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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 13 2 1
Rank change year-on-year -11 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Degree 22 45 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.58% 29.03% 38.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 39.29% 59.21% 86.15%
Number of salaries quoted 18 44 28
Median salary £36,250 £34,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.83% -8.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £25,000 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 56 76 65
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 29.47% 49.03% 44.22%
Number of salaries quoted 44 64 37
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Degree as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -17 14 £33,750 +3.84% 3
County Armagh - 5 £55,000 - 2
Newry 0 2 - -
County Tyrone - 1 £32,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
3 14 (26.42%) Finance
4 13 (24.53%) SQL
5 12 (22.64%) VMware
5 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (20.75%) Java
7 10 (18.87%) C#
7 10 (18.87%) Skype for Business
7 10 (18.87%) Google
7 10 (18.87%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (18.87%) Public Cloud
8 9 (16.98%) .NET
8 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
8 9 (16.98%) Unix
8 9 (16.98%) Cisco
8 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (13.21%) Project Management
9 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (11.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
10 6 (11.32%) WCF
10 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
10 6 (11.32%) jQuery
10 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (11.32%) CCNA
10 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification

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 10 (18.87%) Skype for Business
2 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.66%) SAS
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (9.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (18.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (7.55%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.32%) Firewall
1 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
1 6 (11.32%) VPN
2 4 (7.55%) DHCP
2 4 (7.55%) DNS
2 4 (7.55%) Internet
3 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (5.66%) SAN
3 3 (5.66%) VoIP
4 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.77%) LAN
4 2 (3.77%) Network Security
4 2 (3.77%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.77%) Big Data
3 2 (3.77%) Data Mining
3 2 (3.77%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.89%) QlikView
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.66%) NUnit
2 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
2 1 (1.89%) Gradle
2 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 14 (26.42%) Finance
2 6 (11.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.43%) Front Office
4 4 (7.55%) Back Office
4 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.66%) Banking
5 3 (5.66%) Retail
6 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.77%) Legal
7 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (35.85%) Developer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) Architect
5 5 (9.43%) Java Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (7.55%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Linux Support
6 4 (7.55%) Linux Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Linux Support
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Support Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.66%) .NET Software Developer
7 3 (5.66%) IT Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) IT Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) .NET
1 9 (16.98%) ASP.NET
2 6 (11.32%) AngularJS
2 6 (11.32%) CSS
2 6 (11.32%) HTML
2 6 (11.32%) jQuery
2 6 (11.32%) WCF
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
3 3 (5.66%) .NET Framework
3 3 (5.66%) ADO.NET
3 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (5.66%) LINQ
3 3 (5.66%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (5.66%) WPF
4 1 (1.89%) Django
4 1 (1.89%) Node.js
4 1 (1.89%) RESTful
4 1 (1.89%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.19%) Computer Science
2 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (18.87%) Public Cloud
4 6 (11.32%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.89%) Equities
7 1 (1.89%) Replication
7 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Unix
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 5 (9.43%) Linux
4 4 (7.55%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (13.21%) Project Management
4 6 (11.32%) Information Security
4 6 (11.32%) Mathematics
4 6 (11.32%) MVC
5 5 (9.43%) Analytics
5 5 (9.43%) Change Control
5 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (9.43%) Integration Testing
6 4 (7.55%) BDD
6 4 (7.55%) Business Analysis
6 4 (7.55%) Data Management
6 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
6 4 (7.55%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (7.55%) Predictive Analytics
6 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.55%) Software Engineering
6 4 (7.55%) System Testing
6 4 (7.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) Java
3 10 (18.87%) C#
4 6 (11.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.55%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.77%) Perl
6 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.77%) R
7 1 (1.89%) Apple Swift
7 1 (1.89%) C++
7 1 (1.89%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (11.32%) CCNA
2 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (11.32%) HND
3 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.55%) CCNP
4 4 (7.55%) MCITP
4 4 (7.55%) MCSE
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (5.66%) HNC
5 3 (5.66%) Master's Degree
6 2 (3.77%) CCSA
6 2 (3.77%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (3.77%) CISSP
6 2 (3.77%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.89%) MCP
7 1 (1.89%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) GCP
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (30.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 21 (39.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) VMware
3 10 (18.87%) Google
4 9 (16.98%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle
6 4 (7.55%) Citrix
7 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.89%) Draytek
8 1 (1.89%) Dynatrace
8 1 (1.89%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.89%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.89%) Splunk
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