Period
to 26 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 26 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 18 35
Rank change year-on-year -32 +17 -18
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 37 39 45
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 5.94% 10.63% 7.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.23% 52.70% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 26 3 25
10th Percentile £25,125 £41,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £44,750 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £52,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -34.62% +15.56% +32.35%
75th Percentile £40,750 £56,000 £56,250
90th Percentile £49,000 £56,900 £63,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 228 74 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 36.60% 20.16% 31.06%
Number of salaries quoted 109 13 106
10th Percentile £27,500 £33,000 £26,875
25th Percentile £31,250 £37,500 £34,813
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% -5.26% +31.03%
75th Percentile £77,500 £57,500 £57,188
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,000 £68,058
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,000
% change year-on-year - +5.77% +4.00%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 26 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -34 31 £34,500 -33.65% 13
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
4 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (37.84%) Azure
6 11 (29.73%) MySQL
7 10 (27.03%) .NET
7 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
8 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
9 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (21.62%) DevOps
10 7 (18.92%) User Stories
10 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
10 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
10 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
11 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (16.22%) JIRA
11 6 (16.22%) Xamarin
11 6 (16.22%) TypeScript
12 5 (13.51%) Internet of Things
12 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
12 5 (13.51%) Appium
12 5 (13.51%) React
12 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
12 5 (13.51%) Selenium
12 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
12 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
12 5 (13.51%) Node.js
12 5 (13.51%) Internet

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 2 (5.41%) CMS
1 2 (5.41%) Headless CMS
2 1 (2.70%) Appian
2 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 14 (37.84%) Azure
2 4 (10.81%) Power Platform
3 3 (8.11%) GitHub
4 2 (5.41%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (5.41%) SaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
5 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (29.73%) MySQL
2 8 (21.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (13.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
5 4 (10.81%) Power BI
6 3 (8.11%) Oracle Database
7 2 (5.41%) Data Lake
7 2 (5.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (5.41%) NoSQL
7 2 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (5.41%) RDBMS
7 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
8 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.70%) QlikView
8 1 (2.70%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Visual Studio
2 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 5 (13.51%) Appium
3 5 (13.51%) Postman
3 5 (13.51%) Selenium
3 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
4 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.41%) Social Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Developer
2 12 (32.43%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.22%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
5 4 (10.81%) Backend Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Lead Developer
6 3 (8.11%) Lead Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) QA Engineer
7 2 (5.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Power BI Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Report Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Data Analyst
7 2 (5.41%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) .NET Software Engineer
8 1 (2.70%) Database Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (27.03%) .NET
2 5 (13.51%) Node.js
2 5 (13.51%) React
3 4 (10.81%) jQuery
3 4 (10.81%) REST
4 3 (8.11%) .NET Framework
4 3 (8.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (8.11%) ASP.NET
4 3 (8.11%) Web Services
5 2 (5.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (5.41%) CSS
5 2 (5.41%) Entity Framework
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) Jest
5 2 (5.41%) Laravel
5 2 (5.41%) Redux
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 2 (5.41%) Symfony
5 2 (5.41%) Vue.js
6 1 (2.70%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Internet of Things
1 5 (13.51%) Renewable Energy
2 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Software Engineering
3 8 (21.62%) DevOps
4 7 (18.92%) Software Testing
4 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
4 7 (18.92%) User Stories
5 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
5 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.51%) Test Scripting
6 4 (10.81%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (10.81%) Clean Code
6 4 (10.81%) Data Modelling
7 3 (8.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
8 2 (5.41%) Data Visualisation
8 2 (5.41%) Unit Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 22 (59.46%) SQL
3 9 (24.32%) JavaScript
4 6 (16.22%) TypeScript
5 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) PHP
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) Accessibility
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Xamarin
3 3 (8.11%) Oracle
4 1 (2.70%) Alteryx
4 1 (2.70%) iManage
4 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.70%) UiPath