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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 2
Rank change year-on-year +2 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 31 15 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.25% 13.76% 32.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 14.49% 15.31% 36.75%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 26
Median salary £37,500 £25,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -41.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £33,100 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £44,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -3.40% +10.00%  

Software Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 214 98 117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 91.45% 89.91% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 176 64 68
Median salary £47,500 £35,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +35.71% -7.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing Software Engineering as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +4 31 £37,500 +50.00% 4
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 2017, 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 35 (66.04%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
3 15 (28.30%) Root Cause Analysis
4 14 (26.42%) C++
4 14 (26.42%) HTML
5 13 (24.53%) SDLC
6 12 (22.64%) .NET
6 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (20.75%) C#
8 10 (18.87%) XML
8 10 (18.87%) Linux
8 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
9 9 (16.98%) JSON
9 9 (16.98%) Finance
10 8 (15.09%) Web Services
10 8 (15.09%) Degree
10 8 (15.09%) Spring
10 8 (15.09%) Banking
10 8 (15.09%) REST
11 7 (13.21%) TDD
11 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
11 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
11 7 (13.21%) CSS
11 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.21%) Greenfield Project
11 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
12 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
12 6 (11.32%) Windows
12 6 (11.32%) Hibernate
13 5 (9.43%) Objective-C

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 (9.43%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.89%) GemFire
2 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
2 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (9.43%) Big Data
1 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
1 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) LabVIEW
2 3 (5.66%) CruiseControl
2 3 (5.66%) NUnit
3 2 (3.77%) Maven
4 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) PVCS
4 1 (1.89%) Selenium
4 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (16.98%) Finance
2 8 (15.09%) Banking
3 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (9.43%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (50.94%) Developer
2 14 (26.42%) Software Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Java Developer
4 12 (22.64%) Software Engineer
5 11 (20.75%) Architect
5 11 (20.75%) Java Architect
6 7 (13.21%) .NET Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Java Software Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Lead Developer
7 5 (9.43%) Lead Software Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Lead PHP Developer
8 4 (7.55%) PHP Developer
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
9 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
9 3 (5.66%) C++ Software Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (5.66%) Test Automation Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (26.42%) HTML
2 12 (22.64%) .NET
3 10 (18.87%) XML
4 9 (16.98%) JSON
5 8 (15.09%) REST
5 8 (15.09%) Spring
5 8 (15.09%) Web Services
6 7 (13.21%) AngularJS
6 7 (13.21%) ASP.NET
6 7 (13.21%) CSS
7 6 (11.32%) Hibernate
8 4 (7.55%) XSLT
9 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.66%) Ember.js
9 3 (5.66%) jQuery
9 3 (5.66%) React
9 3 (5.66%) WCF
10 2 (3.77%) JDBC
10 2 (3.77%) RESTful
10 2 (3.77%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Computer Science
1 7 (13.21%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (9.43%) Virtual Team
3 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.89%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (18.87%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 4 (7.55%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) Root Cause Analysis
2 13 (24.53%) SDLC
3 12 (22.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.87%) Business Analysis
5 7 (13.21%) TDD
6 6 (11.32%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) MVC
8 4 (7.55%) API Development
8 4 (7.55%) Cyber Intelligence
8 4 (7.55%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.55%) OO
8 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.55%) Web Development
9 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (5.66%) Front End Development
9 3 (5.66%) Information Management
9 3 (5.66%) Multithreaded Programming
9 3 (5.66%) Test Strategy
9 3 (5.66%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (66.04%) Java
2 16 (30.19%) JavaScript
3 14 (26.42%) C++
4 11 (20.75%) C#
5 5 (9.43%) Objective-C
5 5 (9.43%) PHP
5 5 (9.43%) Python
5 5 (9.43%) SQL
6 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 3 (5.66%) HNC
2 3 (5.66%) HND
3 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.66%) Oracle
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) SAP
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