Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 12 11
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 52 74 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 12.44% 16.23% 11.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 48.15% 50.34% 42.05%
Number of salaries quoted 41 40 35
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £30,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.82% -23.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £24,750 £19,575 £28,100
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £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 108 147 88
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.84% 32.24% 26.59%
Number of salaries quoted 71 75 74
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% - -7.89%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £68,000 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -7 47 £36,250 +20.83% 13
County Londonderry - 5 £26,500 -
County Armagh +9 1 £40,000 - 1
SQL Server
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 33 (63.46%) C#
2 26 (50.00%) SQL
3 22 (42.31%) .NET
3 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET
4 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
5 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
6 19 (36.54%) MVC
7 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
8 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET MVC
9 14 (26.92%) TDD
10 13 (25.00%) HTML
10 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
11 11 (21.15%) Degree
12 10 (19.23%) Web Development
12 10 (19.23%) Scrum
12 10 (19.23%) CSS
12 10 (19.23%) Oracle
12 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
13 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
13 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
13 9 (17.31%) Java
13 9 (17.31%) OO
13 9 (17.31%) WCF
13 9 (17.31%) jQuery
14 8 (15.38%) Finance
14 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
15 7 (13.46%) SOLID
15 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (5.77%) GlassFish
1 3 (5.77%) IIS
1 3 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) JBoss
3 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (11.54%) Office 365
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (7.69%) SaaS
4 2 (3.85%) npm
4 2 (3.85%) Yarn
5 1 (1.92%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.92%) IaaS
5 1 (1.92%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (3.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (7.69%) MySQL
2 4 (7.69%) Power BI
2 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.92%) Big Data
5 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (9.62%) Visual Studio
3 4 (7.69%) JIRA
3 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) JUnit
4 3 (5.77%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (3.85%) Maven
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) CA Release Automation
6 1 (1.92%) gulp
6 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Front Office
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (71.15%) Developer
2 18 (34.62%) Software Developer
3 13 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 12 (23.08%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.46%) .NET Software Developer
5 7 (13.46%) C# Software Developer
6 6 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (9.62%) DBA
7 5 (9.62%) Java Developer
8 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) SQL DBA
9 3 (5.77%) Administrator
9 3 (5.77%) Applications Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Java Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (5.77%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (5.77%) MySQL DBA
10 2 (3.85%) IT Support
10 2 (3.85%) SQL Server DBA
10 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) .NET
1 22 (42.31%) ASP.NET
2 17 (32.69%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (25.00%) HTML
4 11 (21.15%) .NET Framework
5 10 (19.23%) AngularJS
5 10 (19.23%) CSS
6 9 (17.31%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (17.31%) Entity Framework
6 9 (17.31%) jQuery
6 9 (17.31%) WCF
7 5 (9.62%) HTML5
7 5 (9.62%) REST
7 5 (9.62%) WPF
7 5 (9.62%) XML
7 5 (9.62%) XSL
8 4 (7.69%) JSON
8 4 (7.69%) React
9 3 (5.77%) Java EE
10 2 (3.85%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.62%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (9.62%) Replication
3 4 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (7.69%) Internet of Things
4 3 (5.77%) Clustering
4 3 (5.77%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (13.46%) Linux
2 5 (9.62%) Windows
3 3 (5.77%) Android
3 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) MVC
2 18 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (26.92%) TDD
4 10 (19.23%) Scrum
4 10 (19.23%) Web Development
5 9 (17.31%) OO
6 7 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (13.46%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (13.46%) SOLID
6 7 (13.46%) Systems Analysis
7 6 (11.54%) OOD
8 5 (9.62%) BDD
8 5 (9.62%) Kanban
8 5 (9.62%) Refactoring
9 4 (7.69%) Analytics
9 4 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.69%) Migration
9 4 (7.69%) OOP
9 4 (7.69%) SOA
9 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 33 (63.46%) C#
2 26 (50.00%) SQL
3 20 (38.46%) JavaScript
4 9 (17.31%) Java
5 5 (9.62%) TypeScript
6 4 (7.69%) Python
7 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
8 2 (3.85%) ES6
8 2 (3.85%) Java 8
8 2 (3.85%) T-SQL
8 2 (3.85%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) Degree
2 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Ansible
1 1 (1.92%) logstash
1 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.92%) Puppet
1 1 (1.92%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.23%) Oracle
3 3 (5.77%) Xamarin
4 2 (3.85%) Nintex
4 2 (3.85%) VMware
5 1 (1.92%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix
5 1 (1.92%) Cognos
5 1 (1.92%) FXall
5 1 (1.92%) IBM
5 1 (1.92%) Reuters
5 1 (1.92%) Tableau