Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 9 3
Rank change year-on-year +1 -6 +8
Permanent jobs citing SQL 125 73 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 19.78% 17.51% 30.99%
As % of the Programming Languages category 31.02% 26.74% 49.82%
Number of salaries quoted 81 55 93
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £24,450 £26,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £51,900 £60,000
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 403 273 283
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 63.77% 65.47% 62.20%
Number of salaries quoted 274 222 208
Northern Ireland median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,275 £26,175
90th Percentile £63,750 £56,250 £60,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +1 112 £40,000 +17.65% 24
County Londonderry +2 9 £65,000 +103.13% 1
County Armagh +6 2 £30,000 -35.14% 1
Newry - 1 - - 1
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (41.60%) Java
3 45 (36.00%) C#
4 34 (27.20%) .NET
5 29 (23.20%) JavaScript
6 26 (20.80%) Analytics
7 24 (19.20%) AngularJS
7 24 (19.20%) SQL Server
7 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
7 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
8 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
9 21 (16.80%) CSS
9 21 (16.80%) Power BI
9 21 (16.80%) Power Platform
10 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (16.00%) HTML
10 20 (16.00%) MVC
11 19 (15.20%) Oracle
11 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
12 18 (14.40%) SDLC
12 18 (14.40%) Degree
13 17 (13.60%) ASP.NET
14 16 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
14 16 (12.80%) RDBMS
14 16 (12.80%) Python
14 16 (12.80%) Data Analytics
15 15 (12.00%) Linux
15 15 (12.00%) ETL
15 15 (12.00%) 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 10 (8.00%) JBoss
2 9 (7.20%) SAS
2 9 (7.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.20%) NetWeaver
6 3 (2.40%) Apache
6 3 (2.40%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.60%) IIS
7 2 (1.60%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.80%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.80%) CMS
8 1 (0.80%) Confluence
8 1 (0.80%) nginx
8 1 (0.80%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.80%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 8 (6.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.60%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.80%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (19.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (16.80%) Power Platform
3 9 (7.20%) Dynamics 365
3 9 (7.20%) PaaS
4 7 (5.60%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.60%) Office 365
5 5 (4.00%) Azure Functions
5 5 (4.00%) Serverless
6 3 (2.40%) GitHub
7 1 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.80%) Azure Data Factory
7 1 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.80%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.80%) Yarn
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.20%) SQL Server
2 21 (16.80%) Power BI
3 19 (15.20%) Relational Database
4 16 (12.80%) RDBMS
5 13 (10.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (8.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 10 (8.00%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (6.40%) Oracle Database
8 8 (6.40%) Text Mining
9 7 (5.60%) NoSQL
10 5 (4.00%) Data Mining
11 4 (3.20%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (2.40%) Big Data
12 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
12 3 (2.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (1.60%) Informix
13 2 (1.60%) MySQL
13 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.40%) JIRA
4 3 (2.40%) Selenium
5 2 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.80%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.80%) JSUnit
6 1 (0.80%) Moq
6 1 (0.80%) ProC
6 1 (0.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.80%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.80%) TestRail
6 1 (0.80%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 15 (12.00%) Finance
2 9 (7.20%) Legal
3 8 (6.40%) General Ledger
4 3 (2.40%) Advertising
4 3 (2.40%) Banking
4 3 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.60%) Games
6 1 (0.80%) Back Office
6 1 (0.80%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 61 (48.80%) Developer
2 27 (21.60%) Software Developer
3 22 (17.60%) Java Developer
4 11 (8.80%) Analyst
5 10 (8.00%) Technical Leader
6 9 (7.20%) .NET Developer
6 9 (7.20%) Senior Developer
7 8 (6.40%) Forensic Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Java Software Developer
8 7 (5.60%) Project Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Technical Project Manager
8 7 (5.60%) Test Leader
9 6 (4.80%) Lead Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Principal Developer
10 5 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Backend Developer
11 4 (3.20%) Data Analyst
11 4 (3.20%) Full Stack Developer
12 3 (2.40%) Principal Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (27.20%) .NET
2 24 (19.20%) AngularJS
3 21 (16.80%) CSS
4 20 (16.00%) HTML
5 17 (13.60%) ASP.NET
6 12 (9.60%) .NET Framework
6 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (9.60%) ASP.NET Web API
6 12 (9.60%) EJB
6 12 (9.60%) Entity Framework
6 12 (9.60%) JDBC
6 12 (9.60%) REST
7 11 (8.80%) .NET Core
7 11 (8.80%) EJB 3.0
8 10 (8.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 9 (7.20%) JMS
9 9 (7.20%) React
10 8 (6.40%) jQuery
10 8 (6.40%) Swagger
11 7 (5.60%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.20%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.80%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.40%) Cloud Native
4 7 (5.60%) Enterprise Cloud
4 7 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (4.00%) Cyberattack
6 4 (3.20%) User Experience
7 3 (2.40%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.60%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.60%) Smart Energy
9 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.80%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (0.80%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.80%) Replication
9 1 (0.80%) Robotics
9 1 (0.80%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.80%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.00%) Linux
2 7 (5.60%) Unix
3 4 (3.20%) Windows
4 1 (0.80%) AIX
4 1 (0.80%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.80%) Analytics
3 24 (19.20%) Test Automation
4 20 (16.00%) MVC
4 20 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (14.40%) SDLC
6 16 (12.80%) Business Intelligence
6 16 (12.80%) Data Analytics
7 15 (12.00%) ETL
8 11 (8.80%) Visualisation
9 10 (8.00%) Artificial Intelligence
9 10 (8.00%) Coaching
9 10 (8.00%) Data Cleansing
9 10 (8.00%) Data Visualisation
10 9 (7.20%) Computer Science
10 9 (7.20%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.20%) Software Engineering
11 8 (6.40%) CRM
11 8 (6.40%) OO
11 8 (6.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 52 (41.60%) Java
2 45 (36.00%) C#
3 29 (23.20%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.80%) Python
5 11 (8.80%) R
6 9 (7.20%) Scala
6 9 (7.20%) T-SQL
7 8 (6.40%) Java 8
8 7 (5.60%) TypeScript
9 5 (4.00%) PHP
9 5 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (3.20%) C++
11 2 (1.60%) Java 9
11 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.80%) C
12 1 (0.80%) Go
12 1 (0.80%) Ruby
12 1 (0.80%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.80%) XPath
12 1 (0.80%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 18 (14.40%) Degree
2 9 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.80%) ISEB
3 6 (4.80%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.00%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.80%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.80%) QA
3 2 (1.60%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (11.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.80%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) Kubernetes
2 3 (2.40%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.80%) Ansible
3 1 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.80%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 19 (15.20%) Oracle
3 12 (9.60%) Tableau
4 8 (6.40%) Alteryx
5 4 (3.20%) IBM
5 4 (3.20%) SAP
6 3 (2.40%) HP
7 2 (1.60%) Google
7 2 (1.60%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.80%) Ab Initio
8 1 (0.80%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.80%) Avature
8 1 (0.80%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.80%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.80%) Talend
8 1 (0.80%) TIBCO
8 1 (0.80%) Workday