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

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 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 1547 1950 1964
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.52% 27.24% 26.64%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.02% 48.15% 44.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1346 1662 1719
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,600 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.26%
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
3436 4050 4379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.24% 56.58% 59.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2916 3474 3819
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -1 854 £37,500 +7.14% 157
Cheshire -1 423 £37,500 +1.35% 100
Lancashire 0 117 £36,000 +10.76% 29
Merseyside -1 111 £35,000 -1.40% 36
Cumbria -11 13 £62,500 +92.30% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 1268 (41.68%) SQL Server
2 1196 (39.32%) .NET
3 1029 (33.83%) C#
4 851 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
5 850 (27.94%) HTML
6 834 (27.42%) JavaScript
7 760 (24.98%) ASP.NET
8 756 (24.85%) Microsoft
9 698 (22.95%) CSS
10 610 (20.05%) Windows
11 573 (18.84%) Finance
12 566 (18.61%) T-SQL
13 532 (17.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 529 (17.39%) Oracle
15 482 (15.84%) MVC
16 481 (15.81%) Java
17 475 (15.61%) Web Services
18 458 (15.06%) Degree
19 434 (14.27%) SQL Server 2008
20 433 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 424 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
22 406 (13.35%) jQuery
23 400 (13.15%) XML
24 371 (12.20%) MS Excel
25 308 (10.12%) .NET Framework
26 303 (9.96%) OO
27 280 (9.20%) Scrum
28 263 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
29 253 (8.32%) Linux
30 251 (8.25%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 (8.25%) SharePoint
2 156 (5.13%) IIS
3 93 (3.06%) CMS
4 67 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 55 (1.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 51 (1.68%) WebLogic
6 51 (1.68%) WebSphere
7 48 (1.58%) Tomcat
8 47 (1.55%) WordPress
9 46 (1.51%) Apache
10 45 (1.48%) Umbraco
11 41 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 38 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
13 34 (1.12%) SAS
14 27 (0.89%) JBoss
15 22 (0.72%) Node.js
16 19 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (0.59%) Oracle Service Bus
17 18 (0.59%) Drupal
Applications
1 371 (12.20%) MS Excel
2 116 (3.81%) MS Office
3 37 (1.22%) PowerPivot
4 33 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 23 (0.76%) MS Visio
6 20 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.30%) SPSS
8 4 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.066%) FastStats
9 2 (0.066%) Mingle
9 2 (0.066%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.033%) MS Project
10 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 55 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.12%) Dynamics NAV
3 31 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
4 29 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
5 24 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
6 21 (0.69%) Oracle Financials
7 18 (0.59%) Dynamics GP
7 18 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
8 15 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
9 14 (0.46%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
10 13 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
11 11 (0.36%) Oracle AGIS
11 11 (0.36%) Agresso
12 9 (0.30%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 8 (0.26%) Exstream
13 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
13 8 (0.26%) Oracle Cash Management
14 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 101 (3.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 83 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
3 36 (1.18%) Office 365
4 22 (0.72%) Amazon S3
5 12 (0.39%) SaaS
6 9 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.26%) GitHub
7 8 (0.26%) Silverpop
8 6 (0.20%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.20%) Route 53
8 6 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
8 6 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 4 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.066%) IaaS
10 2 (0.066%) Trello
10 2 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.066%) SmartFocus
11 1 (0.033%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.033%) PaaS
11 1 (0.033%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 93 (3.06%) HTTP
2 84 (2.76%) Firewall
3 56 (1.84%) Internet
4 54 (1.78%) DNS
5 40 (1.31%) LAN
6 39 (1.28%) WAN
6 39 (1.28%) SAN
7 32 (1.05%) DHCP
8 31 (1.02%) Intranet
9 29 (0.95%) TCP/IP
10 26 (0.85%) Network Security
11 22 (0.72%) Wireless
12 20 (0.66%) VLAN
13 16 (0.53%) VPN
14 14 (0.46%) SMTP
14 14 (0.46%) ATM
15 13 (0.43%) FTP
15 13 (0.43%) NAS
16 10 (0.33%) SSL
16 10 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1268 (41.68%) SQL Server
2 532 (17.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 434 (14.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 433 (14.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 230 (7.56%) Data Warehouse
6 223 (7.33%) MySQL
7 215 (7.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 210 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 185 (6.08%) Relational Database
10 159 (5.23%) Oracle Database
11 134 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
12 81 (2.66%) Crystal Reports
13 70 (2.30%) Big Data
14 68 (2.24%) Oracle Database 11g
15 67 (2.20%) NoSQL
15 67 (2.20%) OLAP
16 66 (2.17%) RDBMS
17 60 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
18 55 (1.81%) SQL Server 2000
19 54 (1.78%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 208 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 152 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 105 (3.45%) Subversion
4 99 (3.25%) Selenium
5 78 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 74 (2.43%) Jenkins
7 70 (2.30%) NUnit
8 60 (1.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 58 (1.91%) MSTest
9 58 (1.91%) Eclipse
10 55 (1.81%) TeamCity
11 54 (1.78%) JUnit
12 52 (1.71%) SoapUI
13 50 (1.64%) JIRA
14 48 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
15 46 (1.51%) Hudson
16 45 (1.48%) SpecFlow
17 37 (1.22%) Ant
18 27 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
19 24 (0.79%) Maven
General
1 573 (18.84%) Finance
2 108 (3.55%) Retail
3 96 (3.16%) Marketing
4 50 (1.64%) Manufacturing
5 41 (1.35%) Banking
6 35 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 35 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 35 (1.15%) Back Office
7 33 (1.08%) Law
8 29 (0.95%) Games
9 27 (0.89%) Legal
9 27 (0.89%) Billing
10 20 (0.66%) General Ledger
10 20 (0.66%) Advertising
10 20 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
11 16 (0.53%) Local Government
12 8 (0.26%) Electronics
13 4 (0.13%) Automotive
14 2 (0.066%) Front Office
14 2 (0.066%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1504 (49.44%) Developer
2 536 (17.62%) Analyst
3 478 (15.71%) .NET Developer
4 293 (9.63%) C# Developer
5 230 (7.56%) DBA
6 215 (7.07%) Senior Developer
7 198 (6.51%) C# .NET Developer
8 191 (6.28%) ASP.NET Developer
9 182 (5.98%) SQL DBA
10 154 (5.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 136 (4.47%) Test Analyst
12 131 (4.31%) Software Developer
13 130 (4.27%) Web Developer
14 129 (4.24%) Consultant
15 114 (3.75%) Java Developer
16 113 (3.71%) Administrator
17 110 (3.62%) Tester
18 106 (3.48%) Junior
19 101 (3.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 99 (3.25%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1196 (39.32%) .NET
2 850 (27.94%) HTML
3 760 (24.98%) ASP.NET
4 698 (22.95%) CSS
5 475 (15.61%) Web Services
6 406 (13.35%) jQuery
7 400 (13.15%) XML
8 308 (10.12%) .NET Framework
9 240 (7.89%) HTML5
10 191 (6.28%) ASP.NET MVC
11 188 (6.18%) Ajax
12 186 (6.11%) WCF
13 163 (5.36%) SOAP
14 140 (4.60%) J2EE
15 98 (3.22%) JSON
16 95 (3.12%) AngularJS
17 94 (3.09%) Entity Framework
18 92 (3.02%) CSS3
18 92 (3.02%) XSLT
19 87 (2.86%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 263 (8.65%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (4.64%) Replication
3 137 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 105 (3.45%) Mobile App
5 86 (2.83%) User Experience
6 81 (2.66%) N-Tier
7 78 (2.56%) Management Information System
8 73 (2.40%) Clustering
9 71 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
10 57 (1.87%) Statistics
11 42 (1.38%) Client/Server
12 38 (1.25%) Visualisation
13 36 (1.18%) NHS
14 29 (0.95%) Mainframe
15 26 (0.85%) Open Source
15 26 (0.85%) Data Integration
16 25 (0.82%) W3C
17 24 (0.79%) Inversion of Control
18 23 (0.76%) Mathematics
19 20 (0.66%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 610 (20.05%) Windows
2 253 (8.32%) Linux
3 164 (5.39%) UNIX
4 95 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (2.73%) Android
6 68 (2.24%) Apple iOS
7 65 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
8 45 (1.48%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 23 (0.76%) AIX
10 21 (0.69%) Solaris
11 19 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
12 18 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.49%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.30%) CentOS
16 6 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.16%) VMS
17 5 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 851 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 482 (15.84%) MVC
3 424 (13.94%) Business Intelligence
4 303 (9.96%) OO
5 280 (9.20%) Scrum
6 241 (7.92%) TDD
7 229 (7.53%) Software Engineering
8 217 (7.13%) Unit Testing
9 209 (6.87%) Performance Tuning
10 176 (5.79%) ETL
11 174 (5.72%) CRM
12 170 (5.59%) Project Management
13 165 (5.42%) OOP
14 157 (5.16%) Mentoring
15 151 (4.96%) Web Development
16 135 (4.44%) E-Commerce
17 129 (4.24%) ITIL
18 122 (4.01%) Data Analysis
19 120 (3.94%) Automated Testing
20 119 (3.91%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1029 (33.83%) C#
2 834 (27.42%) JavaScript
3 566 (18.61%) T-SQL
4 481 (15.81%) Java
5 231 (7.59%) VB.NET
6 205 (6.74%) PHP
7 202 (6.64%) PL/SQL
8 152 (5.00%) VB
9 151 (4.96%) C++
10 105 (3.45%) PowerShell
11 83 (2.73%) VBA
12 49 (1.61%) C
13 45 (1.48%) Objective-C
14 44 (1.45%) VB6
15 39 (1.28%) Ruby
16 37 (1.22%) Python
17 32 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 32 (1.05%) VBScript
18 19 (0.62%) XPath
19 15 (0.49%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 458 (15.06%) Degree
2 135 (4.44%) ISEB
3 119 (3.91%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (3.09%) ISTQB
5 39 (1.28%) Security Cleared
6 38 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (1.22%) CCNA
8 31 (1.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 30 (0.99%) MCSE
10 28 (0.92%) MCP
11 27 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (0.89%) MCITP
12 24 (0.79%) MCTS
13 20 (0.66%) SC Cleared
13 20 (0.66%) MCSD
14 16 (0.53%) ACCA
15 15 (0.49%) CISSP
15 15 (0.49%) CCNP
16 14 (0.46%) HND
16 14 (0.46%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 205 (6.74%) QA
2 84 (2.76%) SLA
3 20 (0.66%) WAI
4 14 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.20%) WCAG
7 5 (0.16%) HL7
8 4 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.066%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.033%) COBIT
System Software
1 107 (3.52%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 32 (1.05%) vSphere
4 22 (0.72%) XenApp
5 12 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 11 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (0.20%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.20%) VMware Server
8 5 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.16%) Docker
9 4 (0.13%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.099%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.099%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.033%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.033%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.033%) vCloud
11 1 (0.033%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 32 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.69%) SCCM
3 18 (0.59%) SCOM
4 13 (0.43%) WMI
5 11 (0.36%) SCOrch
6 10 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.30%) Puppet
7 9 (0.30%) WSUS
7 9 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 8 (0.26%) Backup Exec
9 7 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.20%) SCSM
10 6 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 6 (0.20%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.20%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.099%) Legato
Vendors
1 756 (24.85%) Microsoft
2 529 (17.39%) Oracle
3 160 (5.26%) VMware
4 86 (2.83%) Cisco
5 69 (2.27%) SAP
6 67 (2.20%) Citrix
7 62 (2.04%) HP
8 52 (1.71%) IBM
9 49 (1.61%) Telerik
10 38 (1.25%) Business Objects
11 37 (1.22%) Xamarin
12 34 (1.12%) Teradata
12 34 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
13 29 (0.95%) Sage
14 28 (0.92%) EMC
15 27 (0.89%) Epicor
16 26 (0.85%) Red Hat
17 25 (0.82%) Informatica
18 23 (0.76%) NetApp
19 21 (0.69%) Adobe
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Posted: 6 hours ago
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aap3
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Axica Recruitment
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
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Salary: £35 - £45 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: 45,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: 20,000 - 35,000
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Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 40,000
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Salary: 40,000 + Benefits
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