Period
to 28 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Machine Learning skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Machine Learning over the 6 months to 28 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Machine Learning
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
28 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 47 64 69
Rank change year-on-year +17 +5 -7
Permanent jobs citing Machine Learning 6 4 10
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.83% 0.70% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.79% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 7
Median annual salary £42,500 £65,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.62% +52.94% +8.97%
10th Percentile £36,250 £48,500 £38,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £67,500 £49,750
UK median annual salary £62,500 £65,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year -3.85% - +8.33%

Machine Learning is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 318 507 570
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.95% 88.33% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 183 392 341
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

Machine Learning
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Machine Learning as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Machine Learning in Northern Ireland

Machine Learning
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Machine Learning in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Machine Learning in Northern Ireland

Machine Learning
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 Machine Learning within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 28 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 +18 6 £42,500 -34.62% 1
Machine Learning
UK

For the 6 months to 28 January 2021, IT jobs citing Machine Learning also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Machine Learning.

1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Analytics
1 6 (100.00%) Data Science
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Fintech
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Mindset
2 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Retail

Machine Learning
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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Developer
1 4 (66.67%) Software Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Data Scientist
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Data Scientist
3 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning Scientist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Mindset
1 4 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Analytics
1 6 (100.00%) Data Science
2 4 (66.67%) Fintech
2 4 (66.67%) Mathematics
2 4 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Java
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) C
2 4 (66.67%) C++
2 4 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) Python