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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
Rank 4 5 6
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1235 1061 1381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.50% 19.08% 19.74%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 60.57% 60.56% 59.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1129 971 1221
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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
2039 1752 2328
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.85% 31.51% 33.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1753 1523 2027
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -1 754 £40,000 -5.88% 101
Cheshire -1 232 £40,000 - 54
Merseyside +2 156 £40,000 - 17
Lancashire -2 86 £35,000 - 19
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 1434 (57.27%) .NET
2 1358 (54.23%) C#
3 1282 (51.20%) SQL
4 1044 (41.69%) ASP.NET
5 946 (37.78%) Microsoft
6 929 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
7 863 (34.46%) MVC
8 602 (24.04%) ASP.NET MVC
9 568 (22.68%) HTML
10 565 (22.56%) JavaScript
11 511 (20.41%) CSS
12 509 (20.33%) TDD
13 507 (20.25%) Windows
14 476 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 473 (18.89%) T-SQL
16 440 (17.57%) MS Excel
17 427 (17.05%) jQuery
18 419 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 397 (15.85%) WCF
20 389 (15.54%) SQL Server 2014
21 386 (15.42%) .NET Framework
22 373 (14.90%) Finance
23 366 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
24 339 (13.54%) ASP.NET Web API
25 338 (13.50%) Web Services
26 327 (13.06%) SQL Server 2008
27 325 (12.98%) AngularJS
28 291 (11.62%) Web Application Development
29 283 (11.30%) Web Development
30 268 (10.70%) MySQL

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
1 112 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 110 (4.39%) IIS
3 78 (3.12%) Tomcat
4 76 (3.04%) MS Exchange
5 69 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
6 49 (1.96%) Apache
7 37 (1.48%) CMS
8 32 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
9 31 (1.24%) JBoss
10 29 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
11 25 (1.00%) Umbraco
12 24 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
13 20 (0.80%) NServiceBus
14 18 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
15 17 (0.68%) Apache Spark
15 17 (0.68%) WordPress
16 14 (0.56%) WebLogic
17 13 (0.52%) WebSphere
18 12 (0.48%) Apache Solr
18 12 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 440 (17.57%) MS Excel
2 89 (3.55%) MS Office
3 16 (0.64%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.36%) Fireworks
4 9 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (0.28%) SPSS
7 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.080%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.080%) Stata
10 1 (0.040%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 35 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.44%) Magento
4 11 (0.44%) Visualfiles
5 9 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.20%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.080%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.080%) FastStats
9 2 (0.080%) Infor CRM
9 2 (0.080%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 2 (0.080%) OpenCart
9 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
9 2 (0.080%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 257 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 195 (7.79%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (2.36%) SaaS
4 55 (2.20%) Office 365
5 41 (1.64%) PaaS
6 34 (1.36%) IaaS
7 27 (1.08%) Google Play
8 20 (0.80%) Amazon S3
9 19 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.24%) GitHub
13 5 (0.20%) Sage Pay
14 4 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.16%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 3 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
15 3 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 3 (0.12%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 89 (3.55%) Internet
2 72 (2.88%) Firewall
3 53 (2.12%) DNS
3 53 (2.12%) HTTP
4 50 (2.00%) SAN
5 48 (1.92%) WAN
6 44 (1.76%) LAN
7 36 (1.44%) VPN
8 35 (1.40%) TCP/IP
9 30 (1.20%) DHCP
10 23 (0.92%) VoIP
11 18 (0.72%) NAS
12 17 (0.68%) VLAN
13 13 (0.52%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (0.40%) Intranet
15 9 (0.36%) Wireless
16 8 (0.32%) MPLS
17 7 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (0.28%) Network Security
17 7 (0.28%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (19.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 419 (16.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 389 (15.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 327 (13.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 268 (10.70%) Data Warehouse
5 268 (10.70%) MySQL
6 209 (8.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 169 (6.75%) NoSQL
8 167 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
9 135 (5.39%) Relational Database
10 113 (4.51%) SQL Server 2005
11 104 (4.15%) MongoDB
12 78 (3.12%) Big Data
13 72 (2.88%) Hadoop
14 71 (2.84%) RDBMS
15 69 (2.76%) Power BI
16 62 (2.48%) SQL Server 2016
17 48 (1.92%) QlikView
18 47 (1.88%) Oracle Database
18 47 (1.88%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 192 (7.67%) Git (software)
2 184 (7.35%) Visual Studio
3 179 (7.15%) Team Foundation Server
4 111 (4.43%) JIRA
5 102 (4.07%) NUnit
6 72 (2.88%) Moq
6 72 (2.88%) MSTest
7 69 (2.76%) Rhino Mocks
8 68 (2.72%) Subversion
9 48 (1.92%) TeamCity
10 40 (1.60%) JUnit
11 39 (1.56%) Selenium
12 27 (1.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 23 (0.92%) Maven
14 20 (0.80%) SpecFlow
15 18 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
16 17 (0.68%) Jenkins
17 16 (0.64%) Mercurial
18 15 (0.60%) AccuRev
19 14 (0.56%) StyleCop
General
1 373 (14.90%) Finance
2 120 (4.79%) Games
3 106 (4.23%) Marketing
4 75 (3.00%) Legal
5 73 (2.92%) Banking
6 72 (2.88%) Retail
7 51 (2.04%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.60%) Advertising
9 37 (1.48%) Manufacturing
10 35 (1.40%) Law
11 15 (0.60%) Billing
12 14 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.36%) Electronics
13 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.32%) Local Government
15 7 (0.28%) Automotive
15 7 (0.28%) Back Office
15 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 6 (0.24%) Music Industry
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1618 (64.62%) Developer
2 977 (39.02%) .NET Developer
3 581 (23.20%) C# Developer
4 486 (19.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 323 (12.90%) ASP.NET Developer
6 297 (11.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 286 (11.42%) SQL Developer
8 223 (8.91%) Senior Developer
9 221 (8.83%) Analyst
10 200 (7.99%) Software Developer
11 185 (7.39%) .NET Software Developer
12 177 (7.07%) DBA
13 163 (6.51%) SQL DBA
14 131 (5.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 128 (5.11%) C# Software Developer
16 122 (4.87%) SQL Server Developer
17 118 (4.71%) Web Developer
18 115 (4.59%) Senior .NET Developer
19 113 (4.51%) Junior
20 98 (3.91%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1434 (57.27%) .NET
2 1044 (41.69%) ASP.NET
3 602 (24.04%) ASP.NET MVC
4 568 (22.68%) HTML
5 511 (20.41%) CSS
6 427 (17.05%) jQuery
7 397 (15.85%) WCF
8 386 (15.42%) .NET Framework
9 339 (13.54%) ASP.NET Web API
10 338 (13.50%) Web Services
11 325 (12.98%) AngularJS
12 257 (10.26%) Entity Framework
13 253 (10.10%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 220 (8.79%) RESTful
15 192 (7.67%) WPF
16 191 (7.63%) HTML5
16 191 (7.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 178 (7.11%) XML
18 171 (6.83%) Node.js
19 131 (5.23%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 177 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 173 (6.91%) iPad
3 112 (4.47%) Computer Science
4 96 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 94 (3.75%) Mobile App
6 70 (2.80%) Replication
7 69 (2.76%) Clustering
8 55 (2.20%) Data Centre
9 53 (2.12%) User Experience
10 42 (1.68%) N-Tier
11 41 (1.64%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.12%) iPhone
13 26 (1.04%) Tandem
14 23 (0.92%) Social Network
15 17 (0.68%) Driving Licence
16 16 (0.64%) Public Cloud
17 15 (0.60%) Digital TV
17 15 (0.60%) PMI
17 15 (0.60%) Private Cloud
18 13 (0.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 507 (20.25%) Windows
2 213 (8.51%) Windows Server
3 158 (6.31%) Linux
4 79 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 67 (2.68%) Unix
7 63 (2.52%) Android
8 35 (1.40%) Apple iOS
9 30 (1.20%) Windows 7
10 21 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (0.84%) Windows 10
11 18 (0.72%) AIX
12 15 (0.60%) HPUX
13 14 (0.56%) Solaris
13 14 (0.56%) Windows 8
14 10 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
16 8 (0.32%) Mac OS X
17 7 (0.28%) CentOS
18 4 (0.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 929 (37.10%) Agile Software Development
2 863 (34.46%) MVC
3 509 (20.33%) TDD
4 366 (14.62%) Business Intelligence
5 291 (11.62%) Web Application Development
6 283 (11.30%) Web Development
7 263 (10.50%) Scrum
8 233 (9.31%) OO
9 222 (8.87%) BDD
10 205 (8.19%) Software Engineering
11 187 (7.47%) ETL
12 178 (7.11%) Dependency Injection
13 171 (6.83%) Continuous Integration
14 159 (6.35%) ITIL
15 157 (6.27%) Kanban
16 152 (6.07%) SDLC
17 149 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
18 136 (5.43%) E-Commerce
19 118 (4.71%) Mentoring
20 108 (4.31%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1358 (54.23%) C#
2 1282 (51.20%) SQL
3 565 (22.56%) JavaScript
4 473 (18.89%) T-SQL
5 262 (10.46%) VB.NET
6 140 (5.59%) Java
7 128 (5.11%) PowerShell
8 123 (4.91%) Ruby
9 97 (3.87%) PHP
10 85 (3.39%) VB
11 70 (2.80%) VBA
12 44 (1.76%) C++
12 44 (1.76%) Python
13 35 (1.40%) F#
14 30 (1.20%) VBScript
15 27 (1.08%) Perl
16 23 (0.92%) Shell Script
17 21 (0.84%) VB6
18 18 (0.72%) C
18 18 (0.72%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 182 (7.27%) Degree
2 123 (4.91%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (1.68%) MCSE
4 35 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (0.96%) CCNA
6 23 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (0.88%) ISEB
8 21 (0.84%) MCSA
8 21 (0.84%) Security Cleared
9 18 (0.72%) SC Cleared
10 15 (0.60%) PMI Certification
11 12 (0.48%) MCTS
12 11 (0.44%) MCITP
13 10 (0.40%) CCNP
14 9 (0.36%) EMC Certification
14 9 (0.36%) NCIE
15 8 (0.32%) PhD
16 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
17 6 (0.24%) MCP
17 6 (0.24%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.96%) QA
2 35 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 31 (1.24%) SLA
4 29 (1.16%) PCI DSS
5 28 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (0.76%) WAI
7 10 (0.40%) ISO 9000
7 10 (0.40%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.36%) HL7
9 2 (0.080%) COBIT
9 2 (0.080%) IFRS
9 2 (0.080%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (6.35%) Active Directory
2 89 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 81 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 38 (1.52%) vSphere
5 22 (0.88%) Docker
6 17 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 16 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
7 16 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 10 (0.40%) vCloud
9 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 6 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.20%) XenApp
11 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.080%) NDS
12 2 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
12 2 (0.080%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.080%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 45 (1.80%) Kibana
2 42 (1.68%) Puppet
3 36 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (1.12%) Ansible
5 27 (1.08%) SCCM
6 16 (0.64%) WSUS
7 15 (0.60%) SCOM
8 11 (0.44%) Ganglia
8 11 (0.44%) Netcool
9 10 (0.40%) logstash
9 10 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 10 (0.40%) vMotion
10 9 (0.36%) AirWatch
10 9 (0.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 9 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (0.36%) Salt
11 8 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.32%) SCDPM
12 7 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.24%) Nagios
Vendors
1 946 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 210 (8.39%) Oracle
3 160 (6.39%) VMware
4 76 (3.04%) Google
5 69 (2.76%) Cisco
6 57 (2.28%) Tableau
7 40 (1.60%) Citrix
8 34 (1.36%) SAP
9 26 (1.04%) IBM
10 25 (1.00%) HP
11 23 (0.92%) Xamarin
12 22 (0.88%) Sitecore
13 19 (0.76%) Cognos
13 19 (0.76%) Facebook
14 17 (0.68%) PayPal
15 16 (0.64%) AppDynamics
15 16 (0.64%) Intel Security
16 15 (0.60%) Hyperion
16 15 (0.60%) NetApp
17 14 (0.56%) Teradata
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Sanderson
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southport, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wirral, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Lancaster, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Sale, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Burnley, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
St. Helens, Merseyside
Bluetownonline
Posted: 18 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday