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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1268 1544 1547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.86% 21.04% 22.57%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.57% 57.68% 60.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1161 1315 1383
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
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
2282 2677 2544
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.93% 36.48% 37.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1949 2203 2257
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +2 706 £40,000 +5.26% 156
Cheshire -1 349 £40,000 +6.66% 66
Lancashire +1 112 £35,000 -6.66% 32
Merseyside -9 61 £37,500 -6.25% 22
Cumbria +9 24 £33,750 +6.71% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1401 (54.75%) .NET
2 1292 (50.49%) C#
3 1226 (47.91%) SQL
4 1058 (41.34%) ASP.NET
5 883 (34.51%) Microsoft
6 855 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
7 788 (30.79%) MVC
8 643 (25.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 626 (24.46%) HTML
10 551 (21.53%) JavaScript
11 528 (20.63%) Windows
12 523 (20.44%) SQL Server 2008
13 507 (19.81%) TDD
14 506 (19.77%) CSS
15 492 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 489 (19.11%) WCF
17 486 (18.99%) ASP.NET MVC
18 475 (18.56%) T-SQL
19 434 (16.96%) MS Excel
20 431 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
21 405 (15.83%) Web Services
22 400 (15.63%) Finance
23 359 (14.03%) jQuery
24 332 (12.97%) XML
25 309 (12.08%) SQL Server 2012
26 308 (12.04%) .NET Framework
27 297 (11.61%) Scrum
28 283 (11.06%) Web Application Development
29 268 (10.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 265 (10.36%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 212 (8.28%) SharePoint
2 135 (5.28%) IIS
3 115 (4.49%) Node.js
4 91 (3.56%) MS Exchange
5 52 (2.03%) Umbraco
6 45 (1.76%) CMS
7 44 (1.72%) WebLogic
8 42 (1.64%) WebSphere
8 42 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 38 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
9 38 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 37 (1.45%) Apache
11 30 (1.17%) Tomcat
12 24 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
13 23 (0.90%) Oracle Application Server
14 22 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
15 19 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
16 18 (0.70%) SAS
17 17 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2013
18 16 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 434 (16.96%) MS Excel
2 101 (3.95%) MS Office
3 36 (1.41%) PowerPivot
4 31 (1.21%) MS Visio
5 21 (0.82%) MS Project
6 16 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
7 15 (0.59%) Photoshop
7 15 (0.59%) Fireworks
8 9 (0.35%) SPSS
9 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.12%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.12%) Mingle
10 2 (0.078%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 84 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 29 (1.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 19 (0.74%) Dynamics GP
4 15 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
5 14 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
6 11 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
7 7 (0.27%) SAP Business One
7 7 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
8 6 (0.23%) Tridion
8 6 (0.23%) Magento
8 6 (0.23%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 4 (0.16%) Visualfiles
10 4 (0.16%) Line 500
11 3 (0.12%) Sage CRM
11 3 (0.12%) Cognos Controller
11 3 (0.12%) Primavera
12 2 (0.078%) Sage 200
12 2 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
13 1 (0.039%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 120 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 41 (1.60%) Office 365
4 24 (0.94%) IBM PureFlex
5 18 (0.70%) SaaS
6 10 (0.39%) GitHub
7 9 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
7 9 (0.35%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.31%) Amazon EMR
8 8 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.16%) SmartFocus
9 4 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.12%) Trello
11 2 (0.078%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.039%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.039%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.039%) Heroku
12 1 (0.039%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 95 (3.71%) SAN
2 85 (3.32%) Internet
3 58 (2.27%) Firewall
4 57 (2.23%) DNS
5 44 (1.72%) LAN
