Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 6 17
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 101 75 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.67% 19.69% 10.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.05% 21.55% 11.51%
Number of salaries quoted 69 61 45
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +10.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,250 £28,750 £25,950
90th Percentile £62,250 £55,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +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 671 348 469
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 90.80% 91.34% 93.61%
Number of salaries quoted 436 257 395
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,150 £21,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £59,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 2019. 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 97 £41,250 -0.60% 28
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 2019, 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 52 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.54%) JavaScript
3 45 (44.55%) Java
4 38 (37.62%) Python
5 24 (23.76%) AngularJS
6 23 (22.77%) SQL
7 21 (20.79%) C#
8 20 (19.80%) Linux
8 20 (19.80%) Degree
9 19 (18.81%) Computer Science
9 19 (18.81%) React
10 18 (17.82%) Front End Development
11 17 (16.83%) HTML
12 16 (15.84%) Scrum
13 15 (14.85%) Kanban
14 14 (13.86%) Unit Testing
14 14 (13.86%) OO
14 14 (13.86%) Vue.js
14 14 (13.86%) Fintech
15 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
16 12 (11.88%) C++
16 12 (11.88%) CSS
16 12 (11.88%) MySQL
16 12 (11.88%) User Experience
17 11 (10.89%) Analytics
17 11 (10.89%) Mathematics
18 10 (9.90%) RESTful
18 10 (9.90%) Mentoring
18 10 (9.90%) SDLC
18 10 (9.90%) Redux

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 5 (4.95%) Apache
2 4 (3.96%) JBoss
3 3 (2.97%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (1.98%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.92%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.96%) SaaS
3 3 (2.97%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.95%) HTTP
1 5 (4.95%) Internet
2 2 (1.98%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) MySQL
2 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.94%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.95%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (2.97%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (2.97%) Big Data
5 3 (2.97%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.99%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.99%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (12.87%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.91%) webpack
3 5 (4.95%) Maven
4 4 (3.96%) JIRA
5 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.99%) JUnit
6 1 (0.99%) Mockito
General
1 8 (7.92%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
2 7 (6.93%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
Job Titles
1 70 (69.31%) Developer
2 37 (36.63%) Software Developer
3 24 (23.76%) Software Engineer
4 20 (19.80%) Java Developer
5 16 (15.84%) JavaScript Developer
6 14 (13.86%) Java Software Developer
7 11 (10.89%) Python Developer
8 10 (9.90%) Java Engineer
9 9 (8.91%) JavaScript Engineer
9 9 (8.91%) React Developer
10 8 (7.92%) Java Software Engineer
11 7 (6.93%) Full Stack Developer
12 5 (4.95%) C++ Developer
12 5 (4.95%) C++ Software Developer
12 5 (4.95%) C++/Java Developer
12 5 (4.95%) Django Developer
12 5 (4.95%) Java Web Developer
12 5 (4.95%) Python/Django Developer
12 5 (4.95%) Web Developer
13 4 (3.96%) Lead Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (23.76%) AngularJS
2 19 (18.81%) React
3 17 (16.83%) HTML
4 14 (13.86%) Vue.js
5 12 (11.88%) CSS
6 10 (9.90%) Redux
6 10 (9.90%) RESTful
7 7 (6.93%) .NET
7 7 (6.93%) HTML5
7 7 (6.93%) React Native
8 6 (5.94%) Java EE
8 6 (5.94%) Spring
8 6 (5.94%) Web Services
9 5 (4.95%) CSS3
9 5 (4.95%) Django
9 5 (4.95%) Flask
9 5 (4.95%) Swagger
10 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
10 4 (3.96%) JSON
10 4 (3.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.86%) Fintech
2 12 (11.88%) User Experience
3 9 (8.91%) Mobile App
4 8 (7.92%) Cyberattack
5 5 (4.95%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.95%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.96%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.98%) N-Tier
7 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.99%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.99%) Blog
8 1 (0.99%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 20 (19.80%) Linux
2 7 (6.93%) Unix
3 5 (4.95%) Solaris
4 3 (2.97%) Android
4 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.99%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.99%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (51.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (18.81%) Computer Science
3 18 (17.82%) Front End Development
4 16 (15.84%) Scrum
5 15 (14.85%) Kanban
6 14 (13.86%) OO
6 14 (13.86%) Unit Testing
7 11 (10.89%) Analytics
7 11 (10.89%) Mathematics
8 10 (9.90%) Mentoring
8 10 (9.90%) SDLC
9 8 (7.92%) Cybersecurity
9 8 (7.92%) Web Application Development
10 7 (6.93%) Data Analytics
10 7 (6.93%) Microservices
10 7 (6.93%) User Stories
11 6 (5.94%) BDD
11 6 (5.94%) Coaching
11 6 (5.94%) OOP
11 6 (5.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 46 (45.54%) JavaScript
2 45 (44.55%) Java
3 38 (37.62%) Python
4 23 (22.77%) SQL
5 21 (20.79%) C#
6 12 (11.88%) C++
7 9 (8.91%) TypeScript
8 8 (7.92%) C
9 7 (6.93%) R
10 5 (4.95%) Ruby
11 3 (2.97%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.97%) Go
11 3 (2.97%) MATLAB
11 3 (2.97%) Perl
11 3 (2.97%) PHP
12 2 (1.98%) Clojure
12 2 (1.98%) Erlang
13 1 (0.99%) COBOL
13 1 (0.99%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.99%) Scala
Qualifications
1 20 (19.80%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) PhD
3 1 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) QA
2 1 (0.99%) GDPR
System Software
1 2 (1.98%) Docker
Vendors
1 4 (3.96%) Google
1 4 (3.96%) Oracle
2 2 (1.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.98%) Verint
3 1 (0.99%) Twitter