Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
24 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 6 4 8
Rank change year-on-year -2 +4 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL 103 193 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 17.88% 30.54% 21.02%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.28% 37.40% 31.33%
Number of salaries quoted 86 90 58
Northern Ireland median annual salary £39,500 £37,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.33% +5.63% -11.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £23,325
90th Percentile £57,500 £52,500 £54,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,875 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.30% +8.61% -

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 392 516 316
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 68.06% 81.65% 67.09%
Number of salaries quoted 330 300 215
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £23,100
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £51,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.94% +3.00% +5.26%

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -6 80 £40,000 +6.67% 15
Newry -1 8 £45,000 +63.64% 1
County Down - 6 £31,500 - 1
County Tyrone - 4 £37,500 -
County Londonderry -4 2 £31,250 +4.17%
County Armagh - 1 £40,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 31 (30.10%) C#
1 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 30 (29.13%) Java
3 27 (26.21%) Finance
4 25 (24.27%) Oracle
5 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (21.36%) .NET
7 20 (19.42%) PL/SQL
8 19 (18.45%) Degree
9 18 (17.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 17 (16.50%) Unix
11 16 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
11 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
12 15 (14.56%) AngularJS
12 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 14 (13.59%) ASP.NET
13 14 (13.59%) QA
13 14 (13.59%) Mentoring
14 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
14 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
15 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
15 12 (11.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (10.68%) Linux
16 11 (10.68%) Python
16 11 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
16 11 (10.68%) HTML
16 11 (10.68%) MVC
17 10 (9.71%) ERP
17 10 (9.71%) ETL

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 8 (7.77%) Oracle Workflow
2 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.91%) Apache Spark
3 3 (2.91%) JBoss
3 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.94%) NetWeaver
4 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) NServiceBus
5 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.91%) S-PLUS
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle EBS
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle ERP
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.74%) AWS
1 9 (8.74%) Azure
2 7 (6.80%) Power Platform
3 2 (1.94%) SaaS
4 1 (0.97%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.97%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (0.97%) GitHub
4 1 (0.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.97%) DHCP
1 1 (0.97%) DNS
1 1 (0.97%) HTTP
1 1 (0.97%) LAN
1 1 (0.97%) TCP/IP
1 1 (0.97%) WAN
1 1 (0.97%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (30.10%) SQL Server
2 18 (17.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (14.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (11.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (10.68%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (7.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (7.77%) Oracle Discoverer
6 8 (7.77%) Oracle Reports
7 7 (6.80%) DB2
7 7 (6.80%) OLAP
7 7 (6.80%) Oracle Database
7 7 (6.80%) Oracle OLAP
7 7 (6.80%) Pentaho
7 7 (6.80%) Power BI
7 7 (6.80%) Star Schema
7 7 (6.80%) Sybase ASE
8 6 (5.83%) MongoDB
9 5 (4.85%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.88%) Big Data
11 3 (2.91%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (7.77%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.94%) GitLab
3 2 (1.94%) JIRA
3 2 (1.94%) Selenium
3 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.97%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.97%) JUnit
4 1 (0.97%) Maven
4 1 (0.97%) Mockito
4 1 (0.97%) NUnit
4 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.97%) Postman
4 1 (0.97%) ReSharper
4 1 (0.97%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.97%) Subversion
4 1 (0.97%) TestNG
General
1 27 (26.21%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Banking
2 8 (7.77%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.94%) Retail
4 1 (0.97%) Advertising
4 1 (0.97%) Legal
4 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.97%) Public Sector
4 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (53.40%) Developer
2 15 (14.56%) Analyst
3 14 (13.59%) C# Developer
4 13 (12.62%) Software Developer
5 12 (11.65%) Applications Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Database Developer
6 10 (9.71%) Senior Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Business Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) E-Business Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Oracle Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Oracle Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) SQL Developer
7 8 (7.77%) Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) Data Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Senior Applications Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Web Applications Developer
10 5 (4.85%) Web Developer
11 4 (3.88%) DBA
11 4 (3.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (21.36%) .NET
2 15 (14.56%) AngularJS
3 14 (13.59%) ASP.NET
4 11 (10.68%) HTML
5 9 (8.74%) jQuery
6 8 (7.77%) HTML5
6 8 (7.77%) JSF
6 8 (7.77%) PrimeFaces
7 6 (5.83%) .NET Core
7 6 (5.83%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (4.85%) Spring
9 4 (3.88%) .NET Framework
9 4 (3.88%) CSS
10 3 (2.91%) EJB
10 3 (2.91%) EJB 3.0
10 3 (2.91%) JDBC
10 3 (2.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.94%) JPA
11 2 (1.94%) JTA
11 2 (1.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.62%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (9.71%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (6.80%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.85%) User Experience
5 3 (2.91%) Algorithms
5 3 (2.91%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.94%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.94%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.97%) Blog
7 1 (0.97%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.97%) iPad
7 1 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.97%) Replication
7 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.50%) Unix
2 11 (10.68%) Linux
3 9 (8.74%) Windows
4 3 (2.91%) Android
4 3 (2.91%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (15.53%) Business Intelligence
2 16 (15.53%) Test Automation
3 14 (13.59%) Mentoring
4 12 (11.65%) Computer Science
5 11 (10.68%) MVC
6 10 (9.71%) ERP
6 10 (9.71%) ETL
7 9 (8.74%) Analytics
8 8 (7.77%) Mathematics
8 8 (7.77%) Multithreading
8 8 (7.77%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (7.77%) Translating Business Requirements
8 8 (7.77%) Workflow
9 7 (6.80%) SDLC
9 7 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 6 (5.83%) Data Modelling
10 6 (5.83%) DevOps
10 6 (5.83%) Project Management
11 5 (4.85%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (30.10%) C#
2 30 (29.13%) Java
3 20 (19.42%) PL/SQL
4 13 (12.62%) JavaScript
5 11 (10.68%) Python
6 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
7 7 (6.80%) VB
8 6 (5.83%) VB.NET
8 6 (5.83%) VBA
9 4 (3.88%) C++
10 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.94%) Java 8
11 2 (1.94%) Perl
11 2 (1.94%) Scala
12 1 (0.97%) Google Apps Script
12 1 (0.97%) PHP
12 1 (0.97%) R
12 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (18.45%) Degree
2 5 (4.85%) Numerate Degree
3 4 (3.88%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (2.91%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (2.91%) HND
5 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.59%) QA
2 1 (0.97%) GDPR
2 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.97%) Docker
1 1 (0.97%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) EnCase
1 2 (1.94%) FTK
2 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 25 (24.27%) Oracle
2 12 (11.65%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.74%) SAP
4 8 (7.77%) Sybase
5 7 (6.80%) IBM
6 4 (3.88%) Tableau
7 2 (1.94%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.97%) Apple
8 1 (0.97%) Google
8 1 (0.97%) MuleSoft