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 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 4 17
Rank change year-on-year -11 +13  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 25 26 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.92% 24.30% 8.96%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.25% 68.42% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 20 11 12
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £42,500 £38,000
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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 80 38 49
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 34.93% 35.51% 36.57%
Number of salaries quoted 60 23 29
Median salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £50,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for SQL Server in Northern Ireland

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

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 3 months to 28 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -17 20 £45,000 +16.12% 10
County Tyrone - 5 £37,500 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 33 (62.26%) SQL
3 32 (60.38%) C#
4 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
5 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
6 16 (30.19%) WPF
7 14 (26.42%) Web Services
7 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
8 13 (24.53%) MVC
8 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
9 12 (22.64%) Oracle
9 12 (22.64%) Windows
9 12 (22.64%) Silverlight
10 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
10 11 (20.75%) HTML
10 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
11 10 (18.87%) Java
11 10 (18.87%) CSS
11 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (16.98%) WinForms
13 8 (15.09%) Asset Management
13 8 (15.09%) Degree
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (15.09%) WCF
13 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
13 8 (15.09%) EAM
13 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
13 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
13 8 (15.09%) Smart Energy
13 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008

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 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (11.32%) JBoss
2 6 (11.32%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.66%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) Kentico
5 1 (1.89%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.89%) SAS
5 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.75%) Relational Database
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (11.32%) RDBMS
5 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (3.77%) SSDT
7 1 (1.89%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.89%) Power BI
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.66%) NUnit
1 3 (5.66%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.77%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.77%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.89%) PVCS
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
1 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Back Office
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 38 (71.70%) Developer
2 20 (37.74%) .NET Developer
3 13 (24.53%) Software Developer
4 8 (15.09%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (13.21%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.21%) Java Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Applications Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Mobile Developer
6 6 (11.32%) Xamarin Developer
7 4 (7.55%) ASP.NET Developer
7 4 (7.55%) C# Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) DBA
7 4 (7.55%) Lead C# Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Lead Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Lead Software Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Senior Developer
7 4 (7.55%) Software Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (64.15%) .NET
2 19 (35.85%) ASP.NET
3 16 (30.19%) WPF
4 14 (26.42%) Web Services
5 13 (24.53%) AngularJS
6 12 (22.64%) Silverlight
7 11 (20.75%) .NET Framework
7 11 (20.75%) HTML
8 10 (18.87%) CSS
9 9 (16.98%) WinForms
10 8 (15.09%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (15.09%) WCF
11 7 (13.21%) J2EE
11 7 (13.21%) JMS
12 6 (11.32%) Entity Framework
12 6 (11.32%) Java EE
12 6 (11.32%) jQuery
12 6 (11.32%) Sass
12 6 (11.32%) SOAP
13 4 (7.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Smart Energy
2 6 (11.32%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (11.32%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.55%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.55%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 12 (22.64%) Windows
2 6 (11.32%) Android
2 6 (11.32%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) MVC
2 10 (18.87%) Business Intelligence
3 8 (15.09%) Asset Management
3 8 (15.09%) Data Protection
3 8 (15.09%) EAM
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Android Development
5 6 (11.32%) ERP
5 6 (11.32%) iOS Development
5 6 (11.32%) Mobile Development
5 6 (11.32%) Process Management
6 5 (9.43%) MVVM
6 5 (9.43%) SDLC
6 5 (9.43%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.66%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.66%) Front End Development
8 2 (3.77%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.77%) Migration
8 2 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 33 (62.26%) SQL
2 32 (60.38%) C#
3 14 (26.42%) JavaScript
4 10 (18.87%) Java
5 8 (15.09%) PL/SQL
5 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
6 6 (11.32%) Scala
7 2 (3.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.89%) VB
8 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (15.09%) Degree
2 4 (7.55%) MCSA
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.66%) HNC
3 3 (5.66%) HND
4 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (7.55%) XenApp
1 4 (7.55%) XenDesktop
1 4 (7.55%) XenServer
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) Oracle
3 6 (11.32%) Xamarin
4 5 (9.43%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Cisco
5 4 (7.55%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) Forcepoint
5 4 (7.55%) Sophos
5 4 (7.55%) Veeam
5 4 (7.55%) VMware
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Apple
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Sage
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