Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 28 12 8
Rank change year-on-year -16 -4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Degree 40 70 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 6.91% 16.39% 17.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 36.04% 56.45% 49.34%
Number of salaries quoted 29 37 36
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £25,800 £20,800 £21,875
90th Percentile £62,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 111 124 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.17% 29.04% 36.45%
Number of salaries quoted 72 70 83
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £33,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £23,000 £20,500 £19,900
90th Percentile £68,677 £68,875 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -18 36 £40,000 +26.98% 19
County Londonderry -1 2 £27,500 -
Newry - 1 - -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 18 (45.00%) C#
2 16 (40.00%) .NET
3 13 (32.50%) SQL
4 11 (27.50%) Java
4 11 (27.50%) Finance
4 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
5 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.00%) Banking
5 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (17.50%) Derivative
6 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
6 7 (17.50%) SDLC
7 6 (15.00%) OTC Derivatives
7 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
7 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
7 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
8 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (10.00%) Public Sector
9 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.00%) Project Management
9 4 (10.00%) HTML
9 4 (10.00%) Oracle
9 4 (10.00%) CSS
9 4 (10.00%) Web Services
9 4 (10.00%) JBoss
9 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
9 4 (10.00%) Web Development

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 4 (10.00%) JBoss
2 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.00%) NetWeaver
3 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.50%) Confluence
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.50%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.50%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Azure
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.50%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.50%) DHCP
1 1 (2.50%) DNS
1 1 (2.50%) FlexRay
1 1 (2.50%) LAN
1 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.50%) WAN
1 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Big Data
2 1 (2.50%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (2.50%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) JIRA
1 1 (2.50%) Maven
1 1 (2.50%) ProC
1 1 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.50%) webpack
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 10 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (7.50%) Retail
5 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.50%) Electronics
6 1 (2.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (52.50%) Developer
2 12 (30.00%) Software Developer
3 8 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (15.00%) C# Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Java Developer
5 5 (12.50%) Project Manager
6 4 (10.00%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (7.50%) Trainee
7 3 (7.50%) Trainee Developer
8 2 (5.00%) .NET Software Developer
8 2 (5.00%) Data Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Graduate
8 2 (5.00%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Technical Project Manager
8 2 (5.00%) Trainee Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (40.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.00%) CSS
3 4 (10.00%) HTML
3 4 (10.00%) Web Services
4 3 (7.50%) AngularJS
4 3 (7.50%) JMS
5 2 (5.00%) .NET Core
5 2 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (5.00%) EJB
5 2 (5.00%) EJB 3.0
5 2 (5.00%) JAX-WS
5 2 (5.00%) JDBC
5 2 (5.00%) jQuery
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) JSF
6 1 (2.50%) JSON
6 1 (2.50%) SOAP
6 1 (2.50%) Spring
6 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Derivative
2 6 (15.00%) OTC Derivatives
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (10.00%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
5 1 (2.50%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.50%) iPad
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.50%) Unix
2 2 (5.00%) Linux
2 2 (5.00%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) AIX
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Computer Science
2 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (17.50%) SDLC
4 6 (15.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (10.00%) Project Management
6 4 (10.00%) Risk Management
6 4 (10.00%) Web Development
7 3 (7.50%) Analytics
7 3 (7.50%) Data Analytics
7 3 (7.50%) Electronic Trading
7 3 (7.50%) ETL
7 3 (7.50%) Low Latency
7 3 (7.50%) Project Delivery
7 3 (7.50%) Scrum
8 2 (5.00%) Task Automation
8 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (45.00%) C#
2 13 (32.50%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) Java
4 6 (15.00%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.00%) Python
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
6 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.50%) C
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.50%) Go
7 1 (2.50%) XPath
7 1 (2.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) Master's Degree
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.50%) MBA
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.50%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.50%) Ab Initio
3 1 (2.50%) Apple
3 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 1 (2.50%) BT
3 1 (2.50%) Dell
3 1 (2.50%) HP
3 1 (2.50%) IBM
3 1 (2.50%) PayPal
3 1 (2.50%) SAP
3 1 (2.50%) Talend
3 1 (2.50%) TIBCO