The table below looks at the statistics for SQL 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 over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Structured Query Language (SQL)
Rank 1 1 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing SQL 36 49 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 59.02% 57.65% 19.18%
As % of the Programming Languages category 69.23% 77.78% 24.56%
Number of salaries quoted 25 36 7
Average salary £35,000 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.61% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £20,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,000 £33,750 £40,600
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -
SQL
Staffordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in permanent jobs advertised in the Stafford region.

Programming Languages Category
Stafford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
52 63 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stafford 85.25% 74.12% 78.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38 49 35
Average salary £33,250 £26,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.88% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,500 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,900 £50,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -

SQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL across the Stafford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SQL Jobs Demand Trend in Stafford

SQL
Salary Trend in Stafford

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

SQL Salary Trend in Stafford

SQL
Salary Histogram in Stafford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL across the Stafford region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

SQL Salary Histogram in Stafford

SQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stafford

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 17 (39.53%) Degree
3 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
4 12 (27.91%) Mathematics
5 11 (25.58%) UNIX
5 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
6 10 (23.26%) ISEB
6 10 (23.26%) QA
7 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
8 8 (18.60%) Pharmaceutical
8 8 (18.60%) Migration
8 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
9 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
9 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
10 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
10 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.95%) ETL
11 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
11 5 (11.63%) MS Access
11 5 (11.63%) ITIL
11 5 (11.63%) COBOL
11 5 (11.63%) .NET
11 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
12 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
12 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development

SQL
Top Related IT Skills in Stafford by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT jobs across the Stafford 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 5 (11.63%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (27.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
2 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (53.49%) SQL Server
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 16 (37.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 9 (20.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (18.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (11.63%) MS Access
6 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.98%) OLTP
6 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
7 1 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.33%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
1 2 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (4.65%) MSTest
2 1 (2.33%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (18.60%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (6.98%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Automotive
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (67.44%) Analyst
2 16 (37.21%) Tester
3 12 (27.91%) Developer
3 12 (27.91%) Systems Analyst
4 10 (23.26%) Software Tester
5 6 (13.95%) Test Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Software Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Analyst Developer
6 5 (11.63%) Software Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) QA Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Junior
8 3 (6.98%) Junior Tester
8 3 (6.98%) Junior Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
9 2 (4.65%) Database Engineer
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Software Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Junior Software Tester
9 2 (4.65%) Senior Tester
9 2 (4.65%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) HTML
2 4 (9.30%) Web Services
3 3 (6.98%) ASP.NET
4 2 (4.65%) CSS
4 2 (4.65%) WCF
5 1 (2.33%) jQuery
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 16 (37.21%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (27.91%) Mathematics
3 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Economics
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) UNIX
2 3 (6.98%) Windows
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Debian
3 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (18.60%) Migration
2 8 (18.60%) Business Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) Data Analysis
3 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.95%) Manual Testing
4 6 (13.95%) ETL
5 5 (11.63%) ITIL
6 4 (9.30%) Project Management
6 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.98%) Web Development
7 3 (6.98%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.65%) UML
8 2 (4.65%) MVC
8 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.65%) Usability Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) COBOL
2 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 3 (6.98%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.65%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) VB
5 1 (2.33%) Python
5 1 (2.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (39.53%) Degree
2 10 (23.26%) ISEB
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.33%) MCSD
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (23.26%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.33%) Citrix
2 1 (2.33%) VMware
2 1 (2.33%) Tableau
2 1 (2.33%) Talend
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos