Period
to 22 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 199 183 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 37.06% 44.31% 38.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.05% 44.96% 40.00%
Number of salaries quoted 155 165 119
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,000 £12,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £64,000 £52,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 523 407 440
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.39% 98.55% 96.70%
Number of salaries quoted 366 302 284
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.89% -4.67%
10th Percentile £24,500 £23,750 £20,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Developer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Developer in Northern Ireland

Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 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 0 177 £46,250 +15.63% 55
Newry - 6 £70,000 -
County Londonderry -1 5 £75,000 +30.43% 1
County Down - 4 £31,500 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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 92 (46.23%) JavaScript
2 84 (42.21%) C#
2 84 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (37.19%) .NET
4 52 (26.13%) Java
5 51 (25.63%) Software Engineering
6 49 (24.62%) HTML
7 47 (23.62%) SQL
8 44 (22.11%) Unit Testing
9 42 (21.11%) CSS
10 41 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
11 39 (19.60%) ASP.NET
12 37 (18.59%) Web Services
12 37 (18.59%) Scrum
13 36 (18.09%) SQL Server
14 35 (17.59%) MVC
15 34 (17.09%) Python
16 33 (16.58%) AngularJS
17 31 (15.58%) Spring
18 30 (15.08%) React
19 28 (14.07%) Linux
19 28 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
20 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
21 26 (13.07%) Azure
21 26 (13.07%) .NET Framework
21 26 (13.07%) Front End Development
22 25 (12.56%) Test Automation
23 22 (11.06%) Git (software)
23 22 (11.06%) AWS
23 22 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery

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 3 (1.51%) Apache
2 2 (1.01%) IIS
2 2 (1.01%) JBoss
2 2 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.50%) Moodle
3 1 (0.50%) nginx
3 1 (0.50%) Totara
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.50%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.50%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (3.02%) SAP Business One
2 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.50%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.50%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.07%) Azure
2 22 (11.06%) AWS
3 9 (4.52%) SaaS
4 5 (2.51%) GitHub
5 4 (2.01%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.01%) Office 365
6 3 (1.51%) PaaS
6 3 (1.51%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.01%) Azure Functions
7 2 (1.01%) Serverless
7 2 (1.01%) Yarn
8 1 (0.50%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.01%) HTTP
2 1 (0.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (18.09%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.54%) MongoDB
3 13 (6.53%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (6.53%) Hazelcast
3 13 (6.53%) NoSQL
3 13 (6.53%) RDBMS
3 13 (6.53%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.52%) MySQL
5 8 (4.02%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (3.02%) GIS
8 5 (2.51%) Big Data
9 3 (1.51%) Power BI
10 2 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.50%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.50%) Neo4j
11 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (11.06%) Git (software)
2 16 (8.04%) webpack
3 12 (6.03%) Gradle
3 12 (6.03%) JUnit
3 12 (6.03%) Spock
4 11 (5.53%) TeamCity
5 10 (5.03%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.01%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.01%) GitLab
7 2 (1.01%) Maven
8 1 (0.50%) gulp
8 1 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.50%) JIRA
8 1 (0.50%) JSUnit
8 1 (0.50%) Moq
8 1 (0.50%) PHPUnit
8 1 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (4.02%) Banking
1 8 (4.02%) Finance
2 7 (3.52%) Legal
3 6 (3.02%) Manufacturing
3 6 (3.02%) Retail
4 4 (2.01%) Advertising
5 2 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Front Office
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (37.19%) .NET
2 49 (24.62%) HTML
3 42 (21.11%) CSS
4 39 (19.60%) ASP.NET
5 37 (18.59%) Web Services
6 33 (16.58%) AngularJS
7 31 (15.58%) Spring
8 30 (15.08%) React
9 28 (14.07%) ASP.NET MVC
10 26 (13.07%) .NET Framework
11 22 (11.06%) Redux
12 21 (10.55%) jQuery
13 20 (10.05%) .NET Core
13 20 (10.05%) Entity Framework
14 17 (8.54%) RESTful
15 15 (7.54%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 13 (6.53%) JAX-RS
17 12 (6.03%) JAXB
17 12 (6.03%) JAX-WS
18 11 (5.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.05%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.03%) Smartphone
2 12 (6.03%) User Experience
3 11 (5.53%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.02%) Derivative
5 6 (3.02%) OTC Derivatives
6 5 (2.51%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.51%) Greenfield Project
7 4 (2.01%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.51%) Smart Energy
9 2 (1.01%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.07%) Linux
2 5 (2.51%) Windows
3 3 (1.51%) Unix
4 1 (0.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (42.21%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (25.63%) Software Engineering
3 44 (22.11%) Unit Testing
4 41 (20.60%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (18.59%) Scrum
6 35 (17.59%) MVC
7 26 (13.07%) Front End Development
8 25 (12.56%) Test Automation
9 22 (11.06%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (10.55%) Kanban
11 20 (10.05%) DevOps
12 19 (9.55%) Fintech
12 19 (9.55%) TDD
13 16 (8.04%) Analytics
14 13 (6.53%) Benchmarking
14 13 (6.53%) Data Analysis
15 12 (6.03%) Asynchronous Programming
15 12 (6.03%) Deadline-Driven
16 10 (5.03%) CQRS
16 10 (5.03%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 92 (46.23%) JavaScript
2 84 (42.21%) C#
3 52 (26.13%) Java
4 47 (23.62%) SQL
5 34 (17.09%) Python
6 20 (10.05%) TypeScript
7 12 (6.03%) C++
8 9 (4.52%) PHP
8 9 (4.52%) VB.NET
9 7 (3.52%) Ruby
10 6 (3.02%) T-SQL
11 4 (2.01%) Go
11 4 (2.01%) Java 8
11 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.01%) VB
12 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.50%) ES6
12 1 (0.50%) R
12 1 (0.50%) Scala
12 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (8.54%) Degree
2 15 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.01%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.01%) QA
System Software
1 17 (8.54%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (8.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 27 (13.57%) Microsoft
2 16 (8.04%) Oracle
3 7 (3.52%) SAP
4 5 (2.51%) ServiceNow
5 1 (0.50%) Capita
5 1 (0.50%) Google