Period
to 24 January 2018

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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 9
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 84 41 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.83% 11.33% 17.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.85% 47.13% 48.65%
Number of salaries quoted 54 39 31
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £21,550 £21,750 £23,000
90th Percentile £46,750 £55,000 £46,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% +2.33% +3.61%

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 156 87 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 33.12% 24.03% 35.92%
Number of salaries quoted 83 74 57
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +2.86% -9.09%
10th Percentile £22,800 £25,200 £25,750
90th Percentile £64,000 £55,000 £51,750
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +1.12%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

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 6 months to 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 2018. 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 -5 68 £35,000 -6.67% 12
County Down - 6 £40,000 -
County Tyrone +11 5 £30,000 -7.69%
County Armagh - 3 £40,000 - 1
County Londonderry 0 1 £50,000 +156.41%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2018, 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 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
2 39 (46.43%) Oracle
3 32 (38.10%) SQL
4 29 (34.52%) C#
5 28 (33.33%) .NET
6 26 (30.95%) Legal
6 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
8 23 (27.38%) Relational Database
9 22 (26.19%) Degree
9 22 (26.19%) MVC
10 21 (25.00%) Finance
10 21 (25.00%) Migration
10 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
10 21 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
11 20 (23.81%) Capacity Planning
11 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
12 18 (21.43%) Computer Science
13 17 (20.24%) AngularJS
14 16 (19.05%) Mobile App
14 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 16 (19.05%) HTML
14 16 (19.05%) CSS
15 15 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
16 14 (16.67%) Data Modelling
16 14 (16.67%) TDD
16 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
17 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
18 12 (14.29%) RESTful

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 6 (7.14%) Apache Airflow
1 6 (7.14%) Luigi
1 6 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) Confluence
2 3 (3.57%) IIS
3 2 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.19%) CMS
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) npm
3 5 (5.95%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.76%) Office 365
5 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.57%) GitHub
5 3 (3.57%) PaaS
5 3 (3.57%) SaaS
5 3 (3.57%) Slack
6 2 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.38%) Firewall
1 2 (2.38%) Internet
2 1 (1.19%) FIX Connectivity
2 1 (1.19%) LAN
2 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.19%) SNMP
2 1 (1.19%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.19%) VoIP
2 1 (1.19%) VPN
2 1 (1.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (27.38%) Relational Database
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (13.10%) Oracle Database
3 11 (13.10%) RDBMS
4 10 (11.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 6 (7.14%) Azkaban
5 6 (7.14%) Ingres
5 6 (7.14%) MySQL
5 6 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (5.95%) Looker
6 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.38%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.19%) Cognos Report Studio
8 1 (1.19%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 8 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 8 (9.52%) JIRA
2 6 (7.14%) Jasmine
2 6 (7.14%) JUnit
2 6 (7.14%) Karma Test Runner
2 6 (7.14%) Mockito
2 6 (7.14%) Protractor
2 6 (7.14%) Subversion
2 6 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.38%) MSTest
4 2 (2.38%) NUnit
5 1 (1.19%) Selenium
General
1 26 (30.95%) Legal
2 21 (25.00%) Finance
3 11 (13.10%) Telecoms
4 6 (7.14%) Banking
5 5 (5.95%) Investment Banking
5 5 (5.95%) Prime Brokerage
6 2 (2.38%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Advertising
7 1 (1.19%) Automotive
7 1 (1.19%) Back Office
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Developer
2 23 (27.38%) DBA
3 18 (21.43%) Software Developer
4 12 (14.29%) Administrator
5 11 (13.10%) Oracle DBA
5 11 (13.10%) SQL DBA
6 8 (9.52%) .NET Developer
6 8 (9.52%) C# Developer
7 7 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
8 6 (7.14%) Angular Developer
9 5 (5.95%) Consultant
9 5 (5.95%) Technical Leader
10 4 (4.76%) Data Engineer
10 4 (4.76%) IT Engineer
11 3 (3.57%) Analyst
11 3 (3.57%) Senior .NET Consultant
11 3 (3.57%) Senior Consultant
11 3 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
12 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
12 2 (2.38%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (33.33%) .NET
2 23 (27.38%) ASP.NET
3 17 (20.24%) AngularJS
4 16 (19.05%) CSS
4 16 (19.05%) HTML
5 13 (15.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (14.29%) RESTful
7 10 (11.90%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (11.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 9 (10.71%) HTML5
9 8 (9.52%) KnockoutJS
10 7 (8.33%) SOAP
11 6 (7.14%) Entity Framework
11 6 (7.14%) Ionic Framework
11 6 (7.14%) Java EE
11 6 (7.14%) JMS
11 6 (7.14%) jQuery
11 6 (7.14%) LESS
11 6 (7.14%) React Native
11 6 (7.14%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 16 (19.05%) Mobile App
3 11 (13.10%) Management Information System
3 11 (13.10%) Replication
4 7 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (7.14%) Tandem
6 3 (3.57%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Fintech
7 2 (2.38%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.19%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.19%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.10%) Linux
2 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (10.71%) Android
4 6 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 5 (5.95%) Windows
6 2 (2.38%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.19%) Unix
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (26.19%) MVC
4 21 (25.00%) Migration
4 21 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
5 20 (23.81%) Capacity Planning
6 14 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 14 (16.67%) TDD
6 14 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 12 (14.29%) Workflow
8 10 (11.90%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (11.90%) Statistics
9 9 (10.71%) Scrum
9 9 (10.71%) Web Development
10 8 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
11 7 (8.33%) Analytics
11 7 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 7 (8.33%) Project Management
12 6 (7.14%) SEO
12 6 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.10%) SQL
2 29 (34.52%) C#
3 21 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 20 (23.81%) T-SQL
5 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
6 7 (8.33%) Java
7 6 (7.14%) Python
7 6 (7.14%) TypeScript
8 5 (5.95%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.57%) VB.NET
9 3 (3.57%) VBA
10 1 (1.19%) VB
10 1 (1.19%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (26.19%) Degree
2 15 (17.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (7.14%) Postgraduate
4 5 (5.95%) HNC
4 5 (5.95%) HND
5 1 (1.19%) CCA
5 1 (1.19%) CCNA
5 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.19%) MCITP
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.90%) Oracle RAC
2 5 (5.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 55 (65.48%) Microsoft
2 39 (46.43%) Oracle
3 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.57%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.38%) Citrix
5 2 (2.38%) CommVault
5 2 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (1.19%) BT
6 1 (1.19%) Capita
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco
6 1 (1.19%) Cognos
6 1 (1.19%) Dell
6 1 (1.19%) EMC
6 1 (1.19%) IBM
6 1 (1.19%) Radianz
6 1 (1.19%) Symantec
6 1 (1.19%) VMware
6 1 (1.19%) Xamarin