Period
to 27 January 2022

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £40,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 18 9 22
Rank change year-on-year -9 +13 -15
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 82 65 55
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.47% 19.94% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.94% 20.44% 9.91%
Number of salaries quoted 39 40 49
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,750 £33,750 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -
75th Percentile £50,000 £55,000 £53,750
90th Percentile £58,400 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £51,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 687 318 555
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.74% 97.55% 96.86%
Number of salaries quoted 399 183 431
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £57,500 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £71,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim -10 62 £40,000 -5.88% 11
County Down - 18 - -
County Londonderry - 1 £40,500 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 70 (85.37%) C#
2 47 (57.32%) Java
3 43 (52.44%) JavaScript
4 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
5 40 (48.78%) .NET
6 35 (42.68%) Python
7 33 (40.24%) OO
8 30 (36.59%) OOP
8 30 (36.59%) Oracle
8 30 (36.59%) CSS
8 30 (36.59%) HTML
9 27 (32.93%) OCP
9 27 (32.93%) OCA
9 27 (32.93%) Oracle Certification
9 27 (32.93%) CIW
9 27 (32.93%) Java SE
9 27 (32.93%) HTML5
9 27 (32.93%) CSS3
9 27 (32.93%) Functional Programming
9 27 (32.93%) Data Structures
9 27 (32.93%) Java 8
10 23 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (26.83%) Mentoring
12 20 (24.39%) SQL
13 19 (23.17%) MVC
14 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
15 17 (20.73%) Scrum
15 17 (20.73%) BDD
16 15 (18.29%) TDD
17 14 (17.07%) CI/CD

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 10 (12.20%) Umbraco
2 9 (10.98%) CMS
2 9 (10.98%) Kentico
3 1 (1.22%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Azure
2 3 (3.66%) SaaS
3 1 (1.22%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.22%) HTTP
1 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (21.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.32%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.66%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.66%) Bitbucket Server
3 3 (3.66%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.66%) Eclipse
3 3 (3.66%) JUnit
General
1 6 (7.32%) Public Sector
2 5 (6.10%) Social Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Finance
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (48.78%) .NET
2 30 (36.59%) CSS
2 30 (36.59%) HTML
3 27 (32.93%) CSS3
3 27 (32.93%) HTML5
3 27 (32.93%) Java SE
4 13 (15.85%) ASP.NET
5 9 (10.98%) AngularJS
5 9 (10.98%) Hibernate
5 9 (10.98%) Spring
6 8 (9.76%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (8.54%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (8.54%) Node.js
7 7 (8.54%) WCF
8 6 (7.32%) .NET Core
9 5 (6.10%) .NET Framework
10 4 (4.88%) REST
10 4 (4.88%) RESTful
11 3 (3.66%) Java EE
11 3 (3.66%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Data Structures
2 4 (4.88%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.44%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.10%) Linux
2 4 (4.88%) Windows
3 1 (1.22%) Android
3 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (40.24%) OO
2 30 (36.59%) OOP
3 27 (32.93%) Functional Programming
4 23 (28.05%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (26.83%) Mentoring
6 19 (23.17%) MVC
7 17 (20.73%) BDD
7 17 (20.73%) Scrum
8 15 (18.29%) TDD
9 14 (17.07%) CI/CD
10 13 (15.85%) Full Stack Development
10 13 (15.85%) Web Development
11 11 (13.41%) Clean Code
12 10 (12.20%) SOA
13 8 (9.76%) Software Engineering
14 7 (8.54%) Creative Thinking
14 7 (8.54%) SOLID
15 6 (7.32%) API Integration
15 6 (7.32%) Coaching
15 6 (7.32%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 70 (85.37%) C#
2 47 (57.32%) Java
3 43 (52.44%) JavaScript
4 35 (42.68%) Python
5 27 (32.93%) Java 8
6 20 (24.39%) SQL
7 4 (4.88%) Ruby
8 1 (1.22%) C++
8 1 (1.22%) Go
Qualifications
1 27 (32.93%) CIW
1 27 (32.93%) OCA
1 27 (32.93%) OCP
1 27 (32.93%) Oracle Certification
2 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Accessibility
System Software
1 2 (2.44%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.66%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 42 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 30 (36.59%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Google
4 1 (1.22%) Red Hat