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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1567 1570 1786
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.08% 22.66% 24.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.42% 61.50% 64.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1407 1659
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £38,875 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.66% -
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
2729 2553 2759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.71% 36.86% 37.57%
Number of salaries quoted 2248 2276 2489
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

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 1 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 1 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 0 830 £38,000 +8.57% 165
Cheshire -3 472 £37,500 +7.14% 65
Lancashire +1 126 £37,500 +7.14% 16
Merseyside 0 111 £40,000 +16.78% 34
Cumbria -6 7 £35,814 -4.49% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 2040 (65.47%) .NET
2 1877 (60.24%) C#
3 1542 (49.49%) SQL
4 1430 (45.89%) ASP.NET
5 952 (30.55%) MVC
6 839 (26.93%) JavaScript
7 814 (26.12%) Microsoft
8 810 (25.99%) HTML
9 710 (22.79%) SQL Server 2008
10 694 (22.27%) T-SQL
11 655 (21.02%) WCF
12 650 (20.86%) Windows
13 647 (20.76%) CSS
14 629 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
15 628 (20.15%) TDD
16 548 (17.59%) .NET Framework
17 528 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
18 507 (16.27%) XML
19 503 (16.14%) MS Excel
20 478 (15.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 475 (15.24%) Web Services
22 471 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 468 (15.02%) jQuery
24 464 (14.89%) Finance
25 448 (14.38%) VB.NET
26 435 (13.96%) Scrum
27 414 (13.29%) SQL Server 2012
28 390 (12.52%) Degree
29 372 (11.94%) OO
30 357 (11.46%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 (6.58%) SharePoint
2 177 (5.68%) IIS
3 103 (3.31%) CMS
4 98 (3.15%) Node.js
5 96 (3.08%) MS Exchange
6 64 (2.05%) Umbraco
7 51 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
8 41 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 40 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 32 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
11 28 (0.90%) Sitecore CMS
12 25 (0.80%) Tomcat
12 25 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 24 (0.77%) Lync
14 23 (0.74%) SAS
15 22 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
15 22 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.67%) NServiceBus
17 20 (0.64%) WebLogic
18 17 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 503 (16.14%) MS Excel
2 111 (3.56%) MS Office
3 37 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 37 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 16 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.51%) SPSS
5 15 (0.48%) FastStats
6 14 (0.45%) PowerPivot
7 13 (0.42%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.32%) Fireworks
9 7 (0.22%) MS Project
10 3 (0.096%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.032%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.032%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.032%) PaintShop Pro
11 1 (0.032%) Stata
Business Applications
1 56 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.09%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.55%) Magento
4 15 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
6 11 (0.35%) Visualfiles
7 7 (0.22%) Dynamics GP
8 6 (0.19%) Sage 50
9 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
10 3 (0.096%) SAP Business One
10 3 (0.096%) Cognos TM1
11 2 (0.064%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 2 (0.064%) Exchequer
11 2 (0.064%) Agresso
11 2 (0.064%) Line 500
12 1 (0.032%) Oracle EBS R12
12 1 (0.032%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.032%) SiteCatalyst
12 1 (0.032%) Oracle 11i
12 1 (0.032%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 71 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.71%) SaaS
4 21 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.51%) Office 365
6 12 (0.39%) Trello
7 7 (0.22%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.19%) PaaS
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.16%) IaaS
10 3 (0.096%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.064%) GitHub
12 1 (0.032%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (4.11%) Internet
2 74 (2.37%) SAN
3 73 (2.34%) Firewall
4 51 (1.64%) DNS
5 40 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 35 (1.12%) WAN
7 33 (1.06%) LAN
8 30 (0.96%) HTTP
9 29 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (0.83%) Intranet
11 24 (0.77%) DHCP
11 24 (0.77%) NAS
12 16 (0.51%) iSCSI
13 15 (0.48%) Wireless
13 15 (0.48%) VPN
14 14 (0.45%) SMTP
15 13 (0.42%) SMS
16 9 (0.29%) VLAN
17 7 (0.22%) IPsec
18 6 (0.19%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 710 (22.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 478 (15.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 471 (15.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 414 (13.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 348 (11.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 185 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
7 175 (5.62%) Relational Database
7 175 (5.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 146 (4.69%) MySQL
9 75 (2.41%) Oracle Database
10 73 (2.34%) NoSQL
11 65 (2.09%) SQL Server 2000
12 64 (2.05%) RDBMS
13 52 (1.67%) DB2
14 48 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
15 47 (1.51%) Crystal Reports
15 47 (1.51%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 40 (1.28%) MS Access
17 36 (1.16%) DTS
17 36 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 239 (7.67%) Visual Studio
2 204 (6.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 187 (6.00%) NUnit
4 105 (3.37%) Moq
5 103 (3.31%) Git (software)
6 95 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 91 (2.92%) Subversion
8 72 (2.31%) Selenium
8 72 (2.31%) MSTest
9 57 (1.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 39 (1.25%) SpecFlow
11 38 (1.22%) JIRA
11 38 (1.22%) Eclipse
12 20 (0.64%) TeamCity
13 19 (0.61%) Mercurial
14 18 (0.58%) Selenium IDE
15 14 (0.45%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
15 14 (0.45%) JMeter
15 14 (0.45%) Dreamweaver
General
1 464 (14.89%) Finance
2 160 (5.13%) Marketing
3 122 (3.92%) Retail
4 84 (2.70%) Games
5 63 (2.02%) Advertising
6 56 (1.80%) Manufacturing
7 51 (1.64%) Banking
8 49 (1.57%) Legal
9 40 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
10 32 (1.03%) Automotive
11 28 (0.90%) Billing
12 22 (0.71%) Telecoms
13 18 (0.58%) Law
14 17 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 12 (0.39%) Retail Banking
16 11 (0.35%) Back Office
17 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.13%) Electronics
18 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
19 3 (0.096%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2036 (65.34%) Developer
2 951 (30.52%) .NET Developer
3 552 (17.72%) C# Developer
4 413 (13.25%) Analyst
5 384 (12.32%) C# .NET Developer
6 347 (11.14%) Senior Developer
7 320 (10.27%) Software Developer
8 246 (7.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 215 (6.90%) ASP.NET Developer
10 201 (6.45%) Web Developer
11 139 (4.46%) SQL Developer
12 125 (4.01%) Team Leader
13 121 (3.88%) Senior C# Developer
14 115 (3.69%) DBA
15 110 (3.53%) Architect
16 101 (3.24%) Junior
17 100 (3.21%) Senior .NET Developer
18 99 (3.18%) .NET Software Developer
19 97 (3.11%) C# Software Developer
20 90 (2.89%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2040 (65.47%) .NET
2 1430 (45.89%) ASP.NET
3 810 (25.99%) HTML
4 655 (21.02%) WCF
5 647 (20.76%) CSS
6 629 (20.19%) ASP.NET MVC
7 548 (17.59%) .NET Framework
8 507 (16.27%) XML
9 475 (15.24%) Web Services
10 468 (15.02%) jQuery
11 318 (10.21%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 272 (8.73%) LINQ
13 246 (7.89%) WPF
14 228 (7.32%) Ajax
15 224 (7.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 211 (6.77%) HTML5
17 173 (5.55%) WinForms
18 169 (5.42%) SOAP
19 163 (5.23%) RESTful
20 159 (5.10%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 160 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 104 (3.34%) Enterprise Software
3 97 (3.11%) N-Tier
4 73 (2.34%) Inversion of Control
5 65 (2.09%) Mobile App
6 64 (2.05%) Social Media
7 55 (1.77%) Management Information System
8 50 (1.60%) Replication
9 47 (1.51%) Client/Server
9 47 (1.51%) Mathematics
10 36 (1.16%) Clustering
11 34 (1.09%) Physics
11 34 (1.09%) iPhone
12 31 (0.99%) Social Network
13 28 (0.90%) NHS
14 26 (0.83%) Open Source
15 23 (0.74%) Tandem
16 21 (0.67%) Statistics
17 19 (0.61%) Blog
18 18 (0.58%) Streaming Music
Operating Systems
1 650 (20.86%) Windows
2 145 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (4.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 112 (3.59%) Linux
5 93 (2.98%) Android
6 77 (2.47%) UNIX
7 55 (1.77%) Apple iOS
8 53 (1.70%) Windows 7
9 49 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 39 (1.25%) Windows XP
11 34 (1.09%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.51%) AIX
13 14 (0.45%) Solaris
14 11 (0.35%) Windows Phone
15 10 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
17 6 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 952 (30.55%) MVC
2 628 (20.15%) TDD
3 528 (16.94%) Agile Software Development
4 435 (13.96%) Scrum
5 372 (11.94%) OO
6 357 (11.46%) Business Intelligence
7 239 (7.67%) Web Application Development
8 236 (7.57%) Project Management
9 199 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
10 194 (6.23%) Web Development
11 187 (6.00%) Software Engineering
12 182 (5.84%) E-Commerce
13 170 (5.46%) BDD
14 158 (5.07%) ITIL
15 152 (4.88%) SOA
16 151 (4.85%) Unit Testing
17 139 (4.46%) Dependency Injection
18 133 (4.27%) CRM
19 130 (4.17%) OOD
20 129 (4.14%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1877 (60.24%) C#
2 1542 (49.49%) SQL
3 839 (26.93%) JavaScript
4 694 (22.27%) T-SQL
5 448 (14.38%) VB.NET
6 197 (6.32%) Java
7 181 (5.81%) VB
8 115 (3.69%) PHP
9 93 (2.98%) VBA
10 74 (2.37%) Ruby
11 62 (1.99%) VB6
12 47 (1.51%) C
13 38 (1.22%) PL/SQL
14 34 (1.09%) PowerShell
15 32 (1.03%) C++
16 28 (0.90%) VBScript
17 23 (0.74%) Python
18 21 (0.67%) XQuery
18 21 (0.67%) Shell Script
19 15 (0.48%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 390 (12.52%) Degree
2 134 (4.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 75 (2.41%) MCP
4 65 (2.09%) MCTS
5 51 (1.64%) MCSD
6 48 (1.54%) MCAD
7 39 (1.25%) MCSE
8 35 (1.12%) Security Cleared
9 32 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (0.87%) CCNA
11 23 (0.74%) ISEB
12 19 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 19 (0.61%) MCITP
13 18 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 16 (0.51%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.39%) SC Cleared
15 12 (0.39%) NCDA
16 10 (0.32%) MCSA
17 7 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.70%) QA
2 47 (1.51%) SLA
3 19 (0.61%) WAI
4 12 (0.39%) HL7
5 6 (0.19%) BS7799
6 5 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 122 (3.92%) Active Directory
2 81 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (1.57%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.22%) vSphere
5 24 (0.77%) XenApp
6 15 (0.48%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.42%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.32%) LiteSpeed
9 8 (0.26%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.26%) Terminal Services
10 7 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 7 (0.22%) XenServer
11 6 (0.19%) vCloud
12 4 (0.13%) KVM
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.13%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.096%) VMware Server
13 3 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.064%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.064%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 28 (0.90%) SCCM
2 18 (0.58%) SCOM
2 18 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (0.39%) TIBCO Hawk
5 8 (0.26%) OpenView
6 7 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.19%) Puppet
7 6 (0.19%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
7 6 (0.19%) OpenNMS
7 6 (0.19%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.096%) Nagios
8 3 (0.096%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.064%) WSUS
9 2 (0.064%) MOM
9 2 (0.064%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.064%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.064%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.064%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 814 (26.12%) Microsoft
2 305 (9.79%) Oracle
3 127 (4.08%) VMware
4 73 (2.34%) Google
5 65 (2.09%) Citrix
6 47 (1.51%) HP
7 45 (1.44%) Facebook
8 43 (1.38%) Sybase
9 42 (1.35%) Business Objects
9 42 (1.35%) SAP
10 38 (1.22%) Cisco
11 35 (1.12%) NetApp
12 34 (1.09%) IBM
13 29 (0.93%) Sage
14 28 (0.90%) Sitecore
15 27 (0.87%) Cognos
16 23 (0.74%) Adobe
17 21 (0.67%) Twitter
18 20 (0.64%) Apple
19 18 (0.58%) Tableau
Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
RMI International
Salary: From £28,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Lancashire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability.co.uk
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £28000 - £50000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable, Plus B
Posted: 14 hours ago
Greater Manchester
People Source Consulting
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 16 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £37000 - £41000 per annum + +Benefits+Bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits + big bonus
Posted: 19 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
beITrecruitment Limited
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Ellesmere Port, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago