Period
to 28 July 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 1 1
Rank change year-on-year -1 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 211 156 231
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 33.65% 42.86% 36.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 37.08% 43.58% 37.81%
Number of salaries quoted 149 39 184
10th Percentile £27,500 £30,150 £26,250
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,625 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £47,500 £42,000
Median % change year-on-year -15.79% +13.10% +12.00%
75th Percentile £52,500 £60,000 £50,313
90th Percentile £61,250 " £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.01%

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 569 358 611
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 90.75% 98.35% 97.60%
Number of salaries quoted 343 134 429
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,825 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,000 £31,625 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £55,000
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -1 190 £40,000 -17.95% 38
County Londonderry -7 5 £32,500 -2.99% 5
County Tyrone +2 4 £45,000 +28.57%
County Armagh - 3 £40,000 -
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 91 (43.13%) C#
2 84 (39.81%) SQL
3 82 (38.86%) JavaScript
4 79 (37.44%) .NET
5 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (34.12%) Java
7 64 (30.33%) AngularJS
8 55 (26.07%) HTML
9 48 (22.75%) CSS
10 41 (19.43%) React
10 41 (19.43%) Front End Development
11 40 (18.96%) Node.js
12 39 (18.48%) Software Engineering
13 38 (18.01%) Spring
14 35 (16.59%) Mentoring
15 32 (15.17%) TDD
16 31 (14.69%) MVC
16 31 (14.69%) Public Sector
17 29 (13.74%) User Experience
18 28 (13.27%) Hibernate
19 27 (12.80%) Web Services
19 27 (12.80%) Linux
20 26 (12.32%) Microsoft
20 26 (12.32%) SDLC
21 25 (11.85%) OO
21 25 (11.85%) Azure
22 24 (11.37%) jQuery
22 24 (11.37%) MongoDB
22 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
22 24 (11.37%) Scrum

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 18 (8.53%) CMS
2 12 (5.69%) Kentico
2 12 (5.69%) Umbraco
3 5 (2.37%) JBoss
3 5 (2.37%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.90%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.95%) Headless CMS
5 2 (0.95%) WordPress
6 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.47%) Appian
6 1 (0.47%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Magento
1 4 (1.90%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.47%) Actimize
2 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 25 (11.85%) Azure
2 14 (6.64%) AWS
3 9 (4.27%) SaaS
4 4 (1.90%) GitHub
5 3 (1.42%) dbt
5 3 (1.42%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.95%) Amazon Alexa
6 2 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.95%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.95%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (0.95%) npm
6 2 (0.95%) Yarn
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.47%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.47%) GCP
7 1 (0.47%) Microsoft 365
7 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.47%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) Serverless
7 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.32%) Internet
2 1 (0.47%) FTP
2 1 (0.47%) HTTP
2 1 (0.47%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.37%) MongoDB
1 24 (11.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.11%) MySQL
3 12 (5.69%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.27%) NoSQL
5 7 (3.32%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.90%) DB2
7 3 (1.42%) Big Data
7 3 (1.42%) Power BI
7 3 (1.42%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.95%) Data Lake
8 2 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.95%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.47%) CouchDB
9 1 (0.47%) DB2 UDB
9 1 (0.47%) HBase
9 1 (0.47%) HSQLDB
9 1 (0.47%) KDB
9 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.43%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.84%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.37%) JIRA
3 5 (2.37%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.90%) JUnit
4 4 (1.90%) Subversion
5 3 (1.42%) gulp
5 3 (1.42%) Maven
5 3 (1.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.95%) Babel
6 2 (0.95%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.95%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.95%) webpack
7 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.47%) Postman
7 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.47%) TestNG
General
1 31 (14.69%) Public Sector
2 23 (10.90%) Finance
3 19 (9.00%) Social Skills
4 9 (4.27%) Retail
5 8 (3.79%) Games
6 4 (1.90%) Inclusion and Diversity
6 4 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.90%) Marketing
6 4 (1.90%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.42%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.95%) Banking
8 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (37.44%) .NET
2 64 (30.33%) AngularJS
3 55 (26.07%) HTML
4 48 (22.75%) CSS
5 41 (19.43%) React
6 40 (18.96%) Node.js
7 38 (18.01%) Spring
8 28 (13.27%) Hibernate
9 27 (12.80%) Web Services
10 24 (11.37%) jQuery
11 23 (10.90%) Sass
12 21 (9.95%) REST
13 19 (9.00%) Vue.js
14 13 (6.16%) LESS
15 11 (5.21%) .NET Framework
16 9 (4.27%) HTML5
17 8 (3.79%) RESTful
17 8 (3.79%) Spring Boot
18 7 (3.32%) Kafka
18 7 (3.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (13.74%) User Experience
2 9 (4.27%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.37%) Life Science
5 4 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.90%) Oculus Rift
6 3 (1.42%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.42%) Internet of Things
6 3 (1.42%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (0.95%) Cloud Native
7 2 (0.95%) Data Centre
7 2 (0.95%) Renewable Energy
8 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.47%) iSeries
8 1 (0.47%) Legacy Systems
8 1 (0.47%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (12.80%) Linux
2 14 (6.64%) Unix
3 11 (5.21%) Windows
4 2 (0.95%) Android
4 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.47%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (35.07%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.43%) Front End Development
3 39 (18.48%) Software Engineering
4 35 (16.59%) Mentoring
5 32 (15.17%) TDD
6 31 (14.69%) MVC
7 26 (12.32%) SDLC
8 25 (11.85%) OO
9 24 (11.37%) Scrum
10 23 (10.90%) BDD
10 23 (10.90%) Web Development
11 22 (10.43%) Full Stack Development
11 22 (10.43%) User Stories
12 19 (9.00%) Change Control
12 19 (9.00%) Coaching
12 19 (9.00%) Software Testing
13 14 (6.64%) Computer Science
13 14 (6.64%) Fintech
14 13 (6.16%) Problem-Solving
15 12 (5.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 91 (43.13%) C#
2 84 (39.81%) SQL
3 82 (38.86%) JavaScript
4 72 (34.12%) Java
5 22 (10.43%) Python
6 21 (9.95%) TypeScript
7 17 (8.06%) Go
8 15 (7.11%) PHP
9 10 (4.74%) C++
10 8 (3.79%) Java 8
11 6 (2.84%) Ruby
12 4 (1.90%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.90%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.90%) R
13 3 (1.42%) C
13 3 (1.42%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.42%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.95%) ES6
14 2 (0.95%) ES7
14 2 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (10.43%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.95%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.16%) Degree
4 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.90%) Oracle Certification
6 3 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.42%) OCP
7 1 (0.47%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.32%) QA
2 2 (0.95%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (3.79%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (9.95%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 26 (12.32%) Microsoft
2 14 (6.64%) Oracle
3 9 (4.27%) Red Hat
4 7 (3.32%) Google
5 4 (1.90%) Facebook
6 3 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.42%) ServiceNow
7 2 (0.95%) Adobe
7 2 (0.95%) IBM
7 2 (0.95%) Sybase
7 2 (0.95%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.47%) Alteryx
8 1 (0.47%) iManage
8 1 (0.47%) MuleSoft
8 1 (0.47%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.47%) UiPath