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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 7 4
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1106 1326 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.41% 19.19% 22.71%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.41% 58.11% 57.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1016 1187 1347
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
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
1801 2282 2596
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.61% 33.02% 39.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1577 1991 2266
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 +4 607 £42,500 +8.97% 169
Cheshire +2 282 £40,000 - 66
Merseyside +4 117 £40,000 - 32
Lancashire -1 77 £35,000 +9.37% 17
Cumbria -3 6 £35,000 +94.44% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 1249 (51.51%) .NET
2 1239 (51.09%) SQL
3 1159 (47.79%) C#
4 877 (36.16%) ASP.NET
5 851 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
6 763 (31.46%) Microsoft
7 745 (30.72%) MVC
8 583 (24.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 579 (23.88%) Windows
10 521 (21.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 509 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 490 (20.21%) TDD
13 487 (20.08%) HTML
14 476 (19.63%) JavaScript
15 464 (19.13%) T-SQL
15 464 (19.13%) ASP.NET MVC
16 459 (18.93%) Finance
17 426 (17.57%) CSS
18 389 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
19 378 (15.59%) WCF
20 357 (14.72%) MS Excel
21 344 (14.19%) SQL Server 2014
22 337 (13.90%) jQuery
23 325 (13.40%) Web Services
24 324 (13.36%) SQL Server 2012
25 323 (13.32%) .NET Framework
26 295 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
27 282 (11.63%) Web Application Development
28 272 (11.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 263 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 178 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 165 (6.80%) Node.js
3 111 (4.58%) IIS
4 101 (4.16%) BizTalk Server
5 86 (3.55%) MS Exchange
6 76 (3.13%) CMS
7 42 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 33 (1.36%) SharePoint 2013
9 31 (1.28%) Umbraco
9 31 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 25 (1.03%) Tomcat
12 22 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.87%) WebSphere
14 20 (0.82%) Lync
15 18 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
16 16 (0.66%) ColdFusion
17 13 (0.54%) Apache
18 10 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 10 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 357 (14.72%) MS Excel
2 93 (3.84%) MS Office
3 46 (1.90%) PowerPivot
4 19 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.49%) Fireworks
7 10 (0.41%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.082%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.082%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 47 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.74%) Visualfiles
3 17 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
3 17 (0.70%) Dynamics NAV
4 12 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 10 (0.41%) SAP Business One
6 7 (0.29%) Infor SunSystems
6 7 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.21%) Cognos Controller
7 5 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
7 5 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
7 5 (0.21%) Line 500
8 4 (0.16%) Magento
8 4 (0.16%) Tridion
9 2 (0.082%) assyst
9 2 (0.082%) Markit EDM
9 2 (0.082%) MFGPRO
9 2 (0.082%) Payment Gateway
9 2 (0.082%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.082%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 174 (7.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.73%) Office 365
4 22 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
5 19 (0.78%) SaaS
6 15 (0.62%) IBM PureFlex
7 8 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 7 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.29%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.082%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.082%) AWS CloudTrail
10 2 (0.082%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.082%) IaaS
10 2 (0.082%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.041%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.041%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.041%) Symantec.cloud
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.79%) Internet
2 91 (3.75%) Firewall
3 83 (3.42%) SAN
4 65 (2.68%) DNS
5 63 (2.60%) WAN
6 58 (2.39%) LAN
