Period
to 20 June 2018

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 20 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 16 5
Rank change year-on-year 0 -11 +18
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 46 51 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.11% 10.49% 19.50%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 41.44% 35.66% 55.00%
Number of salaries quoted 39 46 36
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +16.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £43,000 £49,375 £52,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 111 143 100
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 29.21% 29.42% 35.46%
Number of salaries quoted 69 112 72
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% -7.28%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £27,550
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 20 June 2018.

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 20 June 2018. 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 -2 35 £33,250 -5.00% 7
County Armagh - 7 £40,000 -
County Tyrone +3 2 £36,250 -3.33%
County Londonderry -3 2 - - 2
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, 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 29 (63.04%) C#
2 20 (43.48%) .NET
3 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 18 (39.13%) MVC
4 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
4 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (30.43%) Web Development
6 13 (28.26%) Visual Studio
6 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
6 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (26.09%) SQL
7 12 (26.09%) HTML
8 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 11 (23.91%) JIRA
8 11 (23.91%) Systems Analysis
8 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
8 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio Team System
9 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
9 10 (21.74%) CSS
10 9 (19.57%) TDD
10 9 (19.57%) Oracle
10 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
10 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (19.57%) Product Management
10 9 (19.57%) WCF
10 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
11 8 (17.39%) JSON
11 8 (17.39%) Ajax
11 8 (17.39%) Finance
12 7 (15.22%) Power BI

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 (8.70%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) GlassFish
2 2 (4.35%) JBoss
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Airflow
3 1 (2.17%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.17%) Luigi
3 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) Office 365
2 3 (6.52%) SaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
3 1 (2.17%) PaaS
3 1 (2.17%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (15.22%) Power BI
3 6 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (10.87%) Relational Database
4 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.52%) MySQL
7 2 (4.35%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
7 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (2.17%) Azkaban
8 1 (2.17%) Hazelcast
8 1 (2.17%) Looker
8 1 (2.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (2.17%) Redis
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Visual Studio
2 11 (23.91%) Git (software)
2 11 (23.91%) JIRA
2 11 (23.91%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (19.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (8.70%) Subversion
5 3 (6.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (4.35%) JUnit
6 2 (4.35%) Selenium
7 1 (2.17%) CA Release Automation
7 1 (2.17%) gulp
7 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
7 1 (2.17%) Mockito
7 1 (2.17%) MSTest
7 1 (2.17%) NUnit
7 1 (2.17%) RStudio
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Back Office
2 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (78.26%) Developer
2 20 (43.48%) Software Developer
3 10 (21.74%) .NET Developer
4 8 (17.39%) C# Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 3 (6.52%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) .NET Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Azure Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Java Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (2.17%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Operations Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) .NET
2 13 (28.26%) ASP.NET
3 12 (26.09%) HTML
4 10 (21.74%) ASP.NET MVC
4 10 (21.74%) CSS
5 9 (19.57%) ASP.NET Web API
5 9 (19.57%) WCF
6 8 (17.39%) Ajax
6 8 (17.39%) JSON
7 6 (13.04%) .NET Framework
7 6 (13.04%) AngularJS
7 6 (13.04%) Entity Framework
8 3 (6.52%) Web Services
9 2 (4.35%) HTML5
9 2 (4.35%) Java EE
10 1 (2.17%) iBATIS
10 1 (2.17%) LINQ
10 1 (2.17%) RESTful
10 1 (2.17%) Spring
10 1 (2.17%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
2 2 (4.35%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.87%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) MVC
2 14 (30.43%) Web Development
3 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (23.91%) Systems Analysis
5 9 (19.57%) Product Management
5 9 (19.57%) TDD
6 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (10.87%) OO
7 5 (10.87%) Scrum
7 5 (10.87%) SOA
8 4 (8.70%) BDD
8 4 (8.70%) Creative Thinking
8 4 (8.70%) DevOps
8 4 (8.70%) OOD
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) SOLID
9 3 (6.52%) Analytics
9 3 (6.52%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (6.52%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 29 (63.04%) C#
2 16 (34.78%) JavaScript
3 12 (26.09%) SQL
4 6 (13.04%) Java
5 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.35%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.35%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) VB
7 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Ansible
1 1 (2.17%) logstash
1 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.17%) Puppet
1 1 (2.17%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (19.57%) Oracle
3 2 (4.35%) Nintex
4 1 (2.17%) Ab Initio
4 1 (2.17%) Tableau
4 1 (2.17%) VMware