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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 2 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1677 1939 2247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.94% 28.91% 28.30%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.64% 47.05% 45.89%
Number of salaries quoted 1497 1697 2017
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +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
3757 4121 4896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 51.39% 61.44% 61.65%
Number of salaries quoted 3307 3588 4393
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 1007 £37,500 +7.14% 103
Cheshire -4 377 £40,000 +14.28% 54
Merseyside +1 118 £37,500 - 11
Lancashire -6 118 £30,500 -6.15% 18
Cumbria -7 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1426 (41.08%) SQL Server
2 1346 (38.78%) .NET
3 1127 (32.47%) C#
4 1077 (31.03%) HTML
5 976 (28.12%) JavaScript
6 883 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
7 872 (25.12%) CSS
8 862 (24.83%) ASP.NET
9 802 (23.11%) Microsoft
10 729 (21.00%) Finance
11 723 (20.83%) T-SQL
12 652 (18.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 631 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 595 (17.14%) MVC
15 591 (17.03%) Windows
16 548 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
17 529 (15.24%) jQuery
18 488 (14.06%) XML
19 486 (14.00%) Web Services
20 483 (13.92%) Java
21 470 (13.54%) .NET Framework
22 461 (13.28%) Oracle
23 457 (13.17%) SQL Server 2008
24 445 (12.82%) Degree
25 431 (12.42%) MS Excel
26 341 (9.82%) OO
27 337 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
28 306 (8.82%) HTML5
29 288 (8.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
30 282 (8.12%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 240 (6.91%) SharePoint
2 206 (5.93%) IIS
3 115 (3.31%) CMS
4 71 (2.05%) MS Exchange
5 70 (2.02%) SAS
6 69 (1.99%) Umbraco
7 67 (1.93%) WordPress
8 44 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 41 (1.18%) Lync
10 40 (1.15%) Tomcat
11 38 (1.09%) WebSphere
12 34 (0.98%) WebLogic
13 33 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
15 30 (0.86%) Apache
16 29 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
17 28 (0.81%) JBoss
18 23 (0.66%) Drupal
19 19 (0.55%) Node.js
20 16 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 431 (12.42%) MS Excel
2 141 (4.06%) MS Office
3 92 (2.65%) PowerPivot
4 34 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 33 (0.95%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.52%) MS Visio
8 17 (0.49%) SPSS
9 7 (0.20%) MS Project
10 6 (0.17%) Fireworks
11 5 (0.14%) FastStats
11 5 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.086%) Mingle
12 3 (0.086%) Adobe Illustrator
13 2 (0.058%) PrintSoft PReS
14 1 (0.029%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 35 (1.01%) Google Analytics
2 25 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 23 (0.66%) Magento
4 22 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
4 22 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
5 21 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
6 19 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
7 17 (0.49%) Oracle Financials
8 16 (0.46%) SAP Business One
9 15 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
10 13 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
11 12 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
11 12 (0.35%) Oracle Receivables
11 12 (0.35%) Oracle General Ledger
11 12 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.29%) Oracle AGIS
13 8 (0.23%) Sage 200
13 8 (0.23%) Agresso
14 6 (0.17%) Sage 50
14 6 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 104 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 68 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.75%) SaaS
4 25 (0.72%) Office 365
5 20 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
6 19 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.12%) Trello
8 3 (0.086%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.086%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.086%) Route 53
9 2 (0.058%) GitHub
9 2 (0.058%) IaaS
9 2 (0.058%) Rackspace Cloud
10 1 (0.029%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (2.65%) Internet
2 88 (2.54%) HTTP
3 71 (2.05%) Firewall
4 47 (1.35%) DNS
5 41 (1.18%) SAN
6 39 (1.12%) WAN
7 36 (1.04%) Intranet
8 34 (0.98%) LAN
9 28 (0.81%) TCP/IP
9 28 (0.81%) Wireless
10 26 (0.75%) DHCP
11 23 (0.66%) SMTP
12 15 (0.43%) VPN
13 13 (0.37%) iSCSI
14 11 (0.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 11 (0.32%) VLAN
15 10 (0.29%) Cisco IOS
16 8 (0.23%) MPLS
16 8 (0.23%) Network Security
16 8 (0.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1426 (41.08%) SQL Server
2 652 (18.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 631 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 457 (13.17%) SQL Server 2008
5 288 (8.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 282 (8.12%) Data Warehouse
7 281 (8.10%) MySQL
8 232 (6.68%) Relational Database
9 202 (5.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 163 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
11 115 (3.31%) Oracle Database
12 114 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
13 76 (2.19%) DB2
14 74 (2.13%) Data Mining
15 62 (1.79%) OLAP
15 62 (1.79%) Big Data
16 61 (1.76%) MS Access
17 60 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
18 57 (1.64%) RDBMS
19 53 (1.53%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 268 (7.72%) Visual Studio
2 213 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 100 (2.88%) Subversion
4 95 (2.74%) Selenium
5 91 (2.62%) Git (software)
6 81 (2.33%) JIRA
7 72 (2.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 59 (1.70%) Eclipse
9 56 (1.61%) Oracle Forms
10 53 (1.53%) JUnit
11 45 (1.30%) NUnit
12 35 (1.01%) Maven
13 32 (0.92%) Jenkins
14 30 (0.86%) Cucumber
15 29 (0.84%) MSTest
15 29 (0.84%) TeamCity
15 29 (0.84%) Ant
16 26 (0.75%) Hudson
17 24 (0.69%) WebDriver
18 22 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 729 (21.00%) Finance
2 171 (4.93%) Retail
3 169 (4.87%) Marketing
4 77 (2.22%) Banking
5 52 (1.50%) Back Office
6 45 (1.30%) Legal
7 43 (1.24%) Manufacturing
8 41 (1.18%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.07%) Advertising
10 33 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 28 (0.81%) Law
12 27 (0.78%) Billing
13 23 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
14 16 (0.46%) Games
15 9 (0.26%) Front Office
16 7 (0.20%) Publishing
17 6 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 5 (0.14%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.14%) Electronics
19 4 (0.12%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1779 (51.25%) Developer
2 695 (20.02%) Analyst
3 517 (14.89%) .NET Developer
4 262 (7.55%) C# Developer
5 258 (7.43%) Senior Developer
6 226 (6.51%) ASP.NET Developer
7 212 (6.11%) Web Developer
8 190 (5.47%) C# .NET Developer
9 182 (5.24%) DBA
10 163 (4.70%) Software Developer
11 159 (4.58%) Consultant
12 158 (4.55%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 149 (4.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
14 142 (4.09%) Java Developer
15 135 (3.89%) SQL DBA
16 129 (3.72%) PHP Developer
17 122 (3.51%) SQL Developer
18 120 (3.46%) Junior
18 120 (3.46%) Support Analyst
19 118 (3.40%) MI Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1346 (38.78%) .NET
2 1077 (31.03%) HTML
3 872 (25.12%) CSS
4 862 (24.83%) ASP.NET
5 529 (15.24%) jQuery
6 488 (14.06%) XML
7 486 (14.00%) Web Services
8 470 (13.54%) .NET Framework
9 306 (8.82%) HTML5
10 262 (7.55%) WCF
11 253 (7.29%) ASP.NET MVC
12 248 (7.14%) SOAP
13 217 (6.25%) Ajax
14 178 (5.13%) LINQ
15 177 (5.10%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 149 (4.29%) CSS3
17 121 (3.49%) J2EE
18 112 (3.23%) XSLT
19 102 (2.94%) JSON
20 98 (2.82%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 337 (9.71%) Analytical Skills
2 136 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 95 (2.74%) Mobile App
4 91 (2.62%) Replication
5 88 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 83 (2.39%) N-Tier
7 82 (2.36%) Management Information System
8 75 (2.16%) User Experience
9 65 (1.87%) Mathematics
10 64 (1.84%) Statistics
11 52 (1.50%) Open Source
12 44 (1.27%) Data Extraction
13 38 (1.09%) Visualisation
13 38 (1.09%) Clustering
14 36 (1.04%) W3C
14 36 (1.04%) Social Media
15 35 (1.01%) Inversion of Control
16 33 (0.95%) iSeries
16 33 (0.95%) NHS
17 28 (0.81%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 591 (17.03%) Windows
2 221 (6.37%) Linux
3 190 (5.47%) UNIX
4 78 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 75 (2.16%) Apple iOS
6 70 (2.02%) Android
7 41 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 33 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (0.78%) Windows XP
11 12 (0.35%) Windows 8
12 10 (0.29%) AIX
13 9 (0.26%) CentOS
13 9 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (0.20%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (0.20%) Solaris
14 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone 8
14 7 (0.20%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.058%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 883 (25.44%) Agile Software Development
