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 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

SQL (Structured Query Language)
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs citing SQL 70 25 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 25.64% 19.53% 21.90%
As % of the Programming Languages category 48.61% 33.33% 34.85%
Number of salaries quoted 55 24 17
Median salary £47,500 £38,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.58% +29.16%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £44,250 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for programming language skills.

Programming Language Skills
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 144 75 66
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 52.75% 58.59% 62.86%
Number of salaries quoted 116 57 45
Median salary £38,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +2.50%  

SQL
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing SQL as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim +8 65 £47,500 +22.58% 7
County Tyrone - 4 £37,500 -
SQL
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT jobs citing SQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Northern Ireland region with a requirement for SQL.

1 71 (60.17%) Java
2 40 (33.90%) Oracle
3 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (29.66%) PL/SQL
5 34 (28.81%) SQL Server
6 23 (19.49%) .NET
6 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
6 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (18.64%) Relational Database
7 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
7 22 (18.64%) C#
8 20 (16.95%) TDD
9 19 (16.10%) QA
10 18 (15.25%) Degree
10 18 (15.25%) Retail
11 17 (14.41%) WebSphere
11 17 (14.41%) HTML
11 17 (14.41%) SDLC
12 16 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (12.71%) JMS
13 15 (12.71%) Web Services
13 15 (12.71%) Unix
13 15 (12.71%) Finance
13 15 (12.71%) JIRA
13 15 (12.71%) AngularJS
14 14 (11.86%) Scrum
15 13 (11.02%) CSS
15 13 (11.02%) J2EE
15 13 (11.02%) Enterprise Software
16 12 (10.17%) BDD

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 17 (14.41%) WebSphere
2 6 (5.08%) JBoss
2 6 (5.08%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.39%) NetWeaver
3 4 (3.39%) SAS
3 4 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.54%) ArcGIS
4 3 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.85%) IIS
5 1 (0.85%) Kentico
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.69%) MS Office
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (2.54%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.85%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) GitHub
2 3 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (0.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.54%) NAS
1 3 (2.54%) SAN
2 2 (1.69%) LAN
2 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (28.81%) SQL Server
2 22 (18.64%) Relational Database
3 9 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.78%) Oracle Database
4 8 (6.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (5.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (5.93%) RDBMS
6 6 (5.08%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.39%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
8 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (2.54%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 2 (1.69%) Big Data
9 2 (1.69%) MySQL
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.69%) SSDT
10 1 (0.85%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 15 (12.71%) JIRA
2 10 (8.47%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.08%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (5.08%) Selenium
3 6 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 4 (3.39%) PVCS
5 3 (2.54%) JDeveloper
5 3 (2.54%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.69%) CruiseControl
6 2 (1.69%) NUnit
General
1 18 (15.25%) Retail
2 15 (12.71%) Finance
3 12 (10.17%) Front Office
4 10 (8.47%) Banking
5 7 (5.93%) Manufacturing
6 5 (4.24%) Marketing
7 4 (3.39%) Advertising
7 4 (3.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.85%) Games
8 1 (0.85%) Law
8 1 (0.85%) Legal
8 1 (0.85%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 62 (52.54%) Developer
2 41 (34.75%) Java Developer
3 17 (14.41%) Senior Developer
4 14 (11.86%) Analyst
5 13 (11.02%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (10.17%) .NET Developer
7 10 (8.47%) QA Engineer
8 9 (7.63%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.93%) Applications Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Mobile Developer
10 6 (5.08%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Xamarin Developer
11 5 (4.24%) Data Analyst
12 4 (3.39%) C++ Developer
12 4 (3.39%) C++ Software Developer
12 4 (3.39%) DBA
12 4 (3.39%) Oracle Consultant
12 4 (3.39%) PHP Developer
12 4 (3.39%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.49%) .NET
2 17 (14.41%) HTML
3 15 (12.71%) AngularJS
3 15 (12.71%) JMS
3 15 (12.71%) Web Services
4 13 (11.02%) CSS
4 13 (11.02%) J2EE
5 12 (10.17%) ASP.NET
6 11 (9.32%) Java EE
7 10 (8.47%) .NET Framework
7 10 (8.47%) Silverlight
8 9 (7.63%) Java EE 5
8 9 (7.63%) WPF
9 6 (5.08%) Entity Framework
9 6 (5.08%) Sass
9 6 (5.08%) SOAP
9 6 (5.08%) XML
10 5 (4.24%) WCF
11 4 (3.39%) Ajax
11 4 (3.39%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.02%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (9.32%) Computer Science
4 10 (8.47%) Derivative
5 8 (6.78%) Mobile App
5 8 (6.78%) Smart Energy
6 7 (5.93%) Algorithms
6 7 (5.93%) Data Structures
7 6 (5.08%) Credit Derivative
8 2 (1.69%) EPoS
9 1 (0.85%) CMDB
9 1 (0.85%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.85%) FMCG
9 1 (0.85%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.85%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 15 (12.71%) Unix
2 7 (5.93%) Linux
3 6 (5.08%) Android
3 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
4 4 (3.39%) Windows
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (16.95%) TDD
3 17 (14.41%) SDLC
4 16 (13.56%) Business Intelligence
5 14 (11.86%) Scrum
6 12 (10.17%) BDD
7 11 (9.32%) Data Protection
7 11 (9.32%) Mentoring
7 11 (9.32%) OO
8 10 (8.47%) ATDD
8 10 (8.47%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (8.47%) E-Commerce
8 10 (8.47%) User Stories
9 9 (7.63%) Asset Management
9 9 (7.63%) ERP
9 9 (7.63%) Manual Testing
10 8 (6.78%) Automated Testing
10 8 (6.78%) EAM
10 8 (6.78%) Mathematics
10 8 (6.78%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 71 (60.17%) Java
2 35 (29.66%) PL/SQL
3 22 (18.64%) C#
3 22 (18.64%) JavaScript
4 11 (9.32%) Shell Script
5 8 (6.78%) T-SQL
6 6 (5.08%) C++
6 6 (5.08%) Scala
7 4 (3.39%) PHP
8 2 (1.69%) MATLAB
8 2 (1.69%) R
8 2 (1.69%) VB
8 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.85%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) Degree
2 7 (5.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) ISEB
3 6 (5.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.54%) CTC Cleared
4 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.69%) HNC
5 2 (1.69%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (16.10%) QA
2 5 (4.24%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.85%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 4 (3.39%) Docker
2 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) SCCM
1 1 (0.85%) WMI
Vendors
1 40 (33.90%) Oracle
2 23 (19.49%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.08%) Xamarin
4 5 (4.24%) IBM
4 5 (4.24%) SAP
5 4 (3.39%) Actimize
5 4 (3.39%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.54%) ATG
6 3 (2.54%) Demandware
6 3 (2.54%) ESRI
6 3 (2.54%) hybris
6 3 (2.54%) VMware
7 2 (1.69%) Adobe
8 1 (0.85%) Apple
8 1 (0.85%) Google
8 1 (0.85%) HP
8 1 (0.85%) Snow
8 1 (0.85%) Symantec
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £33000.00 - £450000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
County Londonderry
KnownFour
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
aap3
Salary: £100000 - £800000 per annum + V.Attractive
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Antrim
Experian
Posted: 16 days ago
Belfast
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago