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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 1022 1346 1636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 18.46% 21.10% 23.11%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.07% 58.75% 64.84%
Number of salaries quoted 931 1201 1413
Median salary £39,750 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £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
1760 2291 2523
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 31.79% 35.91% 35.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1524 1955 2156
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -3 614 £40,000 - 102
Cheshire 0 199 £37,000 -7.50% 43
Merseyside 0 107 £40,000 - 17
Lancashire -3 85 £33,750 -3.57% 13
Cumbria -4 9 £45,000 +55.17% 5
SQL Server
England

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1171 (55.68%) .NET
2 1099 (52.26%) C#
3 1001 (47.60%) SQL
4 810 (38.52%) ASP.NET
5 766 (36.42%) Microsoft
6 727 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
7 671 (31.91%) MVC
8 480 (22.82%) JavaScript
9 453 (21.54%) T-SQL
10 450 (21.40%) CSS
10 450 (21.40%) Windows
11 441 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 439 (20.87%) HTML
13 425 (20.21%) Finance
14 417 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
15 413 (19.64%) TDD
16 400 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 363 (17.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 350 (16.64%) MS Excel
19 346 (16.45%) SQL Server 2014
20 339 (16.12%) WCF
21 330 (15.69%) jQuery
22 319 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
23 300 (14.27%) .NET Framework
24 278 (13.22%) Web Services
25 246 (11.70%) Scrum
26 236 (11.22%) Degree
27 231 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
28 229 (10.89%) Web Development
29 224 (10.65%) 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
1 135 (6.42%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.61%) CMS
3 67 (3.19%) IIS
4 64 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
5 49 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 30 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
7 29 (1.38%) Umbraco
8 26 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 25 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
10 24 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 21 (1.00%) Skype for Business
12 19 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 14 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (0.62%) Apache
15 11 (0.52%) WebSphere
16 9 (0.43%) Drupal
16 9 (0.43%) EPiServer CMS
16 9 (0.43%) Sitecore CMS
17 8 (0.38%) GeoServer
18 7 (0.33%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 350 (16.64%) MS Excel
2 100 (4.76%) MS Office
3 31 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.09%) Photoshop
5 16 (0.76%) Fireworks
6 14 (0.67%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.29%) SPSS
8 4 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.14%) MS Project
10 2 (0.095%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 23 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.00%) Visualfiles
3 14 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
4 11 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.52%) SDL Web 8
5 5 (0.24%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.14%) FastStats
6 3 (0.14%) OPENContractor
6 3 (0.14%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.095%) Infor M3
7 2 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.048%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.048%) Epicor Tropos
8 1 (0.048%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.048%) OpenCart
8 1 (0.048%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.048%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.048%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 190 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 85 (4.04%) Amazon AWS
3 56 (2.66%) Office 365
4 26 (1.24%) Google Play
5 21 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 20 (0.95%) SaaS
7 16 (0.76%) PaaS
8 13 (0.62%) IaaS
9 9 (0.43%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.38%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
12 5 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (0.24%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.24%) GitHub
13 4 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 3 (0.14%) Sage Pay
15 1 (0.048%) Azure Active Directory
