The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 16 11 4
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 22 41 169
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 10.09% 17.75% 46.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 31.88% 46.07% 83.66%
Number of salaries quoted 19 32 143
Average salary £35,000 £36,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,400 £30,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £44,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Chester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
69 89 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Chester 31.65% 38.53% 55.04%
Number of salaries quoted 56 60 166
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,600 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £42,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Chester

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Chester region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Chester

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 33 (66.00%) .NET
3 32 (64.00%) C#
4 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET
6 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
6 25 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 24 (48.00%) CSS
8 22 (44.00%) jQuery
9 21 (42.00%) HTML
9 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
9 21 (42.00%) MVC
10 18 (36.00%) .NET Framework
10 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 17 (34.00%) Relational Database
12 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
14 14 (28.00%) Web Services
14 14 (28.00%) WCF
15 12 (24.00%) ADO.NET
15 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
15 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 12 (24.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
17 10 (20.00%) Visual Studio
18 9 (18.00%) Windows
19 8 (16.00%) MySQL
20 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Chester 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 3 (6.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) Photoshop
2 2 (4.00%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) Fireworks
3 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (34.00%) Relational Database
3 16 (32.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 16 (32.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (16.00%) MySQL
5 7 (14.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (14.00%) MongoDB
6 4 (8.00%) Big Data
6 4 (8.00%) OLTP
6 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (6.00%) DTS
7 3 (6.00%) Hadoop
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (6.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (6.00%) VLDB
8 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (4.00%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
9 1 (2.00%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 6 (12.00%) NUnit
3 6 (12.00%) Rhino Mocks
3 6 (12.00%) Moq
4 5 (10.00%) MSTest
5 2 (4.00%) Git (software)
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 33 (66.00%) Developer
2 24 (48.00%) .NET Developer
3 8 (16.00%) DBA
4 7 (14.00%) Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Trainee Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Trainee Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Trainee
6 2 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Graduate Web Developer
6 2 (4.00%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) SQL DBA
6 2 (4.00%) Graduate Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Graduate
6 2 (4.00%) Tester
6 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Database Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (66.00%) .NET
2 26 (52.00%) ASP.NET
3 24 (48.00%) CSS
4 22 (44.00%) jQuery
5 21 (42.00%) HTML
6 18 (36.00%) .NET Framework
6 18 (36.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (28.00%) WCF
7 14 (28.00%) Web Services
8 12 (24.00%) ADO.NET
8 12 (24.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 12 (24.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 6 (12.00%) WPF
10 5 (10.00%) Silverlight
10 5 (10.00%) WinForms
10 5 (10.00%) Unity DI Container
10 5 (10.00%) Spring.NET
10 5 (10.00%) Castle Windsor
10 5 (10.00%) Ninject
11 3 (6.00%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Replication
2 5 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.00%) Clustering
3 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.00%) Open Source
5 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
5 1 (2.00%) W3C
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.00%) Windows
2 2 (4.00%) Android
2 2 (4.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (42.00%) MVC
3 11 (22.00%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (12.00%) TDD
4 6 (12.00%) Kanban
4 6 (12.00%) Scrum
5 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (10.00%) Dependency Injection
5 5 (10.00%) MVVM
5 5 (10.00%) Web Development
5 5 (10.00%) OO
6 4 (8.00%) Data Modelling
6 4 (8.00%) ETL
6 4 (8.00%) Migration
6 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
7 3 (6.00%) Dimensional Modelling
7 3 (6.00%) Data Transformation
7 3 (6.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 35 (70.00%) SQL
2 32 (64.00%) C#
3 25 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (42.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) Java
6 2 (4.00%) PHP
6 2 (4.00%) VBA
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Degree
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.00%) MCTS
3 1 (2.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) WAI
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) Tableau
2 3 (6.00%) Vertica
3 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
4 1 (2.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Telerik
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