Period
to 1 December 2021

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £35,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 1 December 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
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 20 35
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 +4
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 80 29 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.28% 9.18% 6.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.96% 9.51% 7.02%
Number of salaries quoted 19 16 32
10th Percentile £26,250 £38,125 £33,750
25th Percentile £27,500 £39,688 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £50,000 £70,000
Median % change year-on-year -30.00% -28.57% +40.00%
75th Percentile £41,250 £65,000 £82,500
90th Percentile £46,500 £78,750 "
UK median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% +9.52% +5.00%

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 669 305 527
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 85.99% 96.52% 97.23%
Number of salaries quoted 439 154 389
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
75th Percentile £61,250 £58,750 £61,250
90th Percentile £77,750 £65,875 £70,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 1 December 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 1 December 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 -9 69 £37,500 -25.00% 9
County Londonderry - 7 £30,000 -
County Down - 3 - -
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 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 80 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 55 (68.75%) Python
3 52 (65.00%) SQL
4 48 (60.00%) AngularJS
5 45 (56.25%) Java
6 40 (50.00%) Linux
7 38 (47.50%) Computer Science
8 37 (46.25%) C#
8 37 (46.25%) .NET
9 32 (40.00%) C++
10 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (36.25%) QA
12 27 (33.75%) BDD
13 25 (31.25%) Node.js
14 24 (30.00%) Docker
14 24 (30.00%) Kubernetes
15 23 (28.75%) MongoDB
15 23 (28.75%) Change Control
15 23 (28.75%) Azure
15 23 (28.75%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (28.75%) Public Sector
15 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
15 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
15 23 (28.75%) TDD
15 23 (28.75%) Spring
15 23 (28.75%) Software Testing
15 23 (28.75%) Hibernate
15 23 (28.75%) Scrum
16 22 (27.50%) PhD
16 22 (27.50%) Google

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:

Cloud Services
1 23 (28.75%) Azure
2 22 (27.50%) AWS
3 14 (17.50%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.75%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.25%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.75%) Broadband
2 3 (3.75%) Network Security
2 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (28.75%) MongoDB
2 22 (27.50%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.50%) KDB
3 2 (2.50%) Kdb+
3 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) CMake
2 3 (3.75%) Clang
2 3 (3.75%) Valgrind
3 2 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (28.75%) Public Sector
2 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Organisational Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Social Skills
2 6 (7.50%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (60.00%) AngularJS
2 37 (46.25%) .NET
3 25 (31.25%) Node.js
4 23 (28.75%) Hibernate
4 23 (28.75%) Spring
5 14 (17.50%) RESTful
6 3 (3.75%) CSS
6 3 (3.75%) WebSockets
7 2 (2.50%) FIX Protocol
7 2 (2.50%) Middleware
7 2 (2.50%) React
7 2 (2.50%) Sass
7 2 (2.50%) Vue.js
8 1 (1.25%) HTML
8 1 (1.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (12.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.50%) Smartphone
3 6 (7.50%) STB
4 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.25%) PlayStation
6 1 (1.25%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (11.25%) Unix
3 7 (8.75%) Android
4 6 (7.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.25%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Windows
7 1 (1.25%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 38 (47.50%) Computer Science
3 30 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (33.75%) BDD
5 23 (28.75%) Change Control
5 23 (28.75%) Collaborative Working
5 23 (28.75%) Scrum
5 23 (28.75%) Software Testing
5 23 (28.75%) TDD
6 22 (27.50%) Analytics
6 22 (27.50%) Artificial Intelligence
6 22 (27.50%) Computer Vision
6 22 (27.50%) Cybersecurity
6 22 (27.50%) Data Analytics
6 22 (27.50%) Deep Learning
6 22 (27.50%) Microservices
6 22 (27.50%) Threat Analysis
7 17 (21.25%) Customer Requirements
8 15 (18.75%) Fintech
9 14 (17.50%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (68.75%) Python
2 52 (65.00%) SQL
3 45 (56.25%) Java
4 37 (46.25%) C#
5 32 (40.00%) C++
6 11 (13.75%) C
7 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
8 6 (7.50%) Go
9 5 (6.25%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.00%) Ruby
11 2 (2.50%) Lua
Qualifications
1 23 (28.75%) SC Cleared
1 23 (28.75%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.50%) PhD
3 6 (7.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (36.25%) QA
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Docker
2 1 (1.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.25%) Firmware
2 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 22 (27.50%) Google
2 2 (2.50%) Informatica
2 2 (2.50%) Solace
2 2 (2.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (1.25%) BT
3 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.25%) Samsung
3 1 (1.25%) Sony