Period
to 16 April 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Problem-Solving skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Problem-Solving over the 6 months to 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Problem-Solving
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 20 20 40
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20 -10
Permanent jobs citing Problem-Solving 48 49 48
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.08% 8.84% 6.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 13.45% 9.76% 6.75%
Number of salaries quoted 22 28 19
10th Percentile £35,000 £26,250 £23,700
25th Percentile £37,500 £31,000 £26,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £40,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% -15.79% +50.79%
75th Percentile £55,313 £52,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £57,375 £60,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £50,550 £48,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year +4.23% +3.19% +4.44%

Problem-Solving 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 357 502 711
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 97.28% 90.61% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 227 327 444
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,750 £61,250 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

Problem-Solving
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Problem-Solving as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 16 April 2021.

Salary histogram for Problem-Solving in Northern Ireland

Problem-Solving
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 Problem-Solving within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 16 April 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 +4 40 £40,000 - 7
Problem-Solving
UK

For the 6 months to 16 April 2021, IT jobs citing Problem-Solving 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 Problem-Solving.

1 34 (70.83%) Degree
1 34 (70.83%) Computer Science
2 30 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (56.25%) Linux
4 26 (54.17%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (35.42%) Python
5 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
5 17 (35.42%) QA
6 16 (33.33%) C++
7 12 (25.00%) SQL
7 12 (25.00%) Node.js
8 11 (22.92%) REST
8 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
8 11 (22.92%) User Experience
8 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
9 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
10 9 (18.75%) Windows
10 9 (18.75%) Docker
10 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
11 8 (16.67%) DevOps
11 8 (16.67%) Unix
11 8 (16.67%) C
11 8 (16.67%) Google
11 8 (16.67%) Product Management
12 7 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 7 (14.58%) AWS
12 7 (14.58%) Open Source

Problem-Solving
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 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 5 (10.42%) Apache
2 5 (10.42%) Apache Pulsar
2 5 (10.42%) nginx
3 1 (2.08%) IBM Domino
3 1 (2.08%) JBoss
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.58%) AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon S3
2 5 (10.42%) Route 53
2 5 (10.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 4 (8.33%) npm
4 3 (6.25%) Azure
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (2.08%) GCP
5 1 (2.08%) GitHub
5 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
5 1 (2.08%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) HTTP
1 7 (14.58%) RTP
1 7 (14.58%) RTSP
1 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
1 7 (14.58%) Wireshark
2 6 (12.50%) Intrusion Detection
3 5 (10.42%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.92%) Relational Database
2 10 (20.83%) NoSQL
3 6 (12.50%) CouchDB
4 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
4 5 (10.42%) MySQL
4 5 (10.42%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (6.25%) SQLite
6 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) GoogleTest
1 7 (14.58%) Grunt
1 7 (14.58%) gulp
1 7 (14.58%) Jenkins
1 7 (14.58%) webpack
2 6 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 5 (10.42%) GitLab
3 5 (10.42%) Subversion
3 5 (10.42%) Travis CI
4 3 (6.25%) Mocha
5 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.08%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Front Office
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Software Engineer
2 15 (31.25%) Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Principal Engineer
3 9 (18.75%) Principal Software Engineer
4 7 (14.58%) Full Stack Developer
5 6 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.50%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Site Reliability Engineer
6 5 (10.42%) Software Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Web Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) JavaScript Engineer
7 4 (8.33%) Senior Web Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.17%) Graduate
9 2 (4.17%) Site Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (25.00%) Node.js
2 11 (22.92%) REST
3 9 (18.75%) AngularJS
4 7 (14.58%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 7 (14.58%) HTML
4 7 (14.58%) STL
5 6 (12.50%) Material Design
5 6 (12.50%) Middleware
5 6 (12.50%) React
5 6 (12.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (10.42%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (10.42%) Express
6 5 (10.42%) Kafka
6 5 (10.42%) LAMP
6 5 (10.42%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (10.42%) LEMP Stack
6 5 (10.42%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (8.33%) CSS
7 4 (8.33%) RESTful
8 3 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) User Experience
2 7 (14.58%) Video\Live Streaming
3 6 (12.50%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (10.42%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (10.42%) Management Information System
5 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.08%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.08%) Cloud Native
6 1 (2.08%) Derivative
6 1 (2.08%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 27 (56.25%) Linux
2 9 (18.75%) Windows
3 8 (16.67%) Unix
4 7 (14.58%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (10.42%) CentOS
5 5 (10.42%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (70.83%) Computer Science
2 30 (62.50%) Software Engineering
3 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (22.92%) Test Automation
5 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (16.67%) DevOps
6 8 (16.67%) Product Management
7 7 (14.58%) Open Source
7 7 (14.58%) Scrum
7 7 (14.58%) Technical Debt
7 7 (14.58%) Technical Leadership
8 6 (12.50%) Artificial Intelligence
8 6 (12.50%) Collaborative Working
8 6 (12.50%) Infrastructure as Code
8 6 (12.50%) OO
8 6 (12.50%) Scaled Agile Framework
8 6 (12.50%) User Stories
8 6 (12.50%) Web Application Development
8 6 (12.50%) Web Development
9 5 (10.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 17 (35.42%) JavaScript
1 17 (35.42%) Python
2 16 (33.33%) C++
3 12 (25.00%) SQL
4 10 (20.83%) Bash Shell
5 8 (16.67%) C
6 7 (14.58%) Perl
6 7 (14.58%) TypeScript
7 6 (12.50%) Ruby
8 4 (8.33%) Java
8 4 (8.33%) PHP
9 3 (6.25%) C#
10 1 (2.08%) Go
10 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 34 (70.83%) Degree
2 26 (54.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (14.58%) HNC
3 7 (14.58%) HND
4 1 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (2.08%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (18.75%) Docker
2 5 (10.42%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Kubernetes
2 6 (12.50%) Ansible
2 6 (12.50%) Puppet
2 6 (12.50%) Terraform
3 5 (10.42%) Docker Swarm
3 5 (10.42%) Grafana
3 5 (10.42%) Munin
3 5 (10.42%) Nagios
3 5 (10.42%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Google
2 5 (10.42%) Lets Encrypt
3 1 (2.08%) Black Duck
3 1 (2.08%) Facebook
3 1 (2.08%) IBM
3 1 (2.08%) Red Hat