on-year +0.44% +6.02% +8.00%

Computer Science 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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 692 325 500
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.11% 96.44% 90.25%
Number of salaries quoted 397 135 346
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £64,688
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Computer Science as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 22 September 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +9 102 £50,000 +25.00% 9
County Down - 12 £40,000 - 2
County Londonderry - 11 £30,000 -
Newry - 5 £40,000 - 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 2021, IT jobs citing Computer Science also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Computer Science.

1 71 (55.47%) Software Engineering
2 60 (46.88%) Degree
3 55 (42.97%) Java
3 55 (42.97%) Python
4 51 (39.84%) QA
5 46 (35.94%) Artificial Intelligence
6 43 (33.59%) Software Testing
6 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (32.81%) AWS
8 41 (32.03%) C++
8 41 (32.03%) SQL
9 39 (30.47%) Linux
10 35 (27.34%) Deep Learning
10 35 (27.34%) Computer Vision
11 34 (26.56%) Collaborative Working
12 31 (24.22%) NoSQL
13 30 (23.44%) AngularJS
13 30 (23.44%) Scrum
14 29 (22.66%) Google
14 29 (22.66%) C
14 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
14 29 (22.66%) Microservices
14 29 (22.66%) Azure
15 27 (21.09%) Data Analytics
15 27 (21.09%) Analytics
16 26 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
16 26 (20.31%) Social Skills
16 26 (20.31%) C#
17 25 (19.53%) .NET
17 25 (19.53%) Management Information System

Computer Science
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 12 (9.38%) Apache Spark
2 5 (3.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle EBS
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 42 (32.81%) AWS
2 29 (22.66%) Azure
3 15 (11.72%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (9.38%) SaaS
5 6 (4.69%) Serverless
6 4 (3.13%) Amazon S3
6 4 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.56%) npm
7 2 (1.56%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.56%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 8 (6.25%) Wireshark
2 6 (4.69%) Broadband
3 4 (3.13%) SMS
4 1 (0.78%) HTTP
4 1 (0.78%) RTP
4 1 (0.78%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.22%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.38%) Big Data
2 12 (9.38%) Data Mining
3 9 (7.03%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.91%) MySQL
5 4 (3.13%) Amazon Athena
5 4 (3.13%) Amazon Aurora
5 4 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (3.13%) Amazon QuickSight
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.56%) Babel
2 2 (1.56%) gulp
2 2 (1.56%) JUnit
2 2 (1.56%) Selenium
2 2 (1.56%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.56%) webpack
3 1 (0.78%) GoogleTest
General
1 26 (20.31%) Analytical Skills
1 26 (20.31%) Social Skills
2 11 (8.59%) Organisational Skills
3 6 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (3.13%) Finance
6 3 (2.34%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 57 (44.53%) Software Engineer
2 27 (21.09%) Cloud Engineer
3 24 (18.75%) Analyst
4 23 (17.97%) Cloud Software Engineer
5 20 (15.63%) Principal Engineer
5 20 (15.63%) Principal Software Engineer
6 15 (11.72%) Principal Cloud Engineer
7 13 (10.16%) Business Analyst
8 12 (9.38%) Big Data Engineer
8 12 (9.38%) Data Engineer
9 11 (8.59%) ERP Analyst
9 11 (8.59%) Test Analyst
10 10 (7.81%) Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 6 (4.69%) Software Developer
11 6 (4.69%) Support Specialist
12 5 (3.91%) Business IT Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) IT Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) IT Business Analyst
13 4 (3.13%) C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.44%) AngularJS
2 25 (19.53%) .NET
3 15 (11.72%) RESTful
4 12 (9.38%) Kafka
5 11 (8.59%) REST
6 8 (6.25%) HTML
7 6 (4.69%) Node.js
7 6 (4.69%) Spring Boot
8 5 (3.91%) CSS
8 5 (3.91%) JSON
8 5 (3.91%) React
8 5 (3.91%) STL
8 5 (3.91%) XML
9 4 (3.13%) Apollo GraphQL
9 4 (3.13%) GraphQL
9 4 (3.13%) jQuery
9 4 (3.13%) Spring
10 3 (2.34%) Sass
11 2 (1.56%) D3.js
11 2 (1.56%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.53%) Management Information System
2 23 (17.97%) Greenfield Project
3 20 (15.63%) Data Centre
4 15 (11.72%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (9.38%) Smart City
5 12 (9.38%) Tandem
6 9 (7.03%) Data Structures
7 8 (6.25%) Video\Live Streaming
8 6 (4.69%) CCTV
8 6 (4.69%) Smartphone
8 6 (4.69%) STB
9 4 (3.13%) Client/Server
9 4 (3.13%) Mobile App
9 4 (3.13%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.78%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.47%) Linux
2 11 (8.59%) Unix
3 8 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (4.69%) Android
4 6 (4.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (55.47%) Software Engineering
2 46 (35.94%) Artificial Intelligence
3 43 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (33.59%) Software Testing
4 35 (27.34%) Computer Vision
4 35 (27.34%) Deep Learning
5 34 (26.56%) Collaborative Working
6 30 (23.44%) Scrum
7 29 (22.66%) Microservices
8 27 (21.09%) Analytics
8 27 (21.09%) Data Analytics
9 23 (17.97%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (17.97%) Threat Analysis
10 21 (16.41%) Fintech
10 21 (16.41%) OO
11 20 (15.63%) Refactoring
11 20 (15.63%) Software Deployment
12 16 (12.50%) Product Management
12 16 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (11.72%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.97%) Java
1 55 (42.97%) Python
2 41 (32.03%) C++
2 41 (32.03%) SQL
3 29 (22.66%) C
3 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
4 26 (20.31%) C#
5 20 (15.63%) Perl
6 8 (6.25%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.13%) Scala
8 3 (2.34%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.56%) ES6
9 2 (1.56%) ES7
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.78%) PHP
Qualifications
1 60 (46.88%) Degree
2 23 (17.97%) Computer Science Degree
2 23 (17.97%) PhD
3 18 (14.06%) HNC
4 11 (8.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (8.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (5.47%) HND
6 4 (3.13%) AWS Certification
6 4 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (39.84%) QA
2 5 (3.91%) GLP
2 5 (3.91%) GMP
2 5 (3.91%) Good Clinical Practice
2 5 (3.91%) GxP
3 4 (3.13%) GDPR
4 3 (2.34%) JTAG
System Software
1 25 (19.53%) Docker
2 3 (2.34%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (19.53%) Kubernetes
2 11 (8.59%) HP ALM
2 11 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Google
2 17 (13.28%) Oracle
3 11 (8.59%) HP
3 11 (8.59%) JD Edwards
4 5 (3.91%) Microsoft