6 43 (1.68%) TCP/IP
6 43 (1.68%) VPN
7 41 (1.60%) DHCP
8 38 (1.48%) WAN
9 34 (1.33%) HTTP
10 32 (1.25%) Intranet
11 22 (0.86%) VoIP
12 21 (0.82%) NAS
13 20 (0.78%) VLAN
14 17 (0.66%) Broadband
15 16 (0.63%) FTP
16 15 (0.59%) Ethernet
17 12 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
18 9 (0.35%) IPv4
19 8 (0.31%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 643 (25.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 523 (20.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 492 (19.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 309 (12.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 268 (10.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 236 (9.22%) Data Warehouse
7 185 (7.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 165 (6.45%) Relational Database
9 105 (4.10%) MySQL
10 89 (3.48%) RDBMS
11 80 (3.13%) Oracle Database
12 76 (2.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 68 (2.66%) NoSQL
14 60 (2.34%) SQL Server 2000
15 54 (2.11%) DB2
16 51 (1.99%) Big Data
17 47 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
18 37 (1.45%) MongoDB
19 36 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
20 34 (1.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 214 (8.36%) Visual Studio
2 182 (7.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 175 (6.84%) NUnit
4 137 (5.35%) Git (software)
5 111 (4.34%) Subversion
6 88 (3.44%) Rhino Mocks
7 84 (3.28%) MSTest
8 80 (3.13%) Moq
9 59 (2.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 43 (1.68%) Selenium
11 36 (1.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 35 (1.37%) Maven
13 33 (1.29%) Cucumber
14 21 (0.82%) Mercurial
15 16 (0.63%) Jenkins
16 15 (0.59%) TeamCity
17 14 (0.55%) JUnit
17 14 (0.55%) SpecFlow
18 12 (0.47%) JIRA
19 10 (0.39%) ReSharper
General
1 400 (15.63%) Finance
2 101 (3.95%) Games
3 74 (2.89%) Retail
4 64 (2.50%) Marketing
5 62 (2.42%) Advertising
6 52 (2.03%) Legal
7 32 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 29 (1.13%) Telecoms
9 20 (0.78%) Back Office
10 18 (0.70%) Local Government
11 16 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.59%) Banking
13 13 (0.51%) Law
13 13 (0.51%) Music Industry
14 11 (0.43%) General Ledger
15 10 (0.39%) Electronics
16 7 (0.27%) Automotive
17 3 (0.12%) Pharmaceutical
18 2 (0.078%) Billing
19 1 (0.039%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1554 (60.73%) Developer
2 756 (29.54%) .NET Developer
3 395 (15.44%) C# Developer
4 290 (11.33%) Analyst
5 286 (11.18%) C# .NET Developer
6 216 (8.44%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 216 (8.44%) ASP.NET Developer
7 202 (7.89%) DBA
8 190 (7.42%) Software Developer
9 187 (7.31%) SQL Developer
10 173 (6.76%) Senior Developer
11 168 (6.57%) SQL DBA
12 159 (6.21%) Web Developer
13 124 (4.85%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 99 (3.87%) C# Web Developer
15 98 (3.83%) Consultant
16 94 (3.67%) Administrator
16 94 (3.67%) .NET Web Developer
17 84 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
18 82 (3.20%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1401 (54.75%) .NET
2 1058 (41.34%) ASP.NET
3 626 (24.46%) HTML
4 506 (19.77%) CSS
5 489 (19.11%) WCF
6 486 (18.99%) ASP.NET MVC
7 405 (15.83%) Web Services
8 359 (14.03%) jQuery
9 332 (12.97%) XML
10 308 (12.04%) .NET Framework
11 231 (9.03%) HTML5
12 186 (7.27%) ASP.NET Web API
13 180 (7.03%) LINQ
14 172 (6.72%) Entity Framework
15 163 (6.37%) AngularJS
16 156 (6.10%) WPF
17 147 (5.74%) RESTful
18 138 (5.39%) REST
19 133 (5.20%) Ajax
20 124 (4.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 256 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.57%) Replication
3 109 (4.26%) Mobile App
4 76 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 72 (2.81%) Clustering
6 70 (2.74%) Inversion of Control
7 63 (2.46%) Data Centre
8 62 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 60 (2.34%) NHS
10 57 (2.23%) N-Tier
10 57 (2.23%) Computer Science
11 53 (2.07%) User Experience
12 51 (1.99%) iPhone
13 32 (1.25%) Visualisation
14 30 (1.17%) FlexPod
15 28 (1.09%) Statistics
16 27 (1.06%) Client/Server
17 26 (1.02%) Streaming Music
18 19 (0.74%) Tandem
18 19 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 528 (20.63%) Windows
2 134 (5.24%) Android
3 129 (5.04%) Linux
4 84 (3.28%) UNIX
5 83 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 77 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (2.70%) Apple iOS
8 50 (1.95%) AIX
9 46 (1.80%) Solaris
10 44 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 41 (1.60%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 24 (0.94%) SUSE
