Period
to 19 July 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 11 19 27
Rank change year-on-year +8 +8 +14
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 65 45 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.59% 9.89% 7.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 15.74% 10.42% 8.09%
Number of salaries quoted 65 44 22
Northern Ireland median annual salary £34,000 £34,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -12.26% +35.96%
10th Percentile £20,300 £26,500 £27,650
90th Percentile £49,300 £50,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 413 432 272
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 99.04% 94.95% 95.10%
Number of salaries quoted 303 358 195
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £22,100 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £56,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Developer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Developer in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Developer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 57 £34,000 - 11
County Armagh - 6 £40,000 -
County Londonderry - 1 - -
County Tyrone - 1 £27,500 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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 54 (83.08%) C#
2 41 (63.08%) .NET
3 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
4 23 (35.38%) Java
5 22 (33.85%) CSS
5 22 (33.85%) MVC
6 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
6 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (29.23%) Degree
7 19 (29.23%) ASP.NET
8 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
9 17 (26.15%) Web Development
10 16 (24.62%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (24.62%) HTML
11 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering
12 12 (18.46%) SQL
12 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (16.92%) React
13 11 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
13 11 (16.92%) Node.js
14 9 (13.85%) Spring
14 9 (13.85%) SOA
14 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
14 9 (13.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (12.31%) Python
15 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
16 7 (10.77%) Product Management
16 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio Team System
16 7 (10.77%) 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 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.54%) CMS
1 1 (1.54%) Kentico
1 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.62%) PaaS
3 3 (4.62%) SaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Office 365
4 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.54%) Intranet
2 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) Big Data
4 1 (1.54%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) JIRA
2 7 (10.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (9.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (6.15%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.62%) Subversion
5 3 (4.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (63.08%) .NET
2 22 (33.85%) CSS
3 19 (29.23%) ASP.NET
4 16 (24.62%) HTML
5 12 (18.46%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (16.92%) Node.js
6 11 (16.92%) React
7 9 (13.85%) AngularJS
7 9 (13.85%) Spring
7 9 (13.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (10.77%) jQuery
8 7 (10.77%) WCF
9 6 (9.23%) Ajax
9 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.23%) JSON
10 5 (7.69%) WPF
11 4 (6.15%) .NET Core
11 4 (6.15%) Web Services
12 2 (3.08%) Entity Framework
12 2 (3.08%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (4.62%) Public Cloud
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.62%) Windows
2 2 (3.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) MVC
2 20 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (26.15%) Web Development
4 15 (23.08%) Software Engineering
5 11 (16.92%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (13.85%) SOA
7 7 (10.77%) Product Management
7 7 (10.77%) Systems Analysis
7 7 (10.77%) TDD
8 6 (9.23%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (9.23%) SDLC
9 5 (7.69%) BDD
9 5 (7.69%) Data Analysis
9 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (7.69%) SOLID
10 4 (6.15%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (6.15%) OO
10 4 (6.15%) Scrum
11 3 (4.62%) Continuous Delivery
11 3 (4.62%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (83.08%) C#
2 29 (44.62%) JavaScript
3 23 (35.38%) Java
4 12 (18.46%) SQL
5 8 (12.31%) Python
6 6 (9.23%) C++
7 4 (6.15%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.08%) Scala
9 1 (1.54%) C
9 1 (1.54%) Java 8
9 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.54%) Perl
9 1 (1.54%) PHP
9 1 (1.54%) R
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
9 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (29.23%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.54%) PhD
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Docker
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.15%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.54%) Twitter