Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 7 1
Rank change year-on-year -11 -6 +5
Permanent jobs citing Degree 49 93 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.86% 20.44% 31.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 47.57% 53.76% 69.80%
Number of salaries quoted 34 41 89
Northern Ireland median annual salary £33,750 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £54,250 £57,500 £61,250
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 103 173 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.94% 38.02% 44.88%
Number of salaries quoted 68 85 117
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £20,050 £26,000
90th Percentile £69,125 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% -

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 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 -5 44 £33,750 +3.85% 38
County Armagh +4 2 £40,000 -21.95%
County Londonderry - 2 - -
County Down +2 1 £25,500 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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 (44.90%) C#
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 14 (28.57%) .NET
4 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
5 12 (24.49%) CSS
5 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
6 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
6 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
7 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
7 10 (20.41%) Web Development
7 10 (20.41%) System Testing
8 9 (18.37%) jQuery
8 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
8 9 (18.37%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Electronics
8 9 (18.37%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) HTML
8 9 (18.37%) Java
9 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
9 8 (16.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (12.24%) MVC
11 6 (12.24%) C++
11 6 (12.24%) OOP

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 2 (4.08%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Alfresco
2 1 (2.04%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.04%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.04%) Documentum
2 1 (2.04%) Drupal
2 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.04%) FileNet
2 1 (2.04%) Liferay
2 1 (2.04%) LiveCycle
2 1 (2.04%) LiveLink
2 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.08%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (4.08%) Office 365
3 1 (2.04%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.04%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) Blockchain
4 1 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (2.04%) Ant
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.04%) Subversion
2 1 (2.04%) Xcode
General
1 9 (18.37%) Electronics
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.04%) Back Office
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
5 1 (2.04%) German Language
5 1 (2.04%) Italian Language
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 19 (38.78%) Software Developer
3 9 (18.37%) System Verification Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Verification Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) .NET Developer
4 4 (8.16%) .NET Software Developer
4 4 (8.16%) C# Developer
4 4 (8.16%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.12%) QA Analyst
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Senior Software Developer
5 3 (6.12%) Trainee
6 2 (4.08%) Embedded Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Trainee Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) .NET
2 12 (24.49%) CSS
3 11 (22.45%) ASP.NET
4 9 (18.37%) HTML
4 9 (18.37%) jQuery
5 5 (10.20%) Entity Framework
6 4 (8.16%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (8.16%) Spring
7 3 (6.12%) AngularJS
7 3 (6.12%) JSON
7 3 (6.12%) Node.js
7 3 (6.12%) Redux
7 3 (6.12%) REST
7 3 (6.12%) WPF
8 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
8 2 (4.08%) Ajax
8 2 (4.08%) React
9 1 (2.04%) Java EE
9 1 (2.04%) SOAP
9 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (16.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.12%) Internet of Things
3 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (4.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.04%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 2 (4.08%) Linux
3 1 (2.04%) Android
3 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (24.49%) Test Automation
2 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
2 10 (20.41%) System Testing
2 10 (20.41%) Web Development
3 9 (18.37%) Customer Requirements
3 9 (18.37%) Integration Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Software Testing
3 9 (18.37%) System Integration Testing
3 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
4 6 (12.24%) MVC
4 6 (12.24%) OOP
5 5 (10.20%) Scrum
5 5 (10.20%) Systems Analysis
6 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (8.16%) OO
6 4 (8.16%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.16%) TDD
7 3 (6.12%) Microscopy
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.90%) C#
2 15 (30.61%) JavaScript
3 13 (26.53%) SQL
4 9 (18.37%) Java
5 6 (12.24%) C++
6 3 (6.12%) C
7 2 (4.08%) Embedded C
8 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (2.04%) R
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) HNC
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.04%) MCSA
3 1 (2.04%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.12%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.04%) Docker
1 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.04%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
3 3 (6.12%) Xamarin
4 1 (2.04%) Adobe
4 1 (2.04%) ATG
4 1 (2.04%) FatWire
4 1 (2.04%) Google
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) IBM
4 1 (2.04%) Interwoven
4 1 (2.04%) Lagan
4 1 (2.04%) OpenText
4 1 (2.04%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.04%) Sencha
4 1 (2.04%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.04%) Vignette
4 1 (2.04%) Xerox