Period
to 20 June 2019

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £42,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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
20 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 27 45
Rank change year-on-year -33 +18 -4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 17 30 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.69% 7.89% 3.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 8.00% 3.22%
Number of salaries quoted 8 22 15
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +42.86% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £29,038 £23,800
90th Percentile £61,375 £73,500 £41,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -

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 616 375 466
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.62% 98.68% 95.88%
Number of salaries quoted 448 275 399
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £60,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

Software Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Engineer in Northern Ireland

Software Engineer
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineer in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 20 June 2019.

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 20 June 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 -37 15 £42,500 -15.00% 14
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2019, Software Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 9 (52.94%) Java
3 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
4 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (29.41%) Maven
4 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
5 4 (23.53%) HTML5
5 4 (23.53%) CSS3
5 4 (23.53%) JSON
5 4 (23.53%) HTML
5 4 (23.53%) Spring
5 4 (23.53%) JSF
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle
5 4 (23.53%) CSS
5 4 (23.53%) SOAP
5 4 (23.53%) Web Services
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) C
5 4 (23.53%) Linux
5 4 (23.53%) JBoss
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) C++
6 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
6 3 (17.65%) Ruby
6 3 (17.65%) DevOps
6 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
7 2 (11.76%) Coaching
7 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
7 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud

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 4 (23.53%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Bluetooth
1 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (11.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Blockchain
1 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (29.41%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.76%) Banking
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.88%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) CSS
1 4 (23.53%) CSS3
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) HTML5
1 4 (23.53%) JSF
1 4 (23.53%) JSON
1 4 (23.53%) SOAP
1 4 (23.53%) Spring
1 4 (23.53%) Web Services
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 2 (11.76%) Laravel
3 1 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Algorithms
1 2 (11.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (5.88%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 4 (23.53%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (5.88%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.76%) Coaching
4 2 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) OO
4 2 (11.76%) User Stories
5 1 (5.88%) Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (5.88%) Build Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.88%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Software Delivery
5 1 (5.88%) Sprint Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) JavaScript
3 4 (23.53%) C
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) Embedded C
4 3 (17.65%) Python
4 3 (17.65%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Clojure
5 2 (11.76%) Erlang
5 2 (11.76%) Go
6 1 (5.88%) COBOL
6 1 (5.88%) Embedded C++
6 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 1 (5.88%) Twitter