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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 5 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1473 1852 1929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.78% 28.14% 27.05%
As % of the Programming Languages category 43.39% 48.08% 45.46%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1590 1682
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
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
3395 3852 4243
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 50.21% 58.52% 59.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2963 3335 3698
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%

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 5 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 5 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 -2 818 £37,500 +7.14% 207
Cheshire -1 425 £37,500 - 102
Merseyside +5 114 £35,000 -2.77% 41
Lancashire -7 76 £33,000 +1.53% 27
Cumbria -14 6 £62,500 +92.30% 3
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 1364 (41.66%) SQL Server
2 1297 (39.62%) .NET
3 1122 (34.27%) C#
4 976 (29.81%) HTML
5 925 (28.25%) JavaScript
6 895 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
7 831 (25.38%) ASP.NET
8 810 (24.74%) CSS
9 785 (23.98%) Microsoft
10 659 (20.13%) T-SQL
11 643 (19.64%) Windows
12 628 (19.18%) Finance
13 573 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 548 (16.74%) MVC
15 511 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 509 (15.55%) Business Intelligence
17 493 (15.06%) SQL Server 2008
18 488 (14.91%) Oracle
19 477 (14.57%) Java
20 465 (14.20%) Web Services
21 451 (13.78%) jQuery
22 425 (12.98%) Degree
23 414 (12.65%) XML
24 385 (11.76%) .NET Framework
25 354 (10.81%) MS Excel
26 328 (10.02%) OO
27 273 (8.34%) HTML5
28 269 (8.22%) MySQL
29 267 (8.16%) Scrum
30 265 (8.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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
1 260 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 190 (5.80%) IIS
3 107 (3.27%) CMS
4 73 (2.23%) MS Exchange
5 62 (1.89%) Umbraco
6 55 (1.68%) WordPress
7 53 (1.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 46 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 45 (1.37%) Apache
10 40 (1.22%) Tomcat
11 39 (1.19%) WebLogic
12 37 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.10%) WebSphere
14 34 (1.04%) SAS
15 28 (0.86%) JBoss
15 28 (0.86%) Node.js
16 24 (0.73%) Lync
17 22 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
17 22 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
18 18 (0.55%) Drupal
Applications
1 354 (10.81%) MS Excel
2 113 (3.45%) MS Office
3 74 (2.26%) PowerPivot
4 24 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.64%) Photoshop
6 20 (0.61%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.18%) SPSS
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.092%) MS Project
9 3 (0.092%) Mingle
10 1 (0.031%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.031%) InDesign
10 1 (0.031%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.031%) PrintSoft PReS
10 1 (0.031%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 43 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 33 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
3 25 (0.76%) Dynamics NAV
3 25 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
4 21 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
5 18 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
6 17 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.46%) Oracle Financials
8 12 (0.37%) Oracle Payables
8 12 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle Assets
9 10 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
9 10 (0.31%) Google Analytics
9 10 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
10 9 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
10 9 (0.27%) SAP Business One
11 8 (0.24%) Agresso
12 7 (0.21%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 7 (0.21%) Magento
13 6 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 123 (3.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 38 (1.16%) Office 365
4 22 (0.67%) Amazon S3
5 19 (0.58%) SaaS
6 16 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.18%) Route 53
8 4 (0.12%) ElastiCache
8 4 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.12%) GitHub
9 3 (0.092%) Yammer
9 3 (0.092%) Trello
10 2 (0.061%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.061%) IaaS
10 2 (0.061%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.031%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (2.90%) HTTP
2 77 (2.35%) Firewall
3 60 (1.83%) Internet
4 47 (1.44%) DNS
5 44 (1.34%) SAN
6 37 (1.13%) WAN
7 35 (1.07%) Intranet
8 34 (1.04%) LAN
9 30 (0.92%) TCP/IP
10 28 (0.86%) DHCP
11 17 (0.52%) SMTP
12 15 (0.46%) Wireless
12 15 (0.46%) VPN
13 13 (0.40%) VLAN
13 13 (0.40%) Network Security
14 12 (0.37%) NAS
15 11 (0.34%) Cisco Nexus
16 10 (0.31%) iSCSI
16 10 (0.31%) Cisco IOS
17 9 (0.27%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1364 (41.66%) SQL Server
2 573 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 511 (15.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 493 (15.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 269 (8.22%) MySQL
6 265 (8.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 246 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
8 207 (6.32%) Relational Database
9 205 (6.26%) SQL Server 2012
10 149 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
11 136 (4.15%) Oracle Database
12 100 (3.05%) Crystal Reports
13 67 (2.05%) OLAP
14 66 (2.02%) RDBMS
15 65 (1.99%) NoSQL
16 59 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
17 58 (1.77%) SQL Server 2000
18 55 (1.68%) Big Data
19 51 (1.56%) MongoDB
20 48 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 247 (7.54%) Visual Studio
2 174 (5.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 117 (3.57%) Subversion
4 100 (3.05%) Selenium
5 79 (2.41%) Git (software)
6 68 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 62 (1.89%) NUnit
8 60 (1.83%) Eclipse
9 58 (1.77%) JIRA
10 56 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
11 48 (1.47%) JUnit
12 45 (1.37%) MSTest
12 45 (1.37%) TeamCity
12 45 (1.37%) Jenkins
13 37 (1.13%) SpecFlow
13 37 (1.13%) SoapUI
14 33 (1.01%) Hudson
15 32 (0.98%) Ant
16 27 (0.82%) QuickTest Pro
17 23 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 628 (19.18%) Finance
2 130 (3.97%) Retail
3 116 (3.54%) Marketing
4 55 (1.68%) Banking
5 45 (1.37%) Manufacturing
6 39 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 38 (1.16%) Advertising
8 34 (1.04%) Back Office
9 30 (0.92%) Billing
10 28 (0.86%) Law
11 24 (0.73%) Legal
12 23 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
14 15 (0.46%) Games
15 10 (0.31%) Local Government
16 9 (0.27%) General Ledger
17 5 (0.15%) Front Office
17 5 (0.15%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.12%) Automotive
18 4 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1639 (50.06%) Developer
2 545 (16.65%) Analyst
3 530 (16.19%) .NET Developer
4 279 (8.52%) C# Developer
5 270 (8.25%) Senior Developer
6 235 (7.18%) DBA
7 213 (6.51%) ASP.NET Developer
8 195 (5.96%) C# .NET Developer
9 178 (5.44%) SQL DBA
10 164 (5.01%) Consultant
11 150 (4.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 147 (4.49%) Web Developer
13 137 (4.18%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 135 (4.12%) Software Developer
15 122 (3.73%) Test Analyst
16 118 (3.60%) Java Developer
17 115 (3.51%) Support Analyst
18 113 (3.45%) Junior
19 112 (3.42%) Administrator
20 110 (3.36%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1297 (39.62%) .NET
2 976 (29.81%) HTML
3 831 (25.38%) ASP.NET
4 810 (24.74%) CSS
5 465 (14.20%) Web Services
6 451 (13.78%) jQuery
7 414 (12.65%) XML
8 385 (11.76%) .NET Framework
9 273 (8.34%) HTML5
10 227 (6.93%) ASP.NET MVC
11 225 (6.87%) WCF
12 205 (6.26%) Ajax
13 201 (6.14%) SOAP
14 124 (3.79%) JSON
15 122 (3.73%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 119 (3.63%) LINQ
17 118 (3.60%) CSS3
18 117 (3.57%) J2EE
19 90 (2.75%) XSLT
20 89 (2.72%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 260 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 138 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 121 (3.70%) Replication
4 104 (3.18%) Mobile App
5 95 (2.90%) N-Tier
6 83 (2.54%) User Experience
7 81 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
8 70 (2.14%) Management Information System
9 65 (1.99%) Clustering
10 58 (1.77%) Statistics
11 45 (1.37%) Visualisation
12 37 (1.13%) Open Source
13 36 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
14 31 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 28 (0.86%) W3C
16 27 (0.82%) NHS
16 27 (0.82%) Mathematics
17 25 (0.76%) Social Media
17 25 (0.76%) iSeries
18 19 (0.58%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 643 (19.64%) Windows
2 235 (7.18%) Linux
3 170 (5.19%) UNIX
4 93 (2.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (2.47%) Android
6 70 (2.14%) Apple iOS
7 57 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 41 (1.25%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.64%) Windows XP
11 19 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
12 17 (0.52%) Windows 8
13 16 (0.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.49%) Solaris
14 15 (0.46%) AIX
15 8 (0.24%) CentOS
16 7 (0.21%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
18 4 (0.12%) VMS
18 4 (0.12%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 895 (27.34%) Agile Software Development
2 548 (16.74%) MVC
3 509 (15.55%) Business Intelligence
4 328 (10.02%) OO
5 267 (8.16%) Scrum
6 239 (7.30%) CRM
7 227 (6.93%) TDD
8 220 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
9 219 (6.69%) Unit Testing
10 210 (6.41%) Software Engineering
11 188 (5.74%) OOP
12 179 (5.47%) ETL
13 169 (5.16%) E-Commerce
14 165 (5.04%) Mentoring
15 163 (4.98%) Web Development
16 160 (4.89%) ITIL
17 156 (4.76%) Project Management
18 149 (4.55%) Data Analysis
19 127 (3.88%) Migration
20 119 (3.63%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1122 (34.27%) C#
2 925 (28.25%) JavaScript
3 659 (20.13%) T-SQL
4 477 (14.57%) Java
5 241 (7.36%) VB.NET
6 234 (7.15%) PHP
7 213 (6.51%) PL/SQL
8 153 (4.67%) VB
9 151 (4.61%) C++
10 105 (3.21%) PowerShell
11 88 (2.69%) VBA
12 48 (1.47%) C
13 45 (1.37%) Objective-C
14 41 (1.25%) VB6
15 36 (1.10%) Python
16 35 (1.07%) VBScript
17 32 (0.98%) PHP5
18 29 (0.89%) Shell Script
18 29 (0.89%) Ruby
19 15 (0.46%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 425 (12.98%) Degree
2 120 (3.67%) ISEB
3 113 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 84 (2.57%) ISTQB
5 82 (2.50%) VCP4
6 50 (1.53%) Security Cleared
7 35 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 34 (1.04%) CCNA
9 31 (0.95%) MCTS
10 29 (0.89%) MCSE
10 29 (0.89%) MCITP
11 26 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 24 (0.73%) HND
12 24 (0.73%) MCP
13 21 (0.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 20 (0.61%) SC Cleared
15 19 (0.58%) CISSP
16 17 (0.52%) CCNP
16 17 (0.52%) A+ Certification
17 16 (0.49%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 229 (6.99%) QA
2 110 (3.36%) SLA
3 19 (0.58%) WAI
4 11 (0.34%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.21%) ISO 9000
5 7 (0.21%) WCAG
6 6 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.15%) PMBOK
8 3 (0.092%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.031%) COBIT
9 1 (0.031%) HL7
System Software
1 111 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 68 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 32 (0.98%) vSphere
5 24 (0.73%) XenApp
6 13 (0.40%) VMware ESX
6 13 (0.40%) XenDesktop
7 12 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
9 9 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.18%) VMware Server
11 5 (0.15%) MetaFrame
11 5 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.15%) Docker
12 4 (0.12%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.092%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.092%) vCloud
14 2 (0.061%) Terminal Services
15 1 (0.031%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (0.70%) SCCM
3 18 (0.55%) SCOM
4 13 (0.40%) WMI
5 12 (0.37%) Backup Exec
6 11 (0.34%) WSUS
7 10 (0.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 9 (0.27%) SCOrch
9 8 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 7 (0.21%) Puppet
11 6 (0.18%) Data Guard
11 6 (0.18%) SCSM
11 6 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
11 6 (0.18%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.12%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.092%) MIMEsweeper
14 2 (0.061%) McAfee ePO
14 2 (0.061%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 2 (0.061%) Legato
Vendors
1 785 (23.98%) Microsoft
2 488 (14.91%) Oracle
3 165 (5.04%) VMware
4 81 (2.47%) Citrix
5 80 (2.44%) Cisco
6 74 (2.26%) SAP
7 56 (1.71%) Business Objects
8 53 (1.62%) Telerik
9 46 (1.41%) Teradata
9 46 (1.41%) HP
10 44 (1.34%) Informatica
11 42 (1.28%) IBM
12 39 (1.19%) Xamarin
13 32 (0.98%) Zend
14 30 (0.92%) EMC
14 30 (0.92%) Salesforce.com
15 28 (0.86%) NetApp
16 27 (0.82%) Cognos
17 24 (0.73%) Sitecore
18 23 (0.70%) Epicor
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £32000 per annum + pension, healthcare & 23 days holiday
Posted: 4 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Roc Search
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: £17,000 - £22,000 subject to experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Synergize Consulting
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + £400 pcm Car Allowance + £5,000 An
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Clayton Group
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Health Intelligence Ltd
Salary: From £21,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + benefits package +PRP Bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Colne, Lancashire
Broady Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Net Talent
Posted: 12 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: 12 hours ago