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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 10 27 4
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -23
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 15 16 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 12.20% 9.58% 21.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 40.54% 26.23% 50.68%
Number of salaries quoted 12 10 26
Median salary £36,250 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.28% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,650 £18,950 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £39,200 £60,000
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
37 61 73
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 30.08% 36.53% 43.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31 28 43
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £21,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 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 27 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 +17 14 £37,500 +17.18% 4
County Londonderry -2 1 £33,500 -
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 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 31 (62.00%) C#
2 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET
3 28 (56.00%) CSS
4 26 (52.00%) HTML
5 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 24 (48.00%) WCF
7 21 (42.00%) HTML5
8 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
8 20 (40.00%) CSS3
9 19 (38.00%) Unit Testing
10 18 (36.00%) BizTalk Server
11 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
12 15 (30.00%) Apache Cordova
13 13 (26.00%) MVC
14 12 (24.00%) SQL
14 12 (24.00%) Windows
15 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
16 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
17 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
19 6 (12.00%) XML
19 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
19 6 (12.00%) Windows Server
20 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
20 5 (10.00%) jQuery
20 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
20 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
20 5 (10.00%) ITIL

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 9 (18.00%) 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%) JBoss
5 1 (2.00%) SAS
5 1 (2.00%) Sitefinity
5 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.00%) Umbraco
5 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (4.00%) Maximo
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 5 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.00%) MySQL
3 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.00%) Advertising
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.00%) Retail
2 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Developer
2 27 (54.00%) .NET Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
3 6 (12.00%) Software Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 4 (8.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (6.00%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior C# Developer
7 2 (4.00%) .NET Software Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (84.00%) .NET
2 31 (62.00%) ASP.NET
3 28 (56.00%) CSS
4 26 (52.00%) HTML
5 25 (50.00%) .NET Framework
6 24 (48.00%) WCF
7 21 (42.00%) HTML5
8 20 (40.00%) CSS3
9 15 (30.00%) Apache Cordova
10 6 (12.00%) XML
11 5 (10.00%) jQuery
11 5 (10.00%) Web Services
12 4 (8.00%) ASP.NET Web API
13 3 (6.00%) Ajax
13 3 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
13 3 (6.00%) LINQ
13 3 (6.00%) SOAP
13 3 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (6.00%) WPF
14 2 (4.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Computer Science
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 13 (26.00%) MVC
3 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.00%) Project Management
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
5 3 (6.00%) Web Development
6 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.00%) Computer Security
6 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.00%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.00%) Test Scripting
6 2 (4.00%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.00%) Content Management
7 1 (2.00%) Data Management
7 1 (2.00%) Logistics
7 1 (2.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 31 (62.00%) C#
2 12 (24.00%) SQL
3 10 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) PHP
7 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.00%) Ruby
7 1 (2.00%) Scala
7 1 (2.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 20 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (34.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.00%) EMC Certification
5 2 (4.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.00%) CISM
6 1 (2.00%) CISMP
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (2.00%) IISP
6 1 (2.00%) ISACA
6 1 (2.00%) MCITP
6 1 (2.00%) MCTS
6 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 25 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (8.00%) BMC
3 4 (8.00%) Remedy
4 2 (4.00%) BT
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco
4 2 (4.00%) Citrix
4 2 (4.00%) Dell
4 2 (4.00%) EMC
4 2 (4.00%) HP
4 2 (4.00%) Novell
4 2 (4.00%) Sun
4 2 (4.00%) VMware
5 1 (2.00%) EPiServer
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