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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 May 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 27 28 13
Rank change year-on-year +1 -15 +12
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 54 32 66
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 8.14% 8.60% 13.44%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.92% 26.89% 60.00%
Number of salaries quoted 23 26 32
10th Percentile £29,450 £22,750 £35,500
25th Percentile £33,125 £27,500 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £34,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +15.94% -31.00% +20.48%
75th Percentile £56,250 £47,500 £57,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £51,250 £62,000
UK median annual salary £54,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +8.00% - +5.26%

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 104 119 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 15.69% 31.99% 22.40%
Number of salaries quoted 43 70 52
10th Percentile £29,300 £27,500 £27,050
25th Percentile £34,625 £31,063 £34,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £41,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +3.75% -20.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £56,250 £49,375 £57,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £61,250 £61,125
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% +3.96%

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 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim +6 49 £36,500 +5.80% 8
County Londonderry - 2 £40,250 -
Newry - 1 £57,500 -
County Down - 1 £57,500 - 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 (66.67%) C#
1 36 (66.67%) .NET
2 30 (55.56%) Azure
3 28 (51.85%) ASP.NET
4 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 26 (48.15%) Full Stack Development
6 24 (44.44%) Agile
7 23 (42.59%) Git (software)
7 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
8 20 (37.04%) WCF
8 20 (37.04%) AngularJS
9 18 (33.33%) SaaS
9 18 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
10 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 17 (31.48%) DevOps
10 17 (31.48%) jQuery
10 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
11 16 (29.63%) Information Management
11 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 16 (29.63%) Hibernate
11 16 (29.63%) SQL
11 16 (29.63%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (24.07%) .NET Core
13 11 (20.37%) Web Development
14 9 (16.67%) MVC
14 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
14 9 (16.67%) Social Skills
15 8 (14.81%) Clean Code
15 8 (14.81%) Oracle
15 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework

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 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.70%) IIS
2 2 (3.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (1.85%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.85%) CMS
3 1 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.85%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.85%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.85%) SAP IBP
1 1 (1.85%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 30 (55.56%) Azure
2 18 (33.33%) SaaS
3 5 (9.26%) Microsoft 365
4 3 (5.56%) AWS
5 2 (3.70%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.85%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.85%) Cloud Functions
6 1 (1.85%) Datadog
6 1 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.85%) GCP
6 1 (1.85%) Power Automate
6 1 (1.85%) PowerApps
6 1 (1.85%) Serverless
6 1 (1.85%) Snowflake
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.41%) HTTP
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 3 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.70%) Big Data
4 2 (3.70%) MySQL
4 2 (3.70%) Power BI
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) MS Access
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.85%) Parquet
5 1 (1.85%) Power Query
5 1 (1.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 23 (42.59%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.85%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.85%) Moq
4 1 (1.85%) MSTest
4 1 (1.85%) NUnit
4 1 (1.85%) SonarQube
General
1 9 (16.67%) Social Skills
2 4 (7.41%) Wearables
3 3 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.70%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.70%) Marketing
4 2 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.85%) Law
5 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
5 1 (1.85%) Tech for Good
Job Titles
1 41 (75.93%) Developer
2 22 (40.74%) .NET Developer
3 17 (31.48%) C# Developer
4 16 (29.63%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (27.78%) Software Developer
6 5 (9.26%) .NET Software Developer
7 4 (7.41%) DBA
7 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
8 3 (5.56%) Java Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Java Scala Developer
9 2 (3.70%) Scala Developer
9 2 (3.70%) SQL DBA
10 1 (1.85%) .NET Web Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Data Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) IT Architect
10 1 (1.85%) SAP Basis Administrator
10 1 (1.85%) Senior C# Developer
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (66.67%) .NET
2 28 (51.85%) ASP.NET
3 20 (37.04%) AngularJS
3 20 (37.04%) WCF
4 17 (31.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 17 (31.48%) jQuery
5 16 (29.63%) Hibernate
6 13 (24.07%) .NET Core
7 8 (14.81%) .NET Framework
8 7 (12.96%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (7.41%) Blazor
9 4 (7.41%) CSS
9 4 (7.41%) HTML
9 4 (7.41%) JSON
9 4 (7.41%) REST
9 4 (7.41%) RESTful
9 4 (7.41%) XML
10 2 (3.70%) Akka
10 2 (3.70%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (3.70%) Replication
2 1 (1.85%) Analytical Mindset
2 1 (1.85%) Derivative
2 1 (1.85%) Educational Technology
2 1 (1.85%) e-Learning
2 1 (1.85%) Equities
2 1 (1.85%) Fixed Income
2 1 (1.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (12.96%) Windows
2 4 (7.41%) Linux
2 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.70%) Android
3 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (48.15%) Full Stack Development
2 24 (44.44%) Agile
3 18 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 17 (31.48%) DevOps
4 17 (31.48%) Software Testing
5 16 (29.63%) Information Management
6 11 (20.37%) Web Development
7 9 (16.67%) MVC
8 8 (14.81%) Clean Code
9 6 (11.11%) CI/CD
10 5 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
10 5 (9.26%) SOLID
10 5 (9.26%) TDD
10 5 (9.26%) Time Management
11 4 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (7.41%) Data Modelling
11 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (7.41%) OOP
11 4 (7.41%) Scrum
11 4 (7.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 36 (66.67%) C#
2 27 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 16 (29.63%) SQL
4 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
5 5 (9.26%) Python
6 4 (7.41%) Java
7 3 (5.56%) MATLAB
7 3 (5.56%) R
7 3 (5.56%) Scala
7 3 (5.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (1.85%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) Accessibility
2 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
System Software
1 16 (29.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 16 (29.63%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (7.41%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.81%) Oracle
3 5 (9.26%) Citrix
3 5 (9.26%) VMware
4 1 (1.85%) Ariba
4 1 (1.85%) Databricks
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec
4 1 (1.85%) Veeam