Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 17 17 14
Rank change year-on-year 0 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 38 57 54
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.84% 10.48% 13.01%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.35% 35.85% 50.94%
Number of salaries quoted 13 36 42
Median annual salary £42,000 £53,750 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.86% +53.57% +14.75%
10th Percentile £22,750 £35,625 £24,900
90th Percentile £47,500 £64,375 £54,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% 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 74 159 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.05% 29.23% 25.54%
Number of salaries quoted 30 80 73
Median annual salary £38,750 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.42% +26.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £59,250 £67,875 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +4.17%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -1 29 £23,500 -55.24% 5
County Tyrone - 4 £45,000 - 1
County Londonderry +2 3 £55,000 -26.67% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 23 (60.53%) C#
2 21 (55.26%) .NET
3 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 18 (47.37%) .NET Framework
5 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 16 (42.11%) MVC
6 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 13 (34.21%) Kentico
6 13 (34.21%) Entity Framework
6 13 (34.21%) Technical Analysis
7 10 (26.32%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (18.42%) MySQL
9 7 (18.42%) Azure
10 6 (15.79%) Analytics
10 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
10 6 (15.79%) TDD
10 6 (15.79%) Scrum
11 5 (13.16%) Migration
11 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
11 5 (13.16%) HTML
11 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
11 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
11 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
11 5 (13.16%) Vue.js
11 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
12 4 (10.53%) PowerShell

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 13 (34.21%) Kentico
2 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (7.89%) IIS
3 2 (5.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (18.42%) Azure
2 3 (7.89%) AWS
2 3 (7.89%) G Suite
2 3 (7.89%) GCP
3 1 (2.63%) IaaS
3 1 (2.63%) PaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.89%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.63%) Power BI
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.89%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (10.53%) Manufacturing
2 3 (7.89%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Developer
2 18 (47.37%) Software Developer
3 7 (18.42%) .NET Developer
4 6 (15.79%) .NET Software Developer
4 6 (15.79%) DBA
5 5 (13.16%) C# Developer
5 5 (13.16%) C# Software Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Data Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Data Migration Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Migration Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Applications Support
6 4 (10.53%) Oracle Applications DBA
6 4 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
7 2 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Developer
7 2 (5.26%) Lead Software Developer
8 1 (2.63%) Administrator
8 1 (2.63%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (55.26%) .NET
2 19 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 18 (47.37%) .NET Framework
4 16 (42.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (34.21%) Entity Framework
6 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
6 5 (13.16%) HTML
6 5 (13.16%) Vue.js
7 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (7.89%) Natural Language Processing
7 3 (7.89%) React
7 3 (7.89%) TensorFlow
7 3 (7.89%) WCF
8 2 (5.26%) CSS
8 2 (5.26%) jQuery
8 2 (5.26%) JSON
8 2 (5.26%) Laravel
8 2 (5.26%) REST
8 2 (5.26%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.89%) N-Tier
3 2 (5.26%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 4 (10.53%) Linux
2 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
2 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (42.11%) MVC
2 13 (34.21%) Technical Analysis
3 8 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Analytics
4 6 (15.79%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) TDD
5 5 (13.16%) Data Analytics
5 5 (13.16%) Data Migration
5 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 5 (13.16%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) ERP
6 4 (10.53%) Machine Learning
6 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (7.89%) Creative Thinking
7 3 (7.89%) Mobile Development
7 3 (7.89%) Project Delivery
7 3 (7.89%) Robotic Process Automation
7 3 (7.89%) SOLID
7 3 (7.89%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) C#
2 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 10 (26.32%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Java
3 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (10.53%) Python
4 3 (7.89%) Google Apps Script
4 3 (7.89%) VB.NET
4 3 (7.89%) VBA
5 2 (5.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Kibana
Vendors
1 19 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle
3 3 (7.89%) Automation Anywhere
3 3 (7.89%) Blue Prism
3 3 (7.89%) Google
3 3 (7.89%) UiPath
4 1 (2.63%) VMware