Period
to 22 October 2020

The median annual salary for a Developer was £47,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 143 199 183
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.11% 37.06% 44.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 46.89% 38.05% 44.96%
Number of salaries quoted 65 170 180
Median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% +9.59%
10th Percentile £29,750 £27,500 £26,225
90th Percentile £60,000 £80,000 £60,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +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 305 523 407
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.21% 97.39% 98.55%
Number of salaries quoted 126 366 302
Median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £28,000 £24,500 £23,750
90th Percentile £64,375 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.17%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 0 129 £50,000 +11.11% 32
County Tyrone - 5 £35,000 - 2
County Londonderry 0 2 £37,500 -50.00% 4
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 52 (36.36%) Java
2 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.87%) JavaScript
4 46 (32.17%) C#
5 43 (30.07%) .NET
6 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
7 34 (23.78%) React
8 33 (23.08%) Fintech
9 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
10 31 (21.68%) AngularJS
11 28 (19.58%) Python
12 25 (17.48%) SQL
13 23 (16.08%) Spring
13 23 (16.08%) Azure
13 23 (16.08%) Front End Development
14 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
14 21 (14.69%) Greenfield Project
15 20 (13.99%) HTML
16 19 (13.29%) ASP.NET
16 19 (13.29%) CSS
16 19 (13.29%) Linux
16 19 (13.29%) MVC
17 18 (12.59%) REST
18 17 (11.89%) AWS
18 17 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
18 17 (11.89%) Microservices
18 17 (11.89%) Scrum
18 17 (11.89%) .NET Framework
19 16 (11.19%) C++
20 15 (10.49%) Finance

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 13 (9.09%) Kentico
2 6 (4.20%) Gunicorn
3 2 (1.40%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.70%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.70%) IIS
4 1 (0.70%) Moodle
4 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (2.10%) InVision
1 3 (2.10%) Moqups
1 3 (2.10%) Photoshop
1 3 (2.10%) Sketch
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.70%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 23 (16.08%) Azure
2 17 (11.89%) AWS
3 10 (6.99%) SaaS
4 5 (3.50%) Power Platform
5 1 (0.70%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (14.69%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
3 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (3.50%) MySQL
4 5 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.50%) Power BI
5 3 (2.10%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.70%) Big Data
7 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.70%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.70%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.70%) Redis
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.70%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) Automake
2 2 (1.40%) GCC
2 2 (1.40%) GDB
3 1 (0.70%) Bower
3 1 (0.70%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.70%) Grunt
3 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.70%) JUnit
3 1 (0.70%) Selenium
3 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (10.49%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Banking
3 6 (4.20%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Games
5 4 (2.80%) Publishing
6 3 (2.10%) Electronics
7 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (30.07%) .NET
2 34 (23.78%) React
3 31 (21.68%) AngularJS
4 23 (16.08%) Spring
5 20 (13.99%) HTML
6 19 (13.29%) ASP.NET
6 19 (13.29%) CSS
7 18 (12.59%) REST
8 17 (11.89%) .NET Framework
8 17 (11.89%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (9.79%) Entity Framework
9 14 (9.79%) RESTful
10 10 (6.99%) Sass
10 10 (6.99%) Vue.js
11 9 (6.29%) Node.js
11 9 (6.29%) Spring Boot
12 8 (5.59%) .NET Core
12 8 (5.59%) Django
13 7 (4.90%) Dropwizard
13 7 (4.90%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.69%) Greenfield Project
2 12 (8.39%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.90%) Cyberattack
3 7 (4.90%) User Experience
4 3 (2.10%) NHS
5 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.40%) Biotechnology
5 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.40%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.40%) Life Science
5 2 (1.40%) Oculus Rift
6 1 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.70%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
6 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.70%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.29%) Linux
2 5 (3.50%) Windows
3 1 (0.70%) Android
3 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.57%) Software Engineering
3 33 (23.08%) Fintech
4 23 (16.08%) Front End Development
5 19 (13.29%) MVC
6 17 (11.89%) Microservices
6 17 (11.89%) Scrum
7 13 (9.09%) OO
7 13 (9.09%) Technical Analysis
8 12 (8.39%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 10 (6.99%) Computer Science
10 10 (6.99%) Data Engineering
10 10 (6.99%) Web Development
11 9 (6.29%) SDLC
12 8 (5.59%) Analytics
13 7 (4.90%) API Development
13 7 (4.90%) Mathematics
13 7 (4.90%) Mentoring
13 7 (4.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (36.36%) Java
2 47 (32.87%) JavaScript
3 46 (32.17%) C#
4 28 (19.58%) Python
5 25 (17.48%) SQL
6 16 (11.19%) C++
7 10 (6.99%) Go
8 9 (6.29%) TypeScript
9 7 (4.90%) Java 8
10 4 (2.80%) PHP
11 3 (2.10%) Ruby
12 2 (1.40%) R
12 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.70%) C
13 1 (0.70%) Perl
13 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (6.29%) Degree
3 6 (4.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.40%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.99%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (5.59%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.80%) Terraform
Vendors
1 32 (22.38%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) Google
3 8 (5.59%) Oracle
4 3 (2.10%) Adobe
5 2 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.70%) SAP
6 1 (0.70%) Solace
6 1 (0.70%) Sybase