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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 9 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 +13
Permanent jobs citing Degree 204 107 59
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.22% 19.04% 14.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 62.58% 50.23% 63.44%
Number of salaries quoted 38 45 29
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £28,500
25th Percentile £34,750 £31,250 £39,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +20.00%
75th Percentile £59,875 £50,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £110,000 £73,600 £58,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 326 213 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.51% 37.90% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 72 67 44
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £27,000
25th Percentile £33,750 £31,250 £31,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £61,250 £49,375 £54,063
90th Percentile £75,800 £77,500 £56,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +2 177 £46,750 +10.00% 12
County Armagh +9 11 - -
County Down -9 10 £50,000 -
Newry - 9 £57,500 -
County Londonderry - 4 - -
County Tyrone - 1 £47,500 -
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 120 (58.82%) Finance
2 96 (47.06%) Computer Science
3 92 (45.10%) Problem-Solving
4 83 (40.69%) Agile
5 76 (37.25%) Risk Management
6 71 (34.80%) Derivative
7 70 (34.31%) Python
8 69 (33.82%) GCP
9 68 (33.33%) Coaching
10 66 (32.35%) Software Engineering
11 64 (31.37%) Computer Science Degree
12 61 (29.90%) Mathematics
13 57 (27.94%) Spring Boot
14 55 (26.96%) Social Skills
15 52 (25.49%) Project Management
16 50 (24.51%) AWS
17 44 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
17 44 (21.57%) Java
18 41 (20.10%) Analytics
19 40 (19.61%) Data Visualisation
19 40 (19.61%) Visualisation
20 39 (19.12%) .NET
21 38 (18.63%) Kafka
21 38 (18.63%) Low Latency
21 38 (18.63%) Kubernetes
21 38 (18.63%) Microservices
21 38 (18.63%) Critical Thinking
21 38 (18.63%) Cloud Native
21 38 (18.63%) Creative Problem-Solving
21 38 (18.63%) .NET Core

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 19 (9.31%) Confluence
2 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.98%) IIS
4 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.96%) Pipeline Pilot
4 3 (1.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.47%) SAP MDG
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.98%) MFGPRO
2 2 (0.98%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.98%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.49%) SAP IBP
3 1 (0.49%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 69 (33.82%) GCP
2 50 (24.51%) AWS
3 17 (8.33%) Azure
4 9 (4.41%) GitHub
5 3 (1.47%) SaaS
6 2 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.98%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.49%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.49%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.41%) Wireshark
2 6 (2.94%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.98%) Firewall
3 2 (0.98%) LAN
3 2 (0.98%) WAN
4 1 (0.49%) Network Security
4 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.31%) Big Data
2 5 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.96%) Spotfire
4 2 (0.98%) MS Access
4 2 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.49%) Power BI
5 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.49%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 19 (9.31%) JIRA
2 9 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.49%) Postman
General
1 120 (58.82%) Finance
2 55 (26.96%) Social Skills
3 44 (21.57%) Analytical Skills
4 35 (17.16%) Inclusion and Diversity
5 26 (12.75%) Legal
6 11 (5.39%) Influencing Skills
7 10 (4.90%) Electronics
7 10 (4.90%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (3.92%) Law
9 7 (3.43%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.47%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.98%) Banking
11 2 (0.98%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.98%) Marketing
12 1 (0.49%) Retail
12 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 104 (50.98%) Graduate
2 28 (13.73%) Software Engineer
3 19 (9.31%) Software Engineering Graduate
3 19 (9.31%) Software Testing Engineer
3 19 (9.31%) Testing Engineer
4 10 (4.90%) Analyst
5 9 (4.41%) Graduate Software Engineer
6 7 (3.43%) Developer
7 6 (2.94%) Architect
8 5 (2.45%) Java Developer
9 4 (1.96%) Project Manager
10 3 (1.47%) Business Analyst
10 3 (1.47%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (1.47%) Consultant
10 3 (1.47%) Data Analyst
10 3 (1.47%) IT Manager
10 3 (1.47%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (1.47%) Risk Analyst
10 3 (1.47%) Security Architect
10 3 (1.47%) Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (27.94%) Spring Boot
2 39 (19.12%) .NET
3 38 (18.63%) .NET Core
3 38 (18.63%) Kafka
4 19 (9.31%) Spring
5 9 (4.41%) Node.js
6 5 (2.45%) React
7 1 (0.49%) EDI
7 1 (0.49%) HTML
7 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.49%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 71 (34.80%) Derivative
2 38 (18.63%) Cloud Native
3 19 (9.31%) Blockchain
4 9 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 9 (4.41%) Video\Live Streaming
5 8 (3.92%) Biotechnology
5 8 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.96%) Life Science
7 2 (0.98%) Legacy Applications
8 1 (0.49%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.49%) Blog
8 1 (0.49%) FMCG
8 1 (0.49%) FPGA
8 1 (0.49%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.31%) Unix
2 10 (4.90%) Apple iOS
2 10 (4.90%) Linux
2 10 (4.90%) Windows
3 9 (4.41%) Android
3 9 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (1.96%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (47.06%) Computer Science
2 92 (45.10%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (40.69%) Agile
4 76 (37.25%) Risk Management
5 68 (33.33%) Coaching
6 66 (32.35%) Software Engineering
7 61 (29.90%) Mathematics
8 52 (25.49%) Project Management
9 41 (20.10%) Analytics
10 40 (19.61%) Data Visualisation
10 40 (19.61%) Visualisation
11 38 (18.63%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 38 (18.63%) Critical Thinking
11 38 (18.63%) Low Latency
11 38 (18.63%) Microservices
12 25 (12.25%) Migration
13 22 (10.78%) Cybersecurity
14 21 (10.29%) OpenUP
14 21 (10.29%) Robotic Process Automation
14 21 (10.29%) Visual Analytics
Programming Languages
1 70 (34.31%) Python
2 44 (21.57%) Java
3 26 (12.75%) SQL
4 19 (9.31%) C
4 19 (9.31%) C#
5 9 (4.41%) Bash
5 9 (4.41%) Kotlin
5 9 (4.41%) Perl
6 7 (3.43%) C++
7 1 (0.49%) ABAP
7 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.49%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.49%) R
7 1 (0.49%) VB
7 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (31.37%) Computer Science Degree
2 16 (7.84%) Master's Degree
3 8 (3.92%) CISSP
4 5 (2.45%) CGEIT
4 5 (2.45%) CISM
4 5 (2.45%) CRISC
4 5 (2.45%) SSCP
5 3 (1.47%) CISA
5 3 (1.47%) ISO 27001 Lead Auditor
6 2 (0.98%) (ISC)2 CCSP
6 2 (0.98%) AAT
6 2 (0.98%) ACCA
6 2 (0.98%) CCSK
6 2 (0.98%) CCSP
6 2 (0.98%) CIMA
6 2 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.98%) MCP
6 2 (0.98%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (0.49%) HNC
7 1 (0.49%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.39%) PMO
2 10 (4.90%) QA
3 5 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.45%) NIST
4 3 (1.47%) COBIT
4 3 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (1.47%) SOC 2
5 2 (0.98%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.49%) GDPR
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.41%) Firmware
2 5 (2.45%) Docker
3 4 (1.96%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.98%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 38 (18.63%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.47%) CASB
3 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.49%) Autotask
4 1 (0.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (10.78%) Google
2 19 (9.31%) Atlassian
3 18 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 9 (4.41%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.92%) SAP
6 4 (1.96%) Oracle
7 3 (1.47%) VMware
8 2 (0.98%) Citrix
8 2 (0.98%) IFS
8 2 (0.98%) JD Edwards
8 2 (0.98%) Symantec
8 2 (0.98%) Veeam
9 1 (0.49%) Apple
9 1 (0.49%) Ariba
9 1 (0.49%) Cisco