15 1 (0.048%) SmartFocus
Communications & Networking
1 83 (3.95%) Internet
2 68 (3.23%) SAN
3 47 (2.23%) Firewall
3 47 (2.23%) VPN
4 40 (1.90%) DNS
5 36 (1.71%) LAN
6 33 (1.57%) DHCP
7 31 (1.47%) HTTP
8 29 (1.38%) WAN
9 26 (1.24%) TCP/IP
10 16 (0.76%) VLAN
11 14 (0.67%) NAS
12 11 (0.52%) MPLS
13 10 (0.48%) Intranet
13 10 (0.48%) VoIP
14 8 (0.38%) IP Telephony
14 8 (0.38%) Network Security
15 7 (0.33%) Ethernet
15 7 (0.33%) IPv4
15 7 (0.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 441 (20.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 400 (19.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 363 (17.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 346 (16.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 231 (10.98%) SQL Server 2012
6 212 (10.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 200 (9.51%) Data Warehouse
8 157 (7.47%) Relational Database
9 128 (6.09%) MySQL
10 124 (5.90%) NoSQL
11 106 (5.04%) SQL Server 2005
12 66 (3.14%) Power BI
13 60 (2.85%) MongoDB
14 57 (2.71%) RDBMS
15 48 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
16 47 (2.23%) QlikView
17 42 (2.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 40 (1.90%) MS Access
18 40 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
19 35 (1.66%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 177 (8.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 168 (7.99%) Visual Studio
3 167 (7.94%) Git (software)
4 97 (4.61%) NUnit
5 79 (3.76%) Subversion
6 76 (3.61%) MSTest
7 62 (2.95%) Moq
8 59 (2.81%) Rhino Mocks
9 56 (2.66%) JIRA
10 53 (2.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 39 (1.85%) Selenium
12 30 (1.43%) JUnit
13 29 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.24%) Oracle Forms
15 20 (0.95%) SpecFlow
16 17 (0.81%) Jenkins
17 9 (0.43%) AccuRev
17 9 (0.43%) FxCop
17 9 (0.43%) Octopus Deploy
17 9 (0.43%) StyleCop
General
1 425 (20.21%) Finance
2 86 (4.09%) Games
3 77 (3.66%) Legal
4 68 (3.23%) Banking
5 62 (2.95%) Marketing
6 57 (2.71%) Retail
7 51 (2.43%) Telecoms
8 39 (1.85%) Law
9 31 (1.47%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.19%) Back Office
11 15 (0.71%) Advertising
12 13 (0.62%) Billing
13 12 (0.57%) Music Industry
14 10 (0.48%) Financial Institution
15 8 (0.38%) Local Government
15 8 (0.38%) Publishing
16 3 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
17 2 (0.095%) Arabic Language
17 2 (0.095%) Electronics
17 2 (0.095%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1318 (62.67%) Developer
2 767 (36.47%) .NET Developer
3 456 (21.68%) C# Developer
4 375 (17.83%) C# .NET Developer
5 254 (12.08%) ASP.NET Developer
6 230 (10.94%) Analyst
7 227 (10.79%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 214 (10.18%) SQL Developer
9 175 (8.32%) DBA
10 166 (7.89%) SQL DBA
11 163 (7.75%) Software Developer
12 142 (6.75%) Senior Developer
13 140 (6.66%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 130 (6.18%) .NET Software Developer
15 107 (5.09%) C# Software Developer
16 99 (4.71%) Web Developer
17 82 (3.90%) .NET Web Developer
17 82 (3.90%) Administrator
17 82 (3.90%) Applications Support
18 81 (3.85%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1171 (55.68%) .NET
2 810 (38.52%) ASP.NET
3 450 (21.40%) CSS
4 439 (20.87%) HTML
5 417 (19.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 339 (16.12%) WCF
7 330 (15.69%) jQuery
8 300 (14.27%) .NET Framework
9 278 (13.22%) Web Services
10 215 (10.22%) ASP.NET Web API
11 208 (9.89%) XML
12 201 (9.56%) AngularJS
13 200 (9.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
14 166 (7.89%) Entity Framework
15 157 (7.47%) HTML5
16 156 (7.42%) RESTful
16 156 (7.42%) WPF
17 130 (6.18%) Node.js
18 125 (5.94%) LINQ
19 111 (5.28%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 224 (10.65%) Analytical Skills
2 151 (7.18%) Replication
3 92 (4.37%) Enterprise Software
4 86 (4.09%) Clustering
5 84 (3.99%) Computer Science
6 80 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 76 (3.61%) Mobile App
8 73 (3.47%) iPad
9 61 (2.90%) Inversion of Control
10 44 (2.09%) Data Centre
11 34 (1.62%) User Experience
12 33 (1.57%) N-Tier
13 27 (1.28%) Social Network
14 26 (1.24%) iPhone
15 23 (1.09%) Credit Risk
15 23 (1.09%) Visualisation
16 22 (1.05%) Data Structures
17 21 (1.00%) Data Integration
17 21 (1.00%) Mathematics
18 20 (0.95%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 450 (21.40%) Windows
2 143 (6.80%) Windows Server
3 85 (4.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 84 (3.99%) Linux
5 76 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 61 (2.90%) Android
7 46 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 41 (1.95%) Unix
9 35 (1.66%) Windows 10
10 32 (1.52%) Windows 7
11 29 (1.38%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.09%) CentOS
13 18 (0.86%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.71%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 9 (0.43%) AIX
16 9 (0.43%) Solaris
17 7 (0.33%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.29%) Windows CE
19 5 (0.24%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 727 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
2 671 (31.91%) MVC
3 413 (19.64%) TDD
4 319 (15.17%) Business Intelligence
5 246 (11.70%) Scrum
6 229 (10.89%) Web Development
7 199 (9.46%) OO
8 191 (9.08%) Continuous Integration
9 190 (9.03%) Web Application Development
10 178 (8.46%) BDD
11 164 (7.80%) Mentoring
12 142 (6.75%) Software Engineering
13 138 (6.56%) Dependency Injection
14 126 (5.99%) High Availability
14 126 (5.99%) ITIL
15 123 (5.85%) ETL
15 123 (5.85%) Unit Testing
16 121 (5.75%) Project Management
17 117 (5.56%) Kanban
18 91 (4.33%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1099 (52.26%) C#
2 1001 (47.60%) SQL
3 480 (22.82%) JavaScript
4 453 (21.54%) T-SQL
5 170 (8.08%) Java
6 136 (6.47%) VB.NET
7 102 (4.85%) VB
8 82 (3.90%) PowerShell
9 76 (3.61%) Ruby
10 65 (3.09%) VBA
11 63 (3.00%) PHP
12 60 (2.85%) C++
13 35 (1.66%) C
14 33 (1.57%) VBScript
15 29 (1.38%) VB6
16 22 (1.05%) XPath
17 21 (1.00%) TypeScript
18 16 (0.76%) ANSI SQL
19 15 (0.71%) F#
19 15 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 236 (11.22%) Degree
2 89 (4.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (1.85%) ISEB
4 31 (1.47%) MCSE
5 23 (1.09%) ISTQB
6 21 (1.00%) MCSA
7 19 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (0.90%) Security Cleared
8 17 (0.81%) CCNA
8 17 (0.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (0.76%) PMI Certification
10 15 (0.71%) MCT
11 13 (0.62%) HND
11 13 (0.62%) SC Cleared
12 12 (0.57%) MCITP
13 10 (0.48%) PMP
14 9 (0.43%) CCNP
15 8 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 7 (0.33%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.19%) QA
2 41 (1.95%) SLA
3 19 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.52%) ISO 9001
7 8 (0.38%) WAI
8 3 (0.14%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.095%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.048%) COBIT
System Software
1 124 (5.90%) Active Directory
2 81 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 15 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (0.57%) Terminal Server
6 11 (0.52%) vSphere
7 10 (0.48%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (0.33%) SRDF
9 7 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 6 (0.29%) Terminal Services
11 5 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 5 (0.24%) XenApp
12 4 (0.19%) HDFS
13 2 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.095%) vCloud
13 2 (0.095%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.048%) NFS
14 1 (0.048%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 24 (1.14%) LiteSpeed
2 19 (0.90%) Kibana
2 19 (0.90%) SCCM
3 13 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (0.52%) WSUS
5 9 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (0.38%) Puppet
6 8 (0.38%) SCVMM
7 7 (0.33%) Backup Exec
7 7 (0.33%) HP SIM
7 7 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 6 (0.29%) Ansible
9 5 (0.24%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (0.24%) MobiControl
9 5 (0.24%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle RMAN
10 4 (0.19%) Packer
11 3 (0.14%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 766 (36.42%) Microsoft
2 213 (10.13%) Oracle
3 116 (5.52%) VMware
4 59 (2.81%) IBM
5 58 (2.76%) Cisco
6 53 (2.52%) Google
7 43 (2.04%) Citrix
8 34 (1.62%) Remedy
9 32 (1.52%) EMC
9 32 (1.52%) HP
9 32 (1.52%) Tableau
9 32 (1.52%) Twitter
10 29 (1.38%) Facebook
11 28 (1.33%) RedGate
12 26 (1.24%) EPiServer
13 25 (1.19%) Cognos
14 22 (1.05%) SAP
15 20 (0.95%) Bloomberg
15 20 (0.95%) Reuters
16 19 (0.90%) iManage
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + depending on experience + Bens
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, 25 days
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