The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1359 1505 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.85% 22.54% 23.76%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.27% 57.97% 61.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1191 1370 1584
Average salary £39,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
SQL Server
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2255 2596 2889
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.93% 38.87% 38.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1941 2265 2511
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,300 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL Server
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 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
Manchester -3 786 £39,500 +5.33% 214
Cheshire -1 365 £40,000 +6.66% 83
Lancashire +1 94 £35,000 - 17
Merseyside -5 81 £42,000 +12.00% 30
Cumbria -2 15 £19,500 -40.00% 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 1660 (58.47%) .NET
2 1576 (55.51%) C#
3 1391 (49.00%) SQL
4 1335 (47.02%) ASP.NET
5 979 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
6 942 (33.18%) Microsoft
7 909 (32.02%) MVC
8 827 (29.13%) HTML
9 785 (27.65%) JavaScript
10 735 (25.89%) SQL Server 2008
11 716 (25.22%) CSS
12 693 (24.41%) Windows
13 602 (21.20%) ASP.NET MVC
14 539 (18.99%) T-SQL
15 528 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 506 (17.82%) TDD
17 493 (17.37%) Finance
18 488 (17.19%) WCF
19 480 (16.91%) jQuery
20 463 (16.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 438 (15.43%) MS Excel
22 406 (14.30%) .NET Framework
23 400 (14.09%) XML
24 388 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
25 366 (12.89%) Web Services
26 337 (11.87%) Scrum
27 332 (11.69%) VB.NET
28 310 (10.92%) HTML5
29 297 (10.46%) OO
30 290 (10.21%) Degree

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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
1 280 (9.86%) SharePoint
2 199 (7.01%) IIS
3 146 (5.14%) Node.js
4 98 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 97 (3.42%) CMS
6 73 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 64 (2.25%) Umbraco
8 62 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 36 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
10 30 (1.06%) WebLogic
10 30 (1.06%) WordPress
10 30 (1.06%) WebSphere
11 26 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
13 24 (0.85%) NServiceBus
14 23 (0.81%) Apache
14 23 (0.81%) SAS
15 22 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
16 19 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 438 (15.43%) MS Excel
2 82 (2.89%) MS Office
3 69 (2.43%) PowerPivot
4 31 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 28 (0.99%) Photoshop
6 21 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.18%) SPSS
8 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.070%) FastStats
10 1 (0.035%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.035%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 46 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (1.06%) Dynamics NAV
3 29 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 12 (0.42%) Dynamics GP
5 10 (0.35%) Magento
6 8 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
8 6 (0.21%) Exstream
9 4 (0.14%) Markit EDM
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle 11i
10 2 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.070%) Tridion
10 2 (0.070%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.070%) Visualfiles
10 2 (0.070%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.035%) Academy Housing
11 1 (0.035%) SAP ERP
11 1 (0.035%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 122 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.27%) Office 365
4 23 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.46%) SaaS
6 6 (0.21%) Yammer
7 4 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.070%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.84%) Internet
2 95 (3.35%) Firewall
3 75 (2.64%) DNS
4 62 (2.18%) SAN
5 59 (2.08%) DHCP
5 59 (2.08%) HTTP
6 52 (1.83%) LAN
7 46 (1.62%) WAN
8 43 (1.51%) VPN
9 39 (1.37%) TCP/IP
10 27 (0.95%) Wireless
11 21 (0.74%) VoIP
12 19 (0.67%) Intranet
