Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for SQL Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited SQL Server over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 601 515 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.91% 22.77% 21.05%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.44% 67.23% 65.03%
Number of salaries quoted 518 499 500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,250 £26,175
90th Percentile £55,000 £50,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the Databases and Business Intelligence category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 1,104 766 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 32.90% 33.86% 32.36%
Number of salaries quoted 874 647 738
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £28,750 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £57,850 £57,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +1 156 £45,000 +12.50% 25
Chester +1 84 £45,000 +25.00% 17
Macclesfield 0 74 £42,500 +21.43% 12
Wilmslow +4 58 £42,500 - 9
Knutsford -24 38 £50,500 +38.36% 6
Crewe -9 34 £37,500 -6.25% 7
Nantwich +3 30 £32,250 -28.33% 1
Congleton -5 13 £35,000 +7.69%
Alderley Edge -2 12 £37,500 +36.36% 1
Sandbach +5 9 £37,500 +25.00%
Runcorn -7 6 £38,000 +1.33% 3
Northwich -9 5 £32,500 +1.56% 1
Ellesmere Port +10 2 £43,750 -7.89% 1
Middlewich - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT jobs citing SQL Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 375 (62.40%) .NET
2 373 (62.06%) C#
3 295 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
4 283 (47.09%) MVC
5 277 (46.09%) ASP.NET
6 247 (41.10%) SQL
7 215 (35.77%) Microsoft
8 195 (32.45%) ASP.NET MVC
9 167 (27.79%) TDD
10 157 (26.12%) JavaScript
11 150 (24.96%) HTML
12 144 (23.96%) ASP.NET Web API
13 140 (23.29%) Git (software)
14 128 (21.30%) AngularJS
15 124 (20.63%) RESTful
15 124 (20.63%) CSS
16 123 (20.47%) Finance
17 121 (20.13%) Web Application Development
18 119 (19.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
19 117 (19.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 111 (18.47%) BDD
21 107 (17.80%) WCF
22 103 (17.14%) Node.js
23 102 (16.97%) OO
24 101 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
25 99 (16.47%) .NET Framework
26 94 (15.64%) Ruby
26 94 (15.64%) T-SQL
27 92 (15.31%) Windows
28 91 (15.14%) SQL Server 2016

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 27 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.00%) CMS
3 17 (2.83%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.83%) NServiceBus
3 17 (2.83%) Umbraco
4 15 (2.50%) Skype for Business
5 13 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (2.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.00%) Confluence
7 6 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.67%) IIS
9 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.33%) JBoss
10 2 (0.33%) OpenEdge
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
3 6 (1.00%) Chatbot
4 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.16%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.33%) FastStats
3 2 (0.33%) Magento
3 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 61 (10.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 53 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.83%) GitHub
4 20 (3.33%) DigitalOcean
5 17 (2.83%) Office 365
6 6 (1.00%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.83%) Serverless
8 4 (0.67%) SaaS
9 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.33%) npm
11 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.49%) Internet
2 12 (2.00%) DNS
3 11 (1.83%) WAN
4 10 (1.66%) Firewall
5 8 (1.33%) LAN
5 8 (1.33%) VPN
6 7 (1.16%) VoIP
7 6 (1.00%) HTTP
7 6 (1.00%) VLAN
8 5 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (0.67%) DHCP
9 4 (0.67%) Network Security
9 4 (0.67%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.50%) SAN
11 2 (0.33%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (0.33%) Hyperconnected
11 2 (0.33%) PBX
11 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
11 2 (0.33%) Wireless
12 1 (0.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.14%) SQL Server 2016
2 78 (12.98%) SQL Server 2014
3 74 (12.31%) NoSQL
3 74 (12.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (12.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (11.98%) MongoDB
5 55 (9.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
7 51 (8.49%) MySQL
8 33 (5.49%) Relational Database
9 28 (4.66%) Power BI
10 17 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
11 16 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 16 (2.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 13 (2.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (2.16%) QlikView
13 12 (2.00%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.83%) MariaDB
15 10 (1.66%) DB2
16 9 (1.50%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 140 (23.29%) Git (software)
2 44 (7.32%) Visual Studio
3 36 (5.99%) JIRA
4 32 (5.32%) TeamCity
5 27 (4.49%) Jenkins
5 27 (4.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 20 (3.33%) PHPUnit
7 19 (3.16%) Selenium
8 13 (2.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (2.00%) CA Release Automation
10 11 (1.83%) Gradle
10 11 (1.83%) Maven
11 9 (1.50%) Bitbucket
12 8 (1.33%) Subversion
13 7 (1.16%) Jasmine
13 7 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
14 5 (0.83%) Grunt
14 5 (0.83%) gulp
14 5 (0.83%) SpecFlow
General
1 123 (20.47%) Finance
2 46 (7.65%) Advertising
3 39 (6.49%) Games
4 33 (5.49%) Banking
5 25 (4.16%) Investment Banking
6 18 (3.00%) Marketing
7 15 (2.50%) Law
8 5 (0.83%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
11 2 (0.33%) Local Government
11 2 (0.33%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.33%) Retail
