Period
to 26 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Senior Software Engineer was £57,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

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

Senior Software Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 36 68
Rank change year-on-year -57 +32 -16
Permanent jobs requiring a Senior Software Engineer 4 11 2
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 0.55% 3.37% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 3.49% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,500 £50,000 -
Median % change year-on-year +15.00% - -
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%

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 639 315 546
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.77% 96.63% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 405 130 380
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £63,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,375 £73,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

Senior Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Senior Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Senior Software Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 26 September 2021.

Salary histogram for Senior Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Senior Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 26 September 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 -50 4 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Senior Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, Senior Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) AWS
3 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (50.00%) Docker
3 2 (50.00%) Big Data
3 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) MySQL
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Debt
4 1 (25.00%) Social Skills
4 1 (25.00%) RTP
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) Windows
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Google
4 1 (25.00%) Degree

Senior Software Engineer 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 2 (50.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Kinesis
1 2 (50.00%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP
2 1 (25.00%) RTP
2 1 (25.00%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 2 (50.00%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (50.00%) Big Data
1 2 (50.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) GoogleTest
General
1 1 (25.00%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
1 1 (25.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (25.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (75.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (25.00%) Product Management
4 1 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Debt
4 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) C++
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Google