Period
to 12 April 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 12 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
12 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 2 12 13
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 126 74 126
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 35.39% 13.41% 16.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 36.42% 14.80% 18.03%
Number of salaries quoted 74 53 85
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £35,000 £34,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £60,875 £60,000 £73,500
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +4.76%

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 346 500 699
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 97.19% 90.58% 91.97%
Number of salaries quoted 219 326 439
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £26,200
25th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £61,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £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 12 April 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 12 April 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 +6 117 £45,000 - 26
County Londonderry - 2 £32,500 -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 12 April 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 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (42.06%) Linux
3 49 (38.89%) Java
4 46 (36.51%) JavaScript
5 45 (35.71%) C++
6 44 (34.92%) Degree
6 44 (34.92%) Computer Science
7 43 (34.13%) C#
8 37 (29.37%) SQL
9 33 (26.19%) Mentoring
10 31 (24.60%) Node.js
11 29 (23.02%) AngularJS
11 29 (23.02%) Python
11 29 (23.02%) Computer Science Degree
11 29 (23.02%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (21.43%) Windows
13 24 (19.05%) AWS
14 23 (18.25%) OO
15 22 (17.46%) C
16 21 (16.67%) QA
16 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 20 (15.87%) HTML
18 19 (15.08%) CSS
18 19 (15.08%) REST
19 17 (13.49%) TypeScript
20 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
20 16 (12.70%) User Stories
21 15 (11.90%) React
21 15 (11.90%) NoSQL
21 15 (11.90%) Azure

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 (0.79%) Apache Spark
1 1 (0.79%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.05%) AWS
2 15 (11.90%) Azure
3 6 (4.76%) PaaS
4 4 (3.17%) npm
4 4 (3.17%) SaaS
5 3 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.38%) GCP
5 3 (2.38%) Serverless
6 2 (1.59%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (1.59%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.59%) GitHub
7 1 (0.79%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 9 (7.14%) Wireshark
2 7 (5.56%) HTTP
2 7 (5.56%) RTP
2 7 (5.56%) RTSP
3 6 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.97%) 4G
4 5 (3.97%) 5G
4 5 (3.97%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.97%) Modbus
4 5 (3.97%) MQTT
4 5 (3.97%) Profibus
4 5 (3.97%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.97%) Z-Wave
5 3 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) Relational Database
2 15 (11.90%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.56%) CouchDB
3 7 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.97%) MySQL
5 4 (3.17%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.38%) SQLite
7 2 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.59%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.79%) Power BI
8 1 (0.79%) QlikView
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.79%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 7 (5.56%) GoogleTest
2 7 (5.56%) Grunt
2 7 (5.56%) gulp
2 7 (5.56%) webpack
3 6 (4.76%) Selenium
4 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.38%) Mocha
6 2 (1.59%) JIRA
6 2 (1.59%) JUnit
7 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.79%) Automake
7 1 (0.79%) GCC
7 1 (0.79%) GDB
7 1 (0.79%) Ranorex
7 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (11.90%) Electronics
2 11 (8.73%) Manufacturing
3 10 (7.94%) Finance
4 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.59%) Games
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (46.03%) Software Engineer
2 49 (38.89%) Developer
3 29 (23.02%) Software Developer
4 11 (8.73%) Principal Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Principal Software Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Senior Software Engineer
5 9 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (6.35%) Senior Developer
7 7 (5.56%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (4.76%) Architect
8 6 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (4.76%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (3.97%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Lead Software Developer
9 5 (3.97%) Web Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) JavaScript Engineer
10 4 (3.17%) Senior Web Engineer
11 3 (2.38%) Developer/Software Engineer
11 3 (2.38%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.60%) Node.js
2 29 (23.02%) AngularJS
3 20 (15.87%) HTML
4 19 (15.08%) CSS
4 19 (15.08%) REST
5 15 (11.90%) React
6 13 (10.32%) .NET
7 11 (8.73%) Middleware
8 7 (5.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 7 (5.56%) RESTful
8 7 (5.56%) Vue.js
9 6 (4.76%) .NET Framework
9 6 (4.76%) Material Design
9 6 (4.76%) STL
9 6 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (4.76%) Web Services
9 6 (4.76%) XML
10 5 (3.97%) Express
10 5 (3.97%) SOAP
10 5 (3.97%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Video\Live Streaming
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Mindset
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.76%) Smart City
4 5 (3.97%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.17%) Embedded Systems
5 4 (3.17%) Life Science
5 4 (3.17%) User Experience
6 3 (2.38%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.59%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.79%) Equities
8 1 (0.79%) Marketing Technology
8 1 (0.79%) Photography
8 1 (0.79%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 53 (42.06%) Linux
2 27 (21.43%) Windows
3 15 (11.90%) Embedded Linux
4 12 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (34.92%) Computer Science
3 33 (26.19%) Mentoring
4 29 (23.02%) Problem-Solving
5 23 (18.25%) OO
6 21 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 16 (12.70%) User Stories
8 15 (11.90%) Scrum
9 14 (11.11%) Analytics
9 14 (11.11%) Data Science
9 14 (11.11%) Open Source
10 12 (9.52%) Mathematics
11 11 (8.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (8.73%) Product Management
12 10 (7.94%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (7.94%) Fintech
12 10 (7.94%) OOD
13 9 (7.14%) Artificial Intelligence
13 9 (7.14%) Physics
13 9 (7.14%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.89%) Java
2 46 (36.51%) JavaScript
3 45 (35.71%) C++
4 43 (34.13%) C#
5 37 (29.37%) SQL
6 29 (23.02%) Python
7 22 (17.46%) C
8 17 (13.49%) TypeScript
9 13 (10.32%) Bash Shell
10 12 (9.52%) Go
11 9 (7.14%) Perl
12 7 (5.56%) PHP
12 7 (5.56%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.38%) R
14 2 (1.59%) ES6
14 2 (1.59%) Ruby
15 1 (0.79%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 44 (34.92%) Degree
2 29 (23.02%) Computer Science Degree
3 13 (10.32%) HNC
3 13 (10.32%) HND
4 5 (3.97%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (16.67%) QA
2 3 (2.38%) JTAG
System Software
1 8 (6.35%) Docker
2 4 (3.17%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (5.56%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 12 (9.52%) Google
2 6 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 2 (1.59%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.79%) Black Duck
4 1 (0.79%) Facebook
4 1 (0.79%) IBM
4 1 (0.79%) Xamarin