Period
to 14 December 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 57 36
Rank change year-on-year +16 -21 -7
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 34 12 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.69% 2.53% 3.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.85% 2.63% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 25 6 8
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £33,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +49.25% -25.56% +28.57%
10th Percentile £32,250 £28,875 £37,750
90th Percentile £75,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 581 457 301
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.16% 96.21% 91.77%
Number of salaries quoted 347 300 226
Northern Ireland median annual salary £41,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,250 £26,125
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £60,625
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 +13 33 £50,000 +49.25% 13
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 17 (50.00%) C
2 17 (50.00%) Java
3 16 (47.06%) C++
4 13 (38.24%) Mentoring
5 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (29.41%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) Embedded C
7 7 (20.59%) User Stories
7 7 (20.59%) Banking
7 7 (20.59%) Finance
8 6 (17.65%) Apple
8 6 (17.65%) Google
8 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (17.65%) Apple Pay
8 6 (17.65%) Google Pay
9 5 (14.71%) Samsung Pay
9 5 (14.71%) SDLC
9 5 (14.71%) Samsung
9 5 (14.71%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (11.76%) SQL
10 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.76%) Coaching
10 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
11 3 (8.82%) Mobile Wallet
11 3 (8.82%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (8.82%) C#

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 1 (2.94%) Apache
1 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.65%) Apple Pay
1 6 (17.65%) Google Pay
2 5 (14.71%) Samsung Pay
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (2.94%) Big Data
General
1 7 (20.59%) Banking
1 7 (20.59%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.94%) Automotive
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) HTML
1 3 (8.82%) XML
2 2 (5.88%) JSON
2 2 (5.88%) Velocity
3 1 (2.94%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Angular 2
3 1 (2.94%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.94%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (2.94%) Pandas
3 1 (2.94%) Qt
3 1 (2.94%) scikit-learn
3 1 (2.94%) TensorFlow
3 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (14.71%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Wallet
4 2 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 2 (5.88%) Cyberattack
5 1 (2.94%) CAN bus
5 1 (2.94%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (2.94%) Contactless
5 1 (2.94%) Device Driver
5 1 (2.94%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
5 1 (2.94%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Android
2 1 (2.94%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 13 (38.24%) Mentoring
3 10 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (20.59%) User Stories
5 5 (14.71%) SDLC
6 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (11.76%) Coaching
6 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
6 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (11.76%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (8.82%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (5.88%) Epics
8 2 (5.88%) OO
8 2 (5.88%) Refactoring
8 2 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.88%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) C
1 17 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) C++
3 9 (26.47%) Embedded C
4 4 (11.76%) SQL
5 3 (8.82%) C#
6 2 (5.88%) Embedded C++
6 2 (5.88%) Python
6 2 (5.88%) R
7 1 (2.94%) COBOL
7 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
7 1 (2.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (2.94%) MISRA
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Apple
1 6 (17.65%) Google
2 5 (14.71%) Samsung