13 17 (0.60%) VLAN
13 17 (0.60%) SMTP
14 13 (0.46%) NAS
15 12 (0.42%) LDAP
16 11 (0.39%) SSL
16 11 (0.39%) MPLS
16 11 (0.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 735 (25.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 528 (18.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 463 (16.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 274 (9.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 240 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 226 (7.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 211 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
8 183 (6.45%) Relational Database
9 162 (5.71%) MySQL
10 105 (3.70%) NoSQL
11 98 (3.45%) RDBMS
12 72 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
13 66 (2.32%) MongoDB
13 66 (2.32%) Oracle Database
14 64 (2.25%) SQL Server 2000
15 63 (2.22%) DB2
16 60 (2.11%) OLAP
17 37 (1.30%) MS Access
17 37 (1.30%) OLTP
18 32 (1.13%) DTS
Development Applications
1 228 (8.03%) Visual Studio
2 164 (5.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 155 (5.46%) NUnit
4 143 (5.04%) Git (software)
5 103 (3.63%) Subversion
6 87 (3.06%) Moq
7 69 (2.43%) Rhino Mocks
8 68 (2.40%) MSTest
9 57 (2.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 45 (1.59%) JIRA
11 42 (1.48%) Selenium
12 35 (1.23%) SpecFlow
13 19 (0.67%) Maven
14 16 (0.56%) TeamCity
15 15 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 13 (0.46%) Firebug
16 13 (0.46%) Eclipse
17 12 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
17 12 (0.42%) ReSharper
18 11 (0.39%) JUnit
General
1 493 (17.37%) Finance
2 112 (3.95%) Retail
3 98 (3.45%) Marketing
4 82 (2.89%) Games
5 61 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 52 (1.83%) Advertising
7 42 (1.48%) Banking
8 37 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.74%) Law
10 15 (0.53%) Music Industry
10 15 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.49%) Billing
12 13 (0.46%) Legal
13 12 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 11 (0.39%) Automotive
14 11 (0.39%) Back Office
15 10 (0.35%) Local Government
16 6 (0.21%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.18%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1761 (62.03%) Developer
2 880 (31.00%) .NET Developer
3 433 (15.25%) C# Developer
4 321 (11.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 316 (11.13%) Senior Developer
6 290 (10.21%) Analyst
7 260 (9.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 238 (8.38%) ASP.NET Developer
9 236 (8.31%) Software Developer
10 223 (7.85%) DBA
11 165 (5.81%) SQL DBA
12 135 (4.76%) Senior .NET Developer
13 131 (4.61%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 124 (4.37%) Web Developer
15 113 (3.98%) Senior C# Developer
16 107 (3.77%) Administrator
17 86 (3.03%) C# Software Developer
18 85 (2.99%) SQL Server DBA
19 82 (2.89%) Architect
20 80 (2.82%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1660 (58.47%) .NET
2 1335 (47.02%) ASP.NET
3 827 (29.13%) HTML
4 716 (25.22%) CSS
5 602 (21.20%) ASP.NET MVC
6 488 (17.19%) WCF
7 480 (16.91%) jQuery
8 406 (14.30%) .NET Framework
9 400 (14.09%) XML
10 366 (12.89%) Web Services
11 310 (10.92%) HTML5
12 188 (6.62%) LINQ
13 175 (6.16%) CSS3
14 161 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
15 158 (5.57%) RESTful
16 156 (5.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 153 (5.39%) Ajax
18 146 (5.14%) WPF
19 144 (5.07%) SOAP
20 133 (4.68%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 288 (10.14%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
3 102 (3.59%) Replication
4 88 (3.10%) N-Tier
5 84 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
6 73 (2.57%) Mobile App
7 71 (2.50%) Clustering
8 69 (2.43%) Management Information System
9 63 (2.22%) Computer Science
10 43 (1.51%) Statistics
11 38 (1.34%) iPhone
12 37 (1.30%) User Experience
13 33 (1.16%) Visualisation
14 31 (1.09%) Social Media
15 29 (1.02%) NHS
16 28 (0.99%) Client/Server
17 27 (0.95%) Data Integration
18 25 (0.88%) Mathematics
19 24 (0.85%) Streaming Music
20 21 (0.74%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 693 (24.41%) Windows
2 171 (6.02%) Linux
3 111 (3.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (3.84%) Android
