Period
to 2 June 2020

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

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

Software Developer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 7 10
Rank change year-on-year -8 +3 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 57 129 58
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.53% 19.14% 15.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.78% 19.63% 15.80%
Number of salaries quoted 21 108 60
Median annual salary £37,500 £37,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,925 £18,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £49,125 £50,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 446 657 367
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.02% 97.48% 98.13%
Number of salaries quoted 226 450 269
Median annual salary £40,250 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £27,250 £24,000 £22,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,125 £56,750
UK median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +5.26%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 2 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

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 Software Developer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 2 June 2020. 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 -6 51 £37,500 - 9
County Londonderry - 5 £28,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2020, 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 33 (57.89%) .NET
2 31 (54.39%) C#
3 24 (42.11%) AngularJS
4 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
5 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
6 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET
7 14 (24.56%) AWS
8 13 (22.81%) Azure
8 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
8 13 (22.81%) .NET Framework
9 12 (21.05%) Java
10 11 (19.30%) MVC
11 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (17.54%) OO
12 9 (15.79%) Python
12 9 (15.79%) HTML
12 9 (15.79%) Spring
12 9 (15.79%) Entity Framework
12 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
13 8 (14.04%) Node.js
13 8 (14.04%) SQL
14 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
14 7 (12.28%) Degree
14 7 (12.28%) REST
14 7 (12.28%) .NET Core
14 7 (12.28%) Microservices
14 7 (12.28%) Spring Boot
15 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
15 6 (10.53%) jQuery

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (7.02%) Kentico
2 2 (3.51%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.56%) AWS
2 13 (22.81%) Azure
3 6 (10.53%) SaaS
4 2 (3.51%) Azure Stack
4 2 (3.51%) Logic Apps
5 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.26%) MySQL
4 2 (3.51%) MariaDB
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (8.77%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Games
3 1 (1.75%) Publishing
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (57.89%) .NET
2 24 (42.11%) AngularJS
3 18 (31.58%) ASP.NET
4 13 (22.81%) .NET Framework
5 10 (17.54%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (15.79%) Entity Framework
6 9 (15.79%) HTML
6 9 (15.79%) Spring
7 8 (14.04%) Node.js
8 7 (12.28%) .NET Core
8 7 (12.28%) REST
8 7 (12.28%) Spring Boot
9 6 (10.53%) CSS
9 6 (10.53%) jQuery
9 6 (10.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (8.77%) COM
10 5 (8.77%) React
10 5 (8.77%) RESTful
11 4 (7.02%) Ionic Framework
12 3 (5.26%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (7.02%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Biotechnology
3 2 (3.51%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.51%) iPhone
3 2 (3.51%) Life Science
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.51%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.75%) Robotics
4 1 (1.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.26%) Android
1 3 (5.26%) Linux
2 2 (3.51%) Unix
3 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
1 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
2 11 (19.30%) MVC
3 10 (17.54%) OO
4 9 (15.79%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (12.28%) Microservices
6 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
7 5 (8.77%) API Development
7 5 (8.77%) Open Source
7 5 (8.77%) Product Management
7 5 (8.77%) Scrum
7 5 (8.77%) Web Development
8 4 (7.02%) Line Management
8 4 (7.02%) Refactoring
8 4 (7.02%) Technical Analysis
9 3 (5.26%) Analytics
9 3 (5.26%) Business Transformation
9 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
9 3 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (54.39%) C#
2 23 (40.35%) JavaScript
3 12 (21.05%) Java
4 9 (15.79%) Python
5 8 (14.04%) SQL
6 4 (7.02%) TypeScript
7 3 (5.26%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.51%) R
9 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.75%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.75%) PHP
9 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.75%) Ruby
9 1 (1.75%) VB
9 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (12.28%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (22.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 4 (7.02%) Google
4 2 (3.51%) Databricks
5 1 (1.75%) UiPath