Period
to 21 July 2017

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 21 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 7 25
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -21
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 51 53 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.18% 17.55% 11.38%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 35.92% 56.99% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 42 35 20
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +28.00% -4.58%
10th Percentile £26,250 £28,000 £18,950
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £41,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.28%

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next 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 and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 142 93 94
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 31.14% 30.79% 38.21%
Number of salaries quoted 104 69 50
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £52,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 2017. 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 -10 43 £34,000 -15.00% 4
County Tyrone - 5 £37,500 -
County Down - 3 £45,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2017, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 32 (62.75%) .NET
2 31 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (60.78%) C#
3 30 (58.82%) SQL
4 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET
5 17 (33.33%) Windows
5 17 (33.33%) WPF
6 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
7 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
8 12 (23.53%) Silverlight
8 12 (23.53%) Web Services
8 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 11 (21.57%) MVC
9 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
10 10 (19.61%) HTML
10 10 (19.61%) Degree
11 9 (17.65%) CSS
11 9 (17.65%) SDLC
12 8 (15.69%) Oracle
12 8 (15.69%) Java
12 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
12 8 (15.69%) ERP
12 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (15.69%) WCF
13 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
13 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (11.76%) Finance
14 6 (11.76%) VMware
14 6 (11.76%) WinForms

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 3 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (5.88%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) SAN
1 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Relational Database
2 8 (15.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (7.84%) Big Data
5 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (3.92%) SSDT
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) CruiseControl
1 3 (5.88%) NUnit
1 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) MSBuild
2 2 (3.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
2 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.88%) Retail
4 2 (3.92%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 32 (62.75%) Developer
2 21 (41.18%) .NET Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Software Developer
4 6 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Applications Developer
4 6 (11.76%) C# Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (11.76%) Xamarin Developer
5 4 (7.84%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Consultant
5 4 (7.84%) DBA
5 4 (7.84%) Technical Consultant
6 3 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (5.88%) Head of IT
6 3 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
7 2 (3.92%) Lead Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Developer
7 2 (3.92%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (62.75%) .NET
2 20 (39.22%) ASP.NET
3 17 (33.33%) WPF
4 15 (29.41%) .NET Framework
5 13 (25.49%) AngularJS
6 12 (23.53%) Silverlight
6 12 (23.53%) Web Services
7 10 (19.61%) HTML
8 9 (17.65%) CSS
9 8 (15.69%) WCF
10 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (11.76%) Entity Framework
10 6 (11.76%) Sass
10 6 (11.76%) WinForms
11 5 (9.80%) jQuery
11 5 (9.80%) SOAP
12 4 (7.84%) REST
12 4 (7.84%) Spring
12 4 (7.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 3 (5.88%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Mobile App
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Smart Energy
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (33.33%) Windows
2 6 (11.76%) Android
2 6 (11.76%) Apple iOS
2 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) MVC
2 9 (17.65%) SDLC
3 8 (15.69%) ERP
4 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.73%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (11.76%) Android Development
5 6 (11.76%) iOS Development
5 6 (11.76%) Mobile Development
5 6 (11.76%) MVVM
6 4 (7.84%) Migration
6 4 (7.84%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.88%) Front End Development
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.92%) Data Cleansing
8 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.92%) Data Protection
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 31 (60.78%) C#
2 30 (58.82%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 8 (15.69%) Java
4 8 (15.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.84%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.92%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.96%) Scala
7 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (19.61%) Degree
2 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) HNC
4 3 (5.88%) HND
5 2 (3.92%) MCSA
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
2 4 (7.84%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.92%) XenServer
4 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (60.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Oracle
3 6 (11.76%) VMware
3 6 (11.76%) Xamarin
4 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 2 (3.92%) Cisco
5 2 (3.92%) Forcepoint
5 2 (3.92%) IBM
5 2 (3.92%) Sophos
5 2 (3.92%) Veeam
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