The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 15 5 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12 26 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 11.11% 19.70% 13.62%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.29% 66.67% 46.34%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 28
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,500 £30,250
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server
County Antrim

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Belfast
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
35 39 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Belfast 32.41% 29.55% 29.39%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 54
Average salary £36,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.57% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,500 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +1.26%

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 24 April 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Belfast

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 13 (68.42%) Oracle
3 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
4 11 (57.89%) Web Services
5 10 (52.63%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
6 9 (47.37%) MVC
6 9 (47.37%) CSS
6 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
6 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
6 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (42.11%) HTML5
7 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (36.84%) TDD
8 7 (36.84%) Subversion
8 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
8 7 (36.84%) Project Management
8 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
8 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
9 6 (31.58%) BDD
9 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
9 6 (31.58%) Scrum
9 6 (31.58%) Open Source
9 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
9 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (31.58%) NUnit

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 7 (36.84%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.26%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (5.26%) Kentico
3 1 (5.26%) Node.js
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.26%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (36.84%) Subversion
2 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 6 (31.58%) NUnit
3 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.26%) Maven
3 1 (5.26%) Ant
3 1 (5.26%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
1 1 (5.26%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (63.16%) Developer
2 6 (31.58%) AWS Developer
3 3 (15.79%) .NET Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Service Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Web Applications Developer
5 1 (5.26%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Software Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) CMS Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) .NET
2 12 (63.16%) ASP.NET
3 11 (57.89%) Web Services
4 10 (52.63%) HTML
5 9 (47.37%) CSS
5 9 (47.37%) .NET Framework
5 9 (47.37%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (42.11%) HTML5
7 7 (36.84%) Entity Framework
8 4 (21.05%) jQuery
9 3 (15.79%) WCF
9 3 (15.79%) XML
9 3 (15.79%) XSL
10 2 (10.53%) WPF
10 2 (10.53%) Silverlight
11 1 (5.26%) JSON
11 1 (5.26%) CSS3
11 1 (5.26%) XSLT
11 1 (5.26%) WSDL
11 1 (5.26%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Open Source
2 4 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Solaris
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) MVC
1 9 (47.37%) Unit Testing
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (42.11%) Software Engineering
3 7 (36.84%) TDD
3 7 (36.84%) Configuration Management
3 7 (36.84%) Project Management
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (31.58%) BDD
4 6 (31.58%) Scrum
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Regression Testing
5 2 (10.53%) Validation
6 1 (5.26%) CRM
6 1 (5.26%) ERP
6 1 (5.26%) Web Application Development
6 1 (5.26%) User Stories
6 1 (5.26%) DevOps
6 1 (5.26%) CRUD
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) C#
1 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 9 (47.37%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
4 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 2 (10.53%) PL/SQL
4 2 (10.53%) Java
5 1 (5.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) HNC
2 2 (10.53%) HND
3 1 (5.26%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) QA
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) Oracle
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (5.26%) Sencha
3 1 (5.26%) IBM
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