Period
to 19 January 2021

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 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 10 9
Rank change year-on-year +8 -1 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 99 83 131
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.75% 14.93% 20.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 31.63% 16.77% 23.10%
Number of salaries quoted 74 83 96
Median annual salary £45,000 £57,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.74% +15.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £29,725 £28,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,250 £82,500 £75,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +10.00%

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 313 495 567
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 97.20% 89.03% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 173 390 337
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +8.97%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,925 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 19 January 2021.

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 2021. 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 +6 89 £45,000 -21.74% 34
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2021, 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 40 (40.40%) C#
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (37.37%) Java
3 32 (32.32%) Linux
4 31 (31.31%) C++
5 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
6 28 (28.28%) AngularJS
7 27 (27.27%) AWS
8 26 (26.26%) Python
9 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
10 21 (21.21%) Mentoring
11 20 (20.20%) Scrum
12 19 (19.19%) Degree
13 18 (18.18%) SQL
13 18 (18.18%) Azure
14 17 (17.17%) .NET
15 16 (16.16%) Windows
15 16 (16.16%) C
15 16 (16.16%) Node.js
16 15 (15.15%) Test Automation
16 15 (15.15%) HTML
17 14 (14.14%) RESTful
17 14 (14.14%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (13.13%) Microservices
18 13 (13.13%) OO
18 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
19 12 (12.12%) CSS
19 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
20 11 (11.11%) Data Science
20 11 (11.11%) Greenfield Project

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 (1.01%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.27%) AWS
2 18 (18.18%) Azure
3 5 (5.05%) PaaS
3 5 (5.05%) SaaS
4 2 (2.02%) GCP
4 2 (2.02%) npm
5 1 (1.01%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (1.01%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.03%) HTTP
1 3 (3.03%) RTP
1 3 (3.03%) RTSP
2 2 (2.02%) 4G
2 2 (2.02%) 5G
2 2 (2.02%) Ethernet
2 2 (2.02%) Internet
2 2 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (2.02%) Modbus
2 2 (2.02%) MQTT
2 2 (2.02%) Profibus
2 2 (2.02%) ZigBee
2 2 (2.02%) Z-Wave
3 1 (1.01%) Firewall
3 1 (1.01%) IPsec
3 1 (1.01%) L2TP
3 1 (1.01%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.01%) VPN
3 1 (1.01%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.06%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.05%) Relational Database
2 5 (5.05%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.04%) MySQL
3 4 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.03%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.03%) SQLite
5 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
5 2 (2.02%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Grunt
1 5 (5.05%) gulp
1 5 (5.05%) webpack
2 4 (4.04%) JUnit
3 3 (3.03%) GoogleTest
3 3 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) Mocha
4 2 (2.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.02%) Automake
4 2 (2.02%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.02%) GCC
4 2 (2.02%) GDB
4 2 (2.02%) JBehave
5 1 (1.01%) CircleCI
5 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.01%) JIRA
5 1 (1.01%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (8.08%) Automotive
1 8 (8.08%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Electronics
3 3 (3.03%) Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.02%) Marketing
4 2 (2.02%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.02%) Retail
4 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Developer
1 43 (43.43%) Software Engineer
2 25 (25.25%) Software Developer
3 19 (19.19%) Senior Software Engineer
4 11 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
5 10 (10.10%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.08%) Senior Software Developer
7 7 (7.07%) Embedded C++ Engineer
7 7 (7.07%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.06%) C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (6.06%) Principal Engineer
9 5 (5.05%) Principal Software Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (4.04%) Lead Developer
10 4 (4.04%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (28.28%) AngularJS
2 17 (17.17%) .NET
3 16 (16.16%) Node.js
4 15 (15.15%) HTML
5 14 (14.14%) RESTful
6 12 (12.12%) CSS
7 9 (9.09%) React
8 8 (8.08%) REST
9 6 (6.06%) Middleware
9 6 (6.06%) Vue.js
9 6 (6.06%) Web Services
10 5 (5.05%) Spring
11 4 (4.04%) Ionic Framework
11 4 (4.04%) Laravel
11 4 (4.04%) SOAP
11 4 (4.04%) Symfony
12 3 (3.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 3 (3.03%) Express
12 3 (3.03%) HTML5
12 3 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (8.08%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (8.08%) Industry 4.0
3 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.06%) Smart City
5 4 (4.04%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (3.03%) User Experience
7 2 (2.02%) Equities
7 2 (2.02%) Life Science
7 2 (2.02%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.01%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.01%) Photography
8 1 (1.01%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.32%) Linux
2 16 (16.16%) Windows
3 5 (5.05%) Unix
4 3 (3.03%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.40%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.22%) Computer Science
3 21 (21.21%) Mentoring
4 20 (20.20%) Scrum
5 15 (15.15%) Test Automation
6 13 (13.13%) Microservices
6 13 (13.13%) OO
7 12 (12.12%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (11.11%) Data Science
8 11 (11.11%) Fintech
9 10 (10.10%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.07%) Mathematics
10 7 (7.07%) Product Management
10 7 (7.07%) Refactoring
10 7 (7.07%) TDD
11 6 (6.06%) Analytics
11 6 (6.06%) Investment Management
12 5 (5.05%) BDD
12 5 (5.05%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.40%) C#
2 37 (37.37%) Java
3 31 (31.31%) C++
4 29 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 26 (26.26%) Python
6 18 (18.18%) SQL
7 16 (16.16%) C
8 10 (10.10%) Go
8 10 (10.10%) TypeScript
9 8 (8.08%) Embedded C++
10 5 (5.05%) Embedded C
10 5 (5.05%) Ruby
11 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
11 4 (4.04%) MATLAB
11 4 (4.04%) PHP
11 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.03%) Java 8
12 3 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (19.19%) Degree
2 14 (14.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.04%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.02%) HNC
4 2 (2.02%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.07%) QA
System Software
1 11 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (1.01%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.02%) HP Fortify
3 1 (1.01%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.01%) StatsD
Vendors
1 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Google
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 2 (2.02%) Dell
3 2 (2.02%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.01%) Cisco