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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 6 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 97 98 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 20.38% 22.58% 29.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.43% 56.98% 71.88%
Number of salaries quoted 84 90 121
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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 Lancashire region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
175 172 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 36.76% 39.63% 41.38%
Number of salaries quoted 162 162 169
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Lancashire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Lancashire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
Blackburn +7 31 £37,500 +7.14% 4
Blackpool +1 17 £40,000 +50.94% 2
Preston -3 11 £27,500 -21.42% 1
Lytham St Annes - 9 £35,000 -
Ormskirk - 6 £29,000 -
Burnley +5 2 £25,000 -41.17% 1
Chorley -4 1 £20,500 -51.76% 2
Accrington -6 1 £40,000 +77.77%
Morecambe - 1 £35,000 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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.

1 134 (61.19%) .NET
2 126 (57.53%) C#
3 116 (52.97%) SQL
4 95 (43.38%) ASP.NET
5 86 (39.27%) MVC
6 84 (38.36%) JavaScript
7 73 (33.33%) CSS
8 72 (32.88%) HTML
9 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
10 65 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
11 58 (26.48%) jQuery
12 53 (24.20%) XML
13 51 (23.29%) Windows
14 47 (21.46%) SQL Server 2008
15 46 (21.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 39 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
16 39 (17.81%) SharePoint
16 39 (17.81%) VB.NET
16 39 (17.81%) WCF
17 35 (15.98%) Mentoring
18 34 (15.53%) Oracle
19 33 (15.07%) Java
20 32 (14.61%) Web Services
20 32 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
21 31 (14.16%) Visual Studio
21 31 (14.16%) T-SQL
22 30 (13.70%) TDD
23 28 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 28 (12.79%) .NET Framework
24 27 (12.33%) OOP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 39 (17.81%) SharePoint
2 17 (7.76%) IIS
2 17 (7.76%) SharePoint 2010
3 16 (7.31%) MS Exchange
3 16 (7.31%) CMS
4 12 (5.48%) WordPress
5 9 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.83%) FileNet
7 2 (0.91%) SAS
7 2 (0.91%) Lync
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.46%) Apache
8 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (9.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.74%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.46%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.28%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (1.83%) Exstream
3 1 (0.46%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.57%) DNS
1 10 (4.57%) Firewall
2 9 (4.11%) LAN
2 9 (4.11%) WAN
2 9 (4.11%) DHCP
3 3 (1.37%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.37%) VPN
3 3 (1.37%) MPLS
4 2 (0.91%) Intranet
5 1 (0.46%) Internet
5 1 (0.46%) IPv4
5 1 (0.46%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (21.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 39 (17.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 28 (12.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 25 (11.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (9.59%) MySQL
6 19 (8.68%) Relational Database
7 17 (7.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 13 (5.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 10 (4.57%) MongoDB
9 10 (4.57%) NoSQL
10 9 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (3.20%) Crystal Reports
12 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Power View
13 4 (1.83%) DB2
13 4 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
14 2 (0.91%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 1 (0.46%) SAP BW
15 1 (0.46%) DTS
Development Applications
1 31 (14.16%) Visual Studio
2 13 (5.94%) NUnit
2 13 (5.94%) Moq
3 11 (5.02%) Subversion
4 9 (4.11%) MSTest
4 9 (4.11%) Rhino Mocks
5 6 (2.74%) Zend Studio
6 1 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.46%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.46%) PhpStorm
General
1 14 (6.39%) Finance
2 13 (5.94%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.57%) Billing
4 9 (4.11%) Pharmaceutical
5 5 (2.28%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.83%) Marketing
7 3 (1.37%) Games
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
Job Titles
1 175 (79.91%) Developer
2 65 (29.68%) .NET Developer
3 38 (17.35%) C# Developer
4 27 (12.33%) Software Developer
5 23 (10.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 22 (10.05%) Senior Developer
7 20 (9.13%) PHP Developer
