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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 8 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1280 1424 2069
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.57% 21.57% 26.12%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.30% 56.42% 64.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1150 1296 1897
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,290 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
2234 2524 3186
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 32.41% 38.24% 40.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1953 2205 2873
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £50,000 £52,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -5 735 £39,000 +4.00% 179
Cheshire -3 320 £40,000 +6.66% 65
Lancashire -1 118 £30,000 -14.28% 25
Merseyside 0 79 £40,000 +6.66% 25
Cumbria 0 13 £18,000 -28.00% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 1702 (59.68%) .NET
2 1597 (56.00%) C#
3 1397 (48.98%) SQL
4 1314 (46.07%) ASP.NET
5 958 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
6 906 (31.77%) MVC
7 893 (31.31%) Microsoft
8 794 (27.84%) HTML
9 755 (26.47%) JavaScript
10 697 (24.44%) CSS
11 682 (23.91%) SQL Server 2008
12 656 (23.00%) Windows
13 592 (20.76%) ASP.NET MVC
14 577 (20.23%) T-SQL
15 535 (18.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 517 (18.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 509 (17.85%) TDD
18 504 (17.67%) WCF
19 497 (17.43%) Finance
20 481 (16.87%) jQuery
21 447 (15.67%) MS Excel
22 436 (15.29%) .NET Framework
23 404 (14.17%) XML
24 398 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
25 375 (13.15%) Web Services
26 349 (12.24%) VB.NET
27 328 (11.50%) OO
28 319 (11.19%) Scrum
29 299 (10.48%) HTML5
30 292 (10.24%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 247 (8.66%) SharePoint
2 206 (7.22%) IIS
3 149 (5.22%) Node.js
4 104 (3.65%) CMS
5 92 (3.23%) MS Exchange
6 73 (2.56%) Umbraco
7 65 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
8 55 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 35 (1.23%) WebLogic
10 34 (1.19%) NServiceBus
11 33 (1.16%) WordPress
12 32 (1.12%) SAS
12 32 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
13 27 (0.95%) Apache
13 27 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
14 26 (0.91%) WebSphere
15 19 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
16 18 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
17 14 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.49%) Lync
Applications
1 447 (15.67%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.12%) MS Office
3 74 (2.59%) PowerPivot
4 39 (1.37%) Photoshop
5 36 (1.26%) MS Visio
6 34 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.21%) SPSS
7 6 (0.21%) MS Project
8 5 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
8 5 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.18%) FastStats
9 4 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.070%) Fireworks
11 1 (0.035%) Stata
Business Applications
1 38 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.23%) Dynamics AX
3 26 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 13 (0.46%) Magento
5 8 (0.28%) Dynamics GP
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
6 5 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.14%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.11%) Visualfiles
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.070%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.070%) Tridion
9 2 (0.070%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.070%) Sage 200
9 2 (0.070%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.070%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.070%) Oracle General Ledger
10 1 (0.035%) Oracle EBS R12
10 1 (0.035%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 111 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (1.02%) Office 365
4 17 (0.60%) SaaS
5 6 (0.21%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.070%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.070%) GitHub
7 2 (0.070%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.035%) IaaS
8 1 (0.035%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (4.21%) Internet
2 92 (3.23%) Firewall
3 69 (2.42%) DNS
4 59 (2.07%) SAN
5 51 (1.79%) DHCP
5 51 (1.79%) HTTP
6 48 (1.68%) LAN
7 45 (1.58%) WAN
8 37 (1.30%) VPN
9 33 (1.16%) TCP/IP
10 31 (1.09%) Wireless
11 20 (0.70%) SMTP
12 16 (0.56%) NAS
13 15 (0.53%) VoIP
14 14 (0.49%) VLAN
15 13 (0.46%) Intranet
16 12 (0.42%) LDAP
17 11 (0.39%) MPLS
18 10 (0.35%) DMZ
18 10 (0.35%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 682 (23.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 535 (18.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 517 (18.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 274 (9.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 248 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 241 (8.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 201 (7.05%) Data Warehouse
8 196 (6.87%) Relational Database
9 162 (5.68%) MySQL
10 107 (3.75%) NoSQL
11 89 (3.12%) RDBMS
12 79 (2.77%) Crystal Reports
13 71 (2.49%) DB2
14 61 (2.14%) Oracle Database
15 60 (2.10%) SQL Server 2000
16 58 (2.03%) MongoDB
17 54 (1.89%) MS Access
18 51 (1.79%) OLAP
19 41 (1.44%) Big Data
20 40 (1.40%) DTS
Development Applications
1 220 (7.71%) Visual Studio
2 182 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 155 (5.43%) Git (software)
4 153 (5.36%) NUnit
5 119 (4.17%) Subversion
6 84 (2.95%) Moq
7 66 (2.31%) MSTest
8 61 (2.14%) Rhino Mocks
9 50 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 49 (1.72%) Selenium
11 46 (1.61%) JIRA
12 33 (1.16%) SpecFlow
13 21 (0.74%) Eclipse
14 16 (0.56%) LSMW
15 14 (0.49%) TeamCity
15 14 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 13 (0.46%) Maven
16 13 (0.46%) Firebug
17 12 (0.42%) JUnit
17 12 (0.42%) Hudson
General
1 497 (17.43%) Finance
2 134 (4.70%) Retail
3 106 (3.72%) Marketing
4 84 (2.95%) Games
5 60 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 58 (2.03%) Banking
7 52 (1.82%) Advertising
8 41 (1.44%) Telecoms
9 21 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 19 (0.67%) Law
11 16 (0.56%) Billing
11 16 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.49%) Legal
13 9 (0.32%) Automotive
14 8 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.28%) French Language
14 8 (0.28%) Local Government
14 8 (0.28%) Music Industry
14 8 (0.28%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.28%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 1808 (63.39%) Developer
2 862 (30.22%) .NET Developer
3 418 (14.66%) C# Developer
4 315 (11.04%) Senior Developer
5 312 (10.94%) Analyst
6 302 (10.59%) C# .NET Developer
7 257 (9.01%) Software Developer
8 245 (8.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 234 (8.20%) ASP.NET Developer
10 173 (6.07%) DBA
11 146 (5.12%) Web Developer
12 134 (4.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 122 (4.28%) SQL DBA
14 119 (4.17%) Senior .NET Developer
15 109 (3.82%) Senior C# Developer
16 91 (3.19%) C# Software Developer
17 90 (3.16%) Junior
18 87 (3.05%) Architect
18 87 (3.05%) SQL Developer
18 87 (3.05%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1702 (59.68%) .NET
2 1314 (46.07%) ASP.NET
3 794 (27.84%) HTML
4 697 (24.44%) CSS
5 592 (20.76%) ASP.NET MVC
6 504 (17.67%) WCF
7 481 (16.87%) jQuery
8 436 (15.29%) .NET Framework
9 404 (14.17%) XML
10 375 (13.15%) Web Services
11 299 (10.48%) HTML5
12 183 (6.42%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 183 (6.42%) LINQ
13 180 (6.31%) CSS3
14 172 (6.03%) RESTful
15 158 (5.54%) WPF
15 158 (5.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 157 (5.50%) SOAP
17 146 (5.12%) Ajax
18 128 (4.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 275 (9.64%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
3 81 (2.84%) Inversion of Control
4 78 (2.73%) Replication
5 73 (2.56%) N-Tier
6 70 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 69 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 55 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 38 (1.33%) Mathematics
10 37 (1.30%) Clustering
10 37 (1.30%) iPhone
11 35 (1.23%) User Experience
12 32 (1.12%) Social Media
13 31 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 31 (1.09%) Statistics
14 27 (0.95%) Streaming Music
15 26 (0.91%) Visualisation
15 26 (0.91%) Data Integration
16 22 (0.77%) Physics
16 22 (0.77%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 656 (23.00%) Windows
2 171 (6.00%) Linux
3 102 (3.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 99 (3.47%) Android
5 70 (2.45%) UNIX
6 58 (2.03%) Apple iOS
7 48 (1.68%) Windows 7
7 48 (1.68%) Windows XP
8 47 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 45 (1.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (1.02%) AIX
11 27 (0.95%) Solaris
12 25 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (0.81%) Windows 8
14 21 (0.74%) SUSE
15 19 (0.67%) zOS
15 19 (0.67%) HPUX
15 19 (0.67%) OS/400
16 8 (0.28%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.21%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 958 (33.59%) Agile Software Development
2 906 (31.77%) MVC
3 509 (17.85%) TDD
4 398 (13.96%) Business Intelligence
5 328 (11.50%) OO
6 319 (11.19%) Scrum
7 264 (9.26%) Web Application Development
8 222 (7.78%) Web Development
9 184 (6.45%) Project Management
10 177 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
11 176 (6.17%) Dependency Injection
12 172 (6.03%) Software Engineering
13 168 (5.89%) Performance Tuning
14 166 (5.82%) E-Commerce
15 165 (5.79%) Mentoring
16 164 (5.75%) CRM
17 150 (5.26%) BDD
18 147 (5.15%) ITIL
19 145 (5.08%) Unit Testing
20 130 (4.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1597 (56.00%) C#
2 1397 (48.98%) SQL
3 755 (26.47%) JavaScript
4 577 (20.23%) T-SQL
5 349 (12.24%) VB.NET
6 166 (5.82%) Java
7 163 (5.72%) VB
8 135 (4.73%) PHP
9 86 (3.02%) VBA
10 73 (2.56%) Ruby
11 72 (2.52%) PowerShell
12 68 (2.38%) VB6
12 68 (2.38%) C++
13 39 (1.37%) C
14 29 (1.02%) PHP5
15 23 (0.81%) VBScript
16 21 (0.74%) PL/SQL
17 18 (0.63%) ABAP
18 17 (0.60%) Delphi
19 15 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 292 (10.24%) Degree
2 107 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (1.65%) Security Cleared
4 27 (0.95%) MCTS
5 26 (0.91%) MCP
6 24 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 21 (0.74%) MCITP
7 21 (0.74%) ISEB
8 18 (0.63%) MCSE
9 17 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
9 17 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 14 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (0.49%) CCNA
11 13 (0.46%) SC Cleared
12 11 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 10 (0.35%) MCPD
13 10 (0.35%) MCSD
14 9 (0.32%) MCAD
14 9 (0.32%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (4.17%) QA
2 77 (2.70%) SLA
3 15 (0.53%) WAI
4 14 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.11%) GAMP
6 1 (0.035%) BS7799
6 1 (0.035%) HL7
6 1 (0.035%) Data Quality
System Software
1 140 (4.91%) Active Directory
2 104 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (2.14%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.30%) vSphere
5 23 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 19 (0.67%) KVM
7 16 (0.56%) XenApp
8 8 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 4 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.11%) XenServer
11 2 (0.070%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.070%) vCloud
11 2 (0.070%) Varnish
11 2 (0.070%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.035%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.035%) NFS
12 1 (0.035%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 23 (0.81%) Tivoli
2 14 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 12 (0.42%) SCCM
3 12 (0.42%) WMI
4 11 (0.39%) SCOM
5 8 (0.28%) WSUS
6 5 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.14%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.14%) Puppet
8 2 (0.070%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.070%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.070%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.070%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.070%) Control-M
8 2 (0.070%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.070%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.035%) Opsview
9 1 (0.035%) cPanel
9 1 (0.035%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.035%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 893 (31.31%) Microsoft
2 263 (9.22%) Oracle
3 160 (5.61%) VMware
4 72 (2.52%) Cisco
5 57 (2.00%) Business Objects
6 56 (1.96%) Facebook
7 55 (1.93%) NetApp
8 52 (1.82%) Google
9 51 (1.79%) Citrix
9 51 (1.79%) Sybase
10 49 (1.72%) SAP
11 48 (1.68%) HP
12 44 (1.54%) Teradata
13 39 (1.37%) IBM
14 33 (1.16%) Red Hat
15 31 (1.09%) Cognos
16 30 (1.05%) Juniper
16 30 (1.05%) Sitecore
17 28 (0.98%) Salesforce.com
18 26 (0.91%) EMC
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