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 17 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 127 151 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.05% 30.57% 32.29%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.95% 74.75% 66.51%
Number of salaries quoted 119 131 127
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £25,000 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
205 202 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 40.43% 40.89% 48.55%
Number of salaries quoted 191 178 194
Average salary £30,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.85% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £24,841
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £45,000 £50,000
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 17 December 2014.

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 17 December 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
Preston -9 32 £30,500 -10.94% 2
Blackpool 0 18 £33,500 +26.41% 3
Blackburn +8 13 £34,000 -20.00% 3
Lancaster -2 5 £26,000 -25.71%
Morecambe - 4 £35,000 -
Lytham St Annes -1 3 £39,000 +23.80% 1
Chorley -9 3 £42,500 -10.52% 3
Accrington -2 2 £42,500 +88.88%
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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.

1 169 (70.12%) .NET
2 162 (67.22%) C#
3 134 (55.60%) SQL
4 114 (47.30%) ASP.NET
5 87 (36.10%) JavaScript
6 85 (35.27%) HTML
7 84 (34.85%) CSS
7 84 (34.85%) MVC
8 77 (31.95%) jQuery
9 66 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (26.14%) Microsoft
11 61 (25.31%) WCF
12 56 (23.24%) XML
13 51 (21.16%) SQL Server 2012
14 50 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
15 48 (19.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 44 (18.26%) .NET Framework
17 42 (17.43%) T-SQL
18 41 (17.01%) Mentoring
19 39 (16.18%) Web Services
20 38 (15.77%) Windows
21 37 (15.35%) VB.NET
22 35 (14.52%) SOAP
23 33 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
24 31 (12.86%) MS Excel
24 31 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 31 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
25 30 (12.45%) PHP
25 30 (12.45%) WPF
26 27 (11.20%) OOP

