Period
to 17 December 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 19
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 +17
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 53 23 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.11% 6.97% 9.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.62% 7.57% 9.64%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 16
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £34,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.29% +13.33% -20.00%
10th Percentile £12,500 £25,600 £22,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.59%

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 456 304 166
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 92.12% 97.65%
Number of salaries quoted 300 229 135
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -6.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,200 £23,500
90th Percentile £52,625 £60,250 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £45,123
% change year-on-year +3.16% +5.27% +0.27%

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 December 2017.

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 December 2017. 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 +2 51 £37,500 +8.70% 2
County Tyrone - 2 £26,000 - 1
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, 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 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 27 (50.94%) HTML
3 25 (47.17%) Java
4 22 (41.51%) C#
5 20 (37.74%) Node.js
6 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
7 17 (32.08%) .NET
8 16 (30.19%) CSS
8 16 (30.19%) Spring
8 16 (30.19%) React
8 16 (30.19%) Spring Boot
9 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
9 15 (28.30%) Docker
9 15 (28.30%) JSON
9 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
10 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
11 12 (22.64%) BDD
11 12 (22.64%) Web Services
11 12 (22.64%) Finance
12 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
12 11 (20.75%) OO
13 10 (18.87%) Banking
13 10 (18.87%) Investment Banking
13 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
13 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (18.87%) New Relic
13 10 (18.87%) Kibana
13 10 (18.87%) GitLab
13 10 (18.87%) Zipkin
13 10 (18.87%) JSON-LD

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 (7.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (28.30%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (7.55%) GitHub
3 4 (7.55%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) Jenkins
2 10 (18.87%) GitLab
3 4 (7.55%) JIRA
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 10 (18.87%) Banking
2 10 (18.87%) Investment Banking
2 10 (18.87%) Prime Brokerage
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (50.94%) HTML
2 20 (37.74%) Node.js
3 17 (32.08%) .NET
4 16 (30.19%) CSS
4 16 (30.19%) React
4 16 (30.19%) Spring
4 16 (30.19%) Spring Boot
5 15 (28.30%) JSON
6 12 (22.64%) Web Services
7 11 (20.75%) ASP.NET
8 10 (18.87%) JSON-LD
8 10 (18.87%) Redux
9 9 (16.98%) jQuery
10 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
11 6 (11.32%) SOAP
11 6 (11.32%) XML
12 3 (5.66%) Entity Framework
13 2 (3.77%) Backbone.js
13 2 (3.77%) KnockoutJS
14 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (5.66%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.21%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.64%) BDD
2 11 (20.75%) OO
3 10 (18.87%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (18.87%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.98%) Scrum
5 7 (13.21%) Refactoring
5 7 (13.21%) Web Development
6 5 (9.43%) Kanban
6 5 (9.43%) MVC
7 4 (7.55%) Open Source
7 4 (7.55%) SDLC
8 3 (5.66%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.66%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (3.77%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (3.77%) Mobile Development
9 2 (3.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (3.77%) SOLID
10 1 (1.89%) Creative Thinking
10 1 (1.89%) Information Management
10 1 (1.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 32 (60.38%) JavaScript
2 25 (47.17%) Java
3 22 (41.51%) C#
4 9 (16.98%) SQL
5 8 (15.09%) C
5 8 (15.09%) C++
6 7 (13.21%) Objective-C
7 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
8 4 (7.55%) Perl
8 4 (7.55%) PHP
8 4 (7.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.77%) VBA
10 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (7.55%) Postgraduate
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (5.66%) Degree
System Software
1 15 (28.30%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (18.87%) Grafana
1 10 (18.87%) Kibana
1 10 (18.87%) Prometheus
1 10 (18.87%) Zipkin
2 5 (9.43%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) New Relic
3 5 (9.43%) BT
4 4 (7.55%) Atlassian
4 4 (7.55%) IBM
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle