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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 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 1534 1931 2009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.22% 27.90% 27.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.00% 48.62% 46.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1349 1640 1761
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 £24,502 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
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
3409 3972 4357
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.60% 57.40% 59.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2916 3407 3814
Average salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -1 863 £37,500 +7.14% 160
Cheshire -1 428 £37,500 - 80
Merseyside +4 111 £35,000 -2.77% 36
Lancashire -2 87 £35,000 +7.69% 24
Cumbria -13 11 £62,500 +92.30% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1319 (41.39%) SQL Server
2 1263 (39.63%) .NET
3 1093 (34.30%) C#
4 944 (29.62%) HTML
5 901 (28.27%) JavaScript
6 868 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
7 816 (25.60%) ASP.NET
8 780 (24.47%) Microsoft
9 767 (24.07%) CSS
10 641 (20.11%) Windows
11 603 (18.92%) Finance
12 601 (18.86%) T-SQL
13 541 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 517 (16.22%) MVC
15 516 (16.19%) Oracle
16 492 (15.44%) Java
17 464 (14.56%) Web Services
18 462 (14.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 458 (14.37%) Degree
20 457 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
20 457 (14.34%) SQL Server 2008
21 438 (13.74%) jQuery
22 414 (12.99%) XML
23 365 (11.45%) MS Excel
24 336 (10.54%) .NET Framework
25 322 (10.10%) OO
26 282 (8.85%) Scrum
27 268 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
28 262 (8.22%) SharePoint
29 258 (8.10%) Linux

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 262 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 177 (5.55%) IIS
3 98 (3.07%) CMS
4 66 (2.07%) MS Exchange
5 56 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
6 55 (1.73%) Umbraco
6 55 (1.73%) WordPress
7 50 (1.57%) Apache
7 50 (1.57%) Tomcat
8 44 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 42 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 39 (1.22%) WebLogic
11 38 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 33 (1.04%) SAS
13 26 (0.82%) JBoss
14 23 (0.72%) Node.js
15 20 (0.63%) Drupal
16 19 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
16 19 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
17 18 (0.56%) Lync
Applications
1 365 (11.45%) MS Excel
2 127 (3.98%) MS Office
3 51 (1.60%) PowerPivot
4 29 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 21 (0.66%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.25%) SPSS
8 5 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.094%) Mingle
9 3 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.063%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.031%) MS Project
11 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.031%) InDesign
11 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
11 1 (0.031%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 54 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.04%) Oracle Retail
3 31 (0.97%) Dynamics NAV
4 27 (0.85%) Oracle General Ledger
5 24 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
6 19 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
7 18 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
7 18 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
8 16 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
9 15 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
10 14 (0.44%) Dynamics GP
11 13 (0.41%) Oracle Assets
12 11 (0.35%) Oracle AGIS
13 10 (0.31%) Agresso
14 9 (0.28%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 8 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
15 8 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
16 7 (0.22%) Exstream
16 7 (0.22%) Google Analytics
17 6 (0.19%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 107 (3.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 77 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
3 39 (1.22%) Office 365
4 22 (0.69%) Amazon S3
5 16 (0.50%) SaaS
6 14 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (0.22%) GitHub
8 6 (0.19%) Amazon Glacier
8 6 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 6 (0.19%) Route 53
9 4 (0.13%) ElastiCache
9 4 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 3 (0.094%) Yammer
10 3 (0.094%) Trello
11 2 (0.063%) IaaS
12 1 (0.031%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.031%) PaaS
12 1 (0.031%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (3.11%) HTTP
