Period
to 17 October 2019

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 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 17 19 13
Rank change year-on-year +2 -6 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 56 51 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.31% 12.35% 16.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 34.15% 47.66% 49.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32 41 40
Northern Ireland median annual salary £52,500 £35,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% +13.82% -23.13%
10th Percentile £34,550 £24,750 £19,575
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%

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 164 107 149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.20% 25.91% 32.46%
Number of salaries quoted 82 71 77
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £23,750 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £68,002 £65,000 £70,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +4.17% +1.05%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 50 £52,500 +44.83% 15
County Londonderry +1 5 £75,000 +183.02% 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 36 (64.29%) C#
2 28 (50.00%) .NET
3 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (35.71%) SQL
5 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET
6 19 (33.93%) MVC
7 18 (32.14%) Azure
8 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
9 16 (28.57%) HTML
10 15 (26.79%) CSS
10 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (25.00%) .NET Core
12 12 (21.43%) Oracle
13 11 (19.64%) Entity Framework
13 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
14 10 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
14 10 (17.86%) DevOps
14 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
15 9 (16.07%) User Stories
15 9 (16.07%) Insurtech
16 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
16 8 (14.29%) AWS
16 8 (14.29%) Java
16 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 7 (12.50%) Scrum
17 7 (12.50%) Web Services
17 7 (12.50%) Windows
17 7 (12.50%) Linux

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 (7.14%) IIS
1 4 (7.14%) JBoss
1 4 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.57%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) Apache
4 1 (1.79%) Confluence
4 1 (1.79%) nginx
4 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.14%) Azure
2 8 (14.29%) AWS
3 4 (7.14%) Office 365
4 3 (5.36%) Power Platform
4 3 (5.36%) SaaS
5 2 (3.57%) Azure Functions
5 2 (3.57%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.57%) Serverless
6 1 (1.79%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) HTTP
1 2 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (1.79%) DNS
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 7 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (5.36%) Power BI
4 2 (3.57%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos Query Studio
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.79%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.79%) DataStage
5 1 (1.79%) DB2
5 1 (1.79%) DecisionStream
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.57%) JIRA
2 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) JSUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Moq
3 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
1 5 (8.93%) Retail
2 3 (5.36%) Public Sector
3 2 (3.57%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Front Office
4 1 (1.79%) Legal
4 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (67.86%) Developer
2 15 (26.79%) Software Developer
3 13 (23.21%) C# Developer
4 11 (19.64%) .NET Developer
5 10 (17.86%) Senior Developer
6 7 (12.50%) SQL Developer
7 5 (8.93%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (8.93%) SQL Server Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Applications Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Application Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Software Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Web Application Developer
8 4 (7.14%) C# Web Developer
8 4 (7.14%) React Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Senior C# Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
8 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Web Applications Developer
8 4 (7.14%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (50.00%) .NET
2 20 (35.71%) ASP.NET
3 16 (28.57%) HTML
4 15 (26.79%) ASP.NET MVC
4 15 (26.79%) CSS
5 14 (25.00%) .NET Core
6 11 (19.64%) .NET Framework
6 11 (19.64%) Entity Framework
7 8 (14.29%) AngularJS
8 7 (12.50%) REST
8 7 (12.50%) Web Services
9 4 (7.14%) React
9 4 (7.14%) Redux
9 4 (7.14%) Vue.js
10 3 (5.36%) EJB
10 3 (5.36%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (5.36%) jQuery
10 3 (5.36%) LINQ
10 3 (5.36%) Spring
10 3 (5.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) User Experience
4 4 (7.14%) Smart Energy
5 3 (5.36%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.57%) Cloud Native
6 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.79%) Replication
7 1 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.50%) Linux
1 7 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Unix
2 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.79%) CentOS
3 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (41.07%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.93%) MVC
3 10 (17.86%) DevOps
4 9 (16.07%) Insurtech
4 9 (16.07%) User Stories
5 7 (12.50%) Scrum
6 6 (10.71%) Analytics
6 6 (10.71%) Coaching
6 6 (10.71%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.71%) Software Engineering
7 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 4 (7.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.14%) Microservices
8 4 (7.14%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (7.14%) SOLID
8 4 (7.14%) TDD
9 3 (5.36%) Deployment Automation
9 3 (5.36%) IT Strategy
9 3 (5.36%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 36 (64.29%) C#
2 20 (35.71%) SQL
3 17 (30.36%) JavaScript
4 10 (17.86%) T-SQL
5 8 (14.29%) Java
6 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.57%) Java 8
7 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.57%) Scala
7 2 (3.57%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.79%) Go
8 1 (1.79%) Python
8 1 (1.79%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (7.14%) Degree
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.36%) Docker
2 3 (5.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Kubernetes
2 2 (3.57%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.79%) WMI
Vendors
1 26 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.43%) Oracle
3 4 (7.14%) VMware
4 3 (5.36%) Citrix
4 3 (5.36%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.79%) Cognos
5 1 (1.79%) Google
5 1 (1.79%) IBM
5 1 (1.79%) Jaspersoft
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.79%) SAP