Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 6 15
Rank change year-on-year 0 +9 -12
Permanent jobs citing Degree 111 78 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.42% 17.41% 14.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 72.08% 54.93% 38.20%
Number of salaries quoted 70 69 30
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,100 £27,425
90th Percentile £48,000 £55,500 £48,875
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%

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 154 142 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.49% 31.70% 38.03%
Number of salaries quoted 92 117 69
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,750 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.13% -11.11% +47.54%
10th Percentile £20,650 £20,500 £29,350
90th Percentile £52,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 0 89 £40,000 - 18
County Armagh +1 9 £45,000 -5.26% 1
County Londonderry - 4 £45,000 - 2
County Down - 4 £25,000 - 1
County Tyrone -3 1 £40,000 +53.85% 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 58 (52.25%) Computer Science
2 49 (44.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 36 (32.43%) Legal
6 32 (28.83%) Oracle
6 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
7 31 (27.93%) SQL
8 28 (25.23%) Project Management
9 23 (20.72%) Finance
9 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
10 21 (18.92%) C#
10 21 (18.92%) Python
10 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
11 20 (18.02%) Java
11 20 (18.02%) Business Analysis
12 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (17.12%) Scrum
13 18 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (15.32%) MS Visio
14 17 (15.32%) Software Engineering
15 16 (14.41%) CSS
15 16 (14.41%) HTML
15 16 (14.41%) SDLC
16 15 (13.51%) JavaScript
16 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
16 15 (13.51%) .NET
16 15 (13.51%) Migration
16 15 (13.51%) MVC
17 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery

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 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
1 4 (3.60%) WordPress
2 2 (1.80%) Apache
2 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (1.80%) nginx
2 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.90%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (0.90%) CMS
3 1 (0.90%) Luigi
3 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (17.12%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (15.32%) MS Visio
4 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Magento
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.90%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.90%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.90%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.90%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.90%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.90%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.90%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Office 365
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.70%) SaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) TCP/IP
1 4 (3.60%) Unified Communications
2 2 (1.80%) Firewall
2 2 (1.80%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (1.80%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) LAN
2 2 (1.80%) SSH
2 2 (1.80%) VPN
2 2 (1.80%) WAN
2 2 (1.80%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.90%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.90%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.81%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.70%) MySQL
5 3 (2.70%) SQLite
6 2 (1.80%) HSQLDB
6 2 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.80%) Power BI
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.90%) Azkaban
7 1 (0.90%) Big Data
7 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.90%) Looker
7 1 (0.90%) QlikView
7 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (6.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.41%) JIRA
2 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.41%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.70%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.80%) AppScan
4 2 (1.80%) Burp Suite
4 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.80%) JUnit
4 2 (1.80%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.90%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.90%) MSTest
5 1 (0.90%) NUnit
5 1 (0.90%) Selenium
5 1 (0.90%) Xcode
General
1 36 (32.43%) Legal
2 23 (20.72%) Finance
3 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.41%) Marketing
5 3 (2.70%) Back Office
6 2 (1.80%) Law
6 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Banking
7 1 (0.90%) Billing
7 1 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (27.93%) Developer
2 21 (18.92%) Analyst
3 13 (11.71%) Applications Developer
4 12 (10.81%) Scrum Master
4 12 (10.81%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.91%) DBA
6 10 (9.01%) Administrator
6 10 (9.01%) SQL DBA
7 9 (8.11%) Graduate
8 8 (7.21%) Business Analyst
9 7 (6.31%) Graduate Developer
10 6 (5.41%) Account Manager
10 6 (5.41%) Java Developer
10 6 (5.41%) QA Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) QA Test Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Test Analyst
11 5 (4.50%) Project Manager
11 5 (4.50%) Python Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Graduate C# Developer
12 4 (3.60%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.41%) CSS
1 16 (14.41%) HTML
2 15 (13.51%) .NET
3 9 (8.11%) ASP.NET
4 7 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (4.50%) Ajax
5 5 (4.50%) J2EE
5 5 (4.50%) JSON
6 4 (3.60%) Laravel
7 3 (2.70%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.70%) jQuery
7 3 (2.70%) Spring
7 3 (2.70%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.80%) JSF
8 2 (1.80%) JSP
8 2 (1.80%) Servlets
8 2 (1.80%) Struts
8 2 (1.80%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 58 (52.25%) Computer Science
2 37 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.01%) Replication
4 9 (8.11%) Mobile App
5 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
6 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (5.41%) Fintech
7 2 (1.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.80%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.80%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.90%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.90%) Motion Graphics
8 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (11.71%) Linux
2 8 (7.21%) Windows
3 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.70%) Android
5 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.80%) Kali Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
6 2 (1.80%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (35.14%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (25.23%) Project Management
3 20 (18.02%) Business Analysis
4 19 (17.12%) Scrum
5 18 (16.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (15.32%) Software Engineering
7 16 (14.41%) SDLC
8 15 (13.51%) Migration
8 15 (13.51%) MVC
9 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (10.81%) Workflow
10 12 (10.81%) Workflow Management
11 11 (9.91%) Customer-Centricity
11 11 (9.91%) Dashboard Development
11 11 (9.91%) Data Modelling
11 11 (9.91%) Kanban
11 11 (9.91%) Process Management
11 11 (9.91%) Test Automation
11 11 (9.91%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (27.93%) SQL
2 21 (18.92%) C#
2 21 (18.92%) Python
3 20 (18.02%) Java
4 15 (13.51%) JavaScript
4 15 (13.51%) T-SQL
5 13 (11.71%) C++
6 5 (4.50%) C
7 4 (3.60%) Perl
7 4 (3.60%) PHP
7 4 (3.60%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.60%) Ruby
8 3 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.70%) Groovy
8 3 (2.70%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.80%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.80%) VBA
10 1 (0.90%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.90%) R
Qualifications
1 49 (44.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (9.91%) PMI Certification
2 11 (9.91%) PMP
3 8 (7.21%) HND
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (3.60%) HNC
6 2 (1.80%) MCSA
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.90%) PhD
7 1 (0.90%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.91%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (5.41%) Active Directory
1 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
2 5 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.90%) Docker
3 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.80%) Nessus
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Microsoft
1 32 (28.83%) Oracle
2 6 (5.41%) Cisco
3 5 (4.50%) SAP
3 5 (4.50%) VMware
4 4 (3.60%) Google
5 3 (2.70%) BT
6 2 (1.80%) HP
6 2 (1.80%) Radianz
6 2 (1.80%) Red Hat
6 2 (1.80%) Trustwave
7 1 (0.90%) Apple
7 1 (0.90%) Capita
7 1 (0.90%) Citrix
7 1 (0.90%) Tableau
7 1 (0.90%) Xamarin