Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 4 12
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8 -4
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 168 80 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.14% 24.02% 14.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 24.07% 24.92% 15.61%
Number of salaries quoted 86 29 68
10th Percentile £26,250 £36,000 £26,100
25th Percentile £28,750 £37,500 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £45,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year -11.11% -25.00% +20.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £70,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £82,500
UK median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% +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 698 321 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.14% 96.40% 90.20%
Number of salaries quoted 400 134 351
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
25th Percentile £32,188 £32,500 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £55,000 £64,375
90th Percentile £77,500 £60,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -3 141 £47,000 +4.44% 15
County Londonderry - 18 £30,000 -
County Down - 3 - -
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 - 1
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 84 (50.00%) C#
2 83 (49.40%) Java
3 78 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
4 71 (42.26%) .NET
5 70 (41.67%) Computer Science
6 69 (41.07%) SQL
6 69 (41.07%) Python
7 61 (36.31%) AngularJS
8 56 (33.33%) Linux
9 52 (30.95%) QA
10 47 (27.98%) OO
10 47 (27.98%) C++
11 45 (26.79%) BDD
12 42 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
13 40 (23.81%) Fintech
14 37 (22.02%) Azure
15 36 (21.43%) Software Testing
16 35 (20.83%) Scrum
17 34 (20.24%) Collaborative Working
18 32 (19.05%) AWS
19 31 (18.45%) Kubernetes
20 30 (17.86%) Node.js
20 30 (17.86%) JavaScript
21 29 (17.26%) Analytics
22 28 (16.67%) Docker
23 25 (14.88%) Data Analytics
23 25 (14.88%) NoSQL
23 25 (14.88%) Mentoring
23 25 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
23 25 (14.88%) Google

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 4 (2.38%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 37 (22.02%) Azure
2 32 (19.05%) AWS
3 15 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (3.57%) Amazon Kinesis
5 5 (2.98%) GCP
6 4 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics
6 4 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (2.38%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.38%) Azure Functions
6 4 (2.38%) Azure Key Vault
6 4 (2.38%) Serverless
7 3 (1.79%) PaaS
8 2 (1.19%) npm
8 2 (1.19%) SaaS
8 2 (1.19%) Yarn
9 1 (0.60%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.95%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.17%) Broadband
2 7 (4.17%) Network Security
2 7 (4.17%) Wireshark
3 6 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) 4G
4 1 (0.60%) 5G
4 1 (0.60%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) Modbus
4 1 (0.60%) MQTT
4 1 (0.60%) Profibus
4 1 (0.60%) RTP
4 1 (0.60%) RTSP
4 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
4 1 (0.60%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.88%) NoSQL
2 23 (13.69%) MongoDB
3 12 (7.14%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.17%) MySQL
6 6 (3.57%) Big Data
7 4 (2.38%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.38%) BigQuery
7 4 (2.38%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.19%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.19%) KDB
9 2 (1.19%) Kdb+
Development Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 6 (3.57%) JIRA
1 6 (3.57%) Selenium
2 4 (2.38%) Appium
2 4 (2.38%) Postman
2 4 (2.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (1.79%) Clang
3 3 (1.79%) CMake
3 3 (1.79%) Cucumber
3 3 (1.79%) SpecFlow
3 3 (1.79%) Valgrind
4 2 (1.19%) Babel
4 2 (1.19%) gulp
4 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.19%) webpack
5 1 (0.60%) GoogleTest
5 1 (0.60%) Ranorex
5 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (13.69%) Public Sector
2 10 (5.95%) Social Skills
3 9 (5.36%) Electronics
3 9 (5.36%) Finance
4 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.57%) Manufacturing
5 6 (3.57%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 104 (61.90%) Software Engineer
2 30 (17.86%) Developer
3 23 (13.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 23 (13.69%) Cloud Software Engineer
4 19 (11.31%) Principal Engineer
4 19 (11.31%) Principal Software Engineer
5 17 (10.12%) Software Developer
6 15 (8.93%) Principal Cloud Engineer
7 6 (3.57%) C++ Software Engineer
7 6 (3.57%) Senior Developer
7 6 (3.57%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Architect
8 5 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
8 5 (2.98%) Python Developer
9 4 (2.38%) Big Data Engineer
9 4 (2.38%) C# Software Engineer
9 4 (2.38%) Data Engineer
9 4 (2.38%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (2.38%) Product Architect
9 4 (2.38%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (42.26%) .NET
2 61 (36.31%) AngularJS
3 30 (17.86%) Node.js
4 23 (13.69%) Hibernate
4 23 (13.69%) Spring
5 16 (9.52%) RESTful
6 13 (7.74%) CSS
6 13 (7.74%) HTML
7 12 (7.14%) React
8 7 (4.17%) REST
9 6 (3.57%) .NET Framework
10 5 (2.98%) JSON
10 5 (2.98%) Sass
10 5 (2.98%) Vue.js
10 5 (2.98%) Web Services
10 5 (2.98%) XML
11 4 (2.38%) jQuery
11 4 (2.38%) Kafka
11 4 (2.38%) STL
12 3 (1.79%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.88%) Greenfield Project
2 20 (11.90%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (4.17%) Video\Live Streaming
5 6 (3.57%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.57%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.57%) STB
6 4 (2.38%) Internet of Things
6 4 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
7 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.60%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.60%) PlayStation
8 1 (0.60%) User Experience
8 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 56 (33.33%) Linux
2 16 (9.52%) Windows
3 15 (8.93%) Unix
4 8 (4.76%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.17%) Android
6 6 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.60%) Android TV
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (41.67%) Computer Science
3 47 (27.98%) OO
4 45 (26.79%) BDD
5 42 (25.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 40 (23.81%) Fintech
7 36 (21.43%) Software Testing
8 35 (20.83%) Scrum
9 34 (20.24%) Collaborative Working
10 29 (17.26%) Analytics
11 25 (14.88%) Data Analytics
11 25 (14.88%) Mentoring
12 24 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
12 24 (14.29%) Microservices
13 23 (13.69%) Change Control
13 23 (13.69%) Computer Vision
13 23 (13.69%) Deep Learning
13 23 (13.69%) TDD
13 23 (13.69%) Threat Analysis
14 20 (11.90%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 84 (50.00%) C#
2 83 (49.40%) Java
3 69 (41.07%) Python
3 69 (41.07%) SQL
4 47 (27.98%) C++
5 30 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.12%) C
7 12 (7.14%) Ruby
8 10 (5.95%) Go
9 7 (4.17%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.17%) Perl
10 4 (2.38%) Scala
11 2 (1.19%) ES6
11 2 (1.19%) ES7
11 2 (1.19%) Lua
11 2 (1.19%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.60%) PHP
Qualifications
1 23 (13.69%) PhD
1 23 (13.69%) SC Cleared
1 23 (13.69%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.12%) Degree
3 7 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (3.57%) HNC
4 6 (3.57%) HND
5 4 (2.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (30.95%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) JTAG
System Software
1 28 (16.67%) Docker
2 4 (2.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.38%) Apache Flume
2 4 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.79%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.38%) Oozie
Vendors
1 25 (14.88%) Google
2 17 (10.12%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.38%) Sony
3 4 (2.38%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.19%) Informatica
4 2 (1.19%) Red Hat
4 2 (1.19%) Solace
4 2 (1.19%) Sun
4 2 (1.19%) TIBCO
5 1 (0.60%) Black Duck
5 1 (0.60%) BT
5 1 (0.60%) IBM
5 1 (0.60%) Samsung