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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1552 1584 1815
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.00% 23.20% 24.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.44% 62.88% 65.36%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1413 1669
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,250 £46,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
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
2750 2519 2777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 37.22% 36.90% 37.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2292 2228 2497
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 835 £38,625 +10.35% 160
Cheshire -3 457 £37,500 +7.14% 70
Lancashire -6 115 £37,500 +10.29% 19
Merseyside -4 106 £40,000 +14.28% 37
Cumbria -5 7 £35,814 -1.88%
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 2021 (64.24%) .NET
2 1871 (59.47%) C#
3 1578 (50.16%) SQL
4 1414 (44.95%) ASP.NET
5 1128 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
6 958 (30.45%) MVC
7 838 (26.64%) JavaScript
8 825 (26.22%) HTML
9 818 (26.00%) Microsoft
10 719 (22.85%) SQL Server 2008
11 712 (22.63%) T-SQL
12 668 (21.23%) CSS
13 664 (21.11%) WCF
14 634 (20.15%) Windows
15 620 (19.71%) TDD
16 612 (19.45%) ASP.NET MVC
17 562 (17.86%) .NET Framework
18 518 (16.47%) XML
19 505 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 505 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 503 (15.99%) Finance
21 502 (15.96%) MS Excel
22 481 (15.29%) Web Services
23 469 (14.91%) jQuery
24 434 (13.80%) VB.NET
25 429 (13.64%) Scrum
26 395 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
26 395 (12.56%) Degree
26 395 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
27 371 (11.79%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 201 (6.39%) IIS
3 108 (3.43%) Node.js
4 105 (3.34%) CMS
5 84 (2.67%) MS Exchange
6 70 (2.23%) Umbraco
7 42 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 36 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
9 32 (1.02%) SAS
10 31 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
11 30 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
12 26 (0.83%) NServiceBus
13 25 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
13 25 (0.79%) WebLogic
14 24 (0.76%) Lync
15 23 (0.73%) Apache
16 21 (0.67%) Tomcat
17 20 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
18 19 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
19 18 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 502 (15.96%) MS Excel
2 116 (3.69%) MS Office
3 44 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 39 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 29 (0.92%) PowerPivot
6 19 (0.60%) MS Visio
7 17 (0.54%) SPSS
8 15 (0.48%) FastStats
9 13 (0.41%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.32%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.16%) MS Project
12 2 (0.064%) InfoPath
12 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
13 1 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
13 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 54 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.08%) Dynamics NAV
3 21 (0.67%) Magento
4 18 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 11 (0.35%) Visualfiles
6 9 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
7 8 (0.25%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.19%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.095%) Cognos TM1
10 3 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.095%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.095%) Oracle 11i
11 2 (0.064%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.064%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.032%) SiteCatalyst
12 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.032%) Cognos Controller
12 1 (0.032%) Line 500
12 1 (0.032%) GoldMine
Cloud Services
1 79 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (0.73%) SaaS
2 23 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (0.45%) Office 365
5 11 (0.35%) Trello
6 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 6 (0.19%) PaaS
7 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.16%) IaaS
9 3 (0.095%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.064%) GitHub
