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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 989 1336 1642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.09% 21.92% 24.14%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.94% 61.57% 64.65%
Number of salaries quoted 894 1161 1444
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
1707 2170 2540
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.22% 35.60% 37.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1482 1825 2203
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 575 £40,000 - 136
Cheshire 0 223 £38,000 -5.00% 51
Merseyside -1 92 £40,000 - 21
Lancashire -3 81 £35,000 - 19
Cumbria -9 7 £38,750 +33.62% 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1154 (55.53%) .NET
2 1067 (51.35%) C#
3 1022 (49.18%) SQL
4 796 (38.31%) ASP.NET
5 732 (35.23%) Microsoft
6 700 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
7 636 (30.61%) MVC
8 466 (22.43%) JavaScript
9 450 (21.66%) Windows
10 445 (21.41%) T-SQL
10 445 (21.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 432 (20.79%) HTML
12 425 (20.45%) CSS
13 409 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
14 408 (19.63%) Finance
15 385 (18.53%) TDD
15 385 (18.53%) ASP.NET MVC
16 351 (16.89%) MS Excel
17 350 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 311 (14.97%) WCF
18 311 (14.97%) SQL Server 2014
19 307 (14.77%) jQuery
20 301 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
21 291 (14.00%) .NET Framework
22 275 (13.23%) Web Services
23 235 (11.31%) SQL Server 2012
24 229 (11.02%) Degree
25 227 (10.92%) Scrum
26 226 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
27 224 (10.78%) Web Development

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 136 (6.54%) SharePoint
2 123 (5.92%) Node.js
3 70 (3.37%) IIS
4 69 (3.32%) BizTalk Server
5 67 (3.22%) CMS
6 61 (2.94%) MS Exchange
7 30 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 28 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 24 (1.15%) Umbraco
10 23 (1.11%) Skype for Business
11 22 (1.06%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (0.91%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.48%) EPiServer CMS
15 9 (0.43%) Drupal
16 8 (0.38%) Apache
16 8 (0.38%) Confluence
16 8 (0.38%) Sitecore CMS
16 8 (0.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 351 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 112 (5.39%) MS Office
3 27 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 24 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 20 (0.96%) Fireworks
6 11 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.24%) SPSS
8 3 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.096%) MS Project
10 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 24 (1.15%) Visualfiles
2 21 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.34%) SDL Web 8
6 6 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.14%) FastStats
8 3 (0.14%) Line 500
8 3 (0.14%) OPENContractor
8 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
9 2 (0.096%) Dynamics GP
9 2 (0.096%) SAP Business One
9 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.048%) Cognos Controller
10 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
10 1 (0.048%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 1 (0.048%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.048%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.048%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 186 (8.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 70 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (2.98%) Office 365
4 26 (1.25%) Google Play
5 19 (0.91%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
6 13 (0.63%) PaaS
6 13 (0.63%) SaaS
7 10 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 10 (0.48%) IaaS
8 6 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.29%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.29%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.24%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.24%) GitHub
10 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.048%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.048%) Sage Pay
11 1 (0.048%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 84 (4.04%) Internet
2 66 (3.18%) SAN
3 58 (2.79%) Firewall
