Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 24 9
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 +6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 59 61 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.53% 9.58% 19.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.44% 39.61% 67.52%
Number of salaries quoted 29 56 55
Median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £18,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £55,625 £54,000
UK median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.00% +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 93 154 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.91% 24.18% 28.61%
Number of salaries quoted 43 121 78
Median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £27,000 £23,000 £19,700
90th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £55,375
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Degree in Northern Ireland

Degree
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Degree in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 5 July 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 5 July 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 +12 54 £45,000 +20.00% 9
Newry +1 3 £40,000 -
County Londonderry +5 2 £22,500 -65.38%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 51 (86.44%) Computer Science
2 27 (45.76%) Software Engineering
2 27 (45.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 23 (38.98%) SQL
4 18 (30.51%) Java
5 17 (28.81%) Linux
5 17 (28.81%) Fintech
6 16 (27.12%) Python
7 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
7 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (25.42%) Azure
8 14 (23.73%) AWS
9 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (20.34%) Spring
10 12 (20.34%) Mathematics
11 11 (18.64%) Investment Banking
11 11 (18.64%) Banking
11 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
11 11 (18.64%) Greenfield Project
12 10 (16.95%) Spring Boot
12 10 (16.95%) C#
13 9 (15.25%) Java 8
13 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
14 8 (13.56%) Finance
15 7 (11.86%) JIRA
15 7 (11.86%) QA
15 7 (11.86%) Selenium
15 7 (11.86%) NoSQL
15 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
15 7 (11.86%) Docker

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 5 (8.47%) OpenStack
2 2 (3.39%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (25.42%) Azure
2 14 (23.73%) AWS
3 6 (10.17%) GCP
4 2 (3.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) WAN
2 3 (5.08%) Internet
3 1 (1.69%) Firewall
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (25.42%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.86%) NoSQL
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon Aurora
3 6 (10.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (10.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (10.17%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.39%) KDB
5 2 (3.39%) Kdb+
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) Big Data
6 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) JIRA
1 7 (11.86%) Selenium
2 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Appium
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (18.64%) Banking
1 11 (18.64%) Investment Banking
2 8 (13.56%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Law
4 2 (3.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) Java Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Python Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Developer
4 7 (11.86%) Tester
5 6 (10.17%) Automation Tester
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Python Developer - Fintech
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.78%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Junior
7 3 (5.08%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) Spring
2 10 (16.95%) Spring Boot
3 6 (10.17%) Django
3 6 (10.17%) Flask
4 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.08%) .NET
5 3 (5.08%) REST
6 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.39%) CSS
6 2 (3.39%) HTML
7 1 (1.69%) CSS3
7 1 (1.69%) HTML5
7 1 (1.69%) JSON
7 1 (1.69%) LESS
7 1 (1.69%) React
7 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (11.86%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.08%) Internet of Things
5 2 (3.39%) Biotechnology
5 2 (3.39%) Life Science
6 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.69%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 5 (8.47%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) CentOS
4 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (86.44%) Computer Science
2 27 (45.76%) Software Engineering
3 17 (28.81%) Fintech
4 15 (25.42%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (22.03%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (20.34%) Mathematics
7 11 (18.64%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.86%) DevOps
8 7 (11.86%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.17%) API Design
9 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (10.17%) Customer Requirements
9 6 (10.17%) Kanban
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Testing
9 6 (10.17%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (10.17%) System Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Technical Debt
9 6 (10.17%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.17%) Time Management
9 6 (10.17%) Trunk-Based Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) SQL
2 18 (30.51%) Java
3 16 (27.12%) Python
4 10 (16.95%) C#
5 9 (15.25%) Java 8
6 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.08%) C++
8 2 (3.39%) R
8 2 (3.39%) VBA
9 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.69%) Go
9 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 27 (45.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (10.17%) HNC
2 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
2 6 (10.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.39%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.69%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.86%) Docker
2 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
2 5 (8.47%) KVM
2 5 (8.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.69%) Ansible
3 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) HP
2 5 (8.47%) Oracle
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin