Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 14 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 -7 +13
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 51 54 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.66% 11.39% 20.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 42.15% 39.71% 56.98%
Number of salaries quoted 50 49 28
Northern Ireland median annual salary £36,250 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.33% - +22.95%
10th Percentile £27,150 £24,150 £28,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £55,000 £42,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%

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 121 136 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.02% 28.69% 35.68%
Number of salaries quoted 83 110 54
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £27,300 £26,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £58,825 £47,125
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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -4 30 £32,500 -11.56% 15
County Armagh - 7 £40,000 - 1
County Tyrone +6 6 £31,250 -16.67%
County Down - 6 £40,000 - 1
County Londonderry -3 1 £50,000 +156.41%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 28 (54.90%) C#
2 27 (52.94%) .NET
3 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 17 (33.33%) SQL
4 17 (33.33%) MVC
5 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
6 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
8 12 (23.53%) Finance
8 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
8 12 (23.53%) TDD
8 12 (23.53%) Web Development
9 11 (21.57%) Degree
10 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
10 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
11 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
11 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
11 9 (17.65%) HTML
11 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
12 8 (15.69%) CSS
12 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
12 8 (15.69%) Product Management
13 7 (13.73%) RESTful
13 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (13.73%) JIRA
13 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (13.73%) BDD
13 7 (13.73%) KnockoutJS
13 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
13 7 (13.73%) Twitter Bootstrap

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 (11.76%) Apache Airflow
1 6 (11.76%) Luigi
2 2 (3.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.96%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.96%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) Firewall
1 1 (1.96%) FIX Connectivity
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) LAN
1 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2016
2 6 (11.76%) Azkaban
2 6 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 5 (9.80%) Looker
4 4 (7.84%) Power BI
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (3.92%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.92%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (3.92%) MySQL
6 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Cognos Report Studio
7 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.96%) Hazelcast
7 1 (1.96%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Visual Studio Team System
2 8 (15.69%) Visual Studio
3 7 (13.73%) JIRA
4 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 6 (11.76%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (7.84%) Subversion
6 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (1.96%) JUnit
7 1 (1.96%) Mockito
7 1 (1.96%) MSTest
7 1 (1.96%) NUnit
7 1 (1.96%) RStudio
7 1 (1.96%) Selenium
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.88%) Prime Brokerage
4 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 37 (72.55%) Developer
2 20 (39.22%) Software Developer
3 12 (23.53%) .NET Developer
4 8 (15.69%) C# Developer
5 6 (11.76%) C# Software Developer
6 4 (7.84%) Data Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Analyst
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) C# .NET Developer
8 2 (3.92%) DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.92%) WPF Developer
9 1 (1.96%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Data Analytics Consultant
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 1 (1.96%) SQL BI Developer
9 1 (1.96%) SSIS Developer
9 1 (1.96%) SSRS Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (52.94%) .NET
2 16 (31.37%) ASP.NET
3 10 (19.61%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (17.65%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (17.65%) HTML
5 8 (15.69%) CSS
6 7 (13.73%) AngularJS
6 7 (13.73%) KnockoutJS
6 7 (13.73%) RESTful
6 7 (13.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (11.76%) Ajax
7 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 6 (11.76%) JSON
7 6 (11.76%) WCF
8 3 (5.88%) Entity Framework
8 3 (5.88%) Web Services
9 2 (3.92%) Pandas
9 2 (3.92%) REST
9 2 (3.92%) SQLAlchemy
9 2 (3.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.73%) Greenfield Project
2 6 (11.76%) Tandem
3 5 (9.80%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.92%) Fintech
5 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Windows
2 2 (3.92%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.96%) Android
3 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.96%) Linux
3 1 (1.96%) Unix
3 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) MVC
2 14 (27.45%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (25.49%) Business Intelligence
4 12 (23.53%) TDD
4 12 (23.53%) Web Development
5 9 (17.65%) Systems Analysis
6 8 (15.69%) Product Management
7 7 (13.73%) BDD
8 6 (11.76%) Web Application Development
8 6 (11.76%) Workflow
8 6 (11.76%) Workflow Management
9 5 (9.80%) Analytics
9 5 (9.80%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.84%) Data Modelling
10 4 (7.84%) Test Automation
11 3 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
11 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (5.88%) Investment Management
11 3 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) C#
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 12 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) Python
5 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.88%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.88%) VBA
7 2 (3.92%) Java
7 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) VB
8 1 (1.96%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (21.57%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.92%) HNC
2 2 (3.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle
3 1 (1.96%) BT
3 1 (1.96%) Capita
3 1 (1.96%) Cognos
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Radianz
3 1 (1.96%) Tableau
3 1 (1.96%) Xamarin