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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
England / North West
Rank 5 5 7
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1206 1049 1312
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 20.30% 19.04% 19.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.23% 60.39% 57.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1105 962 1182
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,608
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,750 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,500
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
2071 1737 2279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 34.87% 31.53% 33.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1816 1525 2000
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £53,400
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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -2 726 £40,000 -5.88% 96
Cheshire -2 211 £37,500 -6.25% 47
Merseyside +4 174 £40,000 - 24
Lancashire -1 89 £33,000 -5.71% 20
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1414 (56.83%) .NET
2 1335 (53.66%) C#
3 1273 (51.17%) SQL
4 1032 (41.48%) ASP.NET
5 939 (37.74%) Microsoft
6 910 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
7 809 (32.52%) MVC
8 587 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 559 (22.47%) JavaScript
10 539 (21.66%) HTML
11 512 (20.58%) CSS
12 510 (20.50%) T-SQL
13 506 (20.34%) Windows
14 490 (19.69%) TDD
15 482 (19.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 425 (17.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 414 (16.64%) MS Excel
18 413 (16.60%) jQuery
19 407 (16.36%) WCF
20 406 (16.32%) SQL Server 2014
21 384 (15.43%) .NET Framework
22 379 (15.23%) Finance
23 365 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
24 329 (13.22%) SQL Server 2008
25 309 (12.42%) ASP.NET Web API
26 303 (12.18%) Web Services
27 288 (11.58%) AngularJS
28 282 (11.33%) Web Application Development
29 276 (11.09%) Web Development
30 275 (11.05%) 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
1 120 (4.82%) IIS
2 119 (4.78%) SharePoint
3 73 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 70 (2.81%) Elasticsearch
5 68 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 58 (2.33%) Apache
7 34 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 31 (1.25%) CMS
9 30 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 22 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
10 22 (0.88%) JBoss
11 21 (0.84%) WordPress
12 19 (0.76%) Umbraco
13 17 (0.68%) NServiceBus
14 14 (0.56%) SAS
15 13 (0.52%) Apache Spark
15 13 (0.52%) WebLogic
16 12 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2007
16 12 (0.48%) WebSphere
17 11 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 414 (16.64%) MS Excel
2 95 (3.82%) MS Office
3 19 (0.76%) Photoshop
4 12 (0.48%) Fireworks
5 10 (0.40%) SPSS
6 8 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
7 6 (0.24%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.12%) S-PLUS
9 3 (0.12%) Stata
10 2 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.040%) MS Project
11 1 (0.040%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 33 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
3 13 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
3 13 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 12 (0.48%) Magento
5 9 (0.36%) Visualfiles
6 5 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 5 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
7 4 (0.16%) Cognos Controller
7 4 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 4 (0.16%) OpenCart
7 4 (0.16%) osCommerce
7 4 (0.16%) SAP Business One
7 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.12%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
9 2 (0.080%) Oracle Applications
10 1 (0.040%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 248 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 192 (7.72%) Amazon AWS
3 52 (2.09%) SaaS
4 50 (2.01%) Office 365
5 41 (1.65%) PaaS
6 35 (1.41%) IaaS
7 28 (1.13%) Google Play
8 22 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 21 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
13 5 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.20%) Sage Pay