4 53 (2.55%) VPN
5 48 (2.31%) LAN
6 43 (2.07%) WAN
7 39 (1.88%) DNS
8 34 (1.64%) DHCP
9 29 (1.40%) HTTP
10 25 (1.20%) VLAN
11 20 (0.96%) TCP/IP
12 16 (0.77%) NAS
13 9 (0.43%) Network Security
14 8 (0.38%) FTP
14 8 (0.38%) Intranet
14 8 (0.38%) IP Telephony
15 7 (0.34%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.34%) IPv4
15 7 (0.34%) Unified Communications
15 7 (0.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 445 (21.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 409 (19.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 350 (16.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 311 (14.97%) SQL Server 2014
5 235 (11.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 204 (9.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 176 (8.47%) Data Warehouse
8 148 (7.12%) Relational Database
9 122 (5.87%) MySQL
10 115 (5.53%) NoSQL
11 89 (4.28%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (2.84%) Power BI
13 49 (2.36%) RDBMS
14 45 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
15 43 (2.07%) MongoDB
15 43 (2.07%) QlikView
16 38 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 35 (1.68%) SQL Server 2000
18 33 (1.59%) MS Access
19 30 (1.44%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 177 (8.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 174 (8.37%) Visual Studio
3 164 (7.89%) Git (software)
4 98 (4.72%) NUnit
5 84 (4.04%) Subversion
6 76 (3.66%) MSTest
7 64 (3.08%) Moq
8 59 (2.84%) JIRA
9 56 (2.69%) Rhino Mocks
10 50 (2.41%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 33 (1.59%) JUnit
12 29 (1.40%) Selenium
13 27 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
14 24 (1.15%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.77%) Jenkins
16 11 (0.53%) SpecFlow
17 10 (0.48%) Mercurial
18 8 (0.38%) AccuRev
18 8 (0.38%) Maven
18 8 (0.38%) ReSharper
General
1 408 (19.63%) Finance
2 78 (3.75%) Games
3 66 (3.18%) Legal
4 60 (2.89%) Banking
4 60 (2.89%) Marketing
5 57 (2.74%) Telecoms
6 53 (2.55%) Retail
7 36 (1.73%) Law
8 33 (1.59%) Back Office
9 24 (1.15%) Manufacturing
10 14 (0.67%) Advertising
11 10 (0.48%) Music Industry
12 8 (0.38%) Billing
12 8 (0.38%) Publishing
13 7 (0.34%) Local Government
14 5 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.096%) Electronics
16 1 (0.048%) Arabic Language
16 1 (0.048%) French Language
16 1 (0.048%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1270 (61.12%) Developer
2 744 (35.80%) .NET Developer
3 449 (21.61%) C# Developer
4 379 (18.24%) C# .NET Developer
5 256 (12.32%) ASP.NET Developer
6 230 (11.07%) Analyst
7 227 (10.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 215 (10.35%) SQL Developer
9 177 (8.52%) DBA
10 168 (8.08%) SQL DBA
11 167 (8.04%) Software Developer
12 135 (6.50%) .NET Software Developer
13 133 (6.40%) Senior Developer
14 126 (6.06%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 118 (5.68%) C# Software Developer
16 97 (4.67%) Web Developer
17 82 (3.95%) Applications Support
18 81 (3.90%) .NET Web Developer
18 81 (3.90%) Administrator
19 78 (3.75%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1154 (55.53%) .NET
2 796 (38.31%) ASP.NET
3 432 (20.79%) HTML
4 425 (20.45%) CSS
5 385 (18.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 311 (14.97%) WCF
7 307 (14.77%) jQuery
8 291 (14.00%) .NET Framework
9 275 (13.23%) Web Services
10 200 (9.62%) XML
11 193 (9.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 190 (9.14%) ASP.NET Web API
13 184 (8.85%) AngularJS
14 153 (7.36%) Entity Framework
15 145 (6.98%) HTML5
15 145 (6.98%) WPF
16 143 (6.88%) RESTful
17 136 (6.54%) LINQ
18 109 (5.25%) CSS3
19 96 (4.62%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 226 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 143 (6.88%) Replication
3 85 (4.09%) Computer Science
3 85 (4.09%) Enterprise Software
4 76 (3.66%) Clustering
5 75 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 68 (3.27%) Mobile App
7 57 (2.74%) Inversion of Control
8 55 (2.65%) iPad
9 47 (2.26%) Data Centre
10 29 (1.40%) iPhone
10 29 (1.40%) Mathematics
10 29 (1.40%) N-Tier
11 26 (1.25%) User Experience
12 24 (1.15%) Credit Risk
12 24 (1.15%) Data Integration
13 23 (1.11%) Data Structures
14 22 (1.06%) Social Network
14 22 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 21 (1.01%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 450 (21.66%) Windows
2 145 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 80 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 76 (3.66%) Linux
5 69 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (3.18%) Android
7 47 (2.26%) Windows 10
8 41 (1.97%) Windows 7
9 37 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (1.49%) Mac OS X
11 28 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 27 (1.30%) Unix
13 26 (1.25%) CentOS
14 13 (0.63%) Apple iOS
15 10 (0.48%) AIX
15 10 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.43%) Solaris
16 9 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.34%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.29%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
2 636 (30.61%) MVC
3 385 (18.53%) TDD
4 301 (14.49%) Business Intelligence
5 227 (10.92%) Scrum
6 224 (10.78%) Web Development
7 189 (9.10%) OO
8 179 (8.61%) Web Application Development
9 177 (8.52%) Continuous Integration
10 153 (7.36%) Mentoring
11 151 (7.27%) BDD
11 151 (7.27%) Software Engineering
12 138 (6.64%) High Availability
13 134 (6.45%) ITIL
14 129 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
15 126 (6.06%) Project Management
16 116 (5.58%) ETL
17 112 (5.39%) Kanban
18 111 (5.34%) Unit Testing
19 82 (3.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1067 (51.35%) C#
2 1022 (49.18%) SQL
3 466 (22.43%) JavaScript
4 445 (21.41%) T-SQL
5 165 (7.94%) Java
6 139 (6.69%) VB.NET
7 103 (4.96%) VB
8 68 (3.27%) Ruby
9 66 (3.18%) PHP
9 66 (3.18%) PowerShell
10 62 (2.98%) C++
11 58 (2.79%) VBA
12 38 (1.83%) C
13 32 (1.54%) VB6
13 32 (1.54%) VBScript
14 23 (1.11%) XPath
15 19 (0.91%) ANSI SQL
15 19 (0.91%) TypeScript
16 11 (0.53%) F#
16 11 (0.53%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 229 (11.02%) Degree
2 81 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (2.12%) ISEB
4 31 (1.49%) MCSE
5 30 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (1.35%) CCNA
7 26 (1.25%) ISTQB
8 22 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 20 (0.96%) CCNP
9 20 (0.96%) Security Cleared
10 17 (0.82%) MCITP
10 17 (0.82%) MCSA
11 12 (0.58%) MCT
11 12 (0.58%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.53%) HND
12 11 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.48%) MCDBA
14 8 (0.38%) CISSP
14 8 (0.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (3.80%) QA
2 40 (1.92%) SLA
3 18 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.29%) WAI
8 2 (0.096%) HL7
8 2 (0.096%) ISO27002
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 143 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 87 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (1.20%) Hyper-V
4 12 (0.58%) vSphere
4 12 (0.58%) XenDesktop
5 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 9 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 8 (0.38%) XenApp
7 7 (0.34%) SRDF
7 7 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.19%) HDFS
9 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.096%) vCloud
10 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.048%) NFS
11 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.048%) Postfix
11 1 (0.048%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 22 (1.06%) LiteSpeed
2 20 (0.96%) SCCM
3 16 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (0.72%) Kibana
5 13 (0.63%) WSUS
6 10 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
6 10 (0.48%) HP SIM
7 9 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (0.43%) Puppet
8 8 (0.38%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.34%) Ansible
9 7 (0.34%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (0.29%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.19%) Packer
11 4 (0.19%) Perfmon
12 3 (0.14%) MobiControl
12 3 (0.14%) Wonderware InTouch
Vendors
1 732 (35.23%) Microsoft
2 190 (9.14%) Oracle
3 119 (5.73%) VMware
4 58 (2.79%) Cisco
5 53 (2.55%) IBM
6 48 (2.31%) Google
7 44 (2.12%) Citrix
8 33 (1.59%) HP
9 31 (1.49%) Facebook
10 29 (1.40%) Tableau
10 29 (1.40%) Twitter
11 26 (1.25%) EMC
12 25 (1.20%) Cognos
13 24 (1.15%) EPiServer
14 22 (1.06%) Juniper
15 21 (1.01%) Bloomberg
15 21 (1.01%) Dell
15 21 (1.01%) RedGate
15 21 (1.01%) Remedy
15 21 (1.01%) Reuters
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