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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1542 1740 1867
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.93% 23.61% 27.50%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.84% 43.14% 46.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1353 1439 1675
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
3439 4033 3991
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.15% 54.73% 58.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2962 3360 3559
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +1 795 £37,500 +7.14% 179
Cheshire +2 455 £38,250 +9.28% 87
Lancashire +1 131 £35,000 -8.77% 23
Merseyside 0 102 £35,000 -2.77% 44
Cumbria +7 23 £32,500 +2.76% 2
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1258 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 993 (33.07%) .NET
3 859 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
4 855 (28.47%) C#
5 751 (25.01%) Microsoft
6 685 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 681 (22.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 664 (22.11%) HTML
9 634 (21.11%) T-SQL
10 592 (19.71%) Finance
11 590 (19.65%) ASP.NET
12 588 (19.58%) Oracle
13 565 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 529 (17.62%) CSS
15 522 (17.38%) Windows
16 508 (16.92%) Java
17 507 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
18 460 (15.32%) Web Services
19 434 (14.45%) MVC
19 434 (14.45%) Degree
20 431 (14.35%) MS Excel
21 379 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
22 373 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
23 368 (12.25%) XML
24 339 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
25 332 (11.06%) jQuery
26 314 (10.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
27 303 (10.09%) SDLC
28 272 (9.06%) ETL
29 257 (8.56%) SharePoint

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 257 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 150 (5.00%) IIS
3 101 (3.36%) WebLogic
4 68 (2.26%) MS Exchange
5 67 (2.23%) Tomcat
6 66 (2.20%) SAS
7 62 (2.06%) CMS
8 53 (1.76%) Apache
9 42 (1.40%) Oracle Service Bus
9 42 (1.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 37 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 35 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 29 (0.97%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
13 25 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
14 23 (0.77%) WordPress
15 22 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
16 21 (0.70%) Apache Pig
17 20 (0.67%) Umbraco
18 18 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 431 (14.35%) MS Excel
2 180 (5.99%) MS Office
3 40 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 31 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
5 26 (0.87%) PowerPivot
6 14 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.47%) Photoshop
7 10 (0.33%) SPSS
8 7 (0.23%) MS Project
9 3 (0.100%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.100%) Mingle
10 2 (0.067%) FastStats
11 1 (0.033%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 59 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 45 (1.50%) Oracle BPM
3 38 (1.27%) Oracle Applications
4 30 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
5 23 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
6 22 (0.73%) Dynamics NAV
6 22 (0.73%) Oracle General Ledger
7 14 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
8 13 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
8 13 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
9 12 (0.40%) Visualfiles
10 11 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
11 10 (0.33%) Magento
12 9 (0.30%) SAP Business One
13 8 (0.27%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
13 8 (0.27%) Agresso
13 8 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
13 8 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
14 7 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
14 7 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 83 (2.76%) Amazon AWS
2 81 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 38 (1.27%) Office 365
4 12 (0.40%) SaaS
4 12 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.33%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.30%) GitHub
8 7 (0.23%) Route 53
8 7 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 6 (0.20%) Google Analytics
9 6 (0.20%) Amazon Glacier
10 4 (0.13%) SmartFocus
11 3 (0.100%) Trello
12 2 (0.067%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 2 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
12 2 (0.067%) Yammer
12 2 (0.067%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
13 1 (0.033%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (2.76%) Internet
2 81 (2.70%) DNS
3 66 (2.20%) Firewall
4 49 (1.63%) DHCP
5 45 (1.50%) WAN
6 44 (1.47%) LAN
7 43 (1.43%) HTTP
8 39 (1.30%) SAN
9 36 (1.20%) TCP/IP
10 35 (1.17%) VPN
10 35 (1.17%) Intranet
11 27 (0.90%) Wireless
12 26 (0.87%) Network Security
13 23 (0.77%) SSL
14 22 (0.73%) VLAN
15 15 (0.50%) FTP
16 13 (0.43%) Broadband
16 13 (0.43%) NAS
17 12 (0.40%) VoIP
18 11 (0.37%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1258 (41.89%) SQL Server
2 681 (22.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 565 (18.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 379 (12.62%) Data Warehouse
5 373 (12.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 314 (10.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 253 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
8 223 (7.43%) Oracle Database
9 168 (5.59%) MySQL
10 147 (4.90%) Relational Database
11 127 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
12 115 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 109 (3.63%) Big Data
14 91 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
15 88 (2.93%) Oracle Database 10g
16 75 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 66 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
18 64 (2.13%) Data Mining
19 61 (2.03%) SQL Server 2000
20 55 (1.83%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 192 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 151 (5.03%) Visual Studio
3 115 (3.83%) Selenium
4 98 (3.26%) Git (software)
5 82 (2.73%) Jenkins
6 76 (2.53%) SoapUI
7 75 (2.50%) NUnit
8 63 (2.10%) Subversion
9 56 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 55 (1.83%) JUnit
11 54 (1.80%) Eclipse
12 53 (1.76%) Oracle Forms
13 48 (1.60%) JIRA
14 43 (1.43%) MSTest
15 38 (1.27%) Hudson
16 33 (1.10%) SpecFlow
16 33 (1.10%) Maven
16 33 (1.10%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 32 (1.07%) TeamCity
18 30 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 592 (19.71%) Finance
2 123 (4.10%) Retail
3 107 (3.56%) Marketing
4 81 (2.70%) Banking
5 57 (1.90%) Games
6 54 (1.80%) Legal
7 52 (1.73%) Telecoms
8 47 (1.57%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.07%) Law
10 31 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 30 (1.00%) Advertising
12 24 (0.80%) Back Office
13 20 (0.67%) General Ledger
14 12 (0.40%) Local Government
14 12 (0.40%) Electronics
15 9 (0.30%) Billing
16 6 (0.20%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
17 4 (0.13%) Investment Banking
17 4 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1476 (49.15%) Developer
2 560 (18.65%) Analyst
3 371 (12.35%) .NET Developer
4 259 (8.62%) C# Developer
5 253 (8.42%) SQL Developer
6 234 (7.79%) DBA
7 194 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
8 179 (5.96%) SQL DBA
9 164 (5.46%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 155 (5.16%) Java Developer
11 141 (4.70%) Senior Developer
12 139 (4.63%) Software Developer
13 130 (4.33%) ASP.NET Developer
14 126 (4.20%) Administrator
15 125 (4.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 123 (4.10%) Web Developer
17 113 (3.76%) Test Analyst
18 101 (3.36%) Software Engineer
19 99 (3.30%) Support Analyst
20 93 (3.10%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 993 (33.07%) .NET
2 664 (22.11%) HTML
3 590 (19.65%) ASP.NET
4 529 (17.62%) CSS
5 460 (15.32%) Web Services
6 368 (12.25%) XML
7 332 (11.06%) jQuery
8 203 (6.76%) WCF
9 199 (6.63%) .NET Framework
10 190 (6.33%) HTML5
11 183 (6.09%) ASP.NET MVC
12 178 (5.93%) Ajax
13 161 (5.36%) J2EE
14 153 (5.09%) AngularJS
15 149 (4.96%) SOAP
15 149 (4.96%) Spring
16 119 (3.96%) LINQ
16 119 (3.96%) RESTful
17 103 (3.43%) XSLT
18 99 (3.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 339 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.00%) Replication
3 128 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 95 (3.16%) Mobile App
4 95 (3.16%) Clustering
5 86 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 72 (2.40%) User Experience
7 56 (1.86%) Statistics
8 47 (1.57%) Visualisation
9 46 (1.53%) NHS
10 44 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
11 43 (1.43%) Mathematics
12 42 (1.40%) N-Tier
13 35 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 35 (1.17%) Data Centre
14 30 (1.00%) Credit Risk
15 28 (0.93%) Mainframe
16 26 (0.87%) Data Extraction
16 26 (0.87%) iPhone
17 21 (0.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 522 (17.38%) Windows
2 243 (8.09%) Linux
3 149 (4.96%) UNIX
4 86 (2.86%) Android
4 86 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (1.93%) Apple iOS
7 47 (1.57%) Windows 7
8 45 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (1.30%) AIX
10 32 (1.07%) Solaris
11 21 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.60%) Windows 8
13 10 (0.33%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
15 7 (0.23%) Windows CE
15 7 (0.23%) Data ONTAP
16 6 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.17%) CentOS
17 5 (0.17%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 859 (28.60%) Agile Software Development
2 507 (16.88%) Business Intelligence
3 434 (14.45%) MVC
4 303 (10.09%) SDLC
5 272 (9.06%) ETL
6 253 (8.42%) Scrum
7 241 (8.03%) Performance Tuning
8 238 (7.93%) Software Engineering
9 234 (7.79%) TDD
10 223 (7.43%) OO
11 176 (5.86%) Unit Testing
12 160 (5.33%) Project Management
13 157 (5.23%) E-Commerce
14 154 (5.13%) Mentoring
15 153 (5.09%) ITIL
16 147 (4.90%) Web Development
17 141 (4.70%) Continuous Integration
18 125 (4.16%) CRM
19 115 (3.83%) Test Scripting
20 112 (3.73%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 855 (28.47%) C#
2 685 (22.81%) JavaScript
3 634 (21.11%) T-SQL
4 508 (16.92%) Java
5 221 (7.36%) PL/SQL
6 172 (5.73%) PHP
7 152 (5.06%) VB.NET
8 116 (3.86%) C++
9 115 (3.83%) VB
10 93 (3.10%) PowerShell
11 89 (2.96%) VBA
12 51 (1.70%) C
13 40 (1.33%) Python
14 34 (1.13%) Shell Script
15 27 (0.90%) Ruby
16 21 (0.70%) VBScript
17 19 (0.63%) Perl
18 17 (0.57%) VB6
19 16 (0.53%) R
20 15 (0.50%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 434 (14.45%) Degree
2 114 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 101 (3.36%) ISEB
4 64 (2.13%) ISTQB
5 44 (1.47%) Security Cleared
6 43 (1.43%) MCSE
7 38 (1.27%) SC Cleared
8 32 (1.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 24 (0.80%) MCITP
10 23 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
10 23 (0.77%) CCNA
11 21 (0.70%) MCTS
12 20 (0.67%) MCP
13 18 (0.60%) MCSA
14 15 (0.50%) HND
15 14 (0.47%) MCSD
15 14 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.30%) OCP
17 8 (0.27%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 191 (6.36%) QA
2 84 (2.80%) SLA
3 30 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.50%) HL7
5 4 (0.13%) DICOM
6 3 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.100%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.067%) WAI
7 2 (0.067%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.033%) WCAG
System Software
1 103 (3.43%) Active Directory
2 91 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (1.27%) Hyper-V
4 34 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (0.80%) vSphere
6 14 (0.47%) HDFS
7 13 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.33%) XenApp
9 9 (0.30%) VMware ESX
10 7 (0.23%) XenDesktop
11 6 (0.20%) Terminal Services
11 6 (0.20%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.17%) GPFS
13 4 (0.13%) vCloud
13 4 (0.13%) pfSense
13 4 (0.13%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (0.100%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.100%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
2 35 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
3 32 (1.07%) Data Guard
4 28 (0.93%) SCCM
5 22 (0.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (0.47%) Oozie
7 12 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (0.40%) Puppet
7 12 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 11 (0.37%) WSUS
9 10 (0.33%) SCOM
10 9 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 8 (0.27%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.23%) Ambari
13 6 (0.20%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.17%) SCOrch
14 5 (0.17%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.17%) ARCserve
15 4 (0.13%) ZABBIX
16 3 (0.100%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 751 (25.01%) Microsoft
2 588 (19.58%) Oracle
3 165 (5.49%) VMware
4 92 (3.06%) IBM
5 80 (2.66%) SAP
6 79 (2.63%) Teradata
7 71 (2.36%) Cisco
8 70 (2.33%) Citrix
9 67 (2.23%) HP
10 53 (1.76%) Tableau
11 40 (1.33%) Google
12 31 (1.03%) Sage
13 26 (0.87%) Red Hat
14 24 (0.80%) Sun
14 24 (0.80%) Cognos
15 23 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
16 22 (0.73%) EMC
16 22 (0.73%) Hortonworks
17 21 (0.70%) Adobe
18 20 (0.67%) Telerik
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