Period
to 22 August 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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 8 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -2 0 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 551 488 713
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.28% 22.07% 21.08%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 61.29% 69.71% 60.94%
Number of salaries quoted 513 452 690
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £51,250 £50,000
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 899 700 1170
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 33.09% 31.66% 34.59%
Number of salaries quoted 739 622 976
Cheshire median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £57,650 £55,000 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 178 £40,000 - 12
Crewe +1 59 £39,500 +31.67% 2
Wilmslow +1 58 £42,500 +10.39% 6
Chester +2 55 £40,000 +14.29% 11
Knutsford -22 38 £35,000 -3.45% 5
Runcorn +2 33 £32,500 -13.33% 3
Macclesfield -3 33 £40,000 +23.08% 4
Northwich +12 18 £32,000 -1.54% 2
Alderley Edge +4 7 £40,000 +14.29%
Congleton - 7 £32,500 -
Ellesmere Port -7 5 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Sandbach - 5 £30,000 -
Nantwich 0 2 £37,500 -3.23%
Winsford -2 1 £40,000 +6.67%
Daresbury -5 1 £40,000 +1.27%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 352 (63.88%) C#
1 352 (63.88%) .NET
2 263 (47.73%) SQL
3 256 (46.46%) ASP.NET
4 225 (40.83%) MVC
4 225 (40.83%) Microsoft
5 214 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
6 159 (28.86%) HTML
7 152 (27.59%) JavaScript
8 138 (25.05%) ASP.NET MVC
9 121 (21.96%) AngularJS
10 111 (20.15%) T-SQL
10 111 (20.15%) TDD
11 110 (19.96%) SQL Server 2014
12 109 (19.78%) CSS
13 106 (19.24%) Web Services
14 104 (18.87%) RESTful
15 103 (18.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 102 (18.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 101 (18.33%) Windows
18 99 (17.97%) ASP.NET Web API
19 95 (17.24%) jQuery
20 92 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
21 82 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
22 81 (14.70%) .NET Framework
23 80 (14.52%) Web Application Development
24 79 (14.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
25 77 (13.97%) Visual Studio
26 73 (13.25%) WCF
27 72 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure

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 32 (5.81%) SharePoint
2 24 (4.36%) Elasticsearch
3 16 (2.90%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (2.72%) NServiceBus
5 14 (2.54%) IIS
6 12 (2.18%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.63%) CMS
7 9 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (1.63%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (0.91%) Apache
9 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.36%) JBoss
12 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 28 (5.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (1.27%) Fireworks
2 7 (1.27%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 8 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Shopify
5 1 (0.18%) FastStats
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.18%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) Pega PRPC
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (3.81%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.81%) Google Play
4 7 (1.27%) OpenShift
5 5 (0.91%) GitHub
5 5 (0.91%) Office 365
6 4 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.09%) Internet
2 9 (1.63%) SAN
2 9 (1.63%) Wireless
3 8 (1.45%) HTTP
4 7 (1.27%) FTP
4 7 (1.27%) LAN
4 7 (1.27%) VoIP
4 7 (1.27%) WAN
5 6 (1.09%) Firewall
6 5 (0.91%) DNS
6 5 (0.91%) Intranet
7 4 (0.73%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.54%) DHCP
8 3 (0.54%) VLAN
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (0.36%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.36%) MPLS
9 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.18%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.18%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (19.96%) SQL Server 2014
2 103 (18.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 102 (18.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 69 (12.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 53 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
6 52 (9.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 47 (8.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 45 (8.17%) SQL Server 2016
9 44 (7.99%) MongoDB
10 35 (6.35%) MySQL
11 32 (5.81%) NoSQL
12 25 (4.54%) Relational Database
13 24 (4.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 22 (3.99%) Power BI
15 14 (2.54%) DB2
16 13 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
17 11 (2.00%) QlikView
18 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database
18 9 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
19 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 77 (13.97%) Visual Studio
2 62 (11.25%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 30 (5.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 30 (5.44%) TeamCity
4 21 (3.81%) Selenium
5 20 (3.63%) Jenkins
6 19 (3.45%) Subversion
7 18 (3.27%) JIRA
8 12 (2.18%) FxCop
8 12 (2.18%) SpecFlow
8 12 (2.18%) StyleCop
9 10 (1.81%) NUnit
10 9 (1.63%) Jasmine
10 9 (1.63%) MSTest
11 8 (1.45%) Bitbucket
11 8 (1.45%) Gradle
12 7 (1.27%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.54%) ReSharper
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
