Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Computer Science (Computing Science, Comp Sci)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 22 24 39
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -9
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 70 32 30
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.91% 9.94% 5.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 9.68% 10.22% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 44 17 25
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,100 £35,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,875 - -
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 723 313 512
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 91.98% 97.20% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 413 180 397
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,400 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim 0 58 £47,500 +18.75% 6
Newry - 7 £40,000 -
County Down - 7 £40,000 -
County Londonderry - 3 £30,000 -
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 44 (62.86%) Degree
2 26 (37.14%) Java
2 26 (37.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (30.00%) Software Testing
5 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
5 19 (27.14%) Management Information System
6 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (24.29%) Oracle
8 16 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 16 (22.86%) Scrum
8 16 (22.86%) QA
9 15 (21.43%) Process Improvement
10 14 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
10 14 (20.00%) AWS
10 14 (20.00%) SQL
11 13 (18.57%) Self-Motivation
11 13 (18.57%) Social Skills
12 12 (17.14%) Azure
12 12 (17.14%) Python
13 11 (15.71%) Requirements Analysis
13 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
13 11 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
13 11 (15.71%) Creative Thinking
14 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
14 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
14 10 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
14 10 (14.29%) Project Delivery
15 9 (12.86%) ERP

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 7 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (1.43%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Jupyter
4 1 (1.43%) R Markdown
4 1 (1.43%) SAS
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (12.86%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.43%) SAP IBP
3 1 (1.43%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) AWS
2 12 (17.14%) Azure
3 5 (7.14%) SaaS
4 3 (4.29%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.86%) Google Docs
5 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.86%) Serverless
6 1 (1.43%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Internet
2 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.57%) Big Data
1 6 (8.57%) NoSQL
2 4 (5.71%) Data Mining
2 4 (5.71%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
4 2 (2.86%) DB2
4 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.86%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.86%) SQLPlus
5 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.43%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.86%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.86%) JIRA
2 2 (2.86%) JUnit
2 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.43%) Postman
General
1 18 (25.71%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.57%) Social Skills
3 8 (11.43%) Manufacturing
4 7 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
4 7 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (7.14%) Marketing
6 4 (5.71%) Law
7 3 (4.29%) Legal
8 2 (2.86%) Finance
8 2 (2.86%) Public Sector
9 1 (1.43%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 23 (32.86%) Analyst
2 14 (20.00%) Business Analyst
3 10 (14.29%) Software Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) ERP Analyst
4 9 (12.86%) Test Analyst
5 8 (11.43%) Developer
6 5 (7.14%) Business IT Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) IT Analyst
6 5 (7.14%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (5.71%) Architect
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 4 (5.71%) Product Owner
7 4 (5.71%) Scrum Master
8 3 (4.29%) Big Data Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Data Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Data Scientist
9 2 (2.86%) Principal Cloud Engineer
9 2 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.86%) AngularJS
2 7 (10.00%) .NET
3 5 (7.14%) Kafka
4 4 (5.71%) HTML
4 4 (5.71%) J2EE
4 4 (5.71%) Spring Boot
5 3 (4.29%) CSS
5 3 (4.29%) HTML5
5 3 (4.29%) RESTful
5 3 (4.29%) XML
6 2 (2.86%) CSS3
6 2 (2.86%) iBATIS
6 2 (2.86%) JPA
6 2 (2.86%) JSON
6 2 (2.86%) Redux
6 2 (2.86%) Regular Expression
6 2 (2.86%) REST
6 2 (2.86%) Spring Batch
6 2 (2.86%) Spring Integration
6 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.14%) Management Information System
2 13 (18.57%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (12.86%) Data Structures
4 6 (8.57%) Data Centre
5 4 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.29%) Smart City
6 3 (4.29%) Tandem
7 2 (2.86%) CCTV
7 2 (2.86%) User Experience
7 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.43%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.43%) Blog
8 1 (1.43%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.43%) Derivative
8 1 (1.43%) Equities
8 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.43%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.86%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) Software Testing
3 19 (27.14%) Software Engineering
4 16 (22.86%) Scrum
4 16 (22.86%) Stakeholder Management
5 15 (21.43%) Process Improvement
6 14 (20.00%) Business Process Improvement
7 11 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (15.71%) Creative Thinking
7 11 (15.71%) Requirements Analysis
7 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
7 11 (15.71%) Waterfall
8 10 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (14.29%) Project Delivery
9 9 (12.86%) Change Management
9 9 (12.86%) Microservices
9 9 (12.86%) Software Delivery
9 9 (12.86%) System Testing
9 9 (12.86%) Test Strategy
9 9 (12.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (37.14%) Java
2 14 (20.00%) SQL
3 12 (17.14%) Python
4 7 (10.00%) C#
5 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.71%) C++
6 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.29%) C
7 3 (4.29%) Perl
8 2 (2.86%) ES6
8 2 (2.86%) Java 8
8 2 (2.86%) R
8 2 (2.86%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.43%) ABAP
9 1 (1.43%) PHP
9 1 (1.43%) VB
9 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (62.86%) Degree
2 26 (37.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB
4 9 (12.86%) HNC
4 9 (12.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.14%) PhD
6 2 (2.86%) PMP
6 2 (2.86%) Postgraduate
7 1 (1.43%) CGEIT
7 1 (1.43%) CISM
7 1 (1.43%) CISSP
7 1 (1.43%) CRISC
7 1 (1.43%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (1.43%) MCP
7 1 (1.43%) MCSA
7 1 (1.43%) MCSE
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.43%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
2 7 (10.00%) GLP
2 7 (10.00%) GMP
2 7 (10.00%) Good Clinical Practice
2 7 (10.00%) GxP
3 2 (2.86%) PMO
4 1 (1.43%) Accessibility
4 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.43%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (8.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) HP ALM
1 9 (12.86%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (8.57%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (24.29%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) HP
2 9 (12.86%) JD Edwards
3 8 (11.43%) Google
4 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.43%) Apple
5 1 (1.43%) Ariba
5 1 (1.43%) LexisNexis
5 1 (1.43%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.43%) SAP