Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 14 14
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 47 53 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.75% 12.83% 11.72%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.34% 39.55% 44.74%
Number of salaries quoted 38 44 29
Northern Ireland median annual salary £34,000 £34,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.45% -13.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,300 £21,400 £28,700
90th Percentile £51,500 £48,750 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
% change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%

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 111 134 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 27.75% 32.45% 26.21%
Number of salaries quoted 66 100 65
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -7.89%
10th Percentile £26,125 £21,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £58,125 £72,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -8 39 £34,000 +11.48% 16
County Armagh +9 5 £40,000 -
County Londonderry - 4 £26,500 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 27 (57.45%) C#
2 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 20 (42.55%) .NET
4 18 (38.30%) ASP.NET
5 16 (34.04%) SQL
5 16 (34.04%) MVC
6 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
7 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 10 (21.28%) TDD
9 10 (21.28%) Web Development
9 10 (21.28%) Oracle
9 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
9 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET Web API
10 9 (19.15%) Finance
11 8 (17.02%) HTML
11 8 (17.02%) Windows
11 8 (17.02%) WCF
11 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
12 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
12 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (14.89%) Systems Analysis
12 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
12 7 (14.89%) Linux
12 7 (14.89%) Java
12 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
13 6 (12.77%) CSS
13 6 (12.77%) OO

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 4 (8.51%) IIS
2 3 (6.38%) GlassFish
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.26%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.13%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Office 365
3 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.51%) SaaS
4 3 (6.38%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.13%) Azure Functions
5 1 (2.13%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) npm
5 1 (2.13%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Serverless
5 1 (2.13%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 5 (10.64%) Power BI
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.51%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (4.26%) Hadoop
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.13%) Big Data
6 1 (2.13%) Hazelcast
6 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) QlikView
6 1 (2.13%) Redis
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (21.28%) Git (software)
2 7 (14.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (14.89%) Visual Studio
3 5 (10.64%) JIRA
3 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
4 3 (6.38%) JUnit
4 3 (6.38%) Subversion
5 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (2.13%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (2.13%) gulp
6 1 (2.13%) Maven
6 1 (2.13%) Mockito
6 1 (2.13%) RStudio
6 1 (2.13%) Selenium
6 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Law
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (68.09%) Developer
2 16 (34.04%) Software Developer
3 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.02%) C# Developer
5 4 (8.51%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Administrator
6 3 (6.38%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.38%) C# Software Developer
6 3 (6.38%) DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.38%) Java Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) MySQL DBA
7 2 (4.26%) Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Azure Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SharePoint Developer
7 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
7 2 (4.26%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (4.26%) SSIS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (42.55%) .NET
2 18 (38.30%) ASP.NET
3 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
5 8 (17.02%) HTML
5 8 (17.02%) WCF
6 7 (14.89%) .NET Framework
6 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
7 6 (12.77%) CSS
8 4 (8.51%) JSON
9 3 (6.38%) Ajax
9 3 (6.38%) HTML5
10 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
10 2 (4.26%) Java EE
10 2 (4.26%) jQuery
10 2 (4.26%) React
10 2 (4.26%) REST
10 2 (4.26%) Spring
10 2 (4.26%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Replication
3 3 (6.38%) Clustering
4 2 (4.26%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.13%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.13%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.02%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) Linux
3 3 (6.38%) Android
3 3 (6.38%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (34.04%) MVC
2 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (21.28%) TDD
3 10 (21.28%) Web Development
4 7 (14.89%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (12.77%) OO
5 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (12.77%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) SOLID
6 5 (10.64%) BDD
7 4 (8.51%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (8.51%) DevOps
7 4 (8.51%) Migration
7 4 (8.51%) OOD
7 4 (8.51%) Product Management
7 4 (8.51%) SOA
8 3 (6.38%) Collaborative Working
8 3 (6.38%) High Availability
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (57.45%) C#
2 16 (34.04%) SQL
3 15 (31.91%) JavaScript
4 7 (14.89%) Java
5 4 (8.51%) PowerShell
5 4 (8.51%) TypeScript
6 3 (6.38%) Python
6 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
6 3 (6.38%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.13%) ES6
7 1 (2.13%) Java 8
7 1 (2.13%) Ruby
7 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.13%) VB
7 1 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Degree
2 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.26%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.13%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.13%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) Ansible
1 1 (2.13%) logstash
1 1 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.13%) Puppet
1 1 (2.13%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.28%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Nintex
3 2 (4.26%) Tableau
3 2 (4.26%) VMware
4 1 (2.13%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Cognos
4 1 (2.13%) FXall
4 1 (2.13%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Reuters