13 24 (0.94%) zOS
13 24 (0.94%) HPUX
13 24 (0.94%) OS/400
14 23 (0.90%) Windows 8
15 16 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
15 16 (0.63%) Windows Phone
16 15 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 855 (33.41%) Agile Software Development
2 788 (30.79%) MVC
3 507 (19.81%) TDD
4 431 (16.84%) Business Intelligence
5 297 (11.61%) Scrum
6 283 (11.06%) Web Application Development
7 233 (9.11%) Continuous Integration
8 204 (7.97%) OO
9 203 (7.93%) Dependency Injection
10 190 (7.42%) ETL
11 167 (6.53%) BDD
12 160 (6.25%) Software Engineering
13 154 (6.02%) Web Development
14 147 (5.74%) Mentoring
15 144 (5.63%) Project Management
16 140 (5.47%) CRM
17 136 (5.31%) Performance Tuning
18 125 (4.88%) SDLC
18 125 (4.88%) Unit Testing
19 116 (4.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1292 (50.49%) C#
2 1226 (47.91%) SQL
3 551 (21.53%) JavaScript
4 475 (18.56%) T-SQL
5 207 (8.09%) VB.NET
6 192 (7.50%) Java
7 94 (3.67%) VBA
8 83 (3.24%) VB
9 81 (3.17%) PHP
10 79 (3.09%) C++
11 65 (2.54%) PowerShell
12 47 (1.84%) C
13 46 (1.80%) Ruby
14 24 (0.94%) Python
15 19 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 16 (0.63%) COBOL
16 16 (0.63%) VB6
17 14 (0.55%) VBScript
18 12 (0.47%) Perl
19 11 (0.43%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 235 (9.18%) Degree
2 117 (4.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (1.80%) ISEB
4 37 (1.45%) MCSE
4 37 (1.45%) Security Cleared
5 32 (1.25%) SC Cleared
6 26 (1.02%) MCP
7 25 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 21 (0.82%) MCITP
8 21 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 19 (0.74%) MCSA
10 16 (0.63%) CCNA
10 16 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.63%) MCTS
11 12 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
12 9 (0.35%) CCA
12 9 (0.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 8 (0.31%) MCSD
13 8 (0.31%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (3.99%) QA
2 68 (2.66%) SLA
3 16 (0.63%) HL7
4 8 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.16%) DICOM
6 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9000
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.078%) WAI
8 1 (0.039%) WCAG
System Software
1 117 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 107 (4.18%) Active Directory
3 57 (2.23%) Hyper-V
4 28 (1.09%) vSphere
5 24 (0.94%) KVM
6 20 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 14 (0.55%) XenApp
7 14 (0.55%) XenDesktop
8 13 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
9 10 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.16%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (0.16%) pfSense
12 3 (0.12%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (0.12%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.078%) Cronacle
13 2 (0.078%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (0.94%) Tivoli
2 16 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 15 (0.59%) SCCM
4 14 (0.55%) Data Guard
5 13 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
6 12 (0.47%) SCOM
7 9 (0.35%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.27%) Puppet
9 7 (0.27%) WSUS
10 6 (0.23%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 5 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.16%) cPanel
12 4 (0.16%) Backup Exec
12 4 (0.16%) ARCserve
12 4 (0.16%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.16%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.12%) MOM
14 2 (0.078%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 883 (34.51%) Microsoft
2 265 (10.36%) Oracle
3 190 (7.42%) VMware
4 80 (3.13%) Cisco
5 77 (3.01%) Citrix
6 73 (2.85%) HP
7 72 (2.81%) IBM
8 69 (2.70%) SAP
9 61 (2.38%) Google
10 54 (2.11%) NetApp
11 51 (1.99%) Tableau
12 47 (1.84%) EMC
13 41 (1.60%) Facebook
14 40 (1.56%) Cognos
15 32 (1.25%) Juniper
16 29 (1.13%) Red Hat
17 28 (1.09%) CheckPoint
18 27 (1.06%) Symantec
18 27 (1.06%) Sitecore
19 26 (1.02%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + 30% bonus and benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Saxon Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £24000 - £45000 per annum + + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £19000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bury, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + BONUSES
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonuses
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 50 - 55k
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday