Period
to 15 August 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 153 222 152
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 42.27% 36.57% 38.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 43.22% 37.50% 38.97%
Number of salaries quoted 46 189 138
Median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £31,375 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £55,375
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +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 354 592 390
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.79% 97.53% 98.73%
Number of salaries quoted 129 403 267
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £29,000 £24,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 15 August 2020.

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 15 August 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 0 142 £50,000 +17.65% 25
County Londonderry +1 6 £33,500 -36.19% 4
County Tyrone - 3 £35,000 - 2
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 59 (38.56%) C#
2 57 (37.25%) JavaScript
2 57 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (36.60%) .NET
4 51 (33.33%) Java
5 41 (26.80%) Software Engineering
6 36 (23.53%) Python
6 36 (23.53%) AngularJS
7 35 (22.88%) Fintech
8 34 (22.22%) Azure
9 31 (20.26%) Microsoft
10 30 (19.61%) Spring
10 30 (19.61%) AWS
10 30 (19.61%) React
11 29 (18.95%) SQL
12 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET
13 23 (15.03%) Degree
14 21 (13.73%) Computer Science
14 21 (13.73%) SQL Server
14 21 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (13.07%) HTML
15 20 (13.07%) .NET Framework
15 20 (13.07%) Scrum
16 19 (12.42%) MVC
17 17 (11.11%) CSS
17 17 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
17 17 (11.11%) RESTful
18 16 (10.46%) REST
18 16 (10.46%) Spring Boot
19 15 (9.80%) Microservices

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 8 (5.23%) Kentico
2 6 (3.92%) Gunicorn
3 2 (1.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.65%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.65%) InVision
1 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.65%) Moqups
1 1 (0.65%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.65%) Sketch
1 1 (0.65%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.65%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.22%) Azure
2 30 (19.61%) AWS
3 8 (5.23%) SaaS
4 6 (3.92%) GCP
5 2 (1.31%) Azure Stack
5 2 (1.31%) Logic Apps
5 2 (1.31%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 8 (5.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (4.58%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (4.58%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.27%) Amazon Aurora
5 5 (3.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.27%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.27%) MySQL
6 4 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.31%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.31%) Power BI
8 2 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.65%) Big Data
9 1 (0.65%) KDB
9 1 (0.65%) Kdb+
9 1 (0.65%) Redis
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (3.92%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.61%) Automake
2 4 (2.61%) GCC
2 4 (2.61%) GDB
3 2 (1.31%) JIRA
3 2 (1.31%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.31%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.65%) Bower
4 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.65%) Grunt
4 1 (0.65%) Jasmine
4 1 (0.65%) JUnit
4 1 (0.65%) Selenium
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (7.84%) Finance
2 9 (5.88%) Banking
2 9 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.27%) Games
3 5 (3.27%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Electronics
4 3 (1.96%) Marketing
4 3 (1.96%) Publishing
5 2 (1.31%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.31%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (36.60%) .NET
2 36 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 30 (19.61%) React
3 30 (19.61%) Spring
4 28 (18.30%) ASP.NET
5 20 (13.07%) .NET Framework
5 20 (13.07%) HTML
6 17 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
6 17 (11.11%) CSS
6 17 (11.11%) RESTful
7 16 (10.46%) REST
7 16 (10.46%) Spring Boot
8 15 (9.80%) Entity Framework
9 12 (7.84%) Django
10 11 (7.19%) Flask
11 10 (6.54%) jQuery
12 9 (5.88%) Sass
13 8 (5.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (5.23%) Web Services
14 7 (4.58%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.92%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.92%) User Experience
4 5 (3.27%) Cyberattack
5 3 (1.96%) NHS
6 2 (1.31%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.31%) Biotechnology
6 2 (1.31%) iPhone
6 2 (1.31%) Life Science
6 2 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.31%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.65%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.65%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.65%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.15%) Linux
2 4 (2.61%) Android
3 2 (1.31%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.31%) Unix
4 1 (0.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (37.25%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (26.80%) Software Engineering
3 35 (22.88%) Fintech
4 21 (13.73%) Computer Science
5 20 (13.07%) Scrum
6 19 (12.42%) MVC
7 15 (9.80%) Front End Development
7 15 (9.80%) Microservices
7 15 (9.80%) Web Development
8 14 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
9 13 (8.50%) OO
10 11 (7.19%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (6.54%) Machine Learning
12 9 (5.88%) API Design
12 9 (5.88%) Mathematics
12 9 (5.88%) TDD
12 9 (5.88%) Test Automation
13 8 (5.23%) Artificial Intelligence
13 8 (5.23%) Data Engineering
13 8 (5.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 59 (38.56%) C#
2 57 (37.25%) JavaScript
3 51 (33.33%) Java
4 36 (23.53%) Python
5 29 (18.95%) SQL
6 14 (9.15%) C++
7 10 (6.54%) Java 8
8 9 (5.88%) Go
9 4 (2.61%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.96%) PHP
11 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.31%) R
12 1 (0.65%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.65%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.65%) Ruby
12 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.65%) VB
12 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 23 (15.03%) Degree
2 13 (8.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.31%) PhD
4 2 (1.31%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (8.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (4.58%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.96%) Terraform
Vendors
1 31 (20.26%) Microsoft
2 12 (7.84%) Oracle
3 8 (5.23%) Google
4 4 (2.61%) Databricks
5 2 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) Adobe
6 1 (0.65%) SAP
6 1 (0.65%) UiPath