The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 34 42 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.45% 25.15% 25.78%
As % of the Programming Languages category 40.48% 42.00% 41.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19 30 59
Average salary £34,000 £38,750 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.25% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
SQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northern Ireland region.

Programming Languages Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
84 100 180
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 57.93% 59.88% 62.72%
Number of salaries quoted 57 71 120
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

SQL Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

SQL Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

SQL
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
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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 28 £30,000 -25.00% 10
County Armagh 0 3 £37,500 +36.36%
SQL
UK

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL 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.

1 24 (47.06%) Java
1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 20 (39.22%) Finance
3 19 (37.25%) Oracle
4 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
5 14 (27.45%) Visualisation
5 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
5 14 (27.45%) C++
6 13 (25.49%) Tableau
6 13 (25.49%) QlikView
7 12 (23.53%) Operations Research
7 12 (23.53%) Marketing
7 12 (23.53%) Social Media
7 12 (23.53%) Algorithms
7 12 (23.53%) Analytics
7 12 (23.53%) Customer Analytics
7 12 (23.53%) Retail
7 12 (23.53%) Data Analysis
7 12 (23.53%) Economics
7 12 (23.53%) Python
8 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
9 10 (19.61%) Banking
10 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (17.65%) HTML
10 9 (17.65%) C#
10 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
10 9 (17.65%) .NET
11 8 (15.69%) VBA
11 8 (15.69%) SAS

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (15.69%) SAS
2 5 (9.80%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.92%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) Node.js
4 2 (3.92%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (15.69%) SPSS
2 5 (9.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (15.69%) SAP InfiniteInsight
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.96%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Force.com
1 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) Network Security
2 1 (1.96%) HTTP
2 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (25.49%) QlikView
2 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
3 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
4 6 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
5 5 (9.80%) Oracle Database
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
7 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (3.92%) Informix
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.96%) MySQL
9 1 (1.96%) DB2
9 1 (1.96%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
9 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) JDeveloper
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (3.92%) PVCS
4 1 (1.96%) Ant
4 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.96%) Xcode
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) Mocha
4 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (39.22%) Finance
2 12 (23.53%) Retail
2 12 (23.53%) Marketing
3 10 (19.61%) Banking
4 8 (15.69%) Telecoms
5 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Consultant
3 12 (23.53%) Applications Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 8 (15.69%) Data Consultant
5 8 (15.69%) Data Analytics Consultant
6 6 (11.76%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Oracle Applications Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Web Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Java Web Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Java Applications Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Web Applications Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Junior
9 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
10 2 (3.92%) Graduate
10 2 (3.92%) Analyst
10 2 (3.92%) DBA
10 2 (3.92%) Applications Support
10 2 (3.92%) Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) HTML
1 9 (17.65%) .NET
2 6 (11.76%) CSS
2 6 (11.76%) Web Services
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) jQuery
4 4 (7.84%) XSL
5 3 (5.88%) J2EE
5 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET
5 3 (5.88%) HTML5
6 2 (3.92%) EJB 3.0
6 2 (3.92%) JAX-WS
6 2 (3.92%) WPF
6 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
6 2 (3.92%) JSF
6 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.92%) Java EE
6 2 (3.92%) EJB
6 2 (3.92%) JDBC
6 2 (3.92%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (31.37%) Computer Science
2 14 (27.45%) Visualisation
2 14 (27.45%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (23.53%) Algorithms
3 12 (23.53%) Social Media
3 12 (23.53%) Economics
4 8 (15.69%) Data Extraction
4 8 (15.69%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.73%) Linux
2 6 (11.76%) UNIX
3 3 (5.88%) Windows
4 1 (1.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Data Analysis
1 12 (23.53%) Operations Research
1 12 (23.53%) Analytics
1 12 (23.53%) Customer Analytics
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
3 8 (15.69%) Data Analytics
3 8 (15.69%) Technical Architecture
3 8 (15.69%) Demand Forecasting
4 7 (13.73%) Validation
4 7 (13.73%) TDD
4 7 (13.73%) OO
5 6 (11.76%) System Testing
5 6 (11.76%) Software Architecture
6 5 (9.80%) Unit Testing
7 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (7.84%) OOD
7 4 (7.84%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.84%) Data Management
7 4 (7.84%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 14 (27.45%) JavaScript
2 14 (27.45%) C++
3 12 (23.53%) Python
4 9 (17.65%) C#
5 8 (15.69%) VBA
5 8 (15.69%) R
6 7 (13.73%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.92%) VB
7 2 (3.92%) VB.NET
7 2 (3.92%) Perl
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.96%) C
8 1 (1.96%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Degree
2 8 (15.69%) CIMA
2 8 (15.69%) MBA
3 2 (3.92%) Postgraduate
4 1 (1.96%) HNC
4 1 (1.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.80%) QA
2 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.96%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Oracle
2 13 (25.49%) Tableau
3 6 (11.76%) SAP
4 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (1.96%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.96%) Google
6 1 (1.96%) Sencha
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