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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 6 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 0  
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 280 265 375
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 25.81% 20.17% 21.64%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 73.68% 62.80% 63.45%
Number of salaries quoted 259 238 316
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,400 £28,250
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server is in the database and business intelligence skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills.

Database & Business Intelligence Skills
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for database and business intelligence skills 380 422 591
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 35.02% 32.12% 34.10%
Number of salaries quoted 331 363 486
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25%  

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing SQL Server as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Database & Business Intelligence category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 79 £40,000 - 14
Crewe +6 41 £45,000 - 6
Chester +3 27 £37,500 +5.26% 13
Wilmslow +2 27 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Macclesfield 0 21 £40,000 +45.45% 3
Knutsford -9 16 £36,500 -8.75% 4
Northwich +5 11 £32,500 -31.57% 1
Runcorn 0 7 £37,500 -3.22% 4
Congleton - 5 £32,500 - 2
Sandbach - 4 £30,000 - 1
Nantwich - 2 £47,500 -
Ellesmere Port -6 1 £47,500 +5.55%
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 331 (65.81%) .NET
2 318 (63.22%) C#
3 234 (46.52%) ASP.NET
4 219 (43.54%) SQL
5 198 (39.36%) MVC
6 191 (37.97%) Microsoft
7 178 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
8 136 (27.04%) HTML
9 120 (23.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 108 (21.47%) TDD
11 104 (20.68%) CSS
12 99 (19.68%) Finance
13 98 (19.48%) JavaScript
14 94 (18.69%) Windows
15 88 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 86 (17.10%) AngularJS
17 83 (16.50%) SQL Server 2014
18 81 (16.10%) MS Excel
19 79 (15.71%) jQuery
20 77 (15.31%) T-SQL
21 74 (14.71%) .NET Framework
22 73 (14.51%) ASP.NET Web API
23 71 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
23 71 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
24 70 (13.92%) WCF
24 70 (13.92%) Web Application Development
25 69 (13.72%) Web Development
26 68 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
27 63 (12.52%) Scrum
27 63 (12.52%) RESTful

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 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 23 (4.57%) MS Exchange
3 16 (3.18%) NServiceBus
4 15 (2.98%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (2.39%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (2.39%) IIS
6 8 (1.59%) CMS
7 7 (1.39%) JBoss
7 7 (1.39%) Umbraco
8 6 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.19%) WebSphere
9 5 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.60%) Apache
11 3 (0.60%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.60%) SAS
11 3 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.40%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 81 (16.10%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.79%) Fireworks
2 9 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.19%) MS Office
4 3 (0.60%) SPSS
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
5 1 (0.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.60%) FastStats
4 2 (0.40%) Magento
5 1 (0.20%) OpenCart
5 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
5 1 (0.20%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 43 (8.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.98%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (1.99%) Office 365
4 5 (0.99%) Google Play
5 4 (0.80%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.40%) IaaS
6 2 (0.40%) PaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (1.99%) SAN
1 10 (1.99%) VLAN
2 9 (1.79%) Firewall
2 9 (1.79%) Internet
3 6 (1.19%) VoIP
4 5 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (0.99%) Cisco IOS
4 5 (0.99%) Intranet
5 4 (0.80%) LAN
5 4 (0.80%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.80%) WAN
6 3 (0.60%) DNS
6 3 (0.60%) FTP
6 3 (0.60%) HTTP
7 2 (0.40%) DHCP
7 2 (0.40%) NAS
8 1 (0.20%) AMQP
8 1 (0.20%) IP Telephony
8 1 (0.20%) SMTP
8 1 (0.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (17.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 83 (16.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 71 (14.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 50 (9.94%) MySQL
5 48 (9.54%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (7.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 39 (7.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 31 (6.16%) Relational Database
8 28 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (4.77%) MongoDB
9 24 (4.77%) SQL Server 2016
10 19 (3.78%) SQL Server 2005
11 15 (2.98%) NoSQL
12 14 (2.78%) Power BI
13 12 (2.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 11 (2.19%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (1.99%) Oracle Database
16 7 (1.39%) QlikView
17 6 (1.19%) RDBMS
18 5 (0.99%) DB2
Development Applications
1 48 (9.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 46 (9.15%) Visual Studio
3 38 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 24 (4.77%) Subversion
5 23 (4.57%) NUnit
6 22 (4.37%) Moq
7 20 (3.98%) Rhino Mocks
7 20 (3.98%) Selenium
8 18 (3.58%) MSTest
9 17 (3.38%) JIRA
10 16 (3.18%) FxCop
10 16 (3.18%) SpecFlow
10 16 (3.18%) StyleCop
10 16 (3.18%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.99%) Jenkins
12 3 (0.60%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.60%) Gradle
12 3 (0.60%) Jasmine
13 1 (0.20%) Mockito
13 1 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 99 (19.68%) Finance
2 16 (3.18%) Advertising
3 14 (2.78%) Banking
4 11 (2.19%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.79%) Marketing
6 8 (1.59%) Games
6 8 (1.59%) Retail
7 4 (0.80%) Corporate Banking
7 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.60%) Billing
8 3 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 1 (0.20%) Automotive
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 345 (68.59%) Developer
2 229 (45.53%) .NET Developer
3 135 (26.84%) C# Developer
4 119 (23.66%) C# .NET Developer
5 87 (17.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 83 (16.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 75 (14.91%) .NET Software Developer
8 65 (12.92%) Software Developer
9 61 (12.13%) Analyst
10 43 (8.55%) SQL Developer
11 41 (8.15%) C# Software Developer
12 34 (6.76%) Web Developer
13 29 (5.77%) Business Intelligence Developer
14 27 (5.37%) DBA
15 25 (4.97%) Junior
15 25 (4.97%) Junior Developer
16 24 (4.77%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
17 23 (4.57%) .NET Web Developer
17 23 (4.57%) SQL DBA
18 20 (3.98%) C# Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 331 (65.81%) .NET
2 234 (46.52%) ASP.NET
3 136 (27.04%) HTML
4 120 (23.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 104 (20.68%) CSS
6 86 (17.10%) AngularJS
7 79 (15.71%) jQuery
8 74 (14.71%) .NET Framework
9 73 (14.51%) ASP.NET Web API
10 71 (14.12%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 70 (13.92%) WCF
12 63 (12.52%) RESTful
12 63 (12.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 58 (11.53%) HTML5
14 53 (10.54%) Web Services
15 47 (9.34%) XML
16 37 (7.36%) CSS3
16 37 (7.36%) Entity Framework
16 37 (7.36%) WPF
17 34 (6.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (4.37%) User Experience
3 21 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 15 (2.98%) Clustering
4 15 (2.98%) Replication
5 14 (2.78%) PMI
6 9 (1.79%) iPad
7 8 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.39%) Fintech
8 7 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.19%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.19%) Tandem
10 5 (0.99%) iPhone
11 4 (0.80%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.60%) Life Science
12 3 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
12 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.60%) Streaming Music
13 2 (0.40%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 94 (18.69%) Windows
2 34 (6.76%) Windows Server
3 31 (6.16%) Linux
4 20 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.19%) Unix
7 10 (1.99%) Android
8 8 (1.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.19%) AIX
9 6 (1.19%) Windows 10
10 3 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (39.36%) MVC
2 178 (35.39%) Agile Software Development
3 108 (21.47%) TDD
4 70 (13.92%) Web Application Development
5 69 (13.72%) Web Development
6 68 (13.52%) Business Intelligence
7 63 (12.52%) Scrum
8 57 (11.33%) Dependency Injection
9 48 (9.54%) BDD
10 44 (8.75%) OO
11 43 (8.55%) Continuous Integration
12 38 (7.55%) Unit Testing
13 35 (6.96%) Kanban
14 30 (5.96%) ETL
15 26 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
16 25 (4.97%) CRM
17 23 (4.57%) Integration Testing
17 23 (4.57%) Project Management
18 22 (4.37%) MVVM
19 20 (3.98%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 318 (63.22%) C#
2 219 (43.54%) SQL
3 98 (19.48%) JavaScript
4 77 (15.31%) T-SQL
5 48 (9.54%) VB.NET
6 31 (6.16%) PHP
7 30 (5.96%) Ruby
8 20 (3.98%) VB
9 17 (3.38%) PowerShell
10 16 (3.18%) Java
11 15 (2.98%) F#
12 13 (2.58%) PHP 5
13 11 (2.19%) VBA
13 11 (2.19%) VBScript
14 8 (1.59%) R
14 8 (1.59%) VB6
15 6 (1.19%) Delphi
16 5 (0.99%) Shell Script
17 4 (0.80%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
18 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 20 (3.98%) Degree
2 14 (2.78%) PMI Certification
3 12 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (1.19%) MCSA
4 6 (1.19%) MCSE
5 3 (0.60%) MCITP
5 3 (0.60%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.40%) CCNA
6 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.40%) MCP
6 2 (0.40%) NCDA
7 1 (0.20%) GIAC
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) MCAD
7 1 (0.20%) MCPD
7 1 (0.20%) MCTS
7 1 (0.20%) SANS
7 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.58%) QA
2 8 (1.59%) HL7
3 4 (0.80%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.40%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (7.36%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.19%) Hyper-V
3 11 (2.19%) vSphere
4 7 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (0.99%) XenApp
6 4 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) NDS
9 1 (0.20%) NetIQ eDirectory
Systems Management
1 15 (2.98%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 15 (2.98%) Kibana
1 15 (2.98%) WSUS
2 6 (1.19%) Ganglia
2 6 (1.19%) Netcool
2 6 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (0.80%) Backup Exec
3 4 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (0.40%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.20%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.20%) Galera Cluster
5 1 (0.20%) MobiControl
5 1 (0.20%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 191 (37.97%) Microsoft
2 38 (7.55%) Oracle
3 28 (5.57%) VMware
4 18 (3.58%) Cisco
5 13 (2.58%) Tableau
6 11 (2.19%) Cognos
6 11 (2.19%) Hyperion
7 10 (1.99%) Google
8 7 (1.39%) Symantec
9 6 (1.19%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.19%) Citrix
9 6 (1.19%) EMC
10 5 (0.99%) IBM
10 5 (0.99%) Sitecore
10 5 (0.99%) Xamarin
10 5 (0.99%) Zend
11 4 (0.80%) HP
11 4 (0.80%) NetApp
11 4 (0.80%) Sage
11 4 (0.80%) Sophos
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £33000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
The People Network
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sandbach, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + bonus + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Recann
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £20000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Congleton, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30k
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago