The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 21 5
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -16
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 24 12 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 21.05% 8.76% 18.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.54% 24.49% 45.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 11 27
Median salary £36,250 £34,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.61% +3.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,800 £20,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £38,000 £47,200
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
SQL Server
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
39 49 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 34.21% 35.77% 40.56%
Number of salaries quoted 25 29 47
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of job ads across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
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 SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +13 23 £37,500 +10.29% 4
County Londonderry - 1 £33,500 - 2
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server 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 SQL Server.

1 42 (84.00%) .NET
2 37 (74.00%) C#
3 36 (72.00%) ASP.NET
4 32 (64.00%) CSS
5 30 (60.00%) HTML
6 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
7 26 (52.00%) .NET Framework
8 25 (50.00%) WCF
9 22 (44.00%) HTML5
10 20 (40.00%) CSS3
11 19 (38.00%) Unit Testing
12 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
12 18 (36.00%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
14 15 (30.00%) Apache Cordova
14 15 (30.00%) SQL
15 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
15 14 (28.00%) MVC
16 12 (24.00%) Windows
16 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
17 10 (20.00%) XML
18 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
19 8 (16.00%) jQuery
20 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
20 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
21 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
21 6 (12.00%) Advertising
21 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
21 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
21 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering

SQL Server
Top Related 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 18 (36.00%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) IIS
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) CMS
5 1 (2.00%) SAS
5 1 (2.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
1 2 (4.00%) SAN
1 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
General
1 6 (12.00%) Advertising
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.00%) Retail
3 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (68.00%) Developer
2 27 (54.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.00%) Senior Developer
4 7 (14.00%) Senior .NET Developer
5 6 (12.00%) C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
7 4 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.00%) .NET Software Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) .NET Software Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Software Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.00%) Web Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Web Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (84.00%) .NET
2 36 (72.00%) ASP.NET
3 32 (64.00%) CSS
4 30 (60.00%) HTML
5 26 (52.00%) .NET Framework
6 25 (50.00%) WCF
7 22 (44.00%) HTML5
8 20 (40.00%) CSS3
9 15 (30.00%) Apache Cordova
10 10 (20.00%) XML
11 8 (16.00%) jQuery
12 6 (12.00%) LINQ
13 5 (10.00%) Web Services
14 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET MVC
14 4 (8.00%) WPF
15 3 (6.00%) Ajax
15 3 (6.00%) AngularJS
15 3 (6.00%) Entity Framework
15 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 2 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Computer Science
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.00%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
4 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.00%) Social Network
4 1 (2.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (24.00%) Windows
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.00%) Unix
5 2 (4.00%) NetWare
6 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.00%) Unit Testing
2 14 (28.00%) MVC
3 6 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) Web Development
7 2 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
7 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.00%) Computer Security
7 2 (4.00%) Content Management
7 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
7 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
8 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis
8 1 (2.00%) Data Management
8 1 (2.00%) Logistics
8 1 (2.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 37 (74.00%) C#
2 15 (30.00%) SQL
3 14 (28.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.00%) VB.NET
5 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
6 3 (6.00%) VB
7 1 (2.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Degree
4 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.00%) CCNA
6 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (4.00%) EMC Certification
6 2 (4.00%) MCSE
7 1 (2.00%) CISM
7 1 (2.00%) CISMP
7 1 (2.00%) CISSP
7 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (2.00%) IISP
7 1 (2.00%) ISACA
7 1 (2.00%) MCITP
7 1 (2.00%) MCTS
7 1 (2.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.00%) COBIT
2 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (4.00%) ISA Server
1 2 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (4.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.00%) BMC
2 4 (8.00%) Remedy
3 2 (4.00%) BT
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco
3 2 (4.00%) Citrix
3 2 (4.00%) Dell
3 2 (4.00%) EMC
3 2 (4.00%) HP
3 2 (4.00%) Novell
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) Sun
3 2 (4.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
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