7 56 (2.31%) VPN
8 38 (1.57%) DHCP
9 35 (1.44%) HTTP
10 34 (1.40%) TCP/IP
11 27 (1.11%) VoIP
12 22 (0.91%) VLAN
13 21 (0.87%) Intranet
14 18 (0.74%) Wireless
15 17 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
16 11 (0.45%) NAS
17 10 (0.41%) Network Security
18 9 (0.37%) FTP
18 9 (0.37%) SNMP
19 8 (0.33%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 583 (24.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 521 (21.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 509 (20.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 344 (14.19%) SQL Server 2014
5 324 (13.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 272 (11.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 196 (8.08%) Data Warehouse
8 152 (6.27%) Relational Database
9 132 (5.44%) NoSQL
10 120 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
11 101 (4.16%) MySQL
12 78 (3.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 74 (3.05%) OLAP
14 72 (2.97%) SQL Server 2000
15 61 (2.52%) RDBMS
16 52 (2.14%) Power BI
17 46 (1.90%) Oracle Database
18 35 (1.44%) OLTP
19 33 (1.36%) MongoDB
20 31 (1.28%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 263 (10.85%) Team Foundation Server
2 246 (10.14%) Visual Studio
3 188 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 158 (6.52%) NUnit
5 107 (4.41%) MSTest
6 93 (3.84%) Subversion
7 84 (3.46%) Moq
8 74 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
9 63 (2.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 46 (1.90%) JIRA
11 43 (1.77%) Selenium
12 33 (1.36%) HP UFT
13 29 (1.20%) JUnit
13 29 (1.20%) Maven
14 23 (0.95%) Jenkins
15 21 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
16 20 (0.82%) Cucumber
16 20 (0.82%) SpecFlow
16 20 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 16 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 459 (18.93%) Finance
2 83 (3.42%) Games
3 75 (3.09%) Marketing
4 71 (2.93%) Retail
5 50 (2.06%) Advertising
5 50 (2.06%) Banking
6 43 (1.77%) Legal
6 43 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.44%) Law
8 33 (1.36%) Back Office
9 29 (1.20%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.29%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.29%) Local Government
11 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.082%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.082%) Billing
12 2 (0.082%) Electronics
13 1 (0.041%) Automotive
13 1 (0.041%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.041%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1386 (57.15%) Developer
2 780 (32.16%) .NET Developer
3 458 (18.89%) C# Developer
4 362 (14.93%) C# .NET Developer
5 306 (12.62%) SQL Developer
6 285 (11.75%) Analyst
7 278 (11.46%) ASP.NET Developer
8 238 (9.81%) DBA
9 229 (9.44%) SQL DBA
10 225 (9.28%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 171 (7.05%) Software Developer
12 164 (6.76%) Senior Developer
13 140 (5.77%) .NET Software Developer
14 130 (5.36%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 129 (5.32%) C# Software Developer
16 117 (4.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 108 (4.45%) Web Developer
18 107 (4.41%) SQL Server DBA
19 106 (4.37%) SQL Server Developer
20 101 (4.16%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1249 (51.51%) .NET
2 877 (36.16%) ASP.NET
3 487 (20.08%) HTML
4 464 (19.13%) ASP.NET MVC
5 426 (17.57%) CSS
6 378 (15.59%) WCF
7 337 (13.90%) jQuery
8 325 (13.40%) Web Services
9 323 (13.32%) .NET Framework
10 295 (12.16%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 257 (10.60%) XML
12 204 (8.41%) Entity Framework
13 200 (8.25%) ASP.NET Web API
14 187 (7.71%) LINQ
15 184 (7.59%) AngularJS
16 172 (7.09%) RESTful
17 160 (6.60%) HTML5
18 157 (6.47%) Ajax
19 140 (5.77%) WPF
20 123 (5.07%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 214 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 152 (6.27%) Replication
3 80 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
4 76 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 68 (2.80%) Clustering
6 67 (2.76%) Inversion of Control
7 62 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 60 (2.47%) Management Information System
9 58 (2.39%) User Experience
10 46 (1.90%) Data Centre
11 42 (1.73%) iPhone
12 35 (1.44%) N-Tier
13 31 (1.28%) Statistics
14 24 (0.99%) Data Integration
14 24 (0.99%) Mathematics
15 23 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 23 (0.95%) FlexPod
16 21 (0.87%) VCE vBlock
17 19 (0.78%) Visualisation
18 18 (0.74%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 579 (23.88%) Windows
