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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 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 1021 1453 1726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.00% 22.37% 24.47%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.59% 63.42% 62.47%
Number of salaries quoted 915 1256 1531
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,775 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average 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
1773 2291 2763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.25% 35.27% 39.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1528 1939 2408
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £52,500 £50,000
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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -5 559 £40,000 - 131
Cheshire +1 259 £40,000 - 36
Merseyside -1 102 £40,000 - 21
Lancashire -5 83 £35,000 +4.47% 10
Cumbria -5 6 £35,000 +20.68% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1108 (53.35%) .NET
2 1032 (49.69%) SQL
3 1010 (48.63%) C#
4 744 (35.82%) ASP.NET
5 710 (34.18%) Microsoft
6 702 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
7 610 (29.37%) MVC
8 468 (22.53%) Windows
9 451 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 442 (21.28%) T-SQL
11 431 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
12 416 (20.03%) JavaScript
13 407 (19.60%) Finance
14 392 (18.87%) HTML
15 384 (18.49%) CSS
16 382 (18.39%) TDD
16 382 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 368 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
18 326 (15.70%) MS Excel
18 326 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
19 312 (15.02%) WCF
20 305 (14.68%) SQL Server 2014
21 277 (13.34%) jQuery
22 271 (13.05%) .NET Framework
23 270 (13.00%) Web Services
24 258 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012
25 219 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
26 217 (10.45%) Degree
27 215 (10.35%) Scrum
28 213 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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
1 131 (6.31%) Node.js
2 130 (6.26%) SharePoint
3 82 (3.95%) BizTalk Server
4 78 (3.76%) IIS
5 69 (3.32%) MS Exchange
6 61 (2.94%) CMS
7 34 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 25 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 24 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
10 22 (1.06%) Skype for Business
11 19 (0.91%) Umbraco
12 17 (0.82%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (0.82%) Tomcat
13 13 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 11 (0.53%) EPiServer CMS
15 9 (0.43%) Apache
15 9 (0.43%) Drupal
16 8 (0.39%) ColdFusion
16 8 (0.39%) GeoServer
16 8 (0.39%) WebSphere
Applications
1 326 (15.70%) MS Excel
2 102 (4.91%) MS Office
3 24 (1.16%) Photoshop
4 21 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.87%) Fireworks
6 9 (0.43%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.24%) SPSS
8 2 (0.096%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.096%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 34 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
3 18 (0.87%) Visualfiles
4 6 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 6 (0.29%) Dynamics GP
5 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.14%) FastStats
6 3 (0.14%) Line 500
7 2 (0.096%) Magento
7 2 (0.096%) OPENContractor
7 2 (0.096%) OPENHousing
7 2 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos Controller
8 1 (0.048%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.048%) Infor SunSystems
8 1 (0.048%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.048%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 171 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 55 (2.65%) Office 365
4 18 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.67%) SaaS
6 12 (0.58%) PaaS
7 10 (0.48%) IaaS
8 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.24%) GitHub
9 5 (0.24%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.048%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.048%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.048%) SmartFocus
12 1 (0.048%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (4.33%) Internet
2 77 (3.71%) SAN
3 69 (3.32%) Firewall
4 52 (2.50%) VPN
5 50 (2.41%) DNS
6 49 (2.36%) LAN
7 44 (2.12%) WAN
8 36 (1.73%) DHCP
9 29 (1.40%) HTTP
10 24 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 24 (1.16%) VLAN
11 18 (0.87%) NAS
12 10 (0.48%) Intranet
13 9 (0.43%) FTP
13 9 (0.43%) IP Telephony
13 9 (0.43%) Network Security
13 9 (0.43%) SNMP
14 8 (0.39%) Unified Communications
14 8 (0.39%) VoIP
15 7 (0.34%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 451 (21.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 431 (20.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 382 (18.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 305 (14.68%) SQL Server 2014
5 258 (12.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 213 (10.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 177 (8.52%) Data Warehouse
8 128 (6.16%) Relational Database
9 122 (5.87%) NoSQL
10 121 (5.83%) MySQL
11 90 (4.33%) SQL Server 2005
12 59 (2.84%) Power BI
13 48 (2.31%) SQL Server 2000
14 45 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
15 41 (1.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 40 (1.93%) RDBMS
17 39 (1.88%) QlikView
18 37 (1.78%) MongoDB
19 32 (1.54%) MS Access
19 32 (1.54%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 186 (8.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 182 (8.76%) Visual Studio
3 161 (7.75%) Git (software)
4 103 (4.96%) NUnit
5 78 (3.76%) MSTest
6 76 (3.66%) Subversion
7 66 (3.18%) Moq
8 57 (2.74%) JIRA
8 57 (2.74%) Rhino Mocks
9 51 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 32 (1.54%) JUnit
11 29 (1.40%) Selenium
12 25 (1.20%) Oracle Forms
13 20 (0.96%) TeamCity
14 17 (0.82%) Jenkins
15 12 (0.58%) HP UFT
15 12 (0.58%) SpecFlow
16 11 (0.53%) Mercurial
17 8 (0.39%) Maven
17 8 (0.39%) ReSharper
General
1 407 (19.60%) Finance
2 74 (3.56%) Games
3 63 (3.03%) Banking
4 56 (2.70%) Marketing
5 55 (2.65%) Legal
5 55 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 51 (2.46%) Retail
7 38 (1.83%) Law
8 33 (1.59%) Back Office
9 23 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.91%) Advertising
11 8 (0.39%) Publishing
12 7 (0.34%) Local Government
13 6 (0.29%) Billing
13 6 (0.29%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.096%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1199 (57.73%) Developer
2 675 (32.50%) .NET Developer
3 416 (20.03%) C# Developer
4 345 (16.61%) C# .NET Developer
5 242 (11.65%) Analyst
6 235 (11.31%) ASP.NET Developer
7 212 (10.21%) SQL Developer
8 207 (9.97%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 203 (9.77%) DBA
10 195 (9.39%) SQL DBA
11 163 (7.85%) Software Developer
12 125 (6.02%) .NET Software Developer
13 122 (5.87%) Senior Developer
14 119 (5.73%) C# Software Developer
15 115 (5.54%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 91 (4.38%) Web Developer
17 89 (4.29%) Administrator
17 89 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
18 81 (3.90%) Applications Support
19 77 (3.71%) .NET Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1108 (53.35%) .NET
2 744 (35.82%) ASP.NET
3 392 (18.87%) HTML
4 384 (18.49%) CSS
5 368 (17.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 312 (15.02%) WCF
7 277 (13.34%) jQuery
8 271 (13.05%) .NET Framework
9 270 (13.00%) Web Services
10 212 (10.21%) XML
11 204 (9.82%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 177 (8.52%) ASP.NET Web API
13 167 (8.04%) AngularJS
14 144 (6.93%) WPF
15 136 (6.55%) Entity Framework
15 136 (6.55%) RESTful
16 132 (6.36%) LINQ
17 131 (6.31%) HTML5
18 101 (4.86%) CSS3
19 92 (4.43%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 219 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (7.90%) Replication
3 83 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 81 (3.90%) Clustering
4 81 (3.90%) Enterprise Software
5 70 (3.37%) Management Information System
6 59 (2.84%) Mobile App
7 58 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
8 50 (2.41%) Data Centre
9 39 (1.88%) iPad
10 31 (1.49%) Mathematics
11 29 (1.40%) iPhone
11 29 (1.40%) N-Tier
12 26 (1.25%) User Experience
13 25 (1.20%) Credit Risk
14 24 (1.16%) Data Integration
15 22 (1.06%) SWIFT
16 21 (1.01%) Social Network
17 20 (0.96%) Visualisation
18 19 (0.91%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 468 (22.53%) Windows
2 145 (6.98%) Windows Server
3 83 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (3.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (3.37%) Linux
