The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1481 1661 1841
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.03% 22.70% 24.63%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.05% 62.19% 64.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1463 1732
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2426 2671 2866
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.45% 36.51% 38.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2020 2354 2568
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -1 803 £38,500 +10.00% 137
Cheshire -1 434 £37,500 +7.14% 47
Merseyside +1 122 £35,000 - 40
Lancashire +2 113 £35,000 +2.94% 19
Cumbria -11 3 £31,627 -12.75% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 2099 (65.84%) .NET
2 1928 (60.48%) C#
3 1611 (50.53%) SQL
4 1504 (47.18%) ASP.NET
5 955 (29.96%) MVC
6 879 (27.57%) JavaScript
7 840 (26.35%) Microsoft
8 809 (25.38%) HTML
9 777 (24.37%) SQL Server 2008
10 733 (22.99%) T-SQL
11 682 (21.39%) ASP.NET MVC
12 672 (21.08%) Windows
13 659 (20.67%) WCF
14 622 (19.51%) CSS
15 621 (19.48%) TDD
16 553 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
17 521 (16.34%) XML
18 509 (15.97%) .NET Framework
19 497 (15.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 487 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 484 (15.18%) MS Excel
22 476 (14.93%) VB.NET
23 466 (14.62%) Web Services
24 456 (14.30%) jQuery
25 443 (13.90%) SQL Server 2012
26 438 (13.74%) Finance
27 430 (13.49%) Scrum
28 397 (12.45%) SQL Server 2005
29 377 (11.83%) Degree
30 374 (11.73%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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
1 205 (6.43%) SharePoint
2 167 (5.24%) IIS
3 101 (3.17%) CMS
4 96 (3.01%) MS Exchange
5 81 (2.54%) Node.js
6 54 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 49 (1.54%) Umbraco
8 44 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 40 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
10 36 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 35 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
12 29 (0.91%) Tomcat
13 26 (0.82%) BizTalk Server
14 25 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
15 20 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.60%) WordPress
17 17 (0.53%) SAS
18 16 (0.50%) ColdFusion
18 16 (0.50%) WebLogic
18 16 (0.50%) Liferay
Applications
1 484 (15.18%) MS Excel
2 98 (3.07%) MS Office
3 36 (1.13%) Photoshop
4 31 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
6 17 (0.53%) FastStats
7 13 (0.41%) SPSS
8 10 (0.31%) Fireworks
8 10 (0.31%) MS Visio
9 5 (0.16%) PowerPivot
10 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.063%) MS Project
12 2 (0.063%) PrintSoft PReS
13 1 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.031%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 52 (1.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 22 (0.69%) Magento
4 16 (0.50%) Visualfiles
5 12 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 9 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.19%) Sage 50
8 5 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
9 4 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.094%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.094%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 2 (0.063%) Line 500
11 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
11 2 (0.063%) Exstream
12 1 (0.031%) Agresso
12 1 (0.031%) Maximo
12 1 (0.031%) SalesLogix
12 1 (0.031%) GoldMine
12 1 (0.031%) SiteCatalyst
Cloud Services
1 70 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 19 (0.60%) Office 365
4 16 (0.50%) SaaS
5 14 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (0.38%) Trello
7 5 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.16%) PaaS
8 4 (0.13%) IaaS
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.063%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.063%) GitHub
10 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (3.42%) Internet
2 68 (2.13%) Firewall
3 67 (2.10%) SAN
4 53 (1.66%) DNS
5 43 (1.35%) TCP/IP
6 37 (1.16%) WAN
7 35 (1.10%) LAN
8 34 (1.07%) Wi-Fi
9 31 (0.97%) HTTP
10 29 (0.91%) Intranet
11 28 (0.88%) DHCP
12 19 (0.60%) NAS
13 16 (0.50%) SMS
14 12 (0.38%) VPN
15 11 (0.35%) SMTP
16 10 (0.31%) RFID
16 10 (0.31%) iSCSI
17 9 (0.28%) VLAN
18 8 (0.25%) Cisco Nexus
19 7 (0.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 777 (24.37%) SQL Server 2008
2 497 (15.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 487 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 443 (13.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 397 (12.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 218 (6.84%) Data Warehouse
7 175 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 171 (5.36%) Relational Database
9 165 (5.18%) MySQL
10 96 (3.01%) Oracle Database
11 72 (2.26%) SQL Server 2000
12 69 (2.16%) RDBMS
13 64 (2.01%) NoSQL
14 60 (1.88%) OLAP
14 60 (1.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 45 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (1.38%) DB2
16 44 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
17 39 (1.22%) Crystal Reports
18 36 (1.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 256 (8.03%) Visual Studio
2 208 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 172 (5.40%) NUnit
4 99 (3.11%) Moq
5 92 (2.89%) Rhino Mocks
6 84 (2.63%) Subversion
7 82 (2.57%) Git (software)
8 69 (2.16%) Selenium
9 67 (2.10%) MSTest
10 55 (1.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 34 (1.07%) Eclipse
12 32 (1.00%) SpecFlow
13 31 (0.97%) JIRA
14 23 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
15 20 (0.63%) TeamCity
15 20 (0.63%) Mercurial
16 17 (0.53%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
18 13 (0.41%) SoapUI
19 12 (0.38%) ReSharper
General
1 438 (13.74%) Finance
2 155 (4.86%) Marketing
3 111 (3.48%) Retail
4 73 (2.29%) Games
5 58 (1.82%) Legal
6 53 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 52 (1.63%) Advertising
8 39 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
9 38 (1.19%) Banking
10 32 (1.00%) Automotive
11 23 (0.72%) Billing
12 18 (0.56%) Law
13 16 (0.50%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.35%) Back Office
15 7 (0.22%) Electronics
15 7 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.22%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.22%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.16%) Military
17 3 (0.094%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2075 (65.09%) Developer
2 980 (30.74%) .NET Developer
3 582 (18.26%) C# Developer
4 407 (12.77%) C# .NET Developer
5 395 (12.39%) Analyst
6 357 (11.20%) Senior Developer
7 327 (10.26%) Software Developer
8 262 (8.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 245 (7.69%) Web Developer
10 233 (7.31%) ASP.NET Developer
11 150 (4.71%) SQL Developer
12 129 (4.05%) Team Leader
13 125 (3.92%) Senior C# Developer
14 123 (3.86%) DBA
15 122 (3.83%) Senior .NET Developer
16 121 (3.80%) Architect
17 105 (3.29%) C# Software Developer
18 102 (3.20%) .NET Software Developer
19 100 (3.14%) SQL DBA
20 91 (2.85%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2099 (65.84%) .NET
2 1504 (47.18%) ASP.NET
3 809 (25.38%) HTML
4 682 (21.39%) ASP.NET MVC
5 659 (20.67%) WCF
6 622 (19.51%) CSS
7 521 (16.34%) XML
8 509 (15.97%) .NET Framework
9 466 (14.62%) Web Services
10 456 (14.30%) jQuery
11 296 (9.28%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 279 (8.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 263 (8.25%) WPF
14 243 (7.62%) LINQ
15 221 (6.93%) Ajax
16 194 (6.09%) WinForms
16 194 (6.09%) HTML5
17 174 (5.46%) ASP.NET Web Forms
18 152 (4.77%) SOAP
19 141 (4.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 161 (5.05%) Computer Science
2 107 (3.36%) N-Tier
3 83 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
4 73 (2.29%) Inversion of Control
5 71 (2.23%) Management Information System
6 67 (2.10%) Social Media
7 62 (1.94%) Mobile App
8 53 (1.66%) Replication
9 47 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 46 (1.44%) Clustering
11 39 (1.22%) NHS
12 37 (1.16%) iPhone
13 36 (1.13%) Open Source
14 31 (0.97%) Mathematics
15 24 (0.75%) Statistics
16 23 (0.72%) Physics
16 23 (0.72%) Tandem
17 22 (0.69%) W3C
17 22 (0.69%) Social Network
18 21 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 672 (21.08%) Windows
2 146 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
2 146 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 114 (3.58%) Linux
4 101 (3.17%) Android
5 76 (2.38%) UNIX
6 54 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 50 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 40 (1.25%) Windows XP
10 39 (1.22%) Windows 8
11 13 (0.41%) AIX
12 12 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.31%) Windows Phone
14 9 (0.28%) Windows Vista
14 9 (0.28%) Solaris
15 7 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (0.19%) Windows CE
17 5 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 955 (29.96%) MVC
2 621 (19.48%) TDD
3 553 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
4 430 (13.49%) Scrum
5 374 (11.73%) OO
6 365 (11.45%) Business Intelligence
7 237 (7.43%) Project Management
8 221 (6.93%) Web Application Development
9 212 (6.65%) Software Engineering
10 194 (6.09%) Web Development
11 190 (5.96%) E-Commerce
12 189 (5.93%) Continuous Integration
13 166 (5.21%) BDD
14 160 (5.02%) Unit Testing
15 158 (4.96%) ITIL
16 154 (4.83%) ETL
17 147 (4.61%) SOA
18 143 (4.49%) OOD
19 133 (4.17%) CRM
20 129 (4.05%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 1928 (60.48%) C#
2 1611 (50.53%) SQL
3 879 (27.57%) JavaScript
4 733 (22.99%) T-SQL
5 476 (14.93%) VB.NET
6 185 (5.80%) Java
7 157 (4.92%) VB
8 118 (3.70%) PHP
9 78 (2.45%) VBA
10 61 (1.91%) Ruby
11 45 (1.41%) VB6
12 44 (1.38%) PL/SQL
13 43 (1.35%) C
14 34 (1.07%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.00%) C++
16 29 (0.91%) VBScript
17 24 (0.75%) Python
18 23 (0.72%) Shell Script
19 21 (0.66%) XQuery
20 16 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 377 (11.83%) Degree
2 158 (4.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 93 (2.92%) MCP
4 89 (2.79%) MCTS
5 68 (2.13%) MCSD
6 65 (2.04%) MCAD
7 35 (1.10%) MCSE
8 27 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 25 (0.78%) Security Cleared
10 22 (0.69%) CCNA
11 21 (0.66%) ISEB
12 16 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 15 (0.47%) MCITP
14 14 (0.44%) MCSA
14 14 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (0.38%) NCDA
17 9 (0.28%) ISTQB
18 6 (0.19%) SC Cleared
19 5 (0.16%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (2.79%) QA
2 40 (1.25%) SLA
3 20 (0.63%) WAI
4 17 (0.53%) HL7
5 7 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.19%) BS7799
6 6 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 127 (3.98%) Active Directory
2 78 (2.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 42 (1.32%) vSphere
5 19 (0.60%) XenApp
6 11 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
7 10 (0.31%) LiteSpeed
7 10 (0.31%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.28%) Terminal Services
9 8 (0.25%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.25%) XenServer
10 7 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (0.13%) Forefront TMG
11 4 (0.13%) UAG
11 4 (0.13%) vCloud
11 4 (0.13%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.13%) ISA Server
11 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.094%) Squid
12 3 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 34 (1.07%) SCCM
2 24 (0.75%) SCOM
3 18 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
5 9 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.25%) Data Guard
6 8 (0.25%) OpenView
6 8 (0.25%) Backup Exec
7 6 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.19%) Puppet
8 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.13%) MOM
9 4 (0.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.13%) OpenNMS
9 4 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 4 (0.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.094%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.063%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.063%) WSUS
11 2 (0.063%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 840 (26.35%) Microsoft
2 316 (9.91%) Oracle
3 125 (3.92%) VMware
4 77 (2.42%) Google
5 59 (1.85%) Citrix
6 44 (1.38%) Sybase
7 43 (1.35%) HP
8 41 (1.29%) Business Objects
9 36 (1.13%) Cisco
9 36 (1.13%) NetApp
10 33 (1.04%) SAP
11 32 (1.00%) Facebook
12 31 (0.97%) Adobe
13 30 (0.94%) IBM
14 25 (0.78%) Apple
15 24 (0.75%) Sitecore
16 23 (0.72%) Cognos
17 22 (0.69%) Tableau
18 20 (0.63%) Twitter
19 19 (0.60%) Sage
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