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 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 13 26
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 9 17 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 5.96% 12.50% 9.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 21.95% 43.59% 25.00%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 8
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.37%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £18,850
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £50,000 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 41 39 52
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 27.15% 28.68% 38.52%
Number of salaries quoted 28 35 21
Median salary £57,000 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.24% +3.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £45,000 £50,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 26 (76.47%) .NET
2 25 (73.53%) C#
3 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
4 17 (50.00%) SQL
5 15 (44.12%) WPF
6 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET
7 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
8 10 (29.41%) Silverlight
8 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
8 10 (29.41%) Windows
9 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
9 9 (26.47%) MVC
10 8 (23.53%) Web Services
11 7 (20.59%) Oracle
11 7 (20.59%) HTML
11 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
12 6 (17.65%) Mobile Development
12 6 (17.65%) Android Development
12 6 (17.65%) iOS Development
12 6 (17.65%) WinForms
12 6 (17.65%) Java
12 6 (17.65%) CSS
12 6 (17.65%) Xamarin
12 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
12 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework
12 6 (17.65%) Sass
12 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
12 6 (17.65%) Android
13 5 (14.71%) WCF

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 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (8.82%) JBoss
1 3 (8.82%) MS Exchange
1 3 (8.82%) Tomcat
1 3 (8.82%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.88%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Relational Database
2 5 (14.71%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MSBuild
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (11.76%) Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.88%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (2.94%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (82.35%) Developer
2 14 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 11 (32.35%) Software Developer
4 7 (20.59%) C# Developer
5 6 (17.65%) .NET Software Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Applications Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Xamarin Developer
6 5 (14.71%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Lead C# Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Lead Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Lead Software Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Developer
7 3 (8.82%) Software Team Leader
7 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Senior Java Developer
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (76.47%) .NET
2 15 (44.12%) WPF
3 14 (41.18%) ASP.NET
4 11 (32.35%) .NET Framework
5 10 (29.41%) AngularJS
5 10 (29.41%) Silverlight
6 8 (23.53%) Web Services
7 7 (20.59%) HTML
8 6 (17.65%) CSS
8 6 (17.65%) Entity Framework
8 6 (17.65%) Sass
8 6 (17.65%) WinForms
9 5 (14.71%) jQuery
9 5 (14.71%) WCF
10 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 3 (8.82%) Java EE
11 3 (8.82%) JMS
11 3 (8.82%) LINQ
11 3 (8.82%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.82%) Replication
2 3 (8.82%) Smart Energy
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Android
2 6 (17.65%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) MVC
2 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (17.65%) Android Development
3 6 (17.65%) iOS Development
3 6 (17.65%) Mobile Development
4 4 (11.76%) Asset Management
4 4 (11.76%) Data Protection
4 4 (11.76%) MVVM
5 3 (8.82%) EAM
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) Process Management
7 1 (2.94%) BDD
7 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.94%) Change Control
7 1 (2.94%) Change Management
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
7 1 (2.94%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.94%) ETL
7 1 (2.94%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (73.53%) C#
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 4 (11.76%) PL/SQL
5 4 (11.76%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.82%) Scala
6 3 (8.82%) VB.NET
7 2 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
1 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (5.88%) XenApp
1 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
1 2 (5.88%) XenServer
2 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (55.88%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Xamarin
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Forcepoint
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
5 2 (5.88%) Sophos
5 2 (5.88%) Veeam