Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 4 8 3
Rank change year-on-year +4 -5 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 211 99 96
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 30.49% 20.89% 21.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 37.88% 31.33% 43.84%
Number of salaries quoted 99 58 71
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £38,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.96% -4.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,650 £25,225 £27,500
90th Percentile £52,500 £54,750 £58,750
UK median annual salary £48,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.78% - -

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 557 316 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 80.49% 66.67% 48.88%
Number of salaries quoted 340 228 179
Northern Ireland median annual salary £41,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.41% +4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,500 £26,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019. 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 +4 202 £38,750 -1.90% 37
County Londonderry +2 8 £47,500 -5.00% 2
Newry - 1 £27,500 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 2019, 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 98 (46.45%) C#
2 87 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (35.07%) Java
4 60 (28.44%) .NET
5 48 (22.75%) SQL Server
6 45 (21.33%) Degree
7 42 (19.91%) MVC
7 42 (19.91%) JavaScript
8 40 (18.96%) Analytics
9 38 (18.01%) Finance
9 38 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
10 36 (17.06%) ASP.NET
11 34 (16.11%) OO
11 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
12 33 (15.64%) CSS
12 33 (15.64%) Software Engineering
12 33 (15.64%) AngularJS
13 31 (14.69%) Artificial Intelligence
13 31 (14.69%) HTML
14 29 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
14 29 (13.74%) Python
14 29 (13.74%) jQuery
15 27 (12.80%) REST
15 27 (12.80%) Docker
16 26 (12.32%) SDLC
16 26 (12.32%) Test Automation
16 26 (12.32%) Refactoring
16 26 (12.32%) Computer Science
17 25 (11.85%) .NET Core
18 24 (11.37%) .NET Framework

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 18 (8.53%) Apache
2 10 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.84%) Apache Spark
3 6 (2.84%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (2.84%) SAS
4 4 (1.90%) Confluence
4 4 (1.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.47%) CMS
5 1 (0.47%) JBoss
5 1 (0.47%) NetWeaver
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.47%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (3.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (1.90%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.47%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 38 (18.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (4.74%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (4.27%) PaaS
5 8 (3.79%) Office 365
6 6 (2.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (2.37%) Azure Functions
7 5 (2.37%) SaaS
7 5 (2.37%) Serverless
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.32%) Internet
2 2 (0.95%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.47%) DHCP
3 1 (0.47%) DNS
3 1 (0.47%) LAN
3 1 (0.47%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.47%) WAN
3 1 (0.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.75%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.90%) Power BI
3 20 (9.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 18 (8.53%) Azure SQL Database
5 17 (8.06%) Relational Database
6 14 (6.64%) NoSQL
7 13 (6.16%) RDBMS
8 10 (4.74%) Data Mining
9 9 (4.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (3.79%) Big Data
11 7 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (2.84%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (2.84%) Amazon Redshift
12 6 (2.84%) Text Mining
13 5 (2.37%) Oracle Reports
14 4 (1.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 4 (1.90%) Oracle Discoverer
15 3 (1.42%) MySQL
15 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database
15 3 (1.42%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (7.58%) Git (software)
2 12 (5.69%) TeamCity
3 9 (4.27%) JIRA
4 7 (3.32%) Visual Studio Team System
5 6 (2.84%) Selenium
6 5 (2.37%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.37%) TestComplete
7 4 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.47%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 38 (18.01%) Finance
2 6 (2.84%) Banking
2 6 (2.84%) General Ledger
2 6 (2.84%) Legal
2 6 (2.84%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.42%) Law
4 2 (0.95%) Aerospace
4 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 123 (58.29%) Developer
2 71 (33.65%) Software Developer
3 43 (20.38%) Java Developer
4 20 (9.48%) Java Software Developer
5 18 (8.53%) .NET Developer
6 15 (7.11%) C# Developer
6 15 (7.11%) C# Software Developer
7 14 (6.64%) Consultant
8 12 (5.69%) Analyst
8 12 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 11 (5.21%) .NET Software Developer
9 11 (5.21%) Team Leader
10 9 (4.27%) C# .NET Developer
10 9 (4.27%) Development Team Leader
10 9 (4.27%) Software Development Team Leader
10 9 (4.27%) Software Team Leader
10 9 (4.27%) Technical Consultant
11 8 (3.79%) DBA
11 8 (3.79%) Full Stack Developer
12 7 (3.32%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (28.44%) .NET
2 36 (17.06%) ASP.NET
3 33 (15.64%) AngularJS
3 33 (15.64%) CSS
4 31 (14.69%) HTML
5 29 (13.74%) jQuery
6 27 (12.80%) REST
7 25 (11.85%) .NET Core
8 24 (11.37%) .NET Framework
9 20 (9.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (8.53%) Entity Framework
11 17 (8.06%) Swagger
11 17 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (7.11%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (6.16%) Spring
14 9 (4.27%) WCF
14 9 (4.27%) XML
14 9 (4.27%) XSL
15 8 (3.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 8 (3.79%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.06%) Cloud Native
2 12 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.21%) Cyberattack
3 11 (5.21%) Mobile App
4 10 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.79%) Replication
6 7 (3.32%) Enterprise Cloud
6 7 (3.32%) Internet of Things
7 6 (2.84%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.84%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.90%) Derivative
8 4 (1.90%) Equities
8 4 (1.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.42%) N-Tier
9 3 (1.42%) Robotics
10 1 (0.47%) iPad
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) User Experience
10 1 (0.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.00%) Linux
2 14 (6.64%) Unix
3 2 (0.95%) OpenVMS
3 2 (0.95%) Windows
4 1 (0.47%) Android
4 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (41.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.91%) MVC
3 40 (18.96%) Analytics
4 34 (16.11%) OO
5 33 (15.64%) Software Engineering
6 31 (14.69%) Artificial Intelligence
7 29 (13.74%) Business Intelligence
8 26 (12.32%) Computer Science
8 26 (12.32%) Refactoring
8 26 (12.32%) SDLC
8 26 (12.32%) Test Automation
9 20 (9.48%) Data Modelling
10 18 (8.53%) TDD
11 17 (8.06%) Microservices
12 16 (7.58%) Data Analytics
12 16 (7.58%) Sprint Planning
12 16 (7.58%) WFM
13 14 (6.64%) Continuous Deployment
14 13 (6.16%) ETL
14 13 (6.16%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 98 (46.45%) C#
2 74 (35.07%) Java
3 42 (19.91%) JavaScript
4 29 (13.74%) Python
5 20 (9.48%) R
6 11 (5.21%) C++
6 11 (5.21%) PHP
7 10 (4.74%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.32%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.84%) C
9 6 (2.84%) MATLAB
10 5 (2.37%) TypeScript
11 4 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.95%) COBOL
12 2 (0.95%) Java 8
12 2 (0.95%) Java 9
12 2 (0.95%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.95%) VBA
13 1 (0.47%) Scala
13 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (21.33%) Degree
2 8 (3.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (2.84%) PhD
4 1 (0.47%) ISEB
4 1 (0.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.58%) QA
2 6 (2.84%) Data Quality
System Software
1 27 (12.80%) Docker
2 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (2.37%) HP ALM
2 3 (1.42%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (16.11%) Microsoft
2 19 (9.00%) Oracle
3 16 (7.58%) Tableau
4 6 (2.84%) Alteryx
4 6 (2.84%) Google
4 6 (2.84%) Xamarin
5 5 (2.37%) HP
6 3 (1.42%) Verint
7 2 (0.95%) SAP
8 1 (0.47%) Apple
8 1 (0.47%) IBM