Period
to 27 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 198 146 210
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 26.12% 45.34% 38.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 30.32% 47.10% 39.92%
Number of salaries quoted 134 57 165
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% - +13.92%
75th Percentile £52,500 £58,750 £63,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +10.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 653 310 526
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.15% 96.27% 97.59%
Number of salaries quoted 420 131 373
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £32,500 £33,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £56,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.82% +10.00% -

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Developer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 27 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
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 Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 27 October 2021. 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 -1 177 £40,000 -17.95% 34
County Tyrone +3 7 £45,000 +28.57%
County Londonderry -5 7 £34,000 -9.33%
County Down - 1 - - 1
County Armagh - 1 £45,000 -
Developer
UK

Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, Developer job roles required the following IT 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 featuring Developer in the job title.

1 99 (50.00%) C#
2 89 (44.95%) .NET
3 88 (44.44%) JavaScript
4 83 (41.92%) SQL
5 76 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
6 74 (37.37%) AngularJS
7 62 (31.31%) Java
8 51 (25.76%) TDD
9 45 (22.73%) CSS
10 43 (21.72%) HTML
11 41 (20.71%) Spring
11 41 (20.71%) Mentoring
12 39 (19.70%) Node.js
12 39 (19.70%) Scrum
13 38 (19.19%) BDD
14 37 (18.69%) Hibernate
14 37 (18.69%) React
15 34 (17.17%) Public Sector
16 31 (15.66%) Microsoft
16 31 (15.66%) MongoDB
16 31 (15.66%) Coaching
17 30 (15.15%) Python
17 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
18 29 (14.65%) Git (software)
19 28 (14.14%) Software Testing
20 27 (13.64%) MVC
21 26 (13.13%) SQL Server
21 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
21 26 (13.13%) Security Cleared
21 26 (13.13%) Web Development

Developer Skill Set
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 22 (11.11%) CMS
2 14 (7.07%) Kentico
2 14 (7.07%) Umbraco
3 4 (2.02%) Apache Spark
4 3 (1.52%) Apache
4 3 (1.52%) SAS
5 2 (1.01%) IBM Domino
5 2 (1.01%) WordPress
6 1 (0.51%) Appian
6 1 (0.51%) EPiServer
6 1 (0.51%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.51%) JBoss
6 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.51%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Photoshop
1 2 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Magento
2 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.61%) AWS
2 18 (9.09%) Azure
3 14 (7.07%) SaaS
4 4 (2.02%) npm
4 4 (2.02%) PaaS
5 3 (1.52%) dbt
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon Alexa
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.01%) GitHub
6 2 (1.01%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.01%) Yarn
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.53%) Internet
2 1 (0.51%) HTTP
2 1 (0.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (15.66%) MongoDB
2 26 (13.13%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.08%) Relational Database
4 11 (5.56%) MySQL
5 9 (4.55%) RDBMS
6 5 (2.53%) Big Data
7 4 (2.02%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (1.52%) Apache Hive
8 3 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.52%) HBase
8 3 (1.52%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.52%) Parquet
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon Athena
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon Aurora
9 2 (1.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.01%) Power BI
9 2 (1.01%) QGIS
9 2 (1.01%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (14.65%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.53%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.53%) webpack
4 4 (2.02%) Babel
4 4 (2.02%) JUnit
5 3 (1.52%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (1.52%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.52%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.52%) gulp
5 3 (1.52%) JIRA
6 2 (1.01%) CircleCI
6 2 (1.01%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.01%) PHPUnit
6 2 (1.01%) Subversion
7 1 (0.51%) Ant
7 1 (0.51%) Maven
7 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.51%) TestNG
7 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (17.17%) Public Sector
2 21 (10.61%) Finance
3 17 (8.59%) Social Skills
4 9 (4.55%) Games
5 8 (4.04%) Marketing
6 7 (3.54%) Banking
7 6 (3.03%) Retail
8 2 (1.01%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (44.95%) .NET
2 74 (37.37%) AngularJS
3 45 (22.73%) CSS
4 43 (21.72%) HTML
5 41 (20.71%) Spring
6 39 (19.70%) Node.js
7 37 (18.69%) Hibernate
7 37 (18.69%) React
8 24 (12.12%) jQuery
9 22 (11.11%) Sass
9 22 (11.11%) Vue.js
9 22 (11.11%) Web Services
10 21 (10.61%) ASP.NET
11 16 (8.08%) REST
12 14 (7.07%) .NET Framework
13 11 (5.56%) HTML5
14 10 (5.05%) LESS
14 10 (5.05%) Spring Boot
15 8 (4.04%) CSS3
15 8 (4.04%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.13%) User Experience
2 12 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (3.03%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.53%) Oculus Rift
5 4 (2.02%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.02%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.52%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (1.01%) iPhone
7 2 (1.01%) Photography
7 2 (1.01%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.01%) Social Media
8 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.60%) Linux
2 9 (4.55%) Unix
2 9 (4.55%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.76%) TDD
3 41 (20.71%) Mentoring
4 39 (19.70%) Scrum
5 38 (19.19%) BDD
6 31 (15.66%) Coaching
7 30 (15.15%) Software Engineering
8 28 (14.14%) Software Testing
9 27 (13.64%) MVC
10 26 (13.13%) Front End Development
10 26 (13.13%) User Stories
10 26 (13.13%) Web Development
11 25 (12.63%) Change Control
11 25 (12.63%) SDLC
12 22 (11.11%) Full Stack Development
13 15 (7.58%) OO
14 14 (7.07%) Fintech
14 14 (7.07%) SOA
15 13 (6.57%) Artificial Intelligence
16 12 (6.06%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 99 (50.00%) C#
2 88 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 83 (41.92%) SQL
4 62 (31.31%) Java
5 30 (15.15%) Python
6 20 (10.10%) TypeScript
7 10 (5.05%) PHP
8 8 (4.04%) Go
9 7 (3.54%) Java 8
9 7 (3.54%) Ruby
10 6 (3.03%) ES6
11 5 (2.53%) C++
12 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.01%) ES7
13 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.51%) Java 11
14 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 26 (13.13%) SC Cleared
1 26 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (1.52%) Degree
4 3 (1.52%) OCP
5 2 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.51%) OCA
6 1 (0.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.58%) QA
System Software
1 13 (6.57%) Docker
2 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 17 (8.59%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 31 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 13 (6.57%) Oracle
3 6 (3.03%) Google
4 5 (2.53%) Facebook
4 5 (2.53%) Red Hat
5 3 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.01%) Apple
6 2 (1.01%) Civica
6 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.51%) Adobe
7 1 (0.51%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.51%) iManage
7 1 (0.51%) Sybase
7 1 (0.51%) UiPath
7 1 (0.51%) Xamarin