The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 457 450 532
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.51% 28.14% 25.09%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.44% 65.22% 73.48%
Number of salaries quoted 385 403 479
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £42,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
SQL Server
North West

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 Cheshire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
782 690 724
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 40.23% 43.15% 34.15%
Number of salaries quoted 628 605 648
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Cheshire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 132 £37,500 +7.14% 13
Macclesfield -2 68 £40,000 +23.07% 12
Crewe 0 52 £35,000 - 5
Knutsford +4 36 £40,000 +6.66% 3
Chester -8 31 £35,000 +1.44% 13
Wilmslow -4 20 £40,000 +14.28% 7
Ellesmere Port 0 13 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Nantwich -6 8 £42,500 +54.54% 1
Runcorn -1 7 £35,000 -4.10% 1
Northwich -1 3 £47,500 +35.71%
Daresbury -1 1 £42,500 -
Winsford -2 1 £23,000 -26.98%
Alderley Edge - 1 £30,000 - 1
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

1 607 (67.59%) .NET
2 541 (60.24%) C#
3 486 (54.12%) SQL
4 412 (45.88%) ASP.NET
5 361 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
6 321 (35.75%) T-SQL
7 282 (31.40%) MVC
8 240 (26.73%) Microsoft
9 220 (24.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 218 (24.28%) JavaScript
10 218 (24.28%) TDD
11 206 (22.94%) HTML
12 197 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
13 195 (21.71%) Windows
14 173 (19.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 167 (18.60%) WCF
16 163 (18.15%) CSS
16 163 (18.15%) Scrum
17 159 (17.71%) XML
18 154 (17.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 153 (17.04%) MS Excel
20 151 (16.82%) .NET Framework
21 145 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
22 135 (15.03%) Finance
23 132 (14.70%) Web Services
24 126 (14.03%) SQL Server 2012
25 111 (12.36%) Visual Studio
26 108 (12.03%) jQuery
27 104 (11.58%) Web Application Development
28 102 (11.36%) OO

