Period
to 23 October 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Developer was £55,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Senior Software Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 64 38 67
Rank change year-on-year -26 +29 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Developer 34 13 3
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.57% 4.04% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.31% 4.19% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 2
10th Percentile £44,500 " "
25th Percentile £47,500 £46,250 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% -8.70% +15.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £63,750
90th Percentile " " "
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 640 310 535
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 86.02% 96.27% 97.45%
Number of salaries quoted 414 130 379
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,400 £24,800
25th Percentile £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £65,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.91% +10.00% -

Senior Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Senior Software Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Senior Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software 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 Senior Software Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 23 October 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 -17 34 £55,000 +4.76% 1
Senior Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2021, Senior Software 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 Senior Software Developer in the job title.

1 32 (94.12%) C#
1 32 (94.12%) Java
2 31 (91.18%) .NET
2 31 (91.18%) BDD
2 31 (91.18%) Mentoring
3 27 (79.41%) AngularJS
3 27 (79.41%) TDD
4 25 (73.53%) Spring
4 25 (73.53%) User Stories
4 25 (73.53%) SC Cleared
4 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared
4 25 (73.53%) Coaching
4 25 (73.53%) MongoDB
4 25 (73.53%) Node.js
4 25 (73.53%) Change Control
4 25 (73.53%) Hibernate
4 25 (73.53%) Scrum
4 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (73.53%) SQL
4 25 (73.53%) Public Sector
5 7 (20.59%) OO
5 7 (20.59%) Python
6 6 (17.65%) Windows
6 6 (17.65%) Linux
6 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 6 (17.65%) Ruby
6 6 (17.65%) Fintech
6 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
7 2 (5.88%) Web Development

Senior Software 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (73.53%) MongoDB
General
1 25 (73.53%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (91.18%) .NET
2 27 (79.41%) AngularJS
3 25 (73.53%) Hibernate
3 25 (73.53%) Node.js
3 25 (73.53%) Spring
4 2 (5.88%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.65%) Linux
1 6 (17.65%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (91.18%) BDD
1 31 (91.18%) Mentoring
2 27 (79.41%) TDD
3 25 (73.53%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (73.53%) Change Control
3 25 (73.53%) Coaching
3 25 (73.53%) Scrum
3 25 (73.53%) User Stories
4 7 (20.59%) OO
5 6 (17.65%) Fintech
5 6 (17.65%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.88%) Web Development
7 1 (2.94%) OOD
7 1 (2.94%) Product Requirements
7 1 (2.94%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) C#
1 32 (94.12%) Java
2 25 (73.53%) SQL
3 7 (20.59%) Python
4 6 (17.65%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
6 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (73.53%) SC Cleared
1 25 (73.53%) Security Cleared