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 26 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 5 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1186 1322 1603
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 19.42% 19.71% 21.58%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.60% 56.67% 58.61%
Number of salaries quoted 1063 1210 1369
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £29,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £47,900
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
2024 2333 2735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 33.14% 34.78% 36.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1754 1980 2250
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £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 26 August 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 26 August 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 -3 657 £40,000 - 143
Cheshire -1 266 £36,500 -8.75% 44
Merseyside +9 132 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Lancashire 0 97 £35,000 - 20
Cumbria -1 17 £45,000 +28.57% 1
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 1261 (57.98%) .NET
2 1197 (55.03%) C#
3 1057 (48.60%) SQL
4 896 (41.20%) ASP.NET
5 795 (36.55%) Microsoft
6 780 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
7 724 (33.29%) MVC
8 517 (23.77%) JavaScript
9 503 (23.13%) CSS
10 491 (22.57%) T-SQL
11 483 (22.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 451 (20.74%) HTML
13 441 (20.28%) Finance
14 429 (19.72%) TDD
15 424 (19.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 412 (18.94%) Windows
17 383 (17.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 375 (17.24%) SQL Server 2014
19 374 (17.20%) WCF
20 371 (17.06%) MS Excel
21 368 (16.92%) jQuery
22 329 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
23 328 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
24 322 (14.80%) .NET Framework
25 273 (12.55%) Web Development
26 261 (12.00%) Web Services
27 258 (11.86%) Scrum
28 239 (10.99%) Oracle
29 233 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
30 228 (10.48%) Analytical Skills

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
1 123 (5.66%) SharePoint
2 78 (3.59%) IIS
3 74 (3.40%) CMS
4 43 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
5 42 (1.93%) Umbraco
6 41 (1.89%) BizTalk Server
7 34 (1.56%) MS Exchange
8 28 (1.29%) Apache
9 21 (0.97%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.74%) NServiceBus
10 16 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.69%) SAS
12 14 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
13 12 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (0.55%) NetWeaver
14 11 (0.51%) Sitecore CMS
15 10 (0.46%) Drupal
15 10 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (0.46%) JBoss
16 9 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 371 (17.06%) MS Excel
2 101 (4.64%) MS Office
3 24 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 22 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 19 (0.87%) Fireworks
6 11 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.51%) SPSS
7 4 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.14%) MS Project
9 1 (0.046%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.046%) PaintShop Pro
9 1 (0.046%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.046%) Stata
Business Applications
1 32 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
2 14 (0.64%) Visualfiles
3 11 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.46%) SDL Web 8
5 9 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 9 (0.41%) Cognos Controller
5 9 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.14%) Magento
7 3 (0.14%) OpenCart
7 3 (0.14%) OPENContractor
7 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.14%) osCommerce
7 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.092%) Infor M3
9 1 (0.046%) Epicor Tropos
9 1 (0.046%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 177 (8.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 106 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (1.38%) Office 365
4 26 (1.20%) Google Play
5 24 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (1.10%) PaaS
6 23 (1.06%) SaaS
7 18 (0.83%) IaaS
8 12 (0.55%) Amazon S3
9 8 (0.37%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.23%) GitHub
11 4 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 3 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.14%) Sage Pay
13 2 (0.092%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 2 (0.092%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (3.59%) Internet
2 60 (2.76%) SAN
3 48 (2.21%) Firewall
4 44 (2.02%) VPN
5 43 (1.98%) DNS
6 27 (1.24%) DHCP
6 27 (1.24%) TCP/IP
7 24 (1.10%) HTTP
8 23 (1.06%) LAN
9 20 (0.92%) WAN
10 13 (0.60%) NAS
11 11 (0.51%) Intranet
11 11 (0.51%) VLAN
12 10 (0.46%) MPLS
12 10 (0.46%) VoIP
13 8 (0.37%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (0.37%) Wireless
14 7 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (0.23%) Ethernet
15 5 (0.23%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 424 (19.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 383 (17.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 375 (17.24%) SQL Server 2014
4 328 (15.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 225 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
6 208 (9.56%) SQL Server 2012
7 189 (8.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 173 (7.95%) MySQL
9 168 (7.72%) Relational Database
10 130 (5.98%) NoSQL
11 102 (4.69%) SQL Server 2005
12 75 (3.45%) MongoDB
13 69 (3.17%) RDBMS
14 57 (2.62%) Power BI
15 44 (2.02%) QlikView
16 42 (1.93%) Big Data
17 40 (1.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 36 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
19 34 (1.56%) Oracle Database
20 31 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 182 (8.37%) Team Foundation Server
2 166 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 153 (7.03%) Visual Studio
4 104 (4.78%) NUnit
5 80 (3.68%) JIRA
5 80 (3.68%) MSTest
6 77 (3.54%) Subversion
7 67 (3.08%) Moq
8 65 (2.99%) Rhino Mocks
9 48 (2.21%) Selenium
10 44 (2.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 39 (1.79%) TeamCity
12 36 (1.66%) SpecFlow
13 32 (1.47%) JUnit
14 16 (0.74%) FxCop
14 16 (0.74%) Mercurial
14 16 (0.74%) StyleCop
15 15 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
16 14 (0.64%) AccuRev
16 14 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 441 (20.28%) Finance
2 105 (4.83%) Games
3 88 (4.05%) Legal
4 65 (2.99%) Marketing
5 59 (2.71%) Banking
6 50 (2.30%) Retail
7 46 (2.11%) Law
8 40 (1.84%) Telecoms
9 39 (1.79%) Manufacturing
10 20 (0.92%) Advertising
11 19 (0.87%) Billing
12 13 (0.60%) Back Office
13 12 (0.55%) Music Industry
14 11 (0.51%) Local Government
15 10 (0.46%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 8 (0.37%) Publishing
18 5 (0.23%) Electronics
19 2 (0.092%) Arabic Language
19 2 (0.092%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1395 (64.14%) Developer
2 866 (39.82%) .NET Developer
3 541 (24.87%) C# Developer
4 450 (20.69%) C# .NET Developer
5 285 (13.10%) ASP.NET Developer
6 273 (12.55%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 262 (12.05%) SQL Developer
8 242 (11.13%) Analyst
9 222 (10.21%) Software Developer
10 194 (8.92%) .NET Software Developer
10 194 (8.92%) DBA
11 180 (8.28%) SQL DBA
12 170 (7.82%) C# Software Developer
13 157 (7.22%) Senior Developer
14 118 (5.43%) Business Intelligence Developer
15 104 (4.78%) Web Developer
16 93 (4.28%) Applications Support
16 93 (4.28%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 87 (4.00%) Junior
18 86 (3.95%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1261 (57.98%) .NET
2 896 (41.20%) ASP.NET
3 503 (23.13%) CSS
4 483 (22.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 451 (20.74%) HTML
6 374 (17.20%) WCF
7 368 (16.92%) jQuery
8 322 (14.80%) .NET Framework
9 261 (12.00%) Web Services
10 233 (10.71%) ASP.NET Web API
11 225 (10.34%) AngularJS
12 204 (9.38%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 201 (9.24%) Entity Framework
14 190 (8.74%) XML
15 172 (7.91%) RESTful
16 166 (7.63%) WPF
17 161 (7.40%) HTML5
18 144 (6.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 125 (5.75%) Node.js
20 121 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 228 (10.48%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (6.48%) Replication
3 114 (5.24%) Enterprise Software
4 111 (5.10%) iPad
5 103 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 87 (4.00%) Clustering
7 84 (3.86%) Mobile App
8 68 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
9 59 (2.71%) Management Information System
10 44 (2.02%) User Experience
11 40 (1.84%) Data Centre
12 30 (1.38%) Data Integration
13 26 (1.20%) iPhone
14 23 (1.06%) Social Network
14 23 (1.06%) Visualisation
15 18 (0.83%) N-Tier
15 18 (0.83%) PMI
16 16 (0.74%) Credit Risk
17 14 (0.64%) Driving Licence
18 13 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 412 (18.94%) Windows
2 154 (7.08%) Windows Server
3 83 (3.82%) Linux
4 77 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 73 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 57 (2.62%) Unix
7 50 (2.30%) Android
8 38 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (1.38%) Windows 7
10 27 (1.24%) Windows 10
11 22 (1.01%) Mac OS X
12 16 (0.74%) CentOS
13 14 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.60%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.41%) Solaris
15 9 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.32%) AIX
16 7 (0.32%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.28%) Windows CE
18 3 (0.14%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (35.86%) Agile Software Development
2 724 (33.29%) MVC
3 429 (19.72%) TDD
4 329 (15.13%) Business Intelligence
5 273 (12.55%) Web Development
6 258 (11.86%) Scrum
7 212 (9.75%) Web Application Development
8 206 (9.47%) BDD
9 189 (8.69%) OO
10 180 (8.28%) Continuous Integration
11 164 (7.54%) Software Engineering
12 159 (7.31%) ETL
13 154 (7.08%) Dependency Injection
14 153 (7.03%) Mentoring
15 145 (6.67%) SDLC
16 140 (6.44%) Unit Testing
17 124 (5.70%) ITIL
18 123 (5.66%) Kanban
19 117 (5.38%) High Availability
20 101 (4.64%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1197 (55.03%) C#
2 1057 (48.60%) SQL
3 517 (23.77%) JavaScript
4 491 (22.57%) T-SQL
5 168 (7.72%) VB.NET
6 128 (5.89%) Java
7 102 (4.69%) PowerShell
8 90 (4.14%) Ruby
9 81 (3.72%) VB
10 65 (2.99%) PHP
11 61 (2.80%) VBA
12 43 (1.98%) C++
13 26 (1.20%) PL/SQL
14 24 (1.10%) F#
15 23 (1.06%) VBScript
16 21 (0.97%) Python
17 18 (0.83%) C
18 17 (0.78%) R
19 16 (0.74%) XPath
20 15 (0.69%) VB6
Qualifications
1 215 (9.89%) Degree
2 114 (5.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (1.61%) ISEB
4 30 (1.38%) MCSE
5 28 (1.29%) PMI Certification
6 21 (0.97%) MCSA
7 16 (0.74%) MCT
7 16 (0.74%) Security Cleared
8 14 (0.64%) HND
9 13 (0.60%) CCNA
9 13 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (0.55%) SC Cleared
11 10 (0.46%) EMC Certification
11 10 (0.46%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 10 (0.46%) PMP
12 8 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 7 (0.32%) MCITP
14 6 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.13%) QA
2 32 (1.47%) SLA
3 19 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 17 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.46%) WAI
6 8 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.14%) ISO27002
8 1 (0.046%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.046%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 75 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (0.55%) Terminal Server
6 11 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (0.51%) vSphere
6 11 (0.51%) XenApp
7 8 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (0.37%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (0.28%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.14%) SRDF
9 3 (0.14%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.092%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (0.092%) HDFS
10 2 (0.092%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 29 (1.33%) Kibana
2 22 (1.01%) SCCM
3 14 (0.64%) LiteSpeed
4 11 (0.51%) AirWatch
4 11 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 8 (0.37%) SCOM
5 8 (0.37%) SCVMM
5 8 (0.37%) WSUS
6 7 (0.32%) Puppet
7 6 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.23%) Ansible
8 5 (0.23%) Data Guard
8 5 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (0.23%) MobiControl
8 5 (0.23%) WMI
9 3 (0.14%) Packer
10 2 (0.092%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.092%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.092%) vMotion
Vendors
1 795 (36.55%) Microsoft
2 239 (10.99%) Oracle
3 116 (5.33%) VMware
4 60 (2.76%) Google
5 55 (2.53%) IBM
6 54 (2.48%) Cisco
7 47 (2.16%) Citrix
8 44 (2.02%) SAP
9 35 (1.61%) HP
10 34 (1.56%) Cognos
11 32 (1.47%) EMC
11 32 (1.47%) RedGate
12 31 (1.43%) Remedy
12 31 (1.43%) Tableau
13 25 (1.15%) iManage
14 22 (1.01%) Facebook
15 20 (0.92%) EPiServer
16 19 (0.87%) Twitter
17 18 (0.83%) NetApp
17 18 (0.83%) Xamarin
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Salary: Up to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30 - £35 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000-35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £33000.00 per annum + 18% pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 65,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + flexible working unlmtd holidays
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + flexible working hours, 25 days holiday
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000-45,000, Flexi-time, Funded Training, Share Scheme, Health Ins
Posted: 21 hours ago
Preston, Lancashire
Head Resourcing
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bonus scheme, share options, pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chorley, Lancashire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35k plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Rochdale, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + 20% bonus, flexible working hours, pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Bolton, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + competitive benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Bonuses & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago