Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 9 7 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -2 +2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 558 495 666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 17.24% 22.21% 23.34%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 55.14% 65.65% 63.61%
Number of salaries quoted 505 496 629
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.44% -3.95% +1.33%
10th Percentile £29,750 £26,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £48,750 £52,500
North West median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%

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 1,012 754 1,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 31.26% 33.83% 36.70%
Number of salaries quoted 818 665 963
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £53,550 £53,750
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +1 162 £40,000 - 27
Chester 0 96 £45,000 +28.57% 22
Macclesfield -5 47 £42,500 +30.77% 10
Wilmslow +10 36 £41,250 +3.13% 6
Crewe -3 32 £38,250 -1.92% 10
Knutsford -26 24 £45,000 -25.00% 5
Alderley Edge -1 15 £37,500 +36.36% 3
Nantwich +2 13 £45,000 +9.09% 5
Congleton - 10 £35,000 - 1
Runcorn -5 8 £38,500 +18.46% 5
Northwich -7 7 £32,500 +0.78% 3
Sandbach - 5 £37,500 -
Ellesmere Port +1 3 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Daresbury -4 3 £42,500 +7.59%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 346 (62.01%) .NET
2 339 (60.75%) C#
3 265 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
4 252 (45.16%) ASP.NET
5 245 (43.91%) MVC
6 224 (40.14%) SQL
7 207 (37.10%) Microsoft
8 168 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
9 148 (26.52%) TDD
10 131 (23.48%) HTML
11 128 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
12 127 (22.76%) JavaScript
13 124 (22.22%) RESTful
14 116 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
15 115 (20.61%) Git (software)
16 114 (20.43%) Web Application Development
17 111 (19.89%) CSS
18 107 (19.18%) Node.js
19 105 (18.82%) AngularJS
20 102 (18.28%) OO
20 102 (18.28%) T-SQL
21 100 (17.92%) BDD
21 100 (17.92%) SQL Server 2014
22 99 (17.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 97 (17.38%) .NET Framework
24 96 (17.20%) Ruby
25 92 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
26 88 (15.77%) Windows
27 87 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
28 86 (15.41%) WCF

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 34 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
2 18 (3.23%) CMS
2 18 (3.23%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.87%) Umbraco
4 15 (2.69%) IIS
5 13 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.43%) Skype for Business
7 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.25%) Apache
8 7 (1.25%) JBoss
8 7 (1.25%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.36%) Confluence
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.18%) Anypoint
11 1 (0.18%) OpenStack
Applications
1 35 (6.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.90%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 52 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (2.51%) OpenShift
4 10 (1.79%) GitHub
5 9 (1.61%) Office 365
6 8 (1.43%) DigitalOcean
7 5 (0.90%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (0.90%) Google Analytics
7 5 (0.90%) SaaS
7 5 (0.90%) Serverless
8 3 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.54%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.12%) Internet
2 9 (1.61%) HTTP
3 8 (1.43%) Firewall
3 8 (1.43%) VPN
4 7 (1.25%) LAN
4 7 (1.25%) WAN
5 6 (1.08%) DNS
6 5 (0.90%) Intranet
6 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
7 4 (0.72%) DHCP
8 3 (0.54%) VLAN
9 2 (0.36%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.36%) VoIP
9 2 (0.36%) Wireless
10 1 (0.18%) ADSL
10 1 (0.18%) Broadband
10 1 (0.18%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.18%) PBX
10 1 (0.18%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (17.92%) SQL Server 2014
2 87 (15.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 74 (13.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 70 (12.54%) MongoDB
5 64 (11.47%) NoSQL
6 58 (10.39%) SQL Server 2016
7 51 (9.14%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (8.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 37 (6.63%) MySQL
10 35 (6.27%) Relational Database
11 29 (5.20%) Power BI
12 28 (5.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 23 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
14 20 (3.58%) QlikView
15 17 (3.05%) MariaDB
16 16 (2.87%) DB2
17 15 (2.69%) Oracle Database
18 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Analysis Services
18 12 (2.15%) MS Access
19 10 (1.79%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 115 (20.61%) Git (software)
2 42 (7.53%) TeamCity
3 31 (5.56%) Visual Studio
4 26 (4.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 25 (4.48%) JIRA
6 22 (3.94%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 10 (1.79%) Gradle
10 9 (1.61%) Jasmine
11 8 (1.43%) PHPUnit
12 7 (1.25%) Grunt
12 7 (1.25%) gulp
13 6 (1.08%) Subversion
14 5 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
15 4 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 4 (0.72%) Selenium
16 3 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
16 3 (0.54%) Protractor
17 2 (0.36%) Maven
General
1 82 (14.70%) Finance
2 38 (6.81%) Advertising
3 33 (5.91%) Banking
4 26 (4.66%) Games
5 8 (1.43%) Marketing
5 8 (1.43%) Retail
