Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Chester 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)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2 -3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 67 51 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 24.28% 18.41% 17.33%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 54.47% 42.86% 50.49%
Number of salaries quoted 67 46 48
Chester median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +13.48% -21.67%
10th Percentile £27,300 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £56,000 £52,500 £51,625
Cheshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +9.38% +14.29% -12.50%

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 Chester with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills.

All Database and Business Intelligence Skills
Chester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for database or business intelligence skills 123 119 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 44.57% 42.96% 34.33%
Number of salaries quoted 111 104 92
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,500 £24,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £55,000 £57,500
Cheshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% +13.33% -6.25%

SQL Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

Job postings citing SQL Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Chester.

Job vacancy trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester.

Salary trend for SQL Server in Chester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Chester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing SQL Server in Chester over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Chester

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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 53 (79.10%) SQL
2 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
3 40 (59.70%) C#
4 36 (53.73%) .NET
5 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (46.27%) MVC
7 29 (43.28%) T-SQL
8 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
9 20 (29.85%) TDD
9 20 (29.85%) .NET Framework
9 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
10 18 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
11 17 (25.37%) ETL
11 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
11 17 (25.37%) Data Analysis
12 16 (23.88%) SOAP
13 15 (22.39%) Windows
13 15 (22.39%) Data Modelling
14 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
14 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 13 (19.40%) WCF
15 13 (19.40%) Web Services
15 13 (19.40%) HTML
16 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
16 11 (16.42%) BDD
16 11 (16.42%) Kanban
16 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
16 11 (16.42%) RESTful
17 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services

SQL Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 8 (11.94%) Umbraco
2 4 (5.97%) CMS
2 4 (5.97%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.48%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.49%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.97%) Office 365
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (1.49%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.99%) Skype
1 2 (2.99%) SMS
1 2 (2.99%) WebEx
2 1 (1.49%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.90%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (20.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (14.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (11.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.97%) MySQL
5 3 (4.48%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (4.48%) QlikView
5 3 (4.48%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (1.49%) DB2
7 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (25.37%) Visual Studio
2 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.48%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 7 (10.45%) Retail
2 5 (7.46%) Games
3 3 (4.48%) Legal
4 1 (1.49%) Finance
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 53 (79.10%) Developer
2 24 (35.82%) .NET Developer
3 17 (25.37%) C# .NET Developer
3 17 (25.37%) C# Developer
4 14 (20.90%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 13 (19.40%) Software Developer
6 12 (17.91%) Senior Developer
7 10 (14.93%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (14.93%) Business Developer
7 10 (14.93%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (14.93%) SQL Developer
8 9 (13.43%) .NET Software Developer
8 9 (13.43%) C# Software Developer
8 9 (13.43%) Senior Software Developer
9 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Senior .NET Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Senior C# ASP.NET Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Senior C# Developer
10 7 (10.45%) Senior C# Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (53.73%) .NET
2 23 (34.33%) ASP.NET
3 20 (29.85%) .NET Framework
3 20 (29.85%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (23.88%) SOAP
5 13 (19.40%) HTML
5 13 (19.40%) WCF
5 13 (19.40%) Web Services
6 11 (16.42%) RESTful
7 10 (14.93%) CSS
8 9 (13.43%) jQuery
9 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
9 8 (11.94%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (10.45%) XML
11 6 (8.96%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (4.48%) ASP.NET Web Forms
12 3 (4.48%) Entity Framework
12 3 (4.48%) JSON
12 3 (4.48%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.97%) Data Structures
1 4 (5.97%) NHS
1 4 (5.97%) PMI
2 3 (4.48%) Computer Science
2 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.48%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.99%) EPoS
4 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) Fintech
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.39%) Windows
2 2 (2.99%) Android
2 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
2 2 (2.99%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.49%) AIX
3 1 (1.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.49%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.27%) MVC
3 20 (29.85%) TDD
4 18 (26.87%) Business Intelligence
5 17 (25.37%) Data Analysis
5 17 (25.37%) ETL
6 15 (22.39%) Data Modelling
7 11 (16.42%) BDD
7 11 (16.42%) Kanban
8 9 (13.43%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (13.43%) Unit Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Acceptance Criteria
9 8 (11.94%) Decision-Making
9 8 (11.94%) Scrum
9 8 (11.94%) Web Development
10 6 (8.96%) OOP
10 6 (8.96%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 5 (7.46%) Dashboard Development
11 5 (7.46%) Data Security
12 4 (5.97%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 53 (79.10%) SQL
2 40 (59.70%) C#
3 29 (43.28%) T-SQL
4 18 (26.87%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.97%) Java
6 3 (4.48%) PHP
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
8 1 (1.49%) BeanShell
8 1 (1.49%) Delphi
8 1 (1.49%) F#
8 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.49%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Degree
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.97%) PMI Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.49%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) QA
2 3 (4.48%) GDPR
System Software
1 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) Kibana
1 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) Microsoft
2 7 (10.45%) Google
3 4 (5.97%) Twitter
4 3 (4.48%) CyberArk
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
4 3 (4.48%) Sitecore
4 3 (4.48%) Sybase
5 1 (1.49%) HP
5 1 (1.49%) IBM
5 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) Novell
5 1 (1.49%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.49%) Ping Identity
5 1 (1.49%) SAP
5 1 (1.49%) Sun