Period
to 23 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 23 23
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +1
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 80 48 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.51% 10.48% 7.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 19.80% 10.84% 7.89%
Number of salaries quoted 78 47 24
Northern Ireland median annual salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -2.86% +19.66%
10th Percentile £24,950 £12,500 £26,025
90th Percentile £58,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +1.25% -

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 404 443 304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.54% 96.72% 92.40%
Number of salaries quoted 301 286 240
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,500 £26,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 23 October 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 23 October 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 +12 75 £34,000 - 19
County Tyrone - 3 £27,500 -
County Londonderry - 2 - -
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 63 (78.75%) C#
2 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
2 47 (58.75%) .NET
3 37 (46.25%) CSS
4 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (38.75%) HTML
6 28 (35.00%) ASP.NET
7 23 (28.75%) Java
7 23 (28.75%) Software Engineering
8 20 (25.00%) MVC
8 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 20 (25.00%) jQuery
9 19 (23.75%) Degree
10 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (22.50%) SQL
10 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
10 18 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 17 (21.25%) Node.js
12 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
12 16 (20.00%) Web Development
13 12 (15.00%) Refactoring
13 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (13.75%) WCF
14 11 (13.75%) Spring
15 10 (12.50%) React
15 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 10 (12.50%) OO
15 10 (12.50%) Scrum
16 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
17 8 (10.00%) Analytics

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 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (1.25%) CMS
1 1 (1.25%) Kentico
1 1 (1.25%) OpenStack
1 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.75%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) SaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.50%) Office 365
5 1 (1.25%) Apple Pay
5 1 (1.25%) Google Pay
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
5 1 (1.25%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.25%) Samsung Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.25%) PuTTY
2 4 (5.00%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 4 (5.00%) Blockchain
4 2 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (2.50%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.25%) Hazelcast
5 1 (1.25%) MySQL
5 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.75%) JIRA
3 5 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.25%) Gradle
5 1 (1.25%) JUnit
5 1 (1.25%) Spock
General
1 3 (3.75%) Finance
1 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (58.75%) .NET
2 37 (46.25%) CSS
3 31 (38.75%) HTML
4 28 (35.00%) ASP.NET
5 20 (25.00%) jQuery
6 18 (22.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 18 (22.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (21.25%) Node.js
8 16 (20.00%) AngularJS
9 11 (13.75%) Spring
9 11 (13.75%) WCF
10 10 (12.50%) React
11 8 (10.00%) Web Services
11 8 (10.00%) XML
12 7 (8.75%) .NET Framework
13 6 (7.50%) Express
14 5 (6.25%) .NET Core
14 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (6.25%) Socket.IO
14 5 (6.25%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Mobile App
2 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (7.50%) User Experience
5 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (5.00%) Tandem
7 2 (2.50%) Cloud Native
8 1 (1.25%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.25%) Contactless
8 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 3 (3.75%) Windows
3 1 (1.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (42.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.75%) Software Engineering
3 20 (25.00%) MVC
4 16 (20.00%) Web Development
5 12 (15.00%) Refactoring
6 10 (12.50%) OO
6 10 (12.50%) Scrum
7 8 (10.00%) Analytics
7 8 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (10.00%) SOA
8 6 (7.50%) Kanban
8 6 (7.50%) TDD
9 5 (6.25%) BDD
9 5 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 5 (6.25%) SOLID
10 4 (5.00%) API Testing
10 4 (5.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (5.00%) Creative Thinking
10 4 (5.00%) Cryptocurrency
Programming Languages
1 63 (78.75%) C#
2 47 (58.75%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.75%) Java
4 18 (22.50%) SQL
5 6 (7.50%) C++
6 4 (5.00%) Python
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Scala
7 2 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.25%) PHP
8 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.25%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 19 (23.75%) Degree
2 7 (8.75%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (3.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.25%) Twitter
3 3 (3.75%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Samsung