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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 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 1803 1927 2070
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 28.11% 28.37%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.63% 47.49% 47.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1520 1717 1900
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,600
% change year-on-year
- +2.45%
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
4040 4058 4344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 54.53% 59.19% 59.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3394 3611 3892
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -1 914 £35,000 - 191
Cheshire +1 539 £35,000 - 89
Lancashire -2 179 £40,000 +14.28% 35
Merseyside -1 127 £37,500 +7.14% 34
Cumbria 0 7 £31,627 -9.63% 1
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 1589 (43.67%) SQL Server
2 1393 (38.28%) .NET
3 1188 (32.65%) C#
4 980 (26.93%) HTML
5 913 (25.09%) JavaScript
6 897 (24.65%) Microsoft
7 839 (23.06%) ASP.NET
8 827 (22.73%) T-SQL
9 826 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
10 754 (20.72%) CSS
11 749 (20.58%) Finance
12 673 (18.49%) Windows
13 602 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 595 (16.35%) XML
15 593 (16.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 578 (15.88%) MS Excel
17 571 (15.69%) MVC
18 525 (14.43%) Web Services
19 520 (14.29%) Oracle
20 494 (13.58%) jQuery
21 477 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
22 463 (12.72%) Java
23 461 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
24 454 (12.48%) .NET Framework
25 443 (12.17%) Degree
26 345 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
27 327 (8.99%) OO
28 322 (8.85%) WCF
29 317 (8.71%) VB.NET
30 312 (8.57%) Data Warehouse

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.16%) SharePoint
2 207 (5.69%) IIS
3 110 (3.02%) SAS
4 100 (2.75%) CMS
5 75 (2.06%) MS Exchange
6 70 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 55 (1.51%) Umbraco
8 50 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
9 47 (1.29%) Lync
9 47 (1.29%) WebSphere
10 45 (1.24%) WebLogic
11 41 (1.13%) WordPress
12 39 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
13 32 (0.88%) Apache
14 25 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
15 24 (0.66%) FileNet
16 21 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
16 21 (0.58%) MODX
17 19 (0.52%) SharePoint 2010
18 18 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 578 (15.88%) MS Excel
2 170 (4.67%) MS Office
3 48 (1.32%) PowerPivot
4 45 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 30 (0.82%) SPSS
6 26 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 18 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
8 17 (0.47%) FastStats
9 10 (0.27%) MS Visio
10 7 (0.19%) MS Project
10 7 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.16%) Fireworks
12 3 (0.082%) PrintSoft PReS
13 2 (0.055%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.027%) DOC1
14 1 (0.027%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 44 (1.21%) Oracle Financials
1 44 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 44 (1.21%) Magento
2 37 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
3 34 (0.93%) Google Analytics
4 33 (0.91%) Dynamics NAV
4 33 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
5 24 (0.66%) HFM
6 23 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
7 20 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
8 16 (0.44%) Oracle General Ledger
8 16 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
8 16 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
8 16 (0.44%) Oracle Assets
9 15 (0.41%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 14 (0.38%) Oracle E-Business Tax
10 14 (0.38%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 13 (0.36%) Visualfiles
12 11 (0.30%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 60 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (0.71%) SaaS
4 24 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.33%) Trello
6 7 (0.19%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.11%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.082%) ElastiCache
8 3 (0.082%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.082%) Route 53
8 3 (0.082%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.055%) Office 365
9 2 (0.055%) PaaS
9 2 (0.055%) GitHub
9 2 (0.055%) IaaS
10 1 (0.027%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.027%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (2.39%) Internet
2 69 (1.90%) Firewall
3 66 (1.81%) HTTP
4 55 (1.51%) SAN
5 54 (1.48%) DNS
6 47 (1.29%) TCP/IP
7 39 (1.07%) Intranet
8 34 (0.93%) WAN
9 30 (0.82%) LAN
10 25 (0.69%) DHCP
11 21 (0.58%) VPN
11 21 (0.58%) Wireless
12 20 (0.55%) iSCSI
13 19 (0.52%) SMTP
14 17 (0.47%) VLAN
15 13 (0.36%) NAS
16 12 (0.33%) SNMP
17 8 (0.22%) SSL
17 8 (0.22%) Cisco ASA
18 7 (0.19%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1589 (43.67%) SQL Server
2 602 (16.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 593 (16.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 477 (13.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 312 (8.57%) Data Warehouse
6 293 (8.05%) MySQL
7 250 (6.87%) Relational Database
8 228 (6.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 218 (5.99%) SQL Server 2005
10 208 (5.72%) SQL Server 2012
11 141 (3.87%) Oracle Database
12 97 (2.67%) Crystal Reports
13 81 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
14 79 (2.17%) DB2
15 66 (1.81%) Data Mining
16 65 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
17 64 (1.76%) RDBMS
18 57 (1.57%) MS Access
19 56 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
20 47 (1.29%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 270 (7.42%) Visual Studio
2 201 (5.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 88 (2.42%) Subversion
4 86 (2.36%) Git (software)
5 84 (2.31%) Selenium
6 72 (1.98%) Eclipse
7 71 (1.95%) JIRA
8 60 (1.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 49 (1.35%) JUnit
10 41 (1.13%) Jenkins
11 37 (1.02%) Maven
12 31 (0.85%) NUnit
13 30 (0.82%) Hudson
14 29 (0.80%) Oracle Forms
15 28 (0.77%) Ant
16 25 (0.69%) Cucumber
17 23 (0.63%) Mercurial
18 22 (0.60%) WebDriver
18 22 (0.60%) MSTest
19 20 (0.55%) SpecFlow
General
1 749 (20.58%) Finance
2 183 (5.03%) Marketing
3 181 (4.97%) Retail
4 100 (2.75%) Banking
5 58 (1.59%) Legal
6 56 (1.54%) Back Office
7 53 (1.46%) Advertising
8 41 (1.13%) Billing
9 37 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
9 37 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 36 (0.99%) Telecoms
11 32 (0.88%) Manufacturing
12 31 (0.85%) Games
13 23 (0.63%) Automotive
14 21 (0.58%) Law
15 15 (0.41%) Front Office
16 13 (0.36%) General Ledger
17 7 (0.19%) Publishing
18 5 (0.14%) Electronics
19 4 (0.11%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 1825 (50.15%) Developer
2 876 (24.07%) Analyst
3 499 (13.71%) .NET Developer
4 343 (9.43%) C# Developer
5 266 (7.31%) Senior Developer
6 242 (6.65%) C# .NET Developer
7 215 (5.91%) Web Developer
8 214 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 194 (5.33%) ASP.NET Developer
10 192 (5.28%) DBA
11 177 (4.86%) Java Developer
12 171 (4.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 170 (4.67%) Support Analyst
14 165 (4.53%) Consultant
15 164 (4.51%) SQL Developer
16 145 (3.98%) Applications Support
17 131 (3.60%) Junior
18 127 (3.49%) Team Leader
19 126 (3.46%) SQL DBA
20 121 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1393 (38.28%) .NET
2 980 (26.93%) HTML
3 839 (23.06%) ASP.NET
4 754 (20.72%) CSS
5 595 (16.35%) XML
6 525 (14.43%) Web Services
7 494 (13.58%) jQuery
8 454 (12.48%) .NET Framework
9 322 (8.85%) WCF
10 247 (6.79%) SOAP
11 243 (6.68%) ASP.NET MVC
12 226 (6.21%) HTML5
13 224 (6.16%) LINQ
13 224 (6.16%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 204 (5.61%) Ajax
15 125 (3.44%) J2EE
16 111 (3.05%) CSS3
17 109 (3.00%) Spring
18 106 (2.91%) Hibernate
19 99 (2.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 345 (9.48%) Analytical Skills
2 153 (4.20%) Computer Science
3 112 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 100 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 83 (2.28%) Replication
6 82 (2.25%) N-Tier
7 74 (2.03%) Mathematics
8 70 (1.92%) Statistics
9 60 (1.65%) User Experience
10 55 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 52 (1.43%) Data Extraction
11 52 (1.43%) Visualisation
12 49 (1.35%) Open Source
13 46 (1.26%) Client/Server
14 44 (1.21%) Social Media
15 43 (1.18%) NHS
16 40 (1.10%) Clustering
17 38 (1.04%) W3C
18 27 (0.74%) Economics
19 20 (0.55%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 673 (18.49%) Windows
2 243 (6.68%) Linux
3 234 (6.43%) UNIX
4 106 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 94 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 53 (1.46%) Android
7 49 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 48 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 44 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (0.85%) Windows XP
11 22 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 18 (0.49%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.38%) AIX
14 12 (0.33%) CentOS
15 10 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
16 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
16 8 (0.22%) Windows Phone
17 6 (0.16%) Solaris
17 6 (0.16%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (22.70%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (15.69%) MVC
3 461 (12.67%) Business Intelligence
4 327 (8.99%) OO
5 311 (8.55%) TDD
6 263 (7.23%) E-Commerce
7 233 (6.40%) Project Management
8 219 (6.02%) ITIL
9 209 (5.74%) Scrum
10 202 (5.55%) CRM
11 199 (5.47%) Data Analysis
12 198 (5.44%) Software Engineering
13 186 (5.11%) Web Development
14 184 (5.06%) Analytics
15 183 (5.03%) Mentoring
16 158 (4.34%) ETL
17 154 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
18 142 (3.90%) Migration
19 140 (3.85%) SOA
20 136 (3.74%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1188 (32.65%) C#
2 913 (25.09%) JavaScript
3 827 (22.73%) T-SQL
4 463 (12.72%) Java
5 317 (8.71%) VB.NET
6 269 (7.39%) PHP
7 192 (5.28%) VB
8 150 (4.12%) VBA
9 134 (3.68%) PL/SQL
10 82 (2.25%) C++
11 76 (2.09%) C
12 61 (1.68%) Python
13 56 (1.54%) Shell Script
14 54 (1.48%) VB6
15 47 (1.29%) PowerShell
16 41 (1.13%) Ruby
17 39 (1.07%) Perl
18 36 (0.99%) Delphi
18 36 (0.99%) VBScript
19 26 (0.71%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 443 (12.17%) Degree
2 89 (2.45%) ISEB
3 69 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 62 (1.70%) ISTQB
5 59 (1.62%) Security Cleared
6 38 (1.04%) MCSE
7 25 (0.69%) MCP
8 23 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (0.52%) HND
9 19 (0.52%) CCNA
10 16 (0.44%) MCSA
10 16 (0.44%) MCITP
11 15 (0.41%) SC Cleared
11 15 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 11 (0.30%) MCTS
12 11 (0.30%) CCNP
12 11 (0.30%) Citrix Certification
13 10 (0.27%) CISSP
13 10 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 226 (6.21%) QA
2 99 (2.72%) SLA
3 17 (0.47%) WAI
4 16 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 7 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 6 (0.16%) HL7
6 6 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.16%) WCAG
7 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.082%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.027%) GxP
9 1 (0.027%) BS7799
9 1 (0.027%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 134 (3.68%) Active Directory
2 111 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (2.09%) Hyper-V
4 40 (1.10%) XenApp
5 35 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 34 (0.93%) vSphere
7 17 (0.47%) VMware ESX
8 15 (0.41%) vCloud
9 12 (0.33%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.27%) LiteSpeed
11 7 (0.19%) VMware Server
11 7 (0.19%) Terminal Services
11 7 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.14%) MetaFrame
13 5 (0.14%) Squid
13 5 (0.14%) XenServer
14 4 (0.11%) VirtualBox
14 4 (0.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 32 (0.88%) SCCM
2 25 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
3 15 (0.41%) Backup Exec
4 14 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 13 (0.36%) WSUS
5 13 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (0.33%) SCOM
6 12 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 10 (0.27%) TIBCO Hawk
7 10 (0.27%) HP SIM
8 9 (0.25%) Puppet
8 9 (0.25%) Data Guard
9 8 (0.22%) WhatsUp Gold
9 8 (0.22%) OpenView
10 6 (0.16%) CA Endevor
10 6 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (0.14%) Capistrano
11 5 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (0.11%) Tivoli
12 4 (0.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 897 (24.65%) Microsoft
2 520 (14.29%) Oracle
3 181 (4.97%) VMware
4 107 (2.94%) Citrix
5 87 (2.39%) HP
6 78 (2.14%) IBM
7 76 (2.09%) Business Objects
8 74 (2.03%) SAP
9 72 (1.98%) Google
10 68 (1.87%) Cisco
11 55 (1.51%) Teradata
12 46 (1.26%) Zend
13 43 (1.18%) Remedy
14 40 (1.10%) Sitecore
15 38 (1.04%) Sage
16 35 (0.96%) JBoss
17 33 (0.91%) Red Hat
17 33 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
18 30 (0.82%) Sybase
19 27 (0.74%) Symantec
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