The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 6 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1291 1215 1468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.15% 19.89% 19.91%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 56.60% 59.47% 57.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1160 1091 1320
Median salary £39,250 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.87% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.56%
SQL Server
England

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 North West region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
2281 2043 2554
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 35.61% 33.45% 34.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1985 1770 2238
Median salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.35% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing SQL Server as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Trend in the North West

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

SQL Server Salary Trend in the North West

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in the North West

SQL Server
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 765 £40,000 -5.88% 107
Cheshire -4 240 £35,000 -6.66% 30
Merseyside +10 174 £38,000 -5.00% 22
Lancashire -4 108 £37,500 +7.14% 26
Cumbria -2 4 £25,000 -28.57% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 1406 (56.13%) .NET
2 1339 (53.45%) C#
3 1260 (50.30%) SQL
4 1011 (40.36%) ASP.NET
5 950 (37.92%) Microsoft
6 892 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
7 794 (31.70%) MVC
8 561 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
9 558 (22.28%) JavaScript
10 536 (21.40%) CSS
11 533 (21.28%) HTML
12 530 (21.16%) Windows
13 518 (20.68%) T-SQL
14 479 (19.12%) TDD
14 479 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 447 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 442 (17.64%) MS Excel
17 438 (17.49%) WCF
18 417 (16.65%) Finance
19 408 (16.29%) SQL Server 2014
20 399 (15.93%) jQuery
21 394 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
22 390 (15.57%) .NET Framework
23 356 (14.21%) SQL Server 2008
24 288 (11.50%) Web Services
25 285 (11.38%) ASP.NET Web API
26 283 (11.30%) Web Development
27 272 (10.86%) MySQL
28 269 (10.74%) Scrum
29 265 (10.58%) Entity Framework

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 131 (5.23%) SharePoint
2 128 (5.11%) IIS
3 71 (2.83%) MS Exchange
4 70 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
5 62 (2.48%) Apache
6 54 (2.16%) Tomcat
7 49 (1.96%) CMS
8 40 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
9 30 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
10 26 (1.04%) NServiceBus
11 24 (0.96%) Umbraco
12 21 (0.84%) JBoss
13 20 (0.80%) WordPress
14 17 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
15 14 (0.56%) SAS
15 14 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
16 13 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
16 13 (0.52%) WebSphere
17 12 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 12 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 442 (17.64%) MS Excel
2 111 (4.43%) MS Office
3 19 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 14 (0.56%) Fireworks
5 12 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.40%) SPSS
7 3 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.080%) S-PLUS
8 2 (0.080%) Stata
9 1 (0.040%) MS Project
9 1 (0.040%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 38 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 18 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.36%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 9 (0.36%) Cognos Controller
4 9 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
4 9 (0.36%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.32%) Magento
6 4 (0.16%) OpenCart
6 4 (0.16%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
7 3 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
7 3 (0.12%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.080%) SAP Business One
8 2 (0.080%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.080%) SDL Web 8
9 1 (0.040%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 221 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 162 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 49 (1.96%) Office 365
4 44 (1.76%) SaaS
5 33 (1.32%) PaaS
6 27 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (1.08%) Google Play
6 27 (1.08%) IaaS
7 25 (1.00%) Amazon S3
8 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.16%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.16%) Sage Pay
11 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 108 (4.31%) Internet
2 78 (3.11%) DNS
3 73 (2.91%) Firewall
4 67 (2.67%) SAN
5 51 (2.04%) VPN
6 43 (1.72%) DHCP
7 42 (1.68%) WAN
8 41 (1.64%) TCP/IP
9 38 (1.52%) LAN
10 27 (1.08%) HTTP
11 24 (0.96%) VoIP
12 22 (0.88%) NAS
13 16 (0.64%) Intranet
14 15 (0.60%) VLAN
15 13 (0.52%) MPLS
15 13 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (0.40%) Wireless
17 9 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
18 6 (0.24%) Cisco ASA
18 6 (0.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 479 (19.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 447 (17.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 408 (16.29%) SQL Server 2014
4 356 (14.21%) SQL Server 2008
5 272 (10.86%) MySQL
6 252 (10.06%) Data Warehouse
7 209 (8.34%) SQL Server 2012
8 204 (8.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 162 (6.47%) NoSQL
10 161 (6.43%) Relational Database
11 135 (5.39%) SQL Server 2005
12 93 (3.71%) MongoDB
13 88 (3.51%) RDBMS
14 81 (3.23%) Big Data
15 65 (2.59%) Power BI
16 63 (2.51%) QlikView
17 57 (2.28%) Hadoop
18 52 (2.08%) SQL Server 2000
19 46 (1.84%) Oracle Database
20 42 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 223 (8.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 201 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 200 (7.98%) Visual Studio
4 132 (5.27%) JIRA
5 118 (4.71%) NUnit
6 88 (3.51%) Subversion
7 83 (3.31%) MSTest
8 76 (3.03%) Moq
9 73 (2.91%) Rhino Mocks
10 48 (1.92%) Selenium
11 43 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 39 (1.56%) SpecFlow
13 38 (1.52%) JUnit
14 29 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
15 22 (0.88%) FxCop
15 22 (0.88%) Mercurial
15 22 (0.88%) StyleCop
16 21 (0.84%) Octopus Deploy
17 15 (0.60%) AccuRev
18 14 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 417 (16.65%) Finance
2 123 (4.91%) Games
3 97 (3.87%) Marketing
4 92 (3.67%) Legal
5 76 (3.03%) Banking
6 56 (2.24%) Retail
7 52 (2.08%) Law
8 46 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 44 (1.76%) Manufacturing
10 36 (1.44%) Advertising
11 26 (1.04%) Billing
12 19 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.40%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.32%) Back Office
14 8 (0.32%) Music Industry
15 6 (0.24%) Electronics
15 6 (0.24%) Local Government
16 5 (0.20%) Automotive
16 5 (0.20%) Multimedia
17 3 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1561 (62.32%) Developer
2 977 (39.00%) .NET Developer
3 621 (24.79%) C# Developer
4 526 (21.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 336 (13.41%) ASP.NET Developer
6 324 (12.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 296 (11.82%) SQL Developer
8 268 (10.70%) Analyst
8 268 (10.70%) Software Developer
9 247 (9.86%) .NET Software Developer
10 216 (8.62%) DBA
11 201 (8.02%) Senior Developer
12 200 (7.98%) SQL DBA
13 199 (7.94%) C# Software Developer
14 125 (4.99%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 112 (4.47%) Business Intelligence Developer
16 110 (4.39%) Applications Support
17 106 (4.23%) Senior .NET Developer
18 104 (4.15%) Web Developer
19 103 (4.11%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1406 (56.13%) .NET
2 1011 (40.36%) ASP.NET
3 561 (22.40%) ASP.NET MVC
4 536 (21.40%) CSS
5 533 (21.28%) HTML
6 438 (17.49%) WCF
7 399 (15.93%) jQuery
8 390 (15.57%) .NET Framework
9 288 (11.50%) Web Services
10 285 (11.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 265 (10.58%) AngularJS
11 265 (10.58%) Entity Framework
12 232 (9.26%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 202 (8.06%) XML
14 191 (7.62%) RESTful
15 188 (7.50%) WPF
16 186 (7.43%) HTML5
17 171 (6.83%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 138 (5.51%) Node.js
19 123 (4.91%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 217 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (5.35%) iPad
3 122 (4.87%) Enterprise Software
4 116 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 98 (3.91%) Replication
6 97 (3.87%) Mobile App
7 76 (3.03%) Inversion of Control
8 63 (2.51%) Clustering
9 53 (2.12%) User Experience
10 52 (2.08%) Data Centre
11 46 (1.84%) Management Information System
12 34 (1.36%) Data Integration
13 30 (1.20%) N-Tier
13 30 (1.20%) Statistics
14 28 (1.12%) iPhone
14 28 (1.12%) Visualisation
15 24 (0.96%) PMI
16 22 (0.88%) Data Extraction
17 21 (0.84%) Social Network
18 18 (0.72%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 530 (21.16%) Windows
2 223 (8.90%) Windows Server
3 132 (5.27%) Linux
4 108 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (2.63%) Unix
7 50 (2.00%) Android
8 39 (1.56%) Windows 7
9 32 (1.28%) Windows 10
10 29 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 17 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 17 (0.68%) Windows 8
14 14 (0.56%) HPUX
15 9 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (0.32%) Solaris
17 7 (0.28%) AIX
18 4 (0.16%) CentOS
19 2 (0.080%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 892 (35.61%) Agile Software Development
2 794 (31.70%) MVC
3 479 (19.12%) TDD
4 394 (15.73%) Business Intelligence
5 283 (11.30%) Web Development
6 269 (10.74%) Scrum
7 244 (9.74%) Web Application Development
8 215 (8.58%) Software Engineering
9 214 (8.54%) BDD
10 202 (8.06%) OO
11 185 (7.39%) ETL
12 181 (7.23%) Continuous Integration
13 176 (7.03%) ITIL
14 172 (6.87%) Dependency Injection
15 167 (6.67%) SDLC
16 155 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
17 146 (5.83%) Kanban
18 145 (5.79%) Mentoring
19 133 (5.31%) Unit Testing
20 107 (4.27%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1339 (53.45%) C#
2 1260 (50.30%) SQL
3 558 (22.28%) JavaScript
4 518 (20.68%) T-SQL
5 259 (10.34%) VB.NET
6 167 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 110 (4.39%) Java
8 108 (4.31%) Ruby
9 101 (4.03%) PHP
10 85 (3.39%) VBA
11 79 (3.15%) VB
12 51 (2.04%) Python
13 41 (1.64%) C++
14 33 (1.32%) VBScript
15 26 (1.04%) F#
15 26 (1.04%) Perl
16 23 (0.92%) PHP 5
16 23 (0.92%) VB6
17 21 (0.84%) R
17 21 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (7.23%) Degree
2 153 (6.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (2.20%) MCSE
4 32 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (1.24%) ISEB
6 28 (1.12%) CCNA
6 28 (1.12%) MCSA
7 26 (1.04%) PMI Certification
8 17 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (0.56%) EMC Certification
9 14 (0.56%) MCT
10 12 (0.48%) Security Cleared
11 10 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.40%) MCTS
12 9 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (0.36%) MCITP
12 9 (0.36%) NCIE
12 9 (0.36%) PhD
12 9 (0.36%) SC Cleared
13 8 (0.32%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (3.31%) QA
2 40 (1.60%) SLA
3 31 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 27 (1.08%) Data Quality
6 18 (0.72%) WAI
7 12 (0.48%) ISO 9001
8 7 (0.28%) HL7
9 2 (0.080%) COBIT
9 2 (0.080%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.040%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 113 (4.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.07%) Hyper-V
4 37 (1.48%) vSphere
5 24 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
7 18 (0.72%) VMware ESX
8 14 (0.56%) Docker
8 14 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 14 (0.56%) XenApp
9 11 (0.44%) vCloud
10 10 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.20%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.20%) XenDesktop
15 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
16 2 (0.080%) NDS
16 2 (0.080%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 36 (1.44%) SCCM
2 35 (1.40%) Puppet
3 34 (1.36%) Kibana
4 28 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (0.80%) Ansible
5 20 (0.80%) SCOM
6 14 (0.56%) AirWatch
7 13 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (0.52%) WSUS
8 11 (0.44%) vMotion
9 9 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.28%) logstash
11 7 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.28%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.24%) LiteSpeed
12 6 (0.24%) Salt
13 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 5 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 950 (37.92%) Microsoft
2 224 (8.94%) Oracle
3 180 (7.19%) VMware
4 63 (2.51%) Google
5 59 (2.36%) Cisco
6 51 (2.04%) Tableau
7 49 (1.96%) Citrix
7 49 (1.96%) SAP
8 45 (1.80%) IBM
9 38 (1.52%) Cognos
10 26 (1.04%) HP
11 22 (0.88%) EMC
11 22 (0.88%) Xamarin
12 20 (0.80%) RedGate
13 18 (0.72%) PayPal
14 17 (0.68%) iManage
14 17 (0.68%) Teradata
15 16 (0.64%) NetApp
15 16 (0.64%) Remedy
16 15 (0.60%) Zerto
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