Period
to 5 July 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 5 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
5 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 14 32 15
Rank change year-on-year +18 -17 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 52 49 51
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.81% 7.69% 12.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.09% 23.79% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 44
Median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +30.43% -8.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,875 £44,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% 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 88 206 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 21.67% 32.34% 29.10%
Number of salaries quoted 27 113 76
Median annual salary £45,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +26.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £27,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +5.26%

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 5 July 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 5 July 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 +20 43 £46,000 +2.22% 5
County Londonderry +7 6 - -
Newry - 3 £40,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 5 July 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 34 (65.38%) C#
2 31 (59.62%) .NET
3 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
4 22 (42.31%) .NET Framework
5 19 (36.54%) SQL
6 17 (32.69%) Azure
7 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
8 15 (28.85%) Degree
9 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET
10 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (25.00%) TDD
10 13 (25.00%) AWS
10 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
11 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
12 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (19.23%) Python
12 10 (19.23%) Continuous Deployment
13 9 (17.31%) DevOps
13 9 (17.31%) GCP
13 9 (17.31%) HTML
13 9 (17.31%) Kanban
13 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
14 8 (15.38%) Oracle
14 8 (15.38%) MVC
15 7 (13.46%) Windows
15 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
15 7 (13.46%) Mentoring

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 (11.54%) Kentico
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.77%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.77%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.69%) Azure
2 13 (25.00%) AWS
3 9 (17.31%) GCP
4 4 (7.69%) PaaS
5 3 (5.77%) G Suite
6 1 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) SSL
2 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.46%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.54%) Amazon Aurora
4 6 (11.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 6 (11.54%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.92%) MySQL
8 1 (1.92%) Power BI
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.92%) Appium
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
3 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (11.54%) Retail
2 4 (7.69%) Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Investment Banking
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Developer
2 22 (42.31%) .NET Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Software Developer
4 7 (13.46%) .NET Software Developer
4 7 (13.46%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
5 6 (11.54%) Python Developer
5 6 (11.54%) Python Developer - Fintech
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Senior Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Service Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.77%) DBA
7 3 (5.77%) SQL DBA
8 2 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
9 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (59.62%) .NET
2 22 (42.31%) .NET Framework
3 14 (26.92%) ASP.NET
4 13 (25.00%) Entity Framework
5 9 (17.31%) HTML
6 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (11.54%) CSS
7 6 (11.54%) Django
7 6 (11.54%) Flask
7 6 (11.54%) jQuery
8 5 (9.62%) AngularJS
8 5 (9.62%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (9.62%) JSON
9 4 (7.69%) Node.js
10 3 (5.77%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (5.77%) Natural Language Processing
10 3 (5.77%) React
10 3 (5.77%) TensorFlow
10 3 (5.77%) Vue.js
11 2 (3.85%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) User Experience
3 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.85%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.85%) Robotics
5 1 (1.92%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Windows
2 4 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (25.00%) TDD
2 12 (23.08%) Computer Science
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Deployment
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (17.31%) DevOps
4 9 (17.31%) Kanban
5 8 (15.38%) Mathematics
5 8 (15.38%) MVC
6 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
7 6 (11.54%) Analytics
7 6 (11.54%) API Design
7 6 (11.54%) Extreme Programming
7 6 (11.54%) Fintech
7 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (11.54%) Technical Analysis
7 6 (11.54%) Technical Debt
7 6 (11.54%) Time Management
7 6 (11.54%) Trunk-Based Development
8 5 (9.62%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 34 (65.38%) C#
2 19 (36.54%) SQL
3 15 (28.85%) JavaScript
4 10 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (9.62%) VBA
6 4 (7.69%) Java
6 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.77%) Google Apps Script
7 3 (5.77%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Degree
2 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (5.77%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.77%) HND
4 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.85%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) Kibana
Vendors
1 23 (44.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.38%) Oracle
3 4 (7.69%) Google
4 3 (5.77%) Automation Anywhere
4 3 (5.77%) Blue Prism
4 3 (5.77%) UiPath
5 1 (1.92%) Xamarin