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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 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 1541 1570 1802
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.03% 22.48% 24.18%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.76% 61.35% 64.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1401 1674
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 £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
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
2668 2559 2784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 36.41% 36.64% 37.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2196 2275 2510
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
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 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +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 27 August 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 27 August 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 0 811 £38,000 +8.57% 162
Cheshire -2 467 £37,500 +7.14% 68
Lancashire -2 125 £37,500 +7.14% 18
Merseyside 0 114 £40,000 +18.51% 35
Cumbria -7 6 £31,627 -15.66% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 2087 (65.65%) .NET
2 1908 (60.02%) C#
3 1586 (49.89%) SQL
4 1467 (46.15%) ASP.NET
5 970 (30.51%) MVC
6 853 (26.83%) JavaScript
7 834 (26.23%) Microsoft
8 824 (25.92%) HTML
9 729 (22.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 717 (22.55%) T-SQL
11 667 (20.98%) WCF
12 662 (20.82%) Windows
13 657 (20.67%) CSS
14 642 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
15 628 (19.75%) TDD
16 551 (17.33%) .NET Framework
17 536 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
18 518 (16.29%) XML
19 513 (16.14%) MS Excel
20 492 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 486 (15.29%) Web Services
22 475 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
22 475 (14.94%) jQuery
23 458 (14.41%) VB.NET
23 458 (14.41%) Finance
24 438 (13.78%) Scrum
25 425 (13.37%) SQL Server 2012
26 398 (12.52%) Degree
27 380 (11.95%) OO
28 365 (11.48%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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
1 206 (6.48%) SharePoint
2 177 (5.57%) IIS
3 105 (3.30%) CMS
4 95 (2.99%) MS Exchange
4 95 (2.99%) Node.js
5 66 (2.08%) Umbraco
6 50 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 41 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 40 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
9 32 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 28 (0.88%) Sitecore CMS
11 25 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 24 (0.75%) Lync
12 24 (0.75%) SAS
12 24 (0.75%) Tomcat
13 22 (0.69%) WebLogic
14 21 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
14 21 (0.66%) NServiceBus
15 17 (0.53%) WordPress
Applications
1 513 (16.14%) MS Excel
2 112 (3.52%) MS Office
3 37 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 36 (1.13%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.50%) SPSS
6 15 (0.47%) FastStats
7 12 (0.38%) PowerPivot
7 12 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
8 10 (0.31%) Fireworks
9 6 (0.19%) MS Project
10 3 (0.094%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.031%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 56 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 17 (0.53%) Magento
4 15 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (0.38%) Visualfiles
5 12 (0.38%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.19%) Dynamics GP
6 6 (0.19%) Sage 50
7 5 (0.16%) Sage 200
8 3 (0.094%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.094%) Cognos TM1
9 2 (0.063%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.063%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.063%) Agresso
9 2 (0.063%) Line 500
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.031%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.031%) SiteCatalyst
10 1 (0.031%) Oracle 11i
10 1 (0.031%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 68 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (0.69%) SaaS
4 21 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.50%) Office 365
6 12 (0.38%) 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 (0.094%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.063%) GitHub
12 1 (0.031%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (3.99%) Internet
2 74 (2.33%) SAN
2 74 (2.33%) Firewall
3 52 (1.64%) DNS
4 40 (1.26%) TCP/IP
5 34 (1.07%) WAN
6 32 (1.01%) HTTP
7 31 (0.98%) LAN
8 29 (0.91%) Wi-Fi
9 26 (0.82%) Intranet
10 25 (0.79%) DHCP
11 24 (0.75%) NAS
12 16 (0.50%) iSCSI
13 15 (0.47%) Wireless
14 14 (0.44%) SMTP
14 14 (0.44%) VPN
14 14 (0.44%) SMS
15 9 (0.28%) VLAN
16 7 (0.22%) IPsec
17 6 (0.19%) RFID
Database & Business Intelligence
1 729 (22.93%) SQL Server 2008
2 492 (15.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 475 (14.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 425 (13.37%) SQL Server 2012
5 359 (11.29%) SQL Server 2005
6 190 (5.98%) Data Warehouse
7 182 (5.73%) Relational Database
8 179 (5.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 148 (4.66%) MySQL
10 77 (2.42%) Oracle Database
11 71 (2.23%) NoSQL
12 68 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 67 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
14 53 (1.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 52 (1.64%) DB2
16 49 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
17 46 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
18 39 (1.23%) OLAP
19 38 (1.20%) MS Access
20 37 (1.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 253 (7.96%) Visual Studio
2 206 (6.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 186 (5.85%) NUnit
4 105 (3.30%) Moq
5 102 (3.21%) Git (software)
6 97 (3.05%) Rhino Mocks
7 92 (2.89%) Subversion
8 73 (2.30%) MSTest
9 72 (2.26%) Selenium
10 60 (1.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 40 (1.26%) SpecFlow
12 39 (1.23%) Eclipse
13 38 (1.20%) JIRA
14 20 (0.63%) TeamCity
15 19 (0.60%) Mercurial
16 18 (0.57%) Selenium IDE
17 14 (0.44%) Cucumber
17 14 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (0.44%) JMeter
17 14 (0.44%) Dreamweaver
General
1 458 (14.41%) Finance
2 165 (5.19%) Marketing
3 127 (3.99%) Retail
4 83 (2.61%) Games
5 62 (1.95%) Advertising
6 55 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 50 (1.57%) Legal
8 46 (1.45%) Banking
9 42 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
10 34 (1.07%) Automotive
11 28 (0.88%) Billing
12 22 (0.69%) Telecoms
13 18 (0.57%) Law
14 17 (0.53%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.35%) Back Office
15 11 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.16%) Multimedia
17 4 (0.13%) Electronics
17 4 (0.13%) Aerospace
18 3 (0.094%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2084 (65.56%) Developer
2 974 (30.64%) .NET Developer
3 561 (17.65%) C# Developer
4 415 (13.05%) Analyst
5 391 (12.30%) C# .NET Developer
6 355 (11.17%) Senior Developer
7 332 (10.44%) Software Developer
8 251 (7.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 223 (7.01%) ASP.NET Developer
10 215 (6.76%) Web Developer
11 144 (4.53%) SQL Developer
12 129 (4.06%) Team Leader
13 123 (3.87%) Senior C# Developer
14 117 (3.68%) DBA
15 113 (3.55%) Architect
16 104 (3.27%) Senior .NET Developer
17 103 (3.24%) .NET Software Developer
18 99 (3.11%) Junior
19 98 (3.08%) C# Software Developer
20 93 (2.93%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2087 (65.65%) .NET
2 1467 (46.15%) ASP.NET
3 824 (25.92%) HTML
4 667 (20.98%) WCF
5 657 (20.67%) CSS
6 642 (20.20%) ASP.NET MVC
7 551 (17.33%) .NET Framework
8 518 (16.29%) XML
9 486 (15.29%) Web Services
10 475 (14.94%) jQuery
11 314 (9.88%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 272 (8.56%) LINQ
13 256 (8.05%) WPF
14 237 (7.46%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 230 (7.23%) Ajax
16 216 (6.79%) HTML5
17 178 (5.60%) WinForms
18 171 (5.38%) SOAP
19 163 (5.13%) RESTful
19 163 (5.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 162 (5.10%) Computer Science
2 104 (3.27%) N-Tier
3 102 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
4 73 (2.30%) Inversion of Control
5 67 (2.11%) Mobile App
6 66 (2.08%) Social Media
7 58 (1.82%) Management Information System
8 52 (1.64%) Replication
9 47 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 45 (1.42%) Mathematics
11 38 (1.20%) Clustering
12 34 (1.07%) iPhone
13 32 (1.01%) Physics
14 30 (0.94%) Social Network
14 30 (0.94%) NHS
15 28 (0.88%) Open Source
16 24 (0.75%) Tandem
17 22 (0.69%) Statistics
18 19 (0.60%) Blog
19 18 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 662 (20.82%) Windows
2 145 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 134 (4.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 113 (3.55%) Linux
5 95 (2.99%) Android
6 77 (2.42%) UNIX
7 58 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 52 (1.64%) Windows 7
9 48 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (1.20%) Windows XP
11 34 (1.07%) Windows 8
12 16 (0.50%) AIX
13 15 (0.47%) Solaris
14 13 (0.41%) Windows Phone
15 11 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
18 6 (0.19%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.19%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 970 (30.51%) MVC
2 628 (19.75%) TDD
3 536 (16.86%) Agile Software Development
4 438 (13.78%) Scrum
5 380 (11.95%) OO
6 365 (11.48%) Business Intelligence
7 239 (7.52%) Project Management
8 236 (7.42%) Web Application Development
9 203 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
10 201 (6.32%) Web Development
11 189 (5.95%) Software Engineering
12 185 (5.82%) E-Commerce
13 169 (5.32%) BDD
14 157 (4.94%) ITIL
15 154 (4.84%) SOA
16 151 (4.75%) Unit Testing
17 139 (4.37%) Dependency Injection
18 138 (4.34%) ETL
19 135 (4.25%) CRM
20 130 (4.09%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 1908 (60.02%) C#
2 1586 (49.89%) SQL
3 853 (26.83%) JavaScript
4 717 (22.55%) T-SQL
5 458 (14.41%) VB.NET
6 200 (6.29%) Java
7 183 (5.76%) VB
8 115 (3.62%) PHP
9 93 (2.93%) VBA
10 71 (2.23%) Ruby
11 61 (1.92%) VB6
12 48 (1.51%) C
13 40 (1.26%) PL/SQL
14 35 (1.10%) PowerShell
15 31 (0.98%) C++
16 29 (0.91%) VBScript
17 22 (0.69%) Shell Script
18 21 (0.66%) Python
18 21 (0.66%) XQuery
19 16 (0.50%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 398 (12.52%) Degree
2 136 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 78 (2.45%) MCP
4 68 (2.14%) MCTS
5 54 (1.70%) MCSD
6 51 (1.60%) MCAD
7 39 (1.23%) MCSE
8 32 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.01%) Security Cleared
9 27 (0.85%) CCNA
10 22 (0.69%) ISEB
11 19 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (0.60%) MCITP
12 18 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 17 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 15 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 12 (0.38%) NCDA
16 10 (0.31%) MCSA
17 9 (0.28%) SC Cleared
18 7 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (2.64%) QA
2 49 (1.54%) SLA
3 20 (0.63%) WAI
4 13 (0.41%) 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
1 119 (3.74%) Active Directory
2 83 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 39 (1.23%) vSphere
5 24 (0.75%) XenApp
6 15 (0.47%) XenDesktop
7 13 (0.41%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.31%) LiteSpeed
9 9 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.22%) 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 (0.094%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.063%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.063%) Microsoft App-V
14 2 (0.063%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (0.88%) SCCM
2 18 (0.57%) SCOM
3 16 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (0.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 12 (0.38%) TIBCO Hawk
6 8 (0.25%) OpenView
7 7 (0.22%) Tivoli
7 7 (0.22%) Data Guard
8 6 (0.19%) OpenNMS
8 6 (0.19%) Puppet
8 6 (0.19%) Backup Exec
8 6 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.094%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.063%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.063%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.063%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (0.063%) WSUS
10 2 (0.063%) MOM
10 2 (0.063%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.063%) Nagios
Vendors
1 834 (26.23%) Microsoft
2 308 (9.69%) Oracle
3 128 (4.03%) VMware
4 75 (2.36%) Google
5 67 (2.11%) Citrix
6 46 (1.45%) HP
7 44 (1.38%) Sybase
8 43 (1.35%) Facebook
9 42 (1.32%) SAP
10 41 (1.29%) Business Objects
11 40 (1.26%) Cisco
12 35 (1.10%) IBM
12 35 (1.10%) NetApp
13 28 (0.88%) Sitecore
14 27 (0.85%) Sage
15 25 (0.79%) Cognos
16 23 (0.72%) Twitter
17 22 (0.69%) Adobe
18 21 (0.66%) Apple
19 20 (0.63%) Tableau
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