Period
to 17 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 107 102 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 22.15% 22.37% 21.43%
As % of the Programming Languages category 29.97% 34.23% 44.17%
Number of salaries quoted 74 48 46
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £25,200 £17,575 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £46,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 357 298 163
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 73.91% 65.35% 48.51%
Number of salaries quoted 266 178 123
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £49,125 £57,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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 98 £37,500 +7.14% 35
County Londonderry - 6 £28,250 -
County Armagh +10 1 £52,500 +23.53%
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (39.25%) C#
3 40 (37.38%) Java
4 36 (33.64%) SQL Server
5 33 (30.84%) JavaScript
6 28 (26.17%) .NET
7 27 (25.23%) Finance
8 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
8 22 (20.56%) Oracle
8 22 (20.56%) OO
9 21 (19.63%) HTML
10 20 (18.69%) ASP.NET
10 20 (18.69%) CSS
11 19 (17.76%) Degree
12 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
13 17 (15.89%) MVC
14 16 (14.95%) Linux
14 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
15 15 (14.02%) AngularJS
15 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
15 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (13.08%) jQuery
17 13 (12.15%) Refactoring
17 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
17 13 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 13 (12.15%) Python
17 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
18 12 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
18 12 (11.21%) Scrum
18 12 (11.21%) TDD

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 (4.67%) Apache
1 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.87%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.87%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) JBoss
4 1 (0.93%) Kentico
4 1 (0.93%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.87%) NetSuite
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle ASCP
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.35%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.54%) Office 365
4 4 (3.74%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.87%) PaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Azure Functions
7 1 (0.93%) G Suite
7 1 (0.93%) IaaS
7 1 (0.93%) npm
7 1 (0.93%) SaaS
7 1 (0.93%) Serverless
7 1 (0.93%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) Internet
1 4 (3.74%) Unified Communications
2 1 (0.93%) DHCP
2 1 (0.93%) DNS
2 1 (0.93%) Intranet
2 1 (0.93%) LAN
2 1 (0.93%) NAS
2 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.93%) WAN
2 1 (0.93%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (33.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (8.41%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (6.54%) Power BI
7 5 (4.67%) Azure SQL Database
7 5 (4.67%) Big Data
7 5 (4.67%) MySQL
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (4.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.74%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (2.80%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.87%) Data Mining
10 2 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
10 2 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.74%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.80%) JIRA
3 3 (2.80%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
4 2 (1.87%) JUnit
4 2 (1.87%) Selenium
4 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.93%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.93%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (0.93%) gulp
5 1 (0.93%) Maven
5 1 (0.93%) TestComplete
General
1 27 (25.23%) Finance
2 6 (5.61%) Banking
2 6 (5.61%) Retail
3 4 (3.74%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.80%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Law
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 58 (54.21%) Developer
2 26 (24.30%) Software Developer
3 16 (14.95%) .NET Developer
3 16 (14.95%) Java Developer
4 12 (11.21%) DBA
5 11 (10.28%) .NET Software Developer
5 11 (10.28%) C# Developer
5 11 (10.28%) C# Software Developer
6 9 (8.41%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (7.48%) SQL DBA
8 5 (4.67%) Administrator
8 5 (4.67%) Analyst
8 5 (4.67%) Java Engineer
8 5 (4.67%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.74%) Team Leader
9 4 (3.74%) Technical Support
10 3 (2.80%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.17%) .NET
2 21 (19.63%) HTML
3 20 (18.69%) ASP.NET
3 20 (18.69%) CSS
4 15 (14.02%) .NET Framework
4 15 (14.02%) AngularJS
4 15 (14.02%) ASP.NET MVC
5 14 (13.08%) jQuery
6 10 (9.35%) Entity Framework
6 10 (9.35%) REST
7 8 (7.48%) WCF
7 8 (7.48%) XML
7 8 (7.48%) XSL
8 7 (6.54%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (5.61%) Node.js
9 6 (5.61%) Spring
10 5 (4.67%) HTML5
10 5 (4.67%) Java EE
10 5 (4.67%) Redux
10 5 (4.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.28%) Replication
3 10 (9.35%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.41%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.74%) Cloud Native
6 4 (3.74%) Data Structures
6 4 (3.74%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (3.74%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.80%) Clustering
7 3 (2.80%) Derivative
7 3 (2.80%) Equities
7 3 (2.80%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.80%) N-Tier
7 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.87%) Cyberattack
8 2 (1.87%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.87%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.87%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (14.95%) Linux
2 9 (8.41%) Unix
3 7 (6.54%) Windows
4 2 (1.87%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.93%) Android
5 1 (0.93%) OpenVMS
5 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (42.99%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.56%) OO
3 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
4 17 (15.89%) MVC
5 13 (12.15%) Refactoring
6 12 (11.21%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (11.21%) Scrum
6 12 (11.21%) TDD
7 10 (9.35%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (9.35%) OOD
7 10 (9.35%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (8.41%) Artificial Intelligence
9 8 (7.48%) Analytics
9 8 (7.48%) Data Modelling
9 8 (7.48%) Kanban
9 8 (7.48%) Mentoring
9 8 (7.48%) SDLC
10 7 (6.54%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (6.54%) Storage Management
11 6 (5.61%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.25%) C#
2 40 (37.38%) Java
3 33 (30.84%) JavaScript
4 13 (12.15%) Python
5 11 (10.28%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.54%) Shell Script
6 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
7 5 (4.67%) C++
7 5 (4.67%) R
8 4 (3.74%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.80%) PHP
9 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.87%) C
10 2 (1.87%) Java 8
10 2 (1.87%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.93%) COBOL
11 1 (0.93%) ES6
11 1 (0.93%) VB
11 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (17.76%) Degree
2 3 (2.80%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (2.80%) PhD
3 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.54%) QA
2 1 (0.93%) GDPR
System Software
1 6 (5.61%) Docker
2 3 (2.80%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.87%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.93%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (2.80%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.93%) Ansible
2 1 (0.93%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.93%) logstash
2 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.93%) Puppet
2 1 (0.93%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 22 (20.56%) Microsoft
1 22 (20.56%) Oracle
2 4 (3.74%) ATG
2 4 (3.74%) Google
2 4 (3.74%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.87%) Nintex
3 2 (1.87%) VMware
4 1 (0.93%) Ab Initio
4 1 (0.93%) Apple
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix
4 1 (0.93%) DevExpress
4 1 (0.93%) HP
4 1 (0.93%) IBM
4 1 (0.93%) MuleSoft
4 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.93%) SAP
4 1 (0.93%) Tableau