14 4 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 4 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (0.16%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (3.90%) Internet
2 73 (2.93%) Firewall
3 58 (2.33%) DNS
4 54 (2.17%) SAN
5 45 (1.81%) WAN
6 43 (1.73%) HTTP
7 41 (1.65%) LAN
8 40 (1.61%) VPN
9 33 (1.33%) DHCP
10 32 (1.29%) TCP/IP
11 22 (0.88%) VoIP
12 20 (0.80%) NAS
13 15 (0.60%) VLAN
13 15 (0.60%) Wi-Fi
14 11 (0.44%) Intranet
15 8 (0.32%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (0.32%) Wireless
16 7 (0.28%) MPLS
17 6 (0.24%) IPsec
17 6 (0.24%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 482 (19.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 425 (17.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 406 (16.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 329 (13.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 275 (11.05%) MySQL
6 259 (10.41%) Data Warehouse
7 201 (8.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 177 (7.11%) SQL Server 2012
9 174 (6.99%) NoSQL
10 143 (5.75%) Relational Database
11 113 (4.54%) SQL Server 2005
12 98 (3.94%) MongoDB
13 83 (3.34%) RDBMS
14 81 (3.26%) Big Data
15 66 (2.65%) Hadoop
16 65 (2.61%) Power BI
17 55 (2.21%) QlikView
18 52 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
19 47 (1.89%) Oracle Database
20 45 (1.81%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 205 (8.24%) Git (software)
2 204 (8.20%) Team Foundation Server
3 187 (7.52%) Visual Studio
4 125 (5.02%) JIRA
5 110 (4.42%) NUnit
6 79 (3.18%) Moq
6 79 (3.18%) MSTest
7 75 (3.01%) Rhino Mocks
8 74 (2.97%) Subversion
9 48 (1.93%) TeamCity
10 39 (1.57%) JUnit
11 35 (1.41%) Selenium
12 24 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 22 (0.88%) SpecFlow
14 21 (0.84%) Mercurial
15 19 (0.76%) Maven
16 18 (0.72%) Octopus Deploy
17 17 (0.68%) Jenkins
18 14 (0.56%) AccuRev
18 14 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 379 (15.23%) Finance
2 131 (5.27%) Games
3 102 (4.10%) Marketing
4 73 (2.93%) Legal
5 68 (2.73%) Retail
6 67 (2.69%) Banking
7 50 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 36 (1.45%) Law
9 35 (1.41%) Advertising
10 33 (1.33%) Manufacturing
11 19 (0.76%) Billing
12 14 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.36%) Local Government
13 9 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.28%) Back Office
14 7 (0.28%) Electronics
14 7 (0.28%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.24%) Music Industry
16 5 (0.20%) Automotive
17 4 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 1597 (64.19%) Developer
2 977 (39.27%) .NET Developer
3 592 (23.79%) C# Developer
4 502 (20.18%) C# .NET Developer
5 327 (13.14%) ASP.NET Developer
6 311 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 297 (11.94%) SQL Developer
8 234 (9.41%) Software Developer
9 223 (8.96%) Analyst
10 219 (8.80%) .NET Software Developer
11 210 (8.44%) Senior Developer
12 204 (8.20%) DBA
13 191 (7.68%) SQL DBA
14 163 (6.55%) C# Software Developer
15 129 (5.18%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 111 (4.46%) Junior
17 105 (4.22%) SQL Server Developer
18 103 (4.14%) Web Developer
19 101 (4.06%) Senior .NET Developer
20 95 (3.82%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1414 (56.83%) .NET
2 1032 (41.48%) ASP.NET
3 587 (23.59%) ASP.NET MVC
4 539 (21.66%) HTML
5 512 (20.58%) CSS
6 413 (16.60%) jQuery
7 407 (16.36%) WCF
8 384 (15.43%) .NET Framework
9 309 (12.42%) ASP.NET Web API
10 303 (12.18%) Web Services
11 288 (11.58%) AngularJS
12 262 (10.53%) Entity Framework
13 247 (9.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 214 (8.60%) RESTful
15 193 (7.76%) WPF
16 181 (7.27%) HTML5
17 177 (7.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 175 (7.03%) XML
19 162 (6.51%) Node.js
20 128 (5.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 194 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 163 (6.55%) iPad
3 111 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 110 (4.42%) Enterprise Software
5 92 (3.70%) Mobile App
6 76 (3.05%) Inversion of Control
7 75 (3.01%) Replication
8 58 (2.33%) Clustering
9 54 (2.17%) User Experience
10 51 (2.05%) Data Centre
11 40 (1.61%) N-Tier
12 37 (1.49%) Management Information System
13 33 (1.33%) Statistics
14 30 (1.21%) Visualisation
15 29 (1.17%) iPhone
16 24 (0.96%) Data Extraction
16 24 (0.96%) Data Integration
17 23 (0.92%) Social Network
18 22 (0.88%) Tandem
19 18 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 506 (20.34%) Windows
2 223 (8.96%) Windows Server
3 137 (5.51%) Linux
4 92 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (3.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (2.21%) Android
7 54 (2.17%) Unix
8 35 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 27 (1.09%) Apple iOS
10 26 (1.05%) Windows 10
11 23 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 14 (0.56%) HPUX
14 11 (0.44%) Mac OS X
14 11 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
15 9 (0.36%) Solaris
16 5 (0.20%) AIX
17 4 (0.16%) CentOS
18 2 (0.080%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 910 (36.58%) Agile Software Development
2 809 (32.52%) MVC
3 490 (19.69%) TDD
4 365 (14.67%) Business Intelligence
5 282 (11.33%) Web Application Development
6 276 (11.09%) Web Development
7 253 (10.17%) Scrum
8 221 (8.88%) BDD
9 214 (8.60%) OO
10 211 (8.48%) Software Engineering
11 190 (7.64%) ETL
12 178 (7.15%) Dependency Injection
13 172 (6.91%) SDLC
14 169 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
15 161 (6.47%) ITIL
16 158 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
17 153 (6.15%) Kanban
18 124 (4.98%) Mentoring
19 115 (4.62%) E-Commerce
20 106 (4.26%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1335 (53.66%) C#
2 1273 (51.17%) SQL
3 559 (22.47%) JavaScript
4 510 (20.50%) T-SQL
5 261 (10.49%) VB.NET
6 144 (5.79%) PowerShell
7 122 (4.90%) Ruby
8 117 (4.70%) Java
9 104 (4.18%) PHP
10 87 (3.50%) VB
11 74 (2.97%) VBA
12 51 (2.05%) Python
13 38 (1.53%) C++
14 33 (1.33%) F#
15 30 (1.21%) VBScript
16 27 (1.09%) Perl
17 23 (0.92%) VB6
18 21 (0.84%) Shell Script
19 19 (0.76%) Bash Shell
19 19 (0.76%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 175 (7.03%) Degree
2 134 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (1.93%) MCSE
4 32 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.05%) ISEB
6 25 (1.00%) CCNA
6 25 (1.00%) MCSA
7 18 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (0.60%) PMI Certification
9 12 (0.48%) MCTS
10 11 (0.44%) EMC Certification
11 10 (0.40%) MCITP
11 10 (0.40%) MCT
11 10 (0.40%) PhD
11 10 (0.40%) Security Cleared
12 9 (0.36%) NCIE
13 8 (0.32%) MCP
13 8 (0.32%) SC Cleared
14 7 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (2.97%) QA
2 35 (1.41%) SLA
3 33 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 30 (1.21%) Data Quality
5 29 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 21 (0.84%) WAI
7 8 (0.32%) HL7
7 8 (0.32%) ISO 9000
8 7 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.080%) COBIT
10 1 (0.040%) PA-DSS
10 1 (0.040%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 96 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.09%) Hyper-V
4 35 (1.41%) vSphere
5 19 (0.76%) Docker
5 19 (0.76%) VMware ESX
5 19 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (0.44%) vCloud
9 9 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (0.36%) XenApp
10 6 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 6 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.12%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.12%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.080%) NDS
13 2 (0.080%) NetIQ eDirectory
13 2 (0.080%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 41 (1.65%) Kibana
2 36 (1.45%) Puppet
3 31 (1.25%) SCCM
4 30 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (0.88%) Ansible
6 17 (0.68%) SCOM
6 17 (0.68%) WSUS
7 11 (0.44%) AirWatch
7 11 (0.44%) vMotion
8 10 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 9 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 8 (0.32%) logstash
10 8 (0.32%) NetBackup
11 7 (0.28%) Salt
11 7 (0.28%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.24%) Business Desktop Deployment
12 6 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (0.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 939 (37.74%) Microsoft
2 210 (8.44%) Oracle
3 166 (6.67%) VMware
4 71 (2.85%) Google
5 69 (2.77%) Cisco
6 57 (2.29%) Tableau
7 43 (1.73%) Citrix
8 34 (1.37%) SAP
9 30 (1.21%) IBM
10 27 (1.09%) Cognos
11 24 (0.96%) HP
12 22 (0.88%) Xamarin
13 19 (0.76%) Hyperion
14 18 (0.72%) Intel Security
15 17 (0.68%) PayPal
16 16 (0.64%) Teradata
17 15 (0.60%) EMC
17 15 (0.60%) RedGate
17 15 (0.60%) Zerto
18 14 (0.56%) Talend
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