Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 12 3
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 -2
Permanent jobs citing Degree 77 61 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.16% 12.22% 22.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 73.33% 42.96% 49.15%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 53
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £18,000 £21,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £50,000 £63,500
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 105 142 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.49% 28.46% 45.91%
Number of salaries quoted 72 113 86
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% -3.33%
10th Percentile £19,100 £20,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £54,875 £57,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year +8.89% -1.10% +1.11%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +16 63 £37,500 - 14
County Armagh +4 8 £42,500 -10.53%
County Londonderry - 2 £35,000 -
County Down - 2 £25,250 -
County Tyrone -1 1 £40,000 +61.62%
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 27 (35.06%) Computer Science
2 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
5 19 (24.68%) C#
6 18 (23.38%) Python
7 17 (22.08%) Java
7 17 (22.08%) Software Delivery
7 17 (22.08%) Blockchain
8 16 (20.78%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (20.78%) Time Management
9 14 (18.18%) TDD
10 12 (15.58%) HTML
10 12 (15.58%) CSS
10 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
10 12 (15.58%) Coaching
11 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
11 11 (14.29%) SQL
11 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 11 (14.29%) OO
11 11 (14.29%) Finance
12 10 (12.99%) MVC
12 10 (12.99%) C++
12 10 (12.99%) Data Analysis
12 10 (12.99%) Web Development
12 10 (12.99%) Microservices
12 10 (12.99%) Relational Database

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 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) Apache Airflow
2 1 (1.30%) Luigi
2 1 (1.30%) nginx
2 1 (1.30%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Magento
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle iStore
1 1 (1.30%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) LAN
1 3 (3.90%) WAN
2 2 (2.60%) Firewall
2 2 (2.60%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
2 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.30%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (1.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (22.08%) Blockchain
2 11 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 10 (12.99%) Relational Database
4 7 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 4 (5.19%) Power BI
5 4 (5.19%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) MySQL
6 2 (2.60%) SQLite
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (1.30%) Azkaban
7 1 (1.30%) Big Data
7 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.30%) HSQLDB
7 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.30%) QlikView
7 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (10.39%) JIRA
1 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio
1 8 (10.39%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.30%) JUnit
3 1 (1.30%) MSTest
3 1 (1.30%) NUnit
3 1 (1.30%) Robot Framework
3 1 (1.30%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (24.68%) Telecoms
2 11 (14.29%) Finance
3 3 (3.90%) Automotive
3 3 (3.90%) Back Office
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
3 3 (3.90%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.30%) French Language
4 1 (1.30%) German Language
4 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Marketing
4 1 (1.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (31.17%) Developer
2 16 (20.78%) Blockchain Engineer
2 16 (20.78%) Software Developer
3 10 (12.99%) Graduate
4 9 (11.69%) Applications Developer
4 9 (11.69%) Software Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Blockchain Software Engineer
6 7 (9.09%) Analyst
6 7 (9.09%) Graduate Developer
7 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
8 5 (6.49%) Applications Specialist
8 5 (6.49%) Graduate Applications Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Graduate Software Developer
8 5 (6.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.19%) Data Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Principal Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Principal Software Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Data Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) CSS
1 12 (15.58%) HTML
2 9 (11.69%) .NET
3 7 (9.09%) Ajax
3 7 (9.09%) JSON
4 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.90%) J2EE
4 3 (3.90%) Middleware
5 2 (2.60%) Angular 2
5 2 (2.60%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.60%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.60%) jQuery
5 2 (2.60%) Spring
5 2 (2.60%) Spring MVC
5 2 (2.60%) XML
6 1 (1.30%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.30%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.30%) Pandas
6 1 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.06%) Computer Science
2 11 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.49%) N-Tier
4 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.90%) Fintech
5 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.60%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.60%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.30%) FMCG
7 1 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.30%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (6.49%) Windows
3 4 (5.19%) CoreOS
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.60%) Android
4 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
4 2 (2.60%) Unix
4 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.47%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (24.68%) Software Engineering
4 17 (22.08%) Software Delivery
5 16 (20.78%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (20.78%) Time Management
6 14 (18.18%) TDD
7 12 (15.58%) Coaching
7 12 (15.58%) Mentoring
8 11 (14.29%) OO
9 10 (12.99%) Data Analysis
9 10 (12.99%) Microservices
9 10 (12.99%) MVC
9 10 (12.99%) Web Development
10 9 (11.69%) BDD
11 8 (10.39%) Exploratory Testing
12 7 (9.09%) Analytics
12 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
12 7 (9.09%) SDLC
12 7 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.68%) C#
2 18 (23.38%) Python
3 17 (22.08%) Java
4 11 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (14.29%) SQL
5 10 (12.99%) C++
6 7 (9.09%) Ruby
7 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
7 5 (6.49%) VB.NET
8 3 (3.90%) Perl
9 2 (2.60%) C
10 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.30%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.30%) Groovy
10 1 (1.30%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.30%) PHP
10 1 (1.30%) R
10 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.90%) HNC
2 3 (3.90%) HND
3 2 (2.60%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.60%) MCSA
3 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.30%) MBA
4 1 (1.30%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.30%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) GDPR
2 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.19%) etcd
2 3 (3.90%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.30%) Docker
4 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.19%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) BT
3 3 (3.90%) Tableau
3 3 (3.90%) VMware
4 2 (2.60%) HP
4 2 (2.60%) Radianz
4 2 (2.60%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Alteryx
5 1 (1.30%) ATG
5 1 (1.30%) Capita
5 1 (1.30%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Citrix
5 1 (1.30%) Google
5 1 (1.30%) Progress
5 1 (1.30%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.30%) Xerox