6 67 (3.23%) Android
7 43 (2.07%) Windows 10
7 43 (2.07%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 31 (1.49%) Unix
9 31 (1.49%) Windows 8
10 26 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 23 (1.11%) CentOS
12 13 (0.63%) Apple iOS
13 9 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (0.43%) Solaris
14 8 (0.39%) AIX
14 8 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.24%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 702 (33.80%) Agile Software Development
2 610 (29.37%) MVC
3 382 (18.39%) TDD
4 326 (15.70%) Business Intelligence
5 215 (10.35%) Scrum
6 212 (10.21%) Web Development
7 190 (9.15%) Web Application Development
8 189 (9.10%) OO
9 170 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
10 150 (7.22%) Software Engineering
11 143 (6.88%) Mentoring
12 141 (6.79%) High Availability
13 140 (6.74%) ITIL
14 139 (6.69%) Project Management
15 134 (6.45%) BDD
16 129 (6.21%) Dependency Injection
17 122 (5.87%) ETL
18 112 (5.39%) Kanban
19 105 (5.06%) Unit Testing
20 87 (4.19%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1032 (49.69%) SQL
2 1010 (48.63%) C#
3 442 (21.28%) T-SQL
4 416 (20.03%) JavaScript
5 165 (7.94%) Java
6 129 (6.21%) VB.NET
7 100 (4.81%) VB
8 72 (3.47%) PHP
9 71 (3.42%) PowerShell
10 67 (3.23%) Ruby
11 65 (3.13%) C++
12 60 (2.89%) VBA
13 35 (1.69%) C
14 34 (1.64%) VB6
15 30 (1.44%) VBScript
16 24 (1.16%) XPath
17 21 (1.01%) TypeScript
18 20 (0.96%) ANSI SQL
19 12 (0.58%) PHP 5
20 11 (0.53%) Perl
Qualifications
1 217 (10.45%) Degree
2 77 (3.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 45 (2.17%) ISEB
4 33 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.49%) CCNA
6 30 (1.44%) ISTQB
7 27 (1.30%) MCSE
8 23 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 22 (1.06%) Security Cleared
10 20 (0.96%) CCNP
11 17 (0.82%) MCSA
12 16 (0.77%) MCITP
13 14 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 13 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
14 13 (0.63%) MCDBA
15 12 (0.58%) SC Cleared
16 11 (0.53%) MCT
16 11 (0.53%) PMI Certification
17 8 (0.39%) MCP
17 8 (0.39%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (3.90%) QA
2 44 (2.12%) SLA
3 18 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.43%) ISO 9001
5 9 (0.43%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.19%) HL7
7 3 (0.14%) WAI
8 2 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 143 (6.88%) Active Directory
2 85 (4.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (1.49%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.77%) vSphere
5 13 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.53%) XenApp
7 9 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 8 (0.39%) Terminal Server
8 8 (0.39%) Terminal Services
9 7 (0.34%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 7 (0.34%) SRDF
10 6 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.19%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.14%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.14%) HDFS
13 2 (0.096%) Firmware
13 2 (0.096%) vCloud
13 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.048%) NDS
14 1 (0.048%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (1.25%) LiteSpeed
2 21 (1.01%) SCCM
3 17 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
4 12 (0.58%) WSUS
5 11 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
5 11 (0.53%) Kibana
6 10 (0.48%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.48%) HP SIM
7 8 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (0.39%) Puppet
7 8 (0.39%) SCVMM
8 7 (0.34%) NetBackup
8 7 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (0.29%) Ansible
9 6 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.29%) Perfmon
10 5 (0.24%) SCOM
11 4 (0.19%) Wonderware InTouch
12 3 (0.14%) Packer
Vendors
1 710 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 178 (8.57%) Oracle
3 116 (5.58%) VMware
4 58 (2.79%) Cisco
5 54 (2.60%) IBM
6 53 (2.55%) Citrix
7 44 (2.12%) Google
8 33 (1.59%) Facebook
9 31 (1.49%) Tableau
10 29 (1.40%) HP
10 29 (1.40%) Twitter
11 28 (1.35%) Cognos
12 27 (1.30%) EMC
13 23 (1.11%) NetApp
14 22 (1.06%) Bloomberg
14 22 (1.06%) Juniper
14 22 (1.06%) Reuters
15 21 (1.01%) Remedy
16 20 (0.96%) EPiServer
17 18 (0.87%) Dell
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