Period
to 24 August 2019

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 24 August 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 10 6 8
Rank change year-on-year -4 +2 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 284 558 550
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 14.69% 19.13% 20.15%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.91% 62.14% 60.57%
Number of salaries quoted 242 461 511
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,075 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £62,500 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 508 898 908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.28% 30.79% 33.26%
Number of salaries quoted 399 730 746
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £65,000 £58,750
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 24 August 2019.

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 24 August 2019. 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 -12 54 £41,000 -8.89% 26
Crewe 0 52 £32,500 -14.47% 12
Wilmslow +3 36 £45,000 - 7
Chester -7 36 £40,000 - 13
Macclesfield -3 23 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Runcorn +10 13 £35,000 -17.65% 5
Knutsford -4 11 £55,000 +8.91% 1
Nantwich -6 11 £45,000 +20.00%
Northwich -7 5 £41,500 -2.35% 2
Winsford - 5 £45,000 -
Daresbury -6 4 - -
Ellesmere Port +2 2 £30,000 -31.43%
Sandbach -8 1 £43,500 +16.00%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 2019, 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.

1 162 (57.04%) C#
2 155 (54.58%) .NET
3 115 (40.49%) SQL
4 93 (32.75%) Microsoft
5 90 (31.69%) MVC
5 90 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
6 76 (26.76%) JavaScript
7 74 (26.06%) ASP.NET
8 67 (23.59%) HTML
9 53 (18.66%) Web Services
10 51 (17.96%) jQuery
10 51 (17.96%) Azure
11 50 (17.61%) CSS
12 49 (17.25%) Finance
13 42 (14.79%) Windows
13 42 (14.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 40 (14.08%) XML
14 40 (14.08%) Self-Motivation
15 38 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 38 (13.38%) Git (software)
16 37 (13.03%) AngularJS
16 37 (13.03%) .NET Core
17 36 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 36 (12.68%) Visual Studio
18 35 (12.32%) T-SQL
19 33 (11.62%) .NET Framework
20 32 (11.27%) Degree
21 31 (10.92%) Linux
21 31 (10.92%) REST
21 31 (10.92%) Problem-Solving

