Period
to 28 September 2020

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 28 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 4 13 7
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +12
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 77 80 86
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.77% 14.57% 20.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.76% 16.19% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 32 72 77
Median annual salary £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.00% +33.33%
10th Percentile £29,375 £26,375 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £82,500 £61,750
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +5.00%

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 311 494 384
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 95.99% 89.98% 90.57%
Number of salaries quoted 130 335 274
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +9.59%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £23,475
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 28 September 2020.

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 28 September 2020. 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 73 £45,000 -25.00% 14
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 28 September 2020, 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 41 (53.25%) C#
2 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.96%) .NET
4 28 (36.36%) Scrum
5 26 (33.77%) Azure
6 25 (32.47%) AngularJS
7 23 (29.87%) RESTful
7 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
8 22 (28.57%) Java
9 21 (27.27%) Python
10 20 (25.97%) C++
11 16 (20.78%) Linux
11 16 (20.78%) AWS
12 15 (19.48%) C
13 13 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
13 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
13 13 (16.88%) Oracle
14 12 (15.58%) OO
14 12 (15.58%) Automotive
14 12 (15.58%) Degree
14 12 (15.58%) Industry 4.0
15 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
16 10 (12.99%) HTML
17 9 (11.69%) Embedded C++
17 9 (11.69%) Computer Science Degree
17 9 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
17 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
17 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (11.69%) React
18 8 (10.39%) Line Management

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 3 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (3.90%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 26 (33.77%) Azure
2 16 (20.78%) AWS
3 4 (5.19%) Azure Stack
3 4 (5.19%) Logic Apps
4 3 (3.90%) G Suite
4 3 (3.90%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.60%) Internet
3 1 (1.30%) 4G
3 1 (1.30%) 5G
3 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.30%) Firewall
3 1 (1.30%) IPsec
3 1 (1.30%) L2TP
3 1 (1.30%) Modbus
3 1 (1.30%) MQTT
3 1 (1.30%) OpenVPN
3 1 (1.30%) Profibus
3 1 (1.30%) VPN
3 1 (1.30%) ZigBee
3 1 (1.30%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
3 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.30%) MySQL
3 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Automake
1 4 (5.19%) GCC
1 4 (5.19%) GDB
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (15.58%) Automotive
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
2 7 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Finance
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.30%) Electronics
6 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (54.55%) Developer
2 20 (25.97%) Software Developer
3 19 (24.68%) Software Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Embedded Engineer
4 15 (19.48%) Senior Developer
5 11 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
6 10 (12.99%) Java Developer
7 9 (11.69%) Senior Software Developer
8 7 (9.09%) .NET Developer
8 7 (9.09%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (7.79%) Azure Developer
9 6 (7.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (5.19%) C Software Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) C++ Developer
11 4 (5.19%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Embedded C Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (5.19%) Senior C Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.96%) .NET
2 25 (32.47%) AngularJS
3 23 (29.87%) RESTful
4 10 (12.99%) HTML
5 9 (11.69%) React
6 7 (9.09%) COM
6 7 (9.09%) Spring
6 7 (9.09%) Spring Boot
7 6 (7.79%) ASP.NET
7 6 (7.79%) CSS
8 4 (5.19%) Angular 2
8 4 (5.19%) Vue.js
9 3 (3.90%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (3.90%) Natural Language Processing
9 3 (3.90%) TensorFlow
10 2 (2.60%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (2.60%) Node.js
10 2 (2.60%) WPF
11 1 (1.30%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.58%) Industry 4.0
2 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.69%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.19%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.19%) Smart City
3 4 (5.19%) Virtual Team
4 3 (3.90%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.90%) Robotics
4 3 (3.90%) SCADA
5 2 (2.60%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.60%) Biotechnology
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Life Science
5 2 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.30%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.30%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Linux
2 8 (10.39%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (36.36%) Scrum
3 13 (16.88%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (15.58%) OO
5 11 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 9 (11.69%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.39%) Architectural Design
7 8 (10.39%) Fintech
7 8 (10.39%) Investment Management
7 8 (10.39%) Line Management
8 7 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (7.79%) Artificial Intelligence
9 6 (7.79%) Machine Learning
10 5 (6.49%) DevOps
11 4 (5.19%) API Development
11 4 (5.19%) Cyber Resilience
11 4 (5.19%) Design Sprint
11 4 (5.19%) DevSecOps
11 4 (5.19%) Multithreaded Programming
11 4 (5.19%) Robotic Process Automation
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) C#
2 22 (28.57%) Java
3 21 (27.27%) Python
4 20 (25.97%) C++
5 15 (19.48%) C
6 13 (16.88%) JavaScript
7 9 (11.69%) Embedded C++
8 8 (10.39%) MATLAB
8 8 (10.39%) SQL
9 7 (9.09%) Java 8
10 6 (7.79%) Embedded C
11 4 (5.19%) VB.NET
11 4 (5.19%) VBA
12 3 (3.90%) Google Apps Script
12 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
12 3 (3.90%) Ruby
13 2 (2.60%) R
14 1 (1.30%) Go
14 1 (1.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Degree
2 9 (11.69%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Kibana
2 2 (2.60%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Oracle
3 6 (7.79%) Databricks
4 4 (5.19%) Google
4 4 (5.19%) UiPath
5 3 (3.90%) Automation Anywhere
5 3 (3.90%) Blue Prism
5 3 (3.90%) SAP
6 1 (1.30%) Cisco