Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 8 9
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 79 57 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 22.64% 19.79% 17.32%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 53.02% 52.29% 38.71%
Number of salaries quoted 74 59 84
Chester median annual salary £42,500 £36,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.06% -20.00% +28.57%
10th Percentile £28,175 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,750 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +21.43% -12.50% +6.67%

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 149 109 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 42.69% 37.85% 44.74%
Number of salaries quoted 134 97 161
Chester median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% +28.57%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,250
90th Percentile £55,875 £57,500 £60,750
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +3.90%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Chester region with a requirement for SQL Server.

1 59 (74.68%) .NET
2 58 (73.42%) C#
3 50 (63.29%) ASP.NET
4 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (53.16%) MVC
6 40 (50.63%) HTML
7 38 (48.10%) SQL
8 36 (45.57%) CSS
9 32 (40.51%) T-SQL
9 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
10 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC
11 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
12 26 (32.91%) jQuery
13 23 (29.11%) Web Services
14 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
15 17 (21.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 16 (20.25%) TDD
16 16 (20.25%) WCF
16 16 (20.25%) .NET Framework
16 16 (20.25%) SOAP
16 16 (20.25%) HTML5
16 16 (20.25%) Entity Framework
16 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
16 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
16 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2016
17 14 (17.72%) BDD
17 14 (17.72%) Web Development
18 13 (16.46%) CMS
19 12 (15.19%) XML
19 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio

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 13 (16.46%) CMS
2 9 (11.39%) Umbraco
3 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.06%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.53%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.27%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 2 (2.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.33%) Intranet
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 16 (20.25%) SQL Server 2016
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (7.59%) NoSQL
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.33%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 5 (6.33%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (5.06%) DB2
6 3 (3.80%) Big Data
6 3 (3.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.53%) Data Lake
7 2 (2.53%) Data Mining
7 2 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.53%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.53%) MySQL
7 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.27%) Power BI
8 1 (1.27%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.27%) QlikView
8 1 (1.27%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Visual Studio
2 9 (11.39%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.13%) Jenkins
4 7 (8.86%) Grunt
4 7 (8.86%) gulp
5 6 (7.59%) JIRA
6 4 (5.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (5.06%) Bitbucket
7 2 (2.53%) Gradle
7 2 (2.53%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.27%) Subversion
8 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (12.66%) Games
2 9 (11.39%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 64 (81.01%) Developer
2 39 (49.37%) .NET Developer
3 17 (21.52%) ASP.NET Developer
3 17 (21.52%) C# Developer
4 16 (20.25%) C# .NET Developer
5 9 (11.39%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (10.13%) Web Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.33%) EDI Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) EDI Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.33%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (5.06%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Integration Developer
9 4 (5.06%) Lead Developer
9 4 (5.06%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
10 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Java Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (74.68%) .NET
2 50 (63.29%) ASP.NET
3 40 (50.63%) HTML
4 36 (45.57%) CSS
5 31 (39.24%) ASP.NET MVC
6 26 (32.91%) jQuery
7 23 (29.11%) Web Services
8 19 (24.05%) AngularJS
9 17 (21.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 16 (20.25%) .NET Framework
10 16 (20.25%) Entity Framework
10 16 (20.25%) HTML5
10 16 (20.25%) SOAP
10 16 (20.25%) WCF
11 12 (15.19%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 12 (15.19%) CSS3
11 12 (15.19%) RESTful
11 12 (15.19%) XML
12 10 (12.66%) ASP.NET Web API
13 9 (11.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.33%) FMCG
2 4 (5.06%) Fintech
2 4 (5.06%) User Experience
2 4 (5.06%) W3C
3 2 (2.53%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.80%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
2 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) Unix
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (58.23%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (53.16%) MVC
3 16 (20.25%) TDD
4 14 (17.72%) BDD
4 14 (17.72%) Web Development
5 10 (12.66%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.39%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (10.13%) DevOps
8 7 (8.86%) Open Source
8 7 (8.86%) Project Management
8 7 (8.86%) Web Application Development
9 6 (7.59%) Acceptance Criteria
9 6 (7.59%) Collaborative Working
9 6 (7.59%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (7.59%) Secure Coding
10 5 (6.33%) ITIL
10 5 (6.33%) Translating Business Requirements
11 4 (5.06%) ETL
11 4 (5.06%) OOP
11 4 (5.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 58 (73.42%) C#
2 38 (48.10%) SQL
3 32 (40.51%) T-SQL
4 30 (37.97%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.66%) Java
6 9 (11.39%) XPath
7 8 (10.13%) C
8 7 (8.86%) C++
9 6 (7.59%) Ruby
10 3 (3.80%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) Ambari
1 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (40.51%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.59%) Google
3 5 (6.33%) SAP
4 4 (5.06%) Twitter
5 2 (2.53%) Hortonworks
5 2 (2.53%) Oracle
5 2 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.27%) Sage
6 1 (1.27%) Tableau
6 1 (1.27%) Teradata
6 1 (1.27%) VMware