Period
to 13 June 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 13 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Engineering
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 4 6 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +14 -11
Permanent jobs citing Software Engineering 163 85 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.99% 19.77% 10.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 32.02% 21.74% 11.93%
Number of salaries quoted 86 46 56
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,000 £36,250 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £46,250 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -8.11% +15.63% -11.11%
75th Percentile £55,000 £56,250 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% +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 509 391 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 96.77% 90.93% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 241 195 422
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £24,000
25th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £41,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -2.44% -3.53% +6.25%
75th Percentile £53,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £60,000 £68,058
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +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 13 June 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 13 June 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 +2 147 £42,500 -8.11% 15
County Londonderry - 10 £30,000 - 2
County Down - 3 - -
Software Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 13 June 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 72 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (43.56%) Java
3 67 (41.10%) C#
3 67 (41.10%) Computer Science
4 62 (38.04%) Linux
5 58 (35.58%) C++
6 55 (33.74%) SQL
7 50 (30.67%) JavaScript
8 47 (28.83%) Degree
9 39 (23.93%) Python
10 38 (23.31%) OO
11 34 (20.86%) .NET
11 34 (20.86%) Mentoring
12 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
13 32 (19.63%) C
13 32 (19.63%) Windows
14 31 (19.02%) QA
15 30 (18.40%) Node.js
16 26 (15.95%) Azure
16 26 (15.95%) AWS
16 26 (15.95%) Computer Science Degree
16 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
17 23 (14.11%) Scrum
18 21 (12.88%) HTML
18 21 (12.88%) Fintech
19 20 (12.27%) CSS
19 20 (12.27%) Unix
19 20 (12.27%) Test Automation
20 19 (11.66%) REST
20 19 (11.66%) Social Skills

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 2 (1.23%) Apache Spark
1 2 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
Cloud Services
1 26 (15.95%) AWS
1 26 (15.95%) Azure
2 7 (4.29%) Serverless
3 5 (3.07%) GCP
4 4 (2.45%) Amazon Kinesis
4 4 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.45%) Azure Cosmos DB
4 4 (2.45%) Azure Functions
4 4 (2.45%) Azure Key Vault
4 4 (2.45%) npm
5 3 (1.84%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.84%) PaaS
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon Cognito
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon Kinesis Data Analytics
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (0.61%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.61%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.75%) TCP/IP
1 11 (6.75%) Wireshark
2 7 (4.29%) HTTP
2 7 (4.29%) RTP
2 7 (4.29%) RTSP
3 6 (3.68%) Broadband
3 6 (3.68%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (3.07%) 4G
4 5 (3.07%) 5G
4 5 (3.07%) Ethernet
4 5 (3.07%) Internet
4 5 (3.07%) Modbus
4 5 (3.07%) MQTT
4 5 (3.07%) Profibus
4 5 (3.07%) ZigBee
4 5 (3.07%) Z-Wave
5 4 (2.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.04%) NoSQL
2 17 (10.43%) Relational Database
3 10 (6.13%) MySQL
4 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.29%) CouchDB
6 6 (3.68%) MongoDB
6 6 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.45%) Big Data
8 3 (1.84%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.23%) BigQuery
9 2 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.61%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (6.13%) Git (software)
2 7 (4.29%) GoogleTest
2 7 (4.29%) Selenium
3 5 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.45%) Cucumber
4 4 (2.45%) Grunt
4 4 (2.45%) gulp
4 4 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.45%) webpack
5 2 (1.23%) JIRA
5 2 (1.23%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.61%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.61%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.61%) JUnit
6 1 (0.61%) Ranorex
6 1 (0.61%) Robot Framework
6 1 (0.61%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.61%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (11.66%) Social Skills
2 18 (11.04%) Electronics
3 13 (7.98%) Manufacturing
4 11 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.29%) Finance
5 7 (4.29%) Public Sector
6 6 (3.68%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (1.23%) Games
7 2 (1.23%) Retail
8 1 (0.61%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (52.76%) Software Engineer
2 46 (28.22%) Developer
3 27 (16.56%) Software Developer
4 14 (8.59%) Principal Engineer
4 14 (8.59%) Principal Software Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Senior Software Engineer
6 8 (4.91%) Architect
6 8 (4.91%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.29%) Senior Software Developer
8 6 (3.68%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (3.68%) Java Developer
8 6 (3.68%) Product Architect
9 5 (3.07%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 5 (3.07%) Web Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Cloud Software Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Firmware Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Lead Software Developer
10 4 (2.45%) Senior Firmware Engineer
10 4 (2.45%) Senior Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (20.86%) .NET
2 33 (20.25%) AngularJS
3 30 (18.40%) Node.js
4 21 (12.88%) HTML
5 20 (12.27%) CSS
6 19 (11.66%) REST
7 16 (9.82%) React
8 11 (6.75%) RESTful
9 10 (6.13%) XML
10 9 (5.52%) .NET Framework
11 8 (4.91%) JSON
11 8 (4.91%) Web Services
12 7 (4.29%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 7 (4.29%) Middleware
12 7 (4.29%) STL
13 6 (3.68%) CGI
13 6 (3.68%) Hibernate
13 6 (3.68%) Material Design
13 6 (3.68%) Spring
13 6 (3.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.75%) Self-Motivation
1 11 (6.75%) Video\Live Streaming
2 10 (6.13%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.91%) Greenfield Project
4 6 (3.68%) Smart City
4 6 (3.68%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.68%) STB
5 5 (3.07%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (1.84%) Life Science
6 3 (1.84%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.61%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing Technology
7 1 (0.61%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.61%) Photography
7 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (38.04%) Linux
2 32 (19.63%) Windows
3 20 (12.27%) Unix
4 17 (10.43%) Embedded Linux
5 6 (3.68%) Android
5 6 (3.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (44.17%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (41.10%) Computer Science
3 38 (23.31%) OO
4 34 (20.86%) Mentoring
5 26 (15.95%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (14.11%) Scrum
7 21 (12.88%) Fintech
8 20 (12.27%) Test Automation
9 18 (11.04%) Artificial Intelligence
10 17 (10.43%) Analytics
10 17 (10.43%) BDD
10 17 (10.43%) Open Source
10 17 (10.43%) User Stories
11 16 (9.82%) Refactoring
12 15 (9.20%) Collaborative Working
13 14 (8.59%) Product Management
14 12 (7.36%) Continuous Improvement
14 12 (7.36%) SDLC
15 11 (6.75%) OOD
15 11 (6.75%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (43.56%) Java
2 67 (41.10%) C#
3 58 (35.58%) C++
4 55 (33.74%) SQL
5 50 (30.67%) JavaScript
6 39 (23.93%) Python
7 32 (19.63%) C
8 17 (10.43%) Go
9 14 (8.59%) TypeScript
10 12 (7.36%) Bash Shell
11 11 (6.75%) Perl
12 7 (4.29%) Ruby
13 6 (3.68%) PHP
14 5 (3.07%) Shell Script
15 2 (1.23%) ES6
15 2 (1.23%) R
15 2 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (28.83%) Degree
2 26 (15.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (9.20%) HNC
3 15 (9.20%) HND
4 7 (4.29%) Security Cleared
5 6 (3.68%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (19.02%) QA
2 4 (2.45%) JTAG
System Software
1 9 (5.52%) Docker
2 5 (3.07%) Firmware
3 4 (2.45%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.23%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (9.82%) Google
2 11 (6.75%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.29%) Red Hat
4 4 (2.45%) Sony
5 1 (0.61%) Black Duck
5 1 (0.61%) Facebook
5 1 (0.61%) IBM
5 1 (0.61%) Sun
5 1 (0.61%) Xamarin