Period
to 19 February 2020

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 19 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 10 23 11
Rank change year-on-year +13 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 88 72 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.74% 10.53% 17.26%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.35% 30.13% 53.95%
Number of salaries quoted 62 42 52
Northern Ireland median annual salary £51,000 £38,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.61% +10.71% -2.78%
10th Percentile £35,125 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,750 £54,875 £45,000
UK median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +2.27%

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 159 239 152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 28.44% 34.94% 32.00%
Number of salaries quoted 103 133 80
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +9.68% +7.64%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £64,500 £60,000 £53,250
UK median annual salary £52,500 £52,500 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +8.25% +2.11%

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 19 February 2020.

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 19 February 2020. 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 +13 73 £55,000 +41.94% 24
County Londonderry +8 7 - - 1
Newry - 7 £40,000 -
County Down - 1 £32,500 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 61 (69.32%) C#
2 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (42.05%) .NET
4 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
5 30 (34.09%) SQL
6 28 (31.82%) HTML
6 28 (31.82%) Insurtech
7 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
8 24 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
9 21 (23.86%) CSS
10 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET
11 18 (20.45%) Oracle
11 18 (20.45%) Finance
11 18 (20.45%) Azure
12 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (15.91%) .NET Framework
13 14 (15.91%) Degree
13 14 (15.91%) MVC
14 13 (14.77%) jQuery
14 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
15 12 (13.64%) User Stories
15 12 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (13.64%) Retail
16 11 (12.50%) Java
17 10 (11.36%) DevOps
18 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
18 9 (10.23%) Analytics
18 9 (10.23%) TDD
18 9 (10.23%) Computer Science

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 (7.95%) SharePoint
1 7 (7.95%) Tomcat
2 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.14%) Confluence
3 1 (1.14%) IIS
3 1 (1.14%) JBoss
3 1 (1.14%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.45%) Azure
2 7 (7.95%) AWS
3 4 (4.55%) PaaS
4 3 (3.41%) Office 365
5 2 (2.27%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.14%) GCP
6 1 (1.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.41%) SAN
2 2 (2.27%) HTTP
3 1 (1.14%) DNS
3 1 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (1.14%) Internet
3 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (13.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 7 (7.95%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.95%) DB2
4 7 (7.95%) OLAP
4 7 (7.95%) Oracle OLAP
4 7 (7.95%) Pentaho
4 7 (7.95%) Star Schema
4 7 (7.95%) Sybase ASE
5 6 (6.82%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.27%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.27%) Power BI
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.27%) JIRA
2 1 (1.14%) Appium
2 1 (1.14%) Selenium
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 12 (13.64%) Retail
3 9 (10.23%) Banking
3 9 (10.23%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.68%) Legal
5 4 (4.55%) Public Sector
6 2 (2.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 73 (82.95%) Developer
2 33 (37.50%) C# Developer
3 21 (23.86%) .NET Developer
4 14 (15.91%) C# Web Developer
4 14 (15.91%) Web Developer
5 13 (14.77%) SQL Developer
6 11 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.09%) Applications Developer
7 8 (9.09%) C# Application Developer
7 8 (9.09%) C# Web Application Developer
7 8 (9.09%) Database Developer
7 8 (9.09%) React Developer
7 8 (9.09%) SQL Server Developer
7 8 (9.09%) Web Applications Developer
8 5 (5.68%) Analyst
9 4 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Administrator
10 3 (3.41%) DBA
10 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (42.05%) .NET
2 28 (31.82%) HTML
3 21 (23.86%) CSS
4 20 (22.73%) ASP.NET
5 14 (15.91%) .NET Framework
6 13 (14.77%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (14.77%) jQuery
7 9 (10.23%) AngularJS
8 8 (9.09%) Entity Framework
9 7 (7.95%) HTML5
10 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 6 (6.82%) JSON
10 6 (6.82%) Node.js
11 5 (5.68%) WCF
12 4 (4.55%) .NET Core
13 3 (3.41%) RESTful
13 3 (3.41%) Spring
13 3 (3.41%) Web Services
14 2 (2.27%) REST
14 2 (2.27%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (27.27%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (4.55%) Smart Energy
2 4 (4.55%) User Experience
3 3 (3.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.27%) Market Risk
4 2 (2.27%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.27%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.14%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.09%) Unix
2 6 (6.82%) Linux
2 6 (6.82%) Windows
3 1 (1.14%) CentOS
3 1 (1.14%) Ubuntu
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (31.82%) Insurtech
3 14 (15.91%) MVC
4 12 (13.64%) User Stories
5 10 (11.36%) DevOps
6 9 (10.23%) Analytics
6 9 (10.23%) Computer Science
6 9 (10.23%) TDD
7 7 (7.95%) Acceptance Criteria
7 7 (7.95%) BDD
7 7 (7.95%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.95%) ETL
8 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.82%) Multithreading
8 6 (6.82%) Test Automation
8 6 (6.82%) Web Development
9 5 (5.68%) Coaching
9 5 (5.68%) Continuous Deployment
9 5 (5.68%) Mathematics
10 4 (4.55%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 61 (69.32%) C#
2 34 (38.64%) JavaScript
3 30 (34.09%) SQL
4 11 (12.50%) Java
5 8 (9.09%) PL/SQL
5 8 (9.09%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.55%) VBA
7 3 (3.41%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.14%) F#
8 1 (1.14%) Java 8
8 1 (1.14%) Python
8 1 (1.14%) Ruby
8 1 (1.14%) Scala
8 1 (1.14%) VB
8 1 (1.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (15.91%) Degree
2 4 (4.55%) Numerate Degree
3 3 (3.41%) HND
4 2 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.27%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.55%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.41%) SCCM
1 3 (3.41%) WSUS
2 1 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 25 (28.41%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.45%) Oracle
3 8 (9.09%) SAP
4 7 (7.95%) IBM
4 7 (7.95%) Sybase
5 5 (5.68%) VMware
6 4 (4.55%) Citrix
7 1 (1.14%) Jaspersoft
7 1 (1.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.14%) Xamarin