Period
to 13 April 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 13 April 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 169 233 392
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 47.08% 41.76% 51.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 48.56% 42.75% 53.55%
Number of salaries quoted 132 146 257
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% +6.41%
75th Percentile £50,313 £56,250 £50,000
90th Percentile £56,125 £62,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 348 545 732
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.94% 97.67% 96.44%
Number of salaries quoted 223 351 460
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £25,975
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £41,000 £41,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.66% -1.20% +6.41%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £64,750 £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 13 April 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 13 April 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 0 143 £40,000 -15.79% 52
County Armagh 0 3 £40,000 -
County Londonderry 0 2 £35,000 - 1
County Down -1 1 £30,000 -6.25% 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 April 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 77 (45.56%) JavaScript
2 62 (36.69%) Java
3 57 (33.73%) SQL
3 57 (33.73%) HTML
4 55 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (29.59%) Software Engineering
6 47 (27.81%) CSS
6 47 (27.81%) Front End Development
7 44 (26.04%) C#
8 38 (22.49%) AngularJS
9 37 (21.89%) Linux
10 31 (18.34%) .NET
11 30 (17.75%) User Experience
12 27 (15.98%) React
13 26 (15.38%) OO
14 25 (14.79%) Git (software)
15 24 (14.20%) Web Development
16 23 (13.61%) Azure
16 23 (13.61%) REST
17 22 (13.02%) Test Automation
17 22 (13.02%) Degree
17 22 (13.02%) Python
18 21 (12.43%) PHP
18 21 (12.43%) AWS
18 21 (12.43%) Node.js
19 20 (11.83%) Go
19 20 (11.83%) MySQL
19 20 (11.83%) Web Services
19 20 (11.83%) MVC
20 19 (11.24%) Oracle

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 5 (2.96%) JBoss
1 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.18%) CMS
3 2 (1.18%) Headless CMS
4 1 (0.59%) iPlanet
4 1 (0.59%) Moodle
Applications
1 8 (4.73%) Photoshop
2 4 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Magento
1 4 (2.37%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.59%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.61%) Azure
2 21 (12.43%) AWS
3 4 (2.37%) GitHub
3 4 (2.37%) Google Analytics
3 4 (2.37%) Google Tag Manager
3 4 (2.37%) PaaS
4 3 (1.78%) SaaS
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon Cognito
5 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.18%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (1.18%) GCP
5 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
5 2 (1.18%) Serverless
5 2 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.59%) IBM Blueworks
6 1 (0.59%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.59%) FTP
2 1 (0.59%) HTTP
2 1 (0.59%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.83%) MySQL
2 17 (10.06%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.28%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (7.69%) NoSQL
5 9 (5.33%) DB2
6 6 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (3.55%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.96%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.78%) SQLite
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.18%) Data Lake
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.18%) Power BI
9 2 (1.18%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.59%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.59%) DB2 UDB
10 1 (0.59%) HSQLDB
10 1 (0.59%) Impala
Development Applications
1 25 (14.79%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.92%) Jenkins
3 9 (5.33%) JUnit
4 6 (3.55%) Maven
5 5 (2.96%) Gradle
5 5 (2.96%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.37%) Mocha
6 4 (2.37%) Subversion
7 3 (1.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.78%) Grunt
7 3 (1.78%) gulp
7 3 (1.78%) JIRA
7 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 3 (1.78%) webpack
8 2 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.18%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.18%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.59%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (8.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.92%) Public Sector
3 6 (3.55%) Retail
4 5 (2.96%) Multimedia
5 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.18%) Banking
6 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.59%) Electronics
7 1 (0.59%) Front Office
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (33.73%) HTML
2 47 (27.81%) CSS
3 38 (22.49%) AngularJS
4 31 (18.34%) .NET
5 27 (15.98%) React
6 23 (13.61%) REST
7 21 (12.43%) Node.js
8 20 (11.83%) Web Services
9 18 (10.65%) Spring
9 18 (10.65%) Vue.js
10 17 (10.06%) jQuery
11 16 (9.47%) Sass
12 15 (8.88%) HTML5
13 14 (8.28%) LESS
14 10 (5.92%) Middleware
15 8 (4.73%) Spring Boot
15 8 (4.73%) XML
16 7 (4.14%) Material Design
16 7 (4.14%) RESTful
17 6 (3.55%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.75%) User Experience
2 9 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.33%) Mobile App
3 7 (4.14%) Analytical Mindset
3 7 (4.14%) Life Science
4 6 (3.55%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.37%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.78%) e-Learning
6 3 (1.78%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.78%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.78%) Learning Management System
6 3 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.18%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.18%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.59%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.59%) Derivative
8 1 (0.59%) iSeries
8 1 (0.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (21.89%) Linux
2 17 (10.06%) Unix
3 14 (8.28%) Windows
4 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.59%) Android
5 1 (0.59%) OS/400
5 1 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (29.59%) Software Engineering
3 47 (27.81%) Front End Development
4 26 (15.38%) OO
5 24 (14.20%) Web Development
6 22 (13.02%) Test Automation
7 20 (11.83%) MVC
8 18 (10.65%) Analytics
9 17 (10.06%) SDLC
10 15 (8.88%) Computer Science
10 15 (8.88%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (8.28%) Mentoring
12 13 (7.69%) Data Engineering
12 13 (7.69%) Data Science
13 12 (7.10%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (7.10%) Microservices
14 11 (6.51%) Mathematics
15 10 (5.92%) Fintech
15 10 (5.92%) Mobile Development
16 9 (5.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 77 (45.56%) JavaScript
2 62 (36.69%) Java
3 57 (33.73%) SQL
4 44 (26.04%) C#
5 22 (13.02%) Python
6 21 (12.43%) PHP
7 20 (11.83%) Go
8 19 (11.24%) C++
8 19 (11.24%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.14%) C
9 7 (4.14%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.55%) PL/SQL
11 5 (2.96%) R
12 4 (2.37%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.37%) Java 8
13 2 (1.18%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.59%) Groovy
14 1 (0.59%) RPG IV
14 1 (0.59%) RPG/400
14 1 (0.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (13.02%) Degree
2 7 (4.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (0.59%) OCP
4 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.55%) QA
2 3 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (4.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (11.24%) Oracle
2 12 (7.10%) Google
3 9 (5.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (4.14%) IBM
4 7 (4.14%) Red Hat
5 4 (2.37%) Adobe
6 3 (1.78%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.18%) Sybase
8 1 (0.59%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.59%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.59%) New Relic
8 1 (0.59%) TIBCO