Period
to 25 May 2020

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 25 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 5 9 7
Rank change year-on-year +4 -2 0
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 294 323 589
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Cheshire 24.28% 15.50% 18.84%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 70.84% 59.16% 57.41%
Number of salaries quoted 259 258 541
Median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £32,500 £30,000 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £57,500 £56,500
North West median annual salary £46,500 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +9.41% - +6.25%

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 415 546 1,026
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 34.27% 26.20% 32.81%
Number of salaries quoted 349 386 818
Median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,500 £28,750 £28,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Cheshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Cheshire

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing SQL Server in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +6 103 £50,000 +19.05% 10
Chester +1 51 £42,500 +21.43% 4
Wilmslow -1 42 £45,000 - 2
Crewe +11 18 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Macclesfield -6 11 £47,500 +5.56%
Northwich +4 10 £41,250 +17.86%
Runcorn +4 4 £35,000 -6.04%
Winsford +2 4 £45,000 - 1
Congleton -3 2 £47,500 -13.64%
Alderley Edge - 2 £45,000 -
Knutsford +13 1 - -
Nantwich -5 1 £55,000 +25.71%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 166 (56.46%) .NET
2 156 (53.06%) C#
3 154 (52.38%) Microsoft
4 153 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
5 146 (49.66%) SQL
6 122 (41.50%) Azure
7 78 (26.53%) MVC
8 77 (26.19%) JavaScript
9 75 (25.51%) ASP.NET
10 68 (23.13%) DevOps
11 65 (22.11%) AngularJS
12 61 (20.75%) Git (software)
13 58 (19.73%) HTML
14 57 (19.39%) Finance
15 55 (18.71%) .NET Core
16 52 (17.69%) CSS
17 51 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
18 48 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
18 48 (16.33%) Windows
19 46 (15.65%) .NET Framework
20 43 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
21 42 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 40 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
23 39 (13.27%) AWS
24 38 (12.93%) T-SQL
25 36 (12.24%) Oracle
25 36 (12.24%) Python
26 35 (11.90%) TeamCity
26 35 (11.90%) Octopus Deploy
27 34 (11.56%) React

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 8 (2.72%) Mule
1 8 (2.72%) NServiceBus
2 5 (1.70%) IIS
3 3 (1.02%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Confluence
4 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.68%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.34%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.68%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 122 (41.50%) Azure
2 39 (13.27%) AWS
3 21 (7.14%) Power Platform
4 6 (2.04%) Serverless
5 5 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
5 5 (1.70%) Logic Apps
5 5 (1.70%) SaaS
6 4 (1.36%) GitHub
7 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.68%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.68%) Office 365
8 2 (0.68%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.34%) GCP
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.70%) Firewall
2 4 (1.36%) DHCP
2 4 (1.36%) DNS
3 3 (1.02%) Intranet
4 2 (0.68%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (0.68%) SSL
5 1 (0.34%) LAN
5 1 (0.34%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.63%) Data Warehouse
2 42 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 33 (11.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 29 (9.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 25 (8.50%) Oracle Database
6 18 (6.12%) BusinessObjects
6 18 (6.12%) Power BI
7 14 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
7 14 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 13 (4.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 13 (4.42%) SSDT
9 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
9 12 (4.08%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.72%) Cosmos DB
10 8 (2.72%) MongoDB
11 7 (2.38%) Biml
11 7 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 7 (2.38%) Redis
11 7 (2.38%) Relational Database
12 5 (1.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (20.75%) Git (software)
2 35 (11.90%) Octopus Deploy
2 35 (11.90%) TeamCity
3 29 (9.86%) JIRA
4 28 (9.52%) Oracle APEX
5 26 (8.84%) Visual Studio
6 20 (6.80%) Bitbucket
6 20 (6.80%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (5.78%) NUnit
8 16 (5.44%) Selenium
9 14 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 9 (3.06%) MSTest
11 8 (2.72%) Cypress.io
12 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 2 (0.68%) Postman
13 2 (0.68%) SoapUI
14 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 57 (19.39%) Finance
2 16 (5.44%) Financial Institution
3 9 (3.06%) Retail
4 5 (1.70%) Legal
5 4 (1.36%) Games
6 3 (1.02%) Automotive
6 3 (1.02%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Back Office
7 1 (0.34%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 165 (56.12%) Developer
2 57 (19.39%) .NET Developer
3 54 (18.37%) C# Developer
4 31 (10.54%) Senior Developer
5 26 (8.84%) Analyst
6 25 (8.50%) Software Developer
7 23 (7.82%) Lead Developer
8 21 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
9 20 (6.80%) Architect
9 20 (6.80%) Solutions Architect
10 19 (6.46%) Database Analyst
10 19 (6.46%) DBA
11 18 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (6.12%) SQL DBA
12 17 (5.78%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (4.08%) C# Software Developer
13 12 (4.08%) Development Manager
13 12 (4.08%) Senior .NET Developer
14 11 (3.74%) Junior Developer
14 11 (3.74%) Systems Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (56.46%) .NET
2 75 (25.51%) ASP.NET
3 65 (22.11%) AngularJS
4 58 (19.73%) HTML
5 55 (18.71%) .NET Core
6 52 (17.69%) CSS
7 51 (17.35%) ASP.NET Web API
8 48 (16.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 46 (15.65%) .NET Framework
10 34 (11.56%) React
10 34 (11.56%) REST
11 30 (10.20%) Entity Framework
12 26 (8.84%) Web Services
13 21 (7.14%) jQuery
13 21 (7.14%) RESTful
14 20 (6.80%) HTML5
15 17 (5.78%) NHibernate
16 16 (5.44%) JSON
17 14 (4.76%) Swagger
18 11 (3.74%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.14%) Greenfield Project
2 19 (6.46%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 11 (3.74%) User Experience
5 7 (2.38%) NHS
6 3 (1.02%) CMDB
7 2 (0.68%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (0.68%) Clustering
7 2 (0.68%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.68%) PKI
8 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.34%) EPoS
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.34%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 48 (16.33%) Windows
2 32 (10.88%) Linux
3 26 (8.84%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.40%) VMS
5 9 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (2.04%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (1.70%) Android
8 5 (1.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.68%) Solaris
9 2 (0.68%) SUSE
9 2 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.34%) Unix
10 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (52.04%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (26.53%) MVC
3 68 (23.13%) DevOps
4 40 (13.61%) Business Intelligence
5 28 (9.52%) ETL
5 28 (9.52%) Microservices
5 28 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (8.84%) Problem-Solving
7 23 (7.82%) Scrum
8 22 (7.48%) Performance Tuning
9 21 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 18 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (5.78%) Performance Testing
11 17 (5.78%) Secure Coding
12 16 (5.44%) SDLC
12 16 (5.44%) Unit Testing
13 15 (5.10%) Analytics
13 15 (5.10%) Change Management
13 15 (5.10%) Decision-Making
13 15 (5.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 156 (53.06%) C#
2 146 (49.66%) SQL
3 77 (26.19%) JavaScript
4 38 (12.93%) T-SQL
5 36 (12.24%) Python
6 27 (9.18%) PowerShell
7 23 (7.82%) PL/SQL
8 10 (3.40%) PHP
9 5 (1.70%) XAML
10 3 (1.02%) Java
10 3 (1.02%) TypeScript
10 3 (1.02%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.68%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.68%) Perl
11 2 (0.68%) VB
12 1 (0.34%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.34%) VBA
12 1 (0.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (8.50%) Degree
2 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (3.74%) MCSD
4 4 (1.36%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.68%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.34%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.80%) QA
2 5 (1.70%) GDPR
3 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 25 (8.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.04%) vSphere
5 5 (1.70%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (1.36%) Xen
7 1 (0.34%) Docker
7 1 (0.34%) KVM
7 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 22 (7.48%) Ansible
1 22 (7.48%) Puppet
2 21 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (6.80%) Terraform
4 8 (2.72%) Kubernetes
5 6 (2.04%) vCenter Server
6 4 (1.36%) IBM BigFix
6 4 (1.36%) SCCM
7 2 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 154 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 36 (12.24%) Oracle
3 32 (10.88%) VMware
4 17 (5.78%) webMethods
5 11 (3.74%) SAP
5 11 (3.74%) Sitecore
6 10 (3.40%) Xamarin
7 8 (2.72%) IBM
8 7 (2.38%) New Relic
8 7 (2.38%) Tableau
9 6 (2.04%) Citrix
10 4 (1.36%) BMC
10 4 (1.36%) Cognos
10 4 (1.36%) DevExpress
10 4 (1.36%) EMC
10 4 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.36%) Tanium
10 4 (1.36%) Veeam
11 2 (0.68%) Google
11 2 (0.68%) SonicWALL