Period
to 25 September 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £41,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 25 September 2021.

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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 19 7 15
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8 -3
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 103 64 60
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.15% 19.34% 10.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.12% 20.00% 11.01%
Number of salaries quoted 65 15 57
10th Percentile £28,750 £29,350 £22,750
25th Percentile £32,250 £35,625 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -17.00% +42.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £51,250 £60,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £56,750 " £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

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 639 320 545
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.77% 96.68% 97.85%
Number of salaries quoted 405 132 379
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 £60,000 £73,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 25 September 2021.

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 25 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 -10 93 £42,000 -23.64% 5
County Londonderry -7 4 £32,500 -2.99%
County Tyrone - 3 £45,000 -
County Down - 1 - -
County Armagh - 1 £35,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 2021, 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 85 (82.52%) C#
2 77 (74.76%) .NET
3 49 (47.57%) SQL
4 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (41.75%) Java
6 39 (37.86%) TDD
6 39 (37.86%) Mentoring
7 37 (35.92%) JavaScript
8 35 (33.98%) BDD
9 34 (33.01%) AngularJS
9 34 (33.01%) Scrum
10 28 (27.18%) Node.js
11 27 (26.21%) MVC
12 26 (25.24%) Hibernate
12 26 (25.24%) Spring
13 25 (24.27%) Change Control
13 25 (24.27%) MongoDB
13 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
13 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
13 25 (24.27%) User Stories
13 25 (24.27%) Coaching
13 25 (24.27%) Public Sector
14 20 (19.42%) Microsoft
15 19 (18.45%) SDLC
16 18 (17.48%) HTML
17 17 (16.50%) Finance
17 17 (16.50%) Software Engineering
18 16 (15.53%) CMS
18 16 (15.53%) CSS
18 16 (15.53%) Umbraco

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 16 (15.53%) CMS
1 16 (15.53%) Kentico
1 16 (15.53%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.94%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.56%) Azure
2 6 (5.83%) SaaS
3 5 (4.85%) AWS
4 2 (1.94%) Amazon Alexa
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.27%) MongoDB
2 15 (14.56%) SQL Server
3 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.91%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.94%) MySQL
6 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) Bitbucket Server
2 3 (2.91%) Cucumber
2 3 (2.91%) Eclipse
2 3 (2.91%) JUnit
3 1 (0.97%) JIRA
General
1 25 (24.27%) Public Sector
2 17 (16.50%) Finance
3 5 (4.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (74.76%) .NET
2 34 (33.01%) AngularJS
3 28 (27.18%) Node.js
4 26 (25.24%) Hibernate
4 26 (25.24%) Spring
5 18 (17.48%) HTML
6 16 (15.53%) CSS
7 14 (13.59%) Web Services
8 11 (10.68%) .NET Framework
9 10 (9.71%) ASP.NET
10 7 (6.80%) Sass
11 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
11 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (5.83%) jQuery
12 5 (4.85%) React
13 4 (3.88%) Entity Framework
13 4 (3.88%) REST
13 4 (3.88%) WCF
14 3 (2.91%) .NET Core
14 3 (2.91%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) User Experience
2 6 (5.83%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (1.94%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.94%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (0.97%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (0.97%) Internet of Things
4 1 (0.97%) iSeries
4 1 (0.97%) Legacy Systems
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.68%) Linux
2 6 (5.83%) Windows
3 5 (4.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (43.69%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.86%) Mentoring
2 39 (37.86%) TDD
3 35 (33.98%) BDD
4 34 (33.01%) Scrum
5 27 (26.21%) MVC
6 25 (24.27%) Change Control
6 25 (24.27%) Coaching
6 25 (24.27%) User Stories
7 19 (18.45%) SDLC
8 17 (16.50%) Software Engineering
9 15 (14.56%) OO
10 14 (13.59%) Fintech
10 14 (13.59%) SOA
11 13 (12.62%) Web Development
12 10 (9.71%) Full Stack Development
13 8 (7.77%) Clean Code
14 7 (6.80%) API Integration
15 6 (5.83%) Computer Science
15 6 (5.83%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 85 (82.52%) C#
2 49 (47.57%) SQL
3 43 (41.75%) Java
4 37 (35.92%) JavaScript
5 8 (7.77%) Python
6 7 (6.80%) TypeScript
7 6 (5.83%) Ruby
8 5 (4.85%) Go
9 2 (1.94%) PHP
10 1 (0.97%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) SC Cleared
1 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.97%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.83%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (19.42%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.85%) Red Hat
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle
4 2 (1.94%) Google
4 2 (1.94%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow