Period
to 30 September 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 30 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
30 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 9 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL 53 86 76
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 16.41% 15.55% 18.45%
As % of the Programming Languages category 22.36% 24.02% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 30 68 68
Median annual salary £41,250 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £23,925 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,750 £55,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +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 237 358 285
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 73.37% 64.74% 69.17%
Number of salaries quoted 92 249 224
Median annual salary £48,750 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £25,000 £26,075
90th Percentile £60,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -3 38 £43,750 +16.67% 21
County Tyrone - 7 £35,000 -
County Fermanagh - 3 £32,500 -
County Londonderry -1 1 £55,000 +100.00% 2
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) Analytics
2 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (24.53%) Java
3 12 (22.64%) C#
3 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
3 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (20.75%) Power BI
4 11 (20.75%) Power Platform
5 10 (18.87%) Decision-Making
5 10 (18.87%) Data Modelling
5 10 (18.87%) Python
6 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
6 9 (16.98%) Linux
7 8 (15.09%) .NET
7 8 (15.09%) Finance
7 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
8 7 (13.21%) Mathematics
8 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
8 7 (13.21%) Fintech
9 6 (11.32%) Data Analytics
9 6 (11.32%) MySQL
9 6 (11.32%) SAP
9 6 (11.32%) Windows
10 5 (9.43%) Web Services
10 5 (9.43%) Oracle
10 5 (9.43%) Migration
10 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
10 5 (9.43%) AngularJS

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 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
1 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Power Platform
2 4 (7.55%) Azure
3 2 (3.77%) AWS
3 2 (3.77%) GCP
4 1 (1.89%) GitHub
4 1 (1.89%) IaaS
4 1 (1.89%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (24.53%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (22.64%) SQL Server
3 11 (20.75%) Power BI
4 6 (11.32%) MySQL
5 4 (7.55%) Crystal Reports
6 3 (5.66%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.66%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.77%) RDBMS
7 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.89%) Bower
2 1 (1.89%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.89%) Grunt
2 1 (1.89%) Jasmine
2 1 (1.89%) JUnit
2 1 (1.89%) NUnit
2 1 (1.89%) Selenium
General
1 8 (15.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Local Government
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (47.17%) Developer
2 12 (22.64%) Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Software Developer
4 8 (15.09%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Data Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Data Migration Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Migration Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Power BI Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) C++ Developer
6 4 (7.55%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.66%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Full Stack Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) .NET
2 5 (9.43%) AngularJS
2 5 (9.43%) Web Services
3 3 (5.66%) React
3 3 (5.66%) WinForms
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.77%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (3.77%) CSS
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) WPF
4 2 (3.77%) XML
5 1 (1.89%) .NET Core
5 1 (1.89%) Backbone.js
5 1 (1.89%) Flask
5 1 (1.89%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.89%) JSP
5 1 (1.89%) Spring Batch
5 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
5 1 (1.89%) Spring Integration
5 1 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (22.64%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.55%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.77%) Biotechnology
3 2 (3.77%) Life Science
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (16.98%) Linux
2 6 (11.32%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Analytics
1 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
2 10 (18.87%) Data Modelling
2 10 (18.87%) Decision-Making
3 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
4 7 (13.21%) Fintech
4 7 (13.21%) Mathematics
5 6 (11.32%) Data Analytics
6 5 (9.43%) Data Migration
6 5 (9.43%) Low Latency
6 5 (9.43%) Migration
7 4 (7.55%) Machine Learning
7 4 (7.55%) Mathematical Modelling
7 4 (7.55%) OO
7 4 (7.55%) Physics
7 4 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (7.55%) Risk Analytics
7 4 (7.55%) SDLC
8 3 (5.66%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) Java
2 12 (22.64%) C#
3 10 (18.87%) Python
4 7 (13.21%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.55%) C++
6 3 (5.66%) VBA
7 2 (3.77%) R
8 1 (1.89%) Java 8
8 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.89%) Ruby
8 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Docker
1 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
1 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.89%) Ansible
1 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
1 1 (1.89%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) SAP
2 5 (9.43%) Oracle
3 4 (7.55%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.89%) Splunk
4 1 (1.89%) VMware