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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 4 6
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1298 1353 1607
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.32% 20.23% 21.60%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.76% 58.55% 56.62%
Number of salaries quoted 1154 1225 1408
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,450 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%
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
2209 2311 2838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.59% 34.55% 38.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1900 1973 2386
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -1 747 £40,000 - 137
Cheshire -3 290 £36,500 -3.94% 40
Merseyside +3 133 £40,000 +11.11% 30
Lancashire -2 100 £35,000 - 21
Cumbria 0 14 £30,000 -14.28% 3
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1357 (58.37%) .NET
2 1293 (55.61%) C#
3 1157 (49.76%) SQL
4 967 (41.59%) ASP.NET
5 850 (36.56%) Microsoft
6 820 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
7 761 (32.73%) MVC
8 559 (24.04%) JavaScript
9 550 (23.66%) CSS
10 529 (22.75%) T-SQL
11 517 (22.24%) ASP.NET MVC
12 500 (21.51%) HTML
13 464 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 454 (19.53%) TDD
15 453 (19.48%) Finance
16 451 (19.40%) Windows
17 414 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 403 (17.33%) WCF
19 401 (17.25%) MS Excel
20 396 (17.03%) jQuery
21 387 (16.65%) SQL Server 2014
22 366 (15.74%) .NET Framework
23 358 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
24 325 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
25 280 (12.04%) Web Development
26 276 (11.87%) Web Services
27 259 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
28 253 (10.88%) Scrum
29 244 (10.49%) Oracle
29 244 (10.49%) AngularJS

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
1 138 (5.94%) SharePoint
2 106 (4.56%) IIS
3 65 (2.80%) CMS
4 49 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
5 48 (2.06%) Apache
6 38 (1.63%) MS Exchange
7 37 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 36 (1.55%) Umbraco
9 31 (1.33%) Tomcat
10 20 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 19 (0.82%) NServiceBus
12 17 (0.73%) SAS
13 15 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (0.65%) WordPress
14 14 (0.60%) JBoss
15 13 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.47%) NetWeaver
17 9 (0.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
18 8 (0.34%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 401 (17.25%) MS Excel
2 119 (5.12%) MS Office
3 24 (1.03%) Photoshop
4 20 (0.86%) Fireworks
5 19 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 13 (0.56%) SPSS
7 10 (0.43%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.17%) MS Project
9 3 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.043%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.043%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.043%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.043%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (1.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.52%) Visualfiles
5 10 (0.43%) SDL Web 8
6 9 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 9 (0.39%) Cognos Controller
6 9 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
6 9 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.13%) Magento
7 3 (0.13%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.13%) OPENContractor
7 3 (0.13%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.13%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.13%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.086%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.086%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 2 (0.086%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.086%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 201 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (5.59%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (1.51%) Office 365
4 26 (1.12%) Google Play
5 23 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (0.99%) SaaS
6 20 (0.86%) PaaS
7 18 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 14 (0.60%) IaaS
9 8 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (0.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 4 (0.17%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.17%) GitHub
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.13%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 82 (3.53%) Internet
2 59 (2.54%) SAN
3 54 (2.32%) DNS
4 51 (2.19%) Firewall
5 44 (1.89%) VPN
6 31 (1.33%) HTTP
7 30 (1.29%) DHCP
8 29 (1.25%) TCP/IP
9 25 (1.08%) WAN
10 24 (1.03%) LAN
11 17 (0.73%) NAS
12 15 (0.65%) Intranet
12 15 (0.65%) VoIP
13 10 (0.43%) MPLS
13 10 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (0.43%) VLAN
14 9 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (0.34%) Wireless
16 5 (0.22%) IPsec
16 5 (0.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 464 (19.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 414 (17.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 387 (16.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 325 (13.98%) SQL Server 2008
5 242 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
6 225 (9.68%) MySQL
7 217 (9.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 202 (8.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 169 (7.27%) Relational Database
10 141 (6.06%) NoSQL
11 114 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 88 (3.78%) MongoDB
13 78 (3.35%) RDBMS
14 64 (2.75%) Big Data
15 63 (2.71%) Power BI
16 60 (2.58%) QlikView
17 44 (1.89%) Hadoop
18 39 (1.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 39 (1.68%) Oracle Database
18 39 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 190 (8.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 179 (7.70%) Git (software)
3 160 (6.88%) Visual Studio
4 112 (4.82%) NUnit
5 106 (4.56%) JIRA
6 91 (3.91%) Subversion
7 80 (3.44%) MSTest
8 70 (3.01%) Moq
9 69 (2.97%) Rhino Mocks
10 50 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 44 (1.89%) Selenium
12 41 (1.76%) TeamCity
13 33 (1.42%) SpecFlow
14 28 (1.20%) JUnit
15 20 (0.86%) Mercurial
16 19 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (0.73%) FxCop
17 17 (0.73%) StyleCop
18 14 (0.60%) AccuRev
19 12 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 453 (19.48%) Finance
2 111 (4.77%) Games
3 93 (4.00%) Legal
4 88 (3.78%) Marketing
5 65 (2.80%) Banking
6 52 (2.24%) Retail
7 45 (1.94%) Law
8 44 (1.89%) Manufacturing
9 40 (1.72%) Telecoms
10 26 (1.12%) Advertising
11 22 (0.95%) Billing
12 11 (0.47%) Back Office
12 11 (0.47%) Music Industry
12 11 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.34%) Local Government
15 6 (0.26%) Electronics
16 2 (0.086%) Automotive
16 2 (0.086%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.086%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 1500 (64.52%) Developer
2 950 (40.86%) .NET Developer
3 595 (25.59%) C# Developer
4 502 (21.59%) C# .NET Developer
5 318 (13.68%) ASP.NET Developer
6 309 (13.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 297 (12.77%) SQL Developer
8 250 (10.75%) Software Developer
9 237 (10.19%) Analyst
10 224 (9.63%) .NET Software Developer
11 205 (8.82%) DBA
12 189 (8.13%) C# Software Developer
12 189 (8.13%) SQL DBA
13 177 (7.61%) Senior Developer
14 117 (5.03%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 109 (4.69%) Applications Support
15 109 (4.69%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 104 (4.47%) Senior .NET Developer
17 103 (4.43%) Web Developer
18 93 (4.00%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1357 (58.37%) .NET
2 967 (41.59%) ASP.NET
3 550 (23.66%) CSS
4 517 (22.24%) ASP.NET MVC
5 500 (21.51%) HTML
6 403 (17.33%) WCF
7 396 (17.03%) jQuery
8 366 (15.74%) .NET Framework
9 276 (11.87%) Web Services
10 259 (11.14%) ASP.NET Web API
11 244 (10.49%) AngularJS
12 238 (10.24%) Entity Framework
13 211 (9.08%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 186 (8.00%) XML
15 184 (7.91%) HTML5
15 184 (7.91%) RESTful
15 184 (7.91%) WPF
16 144 (6.19%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 133 (5.72%) Node.js
18 120 (5.16%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 237 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 126 (5.42%) Enterprise Software
3 120 (5.16%) Replication
4 119 (5.12%) iPad
5 103 (4.43%) Computer Science
6 96 (4.13%) Mobile App
7 75 (3.23%) Clustering
8 71 (3.05%) Inversion of Control
9 56 (2.41%) Management Information System
10 44 (1.89%) User Experience
11 37 (1.59%) Data Centre
12 35 (1.51%) Data Integration
13 29 (1.25%) N-Tier
13 29 (1.25%) Visualisation
14 26 (1.12%) iPhone
15 23 (0.99%) Social Network
16 19 (0.82%) NHS
16 19 (0.82%) PMI
17 18 (0.77%) Driving Licence
17 18 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 451 (19.40%) Windows
2 176 (7.57%) Windows Server
3 105 (4.52%) Linux
4 91 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 64 (2.75%) Unix
7 47 (2.02%) Android
8 35 (1.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (1.29%) Windows 10
10 27 (1.16%) Windows 7
11 22 (0.95%) Mac OS X
12 18 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (0.69%) Apple iOS
14 12 (0.52%) CentOS
15 11 (0.47%) HPUX
16 9 (0.39%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.34%) AIX
18 7 (0.30%) Solaris
19 5 (0.22%) Windows 2000
20 4 (0.17%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 820 (35.27%) Agile Software Development
2 761 (32.73%) MVC
3 454 (19.53%) TDD
4 358 (15.40%) Business Intelligence
5 280 (12.04%) Web Development
6 253 (10.88%) Scrum
7 224 (9.63%) Web Application Development
8 218 (9.38%) BDD
9 196 (8.43%) OO
10 180 (7.74%) Continuous Integration
10 180 (7.74%) ETL
11 178 (7.66%) Software Engineering
12 170 (7.31%) SDLC
13 169 (7.27%) Dependency Injection
14 161 (6.92%) Mentoring
15 146 (6.28%) Unit Testing
16 133 (5.72%) Kanban
17 130 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
18 128 (5.51%) ITIL
19 111 (4.77%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1293 (55.61%) C#
2 1157 (49.76%) SQL
3 559 (24.04%) JavaScript
4 529 (22.75%) T-SQL
5 206 (8.86%) VB.NET
6 124 (5.33%) PowerShell
7 120 (5.16%) Java
8 101 (4.34%) Ruby
9 76 (3.27%) PHP
10 71 (3.05%) VB
11 68 (2.92%) VBA
12 41 (1.76%) C++
13 34 (1.46%) Python
14 28 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 28 (1.20%) VBScript
15 26 (1.12%) F#
16 23 (0.99%) R
17 20 (0.86%) C
18 18 (0.77%) Perl
18 18 (0.77%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 202 (8.69%) Degree
2 131 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 34 (1.46%) MCSE
4 28 (1.20%) ISEB
5 23 (0.99%) PMI Certification
6 22 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 21 (0.90%) CCNA
7 21 (0.90%) MCSA
8 16 (0.69%) MCT
8 16 (0.69%) Security Cleared
9 13 (0.56%) HND
9 13 (0.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 12 (0.52%) EMC Certification
10 12 (0.52%) SC Cleared
11 8 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
13 6 (0.26%) PhD
14 5 (0.22%) ISTQB
14 5 (0.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (2.88%) QA
2 34 (1.46%) SLA
3 20 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.82%) Data Quality
5 17 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.65%) WAI
7 8 (0.34%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.13%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.086%) COBIT
9 2 (0.086%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.043%) HL7
10 1 (0.043%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 126 (5.42%) Active Directory
2 84 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 17 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (0.69%) vSphere
6 11 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
7 10 (0.43%) VMware ESX
7 10 (0.43%) XenApp
8 9 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 9 (0.39%) Terminal Server
9 7 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
10 5 (0.22%) vCloud
10 5 (0.22%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.086%) Docker
12 2 (0.086%) SRDF
13 1 (0.043%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 1 (0.043%) HDFS
13 1 (0.043%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (1.38%) Kibana
2 26 (1.12%) SCCM
3 15 (0.65%) Puppet
4 13 (0.56%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.52%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (0.47%) LiteSpeed
6 11 (0.47%) SCOM
6 11 (0.47%) WSUS
7 8 (0.34%) Ansible
8 5 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.22%) vMotion
8 5 (0.22%) WMI
9 4 (0.17%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.13%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.13%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.13%) MobiControl
11 2 (0.086%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.086%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 850 (36.56%) Microsoft
2 244 (10.49%) Oracle
3 131 (5.63%) VMware
4 67 (2.88%) Google
5 54 (2.32%) Cisco
6 48 (2.06%) IBM
6 48 (2.06%) SAP
7 45 (1.94%) Tableau
8 44 (1.89%) Citrix
9 33 (1.42%) HP
10 31 (1.33%) RedGate
11 30 (1.29%) Cognos
12 26 (1.12%) Remedy
13 24 (1.03%) EMC
14 21 (0.90%) iManage
15 19 (0.82%) Facebook
16 18 (0.77%) NetApp
17 16 (0.69%) EPiServer
17 16 (0.69%) Teradata
17 16 (0.69%) Xamarin
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