Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 11 14 21
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -10
Permanent jobs citing Degree 116 44 62
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.62% 11.99% 9.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.56% 55.70% 41.33%
Number of salaries quoted 57 17 53
10th Percentile £26,750 £32,500 £26,250
25th Percentile £33,000 £39,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +15.38% +23.81%
75th Percentile £57,500 £47,500 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 225 79 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 36.12% 21.53% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 83 30 117
10th Percentile £26,900 £27,500 £23,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £25,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £40,250 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year +10.56% +3.21% +23.81%
75th Percentile £51,875 £51,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £68,023
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +2 105 £42,500 -5.56% 15
County Down - 7 - -
County Armagh - 2 £47,500 - 1
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (52.59%) Computer Science
3 51 (43.97%) Social Skills
4 40 (34.48%) Python
5 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
5 36 (31.03%) Software Engineering
5 36 (31.03%) Scrum
6 33 (28.45%) Analytical Skills
7 31 (26.72%) SQL
8 30 (25.86%) C
8 30 (25.86%) QA
9 25 (21.55%) Java
9 25 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
10 24 (20.69%) C++
10 24 (20.69%) Linux
10 24 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
11 21 (18.10%) Perl
12 20 (17.24%) HNC
12 20 (17.24%) Node.js
12 20 (17.24%) Smart City
13 18 (15.52%) User Stories
14 17 (14.66%) AWS
14 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
14 17 (14.66%) Product Management
14 17 (14.66%) Collaborative Working
14 17 (14.66%) Self-Motivation
14 17 (14.66%) SDLC
15 16 (13.79%) REST
15 16 (13.79%) Open Source

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 (8.62%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.45%) Confluence
3 1 (0.86%) Apache
3 1 (0.86%) Apache Pulsar
3 1 (0.86%) nginx
3 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (5.17%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.45%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (2.59%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.59%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.66%) AWS
2 14 (12.07%) SaaS
3 7 (6.03%) Amazon S3
4 6 (5.17%) Azure
4 6 (5.17%) Serverless
5 4 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (2.59%) Google Workspace
7 2 (1.72%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.72%) GCP
7 2 (1.72%) npm
8 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.86%) PaaS
8 1 (0.86%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.86%) Route 53
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.48%) TCP/IP
1 11 (9.48%) Wireshark
2 6 (5.17%) Broadband
3 4 (3.45%) HTTP
3 4 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (3.45%) RTP
3 4 (3.45%) RTSP
3 4 (3.45%) SMS
4 3 (2.59%) Network Security
5 1 (0.86%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.21%) NoSQL
2 11 (9.48%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.62%) Big Data
3 10 (8.62%) Data Mining
4 7 (6.03%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.17%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 5 (4.31%) CouchDB
6 5 (4.31%) MySQL
7 4 (3.45%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (3.45%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (3.45%) Amazon QuickSight
7 4 (3.45%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.86%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.86%) Power BI
9 1 (0.86%) QlikView
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.86%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.03%) JIRA
2 7 (6.03%) Selenium
3 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (3.45%) GoogleTest
5 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.72%) Grunt
5 2 (1.72%) gulp
5 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.72%) webpack
6 1 (0.86%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.86%) GitLab
6 1 (0.86%) Subversion
6 1 (0.86%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 51 (43.97%) Social Skills
2 33 (28.45%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (13.79%) Finance
4 11 (9.48%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (6.90%) Organisational Skills
6 6 (5.17%) Manufacturing
6 6 (5.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (4.31%) Banking
8 4 (3.45%) Electronics
