Period
to 25 January 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 25 January 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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 9 20 8
Rank change year-on-year +11 -12 +9
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 65 55 164
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.06% 9.62% 26.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.57% 9.93% 26.93%
Number of salaries quoted 56 53 109
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £28,125 £26,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £64,750 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -

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 316 554 609
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.53% 96.85% 96.82%
Number of salaries quoted 179 431 357
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £28,300 £26,500 £26,150
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

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 January 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 January 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 +13 57 £43,750 +16.67% 15
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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 31 (47.69%) JavaScript
2 28 (43.08%) Java
3 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 24 (36.92%) Linux
5 23 (35.38%) C#
6 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (29.23%) .NET
8 18 (27.69%) HTML
8 18 (27.69%) SQL
9 15 (23.08%) CSS
9 15 (23.08%) REST
10 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
11 12 (18.46%) Windows
11 12 (18.46%) AngularJS
11 12 (18.46%) Vue.js
12 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
13 10 (15.38%) Node.js
13 10 (15.38%) Python
13 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
13 10 (15.38%) Web Services
13 10 (15.38%) OO
13 10 (15.38%) C++
13 10 (15.38%) MVC
13 10 (15.38%) Finance
13 10 (15.38%) Fintech
13 10 (15.38%) Analytics
13 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
14 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
14 9 (13.85%) Azure

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 5 (7.69%) Kentico
2 2 (3.08%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Azure
2 6 (9.23%) SaaS
3 5 (7.69%) AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.69%) DB2
2 5 (7.69%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.62%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.69%) JUnit
4 4 (6.15%) Mocha
5 3 (4.62%) Grunt
5 3 (4.62%) gulp
5 3 (4.62%) webpack
6 2 (3.08%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.54%) Cypress.io
7 1 (1.54%) JMeter
7 1 (1.54%) REST Assured
7 1 (1.54%) Selenium
7 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Front Office
3 1 (1.54%) Publishing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.23%) .NET
2 18 (27.69%) HTML
3 15 (23.08%) CSS
3 15 (23.08%) REST
4 12 (18.46%) AngularJS
4 12 (18.46%) Vue.js
5 10 (15.38%) Node.js
5 10 (15.38%) Web Services
6 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET
6 8 (12.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (10.77%) .NET Core
7 7 (10.77%) KnockoutJS
7 7 (10.77%) Material Design
8 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
8 6 (9.23%) HTML5
8 6 (9.23%) Middleware
9 5 (7.69%) Entity Framework
9 5 (7.69%) Laravel
9 5 (7.69%) SOAP
9 5 (7.69%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (9.23%) User Experience
2 5 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.15%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.62%) e-Learning
4 3 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (4.62%) Learning Management System
4 3 (4.62%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.08%) Life Science
6 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.54%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) Unix
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 22 (33.85%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.38%) Analytics
4 10 (15.38%) Fintech
4 10 (15.38%) Mathematics
4 10 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 10 (15.38%) MVC
4 10 (15.38%) OO
5 9 (13.85%) Test Automation
6 7 (10.77%) API Development
6 7 (10.77%) Business Transformation
6 7 (10.77%) Refactoring
7 6 (9.23%) BDD
7 6 (9.23%) Data Science
8 5 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (7.69%) Microservices
8 5 (7.69%) Mobile Development
8 5 (7.69%) People Management
8 5 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 31 (47.69%) JavaScript
2 28 (43.08%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) C#
4 18 (27.69%) SQL
5 10 (15.38%) C++
5 10 (15.38%) Python
6 7 (10.77%) TypeScript
7 5 (7.69%) PHP
8 4 (6.15%) C
8 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
9 3 (4.62%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.62%) Go
10 2 (3.08%) R
11 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 6 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.54%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
Vendors
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.77%) Google
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle
4 5 (7.69%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) New Relic
5 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com