Period
to 28 July 2017

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 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 16 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -13 +18
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 51 40 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.83% 13.11% 30.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 12.91% 14.87% 32.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39 37 34
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £26,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.62% -35.00% +22.14%
10th Percentile £25,100 £25,000 £30,750
90th Percentile £70,500 £40,000 £45,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -

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 395 269 213
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 91.65% 88.20% 91.42%
Number of salaries quoted 314 204 123
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £24,800
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +5.56%

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 28 July 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 6 months to 28 July 2017. 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 0 47 £35,000 +34.62% 5
County Londonderry +2 1 £15,000 -55.22%
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 29 (56.86%) Java
2 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 20 (39.22%) HTML
4 15 (29.41%) C++
5 13 (25.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 13 (25.49%) Virtual Team
6 12 (23.53%) Finance
7 11 (21.57%) C#
7 11 (21.57%) .NET
7 11 (21.57%) Web Services
7 11 (21.57%) Linux
7 11 (21.57%) JSON
8 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
8 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
8 10 (19.61%) CSS
9 9 (17.65%) XML
9 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
9 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
9 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 9 (17.65%) SDLC
10 8 (15.69%) REST
10 8 (15.69%) Scrum
10 8 (15.69%) OO
11 7 (13.73%) Objective-C
11 7 (13.73%) jQuery
12 6 (11.76%) Multithreading
12 6 (11.76%) Spring
12 6 (11.76%) Degree

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 (5.88%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (5.88%) GemFire
2 2 (3.92%) nginx
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.92%) HTTP
1 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (5.88%) Big Data
3 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 3 (5.88%) SQLite
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.92%) Redis
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
1 3 (5.88%) Maven
1 3 (5.88%) Mocha
1 3 (5.88%) NUnit
1 3 (5.88%) Robot Framework
1 3 (5.88%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.92%) Karma Test Runner
2 2 (3.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.96%) Grunt
3 1 (1.96%) gulp
3 1 (1.96%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) webpack
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 9 (17.65%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Front Office
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.92%) Retail
6 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (50.98%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Java Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Software Engineer
3 9 (17.65%) .NET Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET Developer
5 5 (9.80%) C++ Software Engineer
5 5 (9.80%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Architect
6 4 (7.84%) Java Architect
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) .NET Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C++ Software Developer
8 2 (3.92%) C++/Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Software Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) HTML
2 11 (21.57%) .NET
2 11 (21.57%) JSON
2 11 (21.57%) Web Services
3 10 (19.61%) AngularJS
3 10 (19.61%) CSS
4 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET
4 9 (17.65%) XML
5 8 (15.69%) REST
6 7 (13.73%) jQuery
7 6 (11.76%) Spring
8 5 (9.80%) Ember.js
8 5 (9.80%) React
9 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.88%) HTML5
9 3 (5.88%) JDBC
9 3 (5.88%) JMS
9 3 (5.88%) Node.js
9 3 (5.88%) RESTful
9 3 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Virtual Team
2 5 (9.80%) Computer Science
2 5 (9.80%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (21.57%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) Unix
2 6 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (43.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (19.61%) Business Analysis
4 9 (17.65%) SDLC
4 9 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 8 (15.69%) OO
5 8 (15.69%) Scrum
6 6 (11.76%) Multithreading
6 6 (11.76%) MVC
7 5 (9.80%) API Development
7 5 (9.80%) BDD
7 5 (9.80%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (9.80%) Information Management
7 5 (9.80%) Kanban
7 5 (9.80%) Mobile Development
7 5 (9.80%) Refactoring
8 3 (5.88%) Multithreaded Programming
8 3 (5.88%) OOP
8 3 (5.88%) TDD
8 3 (5.88%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (56.86%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) JavaScript
3 15 (29.41%) C++
4 11 (21.57%) C#
5 7 (13.73%) Objective-C
6 6 (11.76%) SQL
7 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
7 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.92%) C
8 2 (3.92%) Python
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (11.76%) Degree
2 3 (5.88%) HNC
2 3 (5.88%) HND
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Oracle
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