11 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 134 (4.26%) Internet
2 71 (2.26%) SAN
3 70 (2.23%) Firewall
4 51 (1.62%) DNS
5 36 (1.14%) TCP/IP
6 35 (1.11%) HTTP
7 27 (0.86%) Intranet
8 26 (0.83%) NAS
9 25 (0.79%) WAN
10 23 (0.73%) DHCP
10 23 (0.73%) LAN
11 21 (0.67%) Wi-Fi
12 17 (0.54%) Wireless
13 15 (0.48%) iSCSI
13 15 (0.48%) SMTP
14 14 (0.45%) VPN
15 8 (0.25%) SMS
16 7 (0.22%) VLAN
16 7 (0.22%) IPsec
16 7 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 719 (22.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 505 (16.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 505 (16.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 395 (12.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 345 (10.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 214 (6.80%) Data Warehouse
6 198 (6.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 177 (5.63%) Relational Database
8 141 (4.48%) MySQL
9 76 (2.42%) NoSQL
10 68 (2.16%) Oracle Database
11 65 (2.07%) RDBMS
12 60 (1.91%) SQL Server 2000
13 54 (1.72%) DB2
14 53 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
14 53 (1.68%) MS Access
15 49 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
16 44 (1.40%) DTS
17 40 (1.27%) Big Data
18 35 (1.11%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 243 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 211 (6.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 174 (5.53%) NUnit
4 118 (3.75%) Git (software)
5 103 (3.27%) Subversion
6 94 (2.99%) Moq
7 87 (2.77%) Rhino Mocks
8 74 (2.35%) Selenium
9 67 (2.13%) MSTest
10 58 (1.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 39 (1.24%) Eclipse
12 38 (1.21%) JIRA
13 33 (1.05%) SpecFlow
14 16 (0.51%) Selenium IDE
15 15 (0.48%) LSMW
15 15 (0.48%) Dreamweaver
16 14 (0.45%) JUnit
16 14 (0.45%) JMeter
16 14 (0.45%) Cucumber
17 13 (0.41%) Hudson
General
1 503 (15.99%) Finance
2 171 (5.44%) Marketing
3 125 (3.97%) Retail
4 88 (2.80%) Games
5 66 (2.10%) Banking
6 63 (2.00%) Advertising
7 55 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 51 (1.62%) Legal
9 32 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
10 29 (0.92%) Telecoms
10 29 (0.92%) Automotive
11 26 (0.83%) Billing
12 21 (0.67%) Financial Institution
13 20 (0.64%) Law
14 15 (0.48%) Retail Banking
15 11 (0.35%) Back Office
16 6 (0.19%) French Language
16 6 (0.19%) Spanish Language
17 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2046 (65.03%) Developer
2 932 (29.62%) .NET Developer
3 537 (17.07%) C# Developer
4 417 (13.25%) Analyst
5 379 (12.05%) Senior Developer
6 369 (11.73%) C# .NET Developer
7 309 (9.82%) Software Developer
8 232 (7.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 210 (6.68%) ASP.NET Developer
10 190 (6.04%) Web Developer
11 137 (4.35%) SQL Developer
12 129 (4.10%) Senior C# Developer
13 126 (4.01%) Team Leader
14 120 (3.81%) DBA
15 111 (3.53%) Junior
16 108 (3.43%) Architect
17 103 (3.27%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 102 (3.24%) Senior .NET Developer
19 99 (3.15%) .NET Software Developer
20 97 (3.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2021 (64.24%) .NET
2 1414 (44.95%) ASP.NET
3 825 (26.22%) HTML
4 668 (21.23%) CSS
5 664 (21.11%) WCF
6 612 (19.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 562 (17.86%) .NET Framework
8 518 (16.47%) XML
9 481 (15.29%) Web Services
10 469 (14.91%) jQuery
11 318 (10.11%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 293 (9.31%) LINQ
13 247 (7.85%) WPF
14 218 (6.93%) HTML5
15 217 (6.90%) Ajax
16 188 (5.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 181 (5.75%) SOAP
18 174 (5.53%) RESTful
19 165 (5.24%) WinForms
20 159 (5.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 225 (7.15%) Analytical Skills
2 157 (4.99%) Computer Science
3 116 (3.69%) Enterprise Software
4 90 (2.86%) N-Tier
5 71 (2.26%) Inversion of Control
6 63 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 61 (1.94%) Social Media
8 59 (1.88%) Mathematics
9 57 (1.81%) Replication
10 54 (1.72%) Management Information System
11 53 (1.68%) Client/Server
12 50 (1.59%) User Experience
13 41 (1.30%) Physics
14 34 (1.08%) iPhone
15 33 (1.05%) Social Network
16 32 (1.02%) Clustering
17 28 (0.89%) NHS
17 28 (0.89%) Statistics
18 25 (0.79%) Open Source
19 22 (0.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 634 (20.15%) Windows
2 126 (4.01%) Windows Server 2008
3 125 (3.97%) Linux
4 119 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 87 (2.77%) Android
6 76 (2.42%) UNIX
7 54 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 48 (1.53%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 35 (1.11%) Windows XP
11 30 (0.95%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.57%) AIX
13 16 (0.51%) Solaris
14 12 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (0.25%) HPUX
15 8 (0.25%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.19%) OS/400
17 6 (0.19%) zOS
17 6 (0.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1128 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 958 (30.45%) MVC
3 620 (19.71%) TDD
4 429 (13.64%) Scrum
5 395 (12.56%) Business Intelligence
6 371 (11.79%) OO
7 241 (7.66%) Web Application Development
8 238 (7.57%) Project Management
9 211 (6.71%) Web Development
10 204 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
11 195 (6.20%) Mentoring
12 188 (5.98%) E-Commerce
13 184 (5.85%) Software Engineering
14 165 (5.24%) BDD
15 158 (5.02%) ITIL
16 157 (4.99%) SOA
17 151 (4.80%) Unit Testing
18 146 (4.64%) CRM
19 141 (4.48%) Dependency Injection
20 131 (4.16%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1871 (59.47%) C#
2 1578 (50.16%) SQL
3 838 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 712 (22.63%) T-SQL
5 434 (13.80%) VB.NET
6 210 (6.68%) Java
7 184 (5.85%) VB
8 124 (3.94%) PHP
9 105 (3.34%) VBA
10 74 (2.35%) Ruby
11 60 (1.91%) VB6
12 51 (1.62%) C
13 49 (1.56%) C++
14 42 (1.34%) PowerShell
15 36 (1.14%) PL/SQL
16 28 (0.89%) VBScript
17 21 (0.67%) XQuery
18 20 (0.64%) Python
19 17 (0.54%) Shell Script
20 16 (0.51%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 395 (12.56%) Degree
2 113 (3.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (1.81%) MCP
4 54 (1.72%) MCTS
5 44 (1.40%) MCSD
6 40 (1.27%) MCAD
7 35 (1.11%) Security Cleared
8 29 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 28 (0.89%) MCSE
10 24 (0.76%) CCNA
11 20 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.60%) MCITP
12 19 (0.60%) ISEB
13 18 (0.57%) ISTQB
14 17 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 10 (0.32%) SC Cleared
16 10 (0.32%) Microsoft Certified Architect
17 9 (0.29%) VCAP
17 9 (0.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (2.80%) QA
2 60 (1.91%) SLA
3 18 (0.57%) WAI
4 7 (0.22%) HL7
5 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.095%) BS7799
7 3 (0.095%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 104 (3.31%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 30 (0.95%) vSphere
5 21 (0.67%) XenApp
6 14 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
9 7 (0.22%) XenServer
9 7 (0.22%) Terminal Services
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 6 (0.19%) KVM
10 6 (0.19%) vCloud
11 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.095%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.064%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.064%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.064%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 21 (0.67%) SCCM
2 20 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (0.35%) SCOM
4 10 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (0.29%) TIBCO Hawk
5 9 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 8 (0.25%) OpenView
7 7 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.19%) OpenNMS
8 6 (0.19%) Puppet
8 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.095%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.095%) Nagios
10 2 (0.064%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.064%) WSUS
10 2 (0.064%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.032%) Opsview
11 1 (0.032%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.032%) Control-M
Vendors
1 818 (26.00%) Microsoft
2 313 (9.95%) Oracle
3 121 (3.85%) VMware
4 72 (2.29%) Google
5 56 (1.78%) Business Objects
5 56 (1.78%) Citrix
6 49 (1.56%) HP
6 49 (1.56%) SAP
7 48 (1.53%) Facebook
8 46 (1.46%) Sybase
9 38 (1.21%) Cisco
10 35 (1.11%) IBM
11 31 (0.99%) NetApp
12 30 (0.95%) Sitecore
13 29 (0.92%) Cognos
14 28 (0.89%) Sage
15 27 (0.86%) Teradata
16 24 (0.76%) Adobe
17 23 (0.73%) Twitter
18 16 (0.51%) Tableau
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