Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 16 53
Rank change year-on-year +1 +37 -28
Permanent jobs citing Computer Science 85 53 25
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.16% 12.33% 3.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.70% 13.55% 4.20%
Number of salaries quoted 29 28 19
10th Percentile £26,250 £31,375 £26,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £40,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £49,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 509 391 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.77% 90.93% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 241 195 422
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £68,058
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 13 June 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 13 June 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 +7 73 £41,250 -8.33% 7
County Down - 6 - -
County Londonderry - 5 £30,000 - 4
Computer Science
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 67 (78.82%) Software Engineering
2 56 (65.88%) Degree
3 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (41.18%) C++
5 33 (38.82%) Linux
6 31 (36.47%) Python
6 31 (36.47%) SQL
6 31 (36.47%) Computer Science Degree
7 29 (34.12%) QA
8 27 (31.76%) Problem-Solving
9 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
9 26 (30.59%) JavaScript
10 25 (29.41%) C#
10 25 (29.41%) Java
11 22 (25.88%) C
11 22 (25.88%) .NET
12 18 (21.18%) HNC
12 18 (21.18%) Google
12 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
12 18 (21.18%) NoSQL
12 18 (21.18%) REST
12 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
13 16 (18.82%) Node.js
13 16 (18.82%) Open Source
14 15 (17.65%) User Stories
14 15 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
14 15 (17.65%) HND
14 15 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
15 14 (16.47%) Scrum
15 14 (16.47%) Product Management

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 2 (2.35%) Apache
1 2 (2.35%) Apache Pulsar
1 2 (2.35%) nginx
1 2 (2.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (3.53%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (3.53%) Magento
1 3 (3.53%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.47%) Azure
2 11 (12.94%) AWS
3 5 (5.88%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.71%) npm
5 3 (3.53%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.53%) Google Analytics
5 3 (3.53%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (3.53%) Serverless
6 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (2.35%) Route 53
6 2 (2.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Blueworks
7 1 (1.18%) PaaS
7 1 (1.18%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.94%) TCP/IP
1 11 (12.94%) Wireshark
2 7 (8.24%) HTTP
2 7 (8.24%) RTP
2 7 (8.24%) RTSP
3 6 (7.06%) Broadband
3 6 (7.06%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.53%) SMS
5 2 (2.35%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.18%) NoSQL
2 11 (12.94%) Relational Database
3 8 (9.41%) MySQL
4 7 (8.24%) CouchDB
5 5 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon Athena
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon Aurora
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.53%) Amazon QuickSight
6 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.35%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.18%) Power BI
8 1 (1.18%) QlikView
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.24%) GoogleTest
2 7 (8.24%) Selenium
3 5 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.71%) Grunt
4 4 (4.71%) gulp
4 4 (4.71%) webpack
5 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.53%) JIRA
6 2 (2.35%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.35%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.35%) GitLab
6 2 (2.35%) Subversion
6 2 (2.35%) Travis CI
7 1 (1.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.18%) Robot Framework
7 1 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 26 (30.59%) Social Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Organisational Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Telecoms
3 5 (5.88%) Electronics
4 4 (4.71%) Finance
5 3 (3.53%) Retail
6 1 (1.18%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 45 (52.94%) Software Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Principal Engineer
2 13 (15.29%) Principal Software Engineer
3 9 (10.59%) Senior Software Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 5 (5.88%) Web Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Cloud Software Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Firmware Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Senior Web Engineer
6 4 (4.71%) Web Developer
7 3 (3.53%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) C# Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) C++ Software Engineer
7 3 (3.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (3.53%) Graduate
7 3 (3.53%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (25.88%) .NET
2 18 (21.18%) AngularJS
2 18 (21.18%) REST
3 16 (18.82%) Node.js
4 11 (12.94%) React
5 8 (9.41%) HTML
5 8 (9.41%) JSON
5 8 (9.41%) RESTful
6 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
6 7 (8.24%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (8.24%) STL
7 6 (7.06%) Material Design
7 6 (7.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.88%) Ajax
8 5 (5.88%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.88%) CSS
8 5 (5.88%) XML
9 3 (3.53%) GraphQL
9 3 (3.53%) jQuery
9 3 (3.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Self-Motivation
2 11 (12.94%) Video\Live Streaming
3 10 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.06%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (7.06%) Mobile App
4 6 (7.06%) Smart City
4 6 (7.06%) Smartphone
4 6 (7.06%) STB
4 6 (7.06%) User Experience
5 5 (5.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.53%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.53%) Data Structures
6 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
7 2 (2.35%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.18%) Photography
8 1 (1.18%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.82%) Linux
2 13 (15.29%) Unix
3 11 (12.94%) Embedded Linux
4 10 (11.76%) Windows
5 6 (7.06%) Android
5 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.35%) CentOS
6 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (78.82%) Software Engineering
2 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (31.76%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (21.18%) Test Automation
5 16 (18.82%) Open Source
6 15 (17.65%) Artificial Intelligence
6 15 (17.65%) Collaborative Working
6 15 (17.65%) User Stories
7 14 (16.47%) Product Management
7 14 (16.47%) Scrum
8 12 (14.12%) Analytics
9 11 (12.94%) Fintech
9 11 (12.94%) OO
9 11 (12.94%) Web Development
10 10 (11.76%) Microservices
10 10 (11.76%) Refactoring
10 10 (11.76%) Software Deployment
11 9 (10.59%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.59%) SDLC
11 9 (10.59%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.18%) C++
2 31 (36.47%) Python
2 31 (36.47%) SQL
3 26 (30.59%) JavaScript
4 25 (29.41%) C#
4 25 (29.41%) Java
5 22 (25.88%) C
6 12 (14.12%) Bash Shell
6 12 (14.12%) TypeScript
7 11 (12.94%) Perl
8 3 (3.53%) Go
8 3 (3.53%) PHP
8 3 (3.53%) Scala
9 2 (2.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (65.88%) Degree
2 31 (36.47%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (21.18%) HNC
4 15 (17.65%) HND
5 4 (4.71%) PhD
6 3 (3.53%) AWS Certification
6 3 (3.53%) ISTQB
6 3 (3.53%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (34.12%) QA
2 4 (4.71%) JTAG
3 3 (3.53%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (9.41%) Docker
2 5 (5.88%) Firmware
3 2 (2.35%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.88%) Terraform
3 3 (3.53%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.35%) Ansible
4 2 (2.35%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (2.35%) Grafana
4 2 (2.35%) Munin
4 2 (2.35%) Nagios
4 2 (2.35%) Prometheus
4 2 (2.35%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (21.18%) Google
2 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.53%) Adobe
3 3 (3.53%) HP
3 3 (3.53%) Oracle
3 3 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.53%) SAP
4 2 (2.35%) Lets Encrypt
5 1 (1.18%) Blue Prism
5 1 (1.18%) Xamarin