Period
to 28 March 2020

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 28 March 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Academic Degree
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
28 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 17 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -10 -1
Permanent jobs citing Degree 66 111 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.70% 14.82% 19.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 61.68% 56.06% 80.43%
Number of salaries quoted 46 72 69
Median annual salary £45,000 £33,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.33% -16.25% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,025 £21,400
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,075 £48,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 107 198 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.97% 26.44% 23.77%
Number of salaries quoted 62 137 81
Median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,325 £23,600 £22,000
90th Percentile £59,750 £50,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 28 March 2020.

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 28 March 2020. 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 -3 56 £45,000 +31.39% 22
Newry -1 7 £40,000 +45.45%
County Londonderry +3 3 £32,500 -31.58% 2
Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 2020, 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 49 (74.24%) Computer Science
2 30 (45.45%) SQL
3 24 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
4 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
5 19 (28.79%) Linux
5 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
6 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (24.24%) Azure
6 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (22.73%) C#
8 14 (21.21%) Java
8 14 (21.21%) Finance
8 14 (21.21%) AWS
9 13 (19.70%) Mathematics
9 13 (19.70%) Python
10 11 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (15.15%) Fintech
11 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
11 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (13.64%) Investment Banking
12 9 (13.64%) Banking
13 8 (12.12%) SDLC
13 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
14 7 (10.61%) Kubernetes
14 7 (10.61%) Docker
14 7 (10.61%) DevOps
14 7 (10.61%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
14 7 (10.61%) Multithreading

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 (7.58%) OpenStack
2 3 (4.55%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Azure
2 14 (21.21%) AWS
3 5 (7.58%) GCP
4 2 (3.03%) SaaS
5 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) WAN
2 2 (3.03%) Internet
3 1 (1.52%) Firewall
3 1 (1.52%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 5 (7.58%) Amazon Aurora
4 5 (7.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (7.58%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.58%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.03%) KDB
6 2 (3.03%) Kdb+
7 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) Appium
2 1 (1.52%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Selenium
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (21.21%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Banking
2 9 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Marketing
3 5 (7.58%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.03%) Law
5 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Developer
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
4 6 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.58%) Applications Support
5 5 (7.58%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Python Developer
5 5 (7.58%) Python Developer - Fintech
5 5 (7.58%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) SQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Technical Leader
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Software Tester
7 3 (4.55%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.09%) Spring
2 5 (7.58%) Django
2 5 (7.58%) Flask
3 4 (6.06%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.06%) Spring Boot
4 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 3 (4.55%) CSS
4 3 (4.55%) HTML
4 3 (4.55%) REST
5 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.03%) ASP.NET
5 2 (3.03%) React
6 1 (1.52%) CSS3
6 1 (1.52%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) JSON
6 1 (1.52%) LESS
6 1 (1.52%) Redux
6 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (24.24%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (7.58%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (7.58%) Life Science
3 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.06%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.79%) Linux
2 6 (9.09%) Unix
2 6 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (1.52%) CentOS
3 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (74.24%) Computer Science
2 19 (28.79%) Software Engineering
3 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (22.73%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (19.70%) Mathematics
6 11 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
7 10 (15.15%) Fintech
7 10 (15.15%) Test Automation
8 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
8 8 (12.12%) SDLC
9 7 (10.61%) DevOps
9 7 (10.61%) Multithreading
10 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (7.58%) API Design
11 5 (7.58%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (7.58%) Extreme Programming
11 5 (7.58%) Hardware Maintenance
11 5 (7.58%) Release Management
11 5 (7.58%) Technical Debt
11 5 (7.58%) Trunk-Based Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (45.45%) SQL
2 15 (22.73%) C#
3 14 (21.21%) Java
4 13 (19.70%) Python
5 7 (10.61%) JavaScript
6 4 (6.06%) C++
6 4 (6.06%) VBA
7 3 (4.55%) Java 8
8 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.52%) Go
8 1 (1.52%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.58%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.03%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.52%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.52%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) QA
2 5 (7.58%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (7.58%) GxP
3 1 (1.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) Docker
2 5 (7.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (7.58%) KVM
2 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.52%) Ansible
2 1 (1.52%) EnCase
2 1 (1.52%) FTK
2 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
1 4 (6.06%) Oracle
2 1 (1.52%) Citrix
2 1 (1.52%) Qualys
2 1 (1.52%) Symantec
2 1 (1.52%) VMware
2 1 (1.52%) Xamarin
2 1 (1.52%) Zerto