Period
to 27 January 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 27 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 80 133 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.96% 21.21% 15.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 15.81% 23.50% 17.06%
Number of salaries quoted 75 91 52
Northern Ireland median annual salary £57,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.78% +12.50% -20.00%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £65,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £57,500 £52,925 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.64% +5.85% -

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 506 566 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 88.31% 90.27% 91.26%
Number of salaries quoted 391 338 284
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -1 78 £57,500 +21.05% 14
County Londonderry - 2 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 40 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (40.00%) Python
4 24 (30.00%) Java
4 24 (30.00%) React
5 20 (25.00%) Scrum
6 19 (23.75%) Unit Testing
6 19 (23.75%) Fintech
7 18 (22.50%) Front End Development
7 18 (22.50%) C#
8 17 (21.25%) Kanban
9 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
9 16 (20.00%) .NET
10 14 (17.50%) AngularJS
10 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
10 14 (17.50%) Microservices
11 13 (16.25%) webpack
11 13 (16.25%) Redux
11 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (15.00%) Ruby
13 11 (13.75%) Linux
14 10 (12.50%) Degree
14 10 (12.50%) REST
14 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
15 9 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
15 9 (11.25%) .NET Core
15 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
15 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
16 8 (10.00%) Finance
16 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Azure
1 8 (10.00%) SaaS
2 6 (7.50%) AWS
3 2 (2.50%) PaaS
4 1 (1.25%) DigitalOcean
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) MySQL
2 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 4 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (1.25%) KDB
4 1 (1.25%) Kdb+
4 1 (1.25%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (16.25%) webpack
2 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.50%) GitLab
4 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.25%) Gradle
4 1 (1.25%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.25%) JUnit
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
4 1 (1.25%) NetBeans
4 1 (1.25%) Selenium
4 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 8 (10.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Automotive
3 1 (1.25%) Electronics
3 1 (1.25%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (55.00%) Developer
2 29 (36.25%) Software Engineer
3 18 (22.50%) Software Developer
4 13 (16.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (12.50%) React Developer
6 9 (11.25%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.75%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Java Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 6 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Technical Leader
9 5 (6.25%) .NET Developer
9 5 (6.25%) .NET Software Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Java Engineer
9 5 (6.25%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Angular Developer
10 4 (5.00%) Python Developer
11 3 (3.75%) Lead Software Engineer
11 3 (3.75%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.00%) React
2 16 (20.00%) .NET
3 14 (17.50%) AngularJS
4 13 (16.25%) Redux
5 10 (12.50%) REST
6 9 (11.25%) .NET Core
7 8 (10.00%) .NET Framework
8 6 (7.50%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (6.25%) ASP.NET
9 5 (6.25%) HTML
9 5 (6.25%) Spring
10 4 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (5.00%) Django
10 4 (5.00%) Entity Framework
10 4 (5.00%) Flask
10 4 (5.00%) Node.js
10 4 (5.00%) RESTful
10 4 (5.00%) Swagger
11 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
11 3 (3.75%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.25%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.50%) User Experience
4 5 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.50%) NHS
7 1 (1.25%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.75%) Linux
2 1 (1.25%) Unix
2 1 (1.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (25.00%) Scrum
3 19 (23.75%) Fintech
3 19 (23.75%) Unit Testing
4 18 (22.50%) Front End Development
5 17 (21.25%) Kanban
6 14 (17.50%) Microservices
6 14 (17.50%) Test Automation
7 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (11.25%) Computer Science
9 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
10 7 (8.75%) Analytics
10 7 (8.75%) Benchmarking
10 7 (8.75%) Data Analysis
10 7 (8.75%) Open Source
11 5 (6.25%) Cyber Intelligence
11 5 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
11 5 (6.25%) Line Management
11 5 (6.25%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 40 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 32 (40.00%) Python
3 24 (30.00%) Java
4 18 (22.50%) C#
5 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
6 12 (15.00%) Ruby
7 7 (8.75%) C++
7 7 (8.75%) SQL
8 3 (3.75%) C
9 2 (2.50%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.50%) Java 8
10 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (12.50%) Degree
2 8 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.25%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.25%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Google
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft