Period
to 17 January 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 11 23
Rank change year-on-year -11 +12 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 54 41 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.76% 11.02% 9.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.27% 11.65% 9.79%
Number of salaries quoted 53 41 19
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% +9.68% -17.33%
10th Percentile £12,500 £23,750 £22,300
90th Percentile £50,000 £44,000 £40,650
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.91%

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 440 352 194
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 94.62% 97.98%
Number of salaries quoted 292 286 162
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.09% +2.67%
10th Percentile £21,775 £21,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £54,875 £60,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,550
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.28% +1.22%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -10 52 £37,500 +10.29% 11
County Tyrone - 2 £26,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, Software Developer job roles required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region featuring Software Developer in the job title.

1 32 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 27 (50.00%) HTML
3 24 (44.44%) Java
4 22 (40.74%) C#
5 21 (38.89%) Node.js
6 18 (33.33%) React
7 17 (31.48%) Spring Boot
7 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
7 17 (31.48%) .NET
7 17 (31.48%) CSS
7 17 (31.48%) Spring
7 17 (31.48%) JSON
8 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
8 16 (29.63%) Docker
8 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (27.78%) Jenkins
10 13 (24.07%) BDD
10 13 (24.07%) Web Services
11 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 11 (20.37%) SQL
12 11 (20.37%) New Relic
12 11 (20.37%) Kibana
12 11 (20.37%) GitLab
12 11 (20.37%) Zipkin
12 11 (20.37%) JSON-LD
12 11 (20.37%) Grafana
12 11 (20.37%) Redux
12 11 (20.37%) Prometheus
13 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
13 10 (18.52%) OO

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 (7.41%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (29.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.26%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (7.41%) GitHub
3 4 (7.41%) Slack
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (20.37%) GitLab
3 5 (9.26%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (18.52%) Finance
2 8 (14.81%) Banking
2 8 (14.81%) Investment Banking
2 8 (14.81%) Prime Brokerage
3 2 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.00%) HTML
2 21 (38.89%) Node.js
3 18 (33.33%) React
4 17 (31.48%) .NET
4 17 (31.48%) CSS
4 17 (31.48%) JSON
4 17 (31.48%) Spring
4 17 (31.48%) Spring Boot
5 13 (24.07%) Web Services
6 11 (20.37%) JSON-LD
6 11 (20.37%) Redux
7 10 (18.52%) ASP.NET
8 7 (12.96%) AngularJS
8 7 (12.96%) jQuery
9 6 (11.11%) SOAP
9 6 (11.11%) XML
10 4 (7.41%) Entity Framework
11 2 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (3.70%) Backbone.js
11 2 (3.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.56%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 5 (9.26%) Windows
3 3 (5.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.07%) BDD
2 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 10 (18.52%) OO
4 9 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.81%) MVC
5 8 (14.81%) Scrum
5 8 (14.81%) Web Development
6 7 (12.96%) Refactoring
7 4 (7.41%) Kanban
7 4 (7.41%) Open Source
7 4 (7.41%) SDLC
8 3 (5.56%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.56%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (3.70%) Information Management
9 2 (3.70%) Mobile Development
9 2 (3.70%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.70%) SOLID
10 1 (1.85%) Systems Analysis
10 1 (1.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (59.26%) JavaScript
2 24 (44.44%) Java
3 22 (40.74%) C#
4 11 (20.37%) SQL
5 8 (14.81%) C
5 8 (14.81%) C++
6 7 (12.96%) Objective-C
7 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
7 5 (9.26%) T-SQL
8 4 (7.41%) Perl
8 4 (7.41%) PHP
9 3 (5.56%) VBA
10 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) Postgraduate
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) Grafana
1 11 (20.37%) Kibana
1 11 (20.37%) Prometheus
1 11 (20.37%) Zipkin
2 5 (9.26%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 17 (31.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) New Relic
3 5 (9.26%) BT
4 4 (7.41%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) Oracle