Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +2 -4 +4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 75 97 193
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.15% 17.38% 31.03%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.61% 25.26% 37.92%
Number of salaries quoted 60 87 98
Median annual salary £41,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £27,025 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +8.89%

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 245 384 509
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 75.62% 68.82% 81.83%
Number of salaries quoted 136 332 298
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +8.67%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £60,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland.

Salary trend for SQL in Northern Ireland

SQL
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 54 £42,500 +3.66% 14
County Tyrone 0 5 £35,000 -6.67% 2
County Fermanagh - 3 £32,500 -
County Londonderry +5 1 £55,000 +76.00% 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, IT jobs citing SQL 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.

1 26 (34.67%) Java
2 22 (29.33%) Linux
3 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
4 17 (22.67%) Analytics
5 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (20.00%) C#
5 15 (20.00%) MySQL
5 15 (20.00%) Python
5 15 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (18.67%) Finance
6 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Excel
8 12 (16.00%) Oracle
8 12 (16.00%) SQL Server
9 11 (14.67%) Windows
10 10 (13.33%) .NET
10 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (13.33%) AWS
10 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (12.00%) Power Platform
11 9 (12.00%) Data Science
11 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
11 9 (12.00%) Fintech
11 9 (12.00%) Power BI
12 8 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
12 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
12 8 (10.67%) Data Analytics
12 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling

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 5 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.33%) Apache
2 4 (5.33%) Apache Pulsar
2 4 (5.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.33%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.33%) AWS
2 9 (12.00%) Power Platform
3 5 (6.67%) PaaS
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (5.33%) Amazon S3
4 4 (5.33%) Azure
4 4 (5.33%) Route 53
4 4 (5.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (4.00%) GCP
6 2 (2.67%) npm
7 1 (1.33%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.33%) Datadog
7 1 (1.33%) GitHub
7 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.33%) OpenVPN
2 2 (2.67%) Internet
2 2 (2.67%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 15 (20.00%) MySQL
2 12 (16.00%) SQL Server
3 9 (12.00%) Power BI
4 8 (10.67%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (8.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.00%) NoSQL
6 5 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (4.00%) DB2
9 2 (2.67%) CouchDB
9 2 (2.67%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.67%) Relational Database
10 1 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (9.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.33%) Artifactory
3 4 (5.33%) GitLab
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (5.33%) Subversion
3 4 (5.33%) Travis CI
4 3 (4.00%) JUnit
5 2 (2.67%) Grunt
5 2 (2.67%) gulp
5 2 (2.67%) webpack
6 1 (1.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.33%) NUnit
6 1 (1.33%) Selenium
6 1 (1.33%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.67%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.33%) Local Government
4 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (42.67%) Developer
2 14 (18.67%) Software Developer
3 13 (17.33%) Analyst
4 7 (9.33%) Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) Java Developer
5 6 (8.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 6 (8.00%) Data Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Data Migration Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Migration Consultant
5 6 (8.00%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) C++ Developer
6 5 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Developer
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Support
7 4 (5.33%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.33%) .NET
2 8 (10.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (8.00%) CSS
3 6 (8.00%) HTML
4 4 (5.33%) CodeIgniter
4 4 (5.33%) CSS3
4 4 (5.33%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (5.33%) HTML5
4 4 (5.33%) Kafka
4 4 (5.33%) LAMP
4 4 (5.33%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (5.33%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (5.33%) Node.js
4 4 (5.33%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (5.33%) WinForms
5 3 (4.00%) Web Services
5 3 (4.00%) XML
6 2 (2.67%) CGI
6 2 (2.67%) Middleware
6 2 (2.67%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (18.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (5.33%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.00%) Analytical Mindset
4 3 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.33%) Derivative
5 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.33%) Linux
2 11 (14.67%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Unix
4 4 (5.33%) CentOS
4 4 (5.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Analytics
1 17 (22.67%) Software Engineering
2 15 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
3 10 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (12.00%) Data Science
4 9 (12.00%) Fintech
5 8 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (10.67%) Data Analytics
5 8 (10.67%) Data Migration
5 8 (10.67%) Data Modelling
5 8 (10.67%) Decision-Making
5 8 (10.67%) Migration
6 7 (9.33%) DevOps
6 7 (9.33%) Mathematics
7 6 (8.00%) Computer Science
7 6 (8.00%) OO
7 6 (8.00%) SDLC
8 5 (6.67%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.67%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 26 (34.67%) Java
2 19 (25.33%) JavaScript
3 15 (20.00%) C#
3 15 (20.00%) Python
4 8 (10.67%) C++
5 6 (8.00%) Ruby
5 6 (8.00%) TypeScript
6 4 (5.33%) PHP
6 4 (5.33%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.33%) VBA
7 3 (4.00%) C
7 3 (4.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.33%) Go
8 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.33%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.00%) Docker
2 4 (5.33%) Postfix
3 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (9.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (6.67%) Ansible
2 5 (6.67%) Prometheus
2 5 (6.67%) Puppet
3 4 (5.33%) Docker Swarm
3 4 (5.33%) Grafana
3 4 (5.33%) Munin
3 4 (5.33%) Nagios
3 4 (5.33%) Terraform
4 1 (1.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 12 (16.00%) Oracle
2 5 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.67%) SAP
3 4 (5.33%) Lets Encrypt
4 3 (4.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.33%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.33%) Splunk
5 1 (1.33%) VMware