Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 10 13
Rank change year-on-year -12 +3 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 65 89 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 11.36% 18.94% 10.54%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 37.36% 55.28% 46.48%
Number of salaries quoted 46 55 31
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £26,250 £20,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £46,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%

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 174 161 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.42% 34.26% 22.68%
Number of salaries quoted 103 85 57
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +10.34%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,450 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £47,500 £55,000
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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -8 62 £37,500 +20.97% 11
County Londonderry -3 3 £26,500 -47.00%
County Armagh +8 1 £40,000 -
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 46 (70.77%) SQL
2 38 (58.46%) C#
3 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
4 27 (41.54%) .NET
4 27 (41.54%) ASP.NET
5 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
6 22 (33.85%) MVC
7 21 (32.31%) HTML
7 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
8 18 (27.69%) CSS
9 17 (26.15%) jQuery
10 16 (24.62%) .NET Framework
10 16 (24.62%) TDD
10 16 (24.62%) Scrum
11 15 (23.08%) Degree
11 15 (23.08%) WCF
12 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
14 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
14 11 (16.92%) Refactoring
14 11 (16.92%) Kanban
14 11 (16.92%) XML
14 11 (16.92%) XSL
14 11 (16.92%) Java
15 10 (15.38%) Oracle
15 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
16 9 (13.85%) Analytics

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 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) GlassFish
2 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
3 1 (1.54%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.54%) JBoss
3 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.15%) Office 365
3 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.62%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (4.62%) SaaS
4 2 (3.08%) npm
4 2 (3.08%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.62%) Internet
2 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.54%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (6.15%) MySQL
3 4 (6.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.08%) Power BI
5 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
5 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (1.54%) Big Data
6 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.62%) JUnit
3 2 (3.08%) JIRA
3 2 (3.08%) Maven
3 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
3 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
4 1 (1.54%) CA Release Automation
4 1 (1.54%) gulp
4 1 (1.54%) Selenium
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Front Office
2 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.54%) Law
3 1 (1.54%) Marketing
3 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 46 (70.77%) Developer
2 24 (36.92%) Software Developer
3 15 (23.08%) C# Developer
4 14 (21.54%) .NET Developer
4 14 (21.54%) C# Software Developer
5 12 (18.46%) .NET Software Developer
6 11 (16.92%) C# .NET Developer
7 9 (13.85%) DBA
8 8 (12.31%) SQL DBA
9 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
10 5 (7.69%) Analyst
10 5 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (7.69%) SSIS Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Analyst Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Business Intelligence Analyst
11 4 (6.15%) ETL Analyst
11 4 (6.15%) ETL Developer
11 4 (6.15%) Full Stack Developer
11 4 (6.15%) SSIS Analyst
12 3 (4.62%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (41.54%) .NET
1 27 (41.54%) ASP.NET
2 21 (32.31%) ASP.NET MVC
2 21 (32.31%) HTML
3 18 (27.69%) CSS
4 17 (26.15%) jQuery
5 16 (24.62%) .NET Framework
6 15 (23.08%) WCF
7 11 (16.92%) XML
7 11 (16.92%) XSL
8 10 (15.38%) AngularJS
9 9 (13.85%) HTML5
10 8 (12.31%) Entity Framework
11 6 (9.23%) ASP.NET Web API
12 5 (7.69%) Java EE
12 5 (7.69%) REST
12 5 (7.69%) WPF
13 4 (6.15%) React
14 3 (4.62%) JSON
15 2 (3.08%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (16.92%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (12.31%) Replication
4 6 (9.23%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 3 (4.62%) Internet of Things
5 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Windows
2 5 (7.69%) Linux
3 2 (3.08%) Android
3 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (33.85%) MVC
2 21 (32.31%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (24.62%) Scrum
3 16 (24.62%) TDD
4 13 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (16.92%) Kanban
5 11 (16.92%) Refactoring
6 9 (13.85%) Analytics
7 8 (12.31%) OO
7 8 (12.31%) Web Development
8 7 (10.77%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.77%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
8 7 (10.77%) SOLID
8 7 (10.77%) Storage Management
9 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
9 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
9 6 (9.23%) Migration
9 6 (9.23%) OOD
10 5 (7.69%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 46 (70.77%) SQL
2 38 (58.46%) C#
3 28 (43.08%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.92%) Java
5 5 (7.69%) T-SQL
6 4 (6.15%) Python
6 4 (6.15%) TypeScript
7 3 (4.62%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.08%) ES6
8 2 (3.08%) Java 8
8 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.54%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.54%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Ansible
1 1 (1.54%) logstash
1 1 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.54%) Puppet
1 1 (1.54%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.38%) Oracle
3 3 (4.62%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.08%) VMware
5 1 (1.54%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix
5 1 (1.54%) Cognos
5 1 (1.54%) FXall
5 1 (1.54%) IBM
5 1 (1.54%) Nintex
5 1 (1.54%) Reuters
5 1 (1.54%) Tableau