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

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 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 1295 1561 1741
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.03% 22.76% 23.90%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.26% 63.38% 61.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 1355 1526
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 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +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
2149 2463 2825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.90% 35.91% 38.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1822 2120 2464
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 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £52,500
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 3 June 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 3 June 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 0 696 £40,000 +5.26% 175
Cheshire -2 327 £40,000 +6.66% 70
Lancashire -5 119 £35,000 +7.69% 40
Merseyside +3 115 £40,000 +6.66% 21
Cumbria +7 17 £29,000 -9.55% 2
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 1506 (57.09%) .NET
2 1409 (53.41%) C#
3 1227 (46.51%) SQL
4 1186 (44.96%) ASP.NET
5 936 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
6 929 (35.22%) Microsoft
7 848 (32.15%) MVC
8 708 (26.84%) HTML
9 661 (25.06%) JavaScript
10 611 (23.16%) Windows
11 593 (22.48%) SQL Server 2008
12 591 (22.40%) CSS
13 570 (21.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 553 (20.96%) ASP.NET MVC
15 497 (18.84%) TDD
16 472 (17.89%) T-SQL
16 472 (17.89%) WCF
17 471 (17.85%) MS Excel
18 446 (16.91%) Finance
19 428 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
20 407 (15.43%) jQuery
21 388 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
22 379 (14.37%) XML
23 375 (14.22%) Web Services
24 344 (13.04%) Scrum
25 340 (12.89%) .NET Framework
26 305 (11.56%) Degree
27 296 (11.22%) Oracle
28 279 (10.58%) Web Application Development
29 276 (10.46%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 3 June 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
1 255 (9.67%) SharePoint
2 162 (6.14%) IIS
3 118 (4.47%) Node.js
4 99 (3.75%) MS Exchange
5 64 (2.43%) SharePoint 2010
6 55 (2.08%) CMS
6 55 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
7 45 (1.71%) Umbraco
8 40 (1.52%) WebSphere
9 34 (1.29%) Apache
10 29 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 26 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 26 (0.99%) WebLogic
12 24 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 21 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
13 21 (0.80%) Tomcat
14 20 (0.76%) Sitecore CMS
14 20 (0.76%) SAS
15 15 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 11 (0.42%) Drupal
Applications
1 471 (17.85%) MS Excel
2 88 (3.34%) MS Office
3 42 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.91%) PowerPivot
5 19 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
6 17 (0.64%) MS Project
7 11 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.42%) SPSS
8 6 (0.23%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.11%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.076%) Mingle
10 2 (0.076%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 79 (2.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 39 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 26 (0.99%) Dynamics GP
4 17 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 17 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (0.34%) Markit EDM
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
6 7 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
7 6 (0.23%) Magento
7 6 (0.23%) Exstream
7 6 (0.23%) Tridion
8 3 (0.11%) Primavera
8 3 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.11%) Cognos Controller
8 3 (0.11%) Line 500
8 3 (0.11%) Sage CRM
9 1 (0.038%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.038%) Academy Housing
Cloud Services
1 121 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (1.40%) Office 365
4 12 (0.45%) SaaS
5 8 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.23%) Yammer
6 6 (0.23%) GitHub
6 6 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (0.15%) SmartFocus
8 2 (0.076%) Trello
8 2 (0.076%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.076%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.076%) Silverpop
8 2 (0.076%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
8 2 (0.076%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.038%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 94 (3.56%) Internet
2 85 (3.22%) SAN
3 70 (2.65%) DNS
3 70 (2.65%) Firewall
4 60 (2.27%) DHCP
5 56 (2.12%) VPN
6 51 (1.93%) LAN
7 44 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 43 (1.63%) HTTP
9 40 (1.52%) WAN
10 30 (1.14%) Intranet
11 28 (1.06%) VoIP
12 25 (0.95%) VLAN
13 20 (0.76%) NAS
14 17 (0.64%) Wireless
15 16 (0.61%) Broadband
16 13 (0.49%) Cisco IOS
17 12 (0.45%) SSL
17 12 (0.45%) Ethernet
17 12 (0.45%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 593 (22.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 570 (21.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 428 (16.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 272 (10.31%) SQL Server 2012
5 224 (8.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 217 (8.23%) Data Warehouse
7 174 (6.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 153 (5.80%) Relational Database
9 119 (4.51%) MySQL
10 95 (3.60%) RDBMS
11 77 (2.92%) NoSQL
12 73 (2.77%) Oracle Database
13 65 (2.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 63 (2.39%) DB2
15 55 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
15 55 (2.08%) MongoDB
16 52 (1.97%) OLAP
17 49 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
18 40 (1.52%) Big Data
19 35 (1.33%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 217 (8.23%) Visual Studio
2 170 (6.44%) NUnit
3 134 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 118 (4.47%) Git (software)
5 92 (3.49%) Rhino Mocks
5 92 (3.49%) Moq
6 87 (3.30%) Subversion
6 87 (3.30%) MSTest
7 55 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 42 (1.59%) Selenium
9 29 (1.10%) Maven
10 27 (1.02%) SpecFlow
11 26 (0.99%) Cucumber
12 25 (0.95%) JIRA
13 12 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 11 (0.42%) TeamCity
14 11 (0.42%) Mercurial
15 10 (0.38%) LoadRunner
16 9 (0.34%) Eclipse
16 9 (0.34%) JUnit
General
1 446 (16.91%) Finance
2 89 (3.37%) Games
3 76 (2.88%) Retail
4 73 (2.77%) Marketing
5 56 (2.12%) Advertising
6 44 (1.67%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 26 (0.99%) Back Office
9 25 (0.95%) Music Industry
10 22 (0.83%) Legal
11 20 (0.76%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.72%) Local Government
13 17 (0.64%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.53%) Billing
15 13 (0.49%) Automotive
16 12 (0.45%) Banking
17 8 (0.30%) Electronics
18 7 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.27%) Law
19 3 (0.11%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 1582 (59.97%) Developer
2 797 (30.21%) .NET Developer
3 437 (16.57%) C# Developer
4 313 (11.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 292 (11.07%) Analyst
6 242 (9.17%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 231 (8.76%) Senior Developer
8 224 (8.49%) DBA
9 213 (8.07%) Software Developer
10 212 (8.04%) ASP.NET Developer
11 174 (6.60%) SQL DBA
12 141 (5.34%) Web Developer
13 119 (4.51%) Senior .NET Developer
14 101 (3.83%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 99 (3.75%) Administrator
16 97 (3.68%) Senior C# Developer
17 87 (3.30%) SQL Developer
18 82 (3.11%) Junior
19 75 (2.84%) C# Software Developer
19 75 (2.84%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1506 (57.09%) .NET
2 1186 (44.96%) ASP.NET
3 708 (26.84%) HTML
4 591 (22.40%) CSS
5 553 (20.96%) ASP.NET MVC
6 472 (17.89%) WCF
7 407 (15.43%) jQuery
8 379 (14.37%) XML
9 375 (14.22%) Web Services
10 340 (12.89%) .NET Framework
11 261 (9.89%) HTML5
12 183 (6.94%) LINQ
13 166 (6.29%) Entity Framework
14 156 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
15 152 (5.76%) WPF
16 142 (5.38%) RESTful
17 133 (5.04%) SOAP
18 131 (4.97%) Ajax
19 127 (4.81%) AngularJS
20 121 (4.59%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 276 (10.46%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (4.40%) Replication
3 101 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
4 99 (3.75%) Mobile App
5 84 (3.18%) N-Tier
6 83 (3.15%) Clustering
7 80 (3.03%) Management Information System
8 78 (2.96%) Inversion of Control
9 75 (2.84%) Data Centre
10 64 (2.43%) Computer Science
11 56 (2.12%) NHS
12 46 (1.74%) iPhone
13 43 (1.63%) User Experience
14 40 (1.52%) Statistics
14 40 (1.52%) Visualisation
15 34 (1.29%) Client/Server
16 33 (1.25%) Data Integration
17 26 (0.99%) Streaming Music
18 25 (0.95%) FlexPod
19 22 (0.83%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 611 (23.16%) Windows
2 139 (5.27%) Android
3 125 (4.74%) Linux
4 110 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 88 (3.34%) UNIX
6 72 (2.73%) Apple iOS
7 69 (2.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 51 (1.93%) Windows 7
10 41 (1.55%) Windows XP
11 35 (1.33%) Solaris
12 30 (1.14%) AIX
13 28 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 27 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 25 (0.95%) SUSE
16 22 (0.83%) OS/400
16 22 (0.83%) HPUX
16 22 (0.83%) zOS
17 14 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
18 12 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 936 (35.48%) Agile Software Development
2 848 (32.15%) MVC
3 497 (18.84%) TDD
4 388 (14.71%) Business Intelligence
5 344 (13.04%) Scrum
6 279 (10.58%) Web Application Development
7 262 (9.93%) OO
8 209 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
9 206 (7.81%) Software Engineering
9 206 (7.81%) Project Management
10 199 (7.54%) Dependency Injection
11 163 (6.18%) BDD
12 161 (6.10%) Web Development
13 160 (6.07%) CRM
14 156 (5.91%) Mentoring
15 152 (5.76%) Unit Testing
16 151 (5.72%) Performance Tuning
17 137 (5.19%) ETL
18 127 (4.81%) E-Commerce
18 127 (4.81%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1409 (53.41%) C#
2 1227 (46.51%) SQL
3 661 (25.06%) JavaScript
4 472 (17.89%) T-SQL
5 256 (9.70%) VB.NET
6 193 (7.32%) Java
7 132 (5.00%) VB
8 108 (4.09%) VBA
9 103 (3.90%) PHP
10 72 (2.73%) C++
11 61 (2.31%) PowerShell
12 49 (1.86%) C
13 44 (1.67%) Ruby
14 35 (1.33%) VB6
15 30 (1.14%) Python
16 18 (0.68%) Objective-C
17 17 (0.64%) PL/SQL
17 17 (0.64%) VBScript
18 13 (0.49%) COBOL
19 10 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 305 (11.56%) Degree
2 128 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 32 (1.21%) ISEB
4 31 (1.18%) Security Cleared
5 29 (1.10%) MCP
6 24 (0.91%) MCTS
6 24 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (0.87%) MCSE
8 22 (0.83%) MCITP
9 21 (0.80%) MCSD
10 18 (0.68%) SC Cleared
11 17 (0.64%) ISTQB
12 14 (0.53%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (0.49%) CCNA
13 13 (0.49%) CCA
14 11 (0.42%) MCAD
14 11 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 10 (0.38%) MCDBA
16 9 (0.34%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (3.98%) QA
2 54 (2.05%) SLA
3 14 (0.53%) WAI
4 11 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.34%) HL7
6 4 (0.15%) GAMP
7 1 (0.038%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.038%) Data Quality
System Software
1 134 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 129 (4.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (2.24%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.52%) vSphere
5 32 (1.21%) XenDesktop
6 22 (0.83%) KVM
7 20 (0.76%) XenApp
8 9 (0.34%) VMware ESX
9 8 (0.30%) XenServer
10 3 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.076%) vCloud
12 1 (0.038%) NFS
12 1 (0.038%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.038%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.038%) LiteSpeed
12 1 (0.038%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.038%) SRDF
12 1 (0.038%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 24 (0.91%) Tivoli
2 20 (0.76%) SCOM
3 16 (0.61%) SCCM
4 8 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (0.30%) WSUS
5 7 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (0.23%) Puppet
7 5 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 5 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 3 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.11%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.11%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.11%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.076%) cPanel
9 2 (0.076%) vMotion
9 2 (0.076%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.076%) WMI
Vendors
1 929 (35.22%) Microsoft
2 296 (11.22%) Oracle
3 181 (6.86%) VMware
4 89 (3.37%) Cisco
5 80 (3.03%) HP
6 74 (2.81%) Citrix
7 67 (2.54%) SAP
8 66 (2.50%) NetApp
9 59 (2.24%) IBM
10 51 (1.93%) Google
11 49 (1.86%) Business Objects
12 45 (1.71%) Cognos
13 43 (1.63%) Facebook
14 39 (1.48%) EMC
15 38 (1.44%) Juniper
16 34 (1.29%) Tableau
17 32 (1.21%) Teradata
18 31 (1.18%) Sage
19 29 (1.10%) JD Edwards
19 29 (1.10%) Red Hat
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