Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 1 8
Rank change year-on-year -7 +7 -7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 101 104 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.30% 30.59% 16.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 60.12% 67.10% 46.43%
Number of salaries quoted 49 85 17
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +23.08% +6.56%
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,250 £22,100
90th Percentile £56,500 £56,500 £47,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 168 155 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 37.09% 45.59% 36.60%
Number of salaries quoted 82 123 43
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,250 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% -5.88% +41.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £26,250 £26,900
90th Percentile £55,875 £59,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 -10 69 £35,000 -12.50% 2
County Armagh +1 10 £47,500 - 2
County Down -4 3 £25,000 -
County Londonderry +2 2 £45,000 -21.74% 1
Newry 0 2 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT jobs citing Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Degree.

1 66 (65.35%) Computer Science
2 61 (60.40%) Computer Science Degree
3 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (38.61%) Oracle
5 37 (36.63%) Management Information System
5 37 (36.63%) Legal
6 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
7 34 (33.66%) SQL
8 31 (30.69%) Finance
9 23 (22.77%) Project Management
10 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Excel
10 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
11 20 (19.80%) Scrum
11 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
11 20 (19.80%) Business Analysis
12 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
12 19 (18.81%) Python
13 18 (17.82%) MS Visio
14 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
14 17 (16.83%) SDLC
15 16 (15.84%) .NET
15 16 (15.84%) C++
16 15 (14.85%) Java
16 15 (14.85%) T-SQL
16 15 (14.85%) Migration
17 14 (13.86%) Linux
17 14 (13.86%) Relational Database
18 13 (12.87%) Continuous Improvement

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 (5.94%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.97%) nginx
2 3 (2.97%) WordPress
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.99%) Apache
4 1 (0.99%) CMS
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 19 (18.81%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (17.82%) MS Visio
4 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Project
5 7 (6.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.99%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.99%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Magento
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.99%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.99%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP IS-U
2 1 (0.99%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.99%) SAP PS
2 1 (0.99%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.94%) Amazon S3
2 6 (5.94%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (5.94%) Office 365
3 2 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.94%) SSH
2 6 (5.94%) VPN
3 4 (3.96%) Unified Communications
4 2 (1.98%) HTTP
4 2 (1.98%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.86%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.95%) Big Data
5 4 (3.96%) SQLite
6 3 (2.97%) MySQL
6 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.98%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.98%) Redis
8 1 (0.99%) HSQLDB
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) Robot Framework
2 7 (6.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.97%) Mocha
5 2 (1.98%) AppScan
5 2 (1.98%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.98%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (1.98%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.98%) Selenium
6 1 (0.99%) Android Studio
6 1 (0.99%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.99%) Grunt
6 1 (0.99%) gulp
6 1 (0.99%) JUnit
6 1 (0.99%) webpack
6 1 (0.99%) Xcode
General
1 37 (36.63%) Legal
2 31 (30.69%) Finance
3 6 (5.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.95%) Marketing
4 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.97%) Retail
6 2 (1.98%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Billing
Job Titles
1 21 (20.79%) Developer
2 20 (19.80%) Analyst
3 11 (10.89%) Scrum Master
4 10 (9.90%) Administrator
4 10 (9.90%) DBA
4 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (9.90%) SQL DBA
5 8 (7.92%) Business Analyst
5 8 (7.92%) Python Developer
6 7 (6.93%) QA Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) QA Test Analyst
6 7 (6.93%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.94%) Applications Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Consultant
7 6 (5.94%) Test Automation Specialist
7 6 (5.94%) Test Scripter
7 6 (5.94%) Test Specialist
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Consultant
8 5 (4.95%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.84%) .NET
2 12 (11.88%) HTML
3 11 (10.89%) CSS
4 10 (9.90%) ASP.NET
5 7 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (5.94%) .NET Framework
6 6 (5.94%) jQuery
6 6 (5.94%) REST
6 6 (5.94%) Spring
6 6 (5.94%) Web Services
7 5 (4.95%) SOAP
8 4 (3.96%) HTML5
8 4 (3.96%) Node.js
9 3 (2.97%) AngularJS
9 3 (2.97%) CSS3
9 3 (2.97%) Express
9 3 (2.97%) J2EE
9 3 (2.97%) Laravel
9 3 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (1.98%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 66 (65.35%) Computer Science
2 37 (36.63%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.90%) Replication
4 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
5 6 (5.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (5.94%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.96%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.98%) Fintech
8 2 (1.98%) User Experience
9 1 (0.99%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.99%) Motion Graphics
Operating Systems
1 14 (13.86%) Linux
2 5 (4.95%) Windows
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.98%) Kali Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Android
5 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (41.58%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (22.77%) Project Management
3 20 (19.80%) Business Analysis
3 20 (19.80%) Scrum
3 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
4 19 (18.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (16.83%) Continuous Integration
5 17 (16.83%) SDLC
5 17 (16.83%) Test Automation
6 15 (14.85%) Migration
7 13 (12.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (12.87%) System Testing
7 13 (12.87%) Test Strategy
7 13 (12.87%) Unit Testing
8 11 (10.89%) Customer-Centricity
8 11 (10.89%) Dashboard Development
8 11 (10.89%) Kanban
8 11 (10.89%) Ticket Management
8 11 (10.89%) Traceability Matrix
8 11 (10.89%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) SQL
2 19 (18.81%) Python
3 16 (15.84%) C++
4 15 (14.85%) Java
4 15 (14.85%) T-SQL
5 13 (12.87%) JavaScript
6 10 (9.90%) C
6 10 (9.90%) C#
7 6 (5.94%) Groovy
8 5 (4.95%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.97%) PHP
10 2 (1.98%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.99%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.99%) Perl
11 1 (0.99%) Ruby
11 1 (0.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (60.40%) Computer Science Degree
2 11 (10.89%) PMI Certification
2 11 (10.89%) PMP
3 8 (7.92%) HND
4 7 (6.93%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.95%) HNC
6 2 (1.98%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.99%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (1.98%) Nessus
Vendors
1 39 (38.61%) Oracle
2 35 (34.65%) Microsoft
3 12 (11.88%) Cisco
4 10 (9.90%) VMware
5 9 (8.91%) Google
6 4 (3.96%) SAP
7 2 (1.98%) Trustwave
8 1 (0.99%) Apple
8 1 (0.99%) Citrix
8 1 (0.99%) HP
8 1 (0.99%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.99%) Xamarin