Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for SQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 4 3
Rank change year-on-year -3 -1 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 100 74 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.12% 21.76% 28.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 33.90% 44.58% 41.82%
Number of salaries quoted 46 46 34
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +6.06%
10th Percentile £16,125 £27,500 £22,650
90th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £53,375
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

SQL is in the Programming Languages 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 coding skills.

All Programming Languages
Northern Ireland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 295 166 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 65.27% 48.82% 68.75%
Number of salaries quoted 175 123 81
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £19,500 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £49,500 £57,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £49,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +4.21% +5.56% +2.27%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing SQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
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 within the Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -3 93 £35,000 -12.50% 8
County Tyrone +4 3 £26,000 -13.33% 1
County Armagh - 1 £42,500 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 53 (53.00%) Oracle
2 40 (40.00%) Java
3 38 (38.00%) SQL Server
4 33 (33.00%) Degree
5 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
7 27 (27.00%) Finance
7 27 (27.00%) Computer Science
7 27 (27.00%) QA
8 25 (25.00%) PL/SQL
9 24 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 22 (22.00%) SDLC
11 21 (21.00%) Relational Database
12 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
13 19 (19.00%) T-SQL
13 19 (19.00%) Legal
14 18 (18.00%) Workflow
14 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
14 18 (18.00%) Oracle Forms
15 17 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (17.00%) XML
15 17 (17.00%) Unix
15 17 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 17 (17.00%) ISTQB
16 16 (16.00%) .NET
16 16 (16.00%) C#
16 16 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
17 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
17 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET

SQL
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 12 (12.00%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (4.00%) Confluence
2 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.00%) WordPress
5 1 (1.00%) Apache
5 1 (1.00%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.00%) JBoss
5 1 (1.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (13.00%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle EBS R12
2 9 (9.00%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.00%) Magento
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle SCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) GitHub
2 4 (4.00%) Slack
3 1 (1.00%) IaaS
3 1 (1.00%) Office 365
3 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.00%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.00%) HTTP
2 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.00%) Network Security
3 1 (1.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (38.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (21.00%) Relational Database
3 17 (17.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (16.00%) Oracle Reports
5 12 (12.00%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (12.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (7.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (5.00%) Big Data
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 3 (3.00%) KDB
9 3 (3.00%) MongoDB
9 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (2.00%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.00%) Redis
10 2 (2.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (18.00%) Oracle Forms
2 14 (14.00%) JIRA
3 13 (13.00%) JDeveloper
4 12 (12.00%) Oracle APEX
5 10 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (4.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (4.00%) Selenium
8 3 (3.00%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
9 2 (2.00%) Mocha
9 2 (2.00%) Robot Framework
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (1.00%) Git (software)
10 1 (1.00%) JUnit
10 1 (1.00%) Mockito
10 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 19 (19.00%) Legal
3 6 (6.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.00%) Banking
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Front Office
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (39.00%) Developer
2 15 (15.00%) Consultant
2 15 (15.00%) Technical Consultant
3 12 (12.00%) Administrator
3 12 (12.00%) Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) DBA
4 11 (11.00%) SQL DBA
5 10 (10.00%) Java Developer
6 9 (9.00%) E-Business Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) Oracle Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) Oracle Developer
6 9 (9.00%) Oracle Technical Consultant
6 9 (9.00%) Software Developer
7 8 (8.00%) QA Analyst
7 8 (8.00%) Test Analyst
8 7 (7.00%) .NET Developer
8 7 (7.00%) QA Test Analyst
9 6 (6.00%) Junior
9 6 (6.00%) Junior Technical Consultant
9 6 (6.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.00%) XML
2 16 (16.00%) .NET
3 14 (14.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (12.00%) Spring
5 9 (9.00%) Middleware
5 9 (9.00%) Node.js
5 9 (9.00%) Web Services
6 6 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (6.00%) REST
6 6 (6.00%) SOAP
6 6 (6.00%) Struts
7 5 (5.00%) .NET Framework
7 5 (5.00%) CSS
7 5 (5.00%) HTML
8 4 (4.00%) Hibernate
8 4 (4.00%) J2EE
9 3 (3.00%) AngularJS
9 3 (3.00%) FpML
9 3 (3.00%) Murex MxML
10 2 (2.00%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.00%) Computer Science
2 18 (18.00%) Management Information System
3 13 (13.00%) Derivative
3 13 (13.00%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (12.00%) Replication
5 10 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
6 5 (5.00%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.00%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) Equities
7 1 (1.00%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Unix
2 12 (12.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) Linux
4 2 (2.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (22.00%) SDLC
3 20 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 18 (18.00%) Workflow
5 17 (17.00%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 14 (14.00%) Data Modelling
7 13 (13.00%) ERP
8 12 (12.00%) Scrum
8 12 (12.00%) Translating Business Requirements
9 11 (11.00%) BDD
9 11 (11.00%) ITIL
9 11 (11.00%) Manual Testing
9 11 (11.00%) Migration
9 11 (11.00%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
10 10 (10.00%) Statistics
10 10 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.00%) Java
2 25 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 19 (19.00%) T-SQL
4 16 (16.00%) C#
5 12 (12.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.00%) C
7 5 (5.00%) Python
7 5 (5.00%) VBA
8 4 (4.00%) Perl
9 3 (3.00%) C++
10 2 (2.00%) PHP
11 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.00%) Scala
11 1 (1.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (33.00%) Degree
2 24 (24.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 17 (17.00%) ISTQB
4 10 (10.00%) ISEB
5 7 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.00%) HNC
6 5 (5.00%) HND
6 5 (5.00%) Security Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) Postgraduate
7 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.00%) CCA
8 1 (1.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.00%) MCITP
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.00%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.00%) Ansible
1 1 (1.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.00%) SCOM
1 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (53.00%) Oracle
2 31 (31.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.00%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.00%) Citrix
4 3 (3.00%) Murex
4 3 (3.00%) Sencha
5 2 (2.00%) Google
5 2 (2.00%) VMware
6 1 (1.00%) CommVault
6 1 (1.00%) Greenplum
6 1 (1.00%) Hortonworks
6 1 (1.00%) Sage
6 1 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) Symantec