Period
to 24 January 2022

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 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 11 6 7
Rank change year-on-year -5 +1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL 104 76 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.23% 23.60% 17.88%
As % of the Programming Languages category 28.97% 31.02% 26.28%
Number of salaries quoted 57 51 86
10th Percentile £26,850 £22,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £28,750 £30,625 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,000 £40,000 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year -7.50% +1.27% +5.33%
75th Percentile £47,500 £55,000 £47,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.34%

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 359 245 392
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 45.67% 76.09% 68.06%
Number of salaries quoted 183 143 331
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
25th Percentile £31,750 £32,500 £32,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,875 £56,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76% -

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 24 January 2022.

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 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
County Antrim -1 94 £37,000 -12.94% 24
County Londonderry -5 2 £34,000 -38.18%
County Tyrone -2 1 £32,500 -7.14%
County Down - 1 £45,000 - 1
County Armagh - 1 £45,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, 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 39 (37.50%) Python
2 38 (36.54%) C#
2 38 (36.54%) .NET
3 37 (35.58%) AngularJS
4 35 (33.65%) Software Engineering
5 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (23.08%) Java
7 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
7 22 (21.15%) Oracle
8 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
8 21 (20.19%) Public Sector
9 20 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
10 18 (17.31%) TDD
10 18 (17.31%) QA
10 18 (17.31%) MongoDB
11 17 (16.35%) Azure
11 17 (16.35%) Mentoring
12 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 15 (14.42%) AWS
13 15 (14.42%) Spring
14 14 (13.46%) Computer Science
14 14 (13.46%) Docker
15 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
15 13 (12.50%) BDD
15 13 (12.50%) Node.js
15 13 (12.50%) Hibernate
15 13 (12.50%) Scrum
15 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.54%) Linux
16 12 (11.54%) Machine Learning

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 7 (6.73%) SAS
2 5 (4.81%) CMS
2 5 (4.81%) Kentico
2 5 (4.81%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.88%) Apache
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.92%) IBM Domino
4 2 (1.92%) IIS
4 2 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.96%) JBoss
5 1 (0.96%) Jupyter
5 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.96%) R Markdown
5 1 (0.96%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.96%) SAP IBP
1 1 (0.96%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.35%) Azure
2 15 (14.42%) AWS
3 5 (4.81%) SaaS
4 4 (3.85%) Microsoft 365
5 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.88%) PaaS
6 2 (1.92%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (1.92%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.92%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.92%) GitHub
6 2 (1.92%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.92%) Power Platform
6 2 (1.92%) Serverless
7 1 (0.96%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.96%) Azure Synapse Analytics
7 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
1 1 (0.96%) SAN
1 1 (0.96%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.31%) MongoDB
2 13 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.69%) Relational Database
4 6 (5.77%) Big Data
5 5 (4.81%) MySQL
6 4 (3.85%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.88%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.88%) Hadoop
7 3 (2.88%) HBase
7 3 (2.88%) Parquet
7 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.92%) Amazon Athena
8 2 (1.92%) Amazon Aurora
8 2 (1.92%) Power BI
8 2 (1.92%) QGIS
8 2 (1.92%) Redis
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 16 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) Subversion
3 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.88%) JUnit
5 2 (1.92%) CircleCI
5 2 (1.92%) PHPUnit
5 2 (1.92%) Postman
5 2 (1.92%) Selenium
5 2 (1.92%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.96%) GitLab
6 1 (0.96%) JIRA
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.96%) TestNG
6 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (20.19%) Public Sector
2 10 (9.62%) Social Skills
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
4 4 (3.85%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Wearables
5 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.88%) Law
5 3 (2.88%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.92%) Finance
6 2 (1.92%) Legal
6 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.96%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 1 (0.96%) Marketing
7 1 (0.96%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 66 (63.46%) Developer
2 18 (17.31%) .NET Developer
2 18 (17.31%) Software Developer
3 10 (9.62%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.65%) Analyst
5 8 (7.69%) Full Stack Developer
5 8 (7.69%) Python Developer
6 7 (6.73%) Java Developer
7 6 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.77%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Data Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Analyst Programmer
10 3 (2.88%) Data Programmer
10 3 (2.88%) Database Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 3 (2.88%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (36.54%) .NET
2 37 (35.58%) AngularJS
3 15 (14.42%) Spring
4 13 (12.50%) Hibernate
4 13 (12.50%) Node.js
5 11 (10.58%) .NET Framework
6 10 (9.62%) Entity Framework
7 9 (8.65%) React
8 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
8 4 (3.85%) CSS
8 4 (3.85%) JSON
8 4 (3.85%) RESTful
8 4 (3.85%) Spring Boot
8 4 (3.85%) Vue.js
8 4 (3.85%) XML
9 3 (2.88%) HTML
9 3 (2.88%) J2EE
9 3 (2.88%) jQuery
9 3 (2.88%) PySpark
9 3 (2.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Cloud Native
2 5 (4.81%) User Experience
3 4 (3.85%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
5 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.92%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.92%) iPhone
5 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.92%) Photography
5 2 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Blog
6 1 (0.96%) Derivative
6 1 (0.96%) Equities
6 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.96%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (11.54%) Linux
2 9 (8.65%) Windows
3 5 (4.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (1.92%) Unix
5 1 (0.96%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (33.65%) Software Engineering
2 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.23%) Artificial Intelligence
4 18 (17.31%) TDD
5 17 (16.35%) Mentoring
6 14 (13.46%) Computer Science
7 13 (12.50%) BDD
7 13 (12.50%) Scrum
8 12 (11.54%) Analytics
8 12 (11.54%) Machine Learning
8 12 (11.54%) Test Automation
9 11 (10.58%) Collaborative Working
9 11 (10.58%) Open Source
10 10 (9.62%) Change Control
10 10 (9.62%) CI/CD
10 10 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.62%) Data Analytics
10 10 (9.62%) Front End Development
10 10 (9.62%) Full Stack Development
10 10 (9.62%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 39 (37.50%) Python
2 38 (36.54%) C#
3 24 (23.08%) Java
4 22 (21.15%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.73%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.81%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.85%) C++
8 3 (2.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.88%) TypeScript
9 2 (1.92%) PHP
9 2 (1.92%) R
10 1 (0.96%) ABAP
10 1 (0.96%) Bicep
10 1 (0.96%) Groovy
10 1 (0.96%) Scala
10 1 (0.96%) VB
10 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (9.62%) Degree
1 10 (9.62%) SC Cleared
1 10 (9.62%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.65%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (3.85%) PhD
4 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.96%) MCP
5 1 (0.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (17.31%) QA
2 1 (0.96%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.96%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (13.46%) Docker
2 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (11.54%) Kubernetes
2 4 (3.85%) SCCM
3 1 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (21.15%) Oracle
2 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (10.58%) Civica
4 5 (4.81%) VMware
5 4 (3.85%) Citrix
5 4 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (2.88%) Apple
7 1 (0.96%) Ariba
7 1 (0.96%) Cisco
7 1 (0.96%) Commvault
7 1 (0.96%) LexisNexis
7 1 (0.96%) SAP
7 1 (0.96%) Sybase
7 1 (0.96%) Xamarin