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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1760 1855 2040
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.66% 27.08% 27.84%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.38% 46.17% 46.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1454 1668 1879
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +0.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.73%
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
4057 4018 4368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.54% 58.66% 59.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3373 3586 3953
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,950 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -1 882 £35,000 - 191
Cheshire +1 521 £35,000 - 83
Lancashire -1 178 £38,230 +9.22% 24
Merseyside 0 136 £36,000 +10.76% 36
Cumbria 0 7 £31,627 -14.52% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1543 (43.72%) SQL Server
2 1369 (38.79%) .NET
3 1200 (34.00%) C#
4 935 (26.49%) HTML
5 891 (25.25%) Microsoft
6 888 (25.16%) JavaScript
7 826 (23.41%) ASP.NET
8 799 (22.64%) T-SQL
9 713 (20.20%) CSS
10 712 (20.18%) Finance
11 659 (18.67%) Windows
12 606 (17.17%) XML
13 588 (16.66%) MS Excel
14 562 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 550 (15.59%) MVC
16 543 (15.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 516 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
17 516 (14.62%) Oracle
18 500 (14.17%) Web Services
19 475 (13.46%) Java
20 474 (13.43%) jQuery
21 462 (13.09%) SQL Server 2008
22 442 (12.52%) Degree
23 421 (11.93%) .NET Framework
24 407 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
25 326 (9.24%) TDD
26 322 (9.12%) VB.NET
27 318 (9.01%) WCF
28 315 (8.93%) OO
29 286 (8.10%) MySQL

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 210 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 182 (5.16%) IIS
3 115 (3.26%) SAS
4 91 (2.58%) CMS
5 75 (2.13%) MS Exchange
6 71 (2.01%) Tomcat
7 54 (1.53%) WebSphere
8 51 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 47 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 45 (1.28%) Umbraco
11 39 (1.11%) Lync
11 39 (1.11%) WordPress
11 39 (1.11%) Sitecore CMS
12 27 (0.77%) Apache
13 25 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
14 24 (0.68%) FileNet
15 22 (0.62%) MODX
16 21 (0.60%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
17 18 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 588 (16.66%) MS Excel
2 157 (4.45%) MS Office
3 41 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 28 (0.79%) PowerPivot
4 28 (0.79%) SPSS
4 28 (0.79%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.45%) FastStats
6 9 (0.26%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 5 (0.14%) MS Project
10 3 (0.085%) PrintSoft PReS
11 2 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.057%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.028%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 48 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 46 (1.30%) Oracle Financials
3 37 (1.05%) Magento
4 36 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
5 35 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
6 34 (0.96%) Oracle EBS R12
7 29 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 24 (0.68%) HFM
9 23 (0.65%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
10 19 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
11 17 (0.48%) Visualfiles
12 15 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
12 15 (0.43%) Oracle Payables
12 15 (0.43%) Oracle Cash Management
12 15 (0.43%) Oracle Assets
13 14 (0.40%) Oracle Internet Expenses
13 14 (0.40%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 13 (0.37%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 12 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 46 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (0.62%) SaaS
5 13 (0.37%) Trello
6 7 (0.20%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.085%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.085%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.085%) Office 365
8 3 (0.085%) Route 53
8 3 (0.085%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.057%) PaaS
9 2 (0.057%) GitHub
10 1 (0.028%) IaaS
10 1 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.44%) Internet
2 66 (1.87%) Firewall
3 58 (1.64%) DNS
3 58 (1.64%) HTTP
4 57 (1.62%) SAN
5 53 (1.50%) TCP/IP
6 40 (1.13%) WAN
7 38 (1.08%) Intranet
8 35 (0.99%) LAN
9 29 (0.82%) DHCP
10 19 (0.54%) iSCSI
11 18 (0.51%) SMTP
12 17 (0.48%) VPN
13 16 (0.45%) VLAN
13 16 (0.45%) Wireless
14 12 (0.34%) NAS
15 10 (0.28%) SNMP
16 9 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
17 8 (0.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1543 (43.72%) SQL Server
2 562 (15.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 543 (15.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 462 (13.09%) SQL Server 2008
5 286 (8.10%) MySQL
6 271 (7.68%) Data Warehouse
7 258 (7.31%) Relational Database
8 221 (6.26%) SQL Server 2005
9 208 (5.89%) SQL Server 2012
10 194 (5.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 152 (4.31%) Oracle Database
12 87 (2.47%) Crystal Reports
13 83 (2.35%) DB2
14 81 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 69 (1.96%) RDBMS
16 65 (1.84%) Oracle Reports
17 58 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
18 54 (1.53%) Data Mining
19 48 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
20 46 (1.30%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 253 (7.17%) Visual Studio
2 182 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (2.66%) Subversion
4 85 (2.41%) Selenium
4 85 (2.41%) Eclipse
5 79 (2.24%) Git (software)
6 71 (2.01%) JIRA
7 57 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 46 (1.30%) Jenkins
8 46 (1.30%) JUnit
9 40 (1.13%) Maven
10 39 (1.11%) NUnit
11 35 (0.99%) Hudson
12 32 (0.91%) Mercurial
12 32 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
13 31 (0.88%) Ant
14 28 (0.79%) SpecFlow
15 24 (0.68%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.65%) MSTest
17 20 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 712 (20.18%) Finance
2 181 (5.13%) Retail
3 168 (4.76%) Marketing
4 92 (2.61%) Banking
5 56 (1.59%) Legal
6 53 (1.50%) Advertising
7 47 (1.33%) Back Office
8 44 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 41 (1.16%) Billing
10 36 (1.02%) Telecoms
11 35 (0.99%) Games
11 35 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 32 (0.91%) Manufacturing
13 26 (0.74%) Automotive
14 22 (0.62%) Law
15 13 (0.37%) General Ledger
16 12 (0.34%) Front Office
17 9 (0.26%) Publishing
18 5 (0.14%) Electronics
19 4 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1768 (50.10%) Developer
2 851 (24.11%) Analyst
3 489 (13.86%) .NET Developer
4 358 (10.14%) C# Developer
5 250 (7.08%) C# .NET Developer
6 238 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 226 (6.40%) Software Developer
8 207 (5.87%) Web Developer
9 192 (5.44%) ASP.NET Developer
10 191 (5.41%) Java Developer
11 190 (5.38%) DBA
12 181 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 161 (4.56%) Support Analyst
13 161 (4.56%) SQL Developer
14 154 (4.36%) Consultant
15 147 (4.17%) Applications Support
16 127 (3.60%) Team Leader
17 123 (3.49%) Junior
18 117 (3.32%) SQL DBA
19 115 (3.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1369 (38.79%) .NET
2 935 (26.49%) HTML
3 826 (23.41%) ASP.NET
4 713 (20.20%) CSS
5 606 (17.17%) XML
6 500 (14.17%) Web Services
7 474 (13.43%) jQuery
8 421 (11.93%) .NET Framework
9 318 (9.01%) WCF
10 240 (6.80%) ASP.NET MVC
11 226 (6.40%) SOAP
12 225 (6.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 214 (6.06%) HTML5
14 205 (5.81%) LINQ
15 201 (5.70%) Ajax
16 130 (3.68%) J2EE
17 121 (3.43%) Spring
18 116 (3.29%) Hibernate
19 98 (2.78%) XSLT
19 98 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 157 (4.45%) Computer Science
2 105 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
3 100 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 81 (2.30%) N-Tier
5 79 (2.24%) Replication
6 71 (2.01%) Mathematics
7 60 (1.70%) Statistics
8 52 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 51 (1.45%) NHS
10 47 (1.33%) Data Extraction
11 45 (1.28%) Open Source
11 45 (1.28%) W3C
12 44 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 44 (1.25%) Visualisation
13 39 (1.11%) Social Media
13 39 (1.11%) Clustering
14 28 (0.79%) Economics
15 23 (0.65%) Blackberry
16 20 (0.57%) iPhone
17 19 (0.54%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 659 (18.67%) Windows
2 245 (6.94%) UNIX
3 244 (6.91%) Linux
4 106 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 102 (2.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 55 (1.56%) Windows 7
7 52 (1.47%) Android
8 50 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 45 (1.28%) Apple iOS
10 32 (0.91%) Windows XP
11 25 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.40%) AIX
14 11 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.31%) CentOS
15 8 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
15 8 (0.23%) Windows Phone
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 7 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 550 (15.59%) MVC
2 516 (14.62%) Agile Software Development
3 407 (11.53%) Business Intelligence
4 326 (9.24%) TDD
5 315 (8.93%) OO
6 248 (7.03%) E-Commerce
7 225 (6.38%) Project Management
8 219 (6.21%) ITIL
9 201 (5.70%) Software Engineering
10 192 (5.44%) Scrum
11 177 (5.02%) CRM
12 175 (4.96%) Data Analysis
13 171 (4.85%) Web Development
13 171 (4.85%) Analytics
14 149 (4.22%) ETL
15 140 (3.97%) Unit Testing
15 140 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
16 134 (3.80%) Migration
17 127 (3.60%) SOA
18 125 (3.54%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1200 (34.00%) C#
2 888 (25.16%) JavaScript
3 799 (22.64%) T-SQL
4 475 (13.46%) Java
5 322 (9.12%) VB.NET
6 248 (7.03%) PHP
7 186 (5.27%) VB
8 138 (3.91%) VBA
9 134 (3.80%) PL/SQL
10 82 (2.32%) C
11 65 (1.84%) C++
12 58 (1.64%) Shell Script
13 57 (1.62%) VB6
13 57 (1.62%) Python
14 49 (1.39%) Ruby
15 40 (1.13%) PowerShell
16 38 (1.08%) VBScript
17 37 (1.05%) Perl
18 32 (0.91%) Delphi
19 25 (0.71%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 442 (12.52%) Degree
2 79 (2.24%) ISEB
3 76 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (1.59%) ISTQB
4 56 (1.59%) Security Cleared
5 48 (1.36%) MCSE
6 34 (0.96%) MCP
7 21 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
8 20 (0.57%) HND
9 17 (0.48%) CCNA
10 16 (0.45%) MCSA
11 14 (0.40%) MCITP
11 14 (0.40%) SC Cleared
11 14 (0.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (0.28%) CCNP
13 10 (0.28%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (0.26%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.23%) CISSP
16 6 (0.17%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 216 (6.12%) QA
2 86 (2.44%) SLA
3 18 (0.51%) WAI
4 11 (0.31%) Data Quality
5 9 (0.26%) WCAG
6 6 (0.17%) HL7
7 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.11%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) GxP
9 1 (0.028%) BS7799
9 1 (0.028%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 140 (3.97%) Active Directory
2 111 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.13%) XenApp
5 38 (1.08%) vSphere
6 37 (1.05%) XenDesktop
7 17 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
8 16 (0.45%) vCloud
9 14 (0.40%) Oracle RMAN
10 12 (0.34%) VMware ESX
11 10 (0.28%) LiteSpeed
12 8 (0.23%) VMware Server
13 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.17%) Squid
14 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.14%) MetaFrame
15 5 (0.14%) XenServer
16 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 29 (0.82%) SCCM
2 17 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
3 13 (0.37%) Data Guard
3 13 (0.37%) Backup Exec
3 13 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 12 (0.34%) TIBCO Hawk
4 12 (0.34%) WSUS
5 11 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (0.28%) SCOM
7 8 (0.23%) OpenView
7 8 (0.23%) HP SIM
7 8 (0.23%) Puppet
8 6 (0.17%) WhatsUp Gold
9 5 (0.14%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.14%) Tivoli
9 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 5 (0.14%) CA Endevor
9 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
10 4 (0.11%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 891 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 516 (14.62%) Oracle
3 178 (5.04%) VMware
4 112 (3.17%) Citrix
5 88 (2.49%) HP
6 83 (2.35%) IBM
7 71 (2.01%) Cisco
8 70 (1.98%) Business Objects
9 68 (1.93%) SAP
10 66 (1.87%) Google
11 44 (1.25%) Teradata
12 43 (1.22%) Remedy
12 43 (1.22%) Zend
13 40 (1.13%) Sitecore
13 40 (1.13%) Sage
14 34 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
14 34 (0.96%) Red Hat
15 33 (0.94%) JBoss
16 31 (0.88%) Sybase
17 28 (0.79%) NetApp
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