Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 8 7
Rank change year-on-year +1 -1 -2
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 347 601 514
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 16.42% 17.92% 22.85%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 62.75% 54.74% 67.72%
Number of salaries quoted 264 517 495
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +8.97% -2.50%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £55,000 £51,500
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 553 1,098 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 26.17% 32.74% 33.75%
Number of salaries quoted 396 869 641
Cheshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £59,000 £57,500
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 26 April 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 26 April 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 -4 89 £42,000 -6.67% 23
Chester +4 37 £35,000 -22.22% 13
Nantwich -1 36 £41,250 +27.91% 5
Wilmslow -2 34 £45,000 +5.88% 4
Knutsford +15 30 £54,000 +6.93% 3
Macclesfield +2 23 £45,000 +5.88% 2
Crewe -2 19 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Northwich +8 18 £35,000 -3.45% 2
Daresbury - 17 - -
Runcorn +4 5 £38,000 -
Ellesmere Port +1 5 £36,250 -17.14%
Congleton +3 2 £55,000 +57.14%
Widnes - 2 £26,000 -
Frodsham - 1 £32,500 -
SQL Server
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 182 (52.45%) .NET
2 180 (51.87%) SQL
3 177 (51.01%) C#
4 121 (34.87%) MVC
5 115 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
6 111 (31.99%) Microsoft
7 107 (30.84%) ASP.NET
8 98 (28.24%) JavaScript
9 90 (25.94%) HTML
10 87 (25.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 82 (23.63%) AngularJS
12 72 (20.75%) CSS
13 69 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
14 65 (18.73%) Finance
14 65 (18.73%) Windows
15 62 (17.87%) Web Services
16 60 (17.29%) T-SQL
17 59 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 54 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 53 (15.27%) .NET Framework
19 53 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
20 52 (14.99%) OO
21 50 (14.41%) MySQL
22 48 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
23 46 (13.26%) Scrum
24 45 (12.97%) Linux
25 44 (12.68%) DevOps
26 42 (12.10%) jQuery
27 41 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
28 40 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API

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 16 (4.61%) Confluence
2 10 (2.88%) IIS
3 6 (1.73%) NServiceBus
4 5 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.15%) SAS
5 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.86%) Apache
6 3 (0.86%) CMS
6 3 (0.86%) Umbraco
6 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.58%) Kentico
7 2 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.29%) JBoss
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.02%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (1.44%) FLEXCUBE
3 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.29%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 69 (19.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 41 (11.82%) Amazon AWS
3 24 (6.92%) GitHub
4 21 (6.05%) Amazon EC2
4 21 (6.05%) Amazon S3
4 21 (6.05%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 14 (4.03%) Serverless
6 11 (3.17%) AWS Lambda
6 11 (3.17%) Datadog
6 11 (3.17%) Slack
7 10 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (2.59%) SaaS
9 8 (2.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 8 (2.31%) Office 365
10 4 (1.15%) Google Analytics
10 4 (1.15%) IaaS
11 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.29%) Dialogflow
12 1 (0.29%) Wit.ai
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.59%) Internet
2 7 (2.02%) Hyperconnected
3 6 (1.73%) LAN
3 6 (1.73%) WAN
4 5 (1.44%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.15%) DHCP
5 4 (1.15%) DNS
5 4 (1.15%) Firewall
6 3 (0.86%) SAN
6 3 (0.86%) VLAN
7 2 (0.58%) SMS
8 1 (0.29%) FTP
8 1 (0.29%) HTTP
8 1 (0.29%) Modbus
8 1 (0.29%) SMTP
8 1 (0.29%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (17.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 54 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 50 (14.41%) MySQL
4 36 (10.37%) SQL Server 2016
5 34 (9.80%) Data Warehouse
6 32 (9.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 27 (7.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 26 (7.49%) Power BI
8 26 (7.49%) Relational Database
9 25 (7.20%) MariaDB
10 21 (6.05%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
12 18 (5.19%) MongoDB
13 14 (4.03%) Big Data
14 13 (3.75%) NoSQL
15 12 (3.46%) PostgreSQL
15 12 (3.46%) RavenDB
16 10 (2.88%) Oracle Database
16 10 (2.88%) RDBMS
17 9 (2.59%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 32 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 31 (8.93%) Visual Studio
3 30 (8.65%) Git (software)
4 19 (5.48%) JIRA
5 15 (4.32%) Jenkins
5 15 (4.32%) TeamCity
6 10 (2.88%) Bitbucket
6 10 (2.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (1.44%) Protractor
8 4 (1.15%) Grunt
8 4 (1.15%) gulp
8 4 (1.15%) SoapUI
8 4 (1.15%) TestRail
9 3 (0.86%) Mercurial
9 3 (0.86%) NUnit
10 2 (0.58%) git-flow
10 2 (0.58%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.58%) JSHint
10 2 (0.58%) LabVIEW
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 65 (18.73%) Finance
2 39 (11.24%) Banking
3 22 (6.34%) Advertising
4 16 (4.61%) Investment Banking
5 13 (3.75%) Law
6 6 (1.73%) Games
7 5 (1.44%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.44%) Marketing
8 3 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.86%) Retail
9 2 (0.58%) Electronics
9 2 (0.58%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.29%) Back Office
10 1 (0.29%) German Language
10 1 (0.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 229 (65.99%) Developer
2 103 (29.68%) .NET Developer
3 70 (20.17%) C# Developer
4 46 (13.26%) C# .NET Developer
5 40 (11.53%) Analyst
6 34 (9.80%) Senior Developer
7 26 (7.49%) DBA
7 26 (7.49%) SQL DBA
7 26 (7.49%) SQL Developer
8 22 (6.34%) Software Developer
9 17 (4.90%) ASP.NET Developer
9 17 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 17 (4.90%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 16 (4.61%) PHP Developer
10 16 (4.61%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.03%) Applications Support
12 13 (3.75%) Senior .NET Developer
12 13 (3.75%) SQL Server Developer
13 12 (3.46%) Senior C# Developer
14 11 (3.17%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (52.45%) .NET
2 107 (30.84%) ASP.NET
3 90 (25.94%) HTML
4 87 (25.07%) ASP.NET MVC
5 82 (23.63%) AngularJS
6 72 (20.75%) CSS
7 62 (17.87%) Web Services
8 53 (15.27%) .NET Framework
9 42 (12.10%) jQuery
10 40 (11.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 36 (10.37%) REST
12 32 (9.22%) HTML5
13 29 (8.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 28 (8.07%) .NET Core
14 28 (8.07%) WCF
15 27 (7.78%) Entity Framework
16 25 (7.20%) RESTful
17 22 (6.34%) ASP.NET MVC 5
18 21 (6.05%) Laravel
19 20 (5.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (9.80%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (8.36%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (8.07%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (6.34%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (4.90%) Fintech
6 13 (3.75%) Clustering
7 11 (3.17%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (2.31%) Data Centre
9 7 (2.02%) Replication
10 6 (1.73%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.73%) PMI
10 6 (1.73%) User Experience
11 4 (1.15%) Credit Risk
11 4 (1.15%) Mainframe
12 3 (0.86%) Life Science
12 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.86%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (0.58%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 65 (18.73%) Windows
2 45 (12.97%) Linux
3 22 (6.34%) Windows Server
4 15 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (3.17%) Unix
6 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.86%) Android
8 3 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.58%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.29%) AIX
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) SUSE
10 1 (0.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.29%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.87%) MVC
2 115 (33.14%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (15.27%) Problem-Solving
4 52 (14.99%) OO
5 48 (13.83%) Business Intelligence
6 46 (13.26%) Scrum
7 44 (12.68%) DevOps
8 37 (10.66%) ETL
9 30 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
10 27 (7.78%) Project Management
10 27 (7.78%) TDD
11 25 (7.20%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (7.20%) Web Application Development
12 22 (6.34%) Software Engineering
13 21 (6.05%) API Integration
13 21 (6.05%) Computer Science
13 21 (6.05%) Multithreading
14 18 (5.19%) CRM
15 17 (4.90%) Release Management
16 16 (4.61%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (51.87%) SQL
2 177 (51.01%) C#
3 98 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 60 (17.29%) T-SQL
5 20 (5.76%) PHP
6 17 (4.90%) Java
7 14 (4.03%) PowerShell
8 13 (3.75%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.75%) TypeScript
9 12 (3.46%) VB.NET
10 11 (3.17%) R
11 9 (2.59%) VBScript
12 7 (2.02%) X++
13 6 (1.73%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.44%) Python
14 5 (1.44%) VBA
15 3 (0.86%) C
15 3 (0.86%) C++
16 2 (0.58%) MATLAB
17 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (10.66%) Degree
2 6 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (1.73%) PMI Certification
3 5 (1.44%) MCSD
4 3 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (0.86%) ISEB
4 3 (0.86%) Numerate Degree
4 3 (0.86%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.29%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.29%) MCSA
6 1 (0.29%) MCSE
6 1 (0.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.59%) Data Quality
2 8 (2.31%) QA
3 7 (2.02%) SLA
4 4 (1.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (5.19%) Docker
2 14 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.58%) HDFS
6 1 (0.29%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (3.46%) Ansible
2 11 (3.17%) Terraform
3 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
3 8 (2.31%) SQL Sentry
4 3 (0.86%) Backup Exec
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.86%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (0.58%) SCCM
6 1 (0.29%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.29%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.29%) MobiControl
6 1 (0.29%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 111 (31.99%) Microsoft
2 35 (10.09%) Oracle
3 20 (5.76%) VMware
4 12 (3.46%) Facebook
5 10 (2.88%) Tableau
5 10 (2.88%) YouTube
6 9 (2.59%) RedGate
7 7 (2.02%) AppDynamics
7 7 (2.02%) IBM
8 6 (1.73%) Google
8 6 (1.73%) Sage
8 6 (1.73%) Teradata
8 6 (1.73%) webMethods
9 5 (1.44%) EMC
9 5 (1.44%) SAP
10 4 (1.15%) Software AG
11 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.86%) Citrix
11 3 (0.86%) Cognos
11 3 (0.86%) Symantec