Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim > Belfast
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 6
Rank change year-on-year -3 -3 +6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 67 37 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 18.61% 12.46% 20.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.83% 49.33% 50.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 35 23
Belfast median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £14,250 £27,500 £22,600
90th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £53,500
County Antrim median annual salary £32,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +7.69%

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 120 75 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 33.33% 25.25% 41.48%
Number of salaries quoted 48 60 40
Belfast median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,500 £24,125
90th Percentile £49,000 £55,000 £53,750
County Antrim median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -12.50% +6.67% +7.14%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Belfast.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Belfast

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Belfast over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Belfast

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 Belfast region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 50 (74.63%) Microsoft
2 43 (64.18%) Oracle
3 32 (47.76%) SQL
4 26 (38.81%) Legal
5 23 (34.33%) Migration
5 23 (34.33%) C#
5 23 (34.33%) .NET
5 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
6 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
7 21 (31.34%) Performance Tuning
7 21 (31.34%) Degree
8 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (29.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (29.85%) Capacity Planning
9 18 (26.87%) Finance
9 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
9 18 (26.87%) T-SQL
10 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
11 15 (22.39%) Computer Science Degree
12 13 (19.40%) Mobile App
12 13 (19.40%) MVC
13 12 (17.91%) Java
13 12 (17.91%) SOAP
14 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
14 11 (16.42%) RDBMS
14 11 (16.42%) CSS
14 11 (16.42%) HTML
14 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
14 11 (16.42%) Replication
14 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Belfast 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 4 (5.97%) Confluence
2 3 (4.48%) IIS
2 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
4 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.96%) npm
2 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.97%) GitHub
3 4 (5.97%) Slack
4 3 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.48%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.48%) Office 365
4 3 (4.48%) PaaS
4 3 (4.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) SAN
1 1 (1.49%) SNMP
1 1 (1.49%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.42%) RDBMS
2 11 (16.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
3 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (8.96%) Ingres
4 6 (8.96%) MySQL
5 5 (7.46%) Big Data
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (5.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.49%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) DataStage
7 1 (1.49%) DB2
7 1 (1.49%) DecisionStream
7 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.49%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.96%) Jasmine
1 6 (8.96%) JUnit
1 6 (8.96%) Karma Test Runner
1 6 (8.96%) Mockito
1 6 (8.96%) Protractor
1 6 (8.96%) Subversion
2 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.97%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (38.81%) Legal
2 18 (26.87%) Finance
3 11 (16.42%) Telecoms
4 6 (8.96%) Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Investment Banking
4 6 (8.96%) Prime Brokerage
5 2 (2.99%) Marketing
6 1 (1.49%) Automotive
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Developer
2 20 (29.85%) DBA
3 12 (17.91%) Software Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Administrator
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle DBA
4 10 (14.93%) SQL DBA
5 9 (13.43%) Consultant
6 8 (11.94%) C# Developer
6 8 (11.94%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (10.45%) .NET Developer
8 6 (8.96%) Angular Developer
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (7.46%) Technical Leader
10 3 (4.48%) Senior .NET Consultant
10 3 (4.48%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Architect
11 2 (2.99%) Graduate
11 2 (2.99%) Graduate Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Graduate Technical Consultant
11 2 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) .NET
1 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
2 12 (17.91%) SOAP
3 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
3 11 (16.42%) CSS
3 11 (16.42%) HTML
4 10 (14.93%) Web Services
5 9 (13.43%) HTML5
6 7 (10.45%) .NET Framework
6 7 (10.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (10.45%) Java EE
6 7 (10.45%) JMS
7 6 (8.96%) Ionic Framework
7 6 (8.96%) jQuery
7 6 (8.96%) LESS
7 6 (8.96%) React Native
7 6 (8.96%) RESTful
7 6 (8.96%) Sass
8 5 (7.46%) Entity Framework
8 5 (7.46%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.87%) Computer Science
2 13 (19.40%) Mobile App
3 11 (16.42%) Replication
4 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.48%) Raspberry Pi
6 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.49%) Fintech
7 1 (1.49%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 10 (14.93%) Linux
1 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (13.43%) Android
3 8 (11.94%) Windows
4 6 (8.96%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (34.33%) Migration
2 21 (31.34%) Performance Tuning
3 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (29.85%) Capacity Planning
3 20 (29.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (19.40%) MVC
5 11 (16.42%) Data Modelling
6 10 (14.93%) Scrum
6 10 (14.93%) SDLC
6 10 (14.93%) Statistics
7 9 (13.43%) Test Automation
8 8 (11.94%) Mobile Application Development
9 7 (10.45%) TDD
10 6 (8.96%) Android Development
10 6 (8.96%) iOS Development
10 6 (8.96%) Mentoring
10 6 (8.96%) Multithreading
10 6 (8.96%) SEO
10 6 (8.96%) Task Automation
10 6 (8.96%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.76%) SQL
2 23 (34.33%) C#
3 18 (26.87%) T-SQL
4 17 (25.37%) JavaScript
5 12 (17.91%) Java
6 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
7 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
7 6 (8.96%) TypeScript
8 5 (7.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.49%) Scala
9 1 (1.49%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (31.34%) Degree
2 15 (22.39%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (7.46%) HNC
3 5 (7.46%) HND
4 4 (5.97%) Postgraduate
4 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) CCNA
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) QA
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (74.63%) Microsoft
2 43 (64.18%) Oracle
3 10 (14.93%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.97%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.99%) Citrix
5 2 (2.99%) SAP
6 1 (1.49%) Capita
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco
6 1 (1.49%) Cognos
6 1 (1.49%) CommVault
6 1 (1.49%) Dell
6 1 (1.49%) EMC
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) VMware