Period
to 25 April 2019

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 25 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8 -6
Permanent jobs citing Degree 108 89 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.67% 21.87% 12.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 51.18% 80.91% 43.07%
Number of salaries quoted 65 67 52
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% +9.49%
10th Percentile £26,000 £18,600 £22,125
90th Percentile £51,550 £47,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £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 211 110 137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.71% 27.03% 29.15%
Number of salaries quoted 148 82 109
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,050 £20,500
90th Percentile £51,125 £52,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 25 April 2019.

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 25 April 2019. 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 -14 99 £36,500 -8.75% 1
County Londonderry -6 2 £47,500 +5.56%
County Down 0 1 £33,000 +32.00%
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 70 (64.81%) C#
2 44 (40.74%) SQL
2 44 (40.74%) .NET
3 40 (37.04%) Computer Science
4 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (30.56%) Java
6 30 (27.78%) Software Engineering
7 25 (23.15%) Finance
8 23 (21.30%) ASP.NET
9 22 (20.37%) JavaScript
9 22 (20.37%) SDLC
10 21 (19.44%) CSS
11 19 (17.59%) Web Development
12 17 (15.74%) jQuery
12 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.81%) Python
13 16 (14.81%) Git (software)
13 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
14 15 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
14 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
14 15 (13.89%) HTML
15 14 (12.96%) MVC
15 14 (12.96%) QA
16 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
16 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (12.04%) PHP
17 12 (11.11%) Low Latency
17 12 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
18 11 (10.19%) RESTful
18 11 (10.19%) MySQL

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 (4.63%) Confluence
2 4 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) CMS
3 1 (0.93%) JBoss
3 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
3 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.93%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) Office 365
4 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.93%) SaaS
4 1 (0.93%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.56%) Internet
2 2 (1.85%) VPN
3 1 (0.93%) BGP
3 1 (0.93%) DHCP
3 1 (0.93%) DNS
3 1 (0.93%) Firewall
3 1 (0.93%) IPsec
3 1 (0.93%) L2TP
3 1 (0.93%) LAN
3 1 (0.93%) Network Security
3 1 (0.93%) OpenVPN
3 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.93%) WAN
3 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
4 11 (10.19%) MySQL
4 11 (10.19%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.63%) Neo4j
6 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.85%) Big Data
7 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.93%) Blockchain
8 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (14.81%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.33%) JIRA
3 5 (4.63%) Bitbucket
3 5 (4.63%) Eclipse
3 5 (4.63%) JUnit
3 5 (4.63%) Mockito
4 4 (3.70%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.93%) ProC
6 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 25 (23.15%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Banking
3 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.63%) Games
5 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
5 4 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.85%) Retail
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
7 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 83 (76.85%) Developer
2 51 (47.22%) Software Developer
3 29 (26.85%) C# Developer
4 26 (24.07%) Java Developer
5 22 (20.37%) C# Software Developer
6 12 (11.11%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (10.19%) .NET Developer
8 10 (9.26%) Full Stack Developer
8 10 (9.26%) Java Web Developer
8 10 (9.26%) Web Developer
9 9 (8.33%) Applications Developer
10 8 (7.41%) .NET Software Developer
11 7 (6.48%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (4.63%) IT Manager
12 5 (4.63%) Java Applications Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Java Web Applications Developer
12 5 (4.63%) Web Applications Developer
13 4 (3.70%) C# Application Developer
13 4 (3.70%) Graduate
13 4 (3.70%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (40.74%) .NET
2 23 (21.30%) ASP.NET
3 21 (19.44%) CSS
4 17 (15.74%) jQuery
5 15 (13.89%) HTML
6 11 (10.19%) RESTful
7 10 (9.26%) AngularJS
7 10 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (9.26%) Java EE
7 10 (9.26%) Node.js
8 6 (5.56%) Velocity
9 5 (4.63%) Angular 2
9 5 (4.63%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.63%) JPA
9 5 (4.63%) Spring
9 5 (4.63%) Spring Boot
9 5 (4.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (3.70%) .NET Framework
11 3 (2.78%) .NET Core
11 3 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.26%) Derivative
2 10 (9.26%) User Experience
3 6 (5.56%) Equities
3 6 (5.56%) Internet of Things
4 4 (3.70%) Industrial Internet of Things
4 4 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.78%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.78%) OTC Derivatives
6 2 (1.85%) Robotics
6 2 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) iPad
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.19%) Linux
2 7 (6.48%) Unix
3 5 (4.63%) Android
3 5 (4.63%) Windows
4 4 (3.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (37.04%) Computer Science
2 34 (31.48%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.78%) Software Engineering
4 22 (20.37%) SDLC
5 19 (17.59%) Web Development
6 16 (14.81%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (12.96%) MVC
8 12 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
8 12 (11.11%) Low Latency
9 10 (9.26%) Functional Testing
9 10 (9.26%) OO
9 10 (9.26%) OOP
9 10 (9.26%) Project Planning
10 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (5.56%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.56%) Mentoring
10 6 (5.56%) Microservices
11 5 (4.63%) BDD
11 5 (4.63%) Functional Programming
11 5 (4.63%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 70 (64.81%) C#
2 44 (40.74%) SQL
3 33 (30.56%) Java
4 22 (20.37%) JavaScript
5 16 (14.81%) Python
6 13 (12.04%) PHP
7 6 (5.56%) R
8 5 (4.63%) C++
8 5 (4.63%) Java 8
8 5 (4.63%) Perl
8 5 (4.63%) Ruby
9 2 (1.85%) VBA
10 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.93%) Scala
10 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (13.89%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (3.70%) PhD
3 2 (1.85%) ISEB
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.93%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.96%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (3.70%) Firmware
2 1 (0.93%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.93%) Docker
2 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.70%) Oracle
3 3 (2.78%) HP
3 3 (2.78%) Verint
4 1 (0.93%) Apple
4 1 (0.93%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.93%) BT
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco
4 1 (0.93%) Dell
4 1 (0.93%) Google
4 1 (0.93%) IBM