Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 7 10 10
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 167 52 88
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.94% 15.71% 15.80%
As % of the Programming Languages category 36.70% 21.94% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 57 28 66
10th Percentile £27,500 £22,750 £23,875
25th Percentile £31,000 £28,750 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £36,500 £40,000 £35,250
Median % change year-on-year -8.75% +13.48% -6.00%
75th Percentile £52,500 £55,625 £47,500
90th Percentile £62,750 £60,000 £53,750
UK median annual salary £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%

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 455 237 359
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 62.50% 71.60% 64.45%
Number of salaries quoted 258 93 251
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,750 £25,000
25th Percentile £31,063 £35,000 £30,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £47,500 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +6.25%
75th Percentile £61,250 £57,500 £62,500
90th Percentile £79,125 £60,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year +4.55% +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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +8 144 £40,000 -5.88% 22
County Londonderry 0 11 £34,000 -38.18%
County Down - 7 - -
County Tyrone -2 1 £32,500 -7.14%
County Armagh - 1 £35,000 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 92 (55.09%) AngularJS
2 86 (51.50%) Python
3 83 (49.70%) C#
4 79 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
5 77 (46.11%) .NET
6 69 (41.32%) Software Engineering
7 66 (39.52%) Java
8 57 (34.13%) Spring
9 56 (33.53%) MongoDB
10 55 (32.93%) Node.js
10 55 (32.93%) Scrum
11 51 (30.54%) TDD
12 50 (29.94%) Hibernate
12 50 (29.94%) SC Cleared
12 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
13 49 (29.34%) BDD
13 49 (29.34%) Public Sector
14 48 (28.74%) Change Control
15 46 (27.54%) QA
16 41 (24.55%) Computer Science
16 41 (24.55%) Azure
16 41 (24.55%) User Stories
17 35 (20.96%) Artificial Intelligence
18 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
18 34 (20.36%) Linux
18 34 (20.36%) NoSQL
19 33 (19.76%) AWS
20 32 (19.16%) Analytics
20 32 (19.16%) Mentoring
21 31 (18.56%) Microservices

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 7 (4.19%) CMS
1 7 (4.19%) Kentico
1 7 (4.19%) Umbraco
2 2 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.60%) Appian
3 1 (0.60%) IIS
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.60%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.40%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (24.55%) Azure
2 33 (19.76%) AWS
3 15 (8.98%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (8.38%) Serverless
5 9 (5.39%) SaaS
6 8 (4.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.79%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 8 (4.79%) Azure Functions
6 8 (4.79%) Azure Key Vault
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.40%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.80%) dbt
8 3 (1.80%) PaaS
9 2 (1.20%) Microsoft 365
9 2 (1.20%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.60%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.79%) Network Security
2 6 (3.59%) Broadband
3 4 (2.40%) SMS
4 1 (0.60%) DHCP
4 1 (0.60%) DNS
4 1 (0.60%) Firewall
4 1 (0.60%) FTP
4 1 (0.60%) HTTP
4 1 (0.60%) Internet
4 1 (0.60%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.60%) SMTP
4 1 (0.60%) SSH
4 1 (0.60%) SSL
4 1 (0.60%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.60%) Telnet
4 1 (0.60%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (33.53%) MongoDB
2 34 (20.36%) NoSQL
3 21 (12.57%) MySQL
4 16 (9.58%) SQL Server
5 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon Aurora
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 4 (2.40%) Amazon QuickSight
8 2 (1.20%) Big Data
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.20%) QGIS
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.60%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.60%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (3.59%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.99%) Selenium
4 3 (1.80%) GitLab
4 3 (1.80%) JIRA
5 2 (1.20%) JUnit
5 2 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.20%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Ant
6 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
6 1 (0.60%) gulp
6 1 (0.60%) Maven
