Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 8 1
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7 +11
Permanent jobs citing Degree 92 105 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.44% 21.92% 28.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.13% 64.02% 67.88%
Number of salaries quoted 48 55 74
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,950 £22,500 £26,075
90th Percentile £48,250 £51,250 £55,000
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 153 164 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.67% 34.24% 41.27%
Number of salaries quoted 95 82 103
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% -8.57%
10th Percentile £23,250 £21,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £51,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -5 83 £32,500 -7.14% 25
County Londonderry -3 3 £30,000 -33.33%
County Armagh +2 1 £40,000 -13.51%
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 (63.04%) C#
2 39 (42.39%) SQL
3 34 (36.96%) .NET
4 27 (29.35%) Java
4 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
5 26 (28.26%) JavaScript
6 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
6 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
8 21 (22.83%) CSS
9 20 (21.74%) jQuery
10 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
11 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
12 17 (18.48%) Web Development
13 15 (16.30%) HTML
14 14 (15.22%) MVC
15 13 (14.13%) Node.js
15 13 (14.13%) Finance
16 12 (13.04%) OOP
16 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
16 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
16 12 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
17 11 (11.96%) SDLC
17 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
17 11 (11.96%) Linux
17 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
18 10 (10.87%) Python
18 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
18 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
18 10 (10.87%) 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 4 (4.35%) Apache
1 4 (4.35%) Confluence
2 1 (1.09%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (2.17%) SaaS
4 1 (1.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.09%) BGP
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) Firewall
3 1 (1.09%) FlexRay
3 1 (1.09%) IPsec
3 1 (1.09%) L2TP
3 1 (1.09%) LAN
3 1 (1.09%) Network Security
3 1 (1.09%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) WAN
3 1 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.04%) NoSQL
3 10 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.61%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (6.52%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.52%) MySQL
6 5 (5.43%) Neo4j
7 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
8 2 (2.17%) Big Data
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
2 5 (5.43%) JIRA
2 5 (5.43%) JUnit
2 5 (5.43%) Mockito
3 4 (4.35%) Bitbucket
3 4 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Electronics
3 5 (5.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Games
4 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (70.65%) Developer
2 43 (46.74%) Software Developer
3 18 (19.57%) Java Developer
4 17 (18.48%) C# Developer
5 14 (15.22%) C# Software Developer
6 11 (11.96%) Applications Developer
7 9 (9.78%) System Verification Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (9.78%) Verification Engineer
8 8 (8.70%) Java Software Developer
8 8 (8.70%) Web Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Full Stack Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Java Web Developer
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Developer
10 5 (5.43%) .NET Software Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Java Applications Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Java Web Applications Developer
10 5 (5.43%) Web Applications Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (4.35%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (36.96%) .NET
2 25 (27.17%) ASP.NET
3 21 (22.83%) CSS
4 20 (21.74%) jQuery
5 15 (16.30%) HTML
6 13 (14.13%) Node.js
7 12 (13.04%) AngularJS
8 10 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
9 8 (8.70%) Spring
10 6 (6.52%) Java EE
10 6 (6.52%) RESTful
11 5 (5.43%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.43%) Angular 2
11 5 (5.43%) Entity Framework
11 5 (5.43%) Hibernate
11 5 (5.43%) JPA
11 5 (5.43%) Spring Boot
11 5 (5.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (4.35%) .NET Core
13 3 (3.26%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.87%) User Experience
3 7 (7.61%) Mobile App
4 6 (6.52%) Derivative
4 6 (6.52%) Equities
4 6 (6.52%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.26%) Industrial Internet of Things
6 2 (2.17%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.09%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.09%) iPad
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Linux
2 6 (6.52%) Unix
2 6 (6.52%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) Android
4 3 (3.26%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Computer Science
2 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
4 17 (18.48%) Web Development
5 14 (15.22%) MVC
6 12 (13.04%) OOP
7 11 (11.96%) SDLC
7 11 (11.96%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.87%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (9.78%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (9.78%) Integration Testing
9 9 (9.78%) OO
9 9 (9.78%) Software Testing
9 9 (9.78%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (9.78%) System Testing
9 9 (9.78%) TDD
9 9 (9.78%) Test Scripting
10 8 (8.70%) Electronic Trading
10 8 (8.70%) Low Latency
11 6 (6.52%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 58 (63.04%) C#
2 39 (42.39%) SQL
3 27 (29.35%) Java
4 26 (28.26%) JavaScript
5 10 (10.87%) Python
6 9 (9.78%) C++
7 8 (8.70%) PHP
8 6 (6.52%) Ruby
9 5 (5.43%) Java 8
9 5 (5.43%) Perl
10 3 (3.26%) R
11 2 (2.17%) VBA
12 1 (1.09%) C
12 1 (1.09%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.09%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
12 1 (1.09%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 12 (13.04%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.09%) CCNA
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) MCSA
3 1 (1.09%) MCSE
3 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.09%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.78%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) Firmware
2 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.09%) Docker
3 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.26%) Verint
2 3 (3.26%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) Apple
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco
4 1 (1.09%) Lagan
4 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com