The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 9 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 102 129 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 20.69% 20.25% 29.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.68% 42.57% 65.19%
Number of salaries quoted 82 111 151
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,400 £26,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £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 Merseyside region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
190 303 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.54% 47.57% 45.61%
Number of salaries quoted 151 267 237
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,250 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £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 Merseyside

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Merseyside

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Merseyside

SQL Server
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 22 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
Liverpool +2 65 £40,000 +12.67% 6
Wirral +3 13 £38,000 -30.90% 1
Birkenhead 0 11 £35,000 +2.18%
St Helens +3 8 £19,000 -49.33%
Southport -2 3 £27,000 -22.85% 2
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

1 143 (69.76%) .NET
2 137 (66.83%) C#
3 121 (59.02%) SQL
4 114 (55.61%) ASP.NET
5 101 (49.27%) MVC
6 73 (35.61%) .NET Framework
7 61 (29.76%) HTML
8 59 (28.78%) WCF
9 58 (28.29%) ASP.NET MVC
10 55 (26.83%) CSS
11 54 (26.34%) JavaScript
12 52 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
13 50 (24.39%) T-SQL
14 44 (21.46%) Microsoft
15 41 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
16 39 (19.02%) Windows
16 39 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 38 (18.54%) Git (software)
18 31 (15.12%) Internet
19 30 (14.63%) TDD
20 29 (14.15%) IIS
21 28 (13.66%) Ruby
21 28 (13.66%) RESTful
21 28 (13.66%) Web Application Development
22 27 (13.17%) Visual Studio
23 26 (12.68%) BDD
23 26 (12.68%) NoSQL
23 26 (12.68%) Node.js
24 25 (12.20%) Java
24 25 (12.20%) Linux

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 29 (14.15%) IIS
2 26 (12.68%) Node.js
3 10 (4.88%) Umbraco
4 8 (3.90%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.93%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.95%) CMS
6 4 (1.95%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.98%) NServiceBus
8 2 (0.98%) Apache
8 2 (0.98%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (7.80%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.95%) MS Office
3 2 (0.98%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 5 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.98%) Tridion
2 2 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.49%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (15.12%) Internet
2 6 (2.93%) Firewall
2 6 (2.93%) DHCP
2 6 (2.93%) DNS
3 3 (1.46%) Intranet
3 3 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (1.46%) VLAN
4 2 (0.98%) LDAP
4 2 (0.98%) SSL
5 1 (0.49%) DMZ
5 1 (0.49%) VoIP
5 1 (0.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
2 26 (12.68%) NoSQL
3 24 (11.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 19 (9.27%) Data Warehouse
5 18 (8.78%) SQL Server 2012
6 13 (6.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (5.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (5.37%) Relational Database
8 8 (3.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (3.90%) Crystal Reports
9 7 (3.41%) MySQL
10 5 (2.44%) Spotfire
10 5 (2.44%) QlikView
10 5 (2.44%) OLAP
11 4 (1.95%) WhereScape RED
11 4 (1.95%) OLAP Cube
12 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 3 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.98%) CorVu
13 2 (0.98%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (18.54%) Git (software)
2 27 (13.17%) Visual Studio
3 22 (10.73%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (6.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 13 (6.34%) Firebug
6 5 (2.44%) Cucumber
6 5 (2.44%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.44%) WebDriver
6 5 (2.44%) JIRA
6 5 (2.44%) Selenium
7 1 (0.49%) NUnit
7 1 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) MSTest
7 1 (0.49%) Rhino Mocks
7 1 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 25 (12.20%) Games
2 17 (8.29%) Retail
2 17 (8.29%) Finance
3 14 (6.83%) Law
4 6 (2.93%) Banking
5 4 (1.95%) Legal
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.98%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Back Office
8 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 137 (66.83%) Developer
2 81 (39.51%) .NET Developer
3 36 (17.56%) ASP.NET Developer
4 31 (15.12%) Web Developer
5 28 (13.66%) .NET Web Developer
6 21 (10.24%) C# Developer
7 20 (9.76%) C# .NET Developer
8 19 (9.27%) Software Developer
8 19 (9.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 15 (7.32%) Analyst
10 13 (6.34%) Senior Developer
11 12 (5.85%) DBA
11 12 (5.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 11 (5.37%) Administrator
13 10 (4.88%) Applications Developer
13 10 (4.88%) Tester
13 10 (4.88%) Automation Tester
14 9 (4.39%) SQL DBA
15 8 (3.90%) C# Web Developer
16 7 (3.41%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 143 (69.76%) .NET
2 114 (55.61%) ASP.NET
3 73 (35.61%) .NET Framework
4 61 (29.76%) HTML
5 59 (28.78%) WCF
6 58 (28.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 55 (26.83%) CSS
8 41 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
9 28 (13.66%) RESTful
10 24 (11.71%) Web Services
11 23 (11.22%) jQuery
12 20 (9.76%) HTML5
13 18 (8.78%) CSS3
13 18 (8.78%) Classic ASP
14 17 (8.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 15 (7.32%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (5.37%) XML
17 10 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 9 (4.39%) Razor View Engine
18 9 (4.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.34%) Mobile App
2 12 (5.85%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.39%) Visualisation
4 8 (3.90%) Replication
5 6 (2.93%) Open Source
6 5 (2.44%) Online Games
6 5 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (1.95%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.95%) Tandem
8 2 (0.98%) Graphic Design
8 2 (0.98%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.98%) VLE
8 2 (0.98%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.49%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.49%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.49%) Statistics
9 1 (0.49%) New Media
9 1 (0.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 39 (19.02%) Windows
2 25 (12.20%) Linux
3 8 (3.90%) Windows 7
3 8 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 7 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (2.93%) UNIX
6 5 (2.44%) Android
7 4 (1.95%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (49.27%) MVC
2 52 (25.37%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (14.63%) TDD
4 28 (13.66%) Web Application Development
5 26 (12.68%) BDD
6 17 (8.29%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.34%) Project Management
8 12 (5.85%) B2B
9 11 (5.37%) CRUD
9 11 (5.37%) Line Management
10 10 (4.88%) Responsive Web Design
10 10 (4.88%) OO
10 10 (4.88%) Scrum
11 9 (4.39%) Business Analysis
11 9 (4.39%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.39%) Time Management
12 8 (3.90%) Manual Testing
12 8 (3.90%) Automated Testing
13 6 (2.93%) CRM
13 6 (2.93%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 137 (66.83%) C#
2 121 (59.02%) SQL
3 54 (26.34%) JavaScript
4 50 (24.39%) T-SQL
5 28 (13.66%) Ruby
6 25 (12.20%) Java
7 14 (6.83%) C++
8 7 (3.41%) PHP
8 7 (3.41%) VB
9 6 (2.93%) VB.NET
10 5 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.95%) F#
12 3 (1.46%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.98%) Python
13 2 (0.98%) VBA
14 1 (0.49%) VC++
14 1 (0.49%) AWK
14 1 (0.49%) VB6
14 1 (0.49%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.49%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (5.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (1.95%) Degree
3 2 (0.98%) MCSD
4 1 (0.49%) MCTS
4 1 (0.49%) MCP
4 1 (0.49%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (10.73%) QA
2 2 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (3.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.95%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (0.98%) TIBCO Hawk
1 2 (0.98%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (21.46%) Microsoft
2 12 (5.85%) Oracle
3 5 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 4 (1.95%) Cognos
4 4 (1.95%) VMware
5 3 (1.46%) Zend
5 3 (1.46%) Tableau
6 2 (0.98%) TIBCO
6 2 (0.98%) EPiServer
6 2 (0.98%) Teradata
7 1 (0.49%) Telerik
7 1 (0.49%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.49%) IBM
7 1 (0.49%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Citrix
7 1 (0.49%) Avaya
7 1 (0.49%) Juniper
7 1 (0.49%) Apple
7 1 (0.49%) Sage
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