Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 10 5 5
Rank change year-on-year -5 0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 78 115 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 18.53% 27.25% 18.75%
As % of the Programming Languages category 26.71% 41.22% 38.78%
Number of salaries quoted 63 62 41
Northern Ireland median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
10th Percentile £24,250 £21,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £95,000 £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 292 279 147
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 69.36% 66.11% 48.36%
Number of salaries quoted 228 169 121
Northern Ireland median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £26,000 £21,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,250 £59,500 £50,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -5 67 £37,500 - 36
County Londonderry - 5 £32,000 -
County Tyrone +3 3 £28,500 -18.57%
County Armagh +10 1 £52,500 +23.53% 2
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (39.74%) C#
3 27 (34.62%) Java
3 27 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 23 (29.49%) .NET
5 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
6 18 (23.08%) Oracle
6 18 (23.08%) Finance
7 17 (21.79%) OO
8 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
9 14 (17.95%) Linux
9 14 (17.95%) Degree
9 14 (17.95%) Relational Database
9 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
10 13 (16.67%) CSS
10 13 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
11 12 (15.38%) HTML
12 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
13 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
13 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
13 10 (12.82%) Analytics
13 10 (12.82%) Python
13 10 (12.82%) MVC
14 9 (11.54%) Scrum
14 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
14 9 (11.54%) jQuery
15 8 (10.26%) TDD
15 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL

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 (6.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Solr
2 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.28%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
3 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) JBoss
3 1 (1.28%) Kentico
3 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.28%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle ASCP
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle iStore
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.41%) Office 365
4 2 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.28%) Azure Functions
5 1 (1.28%) G Suite
5 1 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.28%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) npm
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Serverless
5 1 (1.28%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.13%) Unified Communications
2 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (1.28%) Intranet
3 1 (1.28%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 14 (17.95%) Relational Database
3 7 (8.97%) Power BI
3 7 (8.97%) RDBMS
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.13%) MySQL
6 3 (3.85%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (3.85%) Blockchain
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.56%) Big Data
7 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (1.28%) CA Release Automation
5 1 (1.28%) gulp
5 1 (1.28%) JDeveloper
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Maven
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.28%) RStudio
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Retail
3 5 (6.41%) Legal
4 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.85%) Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.28%) Front Office
7 1 (1.28%) Law
7 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (55.13%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Software Developer
3 13 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 12 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 9 (11.54%) C# Developer
6 8 (10.26%) C# Software Developer
7 7 (8.97%) .NET Software Developer
7 7 (8.97%) Analyst
8 6 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
9 5 (6.41%) Administrator
9 5 (6.41%) DBA
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (5.13%) Java Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) Applications Developer
11 3 (3.85%) Java Team Leader
11 3 (3.85%) MySQL DBA
11 3 (3.85%) Report Analyst
11 3 (3.85%) Support Engineer
11 3 (3.85%) Team Leader
12 2 (2.56%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (29.49%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 13 (16.67%) CSS
4 12 (15.38%) HTML
5 10 (12.82%) AngularJS
5 10 (12.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
6 9 (11.54%) jQuery
7 7 (8.97%) Entity Framework
8 5 (6.41%) Node.js
8 5 (6.41%) Redux
8 5 (6.41%) REST
8 5 (6.41%) WCF
8 5 (6.41%) WPF
8 5 (6.41%) XML
9 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web API
9 4 (5.13%) Spring
9 4 (5.13%) XSL
10 3 (3.85%) Java EE
10 3 (3.85%) React
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.41%) Replication
4 4 (5.13%) Data Structures
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
5 3 (3.85%) Clustering
5 3 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.56%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.56%) Derivative
6 2 (2.56%) Equities
6 2 (2.56%) Fixed Income
6 2 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.56%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.28%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.95%) Linux
2 8 (10.26%) Windows
3 6 (7.69%) Unix
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (21.79%) OO
3 13 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (14.10%) Software Engineering
5 10 (12.82%) Analytics
5 10 (12.82%) MVC
6 9 (11.54%) Scrum
7 8 (10.26%) TDD
8 7 (8.97%) Artificial Intelligence
8 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (8.97%) OOD
8 7 (8.97%) Refactoring
9 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 5 (6.41%) ERP
10 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
10 5 (6.41%) OOP
10 5 (6.41%) SDLC
10 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
10 5 (6.41%) Workflow
11 4 (5.13%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 31 (39.74%) C#
2 27 (34.62%) Java
2 27 (34.62%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.82%) Python
4 8 (10.26%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.85%) TypeScript
7 2 (2.56%) Java 8
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.56%) VBA
8 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.28%) C++
8 1 (1.28%) ES6
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) R
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
8 1 (1.28%) Scala
8 1 (1.28%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) Degree
2 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.56%) HNC
3 2 (2.56%) HND
4 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.28%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.28%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.28%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Ansible
1 1 (1.28%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.28%) logstash
1 1 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.28%) Puppet
1 1 (1.28%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (23.08%) Oracle
2 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.13%) ATG
4 3 (3.85%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) DevExpress
5 2 (2.56%) Google
5 2 (2.56%) MuleSoft
5 2 (2.56%) Nintex
5 2 (2.56%) Tableau
5 2 (2.56%) VMware
5 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
6 1 (1.28%) Ab Initio
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe
6 1 (1.28%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.28%) Citrix
6 1 (1.28%) Sage
6 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.28%) SAP
6 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.28%) Symantec