Period
to 18 October 2021

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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 32 39
Rank change year-on-year +13 +7 -22
Permanent jobs citing Degree 97 17 32
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.07% 5.43% 5.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 41.45% 37.78% 33.33%
Number of salaries quoted 65 8 26
10th Percentile £32,700 £35,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,750 £38,750 £29,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £46,250
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -13.51% +37.04%
75th Percentile £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 " £63,125
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%

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 234 45 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.54% 14.38% 17.78%
Number of salaries quoted 96 15 60
10th Percentile £26,750 £28,400 £23,000
25th Percentile £35,750 £35,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% - +25.00%
75th Percentile £58,125 £53,750 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £65,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 18 October 2021.

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 18 October 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 +11 85 £47,500 +18.75% 26
County Down - 7 - - 1
County Armagh - 2 £47,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2021, 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 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (54.64%) Social Skills
3 51 (52.58%) Computer Science
4 44 (45.36%) Scrum
5 40 (41.24%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (39.18%) Java
7 28 (28.87%) Python
8 26 (26.80%) QA
9 22 (22.68%) Oracle
9 22 (22.68%) Management Information System
10 21 (21.65%) AWS
11 20 (20.62%) SDLC
11 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
12 19 (19.59%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (18.56%) Project Delivery
13 18 (18.56%) C
14 17 (17.53%) Microservices
15 16 (16.49%) User Stories
15 16 (16.49%) SQL
15 16 (16.49%) Project Management
15 16 (16.49%) Computer Science Degree
16 15 (15.46%) Acceptance Criteria
16 15 (15.46%) ERP
16 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
16 15 (15.46%) Oracle ERP
16 15 (15.46%) SaaS
16 15 (15.46%) Software Delivery
17 14 (14.43%) Validation
17 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (14.43%) Software Testing

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 12 (12.37%) Apache Spark
2 10 (10.31%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle EBS
1 15 (15.46%) Oracle ERP
2 12 (12.37%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (4.12%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 21 (21.65%) AWS
2 15 (15.46%) SaaS
3 6 (6.19%) Serverless
4 4 (4.12%) Amazon S3
4 4 (4.12%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.12%) Azure
5 2 (2.06%) Google Workspace
5 2 (2.06%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.19%) Broadband
2 4 (4.12%) SMS
3 3 (3.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) Big Data
1 12 (12.37%) Data Mining
2 6 (6.19%) MySQL
2 6 (6.19%) NoSQL
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (4.12%) Amazon QuickSight
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.03%) DB2
5 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (11.34%) JIRA
2 2 (2.06%) JUnit
3 1 (1.03%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.03%) Selenium
3 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 53 (54.64%) Social Skills
2 40 (41.24%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (13.40%) Finance
3 13 (13.40%) Organisational Skills
4 11 (11.34%) Presentation Skills
5 6 (6.19%) Manufacturing
5 6 (6.19%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.09%) Banking
6 3 (3.09%) Games
6 3 (3.09%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 3 (3.09%) Publishing
7 2 (2.06%) Marketing
8 1 (1.03%) French Language
8 1 (1.03%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Law
8 1 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Product Owner
3 12 (12.37%) Big Data Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Data Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) ERP Analyst
3 12 (12.37%) Test Analyst
4 10 (10.31%) Business Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.19%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) AWS Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Scrum Master
7 4 (4.12%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Developer
8 3 (3.09%) ERP Support
8 3 (3.09%) Junior Security Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Project Delivery Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) Kafka
2 7 (7.22%) Spring Boot
3 5 (5.15%) AngularJS
3 5 (5.15%) REST
3 5 (5.15%) Spring
4 4 (4.12%) .NET
4 4 (4.12%) Apollo GraphQL
4 4 (4.12%) GraphQL
5 2 (2.06%) CSS
5 2 (2.06%) HTML
5 2 (2.06%) HTML5
6 1 (1.03%) CSS3
6 1 (1.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.03%) iBATIS
6 1 (1.03%) J2EE
6 1 (1.03%) JMS
6 1 (1.03%) JPA
6 1 (1.03%) Node.js
6 1 (1.03%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.03%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.68%) Management Information System
2 19 (19.59%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (12.37%) Smart City
3 12 (12.37%) Tandem
4 7 (7.22%) Virtual Team
5 6 (6.19%) Smartphone
5 6 (6.19%) STB
6 5 (5.15%) Mobile App
7 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
7 4 (4.12%) Data Structures
7 4 (4.12%) Renewable Energy
8 3 (3.09%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.03%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.03%) CCTV
9 1 (1.03%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.03%) Driving Licence
9 1 (1.03%) Life Science
9 1 (1.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.28%) Linux
2 6 (6.19%) Android
2 6 (6.19%) Apple iOS
2 6 (6.19%) Unix
3 1 (1.03%) SUSE
3 1 (1.03%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.03%) Windows
3 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (55.67%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (52.58%) Computer Science
3 44 (45.36%) Scrum
4 20 (20.62%) SDLC
5 18 (18.56%) Project Delivery
6 17 (17.53%) Microservices
7 16 (16.49%) Project Management
7 16 (16.49%) User Stories
8 15 (15.46%) Acceptance Criteria
8 15 (15.46%) ERP
8 15 (15.46%) Software Delivery
9 14 (14.43%) Software Testing
9 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (14.43%) Validation
10 13 (13.40%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (13.40%) Data Management
10 13 (13.40%) Product Vision
10 13 (13.40%) Test Automation
11 12 (12.37%) Edge Computing
11 12 (12.37%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 38 (39.18%) Java
2 28 (28.87%) Python
3 20 (20.62%) JavaScript
4 18 (18.56%) C
5 16 (16.49%) SQL
6 12 (12.37%) Perl
7 6 (6.19%) C++
8 4 (4.12%) Scala
9 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.03%) C#
11 1 (1.03%) ES6
11 1 (1.03%) Java 8
11 1 (1.03%) PHP
11 1 (1.03%) R
11 1 (1.03%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Computer Science Degree
2 13 (13.40%) HNC
2 13 (13.40%) ISTQB
3 12 (12.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (4.12%) AWS Certification
4 4 (4.12%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (2.06%) PMI Certification
6 2 (2.06%) PMP
7 1 (1.03%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (26.80%) QA
2 7 (7.22%) PMO
3 4 (4.12%) GDPR
4 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (2.06%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) HP ALM
1 12 (12.37%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.12%) Terraform
3 2 (2.06%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (22.68%) Oracle
2 12 (12.37%) HP
2 12 (12.37%) JD Edwards
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.03%) Google
4 1 (1.03%) Red Hat