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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 15 6
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 29 10 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 19.86% 9.09% 22.82%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.79% 22.73% 66.20%
Number of salaries quoted 18 10 24
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,300 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £38,100 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,516
% change year-on-year
- +6.62%
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
56 44 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 38.36% 40.00% 34.47%
Number of salaries quoted 36 24 45
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,950 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £46,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +8 27 £36,250 +20.83% 13
County Londonderry - 2 £37,500 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 35 (70.00%) .NET
2 34 (68.00%) C#
3 32 (64.00%) HTML
3 32 (64.00%) ASP.NET
3 32 (64.00%) CSS
4 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
5 23 (46.00%) .NET Framework
6 21 (42.00%) HTML5
7 20 (40.00%) SQL
8 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
9 18 (36.00%) WCF
10 16 (32.00%) Unit Testing
11 15 (30.00%) MVC
12 14 (28.00%) Web Services
12 14 (28.00%) SharePoint
12 14 (28.00%) CSS3
13 13 (26.00%) XML
13 13 (26.00%) Windows
14 12 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
15 11 (22.00%) Apache Cordova
15 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
16 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
16 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
16 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
17 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
17 9 (18.00%) jQuery
18 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
19 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
19 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
19 7 (14.00%) Oracle

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 14 (28.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (24.00%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (10.00%) JBoss
3 5 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.00%) IIS
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.00%) SaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (2.00%) SAN
2 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (10.00%) MySQL
3 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) Hazelcast
4 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) Redis
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.00%) SoapUI
1 4 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (8.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.00%) Ant
2 2 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (4.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.00%) FitNesse
2 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.00%) Gradle
2 2 (4.00%) IntelliJ
2 2 (4.00%) JBehave
2 2 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.00%) JMeter
2 2 (4.00%) JUnit
2 2 (4.00%) LoadUI
2 2 (4.00%) Mockito
2 2 (4.00%) NetBeans
2 2 (4.00%) Selenium
2 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.00%) Advertising
2 4 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (68.00%) Developer
2 21 (42.00%) .NET Developer
3 10 (20.00%) Senior Developer
4 8 (16.00%) C# Developer
5 7 (14.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 7 (14.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 5 (10.00%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Analyst
6 5 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Senior C# Developer
6 5 (10.00%) Software Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Senior C# .NET Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.00%) Software Tester
7 4 (8.00%) Tester
8 3 (6.00%) Consultant
8 3 (6.00%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Applications Support
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (70.00%) .NET
2 32 (64.00%) ASP.NET
2 32 (64.00%) CSS
2 32 (64.00%) HTML
3 23 (46.00%) .NET Framework
4 21 (42.00%) HTML5
5 18 (36.00%) WCF
6 14 (28.00%) CSS3
6 14 (28.00%) Web Services
7 13 (26.00%) XML
8 11 (22.00%) Apache Cordova
9 9 (18.00%) jQuery
10 8 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 7 (14.00%) SOAP
12 6 (12.00%) LINQ
13 5 (10.00%) Ajax
13 5 (10.00%) AngularJS
13 5 (10.00%) Entity Framework
13 5 (10.00%) Java EE
13 5 (10.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Smart Energy
4 2 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.00%) Data Extraction
5 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (2.00%) Social Network
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 13 (26.00%) Windows
2 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.00%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.00%) NetWare
6 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Unit Testing
2 15 (30.00%) MVC
3 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (10.00%) Data Protection
6 4 (8.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (6.00%) EAM
7 3 (6.00%) Process Management
7 3 (6.00%) Project Management
7 3 (6.00%) Web Development
8 2 (4.00%) Configuration Management
8 2 (4.00%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.00%) ITIL
8 2 (4.00%) OO
8 2 (4.00%) OOP
8 2 (4.00%) SOA
8 2 (4.00%) TDD
8 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 34 (68.00%) C#
2 20 (40.00%) SQL
3 19 (38.00%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
6 6 (12.00%) Java
7 4 (8.00%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.00%) VB
8 3 (6.00%) Scala
9 2 (4.00%) VB6
10 1 (2.00%) PHP
10 1 (2.00%) Ruby
10 1 (2.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (18.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.00%) Sun Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.00%) EMC Certification
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSE
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.00%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (2.00%) ISA Server
1 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) MOM
Vendors
1 27 (54.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle
3 2 (4.00%) BMC
3 2 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (2.00%) BT
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco
4 1 (2.00%) Citrix
4 1 (2.00%) Dell
4 1 (2.00%) EMC
4 1 (2.00%) HP
4 1 (2.00%) Novell
4 1 (2.00%) Sun
4 1 (2.00%) VMware
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