Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 7 6
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 589 566 459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 19.02% 21.90% 20.61%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 59.62% 63.88% 67.01%
Number of salaries quoted 498 527 424
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £56,750 £52,500
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 988 886 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.91% 34.27% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 804 743 597
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,100 £55,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 18 July 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 18 July 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 +1 185 £45,000 +12.50% 24
Wilmslow 0 62 £42,500 - 5
Macclesfield +5 61 £42,500 +6.25% 4
Chester -2 61 £40,500 +8.00% 18
Crewe -9 45 £36,000 -15.29% 6
Knutsford +1 43 £50,500 +44.29% 3
Nantwich +5 39 £32,750 -31.05% 4
Sandbach +4 7 £37,500 +25.00%
Daresbury - 7 - -
Congleton -2 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Northwich -8 6 £40,000 +24.03%
Runcorn -8 6 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Alderley Edge +3 4 £37,500 -6.25%
Ellesmere Port +9 3 £43,750 -7.89% 4
Frodsham - 2 £25,500 - 2
Middlewich - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 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.

1 348 (59.08%) C#
2 347 (58.91%) .NET
3 270 (45.84%) MVC
4 258 (43.80%) SQL
5 253 (42.95%) ASP.NET
6 252 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
7 240 (40.75%) Microsoft
8 184 (31.24%) JavaScript
9 180 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
10 177 (30.05%) HTML
11 154 (26.15%) CSS
11 154 (26.15%) AngularJS
12 127 (21.56%) ASP.NET Web API
13 114 (19.35%) TDD
14 112 (19.02%) Finance
15 110 (18.68%) Git (software)
16 100 (16.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 98 (16.64%) Windows
18 97 (16.47%) jQuery
19 89 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
20 88 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
21 85 (14.43%) Web Application Development
22 83 (14.09%) T-SQL
23 82 (13.92%) SQL Server 2016
24 81 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 80 (13.58%) OO
26 79 (13.41%) WCF
27 76 (12.90%) .NET Framework
27 76 (12.90%) Scrum
28 75 (12.73%) Linux

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 18 (3.06%) NServiceBus
2 16 (2.72%) Umbraco
3 13 (2.21%) SharePoint
4 12 (2.04%) CMS
4 12 (2.04%) IIS
5 11 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.70%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.53%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.36%) Skype for Business
9 7 (1.19%) OpenEdge
10 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.02%) SAS
11 5 (0.85%) Confluence
12 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.51%) Apache
14 2 (0.34%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.17%) EPiServer
15 1 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 22 (3.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 6 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.85%) SPSS
5 2 (0.34%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.85%) FastStats
3 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 69 (11.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (8.32%) Amazon AWS
3 27 (4.58%) GitHub
4 26 (4.41%) Office 365
5 23 (3.90%) DigitalOcean
6 4 (0.68%) SaaS
7 3 (0.51%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (0.34%) npm
9 1 (0.17%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.17%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.07%) Internet
2 15 (2.55%) Hyperconnected
3 14 (2.38%) Network Security
4 8 (1.36%) DNS
5 6 (1.02%) WAN
6 5 (0.85%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (0.85%) VoIP
7 4 (0.68%) Firewall
8 3 (0.51%) HTTP
8 3 (0.51%) LAN
8 3 (0.51%) SAN
8 3 (0.51%) Skype
8 3 (0.51%) SMS
8 3 (0.51%) VLAN
8 3 (0.51%) WebEx
9 2 (0.34%) FTP
9 2 (0.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.34%) SSH
9 2 (0.34%) VPN
10 1 (0.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (13.92%) SQL Server 2016
2 81 (13.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (12.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 65 (11.04%) MongoDB
5 60 (10.19%) Data Warehouse
6 59 (10.02%) MySQL
7 49 (8.32%) NoSQL
8 44 (7.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 43 (7.30%) Relational Database
10 38 (6.45%) SQL Server 2014
11 21 (3.57%) RavenDB
11 21 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (2.89%) Power BI
12 17 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (2.21%) QlikView
14 12 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 9 (1.53%) MariaDB
17 8 (1.36%) RDBMS
18 7 (1.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 110 (18.68%) Git (software)
2 62 (10.53%) Visual Studio
3 30 (5.09%) JIRA
4 29 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 26 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.24%) Selenium
7 24 (4.07%) PHPUnit
8 18 (3.06%) TeamCity
9 13 (2.21%) CA Release Automation
9 13 (2.21%) Subversion
10 12 (2.04%) NUnit
11 11 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
12 10 (1.70%) Maven
13 7 (1.19%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.02%) FxCop
14 6 (1.02%) Gradle
14 6 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
14 6 (1.02%) SpecFlow
14 6 (1.02%) StyleCop
15 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 112 (19.02%) Finance
2 46 (7.81%) Advertising
3 29 (4.92%) Banking
4 27 (4.58%) Investment Banking
5 25 (4.24%) Games
6 14 (2.38%) Law
6 14 (2.38%) Marketing
7 9 (1.53%) Retail
8 8 (1.36%) Legal
