Period
to 20 April 2021

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 20 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 6 7 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL 90 87 232
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 23.81% 15.88% 29.97%
As % of the Programming Languages category 30.61% 24.10% 39.46%
Number of salaries quoted 56 58 106
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -12.50% - +14.29%
75th Percentile £50,625 £53,125 £48,250
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,500 £53,625
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +7.53%

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 294 361 588
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 77.78% 65.88% 75.97%
Number of salaries quoted 190 251 356
10th Percentile £27,500 £29,000 £26,750
25th Percentile £31,625 £32,000 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% - +7.59%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £59,375
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 20 April 2021.

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 20 April 2021. 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 +5 80 £35,000 -15.15% 11
County Armagh -2 1 £35,000 -12.50%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 2021, 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 40 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (42.22%) Software Engineering
3 32 (35.56%) C#
4 30 (33.33%) Java
5 26 (28.89%) Linux
5 26 (28.89%) AngularJS
6 24 (26.67%) Degree
7 21 (23.33%) Node.js
8 19 (21.11%) TypeScript
8 19 (21.11%) .NET
9 18 (20.00%) MySQL
9 18 (20.00%) Analytics
9 18 (20.00%) Computer Science
10 17 (18.89%) Git (software)
10 17 (18.89%) HTML
11 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
11 16 (17.78%) NoSQL
11 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (16.67%) Oracle
12 15 (16.67%) OO
13 14 (15.56%) CSS
13 14 (15.56%) Scrum
13 14 (15.56%) Jenkins
14 13 (14.44%) AWS
14 13 (14.44%) MVC
14 13 (14.44%) PostgreSQL
14 13 (14.44%) Python
15 12 (13.33%) Windows
15 12 (13.33%) Finance

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 (5.56%) Apache
1 5 (5.56%) Apache Pulsar
1 5 (5.56%) nginx
1 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.22%) CMS
2 2 (2.22%) Kentico
2 2 (2.22%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
3 1 (1.11%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.11%) JBoss
3 1 (1.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Actimize
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.11%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.44%) AWS
2 12 (13.33%) Azure
3 7 (7.78%) Amazon S3
4 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (5.56%) PaaS
4 5 (5.56%) Route 53
4 5 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (4.44%) npm
6 3 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (3.33%) GitHub
6 3 (3.33%) Power Platform
6 3 (3.33%) Serverless
7 2 (2.22%) Amazon Cognito
7 2 (2.22%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (2.22%) GCP
8 1 (1.11%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.67%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (5.56%) OpenVPN
3 4 (4.44%) Internet
4 1 (1.11%) FTP
4 1 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.00%) MySQL
2 16 (17.78%) NoSQL
2 16 (17.78%) SQL Server
3 13 (14.44%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (12.22%) MongoDB
5 8 (8.89%) DB2
6 7 (7.78%) CouchDB
6 7 (7.78%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
7 5 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (4.44%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.33%) Power BI
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (2.22%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.11%) Big Data
11 1 (1.11%) HBase
11 1 (1.11%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 17 (18.89%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.56%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.89%) JUnit
4 5 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 5 (5.56%) GitLab
4 5 (5.56%) Selenium
4 5 (5.56%) Subversion
4 5 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (5.56%) Travis CI
4 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.44%) Grunt
5 4 (4.44%) gulp
5 4 (4.44%) webpack
6 3 (3.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.22%) JIRA
7 2 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.11%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.11%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.11%) Maven
8 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (13.33%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.33%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (65.56%) Developer
2 34 (37.78%) Software Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Java Developer
3 12 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.00%) Backend Developer
5 8 (8.89%) Web Developer
6 7 (7.78%) Senior Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.67%) Java Software Developer
7 6 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Data Analyst
8 5 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.56%) PHP Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) Web Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Applications Developer
9 4 (4.44%) PHP Web Applications Developer
9 4 (4.44%) SQL Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.89%) AngularJS
2 21 (23.33%) Node.js
3 19 (21.11%) .NET
4 17 (18.89%) HTML
5 14 (15.56%) CSS
6 8 (8.89%) React
7 7 (7.78%) JSON
7 7 (7.78%) REST
7 7 (7.78%) RESTful
8 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
8 6 (6.67%) Ajax
8 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
8 6 (6.67%) Kafka
8 6 (6.67%) Material Design
8 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (6.67%) XML
9 5 (5.56%) Angular 2
9 5 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
9 5 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (5.56%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Analytical Mindset
2 7 (7.78%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (5.56%) Life Science
3 5 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.44%) Smart City
5 2 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.22%) User Experience
6 1 (1.11%) Derivative
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.11%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.11%) iSeries
6 1 (1.11%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.11%) Renewable Energy
6 1 (1.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.89%) Linux
2 12 (13.33%) Windows
3 7 (7.78%) Unix
4 5 (5.56%) CentOS
4 5 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.11%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
1 38 (42.22%) Software Engineering
2 18 (20.00%) Analytics
2 18 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (16.67%) OO
5 14 (15.56%) Scrum
6 13 (14.44%) MVC
7 12 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (13.33%) Test Automation
7 12 (13.33%) User Stories
8 11 (12.22%) Data Science
8 11 (12.22%) DevOps
9 10 (11.11%) Web Development
10 9 (10.00%) Front End Development
10 9 (10.00%) Mathematics
11 8 (8.89%) Configuration Management
12 7 (7.78%) Fintech
12 7 (7.78%) Machine Learning
13 6 (6.67%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 40 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 32 (35.56%) C#
3 30 (33.33%) Java
4 19 (21.11%) TypeScript
5 13 (14.44%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) C
6 7 (7.78%) C++
6 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.67%) PHP
7 6 (6.67%) Ruby
8 5 (5.56%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.33%) R
10 1 (1.11%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.11%) Dart
10 1 (1.11%) Groovy
10 1 (1.11%) Java 8
10 1 (1.11%) RPG
10 1 (1.11%) RPG IV
10 1 (1.11%) RPG/400
Qualifications
1 24 (26.67%) Degree
2 11 (12.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (6.67%) HNC
3 6 (6.67%) HND
4 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (2.22%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Docker
2 5 (5.56%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
2 5 (5.56%) Ansible
2 5 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
2 5 (5.56%) Grafana
2 5 (5.56%) Munin
2 5 (5.56%) Nagios
2 5 (5.56%) Prometheus
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
2 5 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (16.67%) Oracle
2 6 (6.67%) IBM
3 5 (5.56%) Lets Encrypt
3 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.33%) Google
5 1 (1.11%) Facebook
5 1 (1.11%) Sybase
5 1 (1.11%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.11%) Xamarin