General
1 71 (12.89%) Finance
2 26 (4.72%) Marketing
3 18 (3.27%) Banking
4 16 (2.90%) Advertising
4 16 (2.90%) Games
5 13 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.36%) Retail
6 8 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.09%) Legal
8 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.91%) Music Industry
8 5 (0.91%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.18%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 398 (72.23%) Developer
2 250 (45.37%) .NET Developer
3 128 (23.23%) C# Developer
4 115 (20.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 75 (13.61%) Software Developer
6 72 (13.07%) ASP.NET Developer
7 68 (12.34%) Analyst
8 60 (10.89%) .NET Software Developer
8 60 (10.89%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 53 (9.62%) SQL Developer
10 37 (6.72%) Web Developer
11 36 (6.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 34 (6.17%) C# Software Developer
13 32 (5.81%) .NET Web Developer
14 27 (4.90%) SQL Analyst
15 24 (4.36%) Messaging Developer
15 24 (4.36%) SQL BI Developer
16 23 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 21 (3.81%) Data Warehouse Developer
17 21 (3.81%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 352 (63.88%) .NET
2 256 (46.46%) ASP.NET
3 159 (28.86%) HTML
4 138 (25.05%) ASP.NET MVC
5 121 (21.96%) AngularJS
6 109 (19.78%) CSS
7 106 (19.24%) Web Services
8 104 (18.87%) RESTful
9 99 (17.97%) ASP.NET Web API
10 95 (17.24%) jQuery
11 82 (14.88%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 81 (14.70%) .NET Framework
13 79 (14.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 73 (13.25%) WCF
15 63 (11.43%) XML
16 56 (10.16%) HTML5
17 55 (9.98%) Node.js
18 54 (9.80%) Entity Framework
19 52 (9.44%) KnockoutJS
19 52 (9.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.08%) Mobile App
2 37 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.81%) Greenfield Project
4 29 (5.26%) N-Tier
5 24 (4.36%) User Experience
6 23 (4.17%) iPad
7 20 (3.63%) Computer Science
8 17 (3.09%) Replication
9 10 (1.81%) iPhone
10 9 (1.63%) Mobile Computing
11 8 (1.45%) Fintech
12 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.27%) FMCG
13 5 (0.91%) Clustering
13 5 (0.91%) Life Science
13 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.73%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.73%) NHS
14 4 (0.73%) PMI
14 4 (0.73%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 101 (18.33%) Windows
2 21 (3.81%) Linux
3 18 (3.27%) Unix
4 17 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (2.90%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.36%) Android
8 11 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.73%) AIX
9 4 (0.73%) Solaris
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (40.83%) MVC
2 214 (38.84%) Agile Software Development
3 111 (20.15%) TDD
4 92 (16.70%) Business Intelligence
5 80 (14.52%) Web Application Development
6 71 (12.89%) Web Development
7 62 (11.25%) BDD
8 61 (11.07%) OO
9 54 (9.80%) Scrum
10 48 (8.71%) Dependency Injection
10 48 (8.71%) Unit Testing
11 41 (7.44%) SDLC
12 39 (7.08%) ETL
13 35 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
14 32 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
15 29 (5.26%) Kanban
16 28 (5.08%) Project Management
16 28 (5.08%) Test Automation
17 26 (4.72%) MVVM
18 24 (4.36%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 352 (63.88%) C#
2 263 (47.73%) SQL
3 152 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 111 (20.15%) T-SQL
5 53 (9.62%) Ruby
6 52 (9.44%) VB.NET
7 40 (7.26%) Java
8 24 (4.36%) F#
9 21 (3.81%) VB
10 15 (2.72%) PHP
11 14 (2.54%) VBA
12 13 (2.36%) C
13 11 (2.00%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.81%) C++
14 10 (1.81%) Perl
15 9 (1.63%) XPath
15 9 (1.63%) XQuery
16 8 (1.45%) Delphi
17 7 (1.27%) PHP 5
17 7 (1.27%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (4.90%) Degree
2 16 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.36%) CCNA
5 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) MCAD
6 1 (0.18%) MCITP
6 1 (0.18%) MCP
6 1 (0.18%) MCPD
6 1 (0.18%) NCDA
6 1 (0.18%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.91%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) SLA
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (5.99%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.09%) vSphere
3 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
3 4 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.18%) Docker
5 1 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.18%) KVM
5 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (4.36%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 24 (4.36%) Kibana
1 24 (4.36%) WSUS
2 8 (1.45%) Ganglia
3 4 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (0.54%) Ansible
4 3 (0.54%) Netcool
4 3 (0.54%) Perfmon
4 3 (0.54%) Puppet
5 2 (0.36%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.36%) BladeLogic
5 2 (0.36%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.36%) SCOM
5 2 (0.36%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 225 (40.83%) Microsoft
2 56 (10.16%) Oracle
3 19 (3.45%) VMware
4 18 (3.27%) Tableau
5 14 (2.54%) Google
6 12 (2.18%) Xamarin
7 11 (2.00%) Cisco
8 9 (1.63%) Teradata
9 8 (1.45%) SAP
9 8 (1.45%) ServiceNow
10 7 (1.27%) Cognos
10 7 (1.27%) Hyperion
11 6 (1.09%) Alteryx
11 6 (1.09%) HP
12 5 (0.91%) NetApp
13 4 (0.73%) SolarWinds
14 3 (0.54%) EMC
14 3 (0.54%) Sybase
14 3 (0.54%) Symantec
14 3 (0.54%) Zend