The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 12 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 24.00% 15.00% 31.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.55% 30.00% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 10 2 8
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% +35.00%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
SQL Server
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Blackpool region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Blackpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Blackpool 44.00% 50.00% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 9 11
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £37,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Blackpool region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Blackpool

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Blackpool

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 18 (60.00%) C#
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 12 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (36.67%) WCF
6 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (26.67%) WPF
8 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (23.33%) Web Services
9 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
9 7 (23.33%) MVC
10 6 (20.00%) Scrum
10 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
10 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (20.00%) Data Protection
10 6 (20.00%) MDX
10 6 (20.00%) PowerPivot
10 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
10 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Power View

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Blackpool region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (20.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 13 (43.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 12 (40.00%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (26.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (23.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Power View
7 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
7 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (23.33%) Visual Studio
2 5 (16.67%) MSTest
2 5 (16.67%) Rhino Mocks
2 5 (16.67%) Moq
2 5 (16.67%) NUnit
General
1 4 (13.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 24 (80.00%) Developer
2 16 (53.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (20.00%) DBA
3 6 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 5 (16.67%) WPF Developer
5 4 (13.33%) C# Developer
6 3 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
7 2 (6.67%) Server Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Developer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior C# Developer
8 1 (3.33%) VB.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# Software Developer
8 1 (3.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (60.00%) .NET
2 12 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 11 (36.67%) WCF
4 8 (26.67%) WPF
5 7 (23.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (23.33%) Web Services
6 6 (20.00%) MDX
7 5 (16.67%) Unity DI Container
7 5 (16.67%) Spring.NET
7 5 (16.67%) Castle Windsor
7 5 (16.67%) Ninject
8 4 (13.33%) HTML
8 4 (13.33%) CSS
8 4 (13.33%) jQuery
9 1 (3.33%) XML
9 1 (3.33%) SOAP
9 1 (3.33%) WinForms
9 1 (3.33%) LINQ
9 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.33%) Android
1 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (23.33%) MVC
3 6 (20.00%) Scrum
3 6 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (20.00%) Data Protection
3 6 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
4 5 (16.67%) Web Application Development
4 5 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.67%) Kanban
4 5 (16.67%) Dependency Injection
4 5 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (6.67%) Data Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) ETL
7 1 (3.33%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 1 (3.33%) OOD
7 1 (3.33%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 18 (60.00%) C#
2 13 (43.33%) SQL
3 6 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 5 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.33%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Microsoft