7 20 (9.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (6.85%) ASP.NET Developer
8 15 (6.85%) SQL DBA
8 15 (6.85%) DBA
9 14 (6.39%) Java Developer
9 14 (6.39%) Senior C# Developer
10 13 (5.94%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (4.57%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
12 9 (4.11%) Analyst
12 9 (4.11%) Senior .NET Developer
13 8 (3.65%) SQL Developer
14 7 (3.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 7 (3.20%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (61.19%) .NET
2 95 (43.38%) ASP.NET
3 73 (33.33%) CSS
4 72 (32.88%) HTML
5 58 (26.48%) jQuery
6 53 (24.20%) XML
7 46 (21.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 39 (17.81%) WCF
9 32 (14.61%) Web Services
10 28 (12.79%) .NET Framework
11 19 (8.68%) WPF
11 19 (8.68%) HTML5
11 19 (8.68%) AngularJS
12 18 (8.22%) Backbone.js
13 17 (7.76%) SOAP
14 16 (7.31%) CSS3
15 12 (5.48%) Zend Framework
16 11 (5.02%) JSON
17 10 (4.57%) Java EE
17 10 (4.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.94%) Mobile App
3 7 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (3.20%) N-Tier
4 6 (2.74%) Clustering
5 5 (2.28%) Mathematics
5 5 (2.28%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.83%) Tandem
6 4 (1.83%) PDA
7 3 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.37%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.37%) User Experience
8 2 (0.91%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.46%) Social Media
9 1 (0.46%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.46%) Statistics
9 1 (0.46%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 51 (23.29%) Windows
2 24 (10.96%) Linux
3 13 (5.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (3.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.28%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.83%) Android
8 3 (1.37%) Windows 8
9 2 (0.91%) UNIX
9 2 (0.91%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.46%) AIX
10 1 (0.46%) SUSE
10 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (39.27%) MVC
2 65 (29.68%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (15.98%) Mentoring
4 30 (13.70%) TDD
5 27 (12.33%) OOP
6 21 (9.59%) Web Development
7 20 (9.13%) OOD
8 17 (7.76%) Scrum
9 16 (7.31%) Software Engineering
10 15 (6.85%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (6.85%) Kanban
11 14 (6.39%) Requirements Analysis
12 12 (5.48%) E-Commerce
12 12 (5.48%) Mobile Application Development
13 11 (5.02%) OO
13 11 (5.02%) Project Management
14 10 (4.57%) ERP
14 10 (4.57%) Asset Management
14 10 (4.57%) Release Management
14 10 (4.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 126 (57.53%) C#
2 116 (52.97%) SQL
3 84 (38.36%) JavaScript
4 39 (17.81%) VB.NET
5 33 (15.07%) Java
6 31 (14.16%) T-SQL
7 20 (9.13%) PHP
8 12 (5.48%) PHP5
9 11 (5.02%) VB
10 9 (4.11%) VBA
11 7 (3.20%) VB6
12 6 (2.74%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.83%) XAML
13 4 (1.83%) Objective-C
14 3 (1.37%) VBScript
14 3 (1.37%) COBOL
15 2 (0.91%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 1 (0.46%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (6.39%) Degree
2 8 (3.65%) VCP4
3 5 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.91%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.91%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.46%) MCSA
5 1 (0.46%) CCNA
5 1 (0.46%) ISEB
5 1 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 15 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.57%) vSphere
3 5 (2.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.91%) XenApp
5 1 (0.46%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (2.74%) WMI
1 6 (2.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 67 (30.59%) Microsoft
2 34 (15.53%) Oracle
3 18 (8.22%) Zend
4 14 (6.39%) VMware
5 12 (5.48%) Cisco
6 10 (4.57%) HP
6 10 (4.57%) Epicor
7 5 (2.28%) Business Objects
7 5 (2.28%) WatchGuard
7 5 (2.28%) Sophos
8 4 (1.83%) IBM
8 4 (1.83%) Informatica
8 4 (1.83%) webMethods
8 4 (1.83%) Software AG
9 3 (1.37%) NetApp
9 3 (1.37%) Ektron
10 2 (0.91%) Red Hat
10 2 (0.91%) Citrix
10 2 (0.91%) Avaya
10 2 (0.91%) Adobe
Chorley
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: £40k - 60k per year + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Preston
Noir Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Chassam Contract
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Blackburn
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackburn
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Colne, Lancashire
Tharstern Limited
Salary: £competitive plus benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Amber IT Limited
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago