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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 6 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1124 1334 1548
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.12% 20.31% 21.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.22% 57.16% 61.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1011 1213 1321
Median salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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
1898 2334 2517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.28% 35.54% 35.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1632 1975 2109
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 July 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 658 £40,000 - 133
Cheshire -2 214 £36,500 -8.75% 49
Merseyside +5 136 £40,000 - 25
Lancashire 0 87 £35,000 - 21
Cumbria -1 15 £45,000 +38.46% 6
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1226 (57.13%) .NET
2 1164 (54.24%) C#
3 1021 (47.58%) SQL
4 864 (40.26%) ASP.NET
5 803 (37.42%) Microsoft
6 758 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
7 713 (33.22%) MVC
8 505 (23.53%) JavaScript
9 474 (22.09%) CSS
10 469 (21.85%) T-SQL
11 456 (21.25%) ASP.NET MVC
12 447 (20.83%) Finance
13 441 (20.55%) HTML
14 434 (20.22%) TDD
15 429 (19.99%) Windows
16 411 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 379 (17.66%) MS Excel
18 372 (17.33%) SQL Server 2014
19 366 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
20 358 (16.68%) WCF
21 355 (16.54%) jQuery
22 354 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
23 323 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
24 306 (14.26%) .NET Framework
25 277 (12.91%) Scrum
26 272 (12.67%) Web Services
27 255 (11.88%) Web Development
28 237 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
29 233 (10.86%) Degree
30 229 (10.67%) Oracle

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 124 (5.78%) SharePoint
2 80 (3.73%) CMS
3 69 (3.22%) IIS
4 50 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
5 38 (1.77%) Elasticsearch
6 37 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 37 (1.72%) Umbraco
7 18 (0.84%) Apache
8 17 (0.79%) Tomcat
9 16 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 16 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
10 15 (0.70%) NServiceBus
10 15 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 12 (0.56%) Skype for Business
12 11 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
13 10 (0.47%) NetWeaver
13 10 (0.47%) WebSphere
14 9 (0.42%) Drupal
15 8 (0.37%) GeoServer
Applications
1 379 (17.66%) MS Excel
2 107 (4.99%) MS Office
3 27 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 24 (1.12%) Photoshop
5 17 (0.79%) Fireworks
6 11 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.33%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) MS Project
10 1 (0.047%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.047%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 31 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.79%) Visualfiles
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 11 (0.51%) SDL Web 8
4 9 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 7 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.28%) Cognos Controller
6 6 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
6 6 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.14%) FastStats
7 3 (0.14%) OPENContractor
7 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.093%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.047%) OpenCart
9 1 (0.047%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.047%) Payment Gateway
9 1 (0.047%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 181 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 44 (2.05%) Office 365
4 26 (1.21%) Google Play
5 21 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.98%) SaaS
6 18 (0.84%) PaaS
7 15 (0.70%) IaaS
8 9 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.23%) GitHub
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 3 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.14%) CloudFront
11 3 (0.14%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.047%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.87%) Internet
2 63 (2.94%) SAN
3 48 (2.24%) Firewall
4 44 (2.05%) VPN
5 41 (1.91%) DNS
6 28 (1.30%) DHCP
6 28 (1.30%) TCP/IP
7 25 (1.16%) LAN
8 23 (1.07%) HTTP
9 22 (1.03%) WAN
10 15 (0.70%) NAS
11 13 (0.61%) VLAN
12 12 (0.56%) VoIP
13 11 (0.51%) MPLS
14 10 (0.47%) Intranet
15 9 (0.42%) IP Telephony
16 8 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (0.33%) Ethernet
17 7 (0.33%) IPv4
17 7 (0.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 411 (19.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 372 (17.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 366 (17.05%) SQL Server 2008
4 354 (16.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 222 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
6 217 (10.11%) Data Warehouse
7 192 (8.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 155 (7.22%) Relational Database
9 148 (6.90%) MySQL
10 116 (5.41%) NoSQL
11 97 (4.52%) SQL Server 2005
12 65 (3.03%) MongoDB
13 58 (2.70%) Power BI
14 56 (2.61%) RDBMS
15 42 (1.96%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 41 (1.91%) PostgreSQL
16 41 (1.91%) QlikView
17 37 (1.72%) SQL Server 2000
18 32 (1.49%) Big Data
18 32 (1.49%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 173 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 157 (7.32%) Git (software)
3 154 (7.18%) Visual Studio
4 98 (4.57%) NUnit
5 80 (3.73%) MSTest
6 74 (3.45%) Subversion
7 65 (3.03%) Moq
8 64 (2.98%) Rhino Mocks
9 58 (2.70%) JIRA
10 52 (2.42%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 47 (2.19%) Selenium
12 33 (1.54%) SpecFlow
12 33 (1.54%) TeamCity
13 32 (1.49%) JUnit
14 24 (1.12%) Oracle Forms
15 15 (0.70%) FxCop
15 15 (0.70%) StyleCop
16 11 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
17 10 (0.47%) AccuRev
17 10 (0.47%) Mercurial
General
1 447 (20.83%) Finance
2 94 (4.38%) Games
3 87 (4.05%) Legal
4 63 (2.94%) Banking
4 63 (2.94%) Marketing
5 51 (2.38%) Retail
6 49 (2.28%) Telecoms
7 47 (2.19%) Law
8 35 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 20 (0.93%) Billing
10 15 (0.70%) Advertising
11 14 (0.65%) Back Office
12 13 (0.61%) Music Industry
13 11 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.37%) Local Government
14 8 (0.37%) Publishing
15 6 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
16 3 (0.14%) Electronics
17 2 (0.093%) Arabic Language
17 2 (0.093%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1378 (64.21%) Developer
2 834 (38.86%) .NET Developer
3 500 (23.30%) C# Developer
4 419 (19.52%) C# .NET Developer
5 279 (13.00%) ASP.NET Developer
6 256 (11.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 250 (11.65%) Analyst
8 248 (11.56%) SQL Developer
9 201 (9.37%) Software Developer
10 179 (8.34%) DBA
11 169 (7.88%) .NET Software Developer
12 166 (7.74%) SQL DBA
13 154 (7.18%) Senior Developer
14 138 (6.43%) C# Software Developer
15 127 (5.92%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 104 (4.85%) Web Developer
17 93 (4.33%) Applications Support
18 88 (4.10%) Junior
19 84 (3.91%) .NET Web Developer
19 84 (3.91%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1226 (57.13%) .NET
2 864 (40.26%) ASP.NET
3 474 (22.09%) CSS
4 456 (21.25%) ASP.NET MVC
5 441 (20.55%) HTML
6 358 (16.68%) WCF
7 355 (16.54%) jQuery
8 306 (14.26%) .NET Framework
9 272 (12.67%) Web Services
10 225 (10.48%) ASP.NET Web API
11 215 (10.02%) AngularJS
12 206 (9.60%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 201 (9.37%) XML
14 181 (8.43%) Entity Framework
15 170 (7.92%) RESTful
16 157 (7.32%) HTML5
17 156 (7.27%) WPF
18 136 (6.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 122 (5.68%) Node.js
20 119 (5.55%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 237 (11.04%) Analytical Skills
2 144 (6.71%) Replication
3 104 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
4 98 (4.57%) iPad
5 97 (4.52%) Computer Science
6 88 (4.10%) Clustering
7 80 (3.73%) Mobile App
8 74 (3.45%) Management Information System
9 66 (3.08%) Inversion of Control
10 42 (1.96%) User Experience
11 39 (1.82%) Data Centre
12 29 (1.35%) Data Integration
13 26 (1.21%) iPhone
14 25 (1.16%) Social Network
15 22 (1.03%) Credit Risk
16 21 (0.98%) Visualisation
17 19 (0.89%) Data Structures
17 19 (0.89%) Mathematics
17 19 (0.89%) N-Tier
18 18 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 429 (19.99%) Windows
2 151 (7.04%) Windows Server
3 79 (3.68%) Linux
4 73 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 71 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 57 (2.66%) Android
7 56 (2.61%) Unix
8 39 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 31 (1.44%) Windows 10
10 30 (1.40%) Windows 7
11 27 (1.26%) Mac OS X
12 15 (0.70%) CentOS
13 12 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 11 (0.51%) Windows 8
15 10 (0.47%) Solaris
16 9 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.33%) AIX
17 7 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.28%) Windows CE
19 5 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 758 (35.32%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (33.22%) MVC
3 434 (20.22%) TDD
4 323 (15.05%) Business Intelligence
5 277 (12.91%) Scrum
6 255 (11.88%) Web Development
7 205 (9.55%) Web Application Development
8 202 (9.41%) OO
9 197 (9.18%) BDD
10 191 (8.90%) Continuous Integration
11 159 (7.41%) Mentoring
12 151 (7.04%) Dependency Injection
12 151 (7.04%) Software Engineering
13 137 (6.38%) ETL
14 136 (6.34%) Unit Testing
15 135 (6.29%) ITIL
16 122 (5.68%) Kanban
17 121 (5.64%) SDLC
18 116 (5.41%) Project Management
19 114 (5.31%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1164 (54.24%) C#
2 1021 (47.58%) SQL
3 505 (23.53%) JavaScript
4 469 (21.85%) T-SQL
5 159 (7.41%) VB.NET
6 150 (6.99%) Java
7 94 (4.38%) VB
8 90 (4.19%) PowerShell
9 83 (3.87%) Ruby
10 62 (2.89%) VBA
11 57 (2.66%) PHP
12 52 (2.42%) C++
13 30 (1.40%) C
14 27 (1.26%) VBScript
15 24 (1.12%) PL/SQL
16 20 (0.93%) F#
16 20 (0.93%) XPath
17 16 (0.75%) VB6
18 15 (0.70%) ANSI SQL
19 11 (0.51%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 233 (10.86%) Degree
2 100 (4.66%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (1.77%) ISEB
4 26 (1.21%) MCSE
5 24 (1.12%) PMI Certification
6 23 (1.07%) MCSA
7 18 (0.84%) ISTQB
8 17 (0.79%) Security Cleared
9 15 (0.70%) MCT
10 14 (0.65%) HND
11 13 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 13 (0.61%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (0.47%) CCNA
13 10 (0.47%) PMP
14 9 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.33%) EMC Certification
15 7 (0.33%) MCITP
16 6 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.26%) QA
2 39 (1.82%) SLA
3 20 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 9 (0.42%) WAI
8 3 (0.14%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.047%) COBIT
System Software
1 123 (5.73%) Active Directory
2 78 (3.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.26%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.65%) Terminal Server
4 14 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 9 (0.42%) XenApp
8 8 (0.37%) vSphere
9 7 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
12 4 (0.19%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 3 (0.14%) HDFS
13 3 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.14%) SRDF
14 2 (0.093%) vCloud
15 1 (0.047%) NFS
Systems Management
1 25 (1.16%) Kibana
2 19 (0.89%) SCCM
3 16 (0.75%) LiteSpeed
4 9 (0.42%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.37%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.37%) SCVMM
6 6 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (0.28%) SCOM
6 6 (0.28%) WMI
6 6 (0.28%) WSUS
7 5 (0.23%) MobiControl
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.23%) Puppet
8 4 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.14%) Ansible
9 3 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 3 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.14%) Packer
10 2 (0.093%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 803 (37.42%) Microsoft
2 229 (10.67%) Oracle
3 117 (5.45%) VMware
4 58 (2.70%) Cisco
5 57 (2.66%) IBM
6 56 (2.61%) Google
7 48 (2.24%) Citrix
8 36 (1.68%) SAP
9 35 (1.63%) Cognos
10 34 (1.58%) Remedy
11 32 (1.49%) HP
12 31 (1.44%) RedGate
12 31 (1.44%) Tableau
13 29 (1.35%) EMC
14 28 (1.30%) iManage
15 27 (1.26%) Twitter
16 24 (1.12%) Facebook
17 23 (1.07%) EPiServer
18 20 (0.93%) NetApp
18 20 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
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