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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 9 8 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -5
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 80 126 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 16.99% 22.14% 30.45%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 43.96% 43.00% 66.42%
Number of salaries quoted 68 114 162
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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
182 293 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 38.64% 51.49% 45.85%
Number of salaries quoted 154 261 241
Average salary £40,000 £36,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £28,950
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Liverpool 0 63 £40,000 +6.66% 14
Wirral +4 10 £38,000 +4.10% 6
Birkenhead +2 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Southport -1 3 £27,000 -25.51%
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 139 (72.40%) .NET
2 130 (67.71%) C#
3 123 (64.06%) SQL
4 116 (60.42%) ASP.NET
5 105 (54.69%) MVC
6 77 (40.10%) .NET Framework
7 61 (31.77%) JavaScript
8 55 (28.65%) HTML
9 54 (28.13%) CSS
9 54 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
9 54 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
10 53 (27.60%) WCF
11 49 (25.52%) Microsoft
12 46 (23.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 45 (23.44%) ASP.NET Web API
14 44 (22.92%) T-SQL
15 40 (20.83%) Windows
16 36 (18.75%) IIS
17 33 (17.19%) Git (software)
18 31 (16.15%) TDD
19 28 (14.58%) QA
19 28 (14.58%) RESTful
19 28 (14.58%) Web Application Development
20 26 (13.54%) BDD
21 24 (12.50%) Internet
22 23 (11.98%) Web Services
23 22 (11.46%) Visual Studio
24 21 (10.94%) Node.js
24 21 (10.94%) NoSQL
24 21 (10.94%) Ruby

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 36 (18.75%) IIS
2 21 (10.94%) Node.js
3 14 (7.29%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (5.21%) Umbraco
6 8 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (2.08%) CMS
9 3 (1.56%) MS Exchange
10 2 (1.04%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.56%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (4.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Tridion
3 1 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.13%) Office 365
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (12.50%) Internet
2 5 (2.60%) Firewall
2 5 (2.60%) DNS
2 5 (2.60%) DHCP
3 3 (1.56%) VoIP
4 2 (1.04%) VPN
4 2 (1.04%) DMZ
4 2 (1.04%) VLAN
5 1 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.52%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (23.96%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (10.94%) NoSQL
3 20 (10.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 15 (7.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 13 (6.77%) SQL Server 2005
6 12 (6.25%) Relational Database
7 10 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (3.65%) Crystal Reports
9 6 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (2.60%) Spotfire
10 5 (2.60%) QlikView
10 5 (2.60%) MySQL
11 4 (2.08%) OLAP Cube
11 4 (2.08%) OLAP
11 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (1.56%) MongoDB
13 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
14 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
14 1 (0.52%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 33 (17.19%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.46%) Visual Studio
3 17 (8.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (6.77%) Firebug
4 13 (6.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (1.04%) Selenium
5 2 (1.04%) JIRA
5 2 (1.04%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.04%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.52%) Subversion
6 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 20 (10.42%) Games
2 14 (7.29%) Retail
2 14 (7.29%) Finance
2 14 (7.29%) Law
3 5 (2.60%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.56%) Music Industry
4 3 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 125 (65.10%) Developer
2 76 (39.58%) .NET Developer
3 33 (17.19%) ASP.NET Developer
4 30 (15.63%) Web Developer
5 28 (14.58%) .NET Web Developer
6 17 (8.85%) Software Developer
7 16 (8.33%) C# .NET Developer
7 16 (8.33%) C# Developer
8 14 (7.29%) Administrator
8 14 (7.29%) Analyst
8 14 (7.29%) DBA
9 13 (6.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 12 (6.25%) Senior Developer
11 11 (5.73%) SQL DBA
12 8 (4.17%) Applications Developer
13 7 (3.65%) Automation Tester
13 7 (3.65%) Junior Data Analyst
13 7 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 7 (3.65%) Data Analyst
13 7 (3.65%) Senior Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 139 (72.40%) .NET
2 116 (60.42%) ASP.NET
3 77 (40.10%) .NET Framework
4 55 (28.65%) HTML
5 54 (28.13%) CSS
5 54 (28.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 53 (27.60%) WCF
7 45 (23.44%) ASP.NET Web API
8 28 (14.58%) RESTful
9 23 (11.98%) Web Services
10 17 (8.85%) HTML5
11 16 (8.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 16 (8.33%) CSS3
12 15 (7.81%) jQuery
13 14 (7.29%) Classic ASP
14 10 (5.21%) AngularJS
14 10 (5.21%) KnockoutJS
15 8 (4.17%) Ajax
16 7 (3.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 7 (3.65%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 10 (5.21%) Replication
3 8 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 7 (3.65%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.13%) Open Source
6 5 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.04%) Online Games
7 2 (1.04%) Biotechnology
7 2 (1.04%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.52%) New Media
8 1 (0.52%) Statistics
8 1 (0.52%) Tandem
8 1 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 40 (20.83%) Windows
2 18 (9.38%) Linux
3 9 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (4.69%) Windows 7
4 6 (3.13%) Windows XP
5 4 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 3 (1.56%) UNIX
7 2 (1.04%) Android
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (54.69%) MVC
2 54 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (16.15%) TDD
4 28 (14.58%) Web Application Development
5 26 (13.54%) BDD
6 12 (6.25%) B2B
7 11 (5.73%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (5.73%) OO
7 11 (5.73%) CRUD
7 11 (5.73%) Line Management
8 9 (4.69%) CRM
8 9 (4.69%) Scrum
9 8 (4.17%) Automated Testing
9 8 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 8 (4.17%) Manual Testing
9 8 (4.17%) Time Management
10 7 (3.65%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (3.13%) OOA/OOD
11 6 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.60%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 130 (67.71%) C#
2 123 (64.06%) SQL
3 61 (31.77%) JavaScript
4 44 (22.92%) T-SQL
5 21 (10.94%) Ruby
6 16 (8.33%) Java
7 10 (5.21%) C++
8 5 (2.60%) F#
8 5 (2.60%) PHP
9 4 (2.08%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.04%) VBA
11 2 (1.04%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) X++
Qualifications
1 16 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (3.65%) MCP
3 6 (3.13%) MCAD
3 6 (3.13%) MCSD
3 6 (3.13%) MCTS
4 4 (2.08%) Degree
5 2 (1.04%) ISEB
5 2 (1.04%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (14.58%) QA
2 3 (1.56%) GAMP
System Software
1 6 (3.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 49 (25.52%) Microsoft
2 6 (3.13%) Oracle
3 5 (2.60%) Business Objects
4 3 (1.56%) Zend
4 3 (1.56%) VMware
4 3 (1.56%) Avaya
4 3 (1.56%) Cognos
5 2 (1.04%) Juniper
5 2 (1.04%) HP
5 2 (1.04%) Citrix
5 2 (1.04%) Teradata
5 2 (1.04%) EPiServer
5 2 (1.04%) Tableau
5 2 (1.04%) Facebook
6 1 (0.52%) Apple
6 1 (0.52%) SAP
6 1 (0.52%) Xamarin
Wirral, Merseyside
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool
Blue Town Online
Salary: £17k - 35k per year
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £50000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Quindell Resourcing
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Noir Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wirral
Noir Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Wirral
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Merseyside
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, North West
Aspect Software
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Wirral
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Liverpool
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Liverpool
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago