Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 34 8 22
Rank change year-on-year -26 +14 -9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 28 80 78
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.80% 14.34% 10.28%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.93% 55.17% 28.78%
Number of salaries quoted 24 49 40
10th Percentile £22,750 £38,000 £26,250
25th Percentile £27,500 £42,500 £34,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £50,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% +10.34%
75th Percentile £47,500 £62,500 £51,250
90th Percentile £51,250 £65,000 £55,125
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £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 117 145 271
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.59% 25.99% 35.70%
Number of salaries quoted 76 82 152
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,250 £35,938 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £46,250 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.51% -2.63% +26.67%
75th Percentile £47,500 £60,000 £51,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £64,750 £60,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -16 26 £37,500 -31.82% 13
County Armagh - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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 16 (57.14%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 14 (50.00%) MySQL
4 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (32.14%) .NET
5 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
5 9 (32.14%) REST
6 8 (28.57%) Azure
6 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
7 7 (25.00%) SOAP
7 7 (25.00%) Web Services
7 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
8 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
9 5 (17.86%) Analytics
9 5 (17.86%) TypeScript
9 5 (17.86%) DevOps
9 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
9 5 (17.86%) People Management
9 5 (17.86%) Mobile Development
9 5 (17.86%) Vue.js
9 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (17.86%) Laravel
9 5 (17.86%) Symfony
9 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (17.86%) CSS
9 5 (17.86%) PHP
9 5 (17.86%) HTML
10 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
10 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling

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 2 (7.14%) Appian
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) Azure
2 3 (10.71%) GitHub
2 3 (10.71%) Power Platform
3 2 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.57%) PaaS
4 1 (3.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (50.00%) MySQL
2 5 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (10.71%) MongoDB
3 3 (10.71%) Power BI
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (7.14%) Data Lake
4 2 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (3.57%) QlikView
5 1 (3.57%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (3.57%) Appium
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Postman
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
1 2 (7.14%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 10 (35.71%) Software Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 5 (17.86%) Lead Developer
3 5 (17.86%) Lead Software Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) SQL Data Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Backend Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Appian Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Power BI Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Report Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (3.57%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (32.14%) .NET
1 9 (32.14%) REST
2 7 (25.00%) SOAP
2 7 (25.00%) Web Services
3 6 (21.43%) AngularJS
4 5 (17.86%) CSS
4 5 (17.86%) HTML
4 5 (17.86%) Laravel
4 5 (17.86%) Symfony
4 5 (17.86%) Vue.js
5 4 (14.29%) Node.js
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Framework
6 2 (7.14%) Ajax
6 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (7.14%) Entity Framework
6 2 (7.14%) JMS
6 2 (7.14%) Redux
6 2 (7.14%) WSDL
6 2 (7.14%) XML
6 2 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.57%) Cloud Native
1 1 (3.57%) Internet of Things
1 1 (3.57%) Mobile App
1 1 (3.57%) Renewable Energy
1 1 (3.57%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Analytics
3 5 (17.86%) DevOps
3 5 (17.86%) Mentoring
3 5 (17.86%) Mobile Development
3 5 (17.86%) People Management
4 4 (14.29%) Data Analytics
4 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 4 (14.29%) Data Modelling
4 4 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
5 3 (10.71%) SDLC
5 3 (10.71%) Test Automation
6 2 (7.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (7.14%) Data Visualisation
6 2 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 2 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) C#
2 15 (53.57%) SQL
3 9 (32.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.86%) PHP
4 5 (17.86%) TypeScript
5 3 (10.71%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (7.14%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle
2 2 (7.14%) Xamarin