2 87 (2.73%) Firewall
3 57 (1.79%) Internet
4 51 (1.60%) DNS
5 42 (1.32%) WAN
5 42 (1.32%) SAN
6 39 (1.22%) LAN
7 35 (1.10%) Intranet
8 31 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 30 (0.94%) DHCP
10 29 (0.91%) Network Security
11 20 (0.63%) VLAN
12 16 (0.50%) Wireless
12 16 (0.50%) SMTP
13 15 (0.47%) VPN
14 14 (0.44%) NAS
15 13 (0.41%) Cisco Nexus
16 12 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
17 11 (0.35%) FTP
18 10 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1319 (41.39%) SQL Server
2 541 (16.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 462 (14.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 457 (14.34%) SQL Server 2008
5 250 (7.84%) MySQL
6 226 (7.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 225 (7.06%) Data Warehouse
8 216 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 212 (6.65%) Relational Database
10 143 (4.49%) Oracle Database
11 139 (4.36%) SQL Server 2005
12 81 (2.54%) Crystal Reports
13 70 (2.20%) OLAP
14 69 (2.17%) RDBMS
15 64 (2.01%) NoSQL
16 63 (1.98%) Big Data
17 60 (1.88%) Oracle Database 11g
18 56 (1.76%) MongoDB
18 56 (1.76%) SQL Server 2000
19 55 (1.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 229 (7.19%) Visual Studio
2 167 (5.24%) Team Foundation Server
3 114 (3.58%) Subversion
4 104 (3.26%) Selenium
5 79 (2.48%) Git (software)
6 68 (2.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 65 (2.04%) NUnit
8 62 (1.95%) Eclipse
9 57 (1.79%) Jenkins
10 55 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
11 53 (1.66%) JUnit
11 53 (1.66%) JIRA
12 50 (1.57%) MSTest
13 49 (1.54%) TeamCity
14 43 (1.35%) SpecFlow
15 37 (1.16%) SoapUI
15 37 (1.16%) Ant
16 36 (1.13%) Hudson
17 27 (0.85%) QuickTest Pro
18 26 (0.82%) Maven
General
1 603 (18.92%) Finance
2 116 (3.64%) Retail
3 105 (3.29%) Marketing
4 48 (1.51%) Manufacturing
5 44 (1.38%) Banking
6 40 (1.26%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.00%) Back Office
8 31 (0.97%) Advertising
8 31 (0.97%) Law
9 30 (0.94%) Financial Institution
10 27 (0.85%) Games
10 27 (0.85%) Billing
11 23 (0.72%) Legal
12 21 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
13 16 (0.50%) General Ledger
14 14 (0.44%) Local Government
15 6 (0.19%) Electronics
16 4 (0.13%) Automotive
16 4 (0.13%) Retail Banking
17 2 (0.063%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1585 (49.73%) Developer
2 550 (17.26%) Analyst
3 525 (16.47%) .NET Developer
4 295 (9.26%) C# Developer
5 238 (7.47%) Senior Developer
6 225 (7.06%) DBA
7 215 (6.75%) ASP.NET Developer
8 203 (6.37%) C# .NET Developer
9 173 (5.43%) SQL DBA
10 159 (4.99%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 151 (4.74%) Consultant
12 136 (4.27%) Web Developer
13 131 (4.11%) Test Analyst
14 128 (4.02%) Software Developer
15 124 (3.89%) Java Developer
16 115 (3.61%) Junior
17 113 (3.55%) Administrator
18 112 (3.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
19 109 (3.42%) Tester
20 108 (3.39%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1263 (39.63%) .NET
2 944 (29.62%) HTML
3 816 (25.60%) ASP.NET
4 767 (24.07%) CSS
5 464 (14.56%) Web Services
6 438 (13.74%) jQuery
7 414 (12.99%) XML
8 336 (10.54%) .NET Framework
9 258 (8.10%) HTML5
10 215 (6.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 211 (6.62%) WCF
12 202 (6.34%) Ajax
13 173 (5.43%) SOAP
14 135 (4.24%) J2EE
15 114 (3.58%) JSON
16 107 (3.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
17 104 (3.26%) CSS3
18 95 (2.98%) LINQ
19 91 (2.86%) AngularJS
20 90 (2.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 268 (8.41%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (4.74%) Computer Science
3 131 (4.11%) Replication
4 107 (3.36%) Mobile App
5 89 (2.79%) N-Tier
6 85 (2.67%) User Experience
7 78 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 77 (2.42%) Enterprise Software
9 69 (2.17%) Clustering
10 53 (1.66%) Statistics
11 37 (1.16%) Visualisation
12 35 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 32 (1.00%) NHS
13 32 (1.00%) Open Source
14 30 (0.94%) Inversion of Control
15 26 (0.82%) Mathematics
16 25 (0.78%) Mainframe
17 24 (0.75%) W3C
18 20 (0.63%) Data Integration
18 20 (0.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 641 (20.11%) Windows
2 258 (8.10%) Linux
3 177 (5.55%) UNIX
4 94 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (2.73%) Android
6 72 (2.26%) Apple iOS
7 60 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 47 (1.47%) Windows 7
9 43 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 24 (0.75%) AIX
11 21 (0.66%) Solaris
12 20 (0.63%) Windows XP
13 19 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
14 18 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (0.56%) Windows 8
15 9 (0.28%) CentOS
16 7 (0.22%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
18 5 (0.16%) VMS
18 5 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 868 (27.24%) Agile Software Development
2 517 (16.22%) MVC
3 457 (14.34%) Business Intelligence
4 322 (10.10%) OO
5 282 (8.85%) Scrum
6 246 (7.72%) TDD
7 225 (7.06%) Software Engineering
8 217 (6.81%) Unit Testing
9 215 (6.75%) CRM
10 203 (6.37%) Performance Tuning
11 189 (5.93%) OOP
12 176 (5.52%) ETL
13 169 (5.30%) Project Management
13 169 (5.30%) Web Development
14 162 (5.08%) Mentoring
15 149 (4.68%) E-Commerce
16 144 (4.52%) ITIL
17 137 (4.30%) Data Analysis
18 117 (3.67%) ERP
19 116 (3.64%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1093 (34.30%) C#
2 901 (28.27%) JavaScript
3 601 (18.86%) T-SQL
4 492 (15.44%) Java
5 242 (7.59%) VB.NET
6 229 (7.19%) PHP
7 201 (6.31%) PL/SQL
8 161 (5.05%) VB
9 156 (4.89%) C++
10 112 (3.51%) PowerShell
11 81 (2.54%) VBA
12 51 (1.60%) C
13 47 (1.47%) Objective-C
14 45 (1.41%) VB6
15 36 (1.13%) VBScript
16 33 (1.04%) Python
17 32 (1.00%) Ruby
18 28 (0.88%) Shell Script
19 26 (0.82%) PHP5
20 17 (0.53%) XPath
Qualifications
1 458 (14.37%) Degree
2 126 (3.95%) ISEB
2 126 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 89 (2.79%) ISTQB
4 43 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
5 42 (1.32%) CCNA
5 42 (1.32%) Security Cleared
6 36 (1.13%) MCSE
7 31 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 28 (0.88%) MCITP
9 27 (0.85%) MCTS
10 26 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 24 (0.75%) MCP
12 21 (0.66%) CISSP
13 20 (0.63%) CCNP
13 20 (0.63%) A+ Certification
13 20 (0.63%) SC Cleared
14 19 (0.60%) MCSD
15 18 (0.56%) HND
15 18 (0.56%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 218 (6.84%) QA
2 93 (2.92%) SLA
3 21 (0.66%) WAI
4 10 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 7 (0.22%) WCAG
6 7 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.063%) PMBOK
8 2 (0.063%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.063%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.031%) COBIT
System Software
1 114 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (1.22%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.10%) vSphere
5 24 (0.75%) XenApp
6 13 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 13 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (0.28%) VMware ESX
7 9 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.19%) VMware Server
9 5 (0.16%) Docker
9 5 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 5 (0.16%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.094%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.094%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.094%) vCloud
11 1 (0.031%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.031%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 29 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.72%) SCCM
3 18 (0.56%) SCOM
4 13 (0.41%) WMI
5 11 (0.35%) WSUS
5 11 (0.35%) SCOrch
6 10 (0.31%) Backup Exec
6 10 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
7 9 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (0.28%) Puppet
8 8 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 7 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (0.19%) SCSM
10 6 (0.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 6 (0.19%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.19%) Data Guard
11 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.13%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.094%) Legato
Vendors
1 780 (24.47%) Microsoft
2 516 (16.19%) Oracle
3 172 (5.40%) VMware
4 86 (2.70%) Cisco
5 81 (2.54%) Citrix
6 69 (2.17%) SAP
7 58 (1.82%) HP
8 55 (1.73%) Telerik
9 49 (1.54%) IBM
10 43 (1.35%) Business Objects
11 40 (1.26%) Xamarin
12 37 (1.16%) Teradata
13 36 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
14 33 (1.04%) EMC
15 29 (0.91%) Informatica
15 29 (0.91%) NetApp
16 28 (0.88%) Cognos
16 28 (0.88%) Zend
17 27 (0.85%) Sage
18 26 (0.82%) Red Hat
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000-£32,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Roc Search
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £17,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 17 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Robert Walters
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 17 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £27,000 per annum plus Bonus, Pension and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £40000 per annum + 5% Bonus
Posted: 23 hours ago
Blackburn, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Pension, Health Care + More
Posted: 23 hours ago