Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 7 17
Rank change year-on-year -6 +10 -10
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 79 83 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 14.21% 19.95% 12.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.80% 22.07% 13.72%
Number of salaries quoted 68 69 33
Northern Ireland median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +33.33% +11.11%
10th Percentile £26,100 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £82,500 £61,500 £55,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 500 376 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 89.93% 90.38% 93.69%
Number of salaries quoted 339 265 262
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +9.59% -8.75%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,550 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £59,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 76 £60,000 +20.00% 20
County Londonderry - 2 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 42 (53.16%) JavaScript
2 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (37.97%) Python
4 23 (29.11%) Java
5 22 (27.85%) React
6 20 (25.32%) Scrum
7 19 (24.05%) Unit Testing
7 19 (24.05%) Kanban
7 19 (24.05%) Fintech
8 17 (21.52%) Front End Development
8 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
9 15 (18.99%) TypeScript
10 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
10 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (17.72%) webpack
10 14 (17.72%) Redux
11 13 (16.46%) Data Analysis
11 13 (16.46%) Benchmarking
12 12 (15.19%) C#
12 12 (15.19%) .NET
13 10 (12.66%) C++
13 10 (12.66%) SQL
13 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
14 9 (11.39%) User Experience
14 9 (11.39%) Ruby
15 8 (10.13%) Spring
15 8 (10.13%) Algorithms
15 8 (10.13%) Analytics
16 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
16 7 (8.86%) 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 (6.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) Azure
2 2 (2.53%) AWS
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.27%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.27%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (1.27%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (2.53%) Wireless
2 1 (1.27%) FlexRay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.33%) Big Data
2 5 (6.33%) MySQL
3 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.27%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (17.72%) webpack
2 10 (12.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.59%) Maven
4 2 (2.53%) GitLab
5 1 (1.27%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.27%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (5.06%) Banking
2 2 (2.53%) Finance
3 1 (1.27%) Automotive
3 1 (1.27%) Electronics
3 1 (1.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 50 (63.29%) Developer
2 38 (48.10%) Software Engineer
3 15 (18.99%) Software Developer
4 14 (17.72%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (16.46%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 9 (11.39%) Java Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Java Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) Java Software Developer
7 8 (10.13%) Java Software Engineer
7 8 (10.13%) React Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Senior JavaScript Developer
9 5 (6.33%) C++ Developer
9 5 (6.33%) C++ Software Developer
9 5 (6.33%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) Python Developer
10 4 (5.06%) Ruby Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) .NET Software Developer
11 3 (3.80%) .NET Software Engineer
11 3 (3.80%) Embedded Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (27.85%) React
2 14 (17.72%) AngularJS
2 14 (17.72%) Redux
3 12 (15.19%) .NET
4 8 (10.13%) Spring
5 7 (8.86%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.59%) ASP.NET
6 6 (7.59%) CSS
6 6 (7.59%) HTML
6 6 (7.59%) Ruby on Rails
7 5 (6.33%) .NET Core
7 5 (6.33%) CSS3
7 5 (6.33%) Django
7 5 (6.33%) Flask
7 5 (6.33%) JSF
7 5 (6.33%) JSON
7 5 (6.33%) SOAP
7 5 (6.33%) Swagger
7 5 (6.33%) Web Services
7 5 (6.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) User Experience
2 8 (10.13%) Algorithms
3 6 (7.59%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.53%) NHS
6 1 (1.27%) Blog
6 1 (1.27%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.59%) Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (1.27%) Unix
2 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (48.10%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.32%) Scrum
3 19 (24.05%) Fintech
3 19 (24.05%) Kanban
3 19 (24.05%) Unit Testing
4 17 (21.52%) Front End Development
4 17 (21.52%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.72%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (16.46%) Benchmarking
6 13 (16.46%) Data Analysis
7 8 (10.13%) Analytics
8 6 (7.59%) Microservices
8 6 (7.59%) OO
9 5 (6.33%) API Design
9 5 (6.33%) BDD
9 5 (6.33%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (6.33%) Data Analytics
9 5 (6.33%) MVC
9 5 (6.33%) TDD
10 4 (5.06%) Cyber Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 42 (53.16%) JavaScript
2 30 (37.97%) Python
3 23 (29.11%) Java
4 15 (18.99%) TypeScript
5 12 (15.19%) C#
6 10 (12.66%) C++
6 10 (12.66%) SQL
7 9 (11.39%) Ruby
8 7 (8.86%) C
9 4 (5.06%) Embedded C
10 3 (3.80%) Go
10 3 (3.80%) PHP
11 1 (1.27%) Embedded C++
11 1 (1.27%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 6 (7.59%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.80%) Master's Degree
4 2 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.27%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) Oracle
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.53%) Google
4 1 (1.27%) Twitter