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The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

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

Software Engineer
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 8 16 36
Rank change year-on-year +8 +20 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 207 109 20
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 24.13% 16.20% 5.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 25.46% 17.93% 5.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 33 9
10th Percentile - £26,250 £33,750
25th Percentile - £27,500 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £35,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +42.86% -30.00% -28.57%
75th Percentile £68,125 £41,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £79,500 £54,000 -
UK median annual salary £66,786 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +11.31% +9.09% +10.00%

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 813 608 357
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 90.34% 98.08%
Number of salaries quoted 403 358 129
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £29,000
25th Percentile £36,250 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £44,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.15% -0.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £77,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +10.00%

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings that featured Software Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 8 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
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 Engineer within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 8 August 2022. 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 +6 172 £70,000 +86.67% 9
County Londonderry 0 13 - -
County Down +3 12 - -
Newry - 6 - -
County Armagh - 6 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, Software Engineer job roles required the following 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 207 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 157 (75.85%) Java
3 136 (65.70%) SQL
4 99 (47.83%) AngularJS
5 98 (47.34%) JavaScript
6 96 (46.38%) Docker
7 91 (43.96%) Azure
7 91 (43.96%) Web Development
8 90 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
9 87 (42.03%) NoSQL
9 87 (42.03%) Node.js
10 84 (40.58%) HTML
11 82 (39.61%) Go
12 79 (38.16%) Git (software)
13 78 (37.68%) Angular 2
13 78 (37.68%) .NET
13 78 (37.68%) ASP.NET
13 78 (37.68%) CSS
13 78 (37.68%) HTTP
13 78 (37.68%) SSL
13 78 (37.68%) MVC
13 78 (37.68%) Marketing
13 78 (37.68%) Ruby
13 78 (37.68%) Ruby on Rails
14 72 (34.78%) Derivative
14 72 (34.78%) Social Skills
15 71 (34.30%) Finance
15 71 (34.30%) Risk Management
16 63 (30.43%) Agile
16 63 (30.43%) Computer Science

Software Engineer 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 19 (9.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.48%) Simulink
1 1 (0.48%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 91 (43.96%) Azure
2 48 (23.19%) GCP
3 26 (12.56%) AWS
4 22 (10.63%) GitHub
5 13 (6.28%) Figma
6 1 (0.48%) NuGet
6 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (37.68%) HTTP
1 78 (37.68%) SSL
2 18 (8.70%) Internet
3 9 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (42.03%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (38.16%) Git (software)
2 19 (9.18%) JIRA
3 17 (8.21%) Postman
3 17 (8.21%) Selenium
4 16 (7.73%) Maven
5 11 (5.31%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.45%) Gradle
7 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.48%) IBM UrbanCode
7 1 (0.48%) JUnit
7 1 (0.48%) Mockito
7 1 (0.48%) Moq
7 1 (0.48%) NUnit
7 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
General
1 78 (37.68%) Marketing
2 72 (34.78%) Social Skills
3 71 (34.30%) Finance
4 18 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.83%) Electronics
6 9 (4.35%) Law
7 6 (2.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (2.90%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.45%) Banking
8 3 (1.45%) Inclusion and Diversity
8 3 (1.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (47.83%) AngularJS
2 87 (42.03%) Node.js
3 84 (40.58%) HTML
4 78 (37.68%) .NET
4 78 (37.68%) Angular 2
4 78 (37.68%) ASP.NET
4 78 (37.68%) CSS
4 78 (37.68%) Ruby on Rails
5 23 (11.11%) Spring Boot
6 21 (10.14%) React
7 4 (1.93%) Spring
8 2 (0.97%) Middleware
8 2 (0.97%) REST
9 1 (0.48%) JSON
9 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 72 (34.78%) Derivative
2 36 (17.39%) Self-Motivation
3 30 (14.49%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (6.28%) User Experience
5 9 (4.35%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (1.93%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.48%) Equity Derivative
7 1 (0.48%) IoT
Operating Systems
1 29 (14.01%) Linux
2 20 (9.66%) Windows
3 9 (4.35%) Android
3 9 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.35%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (0.48%) Unix
4 1 (0.48%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 91 (43.96%) Web Development
3 90 (43.48%) Problem-Solving
4 78 (37.68%) MVC
5 71 (34.30%) Risk Management
6 63 (30.43%) Agile
6 63 (30.43%) Computer Science
7 52 (25.12%) Full Stack Development
8 49 (23.67%) OO
9 39 (18.84%) Test Automation
10 37 (17.87%) Continuous Improvement
11 34 (16.43%) Microservices
12 32 (15.46%) Migration
13 21 (10.14%) CI/CD
13 21 (10.14%) Continuous Deployment
14 19 (9.18%) Acceptance Criteria
14 19 (9.18%) Cloud Operations
14 19 (9.18%) Continuous Delivery
14 19 (9.18%) Customer Requirements
14 19 (9.18%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 157 (75.85%) Java
2 136 (65.70%) SQL
3 98 (47.34%) JavaScript
4 82 (39.61%) Go
5 78 (37.68%) Ruby
6 13 (6.28%) TypeScript
7 10 (4.83%) Python
8 9 (4.35%) Bash
8 9 (4.35%) Kotlin
8 9 (4.35%) Perl
9 7 (3.38%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 28 (13.53%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 96 (46.38%) Docker
2 9 (4.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (8.21%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 35 (16.91%) Google
2 19 (9.18%) Atlassian
3 18 (8.70%) CyberSource
4 13 (6.28%) Micro Focus
5 9 (4.35%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.48%) Black Duck
6 1 (0.48%) Red Hat