Period
to 19 January 2018

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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 69 42 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.07% 11.20% 17.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 16.67% 12.54% 19.65%
Number of salaries quoted 48 37 32
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,750 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.50% +42.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,100 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £75,000 £49,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.05%

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 414 335 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.39% 89.33% 86.50%
Number of salaries quoted 267 270 140
Northern Ireland median annual salary £39,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £22,150 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Engineering in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for Software Engineering in Northern Ireland

Software Engineering
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Engineering in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

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 19 January 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 -11 48 £40,000 -20.00% 37
County Londonderry - 3 £50,000 -
County Tyrone - 3 £33,500 -
County Down - 1 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, IT jobs citing Software Engineering also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for Software Engineering.

1 36 (52.17%) Java
2 29 (42.03%) C++
3 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (33.33%) C
5 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
6 20 (28.99%) Python
7 19 (27.54%) Linux
7 19 (27.54%) Degree
8 17 (24.64%) C#
9 16 (23.19%) Finance
10 15 (21.74%) .NET
10 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
10 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.84%) HTML
11 13 (18.84%) TDD
11 13 (18.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (14.49%) React
13 10 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
14 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
14 9 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (11.59%) Spring
15 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
15 8 (11.59%) Objective-C
15 8 (11.59%) CSS
15 8 (11.59%) User Stories
15 8 (11.59%) Node.js
16 7 (10.14%) BDD
16 7 (10.14%) Spring Boot

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 1 (1.45%) Apache
1 1 (1.45%) nginx
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.45%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (8.70%) Amazon S3
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (8.70%) SSH
2 6 (8.70%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.90%) SQLite
2 1 (1.45%) HSQLDB
2 1 (1.45%) MySQL
2 1 (1.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.45%) Power BI
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (10.14%) Robot Framework
2 6 (8.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.80%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.45%) Android Studio
4 1 (1.45%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.45%) Grunt
4 1 (1.45%) gulp
4 1 (1.45%) JUnit
4 1 (1.45%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.45%) Mocha
4 1 (1.45%) webpack
4 1 (1.45%) Xcode
General
1 16 (23.19%) Finance
2 6 (8.70%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.35%) Front Office
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 39 (56.52%) Developer
2 14 (20.29%) Software Engineer
3 13 (18.84%) Software Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Java Developer
5 10 (14.49%) C++ Developer
5 10 (14.49%) Python Developer
6 7 (10.14%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) .NET Developer
7 6 (8.70%) C Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Software Test Specialist
7 6 (8.70%) Test Automation Specialist
7 6 (8.70%) Test Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Test Scripter
7 6 (8.70%) Test Specialist
8 5 (7.25%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Java Software Developer
9 4 (5.80%) C++/Java Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Java Software Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) .NET
2 13 (18.84%) HTML
3 10 (14.49%) React
4 9 (13.04%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.59%) .NET Framework
5 8 (11.59%) CSS
5 8 (11.59%) Node.js
5 8 (11.59%) Spring
6 7 (10.14%) Spring Boot
7 6 (8.70%) Web Services
8 5 (7.25%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.25%) JSON
8 5 (7.25%) LAMP
9 4 (5.80%) REST
10 3 (4.35%) Ember.js
10 3 (4.35%) jQuery
11 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (2.90%) Entity Framework
11 2 (2.90%) HTML5
11 2 (2.90%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.74%) Computer Science
2 5 (7.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.80%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.80%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.35%) CAN bus
4 3 (4.35%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.90%) Contactless
5 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.90%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.45%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.45%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (27.54%) Linux
2 3 (4.35%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (31.88%) Continuous Integration
3 15 (21.74%) Test Automation
4 13 (18.84%) TDD
5 10 (14.49%) Continuous Delivery
6 8 (11.59%) User Stories
7 7 (10.14%) BDD
7 7 (10.14%) OO
7 7 (10.14%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.14%) Test Scripting
8 6 (8.70%) Data Acquisition
8 6 (8.70%) Data Visualisation
8 6 (8.70%) DevOps
8 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 6 (8.70%) MVC
8 6 (8.70%) System Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Test Strategy
8 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 6 (8.70%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 36 (52.17%) Java
2 29 (42.03%) C++
3 23 (33.33%) C
4 20 (28.99%) JavaScript
4 20 (28.99%) Python
5 17 (24.64%) C#
6 8 (11.59%) Objective-C
7 6 (8.70%) Groovy
8 5 (7.25%) Perl
9 4 (5.80%) PHP
10 3 (4.35%) Bash Shell
10 3 (4.35%) SQL
11 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.90%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.90%) VB.NET
12 1 (1.45%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Degree
2 13 (18.84%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.45%) CEH
3 1 (1.45%) CISSP
3 1 (1.45%) CSSLP
3 1 (1.45%) GIAC
3 1 (1.45%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.80%) GDPR
2 3 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 3 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.35%) Apple
3 2 (2.90%) Samsung
4 1 (1.45%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.45%) Xamarin