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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 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 1467 1723 1880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.66% 24.86% 25.35%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.22% 45.41% 42.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1263 1456 1673
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,850 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +6.94%
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
3394 3794 4409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.43% 54.75% 59.46%
Number of salaries quoted 2866 3192 3918
Average salary £39,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 -1 731 £37,500 +2.73% 192
Cheshire -1 418 £40,000 +14.28% 91
Lancashire 0 165 £37,000 +5.71% 41
Merseyside -1 102 £37,000 +5.71% 30
Cumbria +3 13 £32,500 +2.76% 5
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1292 (42.44%) SQL Server
2 1098 (36.07%) .NET
3 948 (31.14%) C#
4 891 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
5 814 (26.74%) Microsoft
6 730 (23.98%) JavaScript
7 711 (23.36%) HTML
8 700 (23.00%) ASP.NET
9 643 (21.12%) T-SQL
10 642 (21.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 580 (19.05%) Finance
12 576 (18.92%) Oracle
13 571 (18.76%) Windows
14 570 (18.73%) CSS
15 502 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 487 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
17 484 (15.90%) Degree
18 469 (15.41%) Java
19 467 (15.34%) Web Services
20 458 (15.05%) MS Excel
21 450 (14.78%) MVC
22 437 (14.36%) SQL Server 2008
23 375 (12.32%) XML
24 335 (11.01%) jQuery
25 333 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
26 321 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
27 307 (10.09%) SDLC
28 286 (9.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
29 278 (9.13%) Scrum
30 264 (8.67%) Performance Tuning

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 241 (7.92%) SharePoint
2 147 (4.83%) IIS
3 84 (2.76%) WebLogic
4 72 (2.37%) CMS
5 58 (1.91%) MS Exchange
6 49 (1.61%) SAS
7 48 (1.58%) Apache
7 48 (1.58%) Tomcat
7 48 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
8 44 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
9 43 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 42 (1.38%) WebSphere
11 33 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 29 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
14 20 (0.66%) Umbraco
15 17 (0.56%) Drupal
15 17 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
15 17 (0.56%) WordPress
16 16 (0.53%) Lync
Applications
1 458 (15.05%) MS Excel
2 162 (5.32%) MS Office
3 36 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 22 (0.72%) PowerPivot
5 14 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 8 (0.26%) SPSS
8 7 (0.23%) MS Project
9 3 (0.099%) ProjectWise
9 3 (0.099%) Mingle
10 2 (0.066%) FastStats
10 2 (0.066%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.033%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 72 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.51%) Oracle BPM
3 38 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
4 28 (0.92%) Oracle General Ledger
5 26 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 24 (0.79%) Dynamics GP
7 20 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
8 14 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
9 12 (0.39%) Agresso
10 10 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
10 10 (0.33%) Visualfiles
11 9 (0.30%) Magento
11 9 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
12 8 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
12 8 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.26%) Markit EDM
12 8 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 8 (0.26%) Exstream
13 6 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 84 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 76 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.05%) Office 365
4 12 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 12 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 10 (0.33%) SaaS
6 9 (0.30%) Route 53
6 9 (0.30%) GitHub
6 9 (0.30%) Amazon Glacier
6 9 (0.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 7 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.13%) SmartFocus
8 4 (0.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.099%) Trello
10 2 (0.066%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.066%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.066%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.033%) PaaS
11 1 (0.033%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.033%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.40%) DNS
2 67 (2.20%) Firewall
3 59 (1.94%) HTTP
4 52 (1.71%) Internet
5 46 (1.51%) SAN
6 44 (1.45%) DHCP
7 35 (1.15%) TCP/IP
8 34 (1.12%) LAN
9 32 (1.05%) WAN
10 30 (0.99%) Intranet
10 30 (0.99%) Network Security
11 21 (0.69%) VPN
12 19 (0.62%) SSL
12 19 (0.62%) Wireless
13 16 (0.53%) FTP
14 15 (0.49%) VLAN
14 15 (0.49%) NAS
15 14 (0.46%) ATM
16 11 (0.36%) SMS
17 10 (0.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1292 (42.44%) SQL Server
2 642 (21.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 502 (16.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 437 (14.36%) SQL Server 2008
5 333 (10.94%) Data Warehouse
6 286 (9.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 256 (8.41%) SQL Server 2012
8 217 (7.13%) Oracle Database
9 170 (5.58%) MySQL
10 144 (4.73%) Relational Database
11 133 (4.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 95 (3.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 90 (2.96%) Big Data
14 79 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
15 77 (2.53%) Oracle Reports
16 76 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
17 69 (2.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 60 (1.97%) OLAP
19 53 (1.74%) SQL Server 2000
20 51 (1.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 171 (5.62%) Visual Studio
2 162 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 116 (3.81%) Selenium
4 92 (3.02%) SoapUI
5 87 (2.86%) Jenkins
6 72 (2.37%) Subversion
7 70 (2.30%) Git (software)
8 65 (2.14%) NUnit
9 64 (2.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 56 (1.84%) MSTest
10 56 (1.84%) Hudson
11 53 (1.74%) JUnit
12 50 (1.64%) Eclipse
13 47 (1.54%) SpecFlow
14 45 (1.48%) TeamCity
15 42 (1.38%) Oracle Forms
16 35 (1.15%) JIRA
17 26 (0.85%) Ant
18 24 (0.79%) Oracle APEX
19 23 (0.76%) HP UFT
General
1 580 (19.05%) Finance
2 106 (3.48%) Retail
3 98 (3.22%) Marketing
4 65 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 54 (1.77%) Games
6 51 (1.68%) Banking
7 47 (1.54%) Legal
8 41 (1.35%) Telecoms
9 34 (1.12%) Financial Institution
10 31 (1.02%) Back Office
11 29 (0.95%) Law
12 27 (0.89%) General Ledger
13 25 (0.82%) Advertising
14 17 (0.56%) Local Government
15 14 (0.46%) Billing
16 13 (0.43%) Electronics
17 7 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.13%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.13%) Automotive
19 2 (0.066%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1490 (48.95%) Developer
2 550 (18.07%) Analyst
3 427 (14.03%) .NET Developer
4 292 (9.59%) C# Developer
5 257 (8.44%) DBA
6 208 (6.83%) C# .NET Developer
7 204 (6.70%) SQL DBA
8 169 (5.55%) Senior Developer
9 157 (5.16%) ASP.NET Developer
10 155 (5.09%) SQL Developer
10 155 (5.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 138 (4.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 138 (4.53%) Software Developer
12 125 (4.11%) Java Developer
13 123 (4.04%) Administrator
14 122 (4.01%) Test Analyst
15 110 (3.61%) Consultant
16 108 (3.55%) Tester
17 103 (3.38%) Web Developer
18 101 (3.32%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1098 (36.07%) .NET
2 711 (23.36%) HTML
3 700 (23.00%) ASP.NET
4 570 (18.73%) CSS
5 467 (15.34%) Web Services
6 375 (12.32%) XML
7 335 (11.01%) jQuery
8 251 (8.25%) .NET Framework
9 214 (7.03%) WCF
10 200 (6.57%) HTML5
11 194 (6.37%) ASP.NET MVC
12 170 (5.58%) Ajax
13 158 (5.19%) SOAP
14 145 (4.76%) J2EE
15 132 (4.34%) AngularJS
16 107 (3.52%) LINQ
17 105 (3.45%) Entity Framework
18 101 (3.32%) Spring
19 100 (3.29%) RESTful
20 92 (3.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 321 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 162 (5.32%) Replication
3 145 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 106 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 96 (3.15%) Clustering
6 84 (2.76%) Management Information System
7 71 (2.33%) Statistics
8 68 (2.23%) User Experience
9 65 (2.14%) N-Tier
10 58 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
11 54 (1.77%) NHS
12 48 (1.58%) Client/Server
13 47 (1.54%) Visualisation
14 44 (1.45%) Data Centre
15 43 (1.41%) Mathematics
16 28 (0.92%) Mainframe
17 26 (0.85%) Data Integration
18 24 (0.79%) Data Extraction
19 19 (0.62%) Data Structures
20 18 (0.59%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 571 (18.76%) Windows
2 234 (7.69%) Linux
3 129 (4.24%) UNIX
4 99 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 87 (2.86%) Android
6 82 (2.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 59 (1.94%) Apple iOS
9 48 (1.58%) Windows 7
10 30 (0.99%) AIX
11 27 (0.89%) Solaris
12 20 (0.66%) Windows Mobile
13 18 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 16 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (0.49%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.26%) HPUX
16 8 (0.26%) CentOS
17 7 (0.23%) Windows Vista
17 7 (0.23%) Windows CE
18 5 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 891 (29.27%) Agile Software Development
2 487 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 450 (14.78%) MVC
4 307 (10.09%) SDLC
5 278 (9.13%) Scrum
6 264 (8.67%) Performance Tuning
7 257 (8.44%) Software Engineering
8 255 (8.38%) OO
9 251 (8.25%) TDD
10 218 (7.16%) Unit Testing
11 212 (6.96%) ETL
12 162 (5.32%) Project Management
13 160 (5.26%) Mentoring
14 158 (5.19%) CRM
15 151 (4.96%) ITIL
16 144 (4.73%) E-Commerce
17 141 (4.63%) Web Development
18 130 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
19 127 (4.17%) Migration
20 124 (4.07%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 948 (31.14%) C#
2 730 (23.98%) JavaScript
3 643 (21.12%) T-SQL
4 469 (15.41%) Java
5 218 (7.16%) PL/SQL
6 187 (6.14%) VB.NET
7 169 (5.55%) PHP
8 152 (4.99%) VB
9 136 (4.47%) C++
10 88 (2.89%) VBA
11 85 (2.79%) PowerShell
12 53 (1.74%) C
13 37 (1.22%) Ruby
14 36 (1.18%) VB6
15 34 (1.12%) Python
16 32 (1.05%) Shell Script
17 27 (0.89%) VBScript
18 17 (0.56%) Perl
19 16 (0.53%) Objective-C
19 16 (0.53%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 484 (15.90%) Degree
2 132 (4.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 125 (4.11%) ISEB
4 78 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 38 (1.25%) MCSE
6 37 (1.22%) MCITP
6 37 (1.22%) Security Cleared
7 34 (1.12%) CCNA
7 34 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (0.95%) SC Cleared
9 27 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 26 (0.85%) MCSD
11 25 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 24 (0.79%) MCTS
13 22 (0.72%) MCP
14 15 (0.49%) HND
14 15 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 14 (0.46%) MCSA
16 12 (0.39%) CCNP
16 12 (0.39%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (6.54%) QA
2 86 (2.83%) SLA
3 26 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (0.39%) HL7
5 9 (0.30%) WAI
6 4 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.099%) DICOM
8 1 (0.033%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.033%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 100 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 75 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 28 (0.92%) vSphere
5 18 (0.59%) XenApp
6 12 (0.39%) XenDesktop
6 12 (0.39%) VMware ESX
6 12 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.26%) VMware Server
8 8 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (0.23%) Docker
10 5 (0.16%) vCloud
10 5 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.066%) HDFS
11 2 (0.066%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.033%) Xen
12 1 (0.033%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 30 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.76%) SCCM
3 20 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
4 16 (0.53%) Data Guard
5 14 (0.46%) Puppet
5 14 (0.46%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.43%) SCOM
7 12 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 10 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (0.26%) WSUS
10 7 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.20%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
12 5 (0.16%) Tivoli
12 5 (0.16%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.13%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.13%) McAfee ePO
13 4 (0.13%) SCSM
14 3 (0.099%) Oozie
14 3 (0.099%) OVSD
Vendors
1 814 (26.74%) Microsoft
2 576 (18.92%) Oracle
3 149 (4.89%) VMware
4 100 (3.29%) SAP
5 72 (2.37%) Citrix
6 71 (2.33%) Business Objects
7 70 (2.30%) HP
8 69 (2.27%) Cisco
9 57 (1.87%) Teradata
10 56 (1.84%) IBM
11 39 (1.28%) Sage
12 35 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
13 31 (1.02%) Google
14 29 (0.95%) JD Edwards
14 29 (0.95%) Telerik
15 26 (0.85%) Tableau
16 25 (0.82%) EMC
17 21 (0.69%) Cognos
17 21 (0.69%) Red Hat
18 20 (0.66%) Epicor
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