2 595 (17.14%) MVC
3 548 (15.79%) Business Intelligence
4 341 (9.82%) OO
5 250 (7.20%) CRM
6 235 (6.77%) E-Commerce
7 232 (6.68%) Scrum
8 224 (6.45%) TDD
9 200 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
10 197 (5.68%) Mentoring
11 191 (5.50%) Data Analysis
12 189 (5.45%) OOP
13 185 (5.33%) Web Development
14 181 (5.21%) Software Engineering
15 176 (5.07%) Unit Testing
15 176 (5.07%) Project Management
16 157 (4.52%) Analytics
17 156 (4.49%) ETL
17 156 (4.49%) ITIL
18 136 (3.92%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1127 (32.47%) C#
2 976 (28.12%) JavaScript
3 723 (20.83%) T-SQL
4 483 (13.92%) Java
5 280 (8.07%) PHP
6 253 (7.29%) VB.NET
7 187 (5.39%) PL/SQL
8 145 (4.18%) VB
9 121 (3.49%) C++
10 120 (3.46%) VBA
11 90 (2.59%) PowerShell
12 66 (1.90%) C
13 43 (1.24%) Objective-C
14 42 (1.21%) Python
15 36 (1.04%) VB6
16 35 (1.01%) PHP5
16 35 (1.01%) Shell Script
17 31 (0.89%) VBScript
18 27 (0.78%) Perl
18 27 (0.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 445 (12.82%) Degree
2 101 (2.91%) ISEB
3 77 (2.22%) ISTQB
4 74 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 60 (1.73%) Security Cleared
6 27 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (0.75%) CCNA
8 24 (0.69%) MCTS
9 23 (0.66%) MCSE
10 22 (0.63%) CISSP
11 20 (0.58%) HND
12 18 (0.52%) CCNP
12 18 (0.52%) MCP
12 18 (0.52%) A+ Certification
12 18 (0.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 17 (0.49%) SC Cleared
14 16 (0.46%) MCITP
14 16 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 14 (0.40%) ACCA
16 11 (0.32%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 255 (7.35%) QA
2 112 (3.23%) SLA
3 19 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.35%) WAI
5 7 (0.20%) WCAG
6 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.17%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.12%) HL7
8 2 (0.058%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) BS7799
9 1 (0.029%) COBIT
System Software
1 100 (2.88%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.15%) vSphere
5 21 (0.61%) XenApp
6 20 (0.58%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.29%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.23%) MetaFrame
9 7 (0.20%) Firmware
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (0.17%) LiteSpeed
10 6 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.17%) vCloud
11 5 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.12%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.058%) VirtualBox
13 2 (0.058%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
2 24 (0.69%) SCCM
3 17 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 15 (0.43%) WSUS
5 14 (0.40%) Backup Exec
6 13 (0.37%) WMI
7 9 (0.26%) SCOM
8 8 (0.23%) WhatsUp Gold
8 8 (0.23%) HP SIM
9 7 (0.20%) Puppet
10 6 (0.17%) CA Endevor
11 5 (0.14%) Tivoli
11 5 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 4 (0.12%) MIMEsweeper
12 4 (0.12%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.12%) Capistrano
13 3 (0.086%) Opscode Chef
14 2 (0.058%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.058%) Legato
Vendors
1 802 (23.11%) Microsoft
2 461 (13.28%) Oracle
3 164 (4.72%) VMware
4 79 (2.28%) SAP
4 79 (2.28%) Citrix
5 73 (2.10%) Business Objects
6 64 (1.84%) HP
7 60 (1.73%) Cisco
8 50 (1.44%) IBM
9 48 (1.38%) Zend
10 47 (1.35%) Google
11 46 (1.33%) Teradata
12 43 (1.24%) Telerik
13 40 (1.15%) Informatica
14 33 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
15 32 (0.92%) Sitecore
16 30 (0.86%) Cognos
17 27 (0.78%) Symantec
18 25 (0.72%) Sophos
18 25 (0.72%) Sage
Chester, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Shortlist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Good benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
MNM Associates Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Private Medical, Pension, Bonus, Etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum Private Medical, Pension, Bonus, Etc
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
ARM Technology
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Capita
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Greater Manchester
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000 per annum + Excellent Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £24000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, PHI, Flexi-Time
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Accrington, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Nantwich, Cheshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + +Bens
Posted: 3 days ago