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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1382 1613 1750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.64% 23.36% 24.22%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.45% 62.01% 60.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1191 1426 1545
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 £27,000 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +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
2213 2601 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.66% 37.66% 39.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1866 2261 2491
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 £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 0 757 £40,000 +6.66% 166
Cheshire -1 354 £40,000 +6.66% 75
Merseyside +1 123 £40,000 +6.66% 37
Lancashire +3 107 £33,500 -1.47% 38
Cumbria +3 23 £29,000 -10.76% 4
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 1568 (58.59%) .NET
2 1465 (54.75%) C#
3 1263 (47.20%) SQL
4 1262 (47.16%) ASP.NET
5 940 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
6 925 (34.57%) Microsoft
7 864 (32.29%) MVC
8 752 (28.10%) HTML
9 703 (26.27%) JavaScript
10 640 (23.92%) Windows
11 632 (23.62%) CSS
12 622 (23.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 583 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 537 (20.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 510 (19.06%) TDD
16 476 (17.79%) T-SQL
17 463 (17.30%) WCF
18 452 (16.89%) MS Excel
19 444 (16.59%) jQuery
20 440 (16.44%) Finance
21 410 (15.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 376 (14.05%) XML
23 373 (13.94%) Web Services
24 350 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
24 350 (13.08%) .NET Framework
25 347 (12.97%) Scrum
26 311 (11.62%) Degree
27 296 (11.06%) Oracle
28 293 (10.95%) VB.NET
29 288 (10.76%) Web Application Development

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 285 (10.65%) SharePoint
2 178 (6.65%) IIS
3 133 (4.97%) Node.js
4 107 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 81 (3.03%) CMS
6 78 (2.91%) SharePoint 2010
7 69 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2010
8 62 (2.32%) Umbraco
9 36 (1.35%) WebSphere
9 36 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
11 28 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
12 27 (1.01%) Apache
13 26 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
14 25 (0.93%) WebLogic
15 20 (0.75%) SAS
16 18 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
17 17 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
18 16 (0.60%) NServiceBus
19 15 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 452 (16.89%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.33%) MS Office
3 33 (1.23%) PowerPivot
4 31 (1.16%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
6 18 (0.67%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.37%) SPSS
8 7 (0.26%) MS Project
9 4 (0.15%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.075%) FastStats
11 1 (0.037%) Mingle
11 1 (0.037%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 68 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (1.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 23 (0.86%) Dynamics GP
4 18 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
5 15 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
7 7 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.22%) Exstream
8 6 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
9 4 (0.15%) Tridion
10 2 (0.075%) Magento
10 2 (0.075%) Cognos Controller
10 2 (0.075%) Oracle Cash Management
11 1 (0.037%) Sage CRM
11 1 (0.037%) Orchard Housing
11 1 (0.037%) Aareon QL
11 1 (0.037%) OPENHousing
11 1 (0.037%) MIS ActiveH
Cloud Services
1 113 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (1.57%) Office 365
4 12 (0.45%) SaaS
5 11 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
6 8 (0.30%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.26%) GitHub
8 6 (0.22%) Yammer
8 6 (0.22%) Silverpop
8 6 (0.22%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.15%) SmartFocus
9 4 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.075%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.075%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.075%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.075%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.037%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 101 (3.77%) Internet
2 85 (3.18%) Firewall
3 79 (2.95%) SAN
3 79 (2.95%) DNS
4 70 (2.62%) DHCP
5 63 (2.35%) LAN
6 54 (2.02%) HTTP
7 53 (1.98%) VPN
8 50 (1.87%) WAN
9 45 (1.68%) TCP/IP
10 27 (1.01%) Intranet
10 27 (1.01%) VLAN
11 26 (0.97%) VoIP
12 21 (0.78%) Wireless
13 16 (0.60%) FTP
13 16 (0.60%) NAS
14 14 (0.52%) Broadband
15 12 (0.45%) Ethernet
15 12 (0.45%) MPLS
15 12 (0.45%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 622 (23.24%) SQL Server 2008
2 537 (20.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 410 (15.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 268 (10.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 200 (7.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 198 (7.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 198 (7.40%) Data Warehouse
7 152 (5.68%) Relational Database
8 136 (5.08%) MySQL
9 97 (3.62%) RDBMS
10 92 (3.44%) NoSQL
11 67 (2.50%) Oracle Database
12 63 (2.35%) MongoDB
13 59 (2.20%) OLAP
14 58 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
14 58 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
15 52 (1.94%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 52 (1.94%) DB2
16 40 (1.49%) Big Data
17 36 (1.35%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 218 (8.15%) Visual Studio
2 171 (6.39%) NUnit
3 142 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
4 131 (4.90%) Git (software)
5 95 (3.55%) Subversion
6 94 (3.51%) Moq
7 89 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
8 87 (3.25%) MSTest
9 52 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 44 (1.64%) Selenium
11 37 (1.38%) JIRA
12 31 (1.16%) SpecFlow
13 27 (1.01%) Maven
14 23 (0.86%) Cucumber
15 15 (0.56%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.41%) Mercurial
17 10 (0.37%) ReSharper
17 10 (0.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 10 (0.37%) LoadRunner
18 9 (0.34%) Eclipse
General
1 440 (16.44%) Finance
2 91 (3.40%) Retail
3 85 (3.18%) Games
4 80 (2.99%) Marketing
5 56 (2.09%) Advertising
6 46 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 36 (1.35%) Telecoms
8 26 (0.97%) Back Office
9 24 (0.90%) Music Industry
10 19 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.60%) Billing
11 16 (0.60%) Local Government
12 15 (0.56%) General Ledger
13 14 (0.52%) Legal
14 12 (0.45%) Banking
15 11 (0.41%) Law
15 11 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.37%) Automotive
17 6 (0.22%) Electronics
18 3 (0.11%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 1625 (60.72%) Developer
2 840 (31.39%) .NET Developer
3 443 (16.55%) C# Developer
4 332 (12.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 293 (10.95%) Analyst
6 268 (10.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 242 (9.04%) Senior Developer
8 230 (8.59%) ASP.NET Developer
9 227 (8.48%) DBA
10 223 (8.33%) Software Developer
11 171 (6.39%) SQL DBA
12 136 (5.08%) Web Developer
13 119 (4.45%) Senior .NET Developer
14 104 (3.89%) Administrator
15 97 (3.62%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 96 (3.59%) Senior C# Developer
17 87 (3.25%) Junior
18 83 (3.10%) SQL Developer
19 81 (3.03%) Support Engineer
20 76 (2.84%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1568 (58.59%) .NET
2 1262 (47.16%) ASP.NET
3 752 (28.10%) HTML
4 632 (23.62%) CSS
5 583 (21.79%) ASP.NET MVC
6 463 (17.30%) WCF
7 444 (16.59%) jQuery
8 376 (14.05%) XML
9 373 (13.94%) Web Services
10 350 (13.08%) .NET Framework
11 272 (10.16%) HTML5
12 174 (6.50%) LINQ
13 158 (5.90%) ASP.NET Web API
14 155 (5.79%) Entity Framework
15 150 (5.61%) RESTful
16 142 (5.31%) WPF
17 141 (5.27%) CSS3
18 140 (5.23%) Ajax
19 127 (4.75%) JSON
20 117 (4.37%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 266 (9.94%) Analytical Skills
2 117 (4.37%) Replication
3 107 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
4 92 (3.44%) Mobile App
5 84 (3.14%) N-Tier
6 82 (3.06%) Inversion of Control
7 81 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 79 (2.95%) Clustering
9 56 (2.09%) Computer Science
10 49 (1.83%) NHS
11 40 (1.49%) User Experience
12 39 (1.46%) iPhone
13 35 (1.31%) Statistics
14 34 (1.27%) Client/Server
15 33 (1.23%) Data Integration
15 33 (1.23%) Visualisation
16 29 (1.08%) Open Source
17 26 (0.97%) Streaming Music
18 22 (0.82%) FlexPod
19 19 (0.71%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 640 (23.92%) Windows
2 135 (5.04%) Linux
3 129 (4.82%) Android
4 117 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (3.10%) UNIX
6 69 (2.58%) Apple iOS
7 68 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (1.98%) Windows 7
9 50 (1.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 48 (1.79%) Windows XP
11 33 (1.23%) Solaris
12 32 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 29 (1.08%) AIX
14 28 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 24 (0.90%) SUSE
16 21 (0.78%) zOS
16 21 (0.78%) HPUX
16 21 (0.78%) OS/400
17 11 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
18 9 (0.34%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 940 (35.13%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (32.29%) MVC
3 510 (19.06%) TDD
4 350 (13.08%) Business Intelligence
5 347 (12.97%) Scrum
6 288 (10.76%) Web Application Development
7 274 (10.24%) OO
8 210 (7.85%) Software Engineering
9 202 (7.55%) Project Management
9 202 (7.55%) Continuous Integration
10 194 (7.25%) Dependency Injection
11 174 (6.50%) BDD
12 169 (6.32%) Web Development
13 154 (5.75%) Mentoring
14 152 (5.68%) CRM
15 151 (5.64%) Unit Testing
16 150 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
17 126 (4.71%) ETL
18 123 (4.60%) E-Commerce
19 114 (4.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1465 (54.75%) C#
2 1263 (47.20%) SQL
3 703 (26.27%) JavaScript
4 476 (17.79%) T-SQL
5 293 (10.95%) VB.NET
6 179 (6.69%) Java
7 146 (5.46%) VB
8 114 (4.26%) PHP
9 103 (3.85%) VBA
10 72 (2.69%) PowerShell
11 66 (2.47%) C++
12 55 (2.06%) Ruby
13 47 (1.76%) C
14 37 (1.38%) VB6
15 32 (1.20%) Python
16 22 (0.82%) VBScript
17 20 (0.75%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.60%) PHP5
19 14 (0.52%) PL/SQL
20 10 (0.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 311 (11.62%) Degree
2 134 (5.01%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (1.42%) Security Cleared
4 35 (1.31%) MCP
5 33 (1.23%) ISEB
6 28 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 26 (0.97%) MCTS
8 23 (0.86%) MCITP
9 22 (0.82%) MCSE
10 21 (0.78%) MCSD
10 21 (0.78%) ISTQB
11 18 (0.67%) SC Cleared
12 15 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (0.52%) CCNA
13 14 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 13 (0.49%) CCA
15 11 (0.41%) MCAD
16 10 (0.37%) MCDBA
16 10 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (3.89%) QA
2 42 (1.57%) SLA
3 17 (0.64%) WAI
4 12 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.22%) HL7
6 4 (0.15%) GAMP
7 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.037%) Data Quality
System Software
1 160 (5.98%) Active Directory
2 125 (4.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (2.32%) Hyper-V
4 47 (1.76%) vSphere
5 33 (1.23%) XenDesktop
6 21 (0.78%) KVM
7 20 (0.75%) XenApp
8 9 (0.34%) XenServer
9 6 (0.22%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.075%) vCloud
11 2 (0.075%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.037%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.037%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.037%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.037%) NFS
12 1 (0.037%) SRDF
12 1 (0.037%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 25 (0.93%) Tivoli
2 18 (0.67%) SCOM
3 16 (0.60%) SCCM
4 12 (0.45%) WMI
5 10 (0.37%) WSUS
6 8 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.19%) Puppet
8 5 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.15%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.075%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.075%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.075%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.075%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 925 (34.57%) Microsoft
2 296 (11.06%) Oracle
3 184 (6.88%) VMware
4 101 (3.77%) Cisco
5 78 (2.91%) HP
6 67 (2.50%) NetApp
7 64 (2.39%) Citrix
8 54 (2.02%) SAP
9 51 (1.91%) Google
10 50 (1.87%) IBM
10 50 (1.87%) Facebook
11 40 (1.49%) Business Objects
12 39 (1.46%) Cognos
12 39 (1.46%) EMC
13 36 (1.35%) Juniper
14 32 (1.20%) Red Hat
15 30 (1.12%) Sitecore
16 29 (1.08%) Teradata
17 26 (0.97%) JD Edwards
17 26 (0.97%) Sage
Liverpool, Lancashire
La Fosse Associates Limited
Salary: excellent salary package
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits and bonuses)
Posted: 6 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
Capita Resourcing IT
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
Lancaster, Lancashire
i4 Recruitment
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 9 hours ago
St. Helens, Merseyside
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £28000 Per Annum + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + On call + healthcare + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Robert Walters
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago