The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Belfast region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 41 36 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 26.97% 22.93% 24.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 73.21% 78.26% 67.69%
Number of salaries quoted 13 27 27
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
56 46 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 36.84% 29.30% 36.52%
Number of salaries quoted 20 35 42
Average salary £52,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+50.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
County Antrim

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Belfast region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Belfast

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Belfast

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Belfast region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Belfast

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 46 (65.71%) .NET
1 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 39 (55.71%) SQL
3 33 (47.14%) C#
4 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.14%) Degree
5 25 (35.71%) HTML
6 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
6 24 (34.29%) Web Services
7 23 (32.86%) XML
7 23 (32.86%) Windows
8 21 (30.00%) Oracle
8 21 (30.00%) Visual Studio
8 21 (30.00%) MVC
9 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
10 18 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 18 (25.71%) IIS
10 18 (25.71%) CSS
10 18 (25.71%) ITIL
10 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
11 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
11 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
11 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
11 16 (22.86%) Web Development
12 15 (21.43%) Silverlight
13 14 (20.00%) Use Case
13 14 (20.00%) Firewall
13 14 (20.00%) Symantec
13 14 (20.00%) DHCP
13 14 (20.00%) Active Directory

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT jobs across the Belfast region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (25.71%) IIS
2 10 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Spatial
5 3 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (1.43%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 18 (25.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.29%) SaaS
2 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) Firewall
1 14 (20.00%) DHCP
1 14 (20.00%) DNS
2 13 (18.57%) SAN
2 13 (18.57%) Internet
2 13 (18.57%) NAS
3 9 (12.86%) Intranet
4 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.43%) CTI
4 1 (1.43%) HTTP
4 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (18.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 7 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database
5 4 (5.71%) Relational Database
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 4 (5.71%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.43%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.43%) Big Data
7 1 (1.43%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 16 (22.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.14%) NUnit
3 5 (7.14%) Rational Rose
3 5 (7.14%) MSTest
4 1 (1.43%) Subversion
4 1 (1.43%) JIRA
4 1 (1.43%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Games
4 1 (1.43%) Retail
4 1 (1.43%) Billing
4 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Developer
2 13 (18.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (15.71%) Software Developer
3 11 (15.71%) Software Engineer
4 10 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
4 10 (14.29%) Senior Software Developer
5 9 (12.86%) Business Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.14%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (5.71%) Service Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Oracle DBA
8 4 (5.71%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Services Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.71%) DBA
9 2 (2.86%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
10 1 (1.43%) Report Analyst
10 1 (1.43%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (65.71%) .NET
2 25 (35.71%) HTML
3 24 (34.29%) ASP.NET
3 24 (34.29%) Web Services
4 23 (32.86%) XML
5 18 (25.71%) CSS
6 16 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (21.43%) Silverlight
8 10 (14.29%) WCF
9 8 (11.43%) jQuery
10 7 (10.00%) .NET Framework
11 6 (8.57%) Ajax
12 5 (7.14%) ADO.NET
12 5 (7.14%) XSLT
12 5 (7.14%) COM+
12 5 (7.14%) WPF
12 5 (7.14%) JSON
13 3 (4.29%) JDBC
14 1 (1.43%) Lucene
14 1 (1.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Clustering
2 9 (12.86%) Management Information System
2 9 (12.86%) Client/Server
3 7 (10.00%) Open Source
4 6 (8.57%) GIS
5 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.86%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.43%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (32.86%) Windows
2 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (7.14%) Linux
4 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.00%) MVC
3 18 (25.71%) ITIL
4 16 (22.86%) Software Engineering
4 16 (22.86%) Web Development
5 14 (20.00%) Use Case
6 13 (18.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (18.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (18.57%) ITIL V3
7 12 (17.14%) Unit Testing
8 11 (15.71%) Project Management
8 11 (15.71%) SOA
8 11 (15.71%) OO
8 11 (15.71%) Time Management
9 9 (12.86%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.86%) User Stories
10 8 (11.43%) Capacity Management
10 8 (11.43%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (8.57%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (55.71%) SQL
2 33 (47.14%) C#
3 14 (20.00%) Java
4 8 (11.43%) JavaScript
4 8 (11.43%) C++
5 5 (7.14%) C
6 4 (5.71%) PL/SQL
7 3 (4.29%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.43%) VB
8 1 (1.43%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (37.14%) Degree
2 19 (27.14%) Security Cleared
3 13 (18.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) BC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) CTC Cleared
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (7.14%) MCAD
5 5 (7.14%) MCSD
6 4 (5.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) QA
2 3 (4.29%) HL7
3 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.57%) VMware ESX
2 13 (18.57%) vSphere
3 8 (11.43%) XenDesktop
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 13 (18.57%) NetBackup
1 13 (18.57%) Backup Exec
2 8 (11.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (5.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 46 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 21 (30.00%) Oracle
3 14 (20.00%) Symantec
3 14 (20.00%) Veritas
4 13 (18.57%) Citrix
4 13 (18.57%) Sophos
4 13 (18.57%) VMware
5 6 (8.57%) ESRI
6 5 (7.14%) Northgate
7 2 (2.86%) SAP
8 1 (1.43%) KANA
8 1 (1.43%) Informatica
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco
8 1 (1.43%) IBM
8 1 (1.43%) Cognos
8 1 (1.43%) Tableau
8 1 (1.43%) Talend
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