Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 6 5
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 +9
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 96 57 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 23.08% 21.43% 21.73%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 51.34% 55.88% 48.82%
Number of salaries quoted 89 59 86
Chester median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +28.57%
10th Percentile £29,300 £26,250 £29,000
90th Percentile £55,000 £47,500 £52,500
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £36,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +16.44% -3.95% +1.33%

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 187 102 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Chester 44.95% 38.35% 44.50%
Number of salaries quoted 163 86 158
Chester median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% -11.11% +20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,000 £58,125 £60,750
Cheshire median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +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 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for SQL Server in Chester

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 72 (75.00%) .NET
2 70 (72.92%) C#
3 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (57.29%) ASP.NET
5 46 (47.92%) SQL
6 44 (45.83%) MVC
7 43 (44.79%) HTML
8 40 (41.67%) T-SQL
9 36 (37.50%) JavaScript
10 35 (36.46%) CSS
11 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
12 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (29.17%) Web Services
14 27 (28.13%) TDD
15 25 (26.04%) BDD
15 25 (26.04%) RESTful
15 25 (26.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
17 22 (22.92%) jQuery
17 22 (22.92%) SOAP
18 21 (21.88%) AngularJS
19 20 (20.83%) WCF
19 20 (20.83%) Entity Framework
19 20 (20.83%) .NET Framework
20 18 (18.75%) Games
20 18 (18.75%) Web Development
21 16 (16.67%) HTML5
21 16 (16.67%) CMS
22 15 (15.63%) XML
23 14 (14.58%) Business Intelligence

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 16 (16.67%) CMS
2 12 (12.50%) Umbraco
3 5 (5.21%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.08%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.04%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.08%) Magento
2 1 (1.04%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (5.21%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.21%) Intranet
2 2 (2.08%) DHCP
2 2 (2.08%) DNS
2 2 (2.08%) LAN
2 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.08%) VLAN
2 2 (2.08%) VPN
2 2 (2.08%) WAN
3 1 (1.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 13 (13.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.29%) Big Data
5 7 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (7.29%) Power BI
5 7 (7.29%) QlikView
5 7 (7.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 6 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.21%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 5 (5.21%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (5.21%) Data Mining
7 5 (5.21%) Qlik Sense
7 5 (5.21%) Snowflake Schema
8 4 (4.17%) MySQL
9 2 (2.08%) Data Lake
9 2 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 7 (7.29%) Grunt
2 7 (7.29%) gulp
3 6 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 6 (6.25%) JIRA
3 6 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.08%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (18.75%) Games
2 7 (7.29%) Finance
3 5 (5.21%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (79.17%) Developer
2 53 (55.21%) .NET Developer
3 22 (22.92%) C# Developer
4 21 (21.88%) C# .NET Developer
5 15 (15.63%) ASP.NET Developer
6 10 (10.42%) Web Developer
7 8 (8.33%) Analyst
8 7 (7.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Lead Developer
8 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
9 6 (6.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 5 (5.21%) EDI Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) EDI Systems Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Lead
12 3 (3.13%) Architect
12 3 (3.13%) Senior .NET Developer
13 2 (2.08%) .NET Web Developer
13 2 (2.08%) Product Manager
13 2 (2.08%) Senior C# Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (75.00%) .NET
2 55 (57.29%) ASP.NET
3 43 (44.79%) HTML
4 35 (36.46%) CSS
5 31 (32.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 28 (29.17%) Web Services
7 25 (26.04%) RESTful
7 25 (26.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 22 (22.92%) jQuery
8 22 (22.92%) SOAP
9 21 (21.88%) AngularJS
10 20 (20.83%) .NET Framework
10 20 (20.83%) Entity Framework
10 20 (20.83%) WCF
11 16 (16.67%) HTML5
12 15 (15.63%) XML
13 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
13 14 (14.58%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (12.50%) Code First Entity Framework
14 12 (12.50%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) W3C
2 3 (3.13%) User Experience
3 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.04%) Fintech
4 1 (1.04%) FMCG
4 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.25%) Windows
2 4 (4.17%) Windows Server
3 2 (2.08%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.04%) AIX
4 1 (1.04%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.83%) MVC
3 27 (28.13%) TDD
4 25 (26.04%) BDD
5 18 (18.75%) Web Development
6 14 (14.58%) Acceptance Criteria
6 14 (14.58%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (13.54%) Collaborative Working
7 13 (13.54%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (13.54%) Secure Coding
7 13 (13.54%) Web Application Development
8 10 (10.42%) Mentoring
8 10 (10.42%) Project Management
9 8 (8.33%) ETL
10 7 (7.29%) Data Analysis
10 7 (7.29%) Visualisation
11 6 (6.25%) Analytics
11 6 (6.25%) DevOps
12 5 (5.21%) Open Source
12 5 (5.21%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 70 (72.92%) C#
2 46 (47.92%) SQL
3 40 (41.67%) T-SQL
4 36 (37.50%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.50%) Ruby
6 9 (9.38%) XPath
7 7 (7.29%) Java
8 6 (6.25%) C
8 6 (6.25%) PHP
9 5 (5.21%) C++
10 1 (1.04%) BeanShell
10 1 (1.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 1 (1.04%) CISSP
2 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.04%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.08%) Ambari
1 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 34 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Google
3 6 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.25%) SAP
4 5 (5.21%) Tableau
4 5 (5.21%) Twitter
5 3 (3.13%) VMware
6 2 (2.08%) Hortonworks
6 2 (2.08%) Zend
7 1 (1.04%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.04%) HP
7 1 (1.04%) IBM
7 1 (1.04%) Novell
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle
7 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.04%) Sage
7 1 (1.04%) Sun
7 1 (1.04%) Sybase