Period
to 15 February 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 15 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 21 13 15
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -11
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 72 81 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 10.59% 17.23% 10.48%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 30.38% 54.00% 44.00%
Number of salaries quoted 42 51 43
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £22,350
90th Percentile £53,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +1.15%

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 237 150 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 34.85% 31.91% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 131 78 83
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £38,750 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.68% +7.64% +2.86%
10th Percentile £27,500 £24,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £54,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,095 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.41% +2.11% +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 15 February 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 15 February 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 -9 71 £37,500 +7.14% 15
County Londonderry -7 1 - - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 15 February 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 51 (70.83%) SQL
2 49 (68.06%) C#
3 36 (50.00%) .NET
4 34 (47.22%) ASP.NET
5 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
5 30 (41.67%) CSS
6 29 (40.28%) HTML
7 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
7 26 (36.11%) MVC
8 25 (34.72%) jQuery
9 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
10 20 (27.78%) .NET Framework
10 20 (27.78%) Degree
11 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (22.22%) Analytics
13 15 (20.83%) HTML5
13 15 (20.83%) Computer Science
14 14 (19.44%) WCF
14 14 (19.44%) Scrum
15 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (18.06%) TDD
16 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (16.67%) Oracle
16 12 (16.67%) Entity Framework
16 12 (16.67%) AngularJS
17 11 (15.28%) Enterprise Software
17 11 (15.28%) XML
17 11 (15.28%) XSL
17 11 (15.28%) 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 5 (6.94%) IIS
1 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.17%) CMS
2 3 (4.17%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.94%) PaaS
2 5 (6.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.39%) npm
3 1 (1.39%) Office 365
3 1 (1.39%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.78%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.39%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.39%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.39%) JUnit
4 1 (1.39%) Maven
4 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
1 6 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.39%) Front Office
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Job Titles
1 58 (80.56%) Developer
2 25 (34.72%) Software Developer
3 18 (25.00%) C# Developer
4 17 (23.61%) .NET Developer
4 17 (23.61%) C# Software Developer
5 11 (15.28%) .NET Software Developer
5 11 (15.28%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (11.11%) Full Stack Developer
7 7 (9.72%) DBA
7 7 (9.72%) Java Developer
7 7 (9.72%) SQL DBA
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
8 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 6 (8.33%) ETL Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) ETL Developer
8 6 (8.33%) SSIS Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
9 3 (4.17%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (50.00%) .NET
2 34 (47.22%) ASP.NET
3 30 (41.67%) CSS
4 29 (40.28%) HTML
5 25 (34.72%) jQuery
6 21 (29.17%) ASP.NET MVC
7 20 (27.78%) .NET Framework
8 15 (20.83%) HTML5
9 14 (19.44%) WCF
10 12 (16.67%) AngularJS
10 12 (16.67%) Entity Framework
11 11 (15.28%) XML
11 11 (15.28%) XSL
12 8 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 7 (9.72%) Web Services
14 6 (8.33%) Java EE
15 5 (6.94%) ASP.NET Core
15 5 (6.94%) CSS3
15 5 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
16 4 (5.56%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.28%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.94%) Replication
5 3 (4.17%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) Windows
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (36.11%) MVC
2 18 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (22.22%) Analytics
4 15 (20.83%) Computer Science
5 14 (19.44%) Scrum
6 13 (18.06%) TDD
7 12 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (15.28%) Data Modelling
8 11 (15.28%) Kanban
8 11 (15.28%) Refactoring
8 11 (15.28%) Software Engineering
9 8 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
10 7 (9.72%) OO
11 6 (8.33%) Data Analysis
11 6 (8.33%) Data Architecture
11 6 (8.33%) Data Integration
11 6 (8.33%) ETL
11 6 (8.33%) OOD
11 6 (8.33%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (70.83%) SQL
2 49 (68.06%) C#
3 30 (41.67%) JavaScript
4 9 (12.50%) Java
5 6 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.78%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.78%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) ES6
7 1 (1.39%) Java 8
7 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.39%) Python
7 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Degree
2 6 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
1 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
1 1 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) MOM
Vendors
1 26 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (4.17%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix
4 1 (1.39%) Dell
4 1 (1.39%) EMC
4 1 (1.39%) VMware