Software Developer Jobs in Northern Ireland

Software Developer
UK > Northern Ireland

The median Software Developer salary in Northern Ireland is £47,500 per year according to job vacancies posted during the 6 months to 24 February 2024.

The first table below provides salary benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
24 Feb 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 21 16 18
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -10
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 60 134 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.45% 16.77% 10.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.87% 17.11% 11.63%
Number of salaries quoted 59 105 33
10th Percentile £30,600 - £28,750
25th Percentile £38,750 £32,500 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £57,500 £58,750 £47,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £59,600
UK median annual salary £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year -2.73% +4.76% +5.00%

All Permanent IT Job Vacancies
Northern Ireland

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.

Permanent vacancies in Northern Ireland with a recognized job title 552 783 679
% of permanent jobs with a recognized job title 96.17% 98.00% 90.53%
Number of salaries quoted 268 446 377
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
25th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +17.65% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £63,750 £58,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £71,000 £70,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year -8.33% - +9.09%

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 24 February 2024.

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 24 February 2024. 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 -7 57 £49,750 +17.06% 8
County Londonderry +5 3 £40,500 -10.00%
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2024, Software Developer job roles required the following skills and capabilities 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 47 (78.33%) C#
2 37 (61.67%) .NET
3 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
4 19 (31.67%) MVC
4 19 (31.67%) jQuery
5 18 (30.00%) Web Development
5 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
5 18 (30.00%) CSS
6 17 (28.33%) HTML
7 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
9 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
9 14 (23.33%) AWS
10 13 (21.67%) Entity Framework
10 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (21.67%) Social Skills
10 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
11 12 (20.00%) WCF
11 12 (20.00%) Containerisation
12 11 (18.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 11 (18.33%) Azure
12 11 (18.33%) HTML5
12 11 (18.33%) Web Services
13 10 (16.67%) SQL
13 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
13 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (16.67%) QA
14 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 9 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
14 9 (15.00%) AngularJS

Software Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.67%) CMS
1 1 (1.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.33%) AWS
2 11 (18.33%) Azure
3 3 (5.00%) Azure DevOps
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon ECS
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.67%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub Actions
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
4 1 (1.67%) SaaS
4 1 (1.67%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.67%) Flink
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 3 (5.00%) Git
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) PHPUnit
General
1 13 (21.67%) Social Skills
2 3 (5.00%) Music Industry
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Finance
3 1 (1.67%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (61.67%) .NET
2 19 (31.67%) jQuery
3 18 (30.00%) CSS
4 17 (28.33%) HTML
5 15 (25.00%) ASP.NET
6 14 (23.33%) .NET Framework
7 13 (21.67%) ASP.NET Web API
7 13 (21.67%) Entity Framework
8 12 (20.00%) WCF
9 11 (18.33%) HTML5
9 11 (18.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 11 (18.33%) Web Services
10 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (15.00%) AngularJS
11 9 (15.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 8 (13.33%) React
13 6 (10.00%) .NET Core
14 2 (3.33%) Blazor
14 2 (3.33%) REST
14 2 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
1 1 (1.67%) Onboarding
1 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.67%) MVC
2 18 (30.00%) Web Development
3 13 (21.67%) Software Engineering
4 12 (20.00%) Containerisation
5 9 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
6 7 (11.67%) DevOps
7 6 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 6 (10.00%) Information Management
7 6 (10.00%) SDLC
8 5 (8.33%) Full Stack Development
8 5 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (8.33%) Statistics
8 5 (8.33%) TDD
9 4 (6.67%) Observability
9 4 (6.67%) SOLID
10 3 (5.00%) Agile
10 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
10 3 (5.00%) Mentoring
11 2 (3.33%) Collaborative Working
11 2 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 47 (78.33%) C#
2 18 (30.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (16.67%) SQL
4 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.67%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) PHP
5 1 (1.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.67%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.00%) Autodesk