The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server 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
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 11 4 2
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 31 27 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 18.45% 27.55% 31.03%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 39.74% 50.00% 77.14%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 26
Average salary £30,000 £34,500 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +10.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,200 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £42,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
SQL Server
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
78 54 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 46.43% 55.10% 40.23%
Number of salaries quoted 73 50 34
Average salary £31,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £37,500 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Preston region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Preston

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Preston region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Preston

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston region citing SQL Server 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 Server.

1 27 (60.00%) .NET
2 25 (55.56%) C#
3 21 (46.67%) CSS
4 18 (40.00%) SQL
5 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 15 (33.33%) jQuery
6 14 (31.11%) HTML
6 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
6 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
7 12 (26.67%) Web Development
8 11 (24.44%) WCF
8 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 10 (22.22%) Java
9 10 (22.22%) OOP
9 10 (22.22%) OOD
9 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
9 10 (22.22%) Asset Management
9 10 (22.22%) Spring
9 10 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
9 10 (22.22%) Java EE
9 10 (22.22%) Release Management
9 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
10 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (17.78%) Web Services
12 7 (15.56%) VBA
12 7 (15.56%) MySQL
12 7 (15.56%) SOAP
12 7 (15.56%) Linux

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the Preston region citing SQL Server 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 Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.22%) IIS
1 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (31.11%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) WAN
1 1 (2.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 9 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (15.56%) MySQL
4 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
6 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (13.33%) Zend Studio
3 1 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
1 4 (8.89%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 42 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 9 (20.00%) .NET Developer
4 7 (15.56%) C# Developer
5 6 (13.33%) PHP Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 5 (11.11%) Web Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Analyst
7 4 (8.89%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.89%) Senior .NET Developer
7 4 (8.89%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.67%) .NET Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (6.67%) C# Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Junior Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
8 3 (6.67%) Junior
9 2 (4.44%) Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (60.00%) .NET
2 21 (46.67%) CSS
3 15 (33.33%) jQuery
4 14 (31.11%) HTML
4 14 (31.11%) ASP.NET
5 11 (24.44%) WCF
6 10 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 10 (22.22%) Spring
6 10 (22.22%) Java EE
7 8 (17.78%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) SOAP
8 7 (15.56%) HTML5
9 6 (13.33%) Backbone.js
10 5 (11.11%) .NET Framework
11 4 (8.89%) Ajax
11 4 (8.89%) XML
12 3 (6.67%) REST
12 3 (6.67%) LINQ
13 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET MVC
13 1 (2.22%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) N-Tier
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.44%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) Windows
3 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.67%) Web Development
2 10 (22.22%) Release Management
2 10 (22.22%) OOD
2 10 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 10 (22.22%) OOP
2 10 (22.22%) Requirements Analysis
3 7 (15.56%) MVC
4 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
5 5 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 4 (8.89%) ITIL
6 4 (8.89%) UML
7 1 (2.22%) OO
7 1 (2.22%) E-Commerce
7 1 (2.22%) SEO
7 1 (2.22%) Scrum
7 1 (2.22%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.22%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (55.56%) C#
2 18 (40.00%) SQL
3 15 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 10 (22.22%) Java
5 7 (15.56%) VBA
6 6 (13.33%) PHP
6 6 (13.33%) T-SQL
7 2 (4.44%) VB
7 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.44%) VB6
8 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.22%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) Oracle
2 6 (13.33%) Zend
3 5 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Red Hat