The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 52 39 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 25.74% 21.79% 23.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 73.24% 81.25% 69.33%
Number of salaries quoted 24 29 30
Average salary £32,500 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.47% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £31,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £40,250
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.33% -
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
71 48 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 35.15% 26.82% 34.25%
Number of salaries quoted 34 36 45
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £30,000 £15,390
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
UK

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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 +2 51 £32,500 -16.66% 9
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 53 (62.35%) .NET
2 49 (57.65%) Microsoft
3 42 (49.41%) SQL
4 38 (44.71%) C#
5 31 (36.47%) HTML
6 27 (31.76%) XML
6 27 (31.76%) Degree
7 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
7 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
8 24 (28.24%) CSS
8 24 (28.24%) Web Services
9 23 (27.06%) Windows
10 22 (25.88%) Oracle
10 22 (25.88%) Visual Studio
11 21 (24.71%) MVC
12 20 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
14 18 (21.18%) IIS
14 18 (21.18%) ITIL
14 18 (21.18%) MS Excel
15 16 (18.82%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
15 16 (18.82%) Software Engineering
15 16 (18.82%) Web Development
16 15 (17.65%) Silverlight
16 15 (17.65%) Java
17 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
17 14 (16.47%) DHCP
17 14 (16.47%) DNS
17 14 (16.47%) Active Directory

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 18 (21.18%) IIS
2 10 (11.76%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.41%) MS Exchange
3 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (9.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (7.06%) PrestaShop
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Spatial
6 3 (3.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.18%) Apache Solr
8 1 (1.18%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) SaaS
2 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.47%) DHCP
1 14 (16.47%) DNS
1 14 (16.47%) Firewall
2 13 (15.29%) Internet
2 13 (15.29%) SAN
2 13 (15.29%) NAS
3 9 (10.59%) Intranet
4 1 (1.18%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (1.18%) CTI
4 1 (1.18%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (15.29%) SQL Server 2000
3 9 (10.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle9i Database
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.35%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.18%) Big Data
8 1 (1.18%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Visual Studio
2 16 (18.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (5.88%) MSTest
3 5 (5.88%) Rational Rose
3 5 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (1.18%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
4 1 (1.18%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Banking
2 6 (7.06%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Games
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Billing
4 1 (1.18%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 33 (38.82%) Developer
2 13 (15.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (14.12%) Software Developer
4 11 (12.94%) Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Software Engineer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
5 10 (11.76%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.59%) Business Analyst
6 9 (10.59%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.24%) .NET Developer
8 6 (7.06%) Programmer
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Software Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) DBA
10 4 (4.71%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Services Delivery Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Service Manager
10 4 (4.71%) Oracle DBA
11 2 (2.35%) 3rd Line Support
11 2 (2.35%) Systems Developer
11 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (62.35%) .NET
2 31 (36.47%) HTML
3 27 (31.76%) XML
4 26 (30.59%) ASP.NET
5 24 (28.24%) CSS
5 24 (28.24%) Web Services
6 16 (18.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (17.65%) Silverlight
8 14 (16.47%) jQuery
9 10 (11.76%) WCF
10 7 (8.24%) .NET Framework
11 6 (7.06%) Ajax
12 5 (5.88%) XSLT
12 5 (5.88%) JSON
12 5 (5.88%) WPF
12 5 (5.88%) COM+
12 5 (5.88%) ADO.NET
13 3 (3.53%) JDBC
14 2 (2.35%) COM
15 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Clustering
2 9 (10.59%) Client/Server
2 9 (10.59%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.24%) Open Source
4 6 (7.06%) GIS
5 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.18%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 23 (27.06%) Windows
2 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.88%) Linux
5 4 (4.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.59%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.71%) MVC
3 18 (21.18%) ITIL
4 16 (18.82%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.82%) Web Development
5 14 (16.47%) Use Case
6 13 (15.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (15.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 13 (15.29%) ITIL V3
7 12 (14.12%) Unit Testing
8 11 (12.94%) Time Management
8 11 (12.94%) OO
8 11 (12.94%) SOA
8 11 (12.94%) Project Management
9 9 (10.59%) Business Analysis
9 9 (10.59%) User Stories
10 8 (9.41%) Capacity Management
10 8 (9.41%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (8.24%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (7.06%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) SQL
2 38 (44.71%) C#
3 15 (17.65%) Java
4 14 (16.47%) JavaScript
5 8 (9.41%) C++
6 6 (7.06%) PHP
7 5 (5.88%) C
8 4 (4.71%) VB.NET
8 4 (4.71%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.18%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.18%) VB
9 1 (1.18%) VBA
9 1 (1.18%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) Degree
2 19 (22.35%) Security Cleared
3 13 (15.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) BC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) CTC Cleared
4 6 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.88%) MCAD
5 5 (5.88%) MCSD
6 4 (4.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.18%) CCNA
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.18%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) HL7
3 1 (1.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.29%) VMware ESX
2 13 (15.29%) vSphere
3 8 (9.41%) XenDesktop
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle RMAN
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (15.29%) NetBackup
1 13 (15.29%) Backup Exec
2 8 (9.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.71%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.18%) Oracle EDQ
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 49 (57.65%) Microsoft
2 22 (25.88%) Oracle
3 14 (16.47%) Veritas
3 14 (16.47%) Symantec
4 13 (15.29%) Sophos
4 13 (15.29%) Citrix
4 13 (15.29%) VMware
5 6 (7.06%) ESRI
6 5 (5.88%) Northgate
7 2 (2.35%) SAP
8 1 (1.18%) Cognos
8 1 (1.18%) Cisco
8 1 (1.18%) IBM
8 1 (1.18%) Tableau
8 1 (1.18%) Talend
8 1 (1.18%) KANA
8 1 (1.18%) Informatica
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £19000.00 - £29000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Belfast
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
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