Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 18 25 15
Rank change year-on-year +7 -10 -8
Permanent jobs citing Degree 39 48 99
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.07% 8.33% 15.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 63.93% 46.15% 62.66%
Number of salaries quoted 30 41 52
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +36.36% -17.50%
10th Percentile £27,000 £21,250 £24,350
90th Percentile £56,375 £60,000 £48,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 61 104 158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.89% 18.06% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 30 65 98
Median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £23,807 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,000 £61,250 £50,750
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 January 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 24 January 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 28 £30,000 -33.33% 20
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 24 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 21 (53.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
4 16 (41.03%) Linux
5 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
6 11 (28.21%) Python
7 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
7 10 (25.64%) Docker
8 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
8 9 (23.08%) Scrum
8 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
9 8 (20.51%) QA
10 7 (17.95%) SQL
10 7 (17.95%) C++
10 7 (17.95%) User Stories
10 7 (17.95%) AWS
10 7 (17.95%) Node.js
10 7 (17.95%) Kubernetes
11 6 (15.38%) Microservices
11 6 (15.38%) Product Management
11 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
11 6 (15.38%) Java
11 6 (15.38%) Windows
11 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
12 5 (12.82%) Apache
12 5 (12.82%) Web Development
12 5 (12.82%) CentOS

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 5 (12.82%) Apache
1 5 (12.82%) nginx
2 4 (10.26%) Apache Pulsar
2 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.56%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (17.95%) AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
2 5 (12.82%) Route 53
2 5 (12.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (7.69%) Azure
4 2 (5.13%) npm
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) OpenVPN
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
2 3 (7.69%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (7.69%) RTP
2 3 (7.69%) RTSP
3 2 (5.13%) LAN
3 2 (5.13%) Network Security
3 2 (5.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.26%) MySQL
1 4 (10.26%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) SQLite
3 2 (5.13%) CouchDB
3 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 5 (12.82%) GitLab
3 5 (12.82%) Grunt
3 5 (12.82%) gulp
3 5 (12.82%) Subversion
3 5 (12.82%) Travis CI
3 5 (12.82%) webpack
4 4 (10.26%) Artifactory
4 4 (10.26%) Mocha
5 3 (7.69%) GoogleTest
5 3 (7.69%) Selenium
6 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.56%) Cypress.io
6 1 (2.56%) JIRA
6 1 (2.56%) JMeter
6 1 (2.56%) REST Assured
6 1 (2.56%) Robot Framework
6 1 (2.56%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
1 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Legal
2 2 (5.13%) Marketing
2 2 (5.13%) Public Sector
3 1 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (2.56%) Front Office
3 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 11 (28.21%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) Software Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Software Developer
4 5 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Cloud Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Data Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Principal Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) Node.js
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
2 4 (10.26%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (10.26%) HTML
2 4 (10.26%) Kafka
2 4 (10.26%) LAMP
2 4 (10.26%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (10.26%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (10.26%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (10.26%) REST
3 3 (7.69%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (7.69%) Express
3 3 (7.69%) HTML5
3 3 (7.69%) React
3 3 (7.69%) Spring
3 3 (7.69%) Spring Boot
4 2 (5.13%) Material Design
4 2 (5.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Management Information System
2 5 (12.82%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (12.82%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (7.69%) User Experience
5 2 (5.13%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) Life Science
5 2 (5.13%) Smart City
5 2 (5.13%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.56%) Derivative
6 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.56%) Photography
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (41.03%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) CentOS
3 5 (12.82%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (61.54%) Computer Science
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) Software Engineering
3 14 (35.90%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (28.21%) Test Automation
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (23.08%) Scrum
6 7 (17.95%) User Stories
7 6 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 6 (15.38%) Microservices
7 6 (15.38%) Product Management
8 5 (12.82%) DevOps
8 5 (12.82%) Information Security
8 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure as Code
8 5 (12.82%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 5 (12.82%) Web Development
9 4 (10.26%) Component Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Fintech
9 4 (10.26%) Project Planning
9 4 (10.26%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.21%) Python
2 10 (25.64%) JavaScript
3 7 (17.95%) C++
3 7 (17.95%) SQL
4 6 (15.38%) Java
5 5 (12.82%) Ruby
6 4 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 4 (10.26%) C#
7 3 (7.69%) Java 8
8 2 (5.13%) R
8 2 (5.13%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.56%) C
9 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
9 1 (2.56%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (53.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.69%) CCNA
2 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.69%) CISSP
3 2 (5.13%) HNC
3 2 (5.13%) HND
4 1 (2.56%) CISM
4 1 (2.56%) GIAC
4 1 (2.56%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (2.56%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
2 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.13%) SLA
3 1 (2.56%) MISRA
3 1 (2.56%) PA-DSS
3 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Docker
2 4 (10.26%) Postfix
3 1 (2.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Kubernetes
2 5 (12.82%) Ansible
2 5 (12.82%) Puppet
3 4 (10.26%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (10.26%) Grafana
3 4 (10.26%) Munin
3 4 (10.26%) Nagios
3 4 (10.26%) Prometheus
3 4 (10.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Google
2 4 (10.26%) Lets Encrypt
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) New Relic
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat