Period
to 13 April 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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 13 17
Rank change year-on-year +7 +4 -12
Permanent jobs citing Degree 92 68 107
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.63% 12.19% 14.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 81.42% 64.15% 53.23%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 64
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,750 £26,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,000 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £36,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +23.29% -8.75%
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £44,063
90th Percentile £57,500 £60,000 £53,850
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 113 106 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.48% 19.00% 26.48%
Number of salaries quoted 53 62 139
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,325 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £31,344 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% -
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £60,000 "
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.91% +1.00% +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 13 April 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 13 April 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 +12 80 £42,500 -5.56% 20
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.78%) Computer Science
3 44 (47.83%) Software Engineering
4 40 (43.48%) Computer Science Degree
5 32 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
6 31 (33.70%) Linux
7 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
8 25 (27.17%) Python
8 25 (27.17%) Node.js
9 24 (26.09%) Test Automation
10 23 (25.00%) C++
10 23 (25.00%) SQL
10 23 (25.00%) QA
11 22 (23.91%) Scrum
12 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
12 18 (19.57%) Product Management
12 18 (19.57%) AngularJS
13 17 (18.48%) React
14 16 (17.39%) User Stories
14 16 (17.39%) Web Development
14 16 (17.39%) HNC
15 15 (16.30%) HTML
15 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
15 15 (16.30%) REST
16 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
17 13 (14.13%) Open Source
17 13 (14.13%) Bash Shell
17 13 (14.13%) TypeScript
17 13 (14.13%) C
17 13 (14.13%) .NET

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 6 (6.52%) Apache
1 6 (6.52%) nginx
2 5 (5.43%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (5.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.09%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) AWS
2 9 (9.78%) Azure
3 8 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 6 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (6.52%) Route 53
4 6 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (4.35%) npm
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (2.17%) GCP
6 2 (2.17%) Serverless
7 1 (1.09%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (1.09%) PaaS
7 1 (1.09%) Power Platform
7 1 (1.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) TCP/IP
1 9 (9.78%) Wireshark
2 7 (7.61%) HTTP
2 7 (7.61%) Intrusion Detection
2 7 (7.61%) RTP
2 7 (7.61%) RTSP
3 5 (5.43%) OpenVPN
4 3 (3.26%) Firewall
5 2 (2.17%) LAN
5 2 (2.17%) Network Security
5 2 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 10 (10.87%) NoSQL
2 10 (10.87%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.61%) CouchDB
4 5 (5.43%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.43%) MySQL
5 3 (3.26%) SQLite
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.09%) Power BI
7 1 (1.09%) QlikView
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.09%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 15 (16.30%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.78%) Selenium
3 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.61%) GoogleTest
4 7 (7.61%) Grunt
4 7 (7.61%) gulp
4 7 (7.61%) webpack
5 6 (6.52%) GitLab
5 6 (6.52%) Subversion
5 6 (6.52%) Travis CI
6 5 (5.43%) Artifactory
6 5 (5.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.35%) JIRA
7 4 (4.35%) Mocha
8 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.09%) Cypress.io
9 1 (1.09%) REST Assured
9 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (5.43%) Finance
1 5 (5.43%) Marketing
1 5 (5.43%) Multimedia
2 4 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (2.17%) Legal
3 2 (2.17%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Front Office
4 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Software Engineer
2 22 (23.91%) Developer
3 13 (14.13%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (9.78%) Software Developer
5 8 (8.70%) Principal Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Principal Software Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) UI Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) UX Specialist
7 5 (5.43%) Web Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded C++ Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) JavaScript Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Senior Web Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Full Stack Developer
9 3 (3.26%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) Node.js
2 18 (19.57%) AngularJS
3 17 (18.48%) React
4 15 (16.30%) HTML
4 15 (16.30%) REST
5 13 (14.13%) .NET
6 12 (13.04%) CSS
7 8 (8.70%) Sass
8 7 (7.61%) Angular 2
8 7 (7.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 6 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 6 (6.52%) Material Design
9 6 (6.52%) STL
9 6 (6.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (5.43%) jQuery
10 5 (5.43%) Kafka
10 5 (5.43%) LAMP
10 5 (5.43%) LESS
10 5 (5.43%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (5.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (19.57%) Management Information System
2 11 (11.96%) Smart City
2 11 (11.96%) User Experience
2 11 (11.96%) Video\Live Streaming
3 10 (10.87%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (8.70%) Mobile App
5 7 (7.61%) Life Science
6 6 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.52%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (5.43%) Algorithms
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (3.26%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (2.17%) Data Centre
11 1 (1.09%) Derivative
11 1 (1.09%) Photography
11 1 (1.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.70%) Linux
2 11 (11.96%) Windows
3 9 (9.78%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (7.61%) Unix
5 6 (6.52%) CentOS
5 6 (6.52%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (59.78%) Computer Science
3 44 (47.83%) Software Engineering
4 32 (34.78%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (26.09%) Test Automation
6 22 (23.91%) Scrum
7 18 (19.57%) Product Management
8 16 (17.39%) User Stories
8 16 (17.39%) Web Development
9 14 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (14.13%) Collaborative Working
10 13 (14.13%) Front End Development
10 13 (14.13%) Open Source
11 10 (10.87%) Artificial Intelligence
11 10 (10.87%) Configuration Management
11 10 (10.87%) DevOps
11 10 (10.87%) Software Testing
12 9 (9.78%) Analytics
12 9 (9.78%) Prototyping
13 8 (8.70%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
2 25 (27.17%) Python
3 23 (25.00%) C++
3 23 (25.00%) SQL
4 13 (14.13%) Bash Shell
4 13 (14.13%) C
4 13 (14.13%) TypeScript
5 9 (9.78%) C#
5 9 (9.78%) Perl
6 6 (6.52%) Java
6 6 (6.52%) Ruby
7 5 (5.43%) R
8 4 (4.35%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.09%) Go
9 1 (1.09%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 40 (43.48%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (17.39%) HNC
3 13 (14.13%) HND
4 4 (4.35%) PhD
5 3 (3.26%) CCNA
5 3 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.26%) CISSP
5 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.09%) CISM
6 1 (1.09%) GIAC
6 1 (1.09%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (25.00%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) MISRA
3 3 (3.26%) JTAG
4 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.17%) PMO
4 2 (2.17%) SLA
5 1 (1.09%) PA-DSS
5 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (11.96%) Docker
2 5 (5.43%) Postfix
3 4 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) Kubernetes
2 6 (6.52%) Ansible
2 6 (6.52%) Puppet
3 5 (5.43%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (5.43%) Grafana
3 5 (5.43%) Munin
3 5 (5.43%) Nagios
3 5 (5.43%) Prometheus
3 5 (5.43%) Terraform
4 3 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (11.96%) Google
1 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) Lets Encrypt
3 3 (3.26%) HP
3 3 (3.26%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.26%) SAP
4 1 (1.09%) New Relic
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.09%) Xamarin