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (29.34%) Public Sector
2 20 (11.98%) Social Skills
3 18 (10.78%) Finance
4 7 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.59%) Organisational Skills
5 6 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.80%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 2 (1.20%) Banking
7 2 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.20%) Legal
8 1 (0.60%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 81 (48.50%) Developer
2 58 (34.73%) Software Engineer
3 49 (29.34%) Software Developer
4 31 (18.56%) Cloud Engineer
5 26 (15.57%) Senior Developer
5 26 (15.57%) Senior Software Developer
6 23 (13.77%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 15 (8.98%) .NET Developer
7 15 (8.98%) Principal Cloud Engineer
7 15 (8.98%) Principal Engineer
7 15 (8.98%) Principal Software Engineer
8 14 (8.38%) .NET Software Developer
9 10 (5.99%) Python Developer
10 8 (4.79%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (3.59%) Analyst
12 5 (2.99%) Data Analyst
13 4 (2.40%) Consultant
13 4 (2.40%) Java Developer
13 4 (2.40%) Platform Engineer
13 4 (2.40%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (55.09%) AngularJS
2 77 (46.11%) .NET
3 57 (34.13%) Spring
4 55 (32.93%) Node.js
5 50 (29.94%) Hibernate
6 20 (11.98%) RESTful
7 16 (9.58%) REST
8 9 (5.39%) jQuery
8 9 (5.39%) Spring Boot
9 8 (4.79%) HTML
10 7 (4.19%) ASP.NET
10 7 (4.19%) CSS
10 7 (4.19%) React
11 5 (2.99%) JSON
11 5 (2.99%) Web Services
12 4 (2.40%) Apollo GraphQL
12 4 (2.40%) GraphQL
13 3 (1.80%) .NET Framework
13 3 (1.80%) HTML5
13 3 (1.80%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (13.77%) Greenfield Project
2 9 (5.39%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (4.19%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.59%) Cloud Native
4 6 (3.59%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.59%) STB
5 4 (2.40%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.40%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.40%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.20%) Life Science
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Internet of Things
7 1 (0.60%) iSeries
7 1 (0.60%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 34 (20.36%) Linux
2 8 (4.79%) Unix
3 6 (3.59%) Android
3 6 (3.59%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.20%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (47.31%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (41.32%) Software Engineering
3 55 (32.93%) Scrum
4 51 (30.54%) TDD
5 49 (29.34%) BDD
6 48 (28.74%) Change Control
7 41 (24.55%) Computer Science
7 41 (24.55%) User Stories
8 35 (20.96%) Artificial Intelligence
9 32 (19.16%) Analytics
9 32 (19.16%) Mentoring
10 31 (18.56%) Microservices
11 30 (17.96%) Data Analytics
12 28 (16.77%) Software Testing
13 26 (15.57%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (14.97%) Coaching
14 25 (14.97%) Collaborative Working
15 24 (14.37%) Computer Vision
16 23 (13.77%) Deep Learning
16 23 (13.77%) Threat Analysis
Programming Languages
1 86 (51.50%) Python
2 83 (49.70%) C#
3 66 (39.52%) Java
4 34 (20.36%) JavaScript
5 29 (17.37%) C++
6 10 (5.99%) TypeScript
7 6 (3.59%) C
8 5 (2.99%) Scala
9 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.40%) R
10 3 (1.80%) PowerShell
10 3 (1.80%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.20%) Java 8
12 1 (0.60%) Groovy
12 1 (0.60%) Java 11
12 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.60%) VB
12 1 (0.60%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (29.94%) SC Cleared
1 50 (29.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.77%) PhD
3 19 (11.38%) Degree
4 5 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (2.40%) AWS Certification
5 4 (2.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (2.40%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.20%) HNC
6 2 (1.20%) HND
6 2 (1.20%) OCP
7 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.60%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (27.54%) QA
2 4 (2.40%) GDPR
System Software
1 28 (16.77%) Docker
2 8 (4.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.79%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 28 (16.77%) Kubernetes
2 4 (2.40%) Terraform
3 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.60%) Nagios
Vendors
1 23 (13.77%) Google
2 21 (12.57%) Microsoft
3 13 (7.78%) Oracle
4 8 (4.79%) Sony
5 4 (2.40%) ServiceNow
6 3 (1.80%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.60%) Alteryx
7 1 (0.60%) AppDynamics
7 1 (0.60%) iManage
7 1 (0.60%) UiPath
7 1 (0.60%) Xamarin