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 23 (9.54%) CMS
2 21 (8.71%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.05%) WordPress
4 11 (4.56%) IIS
4 11 (4.56%) MS Exchange
5 10 (4.15%) SharePoint 2010
6 8 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.07%) SAS
8 3 (1.24%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.83%) ColdFusion
9 2 (0.83%) Lync
10 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.41%) Apache
Applications
1 31 (12.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.49%) PowerPivot
3 4 (1.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.41%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (3.32%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (2.49%) Sage 50
3 5 (2.07%) Magento
4 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.41%) SAP xMII
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.32%) DNS
1 8 (3.32%) LAN
1 8 (3.32%) WAN
1 8 (3.32%) DHCP
2 7 (2.90%) Firewall
3 6 (2.49%) VPN
4 4 (1.66%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) Intranet
6 1 (0.41%) IPv4
6 1 (0.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (21.16%) SQL Server 2012
2 48 (19.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 33 (13.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 31 (12.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 20 (8.30%) MySQL
6 19 (7.88%) Relational Database
7 18 (7.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 18 (7.47%) Crystal Reports
8 10 (4.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (2.49%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (2.49%) Microsoft Power View
11 4 (1.66%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (1.24%) MongoDB
12 3 (1.24%) NoSQL
12 3 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
13 2 (0.83%) DTS
14 1 (0.41%) SAP HANA
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (9.54%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.32%) Subversion
3 6 (2.49%) Zend Studio
4 5 (2.07%) Eclipse
5 4 (1.66%) NUnit
5 4 (1.66%) MSTest
5 4 (1.66%) Moq
6 3 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.83%) PowerBuilder
7 2 (0.83%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 13 (5.39%) Finance
2 8 (3.32%) Pharmaceutical
3 7 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.90%) Back Office
4 6 (2.49%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.49%) Retail
5 5 (2.07%) Marketing
6 4 (1.66%) Legal
6 4 (1.66%) Games
6 4 (1.66%) Billing
7 2 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 198 (82.16%) Developer
2 65 (26.97%) .NET Developer
3 52 (21.58%) C# Developer
4 44 (18.26%) Software Developer
5 34 (14.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 27 (11.20%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 25 (10.37%) Senior Developer
8 21 (8.71%) ASP.NET Developer
9 19 (7.88%) PHP Developer
10 16 (6.64%) Senior C# Developer
11 14 (5.81%) Analyst
12 13 (5.39%) Web Developer
13 12 (4.98%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (4.56%) Java Developer
15 10 (4.15%) Mid-Level PHP Developer
16 8 (3.32%) Junior
16 8 (3.32%) Support Engineer
16 8 (3.32%) DBA
16 8 (3.32%) SQL Developer
16 8 (3.32%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (70.12%) .NET
2 114 (47.30%) ASP.NET
3 85 (35.27%) HTML
4 84 (34.85%) CSS
5 77 (31.95%) jQuery
6 61 (25.31%) WCF
7 56 (23.24%) XML
8 50 (20.75%) ASP.NET MVC
9 44 (18.26%) .NET Framework
10 39 (16.18%) Web Services
11 35 (14.52%) SOAP
12 30 (12.45%) WPF
13 21 (8.71%) HTML5
14 18 (7.47%) Backbone.js
14 18 (7.47%) ADO.NET
15 17 (7.05%) XSL
16 15 (6.22%) AngularJS
17 12 (4.98%) CSS3
17 12 (4.98%) Zend Framework
18 11 (4.56%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 31 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.05%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (5.39%) Mobile App
4 7 (2.90%) N-Tier
5 6 (2.49%) PDA
6 5 (2.07%) Social Media
6 5 (2.07%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
7 3 (1.24%) User Experience
8 2 (0.83%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
9 1 (0.41%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.41%) Replication
9 1 (0.41%) Animation
9 1 (0.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (15.77%) Windows
2 23 (9.54%) Linux
3 6 (2.49%) Android
3 6 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (1.66%) Windows 8
5 3 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.83%) UNIX
6 2 (0.83%) Windows XP
6 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.41%) SUSE
7 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (34.85%) MVC
2 66 (27.39%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (17.01%) Mentoring
4 27 (11.20%) OOP
5 26 (10.79%) E-Commerce
6 24 (9.96%) Web Development
7 21 (8.71%) OOD
8 20 (8.30%) OO
9 17 (7.05%) Load Testing
9 17 (7.05%) Multithreading
9 17 (7.05%) Parallel Computing
10 16 (6.64%) TDD
10 16 (6.64%) Project Management
10 16 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
11 15 (6.22%) Kanban
12 13 (5.39%) Scrum
12 13 (5.39%) Requirements Analysis
13 12 (4.98%) Mobile Application Development
13 12 (4.98%) Software Engineering
13 12 (4.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 162 (67.22%) C#
2 134 (55.60%) SQL
3 87 (36.10%) JavaScript
4 42 (17.43%) T-SQL
5 37 (15.35%) VB.NET
6 30 (12.45%) PHP
7 20 (8.30%) Java
8 17 (7.05%) VB
9 14 (5.81%) VB6
10 12 (4.98%) PHP5
11 9 (3.73%) XAML
12 7 (2.90%) C
12 7 (2.90%) VBA
13 6 (2.49%) C++
13 6 (2.49%) Uniface
13 6 (2.49%) PowerShell
14 4 (1.66%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.41%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.41%) VBScript
15 1 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (8.71%) Degree
2 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.41%) CCNA
3 1 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.41%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (0.41%) HL7
System Software
1 10 (4.15%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.90%) vSphere
3 2 (0.83%) XenApp
4 1 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (2.49%) WMI
Vendors
1 63 (26.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (7.47%) Zend
3 16 (6.64%) Oracle
4 9 (3.73%) VMware
4 9 (3.73%) Cisco
5 8 (3.32%) Epicor
6 6 (2.49%) Sage
6 6 (2.49%) HP
7 5 (2.07%) WatchGuard
7 5 (2.07%) Sophos
7 5 (2.07%) Business Objects
8 3 (1.24%) Ektron
8 3 (1.24%) NetApp
9 2 (0.83%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.83%) Avaya
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix
9 2 (0.83%) Adobe
10 1 (0.41%) NETGEAR
10 1 (0.41%) Open Text
10 1 (0.41%) Draytek
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