The first table below looks at the demand for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stafford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Database & Business Intelligence category for the Stafford region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 3 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
0 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 21 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 45.65% 28.57% 28.89%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 95.45% 88.89% 76.47%
Number of salaries quoted 21 5 13
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -40.00%
UK excluding London average salary £39,500 £37,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +1.35%
Database & Business Intelligence Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
22 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 47.83% 32.14% 37.78%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 17
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
SQL Server
Staffordshire

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in Stafford

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Stafford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Stafford region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Stafford

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 28 (73.68%) .NET
2 22 (57.89%) Degree
3 20 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (52.63%) C#
3 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
5 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
6 15 (39.47%) Windows
6 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
6 15 (39.47%) MVC
7 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
8 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (28.95%) OO
9 10 (26.32%) OOP
10 9 (23.68%) SQL
11 8 (21.05%) Talend
11 8 (21.05%) Debian
11 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
11 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
11 8 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
11 8 (21.05%) Linux
11 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
11 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
12 7 (18.42%) Web Services
12 7 (18.42%) IIS
12 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
12 7 (18.42%) WCF
12 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
13 6 (15.79%) WSUS
13 6 (15.79%) PowerShell

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 7 (18.42%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LDAP
1 6 (15.79%) DHCP
1 6 (15.79%) DNS
2 2 (5.26%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (52.63%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (50.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (28.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (18.42%) NoSQL
6 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) OLAP
8 2 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (2.63%) Relational Database
9 1 (2.63%) MySQL
9 1 (2.63%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Talend Open Studio
2 5 (13.16%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.16%) MSTest
3 2 (5.26%) Moq
3 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.26%) ReSharper
3 2 (5.26%) Selenium
4 1 (2.63%) NUnit
4 1 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
1 3 (7.89%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (5.26%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Developer
2 15 (39.47%) .NET Developer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Software Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) .NET Programmer
3 11 (28.95%) Software Engineer
3 11 (28.95%) Programmer
3 11 (28.95%) Agile .NET Developer
4 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Programmer
4 9 (23.68%) ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (15.79%) Technical Support
6 5 (13.16%) Tester
6 5 (13.16%) Software Tester
7 4 (10.53%) Software Developer
8 3 (7.89%) Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Web Developer
9 2 (5.26%) Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) Junior
9 2 (5.26%) Business Intelligence Consultant
9 2 (5.26%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (73.68%) .NET
2 17 (44.74%) ASP.NET
3 7 (18.42%) Web Services
3 7 (18.42%) WCF
4 5 (13.16%) jQuery
5 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (5.26%) HTML
7 2 (5.26%) .NET Framework
7 2 (5.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 2 (5.26%) REST
8 1 (2.63%) CSS3
8 1 (2.63%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (2.63%) Dojo
8 1 (2.63%) HTML5
8 1 (2.63%) NHibernate
8 1 (2.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Open Source
3 2 (5.26%) EPoS
3 2 (5.26%) NHS
4 1 (2.63%) Economics
4 1 (2.63%) Statistics
4 1 (2.63%) SCADA
4 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Debian
2 8 (21.05%) Ubuntu
3 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (39.47%) MVC
3 12 (31.58%) Software Engineering
4 11 (28.95%) OO
5 10 (26.32%) OOP
6 7 (18.42%) Business Analysis
7 6 (15.79%) Software Deployment
8 5 (13.16%) Manual Testing
8 5 (13.16%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Usability Testing
8 5 (13.16%) Test Scripting
8 5 (13.16%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (13.16%) UML
9 3 (7.89%) Web Development
9 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (5.26%) Data Security
10 2 (5.26%) TDD
10 2 (5.26%) SOA
10 2 (5.26%) ETL
10 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 20 (52.63%) C#
2 15 (39.47%) JavaScript
3 9 (23.68%) SQL
4 6 (15.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (10.53%) VB.NET
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
7 2 (5.26%) VB
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (57.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft
1 8 (21.05%) Talend
2 1 (2.63%) Tableau
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) Cognos