Period
to 23 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 1 1 1
Rank change year-on-year 0 0 0
Permanent jobs requiring a Developer 132 254 345
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 40.49% 44.41% 55.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 41.51% 45.93% 56.84%
Number of salaries quoted 112 236 236
Median annual salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +8.70%

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 318 553 607
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.55% 96.68% 96.81%
Number of salaries quoted 179 433 352
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +4.49%
10th Percentile £28,300 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £62,500
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 0 106 £42,500 -10.53% 46
County Tyrone - 3 £35,000 - 2
County Londonderry 0 2 £40,000 - 1
Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 66 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 51 (38.64%) Java
3 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 41 (31.06%) HTML
6 38 (28.79%) CSS
7 35 (26.52%) C#
8 34 (25.76%) SQL
9 33 (25.00%) Linux
10 31 (23.48%) Front End Development
11 30 (22.73%) AngularJS
12 25 (18.94%) React
13 24 (18.18%) .NET
14 22 (16.67%) Fintech
15 21 (15.91%) Python
16 19 (14.39%) C++
16 19 (14.39%) User Experience
16 19 (14.39%) Git (software)
17 18 (13.64%) Test Automation
17 18 (13.64%) REST
18 17 (12.88%) AWS
18 17 (12.88%) Vue.js
18 17 (12.88%) OO
18 17 (12.88%) MVC
19 16 (12.12%) Azure
20 15 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
20 15 (11.36%) Web Development
20 15 (11.36%) Finance
20 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
21 14 (10.61%) MySQL

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 (3.79%) Kentico
2 2 (1.52%) Moodle
2 2 (1.52%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.76%) Gunicorn
3 1 (0.76%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.06%) Photoshop
2 4 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (1.52%) InVision
3 2 (1.52%) Moqups
3 2 (1.52%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.88%) AWS
2 16 (12.12%) Azure
3 6 (4.55%) SaaS
4 4 (3.03%) PaaS
5 3 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.52%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.52%) Google Tag Manager
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 14 (10.61%) MySQL
3 9 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.79%) DB2
5 4 (3.03%) NoSQL
5 4 (3.03%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.27%) Power BI
6 3 (2.27%) SQLite
7 1 (0.76%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.76%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 19 (14.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.55%) Jenkins
3 5 (3.79%) JUnit
4 4 (3.03%) Gradle
4 4 (3.03%) Maven
4 4 (3.03%) Mocha
5 3 (2.27%) Grunt
5 3 (2.27%) gulp
5 3 (2.27%) webpack
6 2 (1.52%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.76%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.76%) JMeter
7 1 (0.76%) REST Assured
7 1 (0.76%) Selenium
7 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (11.36%) Finance
2 4 (3.03%) Banking
3 3 (2.27%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (1.52%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.76%) Electronics
5 1 (0.76%) Front Office
5 1 (0.76%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (31.06%) HTML
2 38 (28.79%) CSS
3 30 (22.73%) AngularJS
4 25 (18.94%) React
5 24 (18.18%) .NET
6 18 (13.64%) REST
7 17 (12.88%) Vue.js
8 14 (10.61%) HTML5
8 14 (10.61%) Node.js
8 14 (10.61%) Web Services
9 13 (9.85%) Spring
10 10 (7.58%) LESS
11 9 (6.82%) RESTful
12 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET
12 8 (6.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 8 (6.06%) Sass
12 8 (6.06%) Spring Boot
13 7 (5.30%) .NET Core
13 7 (5.30%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (5.30%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.39%) User Experience
2 15 (11.36%) Greenfield Project
3 10 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.79%) e-Learning
4 5 (3.79%) Learning Management System
5 4 (3.03%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (2.27%) Cyberattack
6 3 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.52%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.52%) Life Science
7 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.52%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.76%) Derivative
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 33 (25.00%) Linux
2 13 (9.85%) Windows
3 9 (6.82%) Unix
4 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 31 (23.48%) Front End Development
4 22 (16.67%) Fintech
5 18 (13.64%) Test Automation
6 17 (12.88%) MVC
6 17 (12.88%) OO
7 15 (11.36%) Web Development
8 14 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (10.61%) Microservices
8 14 (10.61%) SDLC
9 13 (9.85%) Cybersecurity
10 12 (9.09%) Analytics
10 12 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 10 (7.58%) Computer Science
11 10 (7.58%) Data Engineering
11 10 (7.58%) Data Science
11 10 (7.58%) Mathematics
12 8 (6.06%) Scrum
12 8 (6.06%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 66 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 51 (38.64%) Java
3 35 (26.52%) C#
4 34 (25.76%) SQL
5 21 (15.91%) Python
6 19 (14.39%) C++
7 14 (10.61%) PHP
8 13 (9.85%) TypeScript
9 12 (9.09%) Go
10 4 (3.03%) C
10 4 (3.03%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.27%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.27%) Java 8
12 2 (1.52%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.52%) R
12 2 (1.52%) Ruby
13 1 (0.76%) Perl
13 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 11 (8.33%) Degree
2 6 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) QA
2 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (3.03%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (5.30%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.76%) Terraform
Vendors
1 14 (10.61%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.82%) Google
2 9 (6.82%) Oracle
3 5 (3.79%) IBM
4 4 (3.03%) Adobe
5 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.76%) New Relic
6 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.76%) Solace
6 1 (0.76%) Sybase
6 1 (0.76%) Xamarin