Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 -1
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 535 503 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.02% 17.91% 22.31%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 66.13% 57.82% 70.10%
Number of salaries quoted 452 470 465
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -12.50%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,725 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,750 £57,500 £48,750
North West median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 809 870 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 30.28% 30.98% 31.82%
Number of salaries quoted 662 721 627
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £55,000
North West median annual salary £45,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +2 203 £45,000 +12.50% 19
Chester +3 67 £40,000 - 18
Wilmslow 0 60 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Nantwich +7 43 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Crewe 0 33 £42,500 +12.58% 4
Knutsford +8 28 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Macclesfield +7 20 £37,500 -6.25% 6
Daresbury +5 14 - -
Northwich -4 9 £45,000 +50.00%
Runcorn -2 7 £42,500 +30.77% 3
Sandbach +12 5 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Ellesmere Port +6 5 £36,500 -18.89% 1
Frodsham - 3 £26,000 -
Alderley Edge +3 2 £37,500 -6.25%
Congleton -1 1 £55,000 +76.00% 1
Widnes - 1 £26,000 - 1
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 310 (57.94%) .NET
2 305 (57.01%) C#
3 258 (48.22%) Microsoft
4 247 (46.17%) SQL
5 237 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
6 215 (40.19%) MVC
7 202 (37.76%) ASP.NET
8 175 (32.71%) JavaScript
9 167 (31.21%) HTML
10 165 (30.84%) AngularJS
11 144 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
12 143 (26.73%) CSS
13 113 (21.12%) ASP.NET Web API
14 107 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
15 106 (19.81%) Scrum
16 98 (18.32%) T-SQL
17 96 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
18 92 (17.20%) TDD
19 88 (16.45%) Windows
20 79 (14.77%) OO
20 79 (14.77%) jQuery
21 77 (14.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
22 76 (14.21%) SQL Server 2016
23 72 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
23 72 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
24 71 (13.27%) .NET Framework
25 68 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
25 68 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
26 67 (12.52%) Visual Studio
26 67 (12.52%) Finance

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 19 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.18%) IIS
3 11 (2.06%) Umbraco
4 8 (1.50%) MS Exchange
5 7 (1.31%) CMS
6 6 (1.12%) OpenEdge
7 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (0.93%) NServiceBus
7 5 (0.93%) SAS
8 3 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.56%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.37%) Apache
9 2 (0.37%) Confluence
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.75%) SPSS
5 3 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.19%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.12%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.56%) FastStats
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 44 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (5.23%) GitHub
4 24 (4.49%) Office 365
5 8 (1.50%) DigitalOcean
5 8 (1.50%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.37%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.37%) NuGet
6 2 (0.37%) SaaS
7 1 (0.19%) Azure Machine Learning
7 1 (0.19%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 28 (5.23%) Internet
2 25 (4.67%) Hyperconnected
3 12 (2.24%) DNS
3 12 (2.24%) Network Security
4 9 (1.68%) FTP
4 9 (1.68%) HTTP
5 8 (1.50%) Firewall
5 8 (1.50%) SAN
5 8 (1.50%) SSH
6 6 (1.12%) DHCP
6 6 (1.12%) SMTP
6 6 (1.12%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.93%) VPN
8 4 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (0.56%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (0.37%) LAN
10 2 (0.37%) NAS
10 2 (0.37%) Skype
10 2 (0.37%) SMS
10 2 (0.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (14.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 76 (14.21%) SQL Server 2016
3 68 (12.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 60 (11.21%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (10.28%) MongoDB
6 53 (9.91%) MySQL
7 46 (8.60%) Relational Database
8 37 (6.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 34 (6.36%) NoSQL
10 30 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (5.23%) RavenDB
12 27 (5.05%) MariaDB
13 24 (4.49%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (2.43%) QlikView
15 12 (2.24%) Power BI
16 11 (2.06%) OLAP
16 11 (2.06%) OLAP Cube
16 11 (2.06%) RDBMS
16 11 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (2.06%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (12.52%) Visual Studio
2 61 (11.40%) Git (software)
3 42 (7.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 18 (3.36%) PHPUnit
5 15 (2.80%) NUnit
6 13 (2.43%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.43%) JIRA
7 12 (2.24%) Selenium
8 10 (1.87%) Subversion
9 7 (1.31%) WebDriver
10 6 (1.12%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.93%) Octopus Deploy
12 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.56%) MSTest
13 3 (0.56%) Zephyr
14 2 (0.37%) FxCop
14 2 (0.37%) Gradle
14 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
14 2 (0.37%) StyleCop
General
1 67 (12.52%) Finance
2 58 (10.84%) Advertising
3 20 (3.74%) Games
