Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 53 15 19
Rank change year-on-year -38 +4 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 37 39 56
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 4.99% 12.46% 10.37%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 16.82% 53.42% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 13 32
10th Percentile £24,175 " £34,550
25th Percentile £30,313 £22,750 £37,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £42,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% -20.00% +50.00%
75th Percentile £44,750 £47,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £56,750 " £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

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 220 73 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.65% 23.32% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 112 28 83
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £23,750
25th Percentile £32,500 £28,750 £33,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £57,250 £40,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +43.13% -15.79% +26.67%
75th Percentile £77,500 £47,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £60,250 £67,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +5.00%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -39 31 £36,500 +55.32% 13
County Armagh - 3 £25,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
4 16 (43.24%) Azure
5 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
6 13 (35.14%) SQL
7 12 (32.43%) .NET
7 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
8 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Web Development
8 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
8 10 (27.03%) Full Stack Development
9 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
9 9 (24.32%) Scrum
9 9 (24.32%) MySQL
10 8 (21.62%) Oracle
10 8 (21.62%) QA
10 8 (21.62%) User Stories
11 7 (18.92%) JIRA
11 7 (18.92%) DevOps
12 6 (16.22%) Clean Code
12 6 (16.22%) Selenium
12 6 (16.22%) WCF
12 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
12 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
12 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
12 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
12 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
13 5 (13.51%) MVC
13 5 (13.51%) Finance

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 1 (2.70%) Appian
1 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (2.70%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 16 (43.24%) Azure
2 4 (10.81%) SaaS
3 1 (2.70%) AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (2.70%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) MySQL
2 6 (16.22%) RDBMS
2 6 (16.22%) Relational Database
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.70%) DB2
6 1 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (27.03%) Git (software)
2 7 (18.92%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) Selenium
4 5 (13.51%) Appium
4 5 (13.51%) Postman
4 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 3 (8.11%) Bitbucket Server
5 3 (8.11%) Cucumber
5 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (8.11%) JUnit
6 1 (2.70%) CruiseControl
6 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
6 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Social Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
3 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 25 (67.57%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) Software Developer
3 6 (16.22%) .NET Developer
4 5 (13.51%) .NET Software Developer
4 5 (13.51%) Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) Data Analyst
4 5 (13.51%) QA Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Lead Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Lead Software Developer
5 4 (10.81%) Software Team Leader
5 4 (10.81%) Team Leader
6 3 (8.11%) Java Software Developer
6 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 2 (5.41%) Software Tester
7 2 (5.41%) Tester
8 1 (2.70%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.70%) Database Manager
8 1 (2.70%) QA Tester
8 1 (2.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (32.43%) .NET
1 12 (32.43%) ASP.NET
2 6 (16.22%) WCF
3 5 (13.51%) .NET Framework
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (13.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 5 (13.51%) jQuery
4 2 (5.41%) AngularJS
4 2 (5.41%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (2.70%) CSS
5 1 (2.70%) HTML
5 1 (2.70%) iBATIS
5 1 (2.70%) J2EE
5 1 (2.70%) JMS
5 1 (2.70%) Kafka
5 1 (2.70%) Spring
5 1 (2.70%) Spring Batch
5 1 (2.70%) Spring Integration
5 1 (2.70%) Web Services
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
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (27.03%) Full Stack Development
2 10 (27.03%) Software Testing
2 10 (27.03%) Web Development
3 9 (24.32%) Scrum
3 9 (24.32%) Software Engineering
4 8 (21.62%) User Stories
5 7 (18.92%) DevOps
6 6 (16.22%) Clean Code
6 6 (16.22%) Mentoring
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
6 6 (16.22%) Test Scripting
7 5 (13.51%) BDD
7 5 (13.51%) Computer Science
7 5 (13.51%) Creative Thinking
7 5 (13.51%) Manual Testing
7 5 (13.51%) MVC
7 5 (13.51%) SOA
7 5 (13.51%) SOLID
7 5 (13.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 25 (67.57%) C#
2 14 (37.84%) JavaScript
3 13 (35.14%) SQL
4 4 (10.81%) Java
5 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (2.70%) ES6
7 1 (2.70%) Java 8
7 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) ISTQB
2 2 (5.41%) Degree
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) Microsoft
2 8 (21.62%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) Xamarin
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