9 4 (0.68%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.17%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 388 (65.87%) Developer
2 232 (39.39%) .NET Developer
3 130 (22.07%) C# Developer
4 97 (16.47%) C# .NET Developer
5 58 (9.85%) Software Developer
6 47 (7.98%) Analyst
7 38 (6.45%) Senior Developer
8 37 (6.28%) C# Software Developer
8 37 (6.28%) SQL Developer
9 35 (5.94%) ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 34 (5.77%) DBA
11 33 (5.60%) .NET Software Developer
11 33 (5.60%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 30 (5.09%) Senior .NET Developer
13 28 (4.75%) Junior
14 26 (4.41%) PHP Developer
14 26 (4.41%) SQL DBA
15 25 (4.24%) Senior C# Developer
16 24 (4.07%) Senior C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (58.91%) .NET
2 253 (42.95%) ASP.NET
3 180 (30.56%) ASP.NET MVC
4 177 (30.05%) HTML
5 154 (26.15%) AngularJS
5 154 (26.15%) CSS
6 127 (21.56%) ASP.NET Web API
7 100 (16.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 97 (16.47%) jQuery
9 79 (13.41%) WCF
10 76 (12.90%) .NET Framework
11 74 (12.56%) RESTful
12 73 (12.39%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 64 (10.87%) Web Services
14 48 (8.15%) HTML5
15 42 (7.13%) WinForms
16 39 (6.62%) Node.js
17 37 (6.28%) REST
17 37 (6.28%) XML
18 34 (5.77%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.32%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (8.15%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (7.81%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (4.24%) Linux Command Line
5 23 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 23 (3.90%) Fintech
6 22 (3.74%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.06%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.72%) Computer Science
9 13 (2.21%) Management Information System
10 11 (1.87%) User Experience
11 9 (1.53%) Private Cloud
12 8 (1.36%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.19%) Clustering
13 7 (1.19%) Data Centre
14 6 (1.02%) NHS
15 5 (0.85%) Cyber Defence
15 5 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 5 (0.85%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.85%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 98 (16.64%) Windows
2 75 (12.73%) Linux
3 49 (8.32%) Unix
4 38 (6.45%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (2.21%) AIX
8 8 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (1.19%) Android
10 5 (0.85%) HPUX
10 5 (0.85%) Solaris
11 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.34%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.17%) CentOS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 270 (45.84%) MVC
2 252 (42.78%) Agile Software Development
3 114 (19.35%) TDD
4 89 (15.11%) Business Intelligence
5 88 (14.94%) Problem-Solving
6 85 (14.43%) Web Application Development
7 80 (13.58%) OO
8 76 (12.90%) Scrum
9 70 (11.88%) Continuous Integration
10 66 (11.21%) Dependency Injection
11 51 (8.66%) ETL
12 48 (8.15%) BDD
13 47 (7.98%) Unit Testing
14 44 (7.47%) Test Automation
15 34 (5.77%) Collaborative Working
15 34 (5.77%) Decision-Making
15 34 (5.77%) Software Engineering
16 32 (5.43%) Wealth Management
17 31 (5.26%) Kanban
18 30 (5.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 348 (59.08%) C#
2 258 (43.80%) SQL
3 184 (31.24%) JavaScript
4 83 (14.09%) T-SQL
5 45 (7.64%) PHP
6 38 (6.45%) Java
6 38 (6.45%) Ruby
7 31 (5.26%) PowerShell
8 22 (3.74%) Python
9 18 (3.06%) VB.NET
10 17 (2.89%) VB
11 15 (2.55%) VB6
12 11 (1.87%) PHP 5
13 10 (1.70%) VBA
14 9 (1.53%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.19%) Progress 4GL
16 6 (1.02%) F#
16 6 (1.02%) Perl
16 6 (1.02%) Shell Script
17 5 (0.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 42 (7.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.43%) Degree
3 25 (4.24%) MCSE
4 15 (2.55%) Security Cleared
5 14 (2.38%) MCP
6 10 (1.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.85%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.68%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.51%) CISSP
9 3 (0.51%) ISEB
10 2 (0.34%) CCNP
10 2 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.34%) MCITP
11 1 (0.17%) CCNA
11 1 (0.17%) MCPD
11 1 (0.17%) MCSD
11 1 (0.17%) OCP
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.21%) QA
2 7 (1.19%) Data Quality
2 7 (1.19%) GDPR
3 5 (0.85%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 52 (8.83%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.70%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.36%) Docker
5 7 (1.19%) vSphere
6 5 (0.85%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.68%) Firmware
8 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.34%) XenApp
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 11 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (1.87%) WSUS
2 9 (1.53%) Ansible
2 9 (1.53%) Terraform
3 7 (1.19%) BladeLogic
4 6 (1.02%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 6 (1.02%) Kibana
4 6 (1.02%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (1.02%) SQL Sentry
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (0.51%) Puppet
5 3 (0.51%) SCOM
6 2 (0.34%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.34%) Netcool
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
6 2 (0.34%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.17%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 240 (40.75%) Microsoft
2 42 (7.13%) Oracle
3 27 (4.58%) Citrix
4 24 (4.07%) New Relic
5 23 (3.90%) VMware
6 16 (2.72%) Facebook
7 15 (2.55%) Google
8 9 (1.53%) Splunk
9 8 (1.36%) AppDynamics
9 8 (1.36%) IBM
9 8 (1.36%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.36%) Tableau
9 8 (1.36%) Twitter
10 7 (1.19%) Progress
10 7 (1.19%) RedGate
11 6 (1.02%) HP
11 6 (1.02%) Sybase
11 6 (1.02%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.85%) Atlassian
12 5 (0.85%) Cloudera