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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 2 2
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1824 1935 2092
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.90% 28.88% 28.91%
As % of the Programming Languages category 45.52% 48.11% 48.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1552 1703 1914
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
- +1.35%
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
4007 4022 4322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.71% 60.04% 59.73%
Number of salaries quoted 3389 3544 3861
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 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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 0 947 £35,000 - 179
Cheshire +1 544 £35,000 - 95
Lancashire -2 172 £38,500 +10.00% 25
Merseyside -3 115 £38,000 +8.57% 38
Cumbria 0 6 £31,627 -2.68% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 1556 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 1360 (37.96%) .NET
3 1151 (32.12%) C#
4 975 (27.21%) HTML
5 896 (25.01%) JavaScript
6 856 (23.89%) Microsoft
7 827 (23.08%) T-SQL
8 817 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
9 810 (22.61%) ASP.NET
10 749 (20.90%) CSS
11 747 (20.85%) Finance
12 642 (17.92%) Windows
13 609 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 597 (16.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 571 (15.94%) XML
16 558 (15.57%) MS Excel
17 552 (15.41%) MVC
18 509 (14.21%) Web Services
19 495 (13.82%) Oracle
20 481 (13.42%) jQuery
21 470 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
22 459 (12.81%) SQL Server 2008
23 450 (12.56%) .NET Framework
24 446 (12.45%) Java
25 434 (12.11%) Degree
26 339 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
27 330 (9.21%) OO
28 321 (8.96%) WCF
29 307 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
30 297 (8.29%) VB.NET

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 224 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 199 (5.55%) IIS
3 101 (2.82%) SAS
4 94 (2.62%) CMS
5 69 (1.93%) MS Exchange
6 65 (1.81%) Tomcat
7 50 (1.40%) Umbraco
8 46 (1.28%) Lync
9 45 (1.26%) WebSphere
10 44 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
11 41 (1.14%) WordPress
12 40 (1.12%) WebLogic
13 36 (1.00%) Sitecore CMS
14 34 (0.95%) Apache
15 24 (0.67%) FileNet
16 22 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
17 21 (0.59%) MODX
18 19 (0.53%) Drupal
19 18 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
19 18 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 558 (15.57%) MS Excel
2 173 (4.83%) MS Office
3 56 (1.56%) PowerPivot
4 45 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 29 (0.81%) SPSS
6 27 (0.75%) Photoshop
7 19 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.42%) FastStats
9 10 (0.28%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.20%) MS Project
10 7 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.17%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.084%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.056%) Acrobat
13 2 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
14 1 (0.028%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.028%) DOC1
Business Applications
1 45 (1.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 44 (1.23%) Magento
3 40 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
4 36 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
5 34 (0.95%) Google Analytics
6 30 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
7 29 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
8 24 (0.67%) HFM
9 23 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
10 20 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
11 18 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
12 14 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
12 14 (0.39%) Oracle Cash Management
12 14 (0.39%) Oracle Assets
12 14 (0.39%) Oracle General Ledger
13 13 (0.36%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
13 13 (0.36%) SAP Business One
14 12 (0.33%) Visualfiles
14 12 (0.33%) Oracle E-Business Tax
15 11 (0.31%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 66 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.73%) SaaS
4 23 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (0.22%) Trello
6 5 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.084%) ElastiCache
7 3 (0.084%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.084%) Office 365
7 3 (0.084%) Route 53
8 2 (0.056%) PaaS
8 2 (0.056%) GitHub
8 2 (0.056%) IaaS
8 2 (0.056%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.028%) Rackspace Cloud
9 1 (0.028%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 86 (2.40%) Internet
2 65 (1.81%) HTTP
3 63 (1.76%) Firewall
4 53 (1.48%) SAN
5 48 (1.34%) DNS
6 36 (1.00%) Intranet
7 32 (0.89%) TCP/IP
8 26 (0.73%) WAN
9 24 (0.67%) LAN
10 23 (0.64%) Wireless
11 21 (0.59%) DHCP
12 20 (0.56%) SMTP
13 19 (0.53%) VPN
14 18 (0.50%) iSCSI
15 12 (0.33%) VLAN
16 10 (0.28%) SNMP
16 10 (0.28%) NAS
17 9 (0.25%) Cisco IOS
18 8 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
19 7 (0.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1556 (43.43%) SQL Server
2 609 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 597 (16.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 459 (12.81%) SQL Server 2008
5 307 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 285 (7.95%) MySQL
7 241 (6.73%) Relational Database
8 237 (6.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 215 (6.00%) SQL Server 2005
10 196 (5.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 134 (3.74%) Oracle Database
12 105 (2.93%) Crystal Reports
13 80 (2.23%) DB2
14 76 (2.12%) Oracle Database 11g
15 68 (1.90%) Data Mining
16 61 (1.70%) MS Access
16 61 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
17 60 (1.67%) RDBMS
18 52 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
19 47 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 271 (7.56%) Visual Studio
2 190 (5.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (2.37%) Subversion
4 80 (2.23%) Selenium
4 80 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 69 (1.93%) Eclipse
6 68 (1.90%) JIRA
7 64 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 46 (1.28%) JUnit
9 33 (0.92%) Maven
10 31 (0.87%) Jenkins
11 29 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
12 28 (0.78%) NUnit
13 26 (0.73%) Hudson
14 22 (0.61%) Ant
15 21 (0.59%) MSTest
15 21 (0.59%) Cucumber
16 20 (0.56%) QuickTest Pro
17 19 (0.53%) WebDriver
17 19 (0.53%) Mercurial
General
1 747 (20.85%) Finance
2 188 (5.25%) Marketing
3 176 (4.91%) Retail
4 102 (2.85%) Banking
5 57 (1.59%) Back Office
6 56 (1.56%) Legal
7 53 (1.48%) Advertising
8 41 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 36 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 35 (0.98%) Billing
11 33 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 32 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
13 29 (0.81%) Games
14 21 (0.59%) Law
15 19 (0.53%) Automotive
16 17 (0.47%) Front Office
17 11 (0.31%) General Ledger
18 7 (0.20%) Publishing
19 5 (0.14%) Electronics
19 5 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1790 (49.96%) Developer
2 854 (23.83%) Analyst
3 480 (13.40%) .NET Developer
4 319 (8.90%) C# Developer
5 273 (7.62%) Senior Developer
6 223 (6.22%) C# .NET Developer
7 217 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 207 (5.78%) Software Developer
9 194 (5.41%) DBA
10 186 (5.19%) ASP.NET Developer
11 169 (4.72%) Consultant
12 164 (4.58%) Java Developer
13 162 (4.52%) Support Analyst
14 155 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 151 (4.21%) SQL Developer
16 135 (3.77%) Applications Support
17 134 (3.74%) Junior
18 132 (3.68%) Team Leader
19 129 (3.60%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 127 (3.54%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1360 (37.96%) .NET
2 975 (27.21%) HTML
3 810 (22.61%) ASP.NET
4 749 (20.90%) CSS
5 571 (15.94%) XML
6 509 (14.21%) Web Services
7 481 (13.42%) jQuery
8 450 (12.56%) .NET Framework
9 321 (8.96%) WCF
10 251 (7.01%) SOAP
11 232 (6.48%) HTML5
12 226 (6.31%) ASP.NET MVC
13 217 (6.06%) LINQ
14 207 (5.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 205 (5.72%) Ajax
16 117 (3.27%) J2EE
17 116 (3.24%) CSS3
18 101 (2.82%) Spring
18 101 (2.82%) JSON
19 100 (2.79%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 339 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
2 147 (4.10%) Computer Science
3 106 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
4 102 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 81 (2.26%) N-Tier
6 79 (2.20%) Replication
7 74 (2.07%) Mathematics
7 74 (2.07%) Statistics
8 58 (1.62%) User Experience
9 57 (1.59%) Mobile App
10 56 (1.56%) Open Source
11 54 (1.51%) Data Extraction
12 48 (1.34%) Visualisation
13 46 (1.28%) Social Media
14 44 (1.23%) NHS
15 43 (1.20%) Client/Server
16 42 (1.17%) Clustering
17 35 (0.98%) W3C
18 26 (0.73%) Economics
19 25 (0.70%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 642 (17.92%) Windows
2 229 (6.39%) Linux
3 219 (6.11%) UNIX
4 92 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (2.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (1.42%) Android
6 51 (1.42%) Apple iOS
7 38 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 36 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (0.73%) Windows XP
10 19 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 14 (0.39%) AIX
11 14 (0.39%) Windows 8
12 12 (0.33%) CentOS
13 9 (0.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone
14 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
15 5 (0.14%) Solaris
16 4 (0.11%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.084%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 817 (22.80%) Agile Software Development
2 552 (15.41%) MVC
3 470 (13.12%) Business Intelligence
4 330 (9.21%) OO
5 293 (8.18%) TDD
6 261 (7.28%) E-Commerce
7 232 (6.48%) Project Management
8 226 (6.31%) CRM
9 211 (5.89%) ITIL
10 205 (5.72%) Scrum
11 196 (5.47%) Software Engineering
12 195 (5.44%) Data Analysis
13 191 (5.33%) Web Development
14 188 (5.25%) Mentoring
15 181 (5.05%) Analytics
16 170 (4.74%) Performance Tuning
17 150 (4.19%) ETL
18 146 (4.07%) Migration
19 142 (3.96%) Unit Testing
20 140 (3.91%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 1151 (32.12%) C#
2 896 (25.01%) JavaScript
3 827 (23.08%) T-SQL
4 446 (12.45%) Java
5 297 (8.29%) VB.NET
6 275 (7.68%) PHP
7 187 (5.22%) VB
8 142 (3.96%) VBA
9 126 (3.52%) PL/SQL
10 87 (2.43%) C++
11 75 (2.09%) C
12 59 (1.65%) Python
13 53 (1.48%) Shell Script
14 52 (1.45%) PowerShell
15 48 (1.34%) VB6
16 42 (1.17%) Perl
17 36 (1.00%) Ruby
17 36 (1.00%) Delphi
17 36 (1.00%) VBScript
18 30 (0.84%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 434 (12.11%) Degree
2 84 (2.34%) ISEB
3 66 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 63 (1.76%) Security Cleared
5 61 (1.70%) ISTQB
6 36 (1.00%) MCSE
7 28 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 25 (0.70%) CCNA
9 24 (0.67%) MCP
10 18 (0.50%) HND
11 17 (0.47%) MCSA
11 17 (0.47%) MCITP
12 15 (0.42%) SC Cleared
13 14 (0.39%) CCNP
13 14 (0.39%) CISSP
14 13 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 12 (0.33%) MCTS
15 12 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
16 11 (0.31%) A+ Certification
17 10 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (6.53%) QA
2 100 (2.79%) SLA
3 17 (0.47%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.42%) WAI
5 7 (0.20%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.17%) HL7
6 6 (0.17%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.14%) WCAG
8 3 (0.084%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.028%) BS7799
System Software
1 118 (3.29%) Active Directory
2 100 (2.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.06%) XenApp
5 34 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 31 (0.87%) vSphere
7 16 (0.45%) VMware ESX
8 12 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
8 12 (0.33%) vCloud
9 10 (0.28%) LiteSpeed
10 7 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.20%) Firmware
11 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 6 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 5 (0.14%) XenServer
12 5 (0.14%) Terminal Server
12 5 (0.14%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.14%) Squid
13 4 (0.11%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 28 (0.78%) SCCM
2 25 (0.70%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (0.42%) Backup Exec
4 13 (0.36%) WSUS
5 12 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.31%) SCOM
7 10 (0.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (0.25%) HP SIM
8 9 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.22%) TIBCO Hawk
9 8 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.20%) Puppet
10 7 (0.20%) OpenView
11 6 (0.17%) CA Endevor
12 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
13 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
14 3 (0.084%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 856 (23.89%) Microsoft
2 495 (13.82%) Oracle
3 168 (4.69%) VMware
4 106 (2.96%) Citrix
5 81 (2.26%) Business Objects
6 80 (2.23%) IBM
7 78 (2.18%) HP
8 75 (2.09%) SAP
9 70 (1.95%) Google
10 62 (1.73%) Cisco
11 55 (1.54%) Teradata
12 49 (1.37%) Zend
13 42 (1.17%) Remedy
14 38 (1.06%) Sage
15 37 (1.03%) Sitecore
16 33 (0.92%) JBoss
16 33 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
17 30 (0.84%) Red Hat
18 27 (0.75%) Informatica
18 27 (0.75%) Sybase
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
MPP Global Solutions LTD
Salary: Competitive, Depending on Experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 DOE Plus Bens and Perks
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Depending on exp +Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £42000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £44000 per annum + package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 6k Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bens
Posted: 20 hours ago