Period
to 23 July 2017

The median annual salary for a Software Developer was £34,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 25 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 +17 -5
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Developer 46 24 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.38% 7.95% 4.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.95% 8.36% 4.58%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 10
Northern Ireland median annual salary £34,000 £36,750 £26,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.48% +37.38% -17.69%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £22,400
90th Percentile £50,000 £47,500 £35,325
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of permanent jobs in our overall sample.

IT Job Roles
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 420 287 240
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 94.81% 95.03% 98.36%
Number of salaries quoted 346 213 145
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £21,350
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 July 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 23 July 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 +11 46 £34,000 -9.33% 3
Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 31 (67.39%) .NET
2 24 (52.17%) C#
3 17 (36.96%) Java
3 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET
4 13 (28.26%) HTML
5 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
5 11 (23.91%) Windows
6 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
7 9 (19.57%) jQuery
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) XML
7 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (17.39%) CSS
8 8 (17.39%) VB.NET
8 8 (17.39%) C++
8 8 (17.39%) Scrum
9 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
9 7 (15.22%) SQL
9 7 (15.22%) OO
9 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
9 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 6 (13.04%) MVVM
10 6 (13.04%) PHP
10 6 (13.04%) WPF
10 6 (13.04%) Silverlight
10 6 (13.04%) Web Development
10 6 (13.04%) WinForms

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 3 (6.52%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.87%) GitHub
2 1 (2.17%) Slack
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (21.74%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (6.52%) Big Data
3 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
3 3 (6.52%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.87%) Banking
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
1 5 (10.87%) Investment Banking
1 5 (10.87%) Prime Brokerage
2 4 (8.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (67.39%) .NET
2 17 (36.96%) ASP.NET
3 13 (28.26%) HTML
4 9 (19.57%) jQuery
4 9 (19.57%) XML
5 8 (17.39%) CSS
6 6 (13.04%) Silverlight
6 6 (13.04%) WinForms
6 6 (13.04%) WPF
7 5 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 5 (10.87%) HTML5
8 4 (8.70%) LAMP
9 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 3 (6.52%) Hibernate
9 3 (6.52%) JSON
9 3 (6.52%) REST
9 3 (6.52%) SOAP
9 3 (6.52%) Spring
9 3 (6.52%) WCF
9 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (6.52%) User Experience
2 2 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.91%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) TDD
3 8 (17.39%) Scrum
4 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (15.22%) Kanban
4 7 (15.22%) OO
4 7 (15.22%) Software Engineering
4 7 (15.22%) Unit Testing
5 6 (13.04%) MVVM
5 6 (13.04%) Web Development
6 5 (10.87%) MVC
6 5 (10.87%) SDLC
7 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
7 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 4 (8.70%) Programmatic Advertising
8 3 (6.52%) Cyber Intelligence
8 3 (6.52%) Front End Development
8 3 (6.52%) Test Automation
9 2 (4.35%) Data Management
9 2 (4.35%) Multithreaded Programming
Programming Languages
1 24 (52.17%) C#
2 17 (36.96%) Java
2 17 (36.96%) JavaScript
3 8 (17.39%) C++
3 8 (17.39%) VB.NET
4 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 6 (13.04%) PHP
6 4 (8.70%) VB
7 3 (6.52%) TypeScript
8 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
8 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.52%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Postgraduate
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle
3 1 (2.17%) Atlassian
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