8 4 (3.45%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (3.45%) Marketing
8 4 (3.45%) Multimedia
9 3 (2.59%) Games
9 3 (2.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 3 (2.59%) Publishing
10 1 (0.86%) French Language
10 1 (0.86%) Law
10 1 (0.86%) Legal
10 1 (0.86%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Software Engineer
2 14 (12.07%) Developer
3 13 (11.21%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 12 (10.34%) Analyst
5 10 (8.62%) Big Data Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Data Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Principal Software Engineer
6 7 (6.03%) Product Owner
6 7 (6.03%) Senior Manager
7 6 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (5.17%) UI Specialist
7 6 (5.17%) UX Specialist
8 5 (4.31%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.31%) Web Developer
9 4 (3.45%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.45%) Senior PMO
9 4 (3.45%) Senior PMO Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.24%) Node.js
2 16 (13.79%) AngularJS
2 16 (13.79%) REST
3 15 (12.93%) React
4 14 (12.07%) .NET
5 12 (10.34%) CSS
5 12 (10.34%) HTML
6 11 (9.48%) Kafka
7 7 (6.03%) Sass
7 7 (6.03%) STL
8 6 (5.17%) Angular 2
9 5 (4.31%) .NET Framework
9 5 (4.31%) Ajax
9 5 (4.31%) ASP.NET
9 5 (4.31%) JSON
10 4 (3.45%) Apollo GraphQL
10 4 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 4 (3.45%) GraphQL
10 4 (3.45%) jQuery
10 4 (3.45%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.24%) Smart City
2 17 (14.66%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (13.79%) Management Information System
4 11 (9.48%) Mobile App
4 11 (9.48%) Video\Live Streaming
5 10 (8.62%) Tandem
5 10 (8.62%) User Experience
6 6 (5.17%) Life Science
6 6 (5.17%) Smartphone
6 6 (5.17%) STB
7 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.45%) Renewable Energy
7 4 (3.45%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.59%) Algorithms
8 3 (2.59%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (0.86%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.86%) CCTV
9 1 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (20.69%) Linux
2 13 (11.21%) Unix
3 11 (9.48%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (5.17%) Android
4 6 (5.17%) Apple iOS
4 6 (5.17%) Windows
5 1 (0.86%) CentOS
5 1 (0.86%) SUSE
5 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.86%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.86%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (62.07%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (52.59%) Computer Science
3 36 (31.03%) Scrum
3 36 (31.03%) Software Engineering
4 25 (21.55%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (20.69%) Artificial Intelligence
6 18 (15.52%) User Stories
7 17 (14.66%) Collaborative Working
7 17 (14.66%) Product Management
7 17 (14.66%) SDLC
7 17 (14.66%) Test Automation
8 16 (13.79%) Open Source
9 14 (12.07%) Project Management
9 14 (12.07%) Web Development
10 13 (11.21%) Front End Development
11 12 (10.34%) Analytics
12 11 (9.48%) Prototyping
13 10 (8.62%) Computer Vision
13 10 (8.62%) Deep Learning
13 10 (8.62%) Information Retrieval
Programming Languages
1 40 (34.48%) Python
2 36 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 31 (26.72%) SQL
4 30 (25.86%) C
5 25 (21.55%) Java
6 24 (20.69%) C++
7 21 (18.10%) Perl
8 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
9 12 (10.34%) TypeScript
10 6 (5.17%) C#
11 4 (3.45%) R
11 4 (3.45%) Scala
12 3 (2.59%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (21.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 20 (17.24%) HNC
3 14 (12.07%) HND
4 6 (5.17%) ISTQB
5 4 (3.45%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (2.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.59%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (2.59%) PhD
7 1 (0.86%) CCNA
7 1 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (25.86%) QA
2 12 (10.34%) PMO
3 4 (3.45%) GDPR
3 4 (3.45%) JTAG
4 3 (2.59%) MISRA
System Software
1 4 (3.45%) Firmware
2 1 (0.86%) Docker
2 1 (0.86%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (4.31%) Terraform
3 3 (2.59%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.86%) Ansible
4 1 (0.86%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.86%) Grafana
4 1 (0.86%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.86%) Munin
4 1 (0.86%) Nagios
4 1 (0.86%) Prometheus
4 1 (0.86%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (13.79%) Microsoft
2 10 (8.62%) Oracle
3 6 (5.17%) Google
3 6 (5.17%) HP
4 3 (2.59%) JD Edwards
4 3 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.59%) SAP
5 1 (0.86%) Lets Encrypt
5 1 (0.86%) Xamarin