Period
to 21 February 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Computer Science in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Computer Science over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 29 19
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 -14
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 64 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.39% 5.67% 12.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 28.44% 15.72% 32.97%
Number of salaries quoted 20 25 27
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.32% +35.71% -22.22%
10th Percentile £22,500 £30,700 £28,700
90th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £43,750
UK median annual salary £49,750 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%

Computer Science is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 225 159 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 47.07% 36.05% 38.89%
Number of salaries quoted 145 138 66
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £18,000 £21,750 £24,625
90th Percentile £55,000 £58,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +6.67%

Computer Science
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Computer Science in Northern Ireland

Computer Science
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

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 21 February 2018. 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 +15 56 £35,000 -22.22% 12
County Tyrone +7 1 £25,000 -47.37%
County Down - 1 - - 1
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, 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 62 (96.88%) Degree
2 51 (79.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 37 (57.81%) Management Information System
4 36 (56.25%) Legal
5 32 (50.00%) Oracle
6 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
8 27 (42.19%) SQL
9 20 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
10 19 (29.69%) Project Management
10 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Office
10 19 (29.69%) Business Analysis
10 19 (29.69%) Scrum
11 18 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (28.13%) MS Visio
12 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
13 14 (21.88%) T-SQL
14 13 (20.31%) Finance
14 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
14 13 (20.31%) SDLC
15 11 (17.19%) Kanban
15 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
15 11 (17.19%) Dashboard Development
15 11 (17.19%) Ticket Management
15 11 (17.19%) Customer-Centricity
15 11 (17.19%) Traceability Matrix
15 11 (17.19%) Workflow Management
15 11 (17.19%) Process Management
15 11 (17.19%) Workflow

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 4 (6.25%) WordPress
2 2 (3.13%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) nginx
2 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.56%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (31.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (29.69%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (28.13%) MS Visio
4 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (10.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (6.25%) Magento
2 1 (1.56%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.56%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP MM
2 1 (1.56%) SAP PS
2 1 (1.56%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.69%) SSH
1 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
1 3 (4.69%) VPN
2 2 (3.13%) Wireshark
3 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.56%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 11 (17.19%) Relational Database
3 10 (15.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.69%) MySQL
4 3 (4.69%) SQLite
5 2 (3.13%) HSQLDB
5 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.56%) Power BI
6 1 (1.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.69%) Robot Framework
3 2 (3.13%) AppScan
3 2 (3.13%) Burp Suite
3 2 (3.13%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.13%) JUnit
3 2 (3.13%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.56%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.56%) Xcode
General
1 36 (56.25%) Legal
2 13 (20.31%) Finance
3 5 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.25%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.13%) Law
6 1 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (1.56%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (25.00%) Analyst
2 13 (20.31%) Developer
3 12 (18.75%) Scrum Master
4 10 (15.63%) Administrator
4 10 (15.63%) DBA
4 10 (15.63%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.94%) Business Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) QA Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.38%) Applications Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.25%) PHP Web Applications Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Technical Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Web Applications Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Python Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Software Test Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Test Automation Specialist
8 3 (4.69%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.69%) Test Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) .NET
2 7 (10.94%) CSS
2 7 (10.94%) HTML
3 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (6.25%) Laravel
4 3 (4.69%) .NET Framework
4 3 (4.69%) AngularJS
4 3 (4.69%) Hibernate
4 3 (4.69%) Spring
4 3 (4.69%) Spring MVC
5 2 (3.13%) J2EE
5 2 (3.13%) JSF
5 2 (3.13%) JSP
5 2 (3.13%) JSTL
5 2 (3.13%) LAMP
5 2 (3.13%) Node.js
5 2 (3.13%) Servlets
5 2 (3.13%) Struts
5 2 (3.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 37 (57.81%) Management Information System
2 10 (15.63%) Replication
3 6 (9.38%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.56%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.38%) Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Android
2 2 (3.13%) Kali Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (29.69%) Business Analysis
2 19 (29.69%) Project Management
2 19 (29.69%) Scrum
3 18 (28.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (20.31%) SDLC
4 13 (20.31%) Software Engineering
5 11 (17.19%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (17.19%) Customer-Centricity
5 11 (17.19%) Dashboard Development
5 11 (17.19%) Kanban
5 11 (17.19%) Migration
5 11 (17.19%) Process Management
5 11 (17.19%) Ticket Management
5 11 (17.19%) Traceability Matrix
5 11 (17.19%) Workflow
5 11 (17.19%) Workflow Management
6 10 (15.63%) Data Modelling
6 10 (15.63%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (15.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (42.19%) SQL
2 14 (21.88%) T-SQL
3 11 (17.19%) Java
3 11 (17.19%) Python
4 8 (12.50%) C++
5 7 (10.94%) JavaScript
6 6 (9.38%) C#
7 4 (6.25%) PHP
7 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.69%) C
8 3 (4.69%) Groovy
8 3 (4.69%) Perl
8 3 (4.69%) Ruby
9 1 (1.56%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.56%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 62 (96.88%) Degree
2 51 (79.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (17.19%) PMI Certification
3 11 (17.19%) PMP
4 7 (10.94%) ISTQB
4 7 (10.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (6.25%) HNC
5 4 (6.25%) HND
6 1 (1.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.06%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.56%) Docker
1 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (50.00%) Oracle
2 28 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.25%) Google
4 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.13%) Trustwave
5 1 (1.56%) Apple
5 1 (1.56%) BT
5 1 (1.56%) Capita
5 1 (1.56%) Citrix
5 1 (1.56%) SAP
5 1 (1.56%) Tableau
5 1 (1.56%) VMware
5 1 (1.56%) Xamarin