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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 13 6
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 61 18 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 32.11% 11.61% 27.89%
As % of the Programming Languages category 47.29% 27.69% 45.56%
Number of salaries quoted 37 14 19
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,300 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £100,000 £53,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 129 65 90
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 67.89% 41.94% 61.22%
Number of salaries quoted 95 60 48
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £90,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.65% +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +15 58 £38,250 +9.28%
County Tyrone - 3 £35,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 81 (62.31%) Java
2 37 (28.46%) Relational Database
3 36 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (25.38%) Oracle
5 32 (24.62%) Derivative
6 30 (23.08%) Unix
7 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 24 (18.46%) PL/SQL
8 24 (18.46%) Workflow
9 23 (17.69%) Finance
10 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
10 22 (16.92%) RDBMS
10 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
10 22 (16.92%) QA
10 22 (16.92%) SDLC
11 21 (16.15%) Spring
11 21 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
12 20 (15.38%) Perl
12 20 (15.38%) C#
12 20 (15.38%) .NET
12 20 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
13 19 (14.62%) Test Automation
14 18 (13.85%) Murex MxML
14 18 (13.85%) ITIL
14 18 (13.85%) HTML
14 18 (13.85%) Struts
14 18 (13.85%) Murex
14 18 (13.85%) FpML
14 18 (13.85%) Workflow Development
15 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management

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 6 (4.62%) Oracle Workflow
2 4 (3.08%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.08%) SAS
2 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.31%) ArcGIS
3 3 (2.31%) JBoss
3 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle EBS R12
1 6 (4.62%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.54%) SAN
2 1 (0.77%) LAN
2 1 (0.77%) NAS
2 1 (0.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (28.46%) Relational Database
2 26 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 22 (16.92%) RDBMS
4 9 (6.92%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (5.38%) Big Data
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
5 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle BI EE
6 6 (4.62%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 4 (3.08%) Cloudera CDH
7 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.31%) Data Mart
9 2 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.54%) SSDT
10 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (12.31%) JIRA
2 14 (10.77%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.92%) Oracle Forms
4 6 (4.62%) JDeveloper
4 6 (4.62%) Oracle APEX
4 6 (4.62%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.08%) Selenium
6 3 (2.31%) CruiseControl
6 3 (2.31%) NUnit
6 3 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 16 (12.31%) Retail
3 7 (5.38%) Front Office
3 7 (5.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (5.38%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.62%) Banking
5 4 (3.08%) Advertising
6 3 (2.31%) Marketing
7 1 (0.77%) Games
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 65 (50.00%) Developer
2 35 (26.92%) Java Developer
3 18 (13.85%) Analyst
4 15 (11.54%) Murex Developer
5 14 (10.77%) Senior Developer
6 13 (10.00%) .NET Developer
7 12 (9.23%) DBA
8 11 (8.46%) Support Analyst
9 10 (7.69%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (6.92%) Applications Developer
11 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
11 8 (6.15%) SQL Developer
12 7 (5.38%) Consultant
12 7 (5.38%) Oracle Consultant
12 7 (5.38%) SQL DBA
13 6 (4.62%) E-Business Consultant
13 6 (4.62%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 6 (4.62%) Mobile Developer
13 6 (4.62%) Oracle Technical Consultant
13 6 (4.62%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (16.15%) Spring
2 20 (15.38%) .NET
3 18 (13.85%) FpML
3 18 (13.85%) HTML
3 18 (13.85%) Murex MxML
3 18 (13.85%) Struts
4 14 (10.77%) CSS
5 12 (9.23%) AngularJS
5 12 (9.23%) ASP.NET
6 11 (8.46%) Web Services
6 11 (8.46%) XML
7 9 (6.92%) .NET Framework
7 9 (6.92%) WPF
8 6 (4.62%) Entity Framework
8 6 (4.62%) J2EE
8 6 (4.62%) Java EE
8 6 (4.62%) Middleware
8 6 (4.62%) Sass
8 6 (4.62%) Silverlight
8 6 (4.62%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.62%) Derivative
2 20 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (10.00%) Credit Derivative
5 8 (6.15%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.38%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.38%) Data Structures
7 6 (4.62%) Mobile App
8 5 (3.85%) Smart Energy
9 4 (3.08%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.77%) CMDB
10 1 (0.77%) EPoS
10 1 (0.77%) Equities
10 1 (0.77%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.77%) Replication
10 1 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.08%) Unix
2 6 (4.62%) Android
2 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
3 4 (3.08%) Windows
4 2 (1.54%) Linux
4 2 (1.54%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (18.46%) Workflow
3 22 (16.92%) SDLC
4 21 (16.15%) Business Intelligence
5 19 (14.62%) Test Automation
6 18 (13.85%) ITIL
6 18 (13.85%) Workflow Development
7 17 (13.08%) BDD
7 17 (13.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (10.00%) Defect Tracking
8 13 (10.00%) Manual Testing
8 13 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 13 (10.00%) Test Scripting
9 12 (9.23%) E-Commerce
9 12 (9.23%) OO
10 11 (8.46%) ERP
10 11 (8.46%) TDD
11 10 (7.69%) ETL
12 9 (6.92%) MVC
13 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 81 (62.31%) Java
2 24 (18.46%) PL/SQL
3 22 (16.92%) JavaScript
4 20 (15.38%) C#
4 20 (15.38%) Perl
5 8 (6.15%) T-SQL
6 7 (5.38%) C++
6 7 (5.38%) Scala
7 4 (3.08%) PHP
8 3 (2.31%) MATLAB
8 3 (2.31%) Python
8 3 (2.31%) R
8 3 (2.31%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.31%) VB
9 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
1 13 (10.00%) ISEB
1 13 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 10 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (5.38%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) HNC
4 3 (2.31%) HND
4 3 (2.31%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (16.92%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.08%) Docker
2 1 (0.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (0.77%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (0.77%) SCCM
1 1 (0.77%) SCOM
1 1 (0.77%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (25.38%) Oracle
2 22 (16.92%) Microsoft
3 18 (13.85%) Murex
4 6 (4.62%) Xamarin
5 4 (3.08%) Cloudera
5 4 (3.08%) Datameer
5 4 (3.08%) Tableau
6 3 (2.31%) ATG
6 3 (2.31%) Demandware
6 3 (2.31%) ESRI
6 3 (2.31%) hybris
7 2 (1.54%) VMware
8 1 (0.77%) Citrix
8 1 (0.77%) IBM
8 1 (0.77%) Snow
8 1 (0.77%) Symantec