5 69 (2.43%) UNIX
6 61 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 60 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 47 (1.66%) Windows 7
10 44 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 32 (1.13%) AIX
12 29 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (0.99%) Solaris
14 25 (0.88%) SUSE
14 25 (0.88%) Windows 8
15 21 (0.74%) zOS
15 21 (0.74%) OS/400
15 21 (0.74%) HPUX
16 10 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 10 (0.35%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 979 (34.48%) Agile Software Development
2 909 (32.02%) MVC
3 506 (17.82%) TDD
4 388 (13.67%) Business Intelligence
5 337 (11.87%) Scrum
6 297 (10.46%) OO
7 277 (9.76%) Web Application Development
8 204 (7.19%) Software Engineering
9 192 (6.76%) Web Development
10 190 (6.69%) Project Management
11 182 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
12 181 (6.38%) Dependency Injection
13 178 (6.27%) CRM
14 176 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
15 158 (5.57%) Unit Testing
16 157 (5.53%) BDD
17 156 (5.49%) E-Commerce
18 153 (5.39%) Mentoring
19 136 (4.79%) ITIL
20 125 (4.40%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1576 (55.51%) C#
2 1391 (49.00%) SQL
3 785 (27.65%) JavaScript
4 539 (18.99%) T-SQL
5 332 (11.69%) VB.NET
6 167 (5.88%) Java
7 151 (5.32%) VB
8 134 (4.72%) PHP
9 94 (3.31%) VBA
10 82 (2.89%) PowerShell
11 70 (2.47%) C++
12 65 (2.29%) Ruby
13 57 (2.01%) VB6
14 36 (1.27%) C
15 25 (0.88%) PHP5
16 23 (0.81%) Python
17 22 (0.77%) VBScript
18 17 (0.60%) PL/SQL
19 14 (0.49%) Delphi
19 14 (0.49%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 290 (10.21%) Degree
2 121 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 97 (3.42%) VCP4
4 42 (1.48%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.02%) MCP
6 27 (0.95%) MCTS
7 24 (0.85%) MCITP
8 17 (0.60%) ISTQB
9 16 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (0.53%) ISEB
10 15 (0.53%) MCSD
11 14 (0.49%) SC Cleared
12 13 (0.46%) MCSE
13 12 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
14 11 (0.39%) CCNA
14 11 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 11 (0.39%) MCAD
14 11 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (0.32%) MCPD
15 9 (0.32%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 121 (4.26%) QA
2 71 (2.50%) SLA
3 18 (0.63%) WAI
4 17 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.14%) GAMP
6 1 (0.035%) HL7
6 1 (0.035%) BS7799
6 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
System Software
1 153 (5.39%) Active Directory
2 113 (3.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (2.29%) Hyper-V
4 43 (1.51%) vSphere
5 27 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 21 (0.74%) KVM
7 18 (0.63%) XenApp
8 7 (0.25%) XenServer
9 5 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.070%) vCloud
11 2 (0.070%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.070%) Varnish
12 1 (0.035%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.035%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.035%) NFS
Systems Management
1 27 (0.95%) Tivoli
2 17 (0.60%) SCOM
3 12 (0.42%) SCCM
3 12 (0.42%) WMI
4 9 (0.32%) WSUS
5 6 (0.21%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.18%) Data Guard
6 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.14%) Puppet
8 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.070%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.070%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.070%) Control-M
9 2 (0.070%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.035%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.035%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.035%) Nagios
Vendors
1 942 (33.18%) Microsoft
2 284 (10.00%) Oracle
3 169 (5.95%) VMware
4 84 (2.96%) Cisco
5 63 (2.22%) NetApp
6 58 (2.04%) HP
7 53 (1.87%) Facebook
8 52 (1.83%) Google
9 51 (1.80%) Citrix
10 50 (1.76%) Business Objects
11 49 (1.73%) IBM
12 47 (1.66%) SAP
13 45 (1.59%) Teradata
14 38 (1.34%) Sybase
15 37 (1.30%) Red Hat
16 33 (1.16%) Juniper
17 30 (1.06%) EMC
18 29 (1.02%) Sitecore
18 29 (1.02%) Informatica
18 29 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
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