Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 15 1
Rank change year-on-year +3 -14 0
Permanent jobs citing Degree 60 51 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.11% 12.85% 32.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 54.55% 40.80% 65.07%
Number of salaries quoted 31 39 82
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £20,500 £24,050 £25,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £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 110 125 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.71% 31.49% 50.34%
Number of salaries quoted 62 87 110
Northern Ireland median annual salary £32,000 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.33% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +11 53 £31,500 - 18
County Armagh +3 4 £40,000 -27.27% 1
County Londonderry - 1 - -
County Down - 1 £25,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 23 (38.33%) Computer Science
2 22 (36.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (30.00%) Blockchain
5 17 (28.33%) Software Delivery
5 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
6 16 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
6 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (26.67%) Time Management
7 13 (21.67%) C#
7 13 (21.67%) TDD
7 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
8 12 (20.00%) Coaching
9 11 (18.33%) OO
10 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 9 (15.00%) Microservices
11 9 (15.00%) BDD
11 9 (15.00%) SQL
11 9 (15.00%) .NET
11 9 (15.00%) Java
11 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 8 (13.33%) Finance
12 8 (13.33%) CSS
12 8 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
13 7 (11.67%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (11.67%) HTML
13 7 (11.67%) 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 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.67%) Alfresco
2 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
2 1 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (1.67%) Documentum
2 1 (1.67%) Drupal
2 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.67%) FileNet
2 1 (1.67%) Liferay
2 1 (1.67%) LiveCycle
2 1 (1.67%) LiveLink
2 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.67%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle iStore
1 1 (1.67%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.67%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) FlexRay
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
1 1 (1.67%) LAN
1 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (1.67%) VoIP
1 1 (1.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (30.00%) Blockchain
2 7 (11.67%) Relational Database
3 6 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 4 (6.67%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.33%) Power BI
7 1 (1.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) JIRA
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.67%) Ant
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) Subversion
2 1 (1.67%) Xcode
General
1 17 (28.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (13.33%) Finance
3 5 (8.33%) Electronics
4 3 (5.00%) Automotive
4 3 (5.00%) Banking
4 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.33%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (1.67%) French Language
6 1 (1.67%) German Language
6 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Blockchain Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Software Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Software Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Blockchain Software Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) System Verification Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Verification Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Principal Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Principal Software Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Analyst
8 4 (6.67%) Data Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Graduate
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Data Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Business Analyst
9 3 (5.00%) Software Tester
9 3 (5.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.00%) .NET
2 8 (13.33%) CSS
3 7 (11.67%) HTML
4 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) JSON
6 3 (5.00%) Ajax
6 3 (5.00%) Spring
7 2 (3.33%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (3.33%) Node.js
7 2 (3.33%) Redux
8 1 (1.67%) .NET Core
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
8 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.67%) Entity Framework
8 1 (1.67%) Ext JS
8 1 (1.67%) React
8 1 (1.67%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (1.67%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (38.33%) Computer Science
2 13 (21.67%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.33%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.33%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.67%) FMCG
5 1 (1.67%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.00%) Windows
2 4 (6.67%) CoreOS
3 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.33%) Linux
4 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Android
5 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (28.33%) Software Delivery
3 16 (26.67%) Continuous Delivery
3 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (26.67%) Software Engineering
3 16 (26.67%) Time Management
4 13 (21.67%) Mentoring
4 13 (21.67%) TDD
5 12 (20.00%) Coaching
6 11 (18.33%) OO
7 10 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 9 (15.00%) BDD
8 9 (15.00%) Microservices
9 8 (13.33%) Exploratory Testing
10 7 (11.67%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (11.67%) Software Testing
10 7 (11.67%) System Testing
11 6 (10.00%) Data Analysis
11 6 (10.00%) Data Modelling
11 6 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.67%) C#
2 10 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (15.00%) Java
3 9 (15.00%) SQL
4 6 (10.00%) C++
4 6 (10.00%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.67%) Ruby
6 2 (3.33%) C
6 2 (3.33%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.67%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (36.67%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.00%) HNC
3 2 (3.33%) HND
3 2 (3.33%) Master's Degree
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.67%) MBA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.67%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
1 1 (1.67%) QA
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) etcd
2 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.67%) Docker
4 1 (1.67%) Firmware
4 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.67%) Oracle
3 2 (3.33%) Tableau
3 2 (3.33%) VMware
3 2 (3.33%) Xerox
4 1 (1.67%) Adobe
4 1 (1.67%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.67%) ATG
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco
4 1 (1.67%) Citrix
4 1 (1.67%) Google
4 1 (1.67%) HP
4 1 (1.67%) IBM
4 1 (1.67%) Interwoven
4 1 (1.67%) Progress
4 1 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.67%) SAP
4 1 (1.67%) Sencha
4 1 (1.67%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.67%) Vignette