Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +2 -1 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 460 537 508
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.36% 17.29% 22.13%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.09% 56.23% 65.21%
Number of salaries quoted 372 499 498
Cheshire median annual salary £43,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.35% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,600 £48,750
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

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 696 955 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 29.29% 30.75% 33.93%
Number of salaries quoted 545 793 685
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +16.44% -8.75%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £54,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 0 179 £43,500 +8.75% 23
Chester +1 55 £42,000 -3.45% 20
Wilmslow -2 55 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Nantwich +4 38 £35,000 -20.00% 7
Knutsford +24 28 £32,500 -27.78% 6
Crewe +2 18 £48,750 +30.00% 4
Daresbury +3 13 - -
Ellesmere Port +3 10 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Macclesfield -2 10 £37,500 -11.76% 3
Runcorn -1 6 £42,500 +14.86% 3
Northwich -6 6 £45,000 +38.46% 2
Widnes - 4 £26,000 -
Sandbach +12 2 £28,750 -23.33%
Congleton -1 1 £55,000 +57.14%
Frodsham - 1 £28,000 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 262 (56.96%) .NET
2 261 (56.74%) C#
3 218 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
4 216 (46.96%) SQL
5 211 (45.87%) Microsoft
6 176 (38.26%) MVC
7 175 (38.04%) ASP.NET
8 162 (35.22%) AngularJS
9 151 (32.83%) JavaScript
10 134 (29.13%) HTML
11 128 (27.83%) ASP.NET MVC
12 111 (24.13%) CSS
13 108 (23.48%) Scrum
14 102 (22.17%) Problem-Solving
15 98 (21.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 91 (19.78%) T-SQL
17 89 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
18 87 (18.91%) TDD
19 79 (17.17%) OO
20 71 (15.43%) SQL Server 2016
20 71 (15.43%) Windows
21 63 (13.70%) .NET Framework
22 62 (13.48%) Web Application Development
22 62 (13.48%) Visual Studio
23 61 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 60 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
24 60 (13.04%) Web Services
25 58 (12.61%) Enterprise Software
26 57 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
26 57 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 15 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.04%) IIS
3 7 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.65%) CMS
5 3 (0.65%) NServiceBus
5 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.65%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Confluence
6 2 (0.43%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.43%) SAS
6 2 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.43%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.22%) GroupWise
Applications
1 15 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.65%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) FastStats
3 1 (0.22%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
3 1 (0.22%) Magento
3 1 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 56 (12.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (5.65%) GitHub
4 13 (2.83%) Office 365
5 10 (2.17%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 4 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (0.87%) DigitalOcean
7 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.43%) NuGet
9 1 (0.22%) Azure Machine Learning
9 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Google Play
9 1 (0.22%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.87%) Internet
2 24 (5.22%) Hyperconnected
3 10 (2.17%) DNS
4 8 (1.74%) SAN
5 7 (1.52%) FTP
5 7 (1.52%) LAN
5 7 (1.52%) TCP/IP
5 7 (1.52%) WAN
6 6 (1.30%) DHCP
6 6 (1.30%) HTTP
6 6 (1.30%) SMTP
6 6 (1.30%) SSH
7 5 (1.09%) Firewall
7 5 (1.09%) VPN
8 4 (0.87%) Network Security
9 3 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.43%) NAS
10 2 (0.43%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (0.43%) VLAN
11 1 (0.22%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.43%) SQL Server 2016
2 61 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 57 (12.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (11.30%) MongoDB
5 47 (10.22%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (9.57%) MySQL
7 40 (8.70%) Relational Database
8 35 (7.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (7.39%) NoSQL
10 32 (6.96%) MariaDB
11 31 (6.74%) SQL Server 2008
12 28 (6.09%) RavenDB
13 16 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (3.04%) RDBMS
14 14 (3.04%) SQL Server 2014
15 10 (2.17%) OLAP
15 10 (2.17%) OLAP Cube
15 10 (2.17%) Power BI
16 8 (1.74%) MS Access
17 7 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (13.48%) Visual Studio
2 56 (12.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 35 (7.61%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.04%) PHPUnit
5 9 (1.96%) JIRA
6 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 5 (1.09%) NUnit
8 4 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.87%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.65%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.65%) CA Release Automation
9 3 (0.65%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.43%) Grunt
10 2 (0.43%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.43%) Moq
10 2 (0.43%) MSTest
10 2 (0.43%) Selenium
10 2 (0.43%) Subversion
10 2 (0.43%) TestRail
10 2 (0.43%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 54 (11.74%) Advertising
2 48 (10.43%) Finance
3 21 (4.57%) Banking
4 17 (3.70%) Games
5 16 (3.48%) Investment Banking
6 15 (3.26%) Law
6 15 (3.26%) Retail
7 7 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.30%) Marketing
8 6 (1.30%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Billing
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 313 (68.04%) Developer
2 197 (42.83%) .NET Developer
3 92 (20.00%) C# Developer
4 78 (16.96%) C# .NET Developer
5 53 (11.52%) Software Developer
6 44 (9.57%) DBA
6 44 (9.57%) Senior Developer
7 37 (8.04%) .NET Software Developer
8 36 (7.83%) Analyst
9 35 (7.61%) C# Software Developer
10 31 (6.74%) SQL Developer
11 29 (6.30%) SQL DBA
12 28 (6.09%) PHP Developer
13 27 (5.87%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 27 (5.87%) Senior Software Developer
14 25 (5.43%) Internet Developer
15 23 (5.00%) Senior .NET Developer
16 22 (4.78%) ASP.NET Developer
17 19 (4.13%) Senior C# Developer
18 18 (3.91%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 262 (56.96%) .NET
2 175 (38.04%) ASP.NET
3 162 (35.22%) AngularJS
4 134 (29.13%) HTML
5 128 (27.83%) ASP.NET MVC
6 111 (24.13%) CSS
7 98 (21.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 63 (13.70%) .NET Framework
9 60 (13.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 60 (13.04%) Web Services
10 55 (11.96%) WCF
11 48 (10.43%) HTML5
12 47 (10.22%) jQuery
13 43 (9.35%) RESTful
14 40 (8.70%) REST
15 37 (8.04%) .NET Core
16 31 (6.74%) ASP.NET MVC 5
16 31 (6.74%) WinForms
17 30 (6.52%) CSS3
18 29 (6.30%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 58 (12.61%) Enterprise Software
2 54 (11.74%) Greenfield Project
3 27 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (3.26%) Linux Command Line
4 15 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (2.17%) Replication
6 9 (1.96%) Data Structures
6 9 (1.96%) PMI
7 8 (1.74%) Clustering
8 6 (1.30%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.09%) Fintech
9 5 (1.09%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.09%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.87%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.65%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.65%) EPoS
11 3 (0.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 71 (15.43%) Windows
2 36 (7.83%) Linux
3 26 (5.65%) Unix
4 25 (5.43%) Windows Server
5 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.96%) Android
6 9 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.87%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.65%) CentOS
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (47.39%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (38.26%) MVC
3 108 (23.48%) Scrum
4 102 (22.17%) Problem-Solving
5 89 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (18.91%) TDD
7 79 (17.17%) OO
8 62 (13.48%) Web Application Development
9 57 (12.39%) Business Intelligence
10 50 (10.87%) Decision-Making
10 50 (10.87%) ETL
11 43 (9.35%) Dependency Injection
12 38 (8.26%) Performance Tuning
13 35 (7.61%) Data Analysis
14 32 (6.96%) Kanban
15 30 (6.52%) Web Development
16 29 (6.30%) API Integration
16 29 (6.30%) CRM
17 27 (5.87%) MVVM
17 27 (5.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 261 (56.74%) C#
2 216 (46.96%) SQL
3 151 (32.83%) JavaScript
4 91 (19.78%) T-SQL
5 31 (6.74%) PHP
6 16 (3.48%) TypeScript
6 16 (3.48%) VB.NET
7 15 (3.26%) VB
8 13 (2.83%) PowerShell
9 10 (2.17%) Java
9 10 (2.17%) VBA
10 9 (1.96%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.74%) Python
12 6 (1.30%) Ruby
13 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.87%) VB6
15 3 (0.65%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.65%) C
15 3 (0.65%) Perl
15 3 (0.65%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.65%) Degree
3 17 (3.70%) MCSE
4 9 (1.96%) PMI Certification
5 6 (1.30%) CCNA
5 6 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.30%) ISEB
6 5 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.87%) MCP
7 4 (0.87%) Security Cleared
8 3 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.26%) QA
2 10 (2.17%) GDPR
2 10 (2.17%) SLA
3 5 (1.09%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.39%) vSphere
4 6 (1.30%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.30%) XenApp
4 6 (1.30%) XenDesktop
5 5 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.65%) Corosync
6 3 (0.65%) Docker
6 3 (0.65%) Firmware
7 2 (0.43%) HDFS
7 2 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.09%) Ansible
2 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (0.87%) SQL Sentry
2 4 (0.87%) Terraform
3 3 (0.65%) BladeLogic
3 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
3 3 (0.65%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.65%) Icinga
3 3 (0.65%) Nagios
3 3 (0.65%) Opsview
3 3 (0.65%) Pacemaker
4 1 (0.22%) Kibana
4 1 (0.22%) MobiControl
4 1 (0.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.22%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 211 (45.87%) Microsoft
2 26 (5.65%) Facebook
3 22 (4.78%) Oracle
4 20 (4.35%) VMware
5 14 (3.04%) New Relic
6 10 (2.17%) Citrix
7 7 (1.52%) Cognos
7 7 (1.52%) Xamarin
8 6 (1.30%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.30%) Google
9 5 (1.09%) Hyperion
10 4 (0.87%) HP
10 4 (0.87%) RedGate
10 4 (0.87%) Sybase
10 4 (0.87%) Teradata
11 3 (0.65%) Ab Initio
11 3 (0.65%) ArcSight
11 3 (0.65%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (0.65%) EMC
11 3 (0.65%) Tableau