Period
to 20 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 29 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -17 -5 -3
Permanent jobs citing Degree 41 100 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.33% 16.05% 21.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 42.71% 62.89% 65.13%
Number of salaries quoted 36 51 49
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £32,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +38.46% -18.75% -11.11%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,250 £24,300
90th Percentile £60,625 £48,250 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications 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 academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 96 159 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.17% 25.52% 33.19%
Number of salaries quoted 59 99 79
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,000 £21,100
90th Percentile £62,000 £68,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Degree in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
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 Degree within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 20 January 2020. 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 -22 29 £45,000 +34.33% 39
Newry -2 7 £40,000 +45.45% 2
County Londonderry +2 4 £27,500 -8.33%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, IT jobs citing Degree 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 Degree.

1 22 (53.66%) Computer Science
2 17 (41.46%) SQL
3 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
4 13 (31.71%) Finance
5 11 (26.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (24.39%) C#
6 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
7 9 (21.95%) Java
8 7 (17.07%) Banking
8 7 (17.07%) Azure
8 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
8 7 (17.07%) Investment Banking
9 6 (14.63%) SDLC
9 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
9 6 (14.63%) Mathematics
9 6 (14.63%) Unix
10 5 (12.20%) Linux
10 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
10 5 (12.20%) Validation
10 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
10 5 (12.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 5 (12.20%) GxP
10 5 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (12.20%) Life Science
10 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
10 5 (12.20%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving

Degree
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 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.44%) JBoss
1 1 (2.44%) NetWeaver
1 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.07%) Azure
2 3 (7.32%) Office 365
3 2 (4.88%) AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (2.44%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) DHCP
1 1 (2.44%) DNS
1 1 (2.44%) FlexRay
1 1 (2.44%) LAN
1 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.44%) WAN
1 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) SQL Server
2 10 (24.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (9.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) KDB
4 1 (2.44%) Kdb+
4 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.44%) Relational Database
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Investment Banking
3 5 (12.20%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.44%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.44%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (41.46%) Developer
2 6 (14.63%) C# Developer
3 5 (12.20%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.76%) Analyst
4 4 (9.76%) SQL Developer
4 4 (9.76%) Technical Leader
5 3 (7.32%) Software Developer
5 3 (7.32%) Trainee
5 3 (7.32%) Trainee Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Data Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Graduate
6 2 (4.88%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support
6 2 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.88%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Trainee Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) .NET
2 3 (7.32%) ASP.NET
2 3 (7.32%) Spring
3 2 (4.88%) .NET Core
3 2 (4.88%) React
3 2 (4.88%) Spring Boot
4 1 (2.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.44%) CSS
4 1 (2.44%) EJB
4 1 (2.44%) EJB 3.0
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) JAX-WS
4 1 (2.44%) JDBC
4 1 (2.44%) JMS
4 1 (2.44%) Redux
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.20%) Life Science
2 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
3 4 (9.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (9.76%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.44%) Blog
5 1 (2.44%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.63%) Unix
2 5 (12.20%) Linux
3 2 (4.88%) Windows
4 1 (2.44%) Android
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (53.66%) Computer Science
2 10 (24.39%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (21.95%) Software Engineering
4 7 (17.07%) Test Automation
5 6 (14.63%) Mathematics
5 6 (14.63%) Multithreading
5 6 (14.63%) SDLC
6 5 (12.20%) Customer Requirements
6 5 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (12.20%) Validation
7 4 (9.76%) Analytics
7 4 (9.76%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.76%) Data Development
7 4 (9.76%) Electronic Trading
7 4 (9.76%) Line Management
7 4 (9.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (9.76%) Statistics
8 3 (7.32%) Software Testing
8 3 (7.32%) Waterfall
9 2 (4.88%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (41.46%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) C#
3 9 (21.95%) Java
4 4 (9.76%) VBA
5 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.44%) C
6 1 (2.44%) C++
6 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
6 1 (2.44%) Java 8
6 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.44%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (26.83%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (12.20%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.44%) ISEB
3 1 (2.44%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 5 (12.20%) GxP
2 1 (2.44%) GDPR
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.44%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.44%) EnCase
1 1 (2.44%) FTK
1 1 (2.44%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (12.20%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) Apple
2 1 (2.44%) Citrix
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) Qualys
2 1 (2.44%) SAP
2 1 (2.44%) Symantec
2 1 (2.44%) VMware
2 1 (2.44%) Zerto