Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 525 486 757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.43% 22.02% 22.98%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.33% 68.84% 60.66%
Number of salaries quoted 489 474 725
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £29,100
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £51,250
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 900 706 1248
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.59% 31.99% 37.89%
Number of salaries quoted 749 642 1087
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £56,125 £53,100
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

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 23 October 2017.

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 23 October 2017. 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 0 176 £40,000 - 12
Chester +3 59 £40,000 +14.29% 9
Wilmslow +6 50 £42,500 +10.39% 2
Crewe +2 49 £38,000 +16.03% 2
Macclesfield -7 29 £40,000 +23.08% 3
Runcorn +1 28 £32,500 -13.33% 1
Knutsford -26 28 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Northwich +5 13 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Alderley Edge - 9 £40,000 -
Ellesmere Port -7 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Daresbury -5 3 £42,500 +7.59%
Congleton - 3 £31,250 -
Nantwich -1 2 £35,000 -12.50%
Winsford +1 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Sandbach - 1 £30,000 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 340 (64.76%) .NET
2 334 (63.62%) C#
3 266 (50.67%) ASP.NET
4 237 (45.14%) MVC
5 230 (43.81%) Microsoft
6 225 (42.86%) SQL
7 223 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
8 155 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC
8 155 (29.52%) HTML
9 136 (25.90%) JavaScript
10 119 (22.67%) CSS
11 118 (22.48%) AngularJS
12 113 (21.52%) TDD
13 108 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
14 107 (20.38%) T-SQL
15 103 (19.62%) Web Services
15 103 (19.62%) Windows
16 102 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
17 101 (19.24%) RESTful
18 96 (18.29%) jQuery
19 94 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
20 87 (16.57%) .NET Framework
20 87 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
20 87 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
21 83 (15.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
21 83 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
22 82 (15.62%) Web Application Development
23 81 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 76 (14.48%) Git (software)
25 73 (13.90%) Visual Studio

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 (5.14%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (4.19%) IIS
2 22 (4.19%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.48%) NServiceBus
4 11 (2.10%) CMS
5 10 (1.90%) Apache
6 9 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.71%) Umbraco
7 7 (1.33%) JBoss
8 6 (1.14%) MS Exchange
9 5 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.19%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.19%) SAS
11 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (6.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.76%) Fireworks
2 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.19%) HFM
3 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 83 (15.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.86%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.33%) Office 365
5 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.57%) GitHub
6 3 (0.57%) SaaS
7 2 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (0.38%) Google Play
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) npm
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.48%) Internet
2 9 (1.71%) HTTP
2 9 (1.71%) Wireless
3 6 (1.14%) Intranet
4 5 (0.95%) LAN
4 5 (0.95%) WAN
5 4 (0.76%) DNS
6 3 (0.57%) Firewall
6 3 (0.57%) VoIP
7 2 (0.38%) DHCP
7 2 (0.38%) MPLS
7 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.38%) SAN
7 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.19%) FTP
8 1 (0.19%) NAS
8 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.57%) SQL Server 2014
2 94 (17.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 81 (15.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 55 (10.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 53 (10.10%) MongoDB
6 51 (9.71%) Data Warehouse
7 45 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
8 42 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 39 (7.43%) NoSQL
10 36 (6.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 29 (5.52%) MySQL
12 24 (4.57%) Relational Database
13 20 (3.81%) Power BI
14 19 (3.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 17 (3.24%) DB2
16 14 (2.67%) QlikView
17 13 (2.48%) Crystal Reports
18 12 (2.29%) MS Access
19 10 (1.90%) Oracle Database
20 9 (1.71%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 76 (14.48%) Git (software)
2 73 (13.90%) Visual Studio
3 41 (7.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 36 (6.86%) TeamCity
5 28 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 27 (5.14%) Jenkins
7 20 (3.81%) JIRA
8 14 (2.67%) Subversion
9 13 (2.48%) Selenium
10 10 (1.90%) Bitbucket
11 9 (1.71%) Gradle
11 9 (1.71%) Jasmine
12 8 (1.52%) FxCop
12 8 (1.52%) Octopus Deploy
12 8 (1.52%) SpecFlow
12 8 (1.52%) StyleCop
13 6 (1.14%) MSTest
13 6 (1.14%) NUnit
14 4 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 66 (12.57%) Finance
2 29 (5.52%) Banking
3 18 (3.43%) Marketing
4 16 (3.05%) Retail
5 15 (2.86%) Advertising
6 12 (2.29%) Games
7 9 (1.71%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.14%) Legal
8 6 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.57%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.38%) Law
11 1 (0.19%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 383 (72.95%) Developer
2 250 (47.62%) .NET Developer
3 115 (21.90%) C# Developer
4 110 (20.95%) C# .NET Developer
5 68 (12.95%) Software Developer
6 66 (12.57%) .NET Software Developer
7 60 (11.43%) ASP.NET Developer
8 52 (9.90%) Analyst
9 51 (9.71%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 49 (9.33%) SQL Developer
11 34 (6.48%) C# Software Developer
12 30 (5.71%) Web Developer
13 28 (5.33%) Senior Developer
14 27 (5.14%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 27 (5.14%) Messaging Developer
15 24 (4.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
16 22 (4.19%) DBA
17 21 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
18 20 (3.81%) .NET Web Developer
19 18 (3.43%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (64.76%) .NET
2 266 (50.67%) ASP.NET
3 155 (29.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 155 (29.52%) HTML
4 119 (22.67%) CSS
5 118 (22.48%) AngularJS
6 103 (19.62%) Web Services
7 102 (19.43%) ASP.NET Web API
8 101 (19.24%) RESTful
9 96 (18.29%) jQuery
10 87 (16.57%) .NET Framework
10 87 (16.57%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 83 (15.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 65 (12.38%) WCF
13 62 (11.81%) Node.js
14 61 (11.62%) HTML5
15 56 (10.67%) XML
16 52 (9.90%) KnockoutJS
17 50 (9.52%) Entity Framework
18 45 (8.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.05%) Greenfield Project
2 32 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (5.33%) Mobile App
4 27 (5.14%) Computer Science
5 23 (4.38%) User Experience
6 21 (4.00%) N-Tier
7 18 (3.43%) Replication
8 15 (2.86%) iPad
9 9 (1.71%) Fintech
9 9 (1.71%) Mobile Computing
10 7 (1.33%) FMCG
11 5 (0.95%) NHS
11 5 (0.95%) RIA
11 5 (0.95%) Semantic Web
12 4 (0.76%) Clustering
12 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.76%) Life Science
12 4 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.57%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 103 (19.62%) Windows
2 30 (5.71%) Unix
3 26 (4.95%) Linux
4 11 (2.10%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.33%) AIX
6 7 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.76%) Android
7 4 (0.76%) Solaris
7 4 (0.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (45.14%) MVC
2 223 (42.48%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (21.52%) TDD
4 87 (16.57%) Business Intelligence
5 82 (15.62%) Web Application Development
6 67 (12.76%) OO
7 64 (12.19%) BDD
8 55 (10.48%) Web Development
9 46 (8.76%) Scrum
10 43 (8.19%) Dependency Injection
11 38 (7.24%) ETL
12 36 (6.86%) SDLC
13 34 (6.48%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (6.48%) Unit Testing
14 32 (6.10%) Kanban
14 32 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
15 30 (5.71%) Project Management
16 29 (5.52%) ITIL
17 27 (5.14%) Multithreading
17 27 (5.14%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 334 (63.62%) C#
2 225 (42.86%) SQL
3 136 (25.90%) JavaScript
4 107 (20.38%) T-SQL
5 61 (11.62%) Ruby
6 53 (10.10%) VB.NET
7 36 (6.86%) Java
8 27 (5.14%) F#
9 14 (2.67%) C
10 12 (2.29%) Perl
10 12 (2.29%) PowerShell
11 11 (2.10%) XPath
12 10 (1.90%) C++
12 10 (1.90%) VB
13 9 (1.71%) PHP
13 9 (1.71%) VBA
14 8 (1.52%) Python
15 7 (1.33%) TypeScript
16 5 (0.95%) VB6
16 5 (0.95%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 34 (6.48%) Degree
2 25 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.57%) MCP
5 2 (0.38%) CCNA
5 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) MCPD
6 1 (0.19%) MCSD
6 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.33%) Data Quality
2 4 (0.76%) SLA
3 3 (0.57%) QA
4 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (2.86%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.76%) Hyper-V
2 4 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (0.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.19%) Docker
4 1 (0.19%) Firmware
4 1 (0.19%) KVM
4 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 27 (5.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 27 (5.14%) Kibana
1 27 (5.14%) WSUS
2 16 (3.05%) Ganglia
3 7 (1.33%) CA Wily
4 6 (1.14%) BladeLogic
5 5 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.76%) Puppet
6 4 (0.76%) SCOM
7 3 (0.57%) Ansible
7 3 (0.57%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.19%) Ambari
9 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 230 (43.81%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.24%) Oracle
3 27 (5.14%) Tableau
4 18 (3.43%) Teradata
5 12 (2.29%) ServiceNow
6 11 (2.10%) AppDynamics
7 10 (1.90%) Xamarin
8 8 (1.52%) SAP
9 7 (1.33%) VMware
10 6 (1.14%) Cognos
10 6 (1.14%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.14%) Splunk
10 6 (1.14%) Sybase
11 4 (0.76%) Remedy
12 3 (0.57%) Alteryx
12 3 (0.57%) Cisco
12 3 (0.57%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.57%) Google
12 3 (0.57%) HP
12 3 (0.57%) Symantec