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 50 (5.57%) IIS
2 38 (4.23%) Node.js
3 36 (4.01%) SharePoint
4 21 (2.34%) NServiceBus
5 18 (2.00%) Lync
5 18 (2.00%) MS Exchange
6 17 (1.89%) Umbraco
7 16 (1.78%) CMS
8 13 (1.45%) Tomcat
9 12 (1.34%) SAS
10 9 (1.00%) MODX
11 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.78%) WebLogic
13 4 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
13 4 (0.45%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.33%) Site Server
14 3 (0.33%) ColdFusion
14 3 (0.33%) Drupal
Applications
1 153 (17.04%) MS Excel
2 57 (6.35%) MS Office
3 30 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.56%) SPSS
4 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.56%) FastStats
5 4 (0.45%) Fireworks
6 3 (0.33%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
7 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.33%) SAP Business One
3 3 (0.33%) Magento
4 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
4 2 (0.22%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.11%) Line 500
5 1 (0.11%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 23 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.22%) Trello
3 2 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (3.67%) Internet
2 20 (2.23%) SAN
3 19 (2.12%) DNS
4 14 (1.56%) Wireless
5 12 (1.34%) Firewall
6 11 (1.22%) LAN
6 11 (1.22%) DHCP
7 10 (1.11%) WAN
8 8 (0.89%) SMS
9 7 (0.78%) TCP/IP
10 6 (0.67%) iSCSI
11 4 (0.45%) Broadband
11 4 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (0.33%) VPN
13 1 (0.11%) CTI
13 1 (0.11%) Intranet
13 1 (0.11%) FTP
13 1 (0.11%) GPRS
13 1 (0.11%) UMTS
13 1 (0.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (24.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 173 (19.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 154 (17.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 126 (14.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 91 (10.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 75 (8.35%) Relational Database
7 68 (7.57%) Data Warehouse
8 47 (5.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (4.12%) NoSQL
10 29 (3.23%) MySQL
11 19 (2.12%) Big Data
12 18 (2.00%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.78%) DTS
14 15 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 13 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
16 12 (1.34%) Oracle Database
16 12 (1.34%) MS Access
17 9 (1.00%) OLAP
17 9 (1.00%) QlikView
17 9 (1.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 111 (12.36%) Visual Studio
2 79 (8.80%) NUnit
3 75 (8.35%) Rhino Mocks
4 74 (8.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 58 (6.46%) Git (software)
6 50 (5.57%) MSTest
6 50 (5.57%) Moq
7 43 (4.79%) Subversion
8 38 (4.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 29 (3.23%) Selenium
10 22 (2.45%) JIRA
11 12 (1.34%) Eclipse
12 11 (1.22%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.00%) Selenium IDE
14 7 (0.78%) LoadRunner
15 6 (0.67%) Cucumber
15 6 (0.67%) ERwin
16 5 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
16 5 (0.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 3 (0.33%) JUnit
General
1 135 (15.03%) Finance
2 54 (6.01%) Marketing
2 54 (6.01%) Retail
3 32 (3.56%) Advertising
4 30 (3.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 22 (2.45%) Automotive
6 17 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 15 (1.67%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.89%) Banking
9 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.56%) French Language
10 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.33%) Games
11 3 (0.33%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.11%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 631 (70.27%) Developer
2 338 (37.64%) .NET Developer
3 122 (13.59%) Analyst
4 79 (8.80%) Software Developer
5 76 (8.46%) C# Developer
6 75 (8.35%) Senior Developer
7 71 (7.91%) SQL Developer
8 68 (7.57%) C# .NET Developer
9 49 (5.46%) Web Developer
10 46 (5.12%) DBA
11 45 (5.01%) VB.NET Developer
12 41 (4.57%) SQL DBA
13 40 (4.45%) Team Leader
14 39 (4.34%) ASP.NET Developer
15 37 (4.12%) Architect
16 35 (3.90%) Junior
17 29 (3.23%) Senior .NET Developer
17 29 (3.23%) C# ASP.NET Developer
18 27 (3.01%) Junior Developer
19 23 (2.56%) Analyst Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 607 (67.59%) .NET
2 412 (45.88%) ASP.NET
3 206 (22.94%) HTML
4 197 (21.94%) ASP.NET MVC
5 167 (18.60%) WCF
6 163 (18.15%) CSS
7 159 (17.71%) XML
8 151 (16.82%) .NET Framework
9 132 (14.70%) Web Services
10 108 (12.03%) jQuery
11 89 (9.91%) Castle Windsor
12 84 (9.35%) WPF
13 76 (8.46%) LINQ
13 76 (8.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
14 68 (7.57%) Ajax
14 68 (7.57%) ASP.NET Web API
15 67 (7.46%) WinForms
16 65 (7.24%) RESTful
17 63 (7.02%) SOAP
18 59 (6.57%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 54 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.90%) Inversion of Control
3 33 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 33 (3.67%) Enterprise Software
4 32 (3.56%) Social Network
5 28 (3.12%) Replication
6 21 (2.34%) N-Tier
7 19 (2.12%) Statistics
8 18 (2.00%) Blog
9 16 (1.78%) User Experience
10 14 (1.56%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.45%) Social Media
12 12 (1.34%) Open Source
12 12 (1.34%) Clustering
13 9 (1.00%) W3C
13 9 (1.00%) Mathematics
14 8 (0.89%) Visualisation
15 7 (0.78%) Data Integration
16 6 (0.67%) Management Information System
17 5 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 195 (21.71%) Windows
2 32 (3.56%) Apple iOS
2 32 (3.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (3.34%) Android
4 24 (2.67%) Linux
5 21 (2.34%) Windows 7
6 18 (2.00%) UNIX
7 17 (1.89%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.89%) Windows Phone
9 7 (0.78%) Windows Phone 8
10 6 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 6 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.67%) AIX
11 5 (0.56%) Solaris
12 4 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.22%) HPUX
13 2 (0.22%) OS/400
13 2 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 361 (40.20%) Agile Software Development
2 282 (31.40%) MVC
3 218 (24.28%) TDD
4 163 (18.15%) Scrum
5 145 (16.15%) Continuous Integration
6 104 (11.58%) Web Application Development
7 102 (11.36%) OO
8 91 (10.13%) Business Intelligence
9 81 (9.02%) ETL
10 80 (8.91%) Dependency Injection
10 80 (8.91%) BDD
11 62 (6.90%) Migration
12 59 (6.57%) MVVM
13 58 (6.46%) Kanban
14 51 (5.68%) Data Migration
15 50 (5.57%) Data Analysis
16 48 (5.35%) Software Engineering
17 47 (5.23%) SOA
18 46 (5.12%) Project Management
19 44 (4.90%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 541 (60.24%) C#
2 486 (54.12%) SQL
3 321 (35.75%) T-SQL
4 218 (24.28%) JavaScript
5 101 (11.25%) VB.NET
6 91 (10.13%) VB
7 47 (5.23%) Java
8 32 (3.56%) PHP
9 30 (3.34%) VBA
10 28 (3.12%) Ruby
10 28 (3.12%) VB6
11 14 (1.56%) PowerShell
12 8 (0.89%) XPath
12 8 (0.89%) VBScript
12 8 (0.89%) C++
13 6 (0.67%) PHP5
13 6 (0.67%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.67%) Perl
13 6 (0.67%) C
13 6 (0.67%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 94 (10.47%) Degree
2 45 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (3.01%) MCTS
4 26 (2.90%) MCP
5 24 (2.67%) MCAD
5 24 (2.67%) MCSD
6 21 (2.34%) Security Cleared
7 11 (1.22%) MCSE
8 9 (1.00%) SC Cleared
9 8 (0.89%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.78%) ISEB
10 7 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (0.67%) MCSA
12 5 (0.56%) MCITP
13 4 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.45%) CCNA
14 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.11%) A+ Certification
15 1 (0.11%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.12%) QA
2 26 (2.90%) SLA
3 8 (0.89%) HL7
4 3 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) WAI
System Software
1 29 (3.23%) Active Directory
2 14 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.22%) XenApp
5 7 (0.78%) LiteSpeed
6 6 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
9 3 (0.33%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.22%) KVM
10 2 (0.22%) XenServer
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.22%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.11%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.11%) vSphere
11 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.22%) NetBackup
2 2 (0.22%) Backup Exec
2 2 (0.22%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.11%) Nagios
3 1 (0.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.11%) Opsview
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 240 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 75 (8.35%) Oracle
3 38 (4.23%) Facebook
4 28 (3.12%) VMware
5 19 (2.12%) Citrix
5 19 (2.12%) Twitter
6 15 (1.67%) HP
7 11 (1.22%) Cisco
7 11 (1.22%) JBoss
7 11 (1.22%) Google
8 10 (1.11%) Cognos
9 9 (1.00%) Teradata
9 9 (1.00%) Telerik
10 8 (0.89%) Vertica
10 8 (0.89%) Tableau
10 8 (0.89%) Sybase
10 8 (0.89%) Sage
10 8 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.78%) Informatica
11 7 (0.78%) Symantec
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Superb Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 55,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £25,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Resource Management - Royal London
Salary: bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions
Salary: Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago