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

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1292 1565 1736
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.31% 22.24% 23.17%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.22% 64.24% 61.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1153 1332 1518
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 £26,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.40%
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
2219 2436 2807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.89% 34.61% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1899 2056 2457
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 £28,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 0 679 £40,000 +5.26% 172
Cheshire -3 346 £40,000 +6.66% 72
Lancashire -4 130 £35,000 +1.44% 32
Merseyside +2 94 £40,000 +12.67% 21
Cumbria +10 19 £29,000 -8.30% 4
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 1547 (56.85%) .NET
2 1438 (52.85%) C#
3 1289 (47.37%) SQL
4 1207 (44.36%) ASP.NET
5 969 (35.61%) Microsoft
6 964 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
7 864 (31.75%) MVC
8 733 (26.94%) HTML
9 670 (24.62%) JavaScript
10 621 (22.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 619 (22.75%) Windows
12 606 (22.27%) SQL Server 2008
13 599 (22.01%) CSS
14 544 (19.99%) ASP.NET MVC
15 505 (18.56%) WCF
16 503 (18.49%) T-SQL
16 503 (18.49%) TDD
17 484 (17.79%) MS Excel
18 450 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 448 (16.46%) Finance
20 434 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
21 420 (15.44%) jQuery
22 412 (15.14%) Web Services
23 388 (14.26%) XML
24 352 (12.94%) .NET Framework
25 351 (12.90%) Scrum
26 310 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
27 297 (10.92%) Degree
28 296 (10.88%) Oracle
29 282 (10.36%) Web Application Development

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

For the 6 months to 2 July 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
1 246 (9.04%) SharePoint
2 166 (6.10%) IIS
3 113 (4.15%) Node.js
4 96 (3.53%) MS Exchange
5 52 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
6 50 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 47 (1.73%) CMS
8 46 (1.69%) Umbraco
9 42 (1.54%) WebSphere
10 37 (1.36%) Apache
11 34 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
12 32 (1.18%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
14 26 (0.96%) Tomcat
15 23 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
16 21 (0.77%) SAS
17 20 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.55%) Drupal
18 15 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
18 15 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 484 (17.79%) MS Excel
2 104 (3.82%) MS Office
3 36 (1.32%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.96%) PowerPivot
5 18 (0.66%) MS Project
6 15 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.40%) SPSS
8 10 (0.37%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.11%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.11%) Mingle
10 2 (0.074%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 88 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 41 (1.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 28 (1.03%) Dynamics GP
4 22 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
5 17 (0.62%) Oracle General Ledger
6 12 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 9 (0.33%) Markit EDM
8 7 (0.26%) Cognos TM1
9 6 (0.22%) Exstream
9 6 (0.22%) Tridion
9 6 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 6 (0.22%) Magento
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
10 5 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 3 (0.11%) Primavera
11 3 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
11 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
11 3 (0.11%) Line 500
12 1 (0.037%) SAP BPC
12 1 (0.037%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 128 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.43%) Office 365
4 23 (0.85%) IBM PureFlex
5 12 (0.44%) SaaS
6 6 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 6 (0.22%) GitHub
7 5 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.15%) Yammer
8 4 (0.15%) SmartFocus
9 3 (0.11%) Trello
9 3 (0.11%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.074%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.074%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.037%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.037%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 92 (3.38%) SAN
2 90 (3.31%) Internet
3 63 (2.32%) DNS
4 60 (2.21%) Firewall
5 50 (1.84%) VPN
6 49 (1.80%) DHCP
7 46 (1.69%) TCP/IP
8 44 (1.62%) HTTP
8 44 (1.62%) LAN
9 34 (1.25%) WAN
10 27 (0.99%) Intranet
11 26 (0.96%) VoIP
12 21 (0.77%) NAS
13 19 (0.70%) VLAN
14 18 (0.66%) Broadband
15 14 (0.51%) FTP
15 14 (0.51%) Wireless
16 13 (0.48%) Ethernet
16 13 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
17 10 (0.37%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 621 (22.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 606 (22.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 450 (16.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 310 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
5 254 (9.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 233 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
7 187 (6.87%) SQL Server 2005
8 149 (5.48%) Relational Database
9 114 (4.19%) MySQL
10 88 (3.23%) RDBMS
11 78 (2.87%) Oracle Database
12 73 (2.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 65 (2.39%) NoSQL
14 62 (2.28%) DB2
15 55 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
16 53 (1.95%) MongoDB
17 49 (1.80%) Big Data
17 49 (1.80%) OLAP
18 46 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
19 34 (1.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 216 (7.94%) Visual Studio
2 171 (6.28%) NUnit
3 146 (5.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 117 (4.30%) Git (software)
5 92 (3.38%) Rhino Mocks
6 89 (3.27%) Moq
6 89 (3.27%) Subversion
7 87 (3.20%) MSTest
8 63 (2.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 44 (1.62%) Selenium
10 29 (1.07%) Maven
11 27 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 22 (0.81%) SpecFlow
13 17 (0.62%) JIRA
14 12 (0.44%) JUnit
15 11 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 10 (0.37%) Eclipse
16 10 (0.37%) LoadRunner
17 9 (0.33%) TeamCity
18 8 (0.29%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 448 (16.46%) Finance
2 93 (3.42%) Games
3 79 (2.90%) Retail
4 74 (2.72%) Marketing
5 59 (2.17%) Advertising
6 51 (1.87%) Manufacturing
7 35 (1.29%) Legal
8 32 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 25 (0.92%) Back Office
10 23 (0.85%) Music Industry
11 20 (0.74%) Local Government
12 19 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 17 (0.62%) General Ledger
14 15 (0.55%) Banking
15 12 (0.44%) Automotive
16 11 (0.40%) Electronics
17 10 (0.37%) Law
18 9 (0.33%) Billing
19 4 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
20 3 (0.11%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 1633 (60.01%) Developer
2 814 (29.92%) .NET Developer
3 449 (16.50%) C# Developer
4 321 (11.80%) C# .NET Developer
5 298 (10.95%) Analyst
6 241 (8.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 240 (8.82%) DBA
8 227 (8.34%) Senior Developer
9 222 (8.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 210 (7.72%) Software Developer
11 193 (7.09%) SQL DBA
12 150 (5.51%) Web Developer
13 120 (4.41%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 117 (4.30%) Senior .NET Developer
15 115 (4.23%) SQL Developer
16 107 (3.93%) Administrator
17 100 (3.68%) Senior C# Developer
18 86 (3.16%) Consultant
19 85 (3.12%) Junior
20 83 (3.05%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1547 (56.85%) .NET
2 1207 (44.36%) ASP.NET
3 733 (26.94%) HTML
4 599 (22.01%) CSS
5 544 (19.99%) ASP.NET MVC
6 505 (18.56%) WCF
7 420 (15.44%) jQuery
8 412 (15.14%) Web Services
9 388 (14.26%) XML
10 352 (12.94%) .NET Framework
11 268 (9.85%) HTML5
12 204 (7.50%) LINQ
13 182 (6.69%) Entity Framework
14 175 (6.43%) ASP.NET Web API
15 168 (6.17%) WPF
16 154 (5.66%) AngularJS
17 146 (5.37%) RESTful
18 141 (5.18%) SOAP
19 140 (5.15%) Ajax
20 132 (4.85%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 275 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
2 127 (4.67%) Replication
3 103 (3.79%) Mobile App
4 90 (3.31%) Clustering
5 86 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
6 83 (3.05%) N-Tier
7 77 (2.83%) Management Information System
8 76 (2.79%) Data Centre
8 76 (2.79%) Inversion of Control
9 68 (2.50%) Computer Science
10 66 (2.43%) NHS
11 46 (1.69%) iPhone
11 46 (1.69%) User Experience
12 44 (1.62%) Statistics
13 37 (1.36%) Visualisation
14 31 (1.14%) Client/Server
15 26 (0.96%) Streaming Music
15 26 (0.96%) FlexPod
15 26 (0.96%) Data Integration
16 23 (0.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 619 (22.75%) Windows
2 142 (5.22%) Android
3 132 (4.85%) Linux
4 104 (3.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 85 (3.12%) UNIX
6 78 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 74 (2.72%) Apple iOS
8 59 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (1.84%) Windows 7
10 39 (1.43%) Solaris
11 38 (1.40%) AIX
12 28 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 27 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 26 (0.96%) SUSE
15 24 (0.88%) Windows 8
16 23 (0.85%) zOS
16 23 (0.85%) OS/400
16 23 (0.85%) HPUX
17 19 (0.70%) Windows Mobile
18 16 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 964 (35.43%) Agile Software Development
2 864 (31.75%) MVC
3 503 (18.49%) TDD
4 434 (15.95%) Business Intelligence
5 351 (12.90%) Scrum
6 282 (10.36%) Web Application Development
7 249 (9.15%) OO
8 217 (7.98%) Continuous Integration
9 208 (7.64%) Dependency Injection
10 207 (7.61%) Software Engineering
11 191 (7.02%) Project Management
12 166 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
13 165 (6.06%) CRM
14 163 (5.99%) Web Development
15 161 (5.92%) Mentoring
15 161 (5.92%) BDD
16 155 (5.70%) ETL
17 153 (5.62%) Unit Testing
18 133 (4.89%) SDLC
19 130 (4.78%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 1438 (52.85%) C#
2 1289 (47.37%) SQL
3 670 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 503 (18.49%) T-SQL
5 241 (8.86%) VB.NET
6 204 (7.50%) Java
7 123 (4.52%) VB
8 108 (3.97%) VBA
9 99 (3.64%) PHP
10 74 (2.72%) C++
11 63 (2.32%) PowerShell
12 47 (1.73%) C
13 41 (1.51%) Ruby
14 31 (1.14%) Python
15 30 (1.10%) VB6
16 19 (0.70%) VBScript
17 17 (0.62%) COBOL
18 16 (0.59%) PL/SQL
18 16 (0.59%) Objective-C
18 16 (0.59%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 297 (10.92%) Degree
2 126 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (1.36%) Security Cleared
4 36 (1.32%) ISEB
5 27 (0.99%) MCP
6 26 (0.96%) MCSE
6 26 (0.96%) MCITP
6 26 (0.96%) SC Cleared
7 25 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (0.74%) MCTS
9 19 (0.70%) MCSD
10 17 (0.62%) ISTQB
11 14 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (0.51%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (0.48%) CCNA
13 12 (0.44%) CCA
14 11 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.37%) MCDBA
16 9 (0.33%) MCAD
17 8 (0.29%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (4.23%) QA
2 62 (2.28%) SLA
3 14 (0.51%) HL7
4 10 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.33%) WAI
6 4 (0.15%) GAMP
7 3 (0.11%) DICOM
8 2 (0.074%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.037%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 128 (4.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 118 (4.34%) Active Directory
3 56 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.29%) vSphere
5 29 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 23 (0.85%) KVM
7 21 (0.77%) XenApp
8 15 (0.55%) VMware ESX
9 7 (0.26%) XenServer
10 4 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.11%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.074%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.074%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.074%) vCloud
12 2 (0.074%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.074%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.037%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 25 (0.92%) Tivoli
2 15 (0.55%) SCOM
3 12 (0.44%) SCCM
4 10 (0.37%) Data Guard
4 10 (0.37%) Oracle RMAN
5 9 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.22%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.22%) Puppet
6 6 (0.22%) WSUS
7 5 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.15%) cPanel
9 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.11%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.074%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.074%) MOM
10 2 (0.074%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.074%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.074%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 969 (35.61%) Microsoft
2 296 (10.88%) Oracle
3 190 (6.98%) VMware
4 86 (3.16%) Cisco
4 86 (3.16%) HP
5 76 (2.79%) Citrix
5 76 (2.79%) SAP
6 65 (2.39%) IBM
7 61 (2.24%) NetApp
8 57 (2.09%) Google
9 51 (1.87%) Business Objects
10 43 (1.58%) Facebook
11 42 (1.54%) Cognos
11 42 (1.54%) EMC
12 39 (1.43%) Tableau
13 35 (1.29%) Juniper
14 31 (1.14%) Sage
15 29 (1.07%) JD Edwards
16 27 (0.99%) Red Hat
16 27 (0.99%) Teradata
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