Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 32 17 14
Rank change year-on-year -15 -3 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 47 50 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 7.38% 12.53% 11.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 23.27% 44.25% 35.71%
Number of salaries quoted 25 41 41
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £34,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.35% -9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,250 £47,500 £48,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 202 113 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 31.71% 28.32% 31.60%
Number of salaries quoted 106 71 102
Northern Ireland median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,875 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,779 £65,000 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% -

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -14 43 £45,000 +38.46% 13
County Londonderry -4 3 £75,000 +183.02%
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (51.06%) C#
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 22 (46.81%) .NET
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (31.91%) Oracle
6 14 (29.79%) MVC
6 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
8 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (23.40%) T-SQL
9 10 (21.28%) Java
9 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
10 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
10 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
11 8 (17.02%) HTML
11 8 (17.02%) Analytics
11 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
11 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (17.02%) DevOps
12 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
12 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
12 7 (14.89%) CSS
12 7 (14.89%) Web Services
12 7 (14.89%) JBoss
12 7 (14.89%) Scrum
13 6 (12.77%) JDBC
13 6 (12.77%) EJB
13 6 (12.77%) IIS

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 7 (14.89%) JBoss
2 6 (12.77%) IIS
3 3 (6.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (4.26%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.13%) Apache
5 1 (2.13%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.13%) nginx
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.38%) SaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Azure Functions
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.26%) PaaS
4 2 (4.26%) Power Platform
4 2 (4.26%) Serverless
5 1 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.26%) Cosmos DB
5 2 (4.26%) DB2
5 2 (4.26%) DecisionStream
5 2 (4.26%) MySQL
5 2 (4.26%) Power BI
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (2.13%) Cognos Query Studio
6 1 (2.13%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (2.13%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.13%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (8.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.13%) JIRA
5 1 (2.13%) JSUnit
5 1 (2.13%) Moq
5 1 (2.13%) ProC
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Games
3 1 (2.13%) Back Office
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Front Office
3 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Developer
2 12 (25.53%) .NET Developer
3 8 (17.02%) Software Developer
4 7 (14.89%) Senior Developer
5 5 (10.64%) Project Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Technical Manager
5 5 (10.64%) Technical Project Manager
6 4 (8.51%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Consultant
7 3 (6.38%) Lead Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (6.38%) Senior C# Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Business Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
8 2 (4.26%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Software Developer
8 2 (4.26%) SQL DBA
8 2 (4.26%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (46.81%) .NET
2 13 (27.66%) ASP.NET
3 10 (21.28%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (17.02%) .NET Framework
4 8 (17.02%) AngularJS
4 8 (17.02%) HTML
5 7 (14.89%) ASP.NET Web API
5 7 (14.89%) CSS
5 7 (14.89%) Entity Framework
5 7 (14.89%) Web Services
6 6 (12.77%) .NET Core
6 6 (12.77%) EJB
6 6 (12.77%) EJB 3.0
6 6 (12.77%) JDBC
6 6 (12.77%) jQuery
7 4 (8.51%) JAX-RS
7 4 (8.51%) JAX-WS
7 4 (8.51%) JMS
7 4 (8.51%) JPA
7 4 (8.51%) JTA
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Greenfield Project
2 4 (8.51%) User Experience
3 3 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.26%) Cloud Native
4 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.13%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.79%) MVC
3 8 (17.02%) Analytics
3 8 (17.02%) DevOps
4 7 (14.89%) Scrum
5 6 (12.77%) Data Modelling
5 6 (12.77%) ETL
5 6 (12.77%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (10.64%) Computer Science
6 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.64%) TDD
6 5 (10.64%) Unit Testing
6 5 (10.64%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (8.51%) Web Development
8 3 (6.38%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (6.38%) ITIL
8 3 (6.38%) Migration
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 24 (51.06%) C#
1 24 (51.06%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) T-SQL
3 10 (21.28%) Java
4 9 (19.15%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.64%) PowerShell
6 4 (8.51%) Java 8
6 4 (8.51%) Scala
7 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) Go
8 1 (2.13%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.13%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
2 1 (2.13%) ISA Server
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) Kubernetes
2 1 (2.13%) MOM
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) Oracle
3 2 (4.26%) Cognos
3 2 (4.26%) IBM
4 1 (2.13%) Citrix
4 1 (2.13%) Dell
4 1 (2.13%) EMC
4 1 (2.13%) Google
4 1 (2.13%) ServiceNow
4 1 (2.13%) VMware