Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 9 10 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL 94 75 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.31% 18.16% 24.40%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.26% 26.22% 37.21%
Number of salaries quoted 70 60 57
Northern Ireland median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £23,750 £24,700 £20,650
90th Percentile £53,750 £55,125 £73,700
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 358 286 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 65.93% 69.25% 65.58%
Number of salaries quoted 255 226 177
Northern Ireland median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £26,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £65,000 £53,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,250
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.63% +1.58%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +3 83 £37,500 - 13
County Londonderry +1 5 £27,500 -14.06% 1
County Down - 3 £31,500 -
County Tyrone +3 1 £25,000 -28.57% 4
Newry - 1 - -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.85%) C#
2 29 (30.85%) Java
3 27 (28.72%) .NET
4 24 (25.53%) JavaScript
5 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
5 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 19 (20.21%) Linux
7 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
7 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
8 15 (15.96%) Oracle
8 15 (15.96%) MVC
9 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
9 14 (14.89%) Analytics
10 13 (13.83%) HTML
10 13 (13.83%) CSS
10 13 (13.83%) Python
11 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
12 11 (11.70%) Windows
12 11 (11.70%) Finance
12 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
13 10 (10.64%) Degree
13 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (10.64%) DevOps
13 10 (10.64%) User Experience
14 9 (9.57%) Mentoring
14 9 (9.57%) Data Analytics
14 9 (9.57%) Unix
14 9 (9.57%) Azure
14 9 (9.57%) jQuery

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 (5.32%) JBoss
1 5 (5.32%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.19%) Apache
2 3 (3.19%) IIS
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle Workflow
2 3 (3.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.13%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.06%) Confluence
4 1 (1.06%) nginx
4 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.06%) S-PLUS
3 1 (1.06%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.13%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Azure
2 8 (8.51%) AWS
3 6 (6.38%) Power Platform
4 4 (4.26%) GitHub
5 3 (3.19%) Office 365
6 2 (2.13%) Azure Functions
6 2 (2.13%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (2.13%) PaaS
6 2 (2.13%) Serverless
7 1 (1.06%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (1.06%) GCP
7 1 (1.06%) SaaS
7 1 (1.06%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.06%) DHCP
1 1 (1.06%) DNS
1 1 (1.06%) HTTP
1 1 (1.06%) LAN
1 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.06%) WAN
1 1 (1.06%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.51%) Relational Database
3 7 (7.45%) Big Data
3 7 (7.45%) NoSQL
3 7 (7.45%) Oracle Database
3 7 (7.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.38%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.38%) Power BI
4 6 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.32%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.19%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.19%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (3.19%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.13%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (2.13%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.06%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.19%) JIRA
3 3 (3.19%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (2.13%) GitLab
4 2 (2.13%) Selenium
4 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.06%) JSUnit
5 1 (1.06%) Moq
5 1 (1.06%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.06%) TestRail
5 1 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.06%) webpack
General
1 11 (11.70%) Finance
2 5 (5.32%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Advertising
4 3 (3.19%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Back Office
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Legal
6 1 (1.06%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 51 (54.26%) Developer
2 23 (24.47%) Software Developer
3 18 (19.15%) Analyst
4 11 (11.70%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.51%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.45%) Data Analyst
7 6 (6.38%) .NET Developer
7 6 (6.38%) Applications Developer
7 6 (6.38%) C# Developer
8 4 (4.26%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.26%) C++ Software Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Lead Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Lead Software Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Support Analyst
8 4 (4.26%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) E-Business Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Junior Analyst
9 3 (3.19%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (3.19%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.72%) .NET
2 16 (17.02%) AngularJS
2 16 (17.02%) ASP.NET
3 13 (13.83%) CSS
3 13 (13.83%) HTML
4 9 (9.57%) jQuery
5 8 (8.51%) .NET Framework
5 8 (8.51%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (7.45%) .NET Core
6 7 (7.45%) Spring
7 6 (6.38%) REST
8 5 (5.32%) Node.js
8 5 (5.32%) React
8 5 (5.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (5.32%) Web Services
9 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (4.26%) EJB
9 4 (4.26%) Entity Framework
9 4 (4.26%) JDBC
10 3 (3.19%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.64%) User Experience
3 7 (7.45%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (5.32%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.19%) Smart Energy
7 2 (2.13%) Cloud Native
7 2 (2.13%) Cyberattack
7 2 (2.13%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Public Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.13%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.06%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.06%) iPad
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (20.21%) Linux
2 11 (11.70%) Windows
3 9 (9.57%) Unix
4 4 (4.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.19%) Android
6 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.06%) AIX
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.17%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.96%) MVC
3 14 (14.89%) Analytics
3 14 (14.89%) Test Automation
4 11 (11.70%) Software Engineering
5 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (10.64%) DevOps
6 9 (9.57%) Data Analytics
6 9 (9.57%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.51%) Scrum
7 8 (8.51%) SDLC
8 7 (7.45%) ITIL
9 6 (6.38%) Computer Science
9 6 (6.38%) Customer Engagement
9 6 (6.38%) Cyber Intelligence
9 6 (6.38%) ERP
9 6 (6.38%) Project Management
9 6 (6.38%) Web Development
10 5 (5.32%) Data Analysis
10 5 (5.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.85%) C#
1 29 (30.85%) Java
2 24 (25.53%) JavaScript
3 13 (13.83%) Python
4 6 (6.38%) PL/SQL
4 6 (6.38%) T-SQL
5 5 (5.32%) C++
6 4 (4.26%) TypeScript
6 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 3 (3.19%) PowerShell
7 3 (3.19%) Scala
7 3 (3.19%) VB
8 2 (2.13%) Java 8
8 2 (2.13%) Perl
8 2 (2.13%) PHP
9 1 (1.06%) Go
9 1 (1.06%) R
9 1 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (1.06%) XPath
9 1 (1.06%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 10 (10.64%) Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.19%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) ISEB
3 2 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.13%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.51%) QA
2 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (6.38%) Docker
2 1 (1.06%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (3.19%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.13%) EnCase
2 2 (2.13%) FTK
Vendors
1 20 (21.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.96%) Oracle
3 3 (3.19%) SAP
3 3 (3.19%) ServiceNow
4 2 (2.13%) Tableau
5 1 (1.06%) Ab Initio
5 1 (1.06%) Apple
5 1 (1.06%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.06%) Avature
5 1 (1.06%) Google
5 1 (1.06%) IBM
5 1 (1.06%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.06%) Talend
5 1 (1.06%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.06%) Workday