2 190 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 96 (3.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 94 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (3.42%) Linux
6 80 (3.30%) Android
7 57 (2.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (1.90%) Unix
9 43 (1.77%) Windows 10
10 41 (1.69%) Windows 7
11 38 (1.57%) Windows 8
12 35 (1.44%) Solaris
13 34 (1.40%) AIX
14 29 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 23 (0.95%) Apple iOS
16 22 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 16 (0.66%) HPUX
18 15 (0.62%) OS/400
18 15 (0.62%) SUSE
18 15 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
2 745 (30.72%) MVC
3 490 (20.21%) TDD
4 389 (16.04%) Business Intelligence
5 282 (11.63%) Web Application Development
6 219 (9.03%) Scrum
7 209 (8.62%) ETL
8 201 (8.29%) OO
9 200 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
10 171 (7.05%) BDD
11 154 (6.35%) Dependency Injection
12 145 (5.98%) Software Engineering
13 129 (5.32%) High Availability
13 129 (5.32%) Mentoring
14 126 (5.20%) ITIL
15 125 (5.15%) Performance Tuning
16 123 (5.07%) Project Management
17 122 (5.03%) Kanban
18 116 (4.78%) OOP
19 115 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1239 (51.09%) SQL
2 1159 (47.79%) C#
3 476 (19.63%) JavaScript
4 464 (19.13%) T-SQL
5 215 (8.87%) Java
6 201 (8.29%) VB.NET
7 92 (3.79%) VB
8 84 (3.46%) PowerShell
9 77 (3.18%) Ruby
10 75 (3.09%) PHP
11 71 (2.93%) C++
12 68 (2.80%) VBA
13 35 (1.44%) C
13 35 (1.44%) VB6
14 23 (0.95%) VBScript
15 20 (0.82%) PL/SQL
16 18 (0.74%) TypeScript
17 12 (0.49%) PHP 5
17 12 (0.49%) Shell Script
18 11 (0.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 203 (8.37%) Degree
2 106 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
3 71 (2.93%) ISEB
4 45 (1.86%) MCSE
5 41 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (1.61%) CCNA
7 34 (1.40%) Security Cleared
8 30 (1.24%) ISTQB
9 25 (1.03%) MCP
10 23 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
11 21 (0.87%) CCNP
11 21 (0.87%) SC Cleared
11 21 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 20 (0.82%) MCITP
13 19 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 19 (0.78%) MCSA
14 15 (0.62%) MCTS
15 13 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (0.49%) NCDA
17 10 (0.41%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (4.33%) QA
2 49 (2.02%) SLA
3 18 (0.74%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.29%) HL7
4 7 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.082%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.082%) WCAG
7 1 (0.041%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.041%) WAI
System Software
1 145 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 111 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.39%) Hyper-V
4 27 (1.11%) vSphere
5 17 (0.70%) XenApp
6 15 (0.62%) KVM
7 11 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 11 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 10 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
8 10 (0.41%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.25%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (0.25%) VirtualBox
11 4 (0.16%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.16%) SRDF
11 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.12%) Firmware
12 3 (0.12%) vCloud
12 3 (0.12%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 37 (1.53%) SCCM
2 36 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
3 19 (0.78%) Perfmon
4 18 (0.74%) LiteSpeed
5 16 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 16 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
6 15 (0.62%) Tivoli
7 12 (0.49%) Backup Exec
7 12 (0.49%) SCOM
8 11 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.45%) WSUS
9 10 (0.41%) Data Guard
9 10 (0.41%) HP SIM
10 8 (0.33%) NetBackup
10 8 (0.33%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.29%) Puppet
12 6 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
13 5 (0.21%) CA Single Sign-On
13 5 (0.21%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 763 (31.46%) Microsoft
2 177 (7.30%) Oracle
3 155 (6.39%) VMware
4 76 (3.13%) IBM
5 67 (2.76%) Citrix
6 59 (2.43%) Google
7 56 (2.31%) Cisco
8 42 (1.73%) Facebook
9 41 (1.69%) Tableau
10 36 (1.48%) Cognos
10 36 (1.48%) NetApp
11 33 (1.36%) Symantec
12 32 (1.32%) HP
13 28 (1.15%) EMC
13 28 (1.15%) Juniper
14 24 (0.99%) Red Hat
15 23 (0.95%) Twitter
16 22 (0.91%) Brocade
16 22 (0.91%) SAP
17 19 (0.78%) EPiServer
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