Period
to 21 July 2019

The median annual salary for a Developer was £42,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 +3
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 239 168 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 38.06% 40.19% 38.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 38.86% 40.58% 40.65%
Number of salaries quoted 188 148 131
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,175 £26,500
90th Percentile £55,375 £54,125 £67,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 615 414 433
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.93% 99.04% 94.96%
Number of salaries quoted 421 304 358
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% -0.66%
10th Percentile £24,000 £21,300 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,808 £62,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 21 July 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 21 July 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 0 218 £42,000 +12.00% 43
County Londonderry +2 11 £65,000 +13.04% 2
Newry - 2 - -
County Down - 1 £30,000 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 128 (53.56%) C#
2 111 (46.44%) .NET
3 110 (46.03%) JavaScript
4 91 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
5 84 (35.15%) HTML
6 73 (30.54%) Java
7 67 (28.03%) MVC
8 66 (27.62%) ASP.NET
9 64 (26.78%) CSS
10 61 (25.52%) SQL
10 61 (25.52%) AngularJS
11 58 (24.27%) Microsoft
12 55 (23.01%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (22.59%) ASP.NET MVC
14 47 (19.67%) Web Services
15 45 (18.83%) Unit Testing
15 45 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
16 44 (18.41%) jQuery
17 43 (17.99%) Linux
18 39 (16.32%) Software Engineering
19 38 (15.90%) Git (software)
19 38 (15.90%) Degree
20 36 (15.06%) DevOps
21 34 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
23 32 (13.39%) NoSQL
23 32 (13.39%) Docker
24 28 (11.72%) SQL Server
25 27 (11.30%) .NET Framework
26 26 (10.88%) Spring

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 9 (3.77%) SharePoint
2 7 (2.93%) IIS
3 6 (2.51%) Apache
4 3 (1.26%) JBoss
5 1 (0.42%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.42%) CMS
5 1 (0.42%) Moodle
5 1 (0.42%) nginx
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.42%) Totara
5 1 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.67%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.42%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 55 (23.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (14.23%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (10.04%) SaaS
4 11 (4.60%) Dynamics 365
5 10 (4.18%) PaaS
5 10 (4.18%) Power Platform
6 8 (3.35%) Office 365
6 8 (3.35%) Serverless
7 5 (2.09%) Azure Functions
8 4 (1.67%) GitHub
8 4 (1.67%) npm
9 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.84%) Yarn
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
10 1 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
10 1 (0.42%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.26%) Internet
1 3 (1.26%) PPP
2 2 (0.84%) HTTP
2 2 (0.84%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.39%) NoSQL
2 28 (11.72%) SQL Server
3 18 (7.53%) MongoDB
4 17 (7.11%) Apache Cassandra
4 17 (7.11%) Hazelcast
5 15 (6.28%) Relational Database
6 14 (5.86%) MySQL
6 14 (5.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (5.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (5.02%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.18%) Azure SQL Database
8 10 (4.18%) Power BI
9 6 (2.51%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (1.67%) GIS
10 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.84%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.84%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
12 1 (0.42%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 38 (15.90%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.28%) Gradle
2 15 (6.28%) JUnit
2 15 (6.28%) Spock
3 11 (4.60%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (2.93%) JIRA
5 6 (2.51%) Visual Studio
6 5 (2.09%) TeamCity
7 4 (1.67%) gulp
7 4 (1.67%) Maven
7 4 (1.67%) webpack
8 3 (1.26%) Bower
8 3 (1.26%) Grunt
8 3 (1.26%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.26%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.84%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.84%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.42%) JSUnit
10 1 (0.42%) PHPUnit
10 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (5.02%) Finance
2 10 (4.18%) Banking
3 4 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.67%) Marketing
3 4 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (1.26%) Advertising
4 3 (1.26%) Legal
5 2 (0.84%) Games
5 2 (0.84%) Retail
5 2 (0.84%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Front Office
6 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (46.44%) .NET
2 84 (35.15%) HTML
3 66 (27.62%) ASP.NET
4 64 (26.78%) CSS
5 61 (25.52%) AngularJS
6 54 (22.59%) ASP.NET MVC
7 47 (19.67%) Web Services
8 44 (18.41%) jQuery
9 27 (11.30%) .NET Framework
10 26 (10.88%) Spring
11 21 (8.79%) .NET Core
11 21 (8.79%) XML
12 20 (8.37%) Entity Framework
12 20 (8.37%) React
13 19 (7.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 17 (7.11%) JAX-RS
15 16 (6.69%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (6.69%) JAX-WS
16 15 (6.28%) JAXB
16 15 (6.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.11%) Smartphone
3 10 (4.18%) Mobile App
3 10 (4.18%) User Experience
4 8 (3.35%) Cloud Native
4 8 (3.35%) Derivative
4 8 (3.35%) Greenfield Project
4 8 (3.35%) OTC Derivatives
5 7 (2.93%) Enterprise Cloud
6 5 (2.09%) Cyberattack
7 4 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.67%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.84%) N-Tier
9 2 (0.84%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.42%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.42%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 1 (0.42%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.42%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 43 (17.99%) Linux
2 8 (3.35%) Unix
2 8 (3.35%) Windows
3 6 (2.51%) Android
3 6 (2.51%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.26%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.84%) Solaris
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (38.08%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (28.03%) MVC
3 45 (18.83%) Continuous Integration
3 45 (18.83%) Unit Testing
4 39 (16.32%) Software Engineering
5 36 (15.06%) DevOps
6 22 (9.21%) OO
7 21 (8.79%) Front End Development
8 19 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 19 (7.95%) Web Development
9 18 (7.53%) Analytics
9 18 (7.53%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (7.53%) SDLC
9 18 (7.53%) Service Design
10 16 (6.69%) Scrum
11 15 (6.28%) Asynchronous Programming
11 15 (6.28%) Deadline-Driven
11 15 (6.28%) TDD
11 15 (6.28%) Test Automation
12 11 (4.60%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (53.56%) C#
2 110 (46.03%) JavaScript
3 73 (30.54%) Java
4 61 (25.52%) SQL
5 25 (10.46%) Python
6 12 (5.02%) C++
6 12 (5.02%) PHP
7 11 (4.60%) TypeScript
8 6 (2.51%) Go
8 6 (2.51%) Ruby
8 6 (2.51%) VB.NET
9 5 (2.09%) Java 8
9 5 (2.09%) PowerShell
9 5 (2.09%) R
9 5 (2.09%) Scala
9 5 (2.09%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.26%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.84%) Clojure
11 2 (0.84%) Perl
11 2 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 38 (15.90%) Degree
2 33 (13.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (1.67%) PhD
5 2 (0.84%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.42%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.67%) GDPR
2 3 (1.26%) QA
System Software
1 32 (13.39%) Docker
2 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.42%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (8.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.42%) Ansible
Vendors
1 58 (24.27%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.53%) ServiceNow
3 12 (5.02%) Oracle
4 7 (2.93%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.09%) SAP
6 3 (1.26%) Google
7 2 (0.84%) Twitter
8 1 (0.42%) Capita
8 1 (0.42%) ESRI