5 8 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.08%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.08%) Law
6 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.72%) Back Office
8 3 (0.54%) Publishing
9 2 (0.36%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Legal
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 381 (68.28%) Developer
2 254 (45.52%) .NET Developer
3 94 (16.85%) C# Developer
4 83 (14.87%) C# .NET Developer
5 73 (13.08%) .NET Software Developer
6 61 (10.93%) Software Developer
7 53 (9.50%) Analyst
8 41 (7.35%) SQL Developer
9 37 (6.63%) ASP.NET Developer
10 34 (6.09%) DBA
10 34 (6.09%) Messaging Developer
11 32 (5.73%) C# Software Developer
12 30 (5.38%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 29 (5.20%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 29 (5.20%) Senior Developer
14 25 (4.48%) Web Developer
15 24 (4.30%) SQL DBA
16 19 (3.41%) Data Analyst
17 18 (3.23%) SQL BI Developer
18 17 (3.05%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (62.01%) .NET
2 252 (45.16%) ASP.NET
3 168 (30.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 131 (23.48%) HTML
5 128 (22.94%) ASP.NET Web API
6 124 (22.22%) RESTful
7 116 (20.79%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 111 (19.89%) CSS
9 107 (19.18%) Node.js
10 105 (18.82%) AngularJS
11 99 (17.74%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 97 (17.38%) .NET Framework
13 86 (15.41%) WCF
14 71 (12.72%) Web Services
15 70 (12.54%) jQuery
16 64 (11.47%) KnockoutJS
17 51 (9.14%) Entity Framework
18 46 (8.24%) HTML5
19 43 (7.71%) WPF
20 42 (7.53%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 34 (6.09%) Greenfield Project
2 28 (5.02%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (4.12%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.41%) User Experience
5 14 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (2.33%) Fintech
7 9 (1.61%) RIA
8 8 (1.43%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.43%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.43%) NHS
8 8 (1.43%) Replication
9 7 (1.25%) W3C
10 5 (0.90%) Data Centre
11 3 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
11 3 (0.54%) Clustering
11 3 (0.54%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.54%) Life Science
11 3 (0.54%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.54%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.77%) Windows
2 50 (8.96%) Unix
3 39 (6.99%) Linux
4 23 (4.12%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.08%) AIX
8 4 (0.72%) Solaris
8 4 (0.72%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.36%) Android
10 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (47.49%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (43.91%) MVC
3 148 (26.52%) TDD
4 114 (20.43%) Web Application Development
5 102 (18.28%) OO
6 100 (17.92%) BDD
7 92 (16.49%) Business Intelligence
8 46 (8.24%) Web Development
9 44 (7.89%) Dependency Injection
10 43 (7.71%) ETL
11 39 (6.99%) Scrum
12 37 (6.63%) Kanban
13 34 (6.09%) Multithreading
14 32 (5.73%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (5.38%) SDLC
16 29 (5.20%) ITIL
17 26 (4.66%) Collaborative Working
18 24 (4.30%) Test Automation
19 23 (4.12%) CRM
20 21 (3.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 339 (60.75%) C#
2 224 (40.14%) SQL
3 127 (22.76%) JavaScript
4 102 (18.28%) T-SQL
5 96 (17.20%) Ruby
6 36 (6.45%) PowerShell
7 34 (6.09%) F#
8 33 (5.91%) VB.NET
9 30 (5.38%) Java
10 24 (4.30%) PHP
11 20 (3.58%) Python
12 11 (1.97%) Perl
13 9 (1.61%) C
13 9 (1.61%) XPath
14 8 (1.43%) VB
14 8 (1.43%) VBA
15 7 (1.25%) VB6
16 6 (1.08%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.90%) Bash Shell
17 5 (0.90%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 39 (6.99%) Degree
2 17 (3.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 15 (2.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (0.72%) MCPD
4 4 (0.72%) MCSD
4 4 (0.72%) MCSE
5 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
5 2 (0.36%) MCP
6 1 (0.18%) CCNA
6 1 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.18%) CISSP
6 1 (0.18%) MCITP
6 1 (0.18%) MCSA
6 1 (0.18%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.25%) SLA
2 6 (1.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.36%) QA
4 1 (0.18%) GDPR
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (5.02%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.87%) Hyper-V
3 12 (2.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.90%) XenApp
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.54%) vSphere
7 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 35 (6.27%) WSUS
2 34 (6.09%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 34 (6.09%) Kibana
3 14 (2.51%) Ganglia
4 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.08%) Puppet
6 5 (0.90%) BladeLogic
6 5 (0.90%) CA Wily
6 5 (0.90%) SCCM
7 4 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.54%) SCOM
9 2 (0.36%) Ambari
9 2 (0.36%) Nagios
9 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 207 (37.10%) Microsoft
2 60 (10.75%) Oracle
3 32 (5.73%) Tableau
4 24 (4.30%) Teradata
4 24 (4.30%) VMware
5 15 (2.69%) Citrix
5 15 (2.69%) Google
6 13 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 11 (1.97%) Facebook
7 11 (1.97%) IBM
8 10 (1.79%) AppDynamics
8 10 (1.79%) HP
9 8 (1.43%) New Relic
9 8 (1.43%) Twitter
10 7 (1.25%) Sybase
11 6 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.08%) Xamarin
12 5 (0.90%) Remedy
12 5 (0.90%) SAP
12 5 (0.90%) Splunk