Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 22 9 19
Rank change year-on-year -13 +10 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 33 91 70
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.22% 15.80% 11.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.02% 55.83% 33.02%
Number of salaries quoted 24 70 42
Median annual salary £45,000 £50,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% +33.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £33,925 £26,375
90th Percentile £54,500 £63,875 £51,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £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 97 163 212
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.03% 28.30% 33.54%
Number of salaries quoted 66 112 117
Median annual salary £40,000 £48,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.95% +14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,125 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +9.38%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -9 26 £41,250 -25.00% 8
County Tyrone - 4 £45,000 - 1
County Londonderry +2 1 £55,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 16 (48.48%) C#
2 14 (42.42%) MySQL
3 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) .NET
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
5 8 (24.24%) MVC
5 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 8 (24.24%) Analytics
6 7 (21.21%) Data Analytics
6 7 (21.21%) REST
6 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
6 7 (21.21%) Migration
6 7 (21.21%) SOAP
6 7 (21.21%) Web Services
6 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (18.18%) Oracle
7 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
7 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
7 6 (18.18%) Azure
7 6 (18.18%) Mobile Development
8 5 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
8 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
8 5 (15.15%) Vue.js
8 5 (15.15%) People Management
8 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
8 5 (15.15%) Symfony
8 5 (15.15%) Laravel

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 5 (15.15%) Kentico
2 2 (6.06%) Appian
2 2 (6.06%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.18%) Azure
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (42.42%) MySQL
2 5 (15.15%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (12.12%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
3 1 (3.03%) Local Government
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (45.45%) Developer
2 14 (42.42%) Software Developer
3 6 (18.18%) Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Data Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Data Migration Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Migration Consultant
3 6 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
4 5 (15.15%) DBA
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Developer
4 5 (15.15%) Lead Software Developer
5 4 (12.12%) Applications Support
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
6 3 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
7 2 (6.06%) Appian Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Architect
7 2 (6.06%) Graduate
8 1 (3.03%) Graduate Software Tester
8 1 (3.03%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) .NET
2 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET
2 8 (24.24%) ASP.NET MVC
3 7 (21.21%) REST
3 7 (21.21%) SOAP
3 7 (21.21%) Web Services
4 6 (18.18%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
5 5 (15.15%) CSS
5 5 (15.15%) Entity Framework
5 5 (15.15%) HTML
5 5 (15.15%) Laravel
5 5 (15.15%) Symfony
5 5 (15.15%) Vue.js
6 3 (9.09%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (9.09%) WCF
7 2 (6.06%) J2EE
7 2 (6.06%) JDBC
7 2 (6.06%) XML
7 2 (6.06%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 4 (12.12%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (24.24%) Analytics
1 8 (24.24%) MVC
2 7 (21.21%) Data Analytics
2 7 (21.21%) Data Migration
2 7 (21.21%) Migration
3 6 (18.18%) Mobile Development
3 6 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) Mentoring
4 5 (15.15%) People Management
4 5 (15.15%) Technical Analysis
5 4 (12.12%) ERP
6 3 (9.09%) BDD
6 3 (9.09%) Creative Thinking
6 3 (9.09%) Scrum
6 3 (9.09%) SOA
6 3 (9.09%) SOLID
6 3 (9.09%) TDD
6 3 (9.09%) Web Development
7 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 16 (48.48%) C#
2 12 (36.36%) JavaScript
3 11 (33.33%) SQL
4 5 (15.15%) PHP
5 4 (12.12%) Java
6 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 4 (12.12%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) VMware