Period
to 4 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for Software Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Engineering over the 6 months to 4 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
4 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 22 7
Rank change year-on-year +17 -15 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 84 65 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 20.69% 10.22% 19.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 22.28% 11.34% 21.43%
Number of salaries quoted 42 59 73
Median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +24.14%
10th Percentile £33,875 £26,250 £28,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +10.53%

Software Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 377 573 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 92.86% 90.09% 92.87%
Number of salaries quoted 161 398 275
Median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +4.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £24,000 £22,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £68,808 £62,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +3.09%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Engineering in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Engineering in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 4 July 2020.

Salary histogram for Software Engineering in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
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 Engineering within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 4 July 2020. 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 +18 84 £47,500 +26.67% 13
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 4 July 2020, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 34 (40.48%) C#
2 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 27 (32.14%) Python
4 27 (32.14%) Degree
5 26 (30.95%) AWS
5 26 (30.95%) Java
6 25 (29.76%) .NET
6 25 (29.76%) Computer Science
7 24 (28.57%) Azure
8 19 (22.62%) Greenfield Project
9 18 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
9 18 (21.43%) Scrum
9 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
10 17 (20.24%) Linux
11 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
11 14 (16.67%) C++
11 14 (16.67%) SQL
11 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (15.48%) DevOps
12 13 (15.48%) Spring
13 12 (14.29%) RESTful
13 12 (14.29%) Docker
13 12 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 12 (14.29%) Fintech
14 11 (13.10%) Spring Boot
14 11 (13.10%) Machine Learning
15 10 (11.90%) Java 8
15 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
15 10 (11.90%) OO

Software Engineering
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 6 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 3 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 26 (30.95%) AWS
2 24 (28.57%) Azure
3 6 (7.14%) SaaS
4 4 (4.76%) Azure Stack
4 4 (4.76%) Logic Apps
5 3 (3.57%) G Suite
5 3 (3.57%) GCP
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.19%) PaaS
6 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.14%) WAN
2 4 (4.76%) Internet
3 3 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (1.19%) 802.15
4 1 (1.19%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.19%) Wireless
4 1 (1.19%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.38%) Big Data
3 2 (2.38%) KDB
3 2 (2.38%) Kdb+
3 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Automake
1 3 (3.57%) GCC
1 3 (3.57%) GDB
1 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (10.71%) Banking
1 9 (10.71%) Investment Banking
2 8 (9.52%) Automotive
2 8 (9.52%) Marketing
3 7 (8.33%) Finance
4 4 (4.76%) Aerospace
5 3 (3.57%) Law
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 2 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 43 (51.19%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Software Developer
3 19 (22.62%) Software Engineer
4 16 (19.05%) Senior Developer
5 13 (15.48%) Java Developer
6 9 (10.71%) Embedded Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Azure Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (7.14%) Technical Leader
9 5 (5.95%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 25 (29.76%) .NET
3 13 (15.48%) Spring
4 12 (14.29%) RESTful
5 11 (13.10%) Spring Boot
6 9 (10.71%) ASP.NET
6 9 (10.71%) React
7 7 (8.33%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.14%) HTML
9 5 (5.95%) COM
9 5 (5.95%) Ionic Framework
9 5 (5.95%) Node.js
9 5 (5.95%) REST
10 4 (4.76%) Angular 2
10 4 (4.76%) Vue.js
11 3 (3.57%) .NET Core
11 3 (3.57%) ASP.NET MVC
11 3 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (3.57%) Natural Language Processing
11 3 (3.57%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Greenfield Project
2 14 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (4.76%) Industry 4.0
4 4 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.57%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.57%) N-Tier
5 3 (3.57%) Robotics
6 2 (2.38%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.38%) Life Science
6 2 (2.38%) SCADA
7 1 (1.19%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.19%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.24%) Linux
2 3 (3.57%) Windows
2 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
2 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (34.52%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) Computer Science
3 18 (21.43%) Scrum
4 13 (15.48%) DevOps
5 12 (14.29%) Fintech
5 12 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 11 (13.10%) Machine Learning
7 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (11.90%) OO
8 9 (10.71%) Artificial Intelligence
8 9 (10.71%) Line Management
8 9 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (8.33%) Microservices
10 7 (8.33%) Open Source
11 6 (7.14%) API Development
11 6 (7.14%) Architectural Design
12 5 (5.95%) DevSecOps
12 5 (5.95%) Embedded Software Development
12 5 (5.95%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 34 (40.48%) C#
2 27 (32.14%) Python
3 26 (30.95%) Java
4 18 (21.43%) JavaScript
5 14 (16.67%) C++
5 14 (16.67%) SQL
6 10 (11.90%) Java 8
7 5 (5.95%) C
7 5 (5.95%) TypeScript
8 4 (4.76%) MATLAB
8 4 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.76%) VBA
9 3 (3.57%) Google Apps Script
9 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.57%) Ruby
10 2 (2.38%) R
11 1 (1.19%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.19%) PHP
11 1 (1.19%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (32.14%) Degree
2 18 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.38%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.19%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.29%) Docker
2 6 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 6 (7.14%) KVM
2 6 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 3 (3.57%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 6 (7.14%) Databricks
3 6 (7.14%) Google
4 4 (4.76%) UiPath
5 3 (3.57%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (3.57%) Blue Prism
6 2 (2.38%) SAP