Period
to 13 June 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £37,500 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 13 June 2021.

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
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 14 41 59
Rank change year-on-year +27 +18 -31
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 86 19 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.35% 4.42% 2.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.30% 4.48% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 31 12 9
10th Percentile £26,250 £33,875 £25,750
25th Percentile £31,000 £35,938 £26,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -21.05% +11.76% -15.00%
75th Percentile £48,750 £55,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £55,000 " £69,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 497 424 640
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 98.60% 97.56%
Number of salaries quoted 245 209 457
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
75th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £67,750 £60,000 £67,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £54,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.85% +8.00% -

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 13 June 2021.

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 13 June 2021. 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 +28 73 £37,500 -21.05% 10
County Londonderry - 8 £32,500 - 1
County Down - 3 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 13 June 2021, 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 86 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 45 (52.33%) C++
2 45 (52.33%) Computer Science
3 43 (50.00%) Java
4 39 (45.35%) C#
4 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (40.70%) Linux
6 30 (34.88%) Python
6 30 (34.88%) SQL
7 29 (33.72%) Degree
8 24 (27.91%) .NET
8 24 (27.91%) Windows
9 23 (26.74%) C
10 22 (25.58%) OO
10 22 (25.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
12 20 (23.26%) Mentoring
13 18 (20.93%) QA
14 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
14 16 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (17.44%) Node.js
15 15 (17.44%) Artificial Intelligence
16 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
16 14 (16.28%) Social Skills
17 13 (15.12%) Open Source
17 13 (15.12%) REST
17 13 (15.12%) HNC
17 13 (15.12%) HND
17 13 (15.12%) Unix
18 12 (13.95%) Scrum

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 2 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.79%) Azure
2 10 (11.63%) AWS
3 4 (4.65%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) Azure Cosmos DB
3 4 (4.65%) Azure Functions
3 4 (4.65%) Azure Key Vault
3 4 (4.65%) Serverless
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (1.16%) GCP
6 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.16%) PaaS
6 1 (1.16%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) HTTP
1 7 (8.14%) RTP
1 7 (8.14%) RTSP
1 7 (8.14%) TCP/IP
1 7 (8.14%) Wireshark
2 6 (6.98%) Broadband
3 5 (5.81%) 4G
3 5 (5.81%) 5G
3 5 (5.81%) Ethernet
3 5 (5.81%) Internet
3 5 (5.81%) Modbus
3 5 (5.81%) MQTT
3 5 (5.81%) Profibus
3 5 (5.81%) ZigBee
3 5 (5.81%) Z-Wave
4 4 (4.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) Relational Database
2 9 (10.47%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.98%) MongoDB
3 6 (6.98%) MySQL
4 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (2.33%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (2.33%) Big Data
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.16%) Power BI
6 1 (1.16%) QlikView
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (10.47%) Git (software)
2 7 (8.14%) GoogleTest
3 5 (5.81%) Selenium
3 5 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.16%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.16%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.16%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (1.16%) JIRA
5 1 (1.16%) JUnit
5 1 (1.16%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 14 (16.28%) Social Skills
2 11 (12.79%) Electronics
2 11 (12.79%) Manufacturing
2 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Organisational Skills
3 6 (6.98%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.33%) Finance
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (27.91%) .NET
2 16 (18.60%) AngularJS
3 15 (17.44%) Node.js
4 13 (15.12%) REST
5 10 (11.63%) React
6 8 (9.30%) JSON
7 7 (8.14%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 7 (8.14%) STL
8 6 (6.98%) CGI
8 6 (6.98%) Hibernate
8 6 (6.98%) Spring
9 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
9 5 (5.81%) Ajax
9 5 (5.81%) ASP.NET
10 4 (4.65%) RESTful
11 3 (3.49%) HTML
11 3 (3.49%) XML
12 2 (2.33%) CSS
13 1 (1.16%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (1.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.14%) Video\Live Streaming
2 6 (6.98%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (6.98%) Smartphone
2 6 (6.98%) STB
3 4 (4.65%) Smart City
4 3 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.16%) Marketing Technology
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.70%) Linux
2 24 (27.91%) Windows
3 13 (15.12%) Unix
4 12 (13.95%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (6.98%) Android
5 6 (6.98%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 45 (52.33%) Computer Science
3 39 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (25.58%) OO
5 20 (23.26%) Mentoring
6 16 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (17.44%) Artificial Intelligence
8 14 (16.28%) Test Automation
9 13 (15.12%) Open Source
10 12 (13.95%) Collaborative Working
10 12 (13.95%) Product Management
10 12 (13.95%) Scrum
11 11 (12.79%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (12.79%) Fintech
11 11 (12.79%) OOD
12 10 (11.63%) Physics
12 10 (11.63%) Requirements Gathering
12 10 (11.63%) SDLC
13 9 (10.47%) Cybersecurity
13 9 (10.47%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 45 (52.33%) C++
2 43 (50.00%) Java
3 39 (45.35%) C#
4 30 (34.88%) Python
4 30 (34.88%) SQL
5 23 (26.74%) C
6 21 (24.42%) JavaScript
7 7 (8.14%) Bash Shell
7 7 (8.14%) Perl
8 6 (6.98%) Go
8 6 (6.98%) TypeScript
9 4 (4.65%) Ruby
10 2 (2.33%) ES6
10 2 (2.33%) PHP
11 1 (1.16%) R
Qualifications
1 29 (33.72%) Degree
2 22 (25.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (15.12%) HNC
3 13 (15.12%) HND
4 6 (6.98%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.65%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (20.93%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.14%) Docker
2 4 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Google
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.65%) Sony
4 1 (1.16%) Black Duck
4 1 (1.16%) IBM
4 1 (1.16%) Xamarin