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 14 (4.93%) CMS
1 14 (4.93%) Umbraco
2 12 (4.23%) Confluence
3 5 (1.76%) IBM Notes
3 5 (1.76%) IIS
4 4 (1.41%) Apache
4 4 (1.41%) MS Exchange
5 3 (1.06%) JBoss
5 3 (1.06%) OpenEdge
5 3 (1.06%) SAS
5 3 (1.06%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.06%) Sitecore CMS
5 3 (1.06%) Skype for Business
5 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.70%) Kentico
6 2 (0.70%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.52%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (2.46%) Unit4 Business World
2 3 (1.06%) FLEXCUBE
2 3 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
3 2 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (17.96%) Azure
2 20 (7.04%) AWS
2 20 (7.04%) Power Platform
3 16 (5.63%) SaaS
4 11 (3.87%) Office 365
5 8 (2.82%) GitHub
5 8 (2.82%) Serverless
6 5 (1.76%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.76%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 5 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (1.76%) Datadog
6 5 (1.76%) Slack
7 4 (1.41%) Google Analytics
8 3 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.70%) BlazeMeter
9 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.35%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.46%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.11%) DHCP
2 6 (2.11%) DNS
2 6 (2.11%) VLAN
3 5 (1.76%) Firewall
3 5 (1.76%) LAN
3 5 (1.76%) WAN
4 4 (1.41%) Internet
5 3 (1.06%) SMS
6 2 (0.70%) FTP
6 2 (0.70%) SAN
7 1 (0.35%) Modbus
7 1 (0.35%) NAS
7 1 (0.35%) SMTP
7 1 (0.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (13.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 36 (12.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
3 22 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (7.04%) Power BI
5 19 (6.69%) MySQL
5 19 (6.69%) Relational Database
6 15 (5.28%) MongoDB
6 15 (5.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 14 (4.93%) Crystal Reports
8 11 (3.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 10 (3.52%) SQL Server 2016
10 8 (2.82%) MS Access
10 8 (2.82%) QlikView
10 8 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (2.46%) MariaDB
11 7 (2.46%) SQL Server 2017
12 6 (2.11%) Big Data
13 5 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (1.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 38 (13.38%) Git (software)
2 36 (12.68%) Visual Studio
3 24 (8.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (5.63%) JIRA
5 11 (3.87%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 7 (2.46%) Selenium
8 6 (2.11%) TeamCity
9 5 (1.76%) Mercurial
10 4 (1.41%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.41%) NUnit
10 4 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (1.41%) Subversion
11 3 (1.06%) JMeter
11 3 (1.06%) LoadRunner
11 3 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.06%) Visual Studio Coded UI
12 2 (0.70%) git-flow
12 2 (0.70%) Grunt
12 2 (0.70%) Protractor
General
1 49 (17.25%) Finance
2 18 (6.34%) Banking
3 13 (4.58%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.17%) Manufacturing
4 9 (3.17%) Retail
5 5 (1.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.41%) Games
7 2 (0.70%) Electronics
7 2 (0.70%) German Language
7 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Italian Language
7 2 (0.70%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.70%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Russian Language
7 2 (0.70%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.35%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 189 (66.55%) Developer
2 83 (29.23%) C# Developer
3 54 (19.01%) .NET Developer
4 32 (11.27%) C# Programmer
4 32 (11.27%) Programmer
5 31 (10.92%) Analyst
5 31 (10.92%) Senior Developer
6 28 (9.86%) SQL Developer
7 25 (8.80%) DBA
8 24 (8.45%) SQL DBA
9 23 (8.10%) C# .NET Developer
10 20 (7.04%) Software Developer
10 20 (7.04%) Support Analyst
11 16 (5.63%) Applications Support
11 16 (5.63%) Full Stack Developer
12 15 (5.28%) Senior C# Developer
13 12 (4.23%) Applications Support Analyst
13 12 (4.23%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 12 (4.23%) SQL Server Developer
14 9 (3.17%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (54.58%) .NET
2 74 (26.06%) ASP.NET
3 67 (23.59%) HTML
4 53 (18.66%) Web Services
5 51 (17.96%) jQuery
6 50 (17.61%) CSS
7 42 (14.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 40 (14.08%) XML
9 37 (13.03%) .NET Core
9 37 (13.03%) AngularJS
10 33 (11.62%) .NET Framework
11 31 (10.92%) REST
12 26 (9.15%) React
13 25 (8.80%) Entity Framework
14 22 (7.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 21 (7.39%) Ajax
15 21 (7.39%) ASP.NET Web API
16 19 (6.69%) JSON
16 19 (6.69%) LINQ
16 19 (6.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 40 (14.08%) Self-Motivation
2 20 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
3 19 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.99%) User Experience
5 11 (3.87%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.46%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.76%) Clustering
7 5 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.06%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.06%) EPoS
8 3 (1.06%) Life Science
9 2 (0.70%) Analytical Mindset
9 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.70%) Learning Management System
9 2 (0.70%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.70%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.70%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.35%) Replication
10 1 (0.35%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.79%) Windows
2 31 (10.92%) Linux
3 19 (6.69%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.52%) Unix
5 9 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (2.82%) Android
6 8 (2.82%) Apple iOS
7 7 (2.46%) Windows 7
7 7 (2.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.06%) AIX
9 2 (0.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.35%) CentOS
10 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.35%) SUSE
10 1 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (31.69%) Agile Software Development
1 90 (31.69%) MVC
2 31 (10.92%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (10.21%) Business Intelligence
4 25 (8.80%) Computer Science
4 25 (8.80%) Project Management
5 24 (8.45%) DevOps
5 24 (8.45%) Microservices
6 23 (8.10%) Unit Testing
7 22 (7.75%) ETL
7 22 (7.75%) Scrum
8 17 (5.99%) ERP
9 16 (5.63%) Collaborative Working
9 16 (5.63%) OO
9 16 (5.63%) SDLC
10 13 (4.58%) E-Commerce
10 13 (4.58%) ITIL
11 12 (4.23%) Data Modelling
11 12 (4.23%) Front End Development
12 11 (3.87%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 162 (57.04%) C#
2 115 (40.49%) SQL
3 76 (26.76%) JavaScript
4 35 (12.32%) T-SQL
5 16 (5.63%) Java
6 13 (4.58%) VB.NET
7 12 (4.23%) PowerShell
8 9 (3.17%) PHP
9 7 (2.46%) TypeScript
10 5 (1.76%) PL/SQL
10 5 (1.76%) Shell Script
11 4 (1.41%) C++
11 4 (1.41%) R
11 4 (1.41%) VBScript
12 3 (1.06%) OpenEdge ABL
12 3 (1.06%) Perl
13 2 (0.70%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
14 1 (0.35%) VB
14 1 (0.35%) VBA
14 1 (0.35%) X++
Qualifications
1 32 (11.27%) Degree
2 16 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (3.17%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.76%) HND
4 5 (1.76%) MCSD
5 4 (1.41%) ISTQB
5 4 (1.41%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.06%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (0.70%) CCNA
7 2 (0.70%) CCNP
7 2 (0.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.70%) MCSA
7 2 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.35%) ISEB
8 1 (0.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.17%) QA
2 4 (1.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.06%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.35%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (5.28%) Active Directory
2 11 (3.87%) Docker
3 10 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.70%) vSphere
5 1 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (2.11%) Ansible
2 5 (1.76%) Terraform
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.70%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.70%) SCCM
4 2 (0.70%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (0.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.35%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 93 (32.75%) Microsoft
2 23 (8.10%) Oracle
3 17 (5.99%) VMware
4 9 (3.17%) Sage
4 9 (3.17%) Xamarin
5 7 (2.46%) IBM
6 6 (2.11%) Tableau
7 5 (1.76%) Google
7 5 (1.76%) Lotus
8 4 (1.41%) Citrix
9 3 (1.06%) HP
9 3 (1.06%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.06%) SAP
9 3 (1.06%) Sitecore
9 3 (1.06%) Teradata
10 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.70%) Cisco
10 2 (0.70%) Juniper
10 2 (0.70%) RedGate
10 2 (0.70%) SendGrid