Period
to 22 October 2018

The median annual salary for a Software Engineer was £50,000 in advertised job vacancies in Northern Ireland during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 63 35
Rank change year-on-year +36 -28 -27
Permanent jobs requiring a Software Engineer 30 8 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.26% 1.76% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.37% 1.82% 3.95%
Number of salaries quoted 28 6 10
Northern Ireland median annual salary £50,000 £35,000 £43,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +42.86% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £34,875 £26,625 £32,500
90th Percentile £65,375 £45,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%

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 407 440 304
% of permanent IT jobs with a recognized job title 98.55% 96.70% 92.40%
Number of salaries quoted 302 284 240
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.89% -4.67% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £20,500 £26,225
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £57,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 22 October 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 22 October 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 +25 29 £50,000 +42.86% 17
Software Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 23 (76.67%) C++
3 21 (70.00%) C
4 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
6 11 (36.67%) Linux
7 10 (33.33%) Embedded C
8 9 (30.00%) C#
8 9 (30.00%) Apple
8 9 (30.00%) Apple Pay
8 9 (30.00%) Google Pay
9 8 (26.67%) Java
10 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (23.33%) Samsung Pay
10 7 (23.33%) Samsung
10 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (20.00%) Google
11 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
12 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 5 (16.67%) .NET
12 5 (16.67%) HTML
12 5 (16.67%) OO
12 5 (16.67%) XML
12 5 (16.67%) Scrum
12 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (13.33%) JSON
13 4 (13.33%) Refactoring
13 4 (13.33%) Scala
13 4 (13.33%) SDLC
14 3 (10.00%) 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Apple Pay
1 9 (30.00%) Google Pay
2 7 (23.33%) Samsung Pay
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) PaaS
3 3 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
General
1 1 (3.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) HTML
1 5 (16.67%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) JSON
3 3 (10.00%) Velocity
4 2 (6.67%) Angular 2
4 2 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) Qt
5 1 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (10.00%) Contactless
4 3 (10.00%) Mobile Wallet
4 3 (10.00%) Public Cloud
4 3 (10.00%) Smartcard
5 2 (6.67%) Algorithms
5 2 (6.67%) Chip and PIN
5 2 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (3.33%) CAN bus
6 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.33%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 11 (36.67%) Linux
2 3 (10.00%) Android
3 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (100.00%) Software Engineering
2 15 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (46.67%) Mentoring
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (16.67%) OO
5 5 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (16.67%) Scrum
6 4 (13.33%) Refactoring
6 4 (13.33%) SDLC
7 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.00%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (10.00%) Kanban
7 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (10.00%) User Stories
8 2 (6.67%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.67%) Low Latency
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) C++
2 21 (70.00%) C
3 10 (33.33%) Embedded C
4 9 (30.00%) C#
5 8 (26.67%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) Scala
7 2 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 2 (6.67%) Python
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.33%) R
8 1 (3.33%) Ruby
8 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (3.33%) MISRA
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Apple
2 7 (23.33%) Samsung
3 6 (20.00%) Google