Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 38 17
Rank change year-on-year +6 -21 -9
Permanent jobs citing Degree 19 34 49
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.92% 6.25% 11.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 38.00% 36.56% 47.57%
Number of salaries quoted 9 28 35
Median annual salary £40,000 £46,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.51% +32.14% -
10th Percentile £35,000 £23,925 £24,250
90th Percentile £56,500 £62,375 £55,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +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 50 93 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.58% 17.10% 24.82%
Number of salaries quoted 19 57 68
Median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00% -8.57%
10th Percentile £29,300 £23,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £62,750 £62,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +8 19 £40,000 -13.51% 14
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 15 (78.95%) Computer Science
2 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
3 9 (47.37%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (31.58%) HNC
5 6 (31.58%) HP
5 6 (31.58%) Spring
5 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 6 (31.58%) JIRA
5 6 (31.58%) Banking
5 6 (31.58%) Selenium
5 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
5 6 (31.58%) System Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
5 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
5 6 (31.58%) Java 8
5 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (31.58%) Spring Boot
5 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Fintech
6 3 (15.79%) Finance
6 3 (15.79%) Linux
6 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
6 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Firewall
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) JIRA
1 6 (31.58%) Selenium
General
1 6 (31.58%) Banking
1 6 (31.58%) Investment Banking
2 3 (15.79%) Finance
3 2 (10.53%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (5.26%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (47.37%) Developer
2 7 (36.84%) Java Developer
3 6 (31.58%) Automation Tester
3 6 (31.58%) Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Automation Tester
4 4 (21.05%) Senior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Junior
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Automation Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Junior Tester
5 2 (10.53%) Python Developer
5 2 (10.53%) R Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Information Specialist
6 1 (5.26%) Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Information Security Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Spring
1 6 (31.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
2 3 (15.79%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Biotechnology
3 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (10.53%) Life Science
4 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.79%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Computer Science
2 11 (57.89%) Software Engineering
3 6 (31.58%) Fintech
3 6 (31.58%) Performance Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Integration Testing
3 6 (31.58%) System Testing
3 6 (31.58%) Test Automation
3 6 (31.58%) Test Strategy
4 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Analytics
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
5 2 (10.53%) Information Security
5 2 (10.53%) Line Management
5 2 (10.53%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
5 2 (10.53%) OO
5 2 (10.53%) OOP
6 1 (5.26%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) Java
2 6 (31.58%) Java 8
3 2 (10.53%) Python
3 2 (10.53%) R
3 2 (10.53%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (31.58%) HNC
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 6 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CCNA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.26%) CISM
3 1 (5.26%) CISSP
3 1 (5.26%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PA-DSS
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle