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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 1 July 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 2 4 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 290 176 83
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.59% 31.32% 20.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 33.76% 32.47% 21.84%
Number of salaries quoted 50 87 41
10th Percentile £44,725 £27,000 £35,000
25th Percentile £46,250 £31,250 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +23.53% -10.53% +18.75%
75th Percentile £58,750 £55,625 £56,250
90th Percentile - £61,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £69,078 £61,500 £59,254
% change year-on-year +12.32% +3.79% +7.73%

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 859 542 380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 93.57% 96.44% 92.68%
Number of salaries quoted 348 281 162
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £28,775
25th Percentile £34,188 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £40,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% -5.88% -
75th Percentile £58,750 £56,250 £55,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £77,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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 +2 266 £52,500 +23.53% 20
County Londonderry -3 7 - -
County Down -10 6 - -
County Armagh +4 3 - -
Newry - 3 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 158 (54.48%) Java
2 155 (53.45%) SQL
3 140 (48.28%) .NET
4 139 (47.93%) Agile
5 132 (45.52%) Finance
6 131 (45.17%) Problem-Solving
7 109 (37.59%) Risk Management
7 109 (37.59%) Derivative
8 105 (36.21%) Computer Science
9 99 (34.14%) Docker
10 95 (32.76%) Kubernetes
11 93 (32.07%) AWS
12 86 (29.66%) GCP
12 86 (29.66%) Social Skills
13 85 (29.31%) Microservices
14 83 (28.62%) AngularJS
15 81 (27.93%) C#
16 73 (25.17%) JavaScript
17 70 (24.14%) .NET Core
18 66 (22.76%) Azure
18 66 (22.76%) Degree
19 65 (22.41%) Spring Boot
20 64 (22.07%) Git (software)
21 62 (21.38%) Linux
22 61 (21.03%) Test Automation
23 57 (19.66%) NoSQL
23 57 (19.66%) Python
24 55 (18.97%) Web Development
25 54 (18.62%) Node.js
25 54 (18.62%) 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 22 (7.59%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Simulink
1 1 (0.34%) Stateflow
Cloud Services
1 93 (32.07%) AWS
2 86 (29.66%) GCP
3 66 (22.76%) Azure
4 25 (8.62%) GitHub
5 13 (4.48%) Figma
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon Kinesis
6 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.03%) SaaS
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (14.48%) HTTP
1 42 (14.48%) SSL
2 18 (6.21%) Internet
3 9 (3.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (19.66%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.03%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.69%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.69%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 64 (22.07%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.59%) JIRA
3 21 (7.24%) Selenium
3 21 (7.24%) Subversion
4 17 (5.86%) Postman
5 15 (5.17%) Maven
6 11 (3.79%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.38%) GitLab
7 4 (1.38%) Robot Framework
8 2 (0.69%) Gradle
General
1 132 (45.52%) Finance
2 86 (29.66%) Social Skills
3 42 (14.48%) Marketing
4 22 (7.59%) Public Sector
5 18 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.45%) Electronics
7 9 (3.10%) Law
8 6 (2.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 6 (2.07%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 171 (58.97%) Software Engineer
2 76 (26.21%) Developer
3 65 (22.41%) Graduate
4 27 (9.31%) Graduate Software Engineer
5 24 (8.28%) .NET Developer
6 22 (7.59%) C# Developer
7 19 (6.55%) Software Engineering Graduate
7 19 (6.55%) Software Testing Engineer
7 19 (6.55%) Testing Engineer
8 17 (5.86%) Software Developer
9 10 (3.45%) Full Stack Developer
10 9 (3.10%) Java Developer
11 7 (2.41%) Java Software Developer
12 4 (1.38%) Cybersecurity Engineer
12 4 (1.38%) Junior
12 4 (1.38%) Junior Software Engineer
12 4 (1.38%) Security Engineer
13 2 (0.69%) .NET Software Developer
13 2 (0.69%) Python Developer
13 2 (0.69%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (48.28%) .NET
2 83 (28.62%) AngularJS
3 70 (24.14%) .NET Core
4 65 (22.41%) Spring Boot
5 54 (18.62%) Node.js
6 51 (17.59%) HTML
7 45 (15.52%) CSS
8 43 (14.83%) ASP.NET
9 42 (14.48%) Angular 2
9 42 (14.48%) Ruby on Rails
10 41 (14.14%) Kafka
11 40 (13.79%) React
12 29 (10.00%) .NET Framework
13 27 (9.31%) Spring
14 18 (6.21%) Entity Framework
15 11 (3.79%) Vue.js
16 2 (0.69%) Middleware
16 2 (0.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 109 (37.59%) Derivative
2 41 (14.14%) Cloud Native
3 37 (12.76%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (10.34%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (4.83%) User Experience
6 10 (3.45%) Tandem
7 9 (3.10%) Video\Live Streaming
8 4 (1.38%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.38%) Linux
2 25 (8.62%) Windows
3 22 (7.59%) Unix
4 9 (3.10%) Android
4 9 (3.10%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.10%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (47.93%) Agile
2 131 (45.17%) Problem-Solving
3 109 (37.59%) Risk Management
4 105 (36.21%) Computer Science
5 85 (29.31%) Microservices
6 61 (21.03%) Test Automation
7 55 (18.97%) Web Development
8 54 (18.62%) OO
9 43 (14.83%) MVC
10 40 (13.79%) Mentoring
11 38 (13.10%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 38 (13.10%) Critical Thinking
11 38 (13.10%) Low Latency
12 37 (12.76%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (12.41%) Software Testing
14 35 (12.07%) CI/CD
15 34 (11.72%) Full Stack Development
16 32 (11.03%) Migration
17 25 (8.62%) Continuous Delivery
17 25 (8.62%) Fintech
Programming Languages
1 158 (54.48%) Java
2 155 (53.45%) SQL
3 81 (27.93%) C#
4 73 (25.17%) JavaScript
5 57 (19.66%) Python
6 52 (17.93%) Go
7 45 (15.52%) Ruby
8 23 (7.93%) TypeScript
9 22 (7.59%) T-SQL
10 10 (3.45%) Bash
11 9 (3.10%) Kotlin
11 9 (3.10%) Perl
12 7 (2.41%) C++
13 1 (0.34%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 66 (22.76%) Degree
2 38 (13.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.34%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.79%) QA
System Software
1 99 (34.14%) Docker
2 9 (3.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 95 (32.76%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.03%) Grafana
2 3 (1.03%) Istio
2 3 (1.03%) Prometheus
2 3 (1.03%) Terraform
Vendors
1 35 (12.07%) Google
2 22 (7.59%) Microsoft
3 21 (7.24%) Civica
3 21 (7.24%) Oracle
4 19 (6.55%) Atlassian
5 18 (6.21%) CyberSource
6 13 (4.48%) Micro Focus
7 9 (3.10%) Xamarin
8 4 (1.38%) Juniper
9 3 (1.03%) LexisNexis