The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Belfast with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 16 6
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 54 12 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 35.76% 9.09% 30.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.00% 22.22% 48.72%
Number of salaries quoted 33 8 18
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,750 £25,650
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £56,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language 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 programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Belfast
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 120 54 78
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 79.47% 40.91% 62.40%
Number of salaries quoted 89 49 41
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £50,000 £49,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Salary Trend in Belfast

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

Salary trend for SQL in Belfast

SQL
Salary Histogram in Belfast

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Belfast over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 80 (68.38%) Java
2 36 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (30.77%) Relational Database
3 33 (28.21%) Oracle
4 32 (27.35%) Derivative
5 30 (25.64%) Unix
6 24 (20.51%) PL/SQL
6 24 (20.51%) Workflow
7 22 (18.80%) QA
8 21 (17.95%) Spring
8 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
9 20 (17.09%) Perl
10 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
11 18 (15.38%) ITIL
11 18 (15.38%) Struts
11 18 (15.38%) Murex
11 18 (15.38%) FpML
11 18 (15.38%) Finance
11 18 (15.38%) Murex MxML
11 18 (15.38%) SDLC
11 18 (15.38%) Workflow Development
12 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (14.53%) BDD
12 17 (14.53%) C#
12 17 (14.53%) .NET
12 17 (14.53%) SQL Server
13 16 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (13.68%) Test Automation
13 16 (13.68%) JIRA
14 15 (12.82%) Retail

SQL
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 6 (5.13%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.42%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.42%) SAS
2 4 (3.42%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.56%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.56%) JBoss
3 3 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (5.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.71%) SAN
2 1 (0.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 21 (17.95%) RDBMS
3 17 (14.53%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (5.98%) Big Data
5 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.13%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (5.13%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (3.42%) Cloudera CDH
7 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.56%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.85%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 16 (13.68%) JIRA
2 14 (11.97%) Cucumber
3 9 (7.69%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (5.13%) JDeveloper
4 6 (5.13%) Oracle APEX
5 5 (4.27%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.42%) Selenium
7 3 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (15.38%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Retail
3 7 (5.98%) Front Office
3 7 (5.98%) Telecoms
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 4 (3.42%) Advertising
6 3 (2.56%) Marketing
7 1 (0.85%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Legal
7 1 (0.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 62 (52.99%) Developer
2 35 (29.91%) Java Developer
3 18 (15.38%) Analyst
4 15 (12.82%) Murex Developer
5 14 (11.97%) Senior Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Support Analyst
7 10 (8.55%) .NET Developer
7 10 (8.55%) Senior Java Developer
8 9 (7.69%) Applications Developer
9 8 (6.84%) DBA
9 8 (6.84%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.84%) SQL Developer
10 7 (5.98%) Consultant
10 7 (5.98%) Oracle Consultant
11 6 (5.13%) E-Business Consultant
11 6 (5.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Mobile Developer
11 6 (5.13%) Oracle Technical Consultant
11 6 (5.13%) Technical Consultant
11 6 (5.13%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (17.95%) Spring
2 18 (15.38%) FpML
2 18 (15.38%) Murex MxML
2 18 (15.38%) Struts
3 17 (14.53%) .NET
4 15 (12.82%) HTML
5 11 (9.40%) CSS
5 11 (9.40%) XML
6 9 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 9 (7.69%) AngularJS
6 9 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 9 (7.69%) WPF
7 8 (6.84%) Web Services
8 6 (5.13%) Entity Framework
8 6 (5.13%) J2EE
8 6 (5.13%) Java EE
8 6 (5.13%) JMS
8 6 (5.13%) Middleware
8 6 (5.13%) Sass
8 6 (5.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 32 (27.35%) Derivative
2 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (12.82%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (11.11%) Credit Derivative
5 8 (6.84%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.98%) Data Structures
7 6 (5.13%) Mobile App
8 4 (3.42%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.42%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.56%) Smart Energy
10 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.85%) CMDB
10 1 (0.85%) Equities
10 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.85%) Replication
10 1 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (25.64%) Unix
2 6 (5.13%) Android
2 6 (5.13%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.42%) Windows
4 2 (1.71%) Linux
4 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (20.51%) Workflow
3 18 (15.38%) ITIL
3 18 (15.38%) SDLC
3 18 (15.38%) Workflow Development
4 17 (14.53%) BDD
5 16 (13.68%) Stakeholder Management
5 16 (13.68%) Test Automation
6 15 (12.82%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
7 13 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 13 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (11.11%) Test Scripting
8 12 (10.26%) OO
9 11 (9.40%) TDD
10 10 (8.55%) E-Commerce
11 9 (7.69%) ETL
12 8 (6.84%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (6.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (68.38%) Java
2 24 (20.51%) PL/SQL
3 20 (17.09%) Perl
4 19 (16.24%) JavaScript
5 17 (14.53%) C#
6 7 (5.98%) C++
6 7 (5.98%) Scala
7 4 (3.42%) PHP
7 4 (3.42%) T-SQL
8 3 (2.56%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.56%) Python
8 3 (2.56%) R
8 3 (2.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.56%) VB
9 1 (0.85%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (11.11%) ISEB
1 13 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 10 (8.55%) Degree
2 10 (8.55%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.80%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) SCOM
1 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (28.21%) Oracle
2 18 (15.38%) Murex
3 13 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.13%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.42%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.42%) Datameer
5 4 (3.42%) Tableau
6 3 (2.56%) ATG
6 3 (2.56%) Demandware
6 3 (2.56%) ESRI
6 3 (2.56%) hybris
7 2 (1.71%) VMware
8 1 (0.85%) Citrix
8 1 (0.85%) IBM
8 1 (0.85%) Snow
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec