Period
to 2 July 2020

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 2 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
2 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 7 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 +2 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL 57 128 71
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 13.90% 20.22% 17.57%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.09% 31.37% 26.79%
Number of salaries quoted 25 88 56
Median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% +15.94% -16.36%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,100 £24,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,875 £53,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,750 £47,500
% change year-on-year +0.50% +4.74% +5.56%

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 258 408 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 62.93% 64.45% 65.59%
Number of salaries quoted 107 286 211
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £29,000 £25,750 £25,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,625 £56,250
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 2 July 2020.

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 2 July 2020. 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 -9 48 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Newry +1 3 £40,000 -
County Tyrone - 2 £35,000 -
County Down - 1 £35,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 2 July 2020, 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 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 19 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 18 (31.58%) C#
4 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
4 14 (24.56%) Mathematics
5 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
6 12 (21.05%) .NET
6 12 (21.05%) NoSQL
7 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
7 11 (19.30%) Python
7 11 (19.30%) Azure
8 10 (17.54%) AWS
8 10 (17.54%) Finance
9 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
9 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
9 8 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (12.28%) Trunk-Based Development
10 7 (12.28%) TDD
10 7 (12.28%) QA
10 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
11 6 (10.53%) Linux
11 6 (10.53%) Java
11 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (10.53%) MVC
11 6 (10.53%) Time Management
11 6 (10.53%) Kanban

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 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.51%) S-PLUS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (19.30%) Azure
2 10 (17.54%) AWS
3 6 (10.53%) GCP
4 2 (3.51%) Office 365
4 2 (3.51%) SaaS
5 1 (1.75%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 12 (21.05%) NoSQL
3 8 (14.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (10.53%) Amazon Aurora
5 6 (10.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (10.53%) Apache Cassandra
5 6 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
7 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.51%) MySQL
8 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
8 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
8 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.75%) Power BI
9 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.75%) Bower
2 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.75%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.75%) Grunt
2 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
2 1 (1.75%) NUnit
2 1 (1.75%) Selenium
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Law
2 2 (3.51%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (3.51%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.75%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 35 (61.40%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Python Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Software Developer
3 6 (10.53%) Analyst
3 6 (10.53%) Python Developer - Fintech
4 5 (8.77%) SQL Developer
5 4 (7.02%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Full Stack Developer
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.02%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.26%) Administrator
6 3 (5.26%) Applications Developer
6 3 (5.26%) DBA
6 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) SQL DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Junior Developer
7 2 (3.51%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) .NET
2 11 (19.30%) AngularJS
3 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
4 6 (10.53%) Django
4 6 (10.53%) Flask
4 6 (10.53%) React
5 4 (7.02%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Core
6 3 (5.26%) .NET Framework
6 3 (5.26%) Spring
6 3 (5.26%) Web Services
7 2 (3.51%) CSS
7 2 (3.51%) HTML
7 2 (3.51%) REST
7 2 (3.51%) Spring Boot
7 2 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (3.51%) WPF
8 1 (1.75%) Backbone.js
8 1 (1.75%) Spring Batch
8 1 (1.75%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (3.51%) Biotechnology
2 2 (3.51%) Cloud Native
2 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.51%) Life Science
2 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 6 (10.53%) Linux
2 5 (8.77%) Windows
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 14 (24.56%) Mathematics
2 14 (24.56%) Software Engineering
3 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
4 7 (12.28%) TDD
4 7 (12.28%) Trunk-Based Development
5 6 (10.53%) API Design
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.53%) Extreme Programming
5 6 (10.53%) Fintech
5 6 (10.53%) Kanban
5 6 (10.53%) Machine Learning
5 6 (10.53%) MVC
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Debt
5 6 (10.53%) Time Management
6 5 (8.77%) Artificial Intelligence
6 5 (8.77%) OO
7 4 (7.02%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.58%) C#
2 13 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 11 (19.30%) Python
4 6 (10.53%) Java
5 5 (8.77%) VBA
6 3 (5.26%) R
7 2 (3.51%) C
7 2 (3.51%) C++
7 2 (3.51%) VB
8 1 (1.75%) Google Apps Script
8 1 (1.75%) Java 8
8 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (40.35%) Degree
2 8 (14.04%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (5.26%) HND
3 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.51%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (3.51%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.75%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.77%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Google
3 2 (3.51%) Sage
3 2 (3.51%) SAP