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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
County Antrim / Belfast
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 62 19 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Belfast 27.80% 16.52% 20.00%
As % of the Programming Languages category 46.27% 27.94% 35.90%
Number of salaries quoted 49 19 13
Median salary £47,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £42,000
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 134 68 39
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 60.09% 59.13% 55.71%
Number of salaries quoted 108 50 31
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.21% +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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in Belfast

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 71 (66.98%) Java
2 40 (37.74%) Oracle
3 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (33.02%) PL/SQL
5 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
6 22 (20.75%) Relational Database
7 20 (18.87%) JavaScript
7 20 (18.87%) .NET
7 20 (18.87%) TDD
8 19 (17.92%) QA
8 19 (17.92%) C#
8 19 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (16.04%) Retail
9 17 (16.04%) WebSphere
10 15 (14.15%) JIRA
10 15 (14.15%) HTML
10 15 (14.15%) Unix
10 15 (14.15%) JMS
11 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
11 14 (13.21%) Scrum
11 14 (13.21%) Degree
11 14 (13.21%) SDLC
12 13 (12.26%) AngularJS
12 13 (12.26%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (12.26%) Finance
12 13 (12.26%) Web Services
12 13 (12.26%) J2EE
13 12 (11.32%) Front Office
13 12 (11.32%) BDD
14 11 (10.38%) Data Protection

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 17 (16.04%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.66%) JBoss
2 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.77%) NetWeaver
3 4 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.83%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (2.83%) SAS
5 1 (0.94%) Kentico
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
3 1 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.83%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.94%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) GitHub
2 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.94%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.83%) NAS
1 3 (2.83%) SAN
2 1 (0.94%) LAN
2 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.53%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.75%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.55%) Oracle Database
4 7 (6.60%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (6.60%) RDBMS
5 6 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (3.77%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (2.83%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (2.83%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (1.89%) Big Data
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.94%) OLAP
9 1 (0.94%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.94%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) JIRA
2 10 (9.43%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (5.66%) Selenium
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.77%) PVCS
6 3 (2.83%) JDeveloper
6 3 (2.83%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (16.04%) Retail
2 13 (12.26%) Finance
3 12 (11.32%) Front Office
4 10 (9.43%) Banking
5 4 (3.77%) Advertising
5 4 (3.77%) Marketing
5 4 (3.77%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.94%) Games
7 1 (0.94%) Law
7 1 (0.94%) Legal
7 1 (0.94%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 59 (55.66%) Developer
2 41 (38.68%) Java Developer
3 17 (16.04%) Senior Developer
4 13 (12.26%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (10.38%) Analyst
6 10 (9.43%) .NET Developer
6 10 (9.43%) QA Engineer
7 9 (8.49%) Software Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Applications Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Xamarin Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
11 4 (3.77%) C++ Developer
11 4 (3.77%) C++ Software Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Consultant
11 4 (3.77%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.77%) Tester
11 4 (3.77%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (18.87%) .NET
2 15 (14.15%) HTML
2 15 (14.15%) JMS
3 13 (12.26%) AngularJS
3 13 (12.26%) J2EE
3 13 (12.26%) Web Services
4 11 (10.38%) CSS
4 11 (10.38%) Java EE
5 10 (9.43%) .NET Framework
5 10 (9.43%) ASP.NET
5 10 (9.43%) Silverlight
6 9 (8.49%) Java EE 5
6 9 (8.49%) WPF
7 6 (5.66%) Entity Framework
7 6 (5.66%) Sass
7 6 (5.66%) SOAP
7 6 (5.66%) XML
8 4 (3.77%) EJB
8 4 (3.77%) JDBC
8 4 (3.77%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.92%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.26%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (9.43%) Derivative
4 7 (6.60%) Algorithms
4 7 (6.60%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.60%) Data Structures
4 7 (6.60%) Smart Energy
5 6 (5.66%) Credit Derivative
5 6 (5.66%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) CMDB
6 1 (0.94%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.94%) EPoS
6 1 (0.94%) FMCG
6 1 (0.94%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.94%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.15%) Unix
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 6 (5.66%) Android
3 6 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.77%) Windows
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) TDD
3 14 (13.21%) Scrum
3 14 (13.21%) SDLC
4 12 (11.32%) BDD
5 11 (10.38%) Data Protection
5 11 (10.38%) Mentoring
5 11 (10.38%) OO
6 10 (9.43%) ATDD
6 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (9.43%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.43%) User Stories
7 9 (8.49%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (8.49%) Manual Testing
8 8 (7.55%) Asset Management
8 8 (7.55%) Mathematics
9 7 (6.60%) EAM
9 7 (6.60%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (6.60%) ITIL
9 7 (6.60%) KYC
Programming Languages
1 71 (66.98%) Java
2 35 (33.02%) PL/SQL
3 20 (18.87%) JavaScript
4 19 (17.92%) C#
5 11 (10.38%) Shell Script
6 6 (5.66%) C++
6 6 (5.66%) Scala
7 4 (3.77%) PHP
7 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
8 2 (1.89%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.89%) R
8 2 (1.89%) VB
8 2 (1.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.94%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (13.21%) Degree
2 7 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.66%) ISEB
3 6 (5.66%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.83%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.83%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 5 (4.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.94%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (0.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.94%) SCCM
1 1 (0.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Oracle
2 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.66%) Xamarin
4 5 (4.72%) IBM
4 5 (4.72%) SAP
5 4 (3.77%) Actimize
5 4 (3.77%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.83%) ATG
6 3 (2.83%) Demandware
6 3 (2.83%) ESRI
6 3 (2.83%) hybris
6 3 (2.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.89%) Adobe
8 1 (0.94%) Apple
8 1 (0.94%) Google
8 1 (0.94%) HP
8 1 (0.94%) Snow
8 1 (0.94%) Symantec
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