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 407 (67.72%) Developer
2 255 (42.43%) .NET Developer
3 115 (19.13%) C# Developer
4 84 (13.98%) C# .NET Developer
5 64 (10.65%) Software Developer
6 52 (8.65%) .NET Software Developer
7 41 (6.82%) Analyst
8 38 (6.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 35 (5.82%) DBA
10 34 (5.66%) C# Software Developer
11 31 (5.16%) SQL Developer
12 30 (4.99%) ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (4.83%) Senior Developer
14 27 (4.49%) SQL DBA
15 26 (4.33%) C# ASP.NET Developer
16 23 (3.83%) Messaging Developer
17 22 (3.66%) PHP Developer
18 20 (3.33%) MongoDB Developer
18 20 (3.33%) MySQL Developer
18 20 (3.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (62.40%) .NET
2 277 (46.09%) ASP.NET
3 195 (32.45%) ASP.NET MVC
4 150 (24.96%) HTML
5 144 (23.96%) ASP.NET Web API
6 128 (21.30%) AngularJS
7 124 (20.63%) CSS
7 124 (20.63%) RESTful
8 119 (19.80%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 117 (19.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 107 (17.80%) WCF
11 103 (17.14%) Node.js
12 99 (16.47%) .NET Framework
13 77 (12.81%) jQuery
14 72 (11.98%) Web Services
15 67 (11.15%) KnockoutJS
16 55 (9.15%) Entity Framework
17 51 (8.49%) REST
18 43 (7.15%) RabbitMQ
19 38 (6.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.82%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (5.32%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.49%) Enterprise Software
4 24 (3.99%) Fintech
5 23 (3.83%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (3.49%) Client/Server
7 20 (3.33%) User Experience
8 17 (2.83%) Mobile App
8 17 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
9 14 (2.33%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.66%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.50%) W3C
12 7 (1.16%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.00%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.00%) NHS
13 6 (1.00%) RIA
14 5 (0.83%) PMI
14 5 (0.83%) Replication
15 4 (0.67%) Clustering
15 4 (0.67%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 92 (15.31%) Windows
2 60 (9.98%) Linux
3 52 (8.65%) Unix
4 35 (5.82%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (3.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (1.66%) AIX
8 6 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (0.83%) Solaris
10 4 (0.67%) Android
10 4 (0.67%) HPUX
11 3 (0.50%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
11 3 (0.50%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (49.08%) Agile Software Development
2 283 (47.09%) MVC
3 167 (27.79%) TDD
4 121 (20.13%) Web Application Development
5 111 (18.47%) BDD
6 102 (16.97%) OO
7 101 (16.81%) Business Intelligence
8 60 (9.98%) Dependency Injection
9 58 (9.65%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (7.15%) ETL
10 43 (7.15%) Scrum
11 41 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (6.66%) Test Automation
13 39 (6.49%) SDLC
14 38 (6.32%) Software Engineering
15 37 (6.16%) Collaborative Working
16 33 (5.49%) Web Development
17 30 (4.99%) Kanban
17 30 (4.99%) Unit Testing
18 29 (4.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 373 (62.06%) C#
2 247 (41.10%) SQL
3 157 (26.12%) JavaScript
4 94 (15.64%) Ruby
4 94 (15.64%) T-SQL
5 47 (7.82%) PHP
6 41 (6.82%) PowerShell
7 37 (6.16%) Java
8 26 (4.33%) Python
9 23 (3.83%) F#
10 16 (2.66%) VB.NET
11 12 (2.00%) VB
12 11 (1.83%) PHP 5
12 11 (1.83%) VB6
13 7 (1.16%) Perl
13 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 7 (1.16%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.16%) VBA
14 5 (0.83%) C
15 4 (0.67%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 31 (5.16%) Degree
2 27 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (1.83%) MCSE
4 8 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (0.83%) PMI Certification
6 4 (0.67%) MCP
6 4 (0.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.50%) ISTQB
7 3 (0.50%) MCPD
7 3 (0.50%) MCSD
8 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.33%) CISSP
8 2 (0.33%) ISEB
8 2 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.33%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.17%) CCNA
9 1 (0.17%) CCNP
9 1 (0.17%) MCITP
9 1 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.16%) SLA
2 6 (1.00%) QA
3 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.17%) GDPR
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (7.82%) Active Directory
2 23 (3.83%) Hyper-V
3 17 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.33%) Docker
4 8 (1.33%) vSphere
5 7 (1.16%) XenApp
6 5 (0.83%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (0.33%) Firmware
8 1 (0.17%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 26 (4.33%) WSUS
2 23 (3.83%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 23 (3.83%) Kibana
3 14 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.16%) Puppet
5 6 (1.00%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.83%) SCCM
6 5 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.50%) SCOM
8 2 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.33%) Nagios
8 2 (0.33%) Netcool
8 2 (0.33%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (0.17%) Ambari
9 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
9 1 (0.17%) Ganglia
9 1 (0.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 215 (35.77%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.99%) Oracle
3 37 (6.16%) VMware
4 27 (4.49%) Citrix
5 20 (3.33%) New Relic
6 19 (3.16%) Google
7 17 (2.83%) IBM
8 16 (2.66%) Tableau
9 14 (2.33%) Facebook
10 12 (2.00%) Teradata
11 11 (1.83%) HP
12 9 (1.50%) Twitter
13 6 (1.00%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (1.00%) Splunk
14 5 (0.83%) Cisco
15 4 (0.67%) Atlassian
15 4 (0.67%) McAfee
15 4 (0.67%) RedGate
15 4 (0.67%) Sybase