Period
to 15 October 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £35,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 15 October 2019.

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
15 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 18 10 27
Rank change year-on-year -8 +17 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 54 81 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.98% 19.47% 9.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.21% 19.71% 10.24%
Number of salaries quoted 51 79 44
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,500 £34,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.41% - -2.86%
10th Percentile £23,750 £25,050 £12,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,000 £46,450
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 529 411 449
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.78% 98.80% 96.56%
Number of salaries quoted 367 303 293
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -2.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,960
% change year-on-year - +4.25% +0.97%

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 15 October 2019.

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 15 October 2019. 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 -9 51 £36,000 +5.88% 15
County Londonderry +1 2 - -
County Down - 1 £30,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2019, 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 39 (72.22%) C#
2 30 (55.56%) .NET
3 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
4 23 (42.59%) SQL
4 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.63%) MVC
5 16 (29.63%) .NET Core
6 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
6 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
6 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
7 12 (22.22%) CSS
8 11 (20.37%) HTML
8 11 (20.37%) Java
9 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
9 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
9 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
10 9 (16.67%) Mobile App
10 9 (16.67%) jQuery
10 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
11 8 (14.81%) Degree
11 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
11 8 (14.81%) REST
12 7 (12.96%) Entity Framework
12 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
12 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 7 (12.96%) Linux
12 7 (12.96%) Python
13 6 (11.11%) C++
13 6 (11.11%) Web Development
13 6 (11.11%) User Experience

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 (1.85%) IIS
1 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Azure
2 5 (9.26%) SaaS
3 4 (7.41%) AWS
3 4 (7.41%) GitHub
4 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.85%) Office 365
5 1 (1.85%) Serverless
5 1 (1.85%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.41%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.85%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.70%) GitLab
3 1 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.85%) webpack
General
1 4 (7.41%) Advertising
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (55.56%) .NET
2 16 (29.63%) .NET Core
3 14 (25.93%) ASP.NET
4 12 (22.22%) CSS
5 11 (20.37%) HTML
6 10 (18.52%) .NET Framework
6 10 (18.52%) AngularJS
7 9 (16.67%) jQuery
8 8 (14.81%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (14.81%) REST
9 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 7 (12.96%) Entity Framework
10 5 (9.26%) Vue.js
11 4 (7.41%) Web Services
12 3 (5.56%) LINQ
12 3 (5.56%) Node.js
12 3 (5.56%) React
12 3 (5.56%) Redux
12 3 (5.56%) Spring
12 3 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.11%) User Experience
3 5 (9.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.41%) Algorithms
5 3 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Linux
2 3 (5.56%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Android
3 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (29.63%) MVC
3 14 (25.93%) Software Engineering
4 9 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 6 (11.11%) Web Development
6 5 (9.26%) Analytics
6 5 (9.26%) SDLC
7 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.41%) Customer Engagement
7 4 (7.41%) Cyber Intelligence
7 4 (7.41%) Data Analytics
7 4 (7.41%) Mobile Application Development
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) Refactoring
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) User Stories
8 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (5.56%) Deployment Automation
8 3 (5.56%) SOLID
8 3 (5.56%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 39 (72.22%) C#
2 26 (48.15%) JavaScript
3 23 (42.59%) SQL
4 11 (20.37%) Java
5 7 (12.96%) Python
6 6 (11.11%) C++
7 4 (7.41%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.41%) VB.NET
8 3 (5.56%) Go
8 3 (5.56%) PHP
9 2 (3.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 8 (14.81%) Degree
2 3 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.85%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.70%) Xamarin
3 1 (1.85%) Google
3 1 (1.85%) Oracle