Software Engineering Jobs in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland

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 29 May 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
29 May 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 10 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 109 188 104
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.61% 21.51% 15.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.69% 22.38% 16.80%
Number of salaries quoted 46 80 51
10th Percentile £52,500 £32,500 £45,000
25th Percentile £52,813 £36,813 £46,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £50,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -4.76% +23.53%
75th Percentile £89,375 £65,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £97,500 £67,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £61,500 £70,000 £69,078
% change year-on-year -12.14% +1.34% +15.13%

All Process and Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland

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.

Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 653 840 619
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 87.53% 96.11% 90.36%
Number of salaries quoted 311 436 358
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £27,425
25th Percentile £35,000 £37,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,408 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £58,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £71,625 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £60,899 £60,000
% change year-on-year -9.69% +1.50% +9.09%

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 29 May 2024.

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 29 May 2024. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +2 105 £60,000 +20.00% 29
County Tyrone - 1 £56,000 -
Software Engineering
UK

Software Engineering
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in Northern Ireland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 28 (25.69%) ArcGIS
1 28 (25.69%) GeoServer
Cloud Services
1 58 (53.21%) AWS
2 42 (38.53%) Azure
3 10 (9.17%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (7.34%) SaaS
5 5 (4.59%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (4.59%) Serverless
6 3 (2.75%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 3 (2.75%) Azure Monitor
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon ECS
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon Kinesis
7 2 (1.83%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.83%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.92%) Azure DevOps
8 1 (0.92%) GitHub
8 1 (0.92%) GitHub Actions
8 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) TCP/IP
2 10 (9.17%) HTTP
2 10 (9.17%) MQTT
3 6 (5.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.52%) PostgreSQL
2 28 (25.69%) GIS
2 28 (25.69%) QGIS
3 13 (11.93%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.83%) Flink
5 2 (1.83%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.83%) Git
3 2 (1.83%) VectorCAST
4 1 (0.92%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.92%) PHPUnit
General
1 22 (20.18%) Social Skills
2 9 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Finance
5 2 (1.83%) Avionics
5 2 (1.83%) Military
5 2 (1.83%) Retail
Job Titles
1 71 (65.14%) Software Engineer
2 35 (32.11%) Senior
3 32 (29.36%) Senior Software Engineer
4 22 (20.18%) Developer
5 12 (11.01%) Embedded Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (11.01%) Software Developer
6 10 (9.17%) Architect
6 10 (9.17%) Software Architect
7 5 (4.59%) ERP Developer
8 4 (3.67%) Lead
8 4 (3.67%) Lead Software Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Embedded Engineer
8 4 (3.67%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Java Developer
9 2 (1.83%) Python Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Python Software Engineer
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 1 (0.92%) Blockchain Engineer
10 1 (0.92%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (34.86%) .NET
2 32 (29.36%) React
3 28 (25.69%) .NET Core
3 28 (25.69%) Leaflet
3 28 (25.69%) OpenLayers
3 28 (25.69%) PostGIS
4 25 (22.94%) CSS
5 22 (20.18%) Web Services
6 17 (15.60%) Node.js
7 14 (12.84%) AngularJS
8 12 (11.01%) REST
9 11 (10.09%) RabbitMQ
10 10 (9.17%) Kafka
10 10 (9.17%) RESTful
11 7 (6.42%) Spring Boot
12 6 (5.50%) Django
12 6 (5.50%) SOAP
13 5 (4.59%) FFmpeg
13 5 (4.59%) GStreamer
13 5 (4.59%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Video\Live Streaming
2 10 (9.17%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (9.17%) IoT
3 2 (1.83%) Algorithms
3 2 (1.83%) Distributed Systems
3 2 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (1.83%) Onboarding
4 1 (0.92%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.92%) Cloud Native
4 1 (0.92%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.92%) Fixed Income
4 1 (0.92%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (0.92%) Robotics
4 1 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (13.76%) Linux
2 11 (10.09%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (3.67%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.83%) Solaris
4 2 (1.83%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (37.61%) Agile
2 38 (34.86%) Web Development
3 33 (30.28%) DevOps
4 29 (26.61%) Actionable Insight
5 22 (20.18%) Analytics
5 22 (20.18%) Artificial Intelligence
6 21 (19.27%) Computer Science
7 17 (15.60%) Microservices
8 15 (13.76%) Computer Vision
8 15 (13.76%) Deep Learning
8 15 (13.76%) Threat Analysis
9 14 (12.84%) Open Source
10 12 (11.01%) Containerisation
11 11 (10.09%) Asynchronous Programming
11 11 (10.09%) Data Analytics
11 11 (10.09%) Multithreading
12 10 (9.17%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (9.17%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (9.17%) Product Management
12 10 (9.17%) Video Analytics
Programming Languages
1 56 (51.38%) Python
2 31 (28.44%) JavaScript
3 30 (27.52%) C#
4 21 (19.27%) SQL
5 16 (14.68%) Java
6 12 (11.01%) Bash
7 8 (7.34%) C
8 7 (6.42%) Perl
9 5 (4.59%) Ruby
10 2 (1.83%) Ada
10 2 (1.83%) Ada 83
10 2 (1.83%) Go
11 1 (0.92%) C++
11 1 (0.92%) Kotlin
11 1 (0.92%) PHP
11 1 (0.92%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 33 (30.28%) Security Cleared
2 32 (29.36%) SC Cleared
3 21 (19.27%) Degree
4 15 (13.76%) Master's Degree
4 15 (13.76%) PhD
5 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (22.94%) QA
2 6 (5.50%) JTAG
3 2 (1.83%) DO-178B
System Software
1 11 (10.09%) Firmware
2 6 (5.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (5.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (25.69%) ESRI
2 10 (9.17%) Google
3 9 (8.26%) Guidewire
4 5 (4.59%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle