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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 3 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL 1428 1812 1916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.44% 26.82% 26.53%
As % of the Programming Languages category 44.28% 47.80% 44.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1219 1538 1691
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £46,013
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
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
3225 3791 4353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 52.93% 56.12% 60.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2698 3225 3827
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,250 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +4.66%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -1 756 £37,500 +7.14% 223
Cheshire -1 386 £38,750 +10.71% 70
Lancashire 0 145 £36,000 +10.76% 43
Merseyside -2 101 £35,000 - 33
Cumbria -5 11 £62,500 +94.92% 5
SQL
England

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1237 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 1122 (38.14%) .NET
3 968 (32.90%) C#
4 863 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
5 751 (25.53%) Microsoft
6 740 (25.15%) JavaScript
7 734 (24.95%) HTML
8 718 (24.41%) ASP.NET
9 610 (20.73%) CSS
10 583 (19.82%) Windows
11 575 (19.54%) T-SQL
12 572 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 560 (19.03%) Finance
14 538 (18.29%) Oracle
15 469 (15.94%) Degree
16 466 (15.84%) MVC
17 455 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 453 (15.40%) Java
18 453 (15.40%) Web Services
19 428 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
20 407 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
21 406 (13.80%) MS Excel
22 365 (12.41%) XML
23 344 (11.69%) jQuery
24 283 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
25 281 (9.55%) Scrum
26 277 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
27 275 (9.35%) .NET Framework
28 267 (9.08%) OO
29 243 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 241 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 149 (5.06%) IIS
3 77 (2.62%) CMS
4 62 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 59 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 55 (1.87%) SharePoint 2010
7 51 (1.73%) Tomcat
8 47 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 44 (1.50%) Apache
10 35 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 34 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 32 (1.09%) Umbraco
13 31 (1.05%) SAS
14 30 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
15 28 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (0.75%) Node.js
17 21 (0.71%) JBoss
17 21 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
18 20 (0.68%) WordPress
19 15 (0.51%) GlassFish
Applications
1 406 (13.80%) MS Excel
2 110 (3.74%) MS Office
3 36 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 20 (0.68%) PowerPivot
6 12 (0.41%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.31%) SPSS
8 3 (0.10%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.068%) Mingle
9 2 (0.068%) FastStats
9 2 (0.068%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.034%) MS Project
10 1 (0.034%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 62 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (1.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 33 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
4 31 (1.05%) Oracle BPM
5 22 (0.75%) Dynamics GP
6 21 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
7 20 (0.68%) Oracle Retail
8 18 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
9 16 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
9 16 (0.54%) Oracle Receivables
10 13 (0.44%) Agresso
11 11 (0.37%) Oracle Assets
12 10 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
13 9 (0.31%) Exstream
13 9 (0.31%) Oracle AGIS
14 8 (0.27%) Markit EDM
14 8 (0.27%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
15 7 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
15 7 (0.24%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 90 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.09%) Office 365
4 15 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 11 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (0.34%) SaaS
7 8 (0.27%) GitHub
7 8 (0.27%) Route 53
7 8 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
7 8 (0.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 4 (0.14%) SmartFocus
8 4 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 4 (0.14%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.10%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.10%) Silverpop
10 2 (0.068%) IaaS
10 2 (0.068%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.068%) Trello
10 2 (0.068%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (2.48%) Firewall
1 73 (2.48%) HTTP
2 64 (2.18%) DNS
3 54 (1.84%) Internet
4 42 (1.43%) SAN
5 38 (1.29%) DHCP
6 36 (1.22%) LAN
7 34 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 33 (1.12%) WAN
8 33 (1.12%) Intranet
9 28 (0.95%) Network Security
10 22 (0.75%) Wireless
11 19 (0.65%) VPN
11 19 (0.65%) VLAN
12 18 (0.61%) SSL
13 15 (0.51%) NAS
14 14 (0.48%) FTP
14 14 (0.48%) ATM
15 10 (0.34%) SMS
16 9 (0.31%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1237 (42.05%) SQL Server
2 572 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 455 (15.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 407 (13.83%) SQL Server 2008
5 283 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
6 243 (8.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 214 (7.27%) SQL Server 2012
8 187 (6.36%) MySQL
9 171 (5.81%) Oracle Database
10 163 (5.54%) Relational Database
11 124 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
12 79 (2.69%) Crystal Reports
13 77 (2.62%) Big Data
14 67 (2.28%) OLAP
14 67 (2.28%) Oracle Database 11g
15 61 (2.07%) NoSQL
16 59 (2.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
17 58 (1.97%) RDBMS
18 55 (1.87%) Oracle Reports
19 54 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 188 (6.39%) Visual Studio
2 152 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 94 (3.20%) Selenium
4 90 (3.06%) Subversion
5 86 (2.92%) Jenkins
6 74 (2.52%) SoapUI
7 73 (2.48%) Git (software)
8 67 (2.28%) NUnit
9 59 (2.01%) MSTest
10 57 (1.94%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 56 (1.90%) Hudson
12 52 (1.77%) TeamCity
12 52 (1.77%) Eclipse
13 50 (1.70%) JUnit
14 48 (1.63%) SpecFlow
15 41 (1.39%) JIRA
16 39 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
17 30 (1.02%) Ant
18 28 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
19 22 (0.75%) Maven
General
1 560 (19.03%) Finance
2 96 (3.26%) Retail
3 81 (2.75%) Marketing
4 54 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 45 (1.53%) Games
6 41 (1.39%) Banking
7 37 (1.26%) Financial Institution
8 36 (1.22%) Telecoms
9 32 (1.09%) Legal
10 30 (1.02%) Back Office
11 29 (0.99%) Law
12 27 (0.92%) Billing
13 24 (0.82%) General Ledger
14 19 (0.65%) Advertising
15 18 (0.61%) Local Government
16 13 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.27%) Electronics
18 4 (0.14%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.14%) Automotive
19 2 (0.068%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1419 (48.23%) Developer
2 545 (18.52%) Analyst
3 456 (15.50%) .NET Developer
4 289 (9.82%) C# Developer
5 232 (7.89%) DBA
6 199 (6.76%) C# .NET Developer
7 198 (6.73%) Senior Developer
8 186 (6.32%) SQL DBA
9 174 (5.91%) ASP.NET Developer
10 158 (5.37%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 131 (4.45%) Test Analyst
12 122 (4.15%) Software Developer
13 115 (3.91%) Administrator
14 114 (3.87%) Tester
15 113 (3.84%) SQL Developer
16 112 (3.81%) Consultant
17 110 (3.74%) Java Developer
17 110 (3.74%) Business Intelligence Developer
18 103 (3.50%) Web Developer
19 99 (3.37%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1122 (38.14%) .NET
2 734 (24.95%) HTML
3 718 (24.41%) ASP.NET
4 610 (20.73%) CSS
5 453 (15.40%) Web Services
6 365 (12.41%) XML
7 344 (11.69%) jQuery
8 275 (9.35%) .NET Framework
9 213 (7.24%) HTML5
10 184 (6.25%) WCF
10 184 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
11 154 (5.23%) Ajax
12 140 (4.76%) SOAP
13 132 (4.49%) J2EE
14 93 (3.16%) AngularJS
14 93 (3.16%) Entity Framework
15 92 (3.13%) JSON
16 83 (2.82%) LINQ
17 82 (2.79%) WinForms
17 82 (2.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 277 (9.42%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (5.10%) Replication
3 144 (4.89%) Computer Science
4 105 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 84 (2.86%) Clustering
6 81 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 70 (2.38%) User Experience
8 69 (2.35%) N-Tier
9 66 (2.24%) Statistics
10 61 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
11 47 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 44 (1.50%) Visualisation
13 42 (1.43%) Open Source
14 41 (1.39%) NHS
15 31 (1.05%) Mainframe
15 31 (1.05%) Mathematics
16 27 (0.92%) Data Integration
17 25 (0.85%) Data Extraction
18 18 (0.61%) W3C
19 17 (0.58%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 583 (19.82%) Windows
2 227 (7.72%) Linux
3 140 (4.76%) UNIX
4 101 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (3.03%) Android
6 74 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (2.18%) Apple iOS
8 53 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 50 (1.70%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.71%) AIX
10 21 (0.71%) Windows Mobile
11 19 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 19 (0.65%) Windows 8
12 18 (0.61%) Solaris
13 13 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 9 (0.31%) CentOS
15 6 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.20%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.17%) HPUX
16 5 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 863 (29.33%) Agile Software Development
2 466 (15.84%) MVC
3 428 (14.55%) Business Intelligence
4 281 (9.55%) Scrum
5 267 (9.08%) OO
6 241 (8.19%) TDD
7 239 (8.12%) Software Engineering
8 231 (7.85%) Performance Tuning
9 221 (7.51%) Unit Testing
10 195 (6.63%) ETL
11 164 (5.57%) Project Management
12 155 (5.27%) Mentoring
13 153 (5.20%) CRM
14 138 (4.69%) OOP
15 137 (4.66%) Web Development
16 133 (4.52%) ITIL
17 132 (4.49%) E-Commerce
18 125 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
19 121 (4.11%) Data Analysis
20 119 (4.04%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 968 (32.90%) C#
2 740 (25.15%) JavaScript
3 575 (19.54%) T-SQL
4 453 (15.40%) Java
5 208 (7.07%) VB.NET
6 191 (6.49%) PL/SQL
7 167 (5.68%) PHP
8 149 (5.06%) VB
9 140 (4.76%) C++
10 90 (3.06%) VBA
11 88 (2.99%) PowerShell
12 52 (1.77%) C
13 41 (1.39%) VB6
14 39 (1.33%) Ruby
15 35 (1.19%) Python
16 33 (1.12%) Shell Script
17 31 (1.05%) Objective-C
18 30 (1.02%) VBScript
19 26 (0.88%) Apple Swift
20 15 (0.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 469 (15.94%) Degree
2 134 (4.55%) ISEB
3 129 (4.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (2.92%) ISTQB
5 36 (1.22%) CCNA
5 36 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (1.05%) MCSE
6 31 (1.05%) MCITP
7 29 (0.99%) Security Cleared
8 28 (0.95%) MCP
9 27 (0.92%) MCTS
10 25 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 25 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 23 (0.78%) MCSD
12 17 (0.58%) SC Cleared
13 15 (0.51%) ACCA
13 15 (0.51%) HND
14 13 (0.44%) MCSA
14 13 (0.44%) CCNP
15 12 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 197 (6.70%) QA
2 92 (3.13%) SLA
3 22 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.51%) WAI
5 7 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.17%) HL7
7 2 (0.068%) WCAG
7 2 (0.068%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.034%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.034%) COBIT
8 1 (0.034%) Data Quality
System Software
1 105 (3.57%) Active Directory
2 73 (2.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (0.92%) vSphere
4 26 (0.88%) Hyper-V
5 17 (0.58%) XenApp
6 12 (0.41%) XenDesktop
7 11 (0.37%) VMware ESX
8 10 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.20%) Docker
10 6 (0.20%) VMware Server
11 4 (0.14%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.068%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.034%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.034%) LiteSpeed
13 1 (0.034%) Xen
13 1 (0.034%) vCloud
13 1 (0.034%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 32 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.71%) SCCM
3 17 (0.58%) SCOM
4 12 (0.41%) Puppet
4 12 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 11 (0.37%) SCOrch
6 10 (0.34%) Backup Exec
7 9 (0.31%) Oracle RMAN
8 7 (0.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (0.24%) WSUS
8 7 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (0.24%) Data Guard
9 6 (0.20%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.20%) SCSM
9 6 (0.20%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.17%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.14%) WMI
12 3 (0.10%) OpenView
12 3 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 751 (25.53%) Microsoft
2 538 (18.29%) Oracle
3 147 (5.00%) VMware
4 77 (2.62%) Cisco
5 76 (2.58%) SAP
6 67 (2.28%) Citrix
7 65 (2.21%) HP
8 52 (1.77%) Business Objects
9 50 (1.70%) IBM
9 50 (1.70%) Teradata
10 40 (1.36%) Telerik
11 36 (1.22%) Sage
12 29 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
13 28 (0.95%) Xamarin
14 26 (0.88%) JD Edwards
15 25 (0.85%) Red Hat
16 23 (0.78%) Epicor
17 21 (0.71%) NetApp
17 21 (0.71%) EMC
17 21 (0.71%) Cognos
Liverpool, Merseyside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
JPS Selection
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + bonus & excellent benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefitd
Posted: 17 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Hudson IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago