Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 7 4
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 520 505 762
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.12% 22.23% 23.21%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 57.08% 66.89% 60.67%
Number of salaries quoted 486 502 733
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,025 £28,550
90th Percentile £57,500 £48,750 £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 911 755 1256
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.00% 33.23% 38.26%
Number of salaries quoted 756 682 1110
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,000 £26,700
90th Percentile £59,375 £55,000 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%

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 November 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 17 November 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 -1 167 £42,500 +11.84% 13
Chester +1 79 £42,500 +18.06% 9
Crewe -2 40 £37,500 +2.74% 4
Wilmslow +7 39 £42,500 +10.39% 1
Macclesfield -9 31 £41,250 +26.92% 7
Knutsford -27 25 £42,500 +30.77% 2
Runcorn +2 21 £32,500 -10.34% 4
Northwich +3 11 £32,500 - 2
Alderley Edge - 9 £40,000 -
Nantwich 0 4 £40,000 -3.03% 4
Ellesmere Port -3 4 £45,000 +38.46%
Congleton - 4 £32,500 - 1
Daresbury -5 3 £42,500 +7.59%
Sandbach - 1 £37,500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 320 (61.54%) .NET
2 313 (60.19%) C#
3 250 (48.08%) ASP.NET
4 233 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
5 228 (43.85%) MVC
6 222 (42.69%) SQL
6 222 (42.69%) Microsoft
7 150 (28.85%) HTML
7 150 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
8 133 (25.58%) JavaScript
9 119 (22.88%) CSS
9 119 (22.88%) TDD
10 114 (21.92%) AngularJS
11 113 (21.73%) T-SQL
12 103 (19.81%) SQL Server 2014
13 102 (19.62%) RESTful
14 100 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
15 93 (17.88%) Windows
16 92 (17.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 89 (17.12%) Web Services
17 89 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 88 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
19 87 (16.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
20 86 (16.54%) jQuery
20 86 (16.54%) Git (software)
21 84 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 83 (15.96%) Web Application Development
23 81 (15.58%) .NET Framework
24 80 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 73 (14.04%) Node.js

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 29 (5.58%) Elasticsearch
2 21 (4.04%) IIS
2 21 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.08%) CMS
4 13 (2.50%) Umbraco
5 10 (1.92%) Apache
6 9 (1.73%) NServiceBus
6 9 (1.73%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.54%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.35%) JBoss
9 4 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.58%) Skype for Business
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.19%) Anypoint
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.19%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (6.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.15%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 84 (16.15%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (7.31%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.08%) OpenShift
4 7 (1.35%) Office 365
5 4 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.77%) GitHub
5 4 (0.77%) SaaS
6 3 (0.58%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.19%) IaaS
8 1 (0.19%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Serverless
8 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.08%) Internet
2 12 (2.31%) HTTP
3 6 (1.15%) Intranet
3 6 (1.15%) Wireless
4 5 (0.96%) Firewall
4 5 (0.96%) LAN
4 5 (0.96%) WAN
5 3 (0.58%) DNS
6 2 (0.38%) MPLS
6 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.38%) SAN
6 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.38%) VoIP
7 1 (0.19%) DHCP
7 1 (0.19%) NAS
7 1 (0.19%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.19%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (19.81%) SQL Server 2014
2 92 (17.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 80 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 57 (10.96%) Data Warehouse
5 56 (10.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 53 (10.19%) MongoDB
7 44 (8.46%) NoSQL
8 38 (7.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 38 (7.31%) SQL Server 2016
9 29 (5.58%) SQL Server 2012
10 28 (5.38%) MySQL
11 27 (5.19%) Relational Database
12 22 (4.23%) DB2
13 21 (4.04%) Power BI
14 17 (3.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 15 (2.88%) QlikView
16 14 (2.69%) MS Access
17 13 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
18 11 (2.12%) MariaDB
18 11 (2.12%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 86 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 63 (12.12%) Visual Studio
3 38 (7.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 37 (7.12%) TeamCity
5 31 (5.96%) Jenkins
6 29 (5.58%) Team Foundation Server
7 20 (3.85%) JIRA
8 15 (2.88%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.69%) Gradle
10 12 (2.31%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.73%) Selenium
11 9 (1.73%) Subversion
12 7 (1.35%) Grunt
12 7 (1.35%) gulp
13 5 (0.96%) FxCop
13 5 (0.96%) Octopus Deploy
13 5 (0.96%) SpecFlow
13 5 (0.96%) StyleCop
14 4 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 68 (13.08%) Finance
2 32 (6.15%) Banking
3 20 (3.85%) Advertising
4 14 (2.69%) Retail
5 12 (2.31%) Games
5 12 (2.31%) Marketing
6 8 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.96%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.58%) Back Office
8 3 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.19%) Billing
10 1 (0.19%) Music Industry
10 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.19%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 368 (70.77%) Developer
2 236 (45.38%) .NET Developer
3 100 (19.23%) C# Developer
4 95 (18.27%) C# .NET Developer
5 65 (12.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 62 (11.92%) Software Developer
7 53 (10.19%) SQL Developer
8 51 (9.81%) Analyst
8 51 (9.81%) ASP.NET Developer
9 42 (8.08%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 33 (6.35%) C# Software Developer
11 29 (5.58%) Messaging Developer
12 28 (5.38%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 28 (5.38%) Senior Developer
13 25 (4.81%) DBA
14 23 (4.42%) Web Developer
15 20 (3.85%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
15 20 (3.85%) SQL BI Developer
16 19 (3.65%) SQL DBA
17 16 (3.08%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 320 (61.54%) .NET
2 250 (48.08%) ASP.NET
3 150 (28.85%) ASP.NET MVC
3 150 (28.85%) HTML
4 119 (22.88%) CSS
5 114 (21.92%) AngularJS
6 102 (19.62%) RESTful
7 100 (19.23%) ASP.NET Web API
8 89 (17.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 89 (17.12%) Web Services
9 87 (16.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 86 (16.54%) jQuery
11 81 (15.58%) .NET Framework
12 73 (14.04%) Node.js
13 60 (11.54%) WCF
14 57 (10.96%) KnockoutJS
15 55 (10.58%) HTML5
16 47 (9.04%) XML
17 44 (8.46%) Entity Framework
18 42 (8.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 25 (4.81%) User Experience
4 20 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 13 (2.50%) iPad
5 13 (2.50%) N-Tier
5 13 (2.50%) Replication
6 10 (1.92%) Fintech
7 9 (1.73%) RIA
8 7 (1.35%) NHS
9 6 (1.15%) FMCG
9 6 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 6 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
10 5 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.96%) Life Science
10 5 (0.96%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.77%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.77%) W3C
12 3 (0.58%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 93 (17.88%) Windows
2 36 (6.92%) Unix
3 30 (5.77%) Linux
4 13 (2.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.35%) AIX
7 5 (0.96%) Solaris
7 5 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (44.81%) Agile Software Development
2 228 (43.85%) MVC
3 119 (22.88%) TDD
4 88 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
5 83 (15.96%) Web Application Development
6 70 (13.46%) BDD
7 69 (13.27%) OO
8 46 (8.85%) Web Development
9 44 (8.46%) ETL
10 42 (8.08%) Scrum
11 40 (7.69%) Dependency Injection
12 37 (7.12%) SDLC
13 32 (6.15%) Kanban
14 31 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (5.58%) ITIL
15 29 (5.58%) Multithreading
15 29 (5.58%) Performance Tuning
16 27 (5.19%) Test Automation
17 26 (5.00%) Project Management
18 22 (4.23%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 313 (60.19%) C#
2 222 (42.69%) SQL
3 133 (25.58%) JavaScript
4 113 (21.73%) T-SQL
5 67 (12.88%) Ruby
6 41 (7.88%) VB.NET
7 36 (6.92%) Java
8 29 (5.58%) F#
9 19 (3.65%) PowerShell
10 13 (2.50%) C
10 13 (2.50%) Perl
10 13 (2.50%) Python
11 11 (2.12%) PHP
12 10 (1.92%) XPath
13 8 (1.54%) C++
14 6 (1.15%) VB
14 6 (1.15%) VBA
15 5 (0.96%) TypeScript
15 5 (0.96%) VB6
15 5 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 34 (6.54%) Degree
2 23 (4.42%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.58%) MCP
5 2 (0.38%) CCNA
5 2 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.19%) MCPD
6 1 (0.19%) MCSD
6 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.15%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.58%) QA
2 3 (0.58%) SLA
3 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (3.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.19%) Docker
5 1 (0.19%) KVM
5 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (5.58%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 29 (5.58%) Kibana
1 29 (5.58%) WSUS
2 17 (3.27%) Ganglia
3 9 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.35%) CA Wily
5 6 (1.15%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.15%) Puppet
6 5 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (0.77%) SCOM
8 3 (0.58%) Ansible
8 3 (0.58%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.38%) Ambari
9 2 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.19%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 222 (42.69%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.15%) Oracle
3 29 (5.58%) Tableau
4 21 (4.04%) Teradata
5 14 (2.69%) ServiceNow
6 11 (2.12%) AppDynamics
6 11 (2.12%) VMware
7 8 (1.54%) Google
7 8 (1.54%) Xamarin
8 7 (1.35%) Sybase
9 6 (1.15%) Cognos
9 6 (1.15%) SAP
9 6 (1.15%) Splunk
10 5 (0.96%) Citrix
10 5 (0.96%) HP
10 5 (0.96%) Remedy
10 5 (0.96%) Twitter
11 4 (0.77%) IBM
12 3 (0.58%) DevExpress
12 3 (0.58%) Symantec