The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1499 1936 2196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.74% 29.32% 28.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.01% 48.63% 45.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1345 1678 1954
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,579
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,925
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
SQL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
3485 3981 4823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.54% 60.28% 61.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3090 3473 4305
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +4.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region.

SQL Salary Trend in the North West

SQL
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

SQL Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL
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 within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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 -1 875 £37,500 +7.14% 177
Cheshire -5 365 £38,750 +3.33% 75
Merseyside +4 118 £37,500 - 21
Lancashire -6 95 £30,000 -7.69% 32
Cumbria -7 4 £32,500 -7.14% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SQL 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.

1 1397 (41.21%) SQL Server
2 1334 (39.35%) .NET
3 1121 (33.07%) C#
4 1038 (30.62%) HTML
5 970 (28.61%) JavaScript
6 885 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
7 853 (25.16%) CSS
8 852 (25.13%) ASP.NET
9 787 (23.22%) Microsoft
10 700 (20.65%) T-SQL
11 689 (20.32%) Finance
12 616 (18.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 604 (17.82%) Windows
14 602 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 587 (17.32%) MVC
16 539 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
17 507 (14.96%) jQuery
18 498 (14.69%) Java
19 467 (13.78%) Web Services
20 466 (13.75%) Oracle
21 463 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
22 454 (13.39%) XML
23 435 (12.83%) .NET Framework
24 432 (12.74%) Degree
25 396 (11.68%) MS Excel
26 342 (10.09%) OO
27 301 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
28 294 (8.67%) HTML5
29 293 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 284 (8.38%) MySQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT jobs across the North West region citing SQL 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. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 251 (7.40%) SharePoint
2 201 (5.93%) IIS
3 107 (3.16%) CMS
4 74 (2.18%) MS Exchange
5 68 (2.01%) Umbraco
6 59 (1.74%) WordPress
7 53 (1.56%) SAS
8 48 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2010
9 46 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
10 40 (1.18%) Lync
11 39 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
12 38 (1.12%) Tomcat
13 37 (1.09%) WebLogic
14 34 (1.00%) JBoss
15 32 (0.94%) WebSphere
16 31 (0.91%) Apache
17 26 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
18 25 (0.74%) Node.js
19 20 (0.59%) Drupal
19 20 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 396 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 138 (4.07%) MS Office
3 90 (2.65%) PowerPivot
4 34 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.71%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.59%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
8 14 (0.41%) SPSS
9 8 (0.24%) MS Project
10 5 (0.15%) FastStats
10 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.088%) Mingle
12 2 (0.059%) Fireworks
13 1 (0.029%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.029%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 31 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 30 (0.88%) Google Analytics
3 29 (0.86%) Oracle Retail
4 28 (0.83%) Dynamics AX
5 20 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.50%) Dynamics NAV
7 17 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
8 15 (0.44%) Magento
9 14 (0.41%) SAP Business One
9 14 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
10 12 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
10 12 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
10 12 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
11 10 (0.29%) Agresso
11 10 (0.29%) Oracle AGIS
12 9 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
13 8 (0.24%) Sage 200
14 7 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
15 6 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 120 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (0.91%) Office 365
4 23 (0.68%) SaaS
5 21 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 20 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (0.15%) Route 53
8 4 (0.12%) Trello
8 4 (0.12%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.059%) GitHub
9 2 (0.059%) IaaS
9 2 (0.059%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 93 (2.74%) HTTP
2 74 (2.18%) Firewall
3 72 (2.12%) Internet
4 46 (1.36%) DNS
5 38 (1.12%) SAN
5 38 (1.12%) WAN
6 34 (1.00%) LAN
7 33 (0.97%) Intranet
8 28 (0.83%) Wireless
9 27 (0.80%) TCP/IP
10 26 (0.77%) DHCP
11 21 (0.62%) SMTP
12 16 (0.47%) VPN
13 13 (0.38%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.35%) VLAN
15 11 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
16 10 (0.29%) Network Security
17 8 (0.24%) MPLS
17 8 (0.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1397 (41.21%) SQL Server
2 616 (18.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 602 (17.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 463 (13.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 293 (8.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 284 (8.38%) MySQL
7 269 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
8 232 (6.84%) Relational Database
9 194 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
10 154 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 128 (3.78%) Oracle Database
12 117 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
13 72 (2.12%) DB2
14 67 (1.98%) OLAP
15 65 (1.92%) Big Data
15 65 (1.92%) Data Mining
16 62 (1.83%) RDBMS
16 62 (1.83%) NoSQL
17 61 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
18 54 (1.59%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 256 (7.55%) Visual Studio
2 199 (5.87%) Team Foundation Server
3 111 (3.27%) Subversion
4 95 (2.80%) Selenium
5 86 (2.54%) Git (software)
6 71 (2.09%) JIRA
7 61 (1.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 57 (1.68%) Eclipse
9 53 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
10 50 (1.47%) NUnit
11 48 (1.42%) JUnit
12 35 (1.03%) Jenkins
13 33 (0.97%) TeamCity
13 33 (0.97%) Maven
14 32 (0.94%) MSTest
15 30 (0.88%) Ant
16 27 (0.80%) Hudson
16 27 (0.80%) SoapUI
16 27 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
17 25 (0.74%) SpecFlow
General
1 689 (20.32%) Finance
2 157 (4.63%) Retail
3 154 (4.54%) Marketing
4 71 (2.09%) Banking
5 50 (1.47%) Back Office
6 44 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 40 (1.18%) Advertising
8 38 (1.12%) Legal
8 38 (1.12%) Telecoms
9 31 (0.91%) Financial Institution
10 27 (0.80%) Law
10 27 (0.80%) Billing
11 24 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
12 14 (0.41%) Games
13 9 (0.27%) Front Office
14 8 (0.24%) Local Government
15 6 (0.18%) Publishing
15 6 (0.18%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.15%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.088%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 1723 (50.83%) Developer
2 618 (18.23%) Analyst
3 505 (14.90%) .NET Developer
4 261 (7.70%) Senior Developer
5 259 (7.64%) C# Developer
6 219 (6.46%) ASP.NET Developer
7 187 (5.52%) DBA
8 186 (5.49%) Web Developer
9 179 (5.28%) C# .NET Developer
10 161 (4.75%) Consultant
11 160 (4.72%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 155 (4.57%) Software Developer
13 140 (4.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 138 (4.07%) SQL DBA
15 129 (3.81%) Java Developer
16 125 (3.69%) SQL Developer
17 115 (3.39%) Support Analyst
18 113 (3.33%) PHP Developer
19 111 (3.27%) Test Analyst
20 107 (3.16%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1334 (39.35%) .NET
2 1038 (30.62%) HTML
3 853 (25.16%) CSS
4 852 (25.13%) ASP.NET
5 507 (14.96%) jQuery
6 467 (13.78%) Web Services
7 454 (13.39%) XML
8 435 (12.83%) .NET Framework
9 294 (8.67%) HTML5
10 242 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 232 (6.84%) WCF
12 227 (6.70%) SOAP
13 212 (6.25%) Ajax
14 147 (4.34%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 146 (4.31%) LINQ
16 141 (4.16%) CSS3
17 122 (3.60%) J2EE
18 117 (3.45%) JSON
19 106 (3.13%) XSLT
20 86 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 301 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 128 (3.78%) Computer Science
3 94 (2.77%) Replication
4 93 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 92 (2.71%) N-Tier
6 81 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
7 79 (2.33%) User Experience
8 60 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 58 (1.71%) Statistics
10 52 (1.53%) Mathematics
11 42 (1.24%) Open Source
12 41 (1.21%) Visualisation
13 37 (1.09%) Clustering
13 37 (1.09%) Data Extraction
14 35 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
15 34 (1.00%) NHS
16 31 (0.91%) W3C
17 30 (0.88%) iSeries
18 29 (0.86%) Social Media
19 25 (0.74%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 604 (17.82%) Windows
2 237 (6.99%) Linux
3 184 (5.43%) UNIX
4 88 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (2.21%) Android
6 73 (2.15%) Apple iOS
7 46 (1.36%) Windows 7
8 42 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 32 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 28 (0.83%) Windows XP
11 15 (0.44%) Windows 8
12 11 (0.32%) CentOS
13 10 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
13 10 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (0.24%) Solaris
15 7 (0.21%) AIX
16 6 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
17 4 (0.12%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.12%) Windows 2000 Server
18 3 (0.088%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 885 (26.11%) Agile Software Development
2 587 (17.32%) MVC
3 539 (15.90%) Business Intelligence
4 342 (10.09%) OO
5 251 (7.40%) CRM
6 248 (7.32%) Scrum
7 220 (6.49%) TDD
8 212 (6.25%) E-Commerce
9 209 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
10 189 (5.58%) OOP
10 189 (5.58%) Unit Testing
11 181 (5.34%) Mentoring
12 180 (5.31%) Software Engineering
13 175 (5.16%) Web Development
14 172 (5.07%) Data Analysis
15 165 (4.87%) Project Management
16 161 (4.75%) ETL
17 152 (4.48%) ITIL
18 137 (4.04%) Analytics
19 129 (3.81%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1121 (33.07%) C#
2 970 (28.61%) JavaScript
3 700 (20.65%) T-SQL
4 498 (14.69%) Java
5 247 (7.29%) PHP
6 239 (7.05%) VB.NET
7 209 (6.17%) PL/SQL
8 150 (4.42%) VB
9 129 (3.81%) C++
10 106 (3.13%) VBA
11 91 (2.68%) PowerShell
12 55 (1.62%) C
13 47 (1.39%) Objective-C
14 43 (1.27%) Python
15 35 (1.03%) VBScript
16 33 (0.97%) VB6
17 32 (0.94%) PHP5
18 30 (0.88%) Ruby
19 26 (0.77%) Shell Script
20 25 (0.74%) Perl
Qualifications
1 432 (12.74%) Degree
2 114 (3.36%) ISEB
3 85 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (2.45%) ISTQB
5 55 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 31 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (0.88%) CCNA
8 28 (0.83%) MCTS
9 24 (0.71%) HND
9 24 (0.71%) CISSP
10 23 (0.68%) MCSE
11 21 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (0.59%) MCP
12 20 (0.59%) A+ Certification
12 20 (0.59%) CCNP
13 18 (0.53%) MCITP
14 17 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (0.47%) ACCA
15 16 (0.47%) SC Cleared
16 12 (0.35%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 233 (6.87%) QA
2 122 (3.60%) SLA
3 16 (0.47%) WAI
3 16 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.21%) WCAG
4 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
4 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.088%) HL7
7 2 (0.059%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.029%) COBIT
System Software
1 104 (3.07%) Active Directory
2 62 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.39%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.03%) vSphere
5 21 (0.62%) XenApp
6 19 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 12 (0.35%) XenDesktop
8 9 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 8 (0.24%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.21%) Firmware
10 7 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.18%) MetaFrame
12 5 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.088%) vCloud
14 3 (0.088%) Docker
14 3 (0.088%) Oracle RAC
14 3 (0.088%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.059%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.059%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
2 26 (0.77%) SCCM
3 17 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 16 (0.47%) WSUS
5 14 (0.41%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.38%) WMI
7 12 (0.35%) SCOM
8 8 (0.24%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.24%) Puppet
8 8 (0.24%) HP SIM
8 8 (0.24%) WhatsUp Gold
9 6 (0.18%) CA Endevor
10 5 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.12%) MIMEsweeper
11 4 (0.12%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.12%) SCSM
11 4 (0.12%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.088%) Capistrano
12 3 (0.088%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 787 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 466 (13.75%) Oracle
3 157 (4.63%) VMware
4 77 (2.27%) SAP
5 71 (2.09%) Citrix
6 64 (1.89%) Business Objects
7 60 (1.77%) HP
8 59 (1.74%) Cisco
9 51 (1.50%) Telerik
10 44 (1.30%) IBM
11 43 (1.27%) Teradata
11 43 (1.27%) Informatica
12 38 (1.12%) Zend
13 37 (1.09%) Google
14 35 (1.03%) Xamarin
15 30 (0.88%) Cognos
16 29 (0.86%) Sitecore
16 29 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
17 26 (0.77%) Symantec
18 24 (0.71%) EMC
Stockport, Cheshire
TRG
Salary: £55000 Per Annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + 10% Pension and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £34000 per annum
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Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
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Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Warrington, Cheshire
Net Talent
Salary: excellent package on offer
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Warrington, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
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Salary: £30 - £45 per annum
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Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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Crewe, Cheshire
The MRJ Group
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago