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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 13 7 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 10 40 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 10.99% 19.61% 11.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 27.78% 70.18% 56.52%
Number of salaries quoted 10 22 15
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £28,200 £32,300
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £45,000 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
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
36 57 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 39.56% 27.94% 20.00%
Number of salaries quoted 16 36 24
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
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 5 March 2015. 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 8 £34,000 -2.85% 4
County Tyrone +1 1 £32,500 +8.33%
SQL Server
UK

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 11 (61.11%) C#
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) MVC
5 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
5 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
5 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
5 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (33.33%) Degree
6 6 (33.33%) Project Management
6 6 (33.33%) CSS
7 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
7 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
7 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
7 5 (27.78%) HTML5
8 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
8 4 (22.22%) QA
8 4 (22.22%) WCF
8 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (22.22%) BDD
8 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (22.22%) Open Source

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) CMS
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (5.56%) Kentico
2 1 (5.56%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (5.56%) OLTP
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
1 4 (22.22%) NUnit
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 3 (16.67%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DBA
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Graduate
5 1 (5.56%) CMS Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Testing Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (61.11%) .NET
2 10 (55.56%) HTML
3 9 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 7 (38.89%) .NET Framework
4 7 (38.89%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (27.78%) HTML5
7 4 (22.22%) WCF
7 4 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 4 (22.22%) XML
7 4 (22.22%) XSL
8 3 (16.67%) WPF
8 3 (16.67%) Silverlight
8 3 (16.67%) jQuery
9 1 (5.56%) J2EE
9 1 (5.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 4 (22.22%) Open Source
3 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.56%) Statistics
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Physics
4 1 (5.56%) Chemistry
4 1 (5.56%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Solaris
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (38.89%) MVC
2 7 (38.89%) Software Engineering
2 7 (38.89%) Unit Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (22.22%) BDD
4 4 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 4 (22.22%) Validation
4 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
4 4 (22.22%) TDD
4 4 (22.22%) Scrum
5 3 (16.67%) User Stories
5 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.56%) Web Development
7 1 (5.56%) Business Development
7 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
7 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 11 (61.11%) C#
1 11 (61.11%) JavaScript
1 11 (61.11%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
2 5 (27.78%) VB.NET
3 3 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) HNC
2 3 (16.67%) HND
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Oracle
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) EPiServer
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore
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