4 19 (3.55%) Retail
5 9 (1.68%) Banking
6 7 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.12%) Marketing
7 6 (1.12%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.93%) Legal
9 4 (0.75%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 1 (0.19%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 362 (67.66%) Developer
2 219 (40.93%) .NET Developer
3 110 (20.56%) C# Developer
4 92 (17.20%) C# .NET Developer
5 60 (11.21%) Software Developer
6 50 (9.35%) Senior Developer
7 47 (8.79%) SQL Developer
8 43 (8.04%) DBA
9 39 (7.29%) C# Software Developer
10 38 (7.10%) .NET Software Developer
11 37 (6.92%) Analyst
12 31 (5.79%) ASP.NET Developer
12 31 (5.79%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 30 (5.61%) Senior .NET Developer
13 30 (5.61%) Senior Software Developer
14 29 (5.42%) SQL DBA
15 27 (5.05%) PHP Developer
16 26 (4.86%) Internet Developer
16 26 (4.86%) Senior C# Developer
17 25 (4.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (57.94%) .NET
2 202 (37.76%) ASP.NET
3 167 (31.21%) HTML
4 165 (30.84%) AngularJS
5 144 (26.92%) ASP.NET MVC
6 143 (26.73%) CSS
7 113 (21.12%) ASP.NET Web API
8 79 (14.77%) jQuery
9 72 (13.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 71 (13.27%) .NET Framework
11 63 (11.78%) Web Services
12 59 (11.03%) WCF
13 54 (10.09%) HTML5
14 47 (8.79%) RESTful
15 41 (7.66%) .NET Core
16 40 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC 5
17 39 (7.29%) WinForms
18 37 (6.92%) CSS3
18 37 (6.92%) REST
19 32 (5.98%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 62 (11.59%) Enterprise Software
2 51 (9.53%) Greenfield Project
3 35 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 10 (1.87%) Fintech
6 10 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.31%) Clustering
8 7 (1.31%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.31%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.31%) N-Tier
9 6 (1.12%) Replication
10 4 (0.75%) Data Centre
10 4 (0.75%) NHS
10 4 (0.75%) PMI
10 4 (0.75%) User Experience
11 3 (0.56%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (16.45%) Windows
2 53 (9.91%) Linux
3 40 (7.48%) Windows Server
4 32 (5.98%) Unix
5 21 (3.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (3.93%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.68%) Android
7 6 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.75%) AIX
9 4 (0.75%) CentOS
9 4 (0.75%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.19%) HPUX
11 1 (0.19%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (44.30%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (40.19%) MVC
3 107 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 106 (19.81%) Scrum
5 96 (17.94%) Continuous Integration
6 92 (17.20%) TDD
7 79 (14.77%) OO
8 68 (12.71%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (12.34%) Web Application Development
10 59 (11.03%) ETL
11 52 (9.72%) Dependency Injection
12 49 (9.16%) Decision-Making
13 40 (7.48%) Web Development
14 39 (7.29%) Data Analysis
15 37 (6.92%) Kanban
16 35 (6.54%) Unit Testing
17 34 (6.36%) Performance Tuning
18 31 (5.79%) High Availability
19 30 (5.61%) Test Automation
20 29 (5.42%) API Integration
Programming Languages
1 305 (57.01%) C#
2 247 (46.17%) SQL
3 175 (32.71%) JavaScript
4 98 (18.32%) T-SQL
5 36 (6.73%) PHP
6 27 (5.05%) PowerShell
7 22 (4.11%) VB
8 21 (3.93%) VB.NET
9 19 (3.55%) Java
10 14 (2.62%) Python
11 12 (2.24%) VBA
12 11 (2.06%) TypeScript
13 9 (1.68%) VB6
14 8 (1.50%) Ruby
15 6 (1.12%) Perl
15 6 (1.12%) Progress 4GL
15 6 (1.12%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.56%) C
16 3 (0.56%) MATLAB
16 3 (0.56%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 48 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (6.17%) MCSE
3 28 (5.23%) Degree
4 13 (2.43%) Security Cleared
5 12 (2.24%) MCP
6 7 (1.31%) CCNA
6 7 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.56%) CISSP
9 2 (0.37%) ISEB
9 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.37%) MCITP
10 1 (0.19%) CCNP
10 1 (0.19%) OCP
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.18%) QA
2 11 (2.06%) GDPR
3 6 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (2.43%) vSphere
3 12 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.31%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.12%) XenApp
5 6 (1.12%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.75%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.56%) Corosync
7 3 (0.56%) Firmware
8 1 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (1.87%) Ansible
1 10 (1.87%) Terraform
2 6 (1.12%) SQL Sentry
3 3 (0.56%) HAProxy
3 3 (0.56%) HP ALM
3 3 (0.56%) Icinga
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.56%) Nagios
3 3 (0.56%) Opsview
3 3 (0.56%) Pacemaker
3 3 (0.56%) WSUS
4 2 (0.37%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.37%) SCCM
5 1 (0.19%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.19%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.19%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.19%) Kibana
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.19%) Puppet
5 1 (0.19%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 258 (48.22%) Microsoft
2 26 (4.86%) Oracle
3 25 (4.67%) Facebook
4 22 (4.11%) Citrix
4 22 (4.11%) VMware
5 18 (3.36%) New Relic
6 14 (2.62%) Google
7 7 (1.31%) Twitter
8 6 (1.12%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.12%) Cognos
8 6 (1.12%) HP
8 6 (1.12%) Progress
8 6 (1.12%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.12%) RedGate
8 6 (1.12%) Xamarin
9 4 (0.75%) Hyperion
9 4 (0.75%) McAfee
9 4 (0.75%) Splunk
9 4 (0.75%) Sybase
9 4 (0.75%) Tableau